1….GLORY…..(John 17:5) Glorify me with the ‘Glory that I had with you before the world existed.’
He gave up the ADORATION OF THE SAINTS AND ANGELS when HE came into this world.
2…HIS INDEPENDENT AUTHORITY…..(John 5:30) Jesus said “ I can do nothing on my own.”
He brought Himself into a different relationship with the Father, where ALL of His activites and actions had to be cleared in that UNUSUAL WAY. THOUGH EQUAL WITH THE FATHER, now UNIQUELY SUBMISSIVE to HIM.
3…HE RELEASED THE VOLUNTARY EXERCISE OF HIS DIVINE ATTRIBUTES.
Compare John 1: 43-51 with Matthew 24:36 to see how Jesus sometimes was Omniscient and sometimes not.
I just want you to try to imagine for a moment the treatment that the Son of God the King of the Universe gets in Heaven…Yet.. 2Co 8:9 says …”though He was rich yet for Your sake He bacame poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich.”
5…HE GAVE UP HIS INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER.
Who can describe the fellowship that exists between the First and Second Person of the Trinity? And to hear Jesus on the cross in Math 27:46, shouting “MY GOD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME ?”
HE MADE HIMSELF NOTHING FOR YOU AND FOR ME
If this is not Love, then I don’t know what is..