Amandus Polanus on Christ’s exaltation

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The exaltation of the assumed nature to the highest and unspeakable dignity, is that honour, which the person of the Son of God hath communicated to the nature assumed, so that he hath exalted it above all Angels & men, whom he surpasseth, and excelleth by most far and unspeakable degrees. Heb. 14. Mat. 28.18. John. 17.2. Phil. 2.9. Ephes. 1.20.22.

That exaltation consisteth chiefly in these three points.

1. In the personal union with the word: because the human nature is assumed into the unity of the person of Gods son: so that it is the proper flesh of the eternal Son of God, Heb. 2.16.

2. In the gifts, because it hath the fullness of all the gifts of the holy spirit, which can be in a creature, that is to say, it hath not only some gifts, as the rest of the Saints, who have them according to measure: but all gifts, not only in number, but even in the most excellent degree. John. 3.34. Those gifts given to the humanity of Christ, are created qualities: because his humanity is created. That truly is adorned with most excellent, and incomprehensible gifts, but such as do not overthrow and destroy the same. ...

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