“…neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.”
If He had not been God, He certainly would have seen corruption, as well as other creatures have done; and that He was raised from the dead is not owing to His being man, but to His being God – “…being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:8).
His flesh was raised without seeing corruption, because He was the Son of God with power, and had immortality and eternal life in Himself, as the selfexistent and independent Jehovah.
And, as God the Father prepared a body for Him, and He willingly came and took it on Him to do His Father’s will, so He wore that fleshly garment till He had finished the work His Father gave Him to do, and then dipped it in blood, and sanctified Himself for our sakes, that He might sanctify us; He then laid it down for our life, and raised it again for our justification; took it at last to heaven as the first fruits of them that sleep; and appears in it as in an eternal temple, wherein dwells the glorious Shekinah, or “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9).
All our access to God is only through that rent veil of His flesh; and He, who allows Christ to be no more than a creature, denies all the intrinsic glory of the eternal Godhead that ever dwelt between the cherubim, and condemns every hoping soul that ever took shelter under the shadowing wings of the Almighty.
By William Huntington