The change of nature of Jesus



⚪ Not from angelic nature to human nature

Jesus, before he became a man, was a spiritual being, of a nature superior to angels, because, when he was about to humble himself and lay aside his glory to become man's ransom, "he took not on him the nature of angels" but came still lower, and "was found in fashion as a man". We know, too, that though he had "a form of God" (a spiritual form)...

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watch Tower March, 1883, page 456

We are told that our Lord, before he left his glory to become a man, was "in a form of God" — a spiritual form, a spirit being; but since to be a ransom for mankind he had to be a man, of the same nature as the sinner whose substitute in death he was to become, it was necessary that his nature be changed. And Paul tells us that he took not the nature of angels, one step lower than his own, but that he came down two steps and took the nature of men - he became a man; he was "made flesh." - Heb, 2:16; Phil. 2:7, 8; John 1:14.
Notice that this teaches not only that angelic nature is not the only order of spirit being, but that it is a lower nature than that of our Lord before he became a man;

Source : 🇺🇸 1902 - Millennial - Dawn, vol I, The Plan of the Ages, Chapter X, page 177, page 178

Who, then, would provide the ransom? [...] Only Jehovah could provide the perfect “Lamb... that takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) God did not send some angel to rescue mankind. He made the supreme sacrifice of sending his only-begotten Son, “the one he was specially fond of.”

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, February 15 1991, page 14 + Cover


⚫ From angelic nature to human nature

As mankind’s source of salvation Jehovah God provided the perfect man, whose life could ransom the human race, by transferring the life force of his chief angelic Son in the heavens to the womb of a virgin.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - The Watchtower, March 1 1960, page 133 + Cover