The essence of Christ is the Spirit,
this essence is the divinity.
Christ’s essence is that of God Himself,
which will not interrupt His own work.
He could not possibly do anything
to destroy any of His own work.
He couldn’t ever say any words
that would ever go against His will.
So the incarnate God won’t do work
that interrupts His own management.
There is no rebelliousness in God;
the essence of God is nothing but good.
He expresses all beauty, goodness, love.
Even in flesh, He obeys the Father.
Even at the expense of His own life,
He’d always be wholeheartedly willing.
There is no self-righteousness in God;
He has no deceit or arrogance.
However hard the work, weak the flesh,
He won’t interrupt the work of God.
He will not forsake the Father’s will
by any of His disobedience.
He’d rather suffer pains of the flesh
than disobey God the Father’s will.
Man may make his own choices,
but Christ would never choose to do the same.
Though He has the identity of God,
He still seeks out the will of the Father,
does what God entrusts to Him in the flesh.
It’s something unattainable by man.
All men apart from Christ
may do things that oppose God.
No one can directly undertake
the work entrusted by God;
not one can take God’s management
as their own duty to perform.
Submitting to God the Father’s will,
this is but the essence of Christ.
Being disobedient to God, however,
is a characteristic of Satan.
So, these two things are incompatible.
One with Satan’s qualities can’t be called Christ.
Man can never do the work of God,
because man does not have God’s essence.
Man works for his own interests, future,
while Christ works to do His Father’s will.
Adapted from “The Essence of Christ Is Obedience to the Will of the Heavenly Father” in The Word Appears in the Flesh