The well regarded answer (3 votes for 36 views) says that God was with Jesus just as He was with Joseph etc. Yet presents a paradox saying, that ‘Jesus was truly God’.
Was God with Himself?
The apparent paradox is often deflected by saying, ‘it is a mystery’.
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit
Ok, so God is anointing God too I imagine. With the holy spirit no less. How can God, aka Jesus, have need of the holy spirit?
And with power!
I imagine that Jesus (God) must have emptied himself of being God, and needed some power back again.
Based on there being not a solitary verse that says Jesus was/is God, we should take the scripture as delivered. We all must discern God's word from all the other teachings.
Jesus, the one sent by God, depending on God for everything, actually needed God’s provisions to do what he was sent (by God) to do. Just as Joseph had a job to do, a role to fill, he was commissioned, equipped and blessed to do the role so appointed.
The ‘well regarded’ answer did say they were the same - no difference. Jesus and Joseph both had 'God with them'. Joseph wasn’t God anymore than Jesus was. Jesus as the second Adam wasn’t God anymore than the first Adam.
The second Adam had a mission to finish the first Adam failed at - obeying God. Does Jesus as God obey himself? This sounds absurd, so someone invented two natures for Jesus so he could be man and God at the same time and operate out of one nature only when it suited him.
There is no mystery.
For no one could perform the signs You are doing if God were not with him. John 3:2
Men of Israel, listen to this message: Jesus of Nazareth was a man certified by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know. Acts 2:22
I am not alone, because the Father is with me. John 16:32
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me Matt 28:18
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does His works John 14:10
Joseph, a type of Jesus who led God’s people into the promised land, was also a man and God was with him. According to the scriptures, Jesus was also a man who had God with him. No mystery at all.