PHILIPPIANS 2:7 – THE TRUTH IN CONTEXT
Did Yahusha pre-exist …
and empty himself of his Divinity and come down from heaven?
From my book
“The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1: The Mediator”
2:7 – The Truth in context
What about this one! We are taught the following sound bite
taken totally out of context, and we are “told” that it IMPLIES Yahusha
pre-existed, emptied himself of his Divinity, and came to Earth as a man (God
in the flesh)… below is the out of context sound bite used to justify
this false teaching.
6 Who, existing in the form of God, did not
consider equality with Yahuah a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself,
taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found
in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even
death on a cross.
I am going to do what I do and teach us SOUND DOCTRINE line
upon line and precept upon precept and overcome this abuse of the Scriptures
called SOUNDBITE DOCTRINE taken out of context. I am going to show us all
exactly what Sha’ul meant in context of The Plan of Salvation. Below is the
proper interpretation of this verse IN CONTEXT of The Plan of Salvation.
Yahusha had to fulfill The Heavenly Scroll and empty himself
of his right to the throne and serve those he would later rule, give this life
up as a ransom to rule in the next!
Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written
about me in the heavenly scroll-- I have come to do your will, my God! (Matthew 6:10)
Your kingdom come, Your will
be done, on earth as it is (written) in (the) heaven(ly scroll).
“The Son of Man” is a direct reference to The Heavenly
Scroll where Orion is “the Son of Man Riding on the Clouds (Milky Way) of
Heaven (shamayim… the stars)“
The Son of Man coming in the clouds
Below is The Plan of Salvation written into the fabric
of Creation as a witness to all mankind by The Creator on Day 4… to be
fulfilled in the 4th Prophetic Day as Yahusha is the DEBAR (predestined plan)
fulfilled in the flesh (John 1).
VIRGO: A young maiden will
give a virgin birth (The Branch will be heir as the
firstborn son to the Throne/Melchi and the Office of High Priest of the House
of Zadok/Tsedek) to a beautiful glorious and righteous branch (this is why The Messiah is referred to as The Branch by all
the prophets who read The Heavenly Scroll). The seed (star Spica) of the woman will be a man of humiliation
(Suffering Servant) to rise to be the desire of
nations (King of all Kings)
and will become exalted first as shepherd (High Priest)
then as harvester (Conquering King). LIBRA: The scales demand a price (dowry) to be paid (to redeem
the Bride) of this seed, a cross to endure; the victim will be slain (to save his brothers and prove himself worthy to rule over
them) and purchase a crown (to sit at the Right
Hand of The Creator). SCORPIO: There
is a conflict between the seed and the serpent (Orion
the Son of Man battles The Dragon) leading to a struggle with the enemy
(over who is the fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll,
Yahusha or Ba’al Shamayim), the enemy is vanquished (by The Word of His Testimony). SAGITTARIUS: The double-natured seed (King/Melchi and High Priest/Tsedek … Melchizedek) triumphs as a warrior and
pleases the heavens, builds fires of punishment, casts down the dragon. CAPRICORNUS: Eternal life comes from his
death (he is granted eternal life by the power of the
resurrection), he’s the Arrow of God, he is pierced, yet springs up
again in abundant life (the firstborn of the dead). AQUARIUS: He pours out “living water”
from on high, humanity drinks of the heavenly river and the faithful live
again, he is the deliverer of the good news (Gospel), Carrying the Cross over
the earth. PISCES: The
Redeemer’s (the Groom pays the dowry to redeem his
Bride) people (the Bride) multiplied,
supported and led by the Lamb, The Bride is exposed on earth, the Bridegroom is
exalted. ARIES: The Lamb
is found worthy (by walking The Way and giving his
life as a lamb slain in the 4,000th year when the Age of Aries “dies” and
Pisces begins), the Bride is made ready, Satan is bound, the strong man
triumphs. TAURUS: The
conquering Ruler comes, the sublime vanquisher, to execute the great judgment,
he is the ruling Shepherd King (double-natured seed). GEMINI: The Marriage of the Lamb (The Fall Feasts), the enemy is trodden down (Days of Awe), the Prince comes in great Glory (Feast of Trumpets). CANCER: The great Bride, the two Houses
of Judah and Israel are united in marriage (Yom Kippur),
they are brought safely into the kingdom (Feast of
Tabernacles). LEO: The
Lion King is aroused for rending, the Serpent flees, the Bowl of Wrath is upon
him, his Carcass is devoured. The Lion of the tribe of Judah rules as King (Age of Aquarius).
Plan of Salvation written
in the stars
In Mark Chapter 10 we see Yahusha teaching his role as The
Branch to empty himself of the right to rule the Earth as Conquering King to
walk the path of High Priest and Suffering Servant to die to pay the dowry and
ransom/redeem his Bride:
44 and whoever (fulfills
The Heavenly Scroll) wants to be first (rule as
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah/LEO) must be the slave of all (first come as The Suffering Servant to die for his Bride LIBRA).
45 For even the Son of Man (in The Heavenly Scroll)
did not come (the first time
in the 4,000th year as foretold in The Heavenly Scroll to die at the end of The
Age of Aries the the Lamb click here) to be served (as Conquering King TAURUS), but (to empty himself of his right to rule VIRGO and)
to serve (as The Suffering Servant CAPRICORN),
and to give His life as a ransom (dowry CAPRICORN)
for many (to redeem his Bride from death and call her
out from among the nations Age of Pisces).”
We see Sha’ul teach the same thing, as The Age of Pisces is
The Messianic Age when The Messiah reclaims his Bride from among the
nations. This is why The Nazarenes used the fish symbol it is the symbol
of The Messianic Age of Pisces:
14 Yahusha (emptied
himself of his right to rule mankind VIRGO) gave himself (to Yahuah as High Priest) for us to redeem us (pay the dowry PISCES) from all lawlessness and
to purify for Himself a people (Bride/PISCES)
for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
The Natural Body came first,
THEN the Spiritual Body
Yahusha did not exist Spiritually first, then “empty
himself of his divinity” … he existed first in the flesh physically in the
likeness of all man:
1 Corinthians 15
45 So it is written: “The first man Adam
became a living being;” the last Adam BECAME (by the
power of the resurrection Romans 1:2-4 he did not preexist) a
life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual (body), however, was not first, but the
natural (body), and then the spiritual (body). 47 The first man was of the dust
of the earth, the second man from what is written in The Heavenly Scroll...
THEN he was raised Divine by the power of the resurrection.
2 concerning Yahusha, which Yahuah PROMISED
beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures (he did not pre-exist),
3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David (through both parents) according to the flesh (flesh 'Sarki' g4561: Thayer's def =#4 - born to
two human parents, outside ANY Divine Influence, prone to sin, and opposed to
Yahuah), 4 who was declared (Divine)
the Son of Yahuah with power by the resurrection from the dead (not his human birth, he the firstborn of the dead Col 1:8
and Revelation 1:5 and first of the resurrection 1 Cor 15:23 and first
fruits of the grave 1 Cor 15:20), according to the Spirit of
holiness (Yahuah’s Spiritual Seed given as an earnest
guarantee after his Mikveh when he was born-again and adopted), Yahusha
Yahuah promised Yahusha the throne IF he first emptied
himself of his right to rule and served as High Priest and fulfilled The
Zechariah 3 - Yahusha's sin forgiven through Mikveh,
Yahuah consecrates Yahusha High Priest directly, and enters into The Yahushaic
Covenant to "forgive our sin"
1 Then he showed me Yahusha the high priest
standing before the angel of YHVH, and Satan standing at his right side to
accuse him. 2 YHVH (through His proxy The Angel before
whom stood Yahusha and Satan) said to Satan, “YHVH rebuke you, Satan!
YHVH, who has chosen Jerusalem (because Satan is
attempting to get Yahusha NOT to empty himself of his right to the throne and
take the kingdom by force Matthew 4:9), rebuke you! Is not this
man a burning stick snatched from the fire (Yahusha
had been in the desert for 40 days with little food Matthew 4:2)?”
3 Now Yahusha was dressed in filthy clothes
(metaphor of sin Isaiah 64:6) as he
stood before the angel. 4 The angel said to those who were standing before him,
“Take off his filthy clothes.” Then YHVH said to Yahusha, “See, I have taken
away your sin (Yahusha had just been Mikveh'd clean of
his sin by John to fulfill the Righteous Requirements of The Law Matthew
3:13-17), and I will put fine garments (of
the High Priest) on you.”
5 Then I said, “Put a clean turban (of the High Priest Hebrews 4:15) on his head.”
So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him (in the garments of the High Priest), while the angel of YHVH stood
6 The angel of YHVH gave this charge to
Yahusha (here is The Yahushaic Covenant!)
7 “This is what YHVH Almighty says: ‘IF (YHVH makes a conditional promise, a COVENANT) you
will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements (of
The Branch foretold in The Heavenly Scroll to come FIRST as Suffering Servant
and die THEN Conquering King rule), THEN (here
is the promise if he fulfills The Heavenly Scroll as The Glorious Righteous
Branch Virgo) you will govern my house (i.e.
King over the government that will govern creation Isaiah 9:6 and
Constellation LEO) and have charge of my courts (Eternal Judge 2 Cor 5:10), and I will give you
a place (right hand of YHVH Mark 16:19)
among these standing here
8 “‘Listen, High Priest Yahusha, you and
your associates seated (who came) before you (probably Adam, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, etc.), who (those seated before him) are men symbolic of things
to come (they were not The Branch just
shadows/prototypes): I am going to bring (you)
My servant (Isaiah 61 from this point forward), The Branch (he is The Messiah and fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll Virgo).
9 See, the stone I have set in front of
Yahusha! There are seven streams of living water (eyes)
on that one stone (witness written in stone as Yahusha
was full of the 7 Spirits Revelation 5:6), and I will engrave an
inscription on it,’ says YHVH Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this
land in a single day (Yahuah will fulfill His
promise to "forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more" in
covenant with Yahusha).
rejected Yahusha for not disobeying Yahuah’s Will and coming first as The
The Jews knew Yahusha was heir to the throne and were trying
to convince him to disobey The Heavenly Scroll (and Feast Cycle) and seat him
as their King to liberate them from Roman occupation.
This was what the temptation in the desert after Yahusha’s
mikveh was all about. Satan was tempting Yahusha not to “empty himself of his
right to be king” and if Yahusha would deny his destiny to first serve as High
Priest and die, then Satan would give him the Kingdoms of this World and
Yahusha would rule in this life.
Then Yahusha was led by the Spirit into the
wilderness to be tempted by the devil (Zechariah
3:1). 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry (like a stick snatched from the fire of the hot sun Zechariah
3:2).... 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world (Jerusalem
specifically and Satan was rebuked because Jerusalem is not his to give away Zechariah
3:1) and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you (if you will deny Yahuah's Will to empty yourself of your
right to Rule as Conquering King and take up the role of High Priest to die as
Suffering Servant),” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me. (Zechariah 3:1)” 10 Yahusha said to him,
“Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Yahuah your Elohim, and
serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him (to
accuse him before Yahuah Zechariah 3:1), and angels came and
attended him (Zechariah 3:1).
Satan was tempting Yahusha’s
faith in his role proclaimed in the stars to come first as the suffering
servant (in the 4,000th year) to die (as a Lamb that
is slaughtered at the turn of the Age of Aries to Pisces).
Yahusha could not rule as King for eternity without first dying to redeem the
ones he would later rule in the next life as Conquering King in the 6,000th
year at the turn of the Age of Pisces to Aquarius.
No one had ever defeated death! This is why Yahusha
was “scared to death to die”…
During the days of Yahusha’s life on earth
(when he was imperfect, disobedient and LEARNING
obedience Hebrews 5:8-9), he offered up prayers and petitions (repentance) with fervent cries and tears to the one
who could save him from death (the penalty of
sin/disobedience and he was scared to death to die Matthew 26:28),
and he was heard because of his reverent submission to Yahuah (he walked The Way!).
38 Then he said to them, "My soul is
overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death (I am
scared to death to die). Stay here and keep watch with me (while I go and try and get out of it 3 times because I am
scared to death to die)." 39 Going a little farther, He fell
facedown and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me.
Yet not as I will, but as You will.”
of All Kings had to humble/empty himself of his right to rule the Earth
Yahusha was the most royal human being ever born! He was
born heir to the throne of EVERY human dynasty. He would very easily have
assumed the throne over Babylon, Persia, Egypt, Rome, Israel and more and taken
his place as King of Kings… but that was not The Plan of Salvation.
The King of All Kings… the lineage
of Yahusha the Messiah
If he opted not to empty himself of his right to rule, he
would have died and ceased to exist and everyone else with him. If he emptied
himself of his right to rule, and serve as High Priest and give his life as a
ransom, then Yahuah promised to raise him from the dead and he would rule for
all eternity and redeem us all from death.
But no one had ever been raised from the dead eternal and
that took AMAZING faith to give up the right to be the ruler of the Earth,
empty himself of his royal heritage, and take up the role of Suffering Servant
and die… even death on a cross. Even still… Yahusha’s faith wavered, going to
the garden THREE times to get out of having to die on Passover, and literally
crying out to Yahuah to honor His promises and save him from death. Does this
sound like a “pre-existing demi-god” to you? What would Yahusha have to fear if
he were really a god who “emptied himself of his Divinity and came to Earth
as a man” knowing death was nothing to fear that he preexisted the life in
the first place!
During the days of Yahusha’s life on earth (when he was imperfect, disobedient and LEARNING obedience Hebrews
5:8-9), he offered up prayers and petitions (repentance) with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save
him from death (the penalty of sin/disobedience and he
was scared to death to die Matthew 26:28), and he was heard
because of his reverent submission to Yahuah (he
walked The Way!).
The Plan of Salvation!
Written in the stars and rehearsed each and every year
called The Feast Cycle/Holy Days/Appointed Times. Yahusha had to empty himself
of his right to rule all mankind and fulfill The Plan of Salvation as Eternal
Royal High Priest of the House of Zadok and give his life first. He must
come first and fulfill The Spring Feasts as Suffering Servant THEN return to
fulfill the Fall Feasts as Conquering King.
Now, let’s read the verse in question… in context. And we
see it is an amazing proclamation of The Plan of Salvation NOT that Yahusha was
a pagan demi-god.
6 Who, existing in the IMAGE of God (not just Yahusha but all of us were created and exist in the
“Image of “God” Genesis 1:27), did not consider equality with
Yahuah a thing to be grasped (because it is blasphemy…
he could not even wrap his mind around the notion he was “God in the flesh”
which is an oxymoron), 7 but (Yahusha came to
fulfill The Heavenly Scroll Hebrews 10:7 and Matthew 6:10)
emptied/humbled Himself (of his right to be King in
this life The Conquering King), taking the form (instead) of a servant (The Suffering
Servant and fulfill The Spring Feasts in the proper order), being made (created by Yahuah) in human likeness (not a demi-god, fully human in EVERY way Hebrews 2:17).
8 And being found in appearance as a man (‘in the
flesh’ not a god), He humbled Himself (to the
Will of Yahuah) and became obedient (to The
Heavenly Scroll Hebrews 10:7 and Matthew 6:10) to death (to pay the dowry and redeem his Bride Mark 10:44)
— even death on a cross (on Passover as foretold in
the stars LIBRA).
Beware of false teachers, and sound bite implied lies.
Rav Sha’ul (the Nazarene)