Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
We must realize that the Grandmasters of old did not just receive some mystical burst of energy that did the hard part for them.
Seeing Yahshua as God only, is one way in which some Christians mystify Him, taking away from His humanity and the suffering through which He overcame.
“Yahshua, the Man, did an impossible feat through communion with God & practice.”
Like a Master-Acrobat, walking an impossible line, Yahshua walked in perfect communion with God, being fully open to Him and hearing and obeying every day.
As Yahshua prayed, the God of all heaven and earth gave Him His daily bread.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:11 – NASB
This daily bread is commands given by the Father of Lights in order to train & prepare one for what is ahead. Yahshua lived by these commands every day. This was His food.
But He answered and said, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’”
Matthew 4:4 – NASB
And He humbled you and let you go hungry, and fed you with the manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, in order to make you understand that man shall not live on bread alone, but man shall live on everything that comes out of the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8:3 – NASB
Her house is the way to Sheol,
Descending to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 7:27 – NASB
Just as in wrestling, a wrestling grand champion takes others under his wings to raise them up, God also has this attitude towards those whom He loves.
By hearing & obeying and years of practice, Yahshua went through increasingly difficult circumstances to prepare Him for His battle in the hour and power of darkness.
When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”
Luke 22:53 – NKJV
Likewise Abraham, did not just take it easy and then when God told Him to sacrifice his son, without delay woke up early and pass the test.
So Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and set out and went to the place of which God had told him.
Genesis 22:3 – NASB
In order for both these champions of old, to receive the gold medal of the Divine, they lived a life of practicing & preparing.
Abraham was practicing not delaying when he hears God and obey directly. He knew YHWH’s voice.
Likewise Yahshua would not have been able to endure physical torture in addition to all the forces of evil coming against Him without much preparation.
Anything with patience & practice can be learnt. This is the true meaning of this precious Proverb:
A lazy person does not roast his prey,
But the precious possession of a person is diligence.
Proverbs 12:27 – NASB
Ashkan Jafarpisheh – October 2020