The very thing that makes them one makes them equal. They have the same agenda, no different plan. While it is the Father’s agenda that the son has come to do, they are together on one accord on that agenda.
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: Php 2:6
So after reading this scripture the question for us would be, how do we achieve this equality that Yahushah had with His Father? The book of Philippians doesn’t leave us with out an answer. In fact the scriptures before it clearly indicate how we as believers can achieve such equality in God.
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Php 2:2-5.
So according to the text the components necessary for achieving equality include:
- Being like-minded
- Having the same love
- Being on One Accord
- Of One mind
Those are the things we are to have to achieve equality, but this text also lists something’s we have to put aside.
- Nothing be done through strife or vainglory
- In lowliness of mind esteem other better than self
- Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Joh 14:10.
John 14:10 challenges us also in this vain, because it requires us to ask the question of ourselves, who’s doing the works in us? Is it us doing the works or is it Christ? We know that the Father doing the works in Christ produced fruit. Are we producing the fruit from above or strange fruit? Are we bringing life to the living or death? Just as the Father doesn’t do the will of the Son, we cannot expect the Son to do our will, but rather we are called to do His will.
So the question is how do we know if we are doing the will of God?
If we don’t know the word of God we know for sure we are not doing his will. The will of God is revealed, walked out, and reflected in His word.
The question that may be asked is what about those who receive the Gospel from hearing it but haven’t read the scriptures themselves. How can they be doing the will of God?
Notice I didn’t say you must read the word I said you must know the word. Knowing the word of God can be achieved through reading, and studying, but it can also be achieved through a personal relationship. Which is why the Word of God is described as being alive.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Heb 4:12
Throughout scripture we see hearts were pricked not just at the reading of the word but in most cases at the hearing of the word. One can read the word from cover to cover yet not hear what it has to say. A great example of this is in the book of proverbs, when we see wisdom is personified in the text as a woman. (Prov. 1:20) She is one who cries out, but not all who is within ear shot of her receives her. Yahushah and Isaiah connects that for us in their response “he that hath an ear to hear” and Isaiah informing us before Yahushah comes that there will be those who hearing shall not hear. (Rev. 2:7; Rev. 2:17; Isa. 6:9)
Thus our problem with achieving equality with God will not be a lack of physical reading or physical hearing, but will be a lack of a heart to hear, whether we are reading or hearing. One of my favorite scriptures to pray concerning myself in my private time with God is Psalms 51:10. Because the bottom line is there are things that are going to happen to you in life that will make your heart dirty and dull your ability to hear the spirit of God in you. This scripture reminds me that I can’t create a clean heart in myself, but I must depend on Him to create one within me. I can’t renew my own right Spirit, but must depend on Him to renew a right Spirit within me. It is a declaration of me submitting myself to Him and depending on Him to create and renew what I cannot.
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