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Yahshua’s Dual Nature


Messiah’s dual nature is one of the foundational beliefs’ in biblical theology and His relationship with Father Yah, as well as the nature of the Holy Spirit.  


Messiah and the Father

In the Bible, particularly in the New and Old Testament belief, Yahshua is seen as both fully divine and fully human. This is often referred to as the incarnation, meaning God (the Father) became flesh (in the person of Yashua) and lived among humans. So, when believers say Yashua and the Father are the same, they mean that Yahshua is God in human form. However, the Father remains a spiritual being, not confined to physical form, which speaks to a complex understanding of God being both transcendent (beyond and independent from the material world) and immanent (present within the material world).


Messiah Giving Up the Ghost

When Yashua "gave up the ghost" (an older way of saying that He died or His spirit left His body), it is describing the moment of Yahshua’ physical death on the cross. This phrase is found in some translations of the Bible and reflects the belief that Yahshua, in His human nature, truly experienced death. This was a necessary part of the biblical understanding of salvation: Yahshua died and then rose from the dead, conquering death for all who believe in Him.


Divine Spirit vs. Human Spirit

The divine spirit, in biblical belief, is perfect, eternal, and omnipresent (everywhere at once). It is the essence of God. A human spirit, on the other hand, is the non-physical part of a person, considered to be the seat of emotions and character. While humans are created by God and bear some reflection of God's image (such as the ability to love, create, and make moral choices), human spirits are finite and not divine.



Messiah as God

Even though Yahshua has a human nature, followers of Messiah believe He also has a divine nature. This means that while on Earth, Yahshua showed many attributes of humanity (like hunger, tiredness, and suffering) but also characteristics of divinity (miracles, forgiving sins, and teachings with authority). The death of Yahshua did not diminish His divinity; rather, it's seen as part of God's plan for redemption. After Yahshua’ resurrection, He is believed to have ascended into heaven, where He reigns with God the Father.


In summary, the idea of Yahshua giving up His spirit upon death speaks to His genuine human experience, including death. The concept of the divine spirit in comparison to the human spirit highlights the unique nature of Yahshua’ dual nature as both fully God and fully man. This foundational belief underscores the profound mystery of Yahshua’ identity and mission, bridging the finite with the infinite, the human with the divine.



 


 

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Thanks for the great teaching...


I've also heard people refer to Yahushua being more like Adam in the 33.5 years of walking the earth, with His divinity not actually being in play during that time;


"6. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;" - Philippians 2 v 6-7


I see this like a concept that the perfect Human, which is what Adam was created as, would look like this (Yahushua on the earth) today - almost like removing a Divinity cloak 😅!


This also shows why Yahushua could not be born of Joseph's seed, but had to be created directly by The Most…


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