Isaiah 50 - Philippians
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation,
and took upon him
the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
The Humilation of the Lord Jesus Christ was the necessary prerequisite to His glorification. It required the
infinite God to humble Himself in the form of a man. This integrates with the Number 6 -
the Number of Man - and the Sixth Spoke of the Wheel. Thus we read from Cell 50 on Spoke 6 of the Inner Wheel of
The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear,
and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks
to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord GOD
will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint,
and I know that I shall not be ashamed. He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me?
let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. Behold, the Lord
GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment;
the moth shall eat them up.
The humilation described in Isaiah 50 has always been recognized as applying to the crucifixion of Christ.
The parallels are simply impossible to miss. Isaiah 50 says I gave my back to the smiters
in complete agreement with the scourging Christ suffered at the hands of Pilate (John 19.1f):
Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
And the soldiers platted a crown of
thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, Hail, King of the Jews!
and they smote him with their hands.
Matthew records the stripping, striking, scourging, and spitting of the Saviour (Matthew 27.26f):
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus,
he delivered him
to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered
unto him the whole band of soldiers.
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
And when they had platted a
crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the
knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
And they spit upon him, and
took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took
the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
We have the obvious thematic correlation between Isaiah 50 and Book 50 of the Bible:
|Thematic Link: The Humiliation of Christ|
The humiliation of Christ - Light of the World - integrates with the idea of the darkening of the
Sun, which is a primary Spoke 6 theme
(cf. The Sixth Hour).
This also integrates with the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6.12):
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal,
and, lo, there was a great earthquake;
and the sun became black as sackcloth
of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Searching the entire KJV for all verses containing
(black*, sackcloth) [Verify] yields but one other verse: Isaiah 50.3:
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
We have therefore a fundamental KeyLink connecting Spoke 6 of the Inner Wheel of Isaiah to
Spoke 6 of the Inner Wheel of Revelation, with the content based on the Sixth Seal and the darkening of the
light of the World! Endless perfection!
|Spoke 6 KeyLink: Black as Sackcloth|
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