Such an High Priest Part 2: Son of Elohim, Son of Man

Posted Dec 27, 2012 by George Kerr in The Son of God


The week before Thanksgiving my husband and I were privileged to attend a wedding of a dear friend in the state of Washington.  In the very front of the driveway of our host family there are two magnificent huge trees.  Upon closer examination of these trees something very significant appeared–the huge trees were growing out of ancient stumps!  Our hosts’ daughter said these kinds of trees are called “Nursed Trees” in that the stump was the nurse to the new shoot that became a new tree.  As we drove through the neighborhood we realized that these trees were everywhere.  Not only were there the trees with the natural seed growing out of the stump, but other bushes were growing out of these stumps.  In some yards these ancient stumps were used as a focal feature as one entered the yard.

Examples of Huge trees Growing out of Giant Stumps

Examples from Nature Showing that Yahushua is BOTH the ROOT and BRANCH of David

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The Giant Stumps As Features in Yards and Unattended

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My husband said to me, “Melodee, we need to blog about Yahushua as the Root and Branch of David and use these trees to illustrate the point.”  As I have been thinking about it, the “Root and Branch of David” Scripture verses also explain the majesty of Yahushua as the Son of Elohim and the depth He went to reach us as the Son of Man.

Yahushua as the Root and Branch of David

Yahushua asks the Pharisees a question they would not answer; in asking it He stopped them from asking any more questions.

“What think ye of the Messiah?  Whose son is he?  They say unto him, The son of David.  He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Sovereign, saying YAHUAH said unto my Sovereign, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?  If David then called him Sovereign, how is he his son?  And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.”  Matthew 22:42-46

Yahushua, Himself declares that He is the Root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star (Revelation 22:16.

Revelation 5:5 says that the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

As the BRANCH,  Yahushua was the Son of David in ancestry (Matthew 1:1).  Yahushua would build the temple of Yahuah, bear the majesty, sit and rule upon his throne; and be a priest upon His throne (Zechariah 6:12, 13).

If the Pharisees had answered this question they would have acknowledge Yahushua as Elohim and they were unwilling to do this.

Son of Elohim and Son of Man

The first seven chapters of Hebrews contrast Yahushua as the Son of Elohim and as the Son of Man, and because He is both Paul is led to proclaim “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum we have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Sovereign pitched, and not man.”  Hebrews 8:1

The Depths the Messiah went to for the Redemption of Man


There is no greater depth or secrete place than one’s mind.  There is NO PLACE too deep, too dark, to depressive, or too out-of-reach for the only Begotten Son to meet us there.  He will bring us back to full fellowship with the Father if we only let Him.  Wherefore in ALL THINGS it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining unto Elohim, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to help them that are tempted.”  Hebrews 2:17, 18  emphasis supplied

The Ministry of our High Priest to bring us to the Father


We have such an High Priest!

In Summary

Because Yahushua was MADE in every respect as we have been made, even to within our very thought pattern, Yahushua is able reach the place where you find yourself and lift you up and empower you by His Faith (Galatians 2:20; John chapter 15) to become an adopted son of Yahuah.  As the Root of David Yahushua is Spirit of Spirit and Elohim of Elohim.  As the BRANCH of David, He was MADE a Man under the curse of the law, under a woman (the fountain head of sin), and under man’s nature (the tendency to sin).  Because He is BOTH TRULY Elohim and Man He is able to redeem man.  Halleluyah!!!

Such an High Priest Part 1, Introduction