The verb ‘zeroing’ means to adjust or reduce to nothing or naught. When used as a slang, it can be used to imply ‘kill’ and is used mostly in congressional proceedings such as “zeroing” (killing) a bill or proposed law.
As Christians, we are to imitate Jesus Christ, the savior, who being in the form of God, considered it robbery to be equal with God, and made himself of no reputation, taking upon himself the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of man, and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the (shameful and cursed) death of the cross (Philippians 2:6-8). In other words, Jesus who made himself of no reputation means that Jesus zeroed Himself. He zeroed Himself for us so that we who are empty earthern vessels can be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit of God.
We are to mortify (kill) our selfish desires of the heart from which proceeds evil thoughts and actions (Matthew 15:19) and seek a change of heart to one that is after God’s own heart. Jesus’ words are very clear – only those who lose their life will save it. To be a ‘Zero’ for Jesus is to be a Hero for Him.
Philippians 2:6-8 (KJV)
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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