Hebrews – A Wealth of Insight

Tending to be more of a parable-user/storyteller, it is advantageous to know, with understanding, that which we describe and why. How we portray our character(s), subject matter, etc.; that is of great import, as we should do so, endeavoring to be most accurate. Below, you will find the first chapter of the book of Hebrews; its author is unknown but the subject matter should certainly not remain unknown to anyone professing faith and following in Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1 King James Version (KJV)

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (Until Jesus arrived on Earth, as a man, God communicated primarily through other means, people, ways and methods. But in this portion, emphasis and focus become decidedly, intently, fixed upon the Christ.)

Who (Jesus) being the brightness of his (God, the Father’s) glory (See also Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb (Jesus) is the light thereof.), and the express image of his (God)person, and upholding all things by the word of his power (In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God – see John 1), when he (Jesus) had by himself purged our sins (through crucifixion, death and resurrection) , sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Ascended and returned to His rightful place in Heaven, the Son with the Father, the Prince with the King)

Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (Being made might seem a bit of a bewilderment as Jesus is part of the eternal Triune. Perhaps, more accurately from the original word “γίνομαι” which means ” I come into being, am born, become, come about, happen”. This is to say Jesus simply “was” or “became” rather than being created. But due to the person of Jesus, he is much higher than angels (messengers/servants) as God created angels for his use and purpose, by the hand of Jesus (All things were made by him – see John 1:16, Romans 11:36 and/or Colossians 1:16) and Jesus is the direct image of, heir to, son of God and part of the Godhead, whereas angels are not.)

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God(In all things, God, the Father, remains supreme. Even as Christ came to speak, teach, preach and tell of the Father, he prayed to, did the will of and was submissive to the will and desire of the Father, in all matters). hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. (Understand the eternal permanency, perpetuity, and unchangeable character of the Triune, as this describes. Even as the Bible tells us that Jesus, is the same, yesterday, today and forever)

13 But to which of the angels (none, ever) said he (God) at any time, Sit (Jesus) on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

What I wish to express and hopefully, convey with accuracy, is the importance of Jesus Christ, not merely to us the believer, but to God, the Father. Also, since Jesus is of such great import to God, how much, much, much, more must he be to us, the creation? All power and authority is given to Jesus Christ. Salvation is through none other than Jesus Christ. Our only hope of reconciliation and means to the Father is by Jesus Christ. All things that we pray, ask for and receive; they are by Jesus Christ.

Folks, if no other message registers with you, please, endeavor to understand the paramount, crucial, absolute and utter necessity you have, of Jesus Christ in you life. Without him, you and I are as hopeless as hopeless can ever be or become. With and through Christ, all things are made possible and promised. You cannot afford to debate this. And by the way, please take special care to notice that Jesus’ mother, Mary, was not mentioned herein, even once. She is not only unable to help, intercede or advocate for you, but she is also the woman who called Jesus, “my Lord and my savior”.

Grace and peace be with you.

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