Notice verse 14 of 2 Samuel 7: From the earliest times, angelic ministration had been a chief instrument of Divine power and a medium of communication. Keep your mind focused upon Jesus Christ and hold fast the profession of your faith.
From the wise men — Matthew 2: Worship Him, all you gods. It is a call to remember and rekindle the fire of Christ in their hearts Cf. Perhaps what is even more startling is to realize that pastors preaching to evangelical congregations today may very well be addressing some, if not many, in their audience who are worshiping angels.
Though there are many difficulties, the main emphasis of this section is very clear; Jesus Christ is far superior to angels. As such, these variously worship God, attend God's throne, or comprise God's army.
Hebrews by John MacArthur. How do we know that? Jesus is superior to the high priests of the Old Testament because He is the High Priest of a new covenant.
Thus, man is lower than the angels. The first is Psalm 2: The fine profession fell short of true possession. Most of the readers were believers in Christ 3: In the re-telling of Biblical stories writers often had angels performing acts that were acts of God in the Hebrew Bible.
Therefore, Jesus knows how we feel in whatever struggles we may go through. Explains and applies Hebrews in a devotional manner. As the firstborn, he is the heir. Rehoboam illustrates this in 1 Kings: We are not going to be able to counter the devil through our own efforts or human reasoning alone, we need to come against him with the power of Jesus the Builder of the church.
How did Jesus gain this authority? As innumerable angels proclaimed with a loud voice: The safest position is to say with Origen, "who wrote the Letter to the Hebrews only God knows for certain. And he was eaten by worms and died. In general, in texts where an angel appears, the task is to convey the message or do something on behalf of God.
Verse 14 gives us the closing argument. In which Jehovah calls the Messiah My Son c.
That sets Him apart from the entire angelic order, to say nothing of mankind! Epilogue 13 Bibliography http:Using passages from the Old Testament, the writer of Hebrews described how Jesus, as the eternal son of God, is uniquely superior to the angels.
We should be humbled that this supreme being, Jesus Christ, stooped to bear our sins.
The Superiority of Christ. From Series: Fix Our Eyes on Jesus, Volume 1. by Alistair Begg. Jesus Christ, plainly his second coming (Alford, Pink, Westcott)? Grammatical considerations aside, which are not conclusive, the context, especially the immediate emphasis upon Christ’s first coming and present intercessory work, ;, rather than.
Jesus Christ is the heir of God’s eternal kingdom. He will reign over the earth during the Millennium and over the new heavens and new earth during the eternal state. If you’ve never contacted us before, we’d like to welcome you to the Grace to You family with a free copy of John’s thirty-one-day devotional Remember and Return.
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Hebrews - Superiority of Jesus Background The author of the letter to the Hebrews is not mentioned in the book itself and has been the subject of debate by Biblical scholars.Download