Some time last week I was driving around listening to Hebrews Chapter One on my audio Bible. It was one of those experiences where it seemed like I was reading this chapter for the first time because the verses were resounding. I’ll share a few verses to give an example.
4 So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father, or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son?
6 When He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him.
This chapter is very clear on Jesus being superior to angels. In fact God commanded all the angels to worship His Son. Continuing on in the chapter I’m amazed by God’s declarations concerning His Son.
Notice the dialogue here as the Father speaks to the Son:
8 but to the Son:
Your throne, God,
is forever and ever,
and the scepter of Your kingdom
is a scepter of justice.
I put the words in bold because there is something grand to note here. God the Father is speaking to God the Son and calling Him God. He declares that the Son’s throne is forever and ever. Reading this verse is enough to settle any debate about the deity of Christ. God the Father has declared His Son is God. I mean in the most basic terms it makes sense simply because God the Father declares that His Son is the only begotten. He came forth from God and therefore is Divine in nature.
Note: This weeks Podcast (scheduled for release on Friday November 29, 2019) will cover the second portion of this verse namely, the scepter of Christ kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness
and hated lawlessness;
this is why God, Your God,
has anointed You
with the oil of joy
rather than Your companions.
In this verse I see comparison and I also see explanation. Jesus is compared to His companions. Jesus is anointed with the oil of joy rather than His companions. The explanation for this action is Jesus has loved righteousness and hated lawlessness.
God is holy. He honors the One who loves righteousness and HATES lawlessness. Brethren in these dark times when it may seem futile to uphold righteous standards, do it any way. You may feel outnumbered or underrepresented in your Biblical worldview. Uphold it any way. These verses let us know God, the only One who truly holds a weighted judgment, values holiness. So be holy, for He is holy.
Keep in mind that this next verse is speaking to the Son
In the beginning, Lord,
You established the earth,
and the heavens are the works of Your hands;
11 they will perish, but You remain.
They will all wear out like clothing;
This verse surely brings clarity and shines light on Genesis 1:26 “Let Us make man in Our in Our image, according to Our likeness.” God the Father says to God the Son, “In the beginning, Lord, You established the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands;” This verse also gives more clarification for:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one things was created that has been created.” (John 1:1-3)
I don’t know about you, but it thrills me how much Scripture interprets Scripture. I will always continue to encourage you to read the Word of God for yourself.
12 You will roll them up like a cloak,
and they will be changed like a robe.
But You are the same,
and Your years will never end.
God the Father has declared His Son is eternal and unchanging. Sound familiar? “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
(Hebrews 13:8) With that being said be very leery of “another Jesus” being preached today. Please refer to the Scriptures I shared about the false gospel, false christ, and false teaching (click here
). Lastly I think it is awesome to consider what Jesus being eternal means for those of us who are one with Christ:
“For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:21,22)
Look at our future Sisters and Brothers:
“…The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His slaves will serve Him. 4 They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will no longer exist, and people will not need lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever.” (Revelation 22:3-5)