Revealing Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing

Hebrews 1:1-14

Summary
In today’s bible reading, we learn how God spoke his message in time past to our fathers by the prophets but has in these last days sent his Son to bring his message to us.
God created the universe by his Son. The Son who is exactly like God sustains the universe with his word.
He washed people of their sins, sits at God’s right hand and has received a name more excellent than the angels.
God made his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire as they were all to worship His Son.
He rules with Justice and loves righteousness.
The Lord who made the heavens and earth will forever be, He will remain the same, even after the heaven and earth pass away.
Finally, the angels are servants of God on an assignment to help people yet to receive salvation.

Life Application
Everything you need to live a fulfilled life can be gotten by the name of Jesus.
The above passage teaches the power and influence the name of Jesus carries.
The name of Jesus is powerful!
It is more powerful than poverty, addiction and diseases. At the mention of the name of Jesus, things begin to fall into place.
Declare by faith the name of Jesus, and see all things work together for your good.

Personal Declaration
At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue confesses that He is Lord.

Reading – Hebrews 1:1-14

God’s Final Word: His Son

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whomalso he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

The Son Superior to Angels

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father”[a]?

Or again,

“I will be his Father,
    and he will be my Son”[b]?

And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”[c]

In speaking of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels spirits,
    and his servants flames of fire.”[d]

But about the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.”[e]

10 He also says,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You will roll them up like a robe;
    like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.”[f]

13 To which of the angels did God ever say,

“Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet”[g]?

14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 1:5 Psalm 2:7
  2. Hebrews 1:5 2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chron. 17:13
  3. Hebrews 1:6 Deut. 32:43 (see Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint)
  4. Hebrews 1:7 Psalm 104:4
  5. Hebrews 1:9 Psalm 45:6,7
  6. Hebrews 1:12 Psalm 102:25-27
  7. Hebrews 1:13 Psalm 110:1

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