Monday, February 23, 2015

Jesus Is...

Who Jesus is - according to Hebrews chapters 1 through 3:

the Father:
  • appointed Jesus heir of all things
  • made the world through Jesus
  • is the radiance of the Father’s glory
  • is the exact representation of the Father’s nature
  • upholds all things by the word of His power
  • made purification of sins
  • sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high
  • is much better than the angels
  • has inherited a more excellent name than the angels
  • is the Father’s begotten Son
  • worshipped by the angels of God
  • His throne is forever and ever
  • His righteous scepter is the scepter of His Kingdom
  • has loved righteousness
  • has hated lawlessness
  • has been anointed by the Father with the oil of gladness
  • in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the works of His hands
  • remains, even though the heavens and earth will perish
  • is the same, even when the heavens and the earth will be changed, and His years will not come to an end
  • is crowned with glory and honor
  • is appointed over the works of the Father’s hands, and the Father has put all things in subjection under Jesus’s feet
  • tasted death for everyone
  • sanctifies
  • calls those who are sanctified “My brethren”
  • proclaims the Father to His brethren
  • sings the Father’s praise
  • trusts the Father and is trusted by Him
  • shared in flesh and blood that through death He might render powerless the devil and free those enslaved by the devil
  • gives help to the descendants of Abraham
  • was made like His brethren in all things that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest
  • made propitiation (mercy) for the sins of the people
  • was tempted in that which He has suffered
  • is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted
  • is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession (our acknowledgment of the truth)
  • was faithful to the Father
  • has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses
Some final meditations from the first three chapters:

“And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,” Hebrews 1:3

“For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1

“Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:12-13         

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