Lower Than The Angels

Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:  Hebrews 2:7

 

When you understand what Jesus did for us, when you understand who He is and the sacrifice that he made for us, your never the same again. Think about the Lord of Lords, maker of the Heavens and The Earth, maker of angels and humans, lowering himself to become one of us, so he can pay the penalty for our wickedness

 

Those who are angry at God, for whatever reason, obviously dont understand the mercy and love God demonstrated here. We being rebels towards our Creator, not deserving any mercy or compassion, yet God took it to another level, He actually took our place in our death sentence. Amazing Grace doesn’t even begin to describe it!

 

Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. Hebrews 2:8

 

Even though ALL Things are under subjection to Christ, he still became a mortal man and died for our sins. Can we comprehend this? When you truly understand the Gospel story, you will break down in tears. Because the power that God displayed here through Jesus Christ, is transforming and often beyond our comprehension

 

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. Hebrews 2:9

 

Jesus tasted death for us all so we didnt have to. But you might say “I’m still going to die” Your sinful , corrupted body will die, but your soul will be with Christ. And on that day when the trumpet will sound, you will be give an incorruptible body made with the perfection of God

 

How do we obtain this? By Grace through Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ! You cant earn salvation, it was paid for by the blood of Christ. You must truly believe , repent, and put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, Amen!

The Great Escape

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; Hebrews 2:3

 

How shall we escape the wrath of God for the wages of our sins? Jesus Christ is our only hope, without Jesus we can’t escape our prison sentence for our crimes. However the good news (the gospel) is that Jesus provided us salvation by the shedding of his blood

 

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? Hebrews 2:4

 

How can we know for sure Jesus is The Christ, the Son of God? God confirmed who Jesus is by the Resurrection, by the hundreds of eye witnesses who saw Jesus after the resurrection, the miracles and signs performed by the Holy Spirit! Because Jesus defeated Sin and Death, Jesus is who he said he is, Immanuel

 

For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Hebrews 2:5-6

 

God did not save the world through an angel or a regular human. God became flesh and paid the penalty for our sins. Who is justified to pay this ransom? The only one who is worthy is the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. He who knew no sin became our sin so we can become righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

Many today want to reject Christ, can you reject the resurrection? No its a historical fact. Many want to reject the penalty for their sin, can they reject the wrath of God? No we are all guilty of sin. Therefor if you care about your salvation, look to the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!

God In the Flesh

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;  Hebrews 1:3

 

Some Christians are still confused on the divinity of Christ. They are still unsure whether Jesus is God in human form. Well hopefully the author of Hebrews can clear it up for them. In  this scripture the original Greek word used here is “charakter” meaning exact copy or representation. So let me ask you, who in the history of the world has been described as identical to God?

 

Only Jesus Christ has ever been described as the exact representation of God. Anyone else to make this claim, who would they think they are? Who else’s blood could cleanse the sin of the world? As Jesus said “Nobody is good except God alone” (Mark 10:18) So in order for Christ’s blood to be accepted as atonement for our sins, He must be God. Otherwise his sacrifice would not be sufficient enough for our salvation.

 

Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 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? Hebrews 1:4-5

 

Now other Christian groups will start saying “Well Jesus was an Angel or majestic being” However the scripture tells us clearer Jesus is above all the angels. Taking it another step forward, who did God ever call his Son except for Jesus Christ? 

 

Think about the angels for second, they refused to bow down before anyone except God Almighty, but they have no hesitation bowing down to the Lord Jesus. This should give you a clear explanation of who Jesus is and the deity that he posses

 

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. Hebrews 1:6-8

Here there is a clear distinction between Jesus and all of the angels. As all the angels are commanded to bow down and worship Christ. Notice the title Jesus was given in the last scripture, “Thy throne O God”  Jesus is referenced as God and His Throne will reign forever!

 

Make no mistake Jesus is God in the flesh , the image of the Invisible God, and He will reign forever Amen!

 

Shall Be Praised

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

 

Today we live in a world full of vanity. We live in the “selfie” generation, where all anyone cares about is taking a good picture of themselves so they can boast about their life. How meaningless is all of this? Reminds me of Ecclesiastes which says “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2)

 

Is there anything wrong with wanting to look good? No of course not, God has made the woman naturally beautiful. However there has to be more substance to life. Many people today think if they look good on the outside everything will be ok. As many find out, that’s not the truth. 

 

If we are at war with ourselves on the inside, if we are not a peace within us, your beauty on the outside doesnt make a difference. They only way we can have peace within us is through Jesus Christ. Because He reconciles us back to our Heavenly Father. Any other way is just temporary and wont bring true peace

 

How many men, when they are looking for a wife, seek a woman who loves Jesus? How many women are looking for a man who loves The Lord? Maybe we would see greater success in marriage, if we had relationships built on the love of God. 

 

I want to take this moment to give praise to all the women who love Jesus, especially my wife!  Yes the world wants to praise women because they are actors or pop stars but I want to praise all the women who Love God and Love their family in Jesus name Amen!