Friday, 29 August 2014

Jesus According to Hebrews

Here are some statements that the Biblical book of Hebrews make about Jesus!

  • He is sent from the Father
  • He is the heir of everything
  • He is the creator of everything (in the power of the Spirit and under the authority of the father)
  • He is the radiance of the glory of the Father
  • He is the imprint of the Father’s nature
  • He is the sustainer of creation
  • He is the redeemer of everything
  • His throne is established for ever
  • He loves righteousness and hates wickedness
  • He is exalted by the Father above all at his right hand
  • He is the same yesterday, today and for ever
  • His Father is working to ensure that he is honoured by all
  • He was made made (a) perfect (mediator) through his suffering
  • He is not ashamed to call us his brothers and sisters before the Father
  • He took on Flesh and Blood so that he might destroy the power of the devil and deliver us from slavery to the fear of death
  • He is a faithful and merciful high priest (mediator between God and us)
  • He is our man in Heaven, able to sympathise and help us when we are tempted yet he himself was without sin
  • He is quick to draw near
  • He offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears on our behalf to the Father
  • As a man, he learned obedience through what he suffered
  • He has become the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him
  • He is our forerunner into Heaven
  • He has promised to be our salvation and sealed it with an oath
  • He is a sure and steadfast anchor to the soul
  • He is our mediator in the power of an indestructible life
  • He is the guarantor of a better covenant
  • He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption
  • He has entered into the presence of God on our behalf
  • He will come again to save those who are eagerly waiting for him
  • He endure great hostility from sinners during his earthly life
  • For the joy set before him, endure the cross, scorned its shame and sat down at the right hand of the Father

Therefore, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

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