Hebrews "Hath Appointed Heir of All Things"
The greetings/introductions to each of the New Testament books reveal who Jesus is, His leaders are, and who the church is individually-collective, and this blog series is to help us understand how that allows God’s people to receive revelation into a deeper relational existence than they had prior to knowing this amazing map of our journey that He has given to us.
The greeting of the letter titled Hebrews is, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 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; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”
Hebrews introduces a lot of new phrases and revelation to the greetings of the New Testament; so, I will only mention a few of them in this blog, and the first one is, “whom he hath appointed heir of all things,” God the Father appointed Jesus, His Son, heir. This appointment is rightly and justly Jesus’ inheritance since He is the first born. The amazing thing about Him being the heir of all things is, all of the things are limitless, and all of His people are co-heirs with Christ.
The second statement that I will point out is, “sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” This position is the most powerful placement that exists. The placement that Jesus received from our Father is for our betterment since He is the One who prays for us to the Father. It is an amazing life that He gives to His people, and there is nothing that He will withhold from His people that they need to accomplish His purpose for their lives.
The last phrase that will be highlighted today is, “obtained a more excellent name than they.” The word “obtain” changes everything that our culture teaches about Jesus. To obtain means to receive something that was not previously one’s possession. Jesus was with God in the beginning and was God; so, how did Jesus become heir and obtain anything from God? God is eternal and was before the beginning; therefore, Jesus being “in the beginning” does not necessitate Him being eternal past externally with God, and the fact that He was God does not mean He was always externally from God as Jesus. God, the Father of lights, had all things in Him, and He allowed them to exist by creating, making, and allowing them to exist externally from Him.
God has this incredible map for His people, and He shares it with them as He knows they can receive it. Continue following the series and find out how amazing the journey can be.
Tomorrow’s blog is James which states, “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad.”