Gospel 11 – Good News of the Epistle to the Hebrews Series
Good News of the Epistle to the Hebrews is more than an epistle, it’s a book of a long sermon about Jesus Christ. It is written to doubters who have a second thought about their conversion to Christianity without considering that the epistle reveals the superiority of the Christian faith. God made a supreme revelation to the Prophets of the Old about the coming Messiah and these last days have spoken to the Son. Going back in time, God spoke seven major times and made a covenant of promise with them. He spoke with Abraham, Moses, David, From Isaiah to Malachi, in the Old Covenant of promise, and from Matthew to John, when God spoke with His Son that secured the New Covenant. From Roman to Jude, and the Epistles which is the appropriation of the New Covenant. The 7th time, God spoke to His Son Jesus and revealed the things to come, and per instruction from God to deliver His message, Jesus asked his messenger (angel) to get to John and reveal what the Father said. That’s how we got the Book of Revelation, popularly known as the apocalypse of ancient times.—The end of the ages.
Jesus Christ is exalted above angels, superior to the angels because the Son is the brightness of God’s glory, and he sits at the right hand of God, which makes him high in rank, and greater name above any other names. He is the Son that has an eternal throne in an eternal kingdom. God did not send the Son to condemn the world but to save the world through him. He is greater than the Old Testament prophets (1:1), higher than the angels (1:3–2:18), and superior to Joshua (4:1-10).
The epistle to the Hebrews mentioned Jesus superior to Moses (3:1-6) who almost finish the race but for a dot of disobedience, he was not allowed to enter the promised land and with God’s graciousness He let Moses view it from the distance. Jesus finished the race, his sacrifice was beyond compare and his accomplishment is God’s greatest and final message to us. If we disobey God’s command there are always consequences. As James said in 2:10—“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he has become guilty of all.” (KJV). If we obey every commandment except one, we are still guilty of breaking them all. God’s perfection is always at work.
The book of the Hebrews is the greatest Christological description of the attributes and accomplishments of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is the heir of all things (12), the Chosen One who God made the world (1:2), the light and brightness of God’s glory (1:3), the image of Him person (1:3), holding the universe by the word of His power (1:3), seating at the right hand of the Almighty (1:3), better the angels (1:4), captain of salvation (2:10), destroyer of death and the devil (2:14), High Priest (2:17), more glory than Moses (2:3), a sympathizer of our weaknesses (4:15), our intercessor (7:25), Mediator of the New Covenant (8:6), He is our type to persevere to fight a good fight of faith (12:2-3), and the great Shepherd (13:20). Believe in Jesus Christ and be justified and sanctified by faith.
God is all in all.