Letter To The Hebrews

Epistle to the Hebrews Part 1

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 second thoughts 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 significant times and made a covenant of promise with them. First, he spoke with Abraham, Moses, and 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, 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 God’s right hand, making him high in rank and a more excellent name than any other name. 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. Therefore, 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 as superior to Moses (3:1-6), who almost finished the race. Still, 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 a distance. Jesus finished the race, his sacrifice was beyond compare, and his accomplishment is God’s most extraordinary and final message. 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 most excellent 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). The Great Shepherd (13:20). Believe in Jesus Christ and be justified and sanctified by faith.

God is all in all.

Next: Series Part 1 I Part 2 I Part 3 I Part 4 I Part 5 I Back to Introduction

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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