The book of Hebrews gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the New Testament (N.T).
The book of Hebrews is predominantly for the Hall of Faith super stars in Chapter 11, but in the book of Hebrews we see the greatest superstar of all – Jesus Christ as the very author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).
In the book of Hebrews, Jesus Christ is the
H – Heir (appointed) of all things (1:2) & High Priest of our Profession (3:1) in the Order of Melchizedek (7:17)
E – Expressed image of God’s person (1:3)
B – Brother of the sanctified (2:11) & look alike brethren (2:17)
R – Reconciler of sins (2:17) & the Resurrected one (13:20)
E – Everlasting One (1:12)
W – Worthy of glory [more than of Moses] (3:3)
S – Sinless (4:15) Savior (7:25) who is Superior/Better than ALL
He is better than
- Angels (Spiritual) for they worship Him (1:4-6)
- Moses (Physical) for He created him/builder is greater than the building (3:1-6)
- Priests (Religious) for His sacrifice was once and for all (chapter 10)
- Law (legal) for He is the mediator of a better covenant (8:6,10,12)
Hebrews 2:14-15 states that Jesus is the destroyer of the devil (the god of this world) and that he has delivered us from the power of the devil, which is the fear of death. The devil is a Lame Duck. Lame duck in political terms is an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, and especially an official whose successor has already been elected. Jesus Christ destroyed the Devil. He is the one elected of God to reign in this world and the world to come.
In Hebrews, Jesus Christ is destroyer of the devil, the deliverer from death and is BETTER than ALL (spiritual (angels), moses (physical), priests (religious) and law (legal)), He is the author and finisher of our FAITH.
Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 2:14-15 (KJV)
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
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