December 3, 2015 - "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 world's; 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 by The right hand of the Majesty on high." (Hebrews 1:1-3)
Unlike many other books of the Bible, Hebrews has no introductory remarks or salutations to a church or individual. The writer was never revealed but the author is the Holy Spirit, as it is with all books of God's Word.
He tells us that God spoke all throughout the ages in many forms through the prophets to the fathers of men. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
While the Bible was written over a span of 16 centuries by men of many walks of life, it carries a cohesiveness and a unity which allow for only one author, the Holy Spirit of God. All scripture communicates God's will, His commands, to humanity.
The writer of Hebrews affirms that the highest of all revelations is that of Christ. Verse 3; "Who being the brightness of His glory". Ambassadors can carry the message but no ambassador speaks with the same authority as the Cornerstone or Head of the church.
All that was spoken by the prophets before did testify about Christ. As the head of the church, the words of Christ are more important than those spoken about Him. Christ gave us, His followers, the words which the Father gave to Him. He is the living Word, so what He speaks are words of life to all who believe.
Christ is the eternal Son of God and God has appointed Him the heir of all things. By His power the world's were created. He is God manifested in the flesh, the Apostles beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten Son of God, full of grace and truth.
The writer of Hebrews reveals that God speaks through the Son in these last days (verse 2). We must say that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and that all of it is profitable when rightly divided. Paul tells us in (II Timothy 3:16) "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."
Saying we should use the Word of God to determine; what we believe, to contend for the faith in Christ, to correct wrongs by us and others, and to instruct or teach others in God's Word so they will not be deceived by the devil.
The Word of God is eternal; It shall never pass away, these are the words spoken by Jesus through Matthew. (Matthew 24:35) "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away."
Christ came to purge our sins and in doing so reconciled the world to Him. Christ came to give Hs life as a ransom for the sins of all people for all times. He tasted death for each and every one of us.
His blood cleanses from all sins, but one must exercise faith in that atoning blood in order to be saved.
Christ arose a victor over death, He defeated Satan, death and the grave and He now lives forevermore and is seated at the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for all who have come to the Father through Him.
Praise the Lord Jesus, praise Him, praise Him...
Please join us every Wednesday evening at 6:00PM for the study of God's Word at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Call 936-615-1427 for more information or directions to the church.
Submitted by Mike Mills, Spring Hill Church