|Hebrews 1:2-9 |
2 Has in these last days spoken to us in his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the worlds; [The last days were proclaimed by Peter at Pentecost, which was after the death and accession of Jesus. Paul, the believed author of this letter, was taught the gospel by the Spirit of Jesus, and not Jesus in the flesh. In this verse "God...has spoken to us by his son," means that Christ speaks to us from the word in our heart. So today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. Heb 4:7,12:25. ]
3 Who being the brightness of his glory and the representation of his being, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made ready a cleansing of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, [Notice! Jesus then was ready to cleanse sins, not excuse sins, not ignore sins, but to free them from the slavery to sin — to totally cleanse and perfect them, sanctifying them and making them holy forever, Heb 10:14. That is what true grace does; true grace redeems from all iniquity (sin, lawless deeds), and purifies a people who are His very own, zealous for good works, done by His direction in what to do and what to say.]
4 Being made as much superior to the angels, as the more excellent name he has inherited is to theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did God say at any time, "You are my Son, this day have I begotten you"? And again, "I will be a Father to him, and he will be a Son to me?"
6 And again, when he brings in the first begotten into the world, he said, "Let all the angels of God worship him."
7 Of the angels he said, "Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire."
8 But to the Son he said, "Your throne, O god, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.