Hebrews 1:1-4 – “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.”
In John 1:1-5 we read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” That was the apostle John’s description and definition of Jesus and here in Hebrews, the writer echoes the same thing with a direct application to you and me about who we are, our hope, and our manner of life.
The Bible reveals from Genesis through to Revelation that God is a speaking God! He talks, He speaks, He uses words to convey His message, ministry, and purpose. The writer of Hebrews addressed the truth that God had used the prophets of ages past to speak to man and reveal His plan and purposes. He then reminds the readers that, in that present time the Last Days, God was speaking again through Jesus.
But who was or is Jesus? To many of that day, He was merely a carpenter’s son, a Jew, and some even recognized Him as a prophet but not all recognized Him as the Son of God and Messiah. Yet, if His message is to resonate and have transforming power in our lives we must recognize and receive Him as Messiah, the only begotten Son of God, and Savior of the World.
Hebrews declares that this Jesus was appointed by the Father as ‘heir of all things’ and ‘creator of the world.’ He is described as the Light or the Radiance of God’s Glory and the exact representation of the Father in His nature. He is the giver and sustainer of life and ‘upholds all things by the Word of His Power’. Notice it did not say the Power of His Words but the Word of His Power! He is more than Words!
He came for the purpose to seek and save mankind, to provide Himself as a sinless sacrifice to satisfy divine justice and redeem mankind from the ownership of the devil. Once He completed that task of purification He sat down at the right hand of the Father and was Lord of All.
Romans 14:11 quotes Isaiah 45 and declares of Jesus, “…every knee shall bow… and every tongue shall praise God.” Philippians 2:10refers to that same prophetic utterance and says of Jesus that He has a name exalted above all names and that one day at the name of Jesus Every Knee will Bow and Every Tongue will Confess that He is Lord!
Isaiah 9:6 identifies Him as the coming one upon whom the government of God will rest, and His name will declare God’s Glory. He is Emmanuel. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” Who is Jesus? He is the sinless Son of God who came and gave His life a ransom for you and me. He is Messiah!
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” He invites us to Come! He invites us to Call Upon Him! He invites us to Enter into the New Birth through repentance and confession of sin. It is by Grace through Faith that we become New Creations transformed from darkness into His marvelous light. We are invited to depart from a life of sin and enter into a life of righteousness and enjoy the peace that the world cannot give and cannot take away. We are invited to enjoy Abundant Life and in that have Eternal Life in and through Jesus.
Who is Jesus? He is the Savior waiting for you to call. Who is Jesus? He is the healer waiting to restore you to health. Who is Jesus? He is your provider wanting to open heaven’s windows for you and pour out blessings beyond your ability to contain. Who is Jesus? He is the one who loves you enough to die for your sins. Who is Jesus? He is Savior. Your savior and my savior. He is the Light of the World. He is JESUS!
God, bless you as you embark on today’s leg of life’s journey in Jesus!