Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Jesus is the Final Word

Jesus is the Final Word
Read: Hebrews 1:1-14
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.                           (Hebrews 1:1-2 NIV)
            Did you know that one of the titles for Jesus is “the Word”?  John says, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  (John 1:1 NASB)
            When Jesus came to this earth he took upon himself human flesh, that is, he inhabited a human body.  It was a human body that possessed both a divine and a human nature; yet without a sinful nature.  That’s what is called the Incarnation (John 1:14).
            The Scripture declares that God “made him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf…” (2 Corinthians 5:21).  1 John 3:5 says, “You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.”  Peter also testified in his epistle that Jesus also “committed no sin.” (1 Peter 2:23)
            God in his infinite wisdom took deity and poured it into humanity.  The book of Hebrews opens with the words, “God, after he spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days had spoken to us in His Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the world.”  (Hebrews 1:1,2 NASB)  These words reveal that “Jesus is the Final Word.”  In times past God gave a part of his message to Adam, and parts to Noah, Moses, David, Solomon, and various prophets.  At no time did he reveal the complete revelation to any one person.  But now in these last days, he is speaking to us by his son. 
            Throughout the book of Ephesians, Paul talks about the mystery that was hidden in past generations.  Then to the church in Colossae, he reveals the mystery to be –Christ in you, the hope of glory.  (Colossians 1:27)
            Just think of it – Christ in you!  No person in Old Testament times, no matter how great they were, knew or experienced this blessed truth.  The one who is declared to be Lord of Lords, and King of Kings lives in us who believe.  How remarkable is that?  Truly, Jesus is the Final Word.

Prayer: Dear Lord, how thankful we are for your Son, Jesus Christ, and his willingness to come and give his life as a propitiation for our sin. 

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