We See Jesus
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 on the right hand of the Majesty on high; ~Hebrews 1:3
I believe that the Apostle Paul was the human author of the book of Hebrews. His personality and style are seen throughout the book. In Hebrews, he does a masterful work of proving that Jesus Christ is the eternal, sinless Son of God. As we read through Hebrews, we see Jesus the Son, Jesus the Savior, and Jesus the Sovereign. In effect, we see Jesus!
We see the effulgence.
“Who being the brightness of his glory....” Jesus is the glory of God. John said, “...(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” As the Light of the world, Jesus shines the glory of His light brightly so that all can see Him. At His transfiguration, “his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” Jesus is the brightness of the glory of God.
We see the equality.
“The express image of his person....” Jesus said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” Jesus and the Father are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-essential. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. He was “in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” He is Creator God. He is Commander God. Jesus is completely God. We can approach the Father in His name, and it shall be done unto us.
We see the efficacy.
“Upholding all things by the word of his power....” Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” He is the mighty God. He spoke the word, and the worlds came into existence. He speaks the word, and all things hold together. He keeps things from falling apart. All things includes the troubles and challenges that we face. He is our grace to help in time of need. He is the only One Who keeps us from falling.
We see the expiation.
"When He had by Himself purged our sins...." Jesus is "the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." Jesus purged our sins by the shedding of His blood for us. We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Jesus died for us. He is the only acceptable substitute and sacrifice for every sinner. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sins.
We see the exaltation.
"...Sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high." He satisfied God’s righteous demands for sin. In ascending to Heaven, He is on His throne. There, He ever liveth to make intercession for us. Let us exalt our Lord Jesus for being our Savior, our Lord, and our God. Let us come and adore Him. We see Jesus!
Have a Christ-exalting God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 1 Chronicles 22-24