Heb.1: 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Oh the richness of God’s Word even when it comes through human words! When you read verses like this and if you know the Redeemer can you not feel the spirit leap within you! They are speaking of Jesus, the High and Exalted and Risen Christ! The Spirit reminds us that the father God never calls angels “Son”. This fifth verse pulls back the veil ever so slightly and allows us t peek into the intimate relationship within the Godhead. It is an amazing piece of sacred truth. Who are we that God should stoop down and allow us any glimpse into that kind of hallowed ground? What have we done to deserve such a vision? Why would the Spirit reward us with these few words that usher us into a realm where no human could ever go unless it was given to him? Take a moment and thank our Heavenly Father because such grace can never be justified by reason. That kind of unspeakable grace emanates completely from the bottomless reservoir of God’s endless love.
Verse six shows us that God called the angels to worship the incarnate Son of God. Verse seven highlights the fact that God uses the ministry of angels, but verse eight uses verse six to provide relief and showcase the incomparable magnificence of God the Son even when compared to angels. Let us be honest here. We can only describe the beings we call angels, but to complete know and comprehend their 0power and magnificence is beyond us. So if we are severely limited in our knowledge of angels how can we fully understand the glorious majesty of God the Son? All these self absorbed men who claim they met with Jesus in their motel room or their living room are deceived liars.
This entire preamble in the book of Hebrews is a treatise on the deity, majesty, and glory of Jesus Christ. And that truth is at the very core of the faith. The deity of Christ is what the evil one attacks and dilutes and questions. And armed with this surpassing truth why is it that the modern church is consumed with politics, nationalism, wealth, success, and in general itself. And in so doing we, like the Church at Ephesus, have left our first love.
Verse 9 speaks ever so clearly about the deity of Christ when the Son is referred to as God. But let me lead us deeper into that reality. When you are enlightened by the Spirit to the absolute and eternal deity of the Lord Jesus is becomes a source of great wonder as well as contentment. Yes we must stand against heresy, but never leave the matchless comfort and confidence we have in Christ when we know of whom we have believed. His deity presents Him as the August Son of the Living God and in that immutable truth we rest.
You see we really have no strength in ourselves. It is all of Him. And He has revealed Himself to us as a beautiful and powerful act of grace. To discover just Who Jesus is and always was is a moment of revelation which not only changes our earthly lives, but it changes our eternal destiny.