JESUS IS THE IMPRINT OF GOD

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)

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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)

Lord Jesus Christ is the radiance and express imprint of the Father. He upholds all things by the word of His power, and after He offered Himself as sacrifice for the sins of the world, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on High.

While the Lord offered His blood as propitiation, salvation is available only to those who confess by mouth that He is the Lord, and believe in heart that God raised Him from the death on the third day.

Mark the Gospel writer writes that the Lord was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God

Luke the Gospel writer, a physician, a companion of Apostle Paul writes that the ‘Son of man’ sits on the right hand of God

Apostle Paul, although not named as writer of the Book of Hebrews, yet going by the style of writing he is believed to be the writer. He says that through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God. He purges our conscience from dead works to serve the living God (Cf. 2 Corinthians 4:4, Mark 16:19, Luke 22:69)

HIS EXCELLENT NAME

“Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 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?” (Hebrews 1:4-5)

In dignity and in office Lord Jesus Christ (who is not an angel) is superior to angels. The contrast is made to better understand Lord Jesus. Angels do not accept worship from humans, but Jesus having been appointed by the Father heir of all things, is alone who deserves worship.

When John bowed down to angel the latter said he is a fellow servant and did not accept worship. In the last days (in the context it means during Messianic days) God spoke to us by His Son.

Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the sacrifice of His own body and blood on our behalf has inherited an excellent name above all names that at the name of Jesus every knee, of that which is heaven, and that which are in earth and that which are under the heaven, will bow down, and confess that He is Lord to the glory of the Father.

God is still speaking to us through His word, and in our quiet times when we seek His guidance through sincere prayer. In His incarnation, he was made little lower than angels (Hebrews 2:7, Psalm 8:5, and Philippians 2:6-8). He and the Father are one (John 10:30).

The Lord is now seated on the right hand of the Majesty and pleading on our behalf. Angels and authorities and all powers have been made subject to Him.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
(cf. Philippians 2:9-11, 1 Peter 3:22, Revelation 22:9, Hebrews 2:7, Ephesians 1:21, Colossians 2:10)