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Jesus is better
Hebrews 1:1-2
Have you ever wondered who Jesus is? He is final word from God, He is the creator, and owner of all things. Jesus is God.
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Published December 1st, 2021; Updated December 7th, 2021
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The Son is the better and final revelation from God.
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Hebrews 1:1-2
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Long ago, at many times
and a in many ways,
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God spoke to our fathers
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by the prophets,
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but b in these last days
c he has spoken to us
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by d his Son,
whom he appointed e the heir of all things,
f through whom also he created g the world.
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Meditation: “God spoke”. What great love and power from the divine? He came down in our sphere. Communicated to us through prophets and His Son so we may understand, know, and enjoy Him.We have His Word the Bible. Let His word have authority over my life. His word gives life and is divine. His wisdom will lead me to righteousness. I want to be careful in handling His word and be faithful to the truth. His word is the final say no matter what. Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Son of God. He is the first born from the dead. He is sovereign King. He sits at the right hand of the Father. He created all things, sustains all things, and owns all things. He is the King of kings. He is the Lord of Lords. Christ fulfilled what Adam did not. He lived perfect life. Loved God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. He fulfilled the roles of prophet, priest, and king. He brought God’s word. He intercedes for us. He rules. Jesus is God. God expressed himself in Christ. How awesome that by faith, we become fellow heirs with Christ! All that is Christ’s is ours! All because of what God has done and who he is. The Son lived, died, and resurrected for us. To have relationship as the Son and the Father had in the beginning. Not only do we have all that belongs to Christ. Best of all we get to have God! The Son bridged the gap so that we may have Him. Let our affections and desires be set on God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Verse 1 "many times" - πολυμερῶς which means "many parts" Some was narrative, poetry, law, prophecy, doctrinal, ethical, warning, encouragement. Goes from "picture book types", ceremonies, prophecies, and finally Christ. "many ways" - πολυτρόπως which means "many different ways/manners" Different ways God spoke was by vision, dreams, parable, type, or symbol. (Numbers 12:6,8; Ps. 89:19; Hebrews 3:5) Old Testament is not God's complete truth, but it is completely His his truth. Old Testament showed its incompleteness just as animal sacrifices showed couldn't remove guilt (Hebrews 10:1) Old Testament shows promise. New Testament showed fulfillment. Old Testament people trusted in a promise that was not yet fulfilled. (Hebrews 11:39) They foresaw what was going to happen but some did not fully understand (1 Peter 1:10-12) The men were totally controlled by the Spirit; all scripture is God speaking. Old Testament is confirmed, accurate, authoritative, and was delivered by Old Testament prophets (2 Peter 1:20,21) All scripture is inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16) Old Testament was God's revelation preparing people for His coming. (Romans 15:8; Matthew 10:20) Verse 2 “but in these last days” I believe is a messianic reference. (Galatians 4:4;Ephesians 1:10; 1Peter 1:20; Acts 2:17) Scriptural promise last days Messiah would come. (Jeremiah 33:14-16;Micah 5:1-4; Zechariah 9:9,16) Old Testament shows fragments; Jesus is the full final God’s revelation. The New Testament gospels tell His story, epistles comment on it , Revelation is the culmination. Even the Samaritan Woman knew messiah unfold revelation of God (John 4:25) Jesus is the final and complete revelation. (Revelation 22:18-19) God the Father expressed Himself in Jesus Christ who is the Son of God. “the heir of all things” - Jesus Christ is the supreme first born, the one who earned his right to rule, the Sovereign King, the chief one, and rightful owner of all things. (Psalms 2:8; Matthew 21:38;Matthew28:18; Psalms 2:6-9; Psalms 89:27) From Psalms 89:27; firstborn refers to legal rights. Refers to position not time. First born title means “chief one”. Usually the oldest son gets the father’s estate (Genesis 49:3) This title shows might, strength, dignity, and power to describe the first born title. This title reveals right to rule. It is an authority word. First born refers to his sovereignty not birth. (Colossians 1:18) He is the first born from the dead. All those resurrected Jesus’ resurrection far above the greatest. Jesus is the most honored, dignified, highest, and powerful. All things created by Christ and for Christ (Romans 11:36; Colossians 1:16) Revelation 5:1-6 - reveals title deed to earth and all that is in it; the deed heir has right to take the earth; Roman law shows the will is sealed 7 times; and the seal is not to be broke until after the person whose will it was had died; Jesus is the Lamb who has the scroll in hand. He is the heir of the earth. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. (Acts 2:36) When you have faith in the King, you become fellow heirs with the King (Romans 8:16-17). All that is Christ’s is ours. “through whom also He made the world” - Christ is the agent through whom God created the world (John 1:3; Romans 8:22) “World” - aiōnas means “the ages” Jesus not only created physical things of the world but he also created time, space, energy, and matter. He created everything that makes it function with no effort.
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Brent Karding
Just so you know, I won't be giving any feedback on your Interpretation assignments until you pass the Bracketing assessment, since we only coach one course at a time (as I said earlier). You can keep moving forward in Interpretation as you have been, just know that it might be a while until you get feedback, and that the lack of feedback might negatively affect your progress in the course. Hopefully not, but it happens sometimes! :)
Kyle Bowling
I understand. I’ll try not to go too far
Brent Karding
Sounds good.
Kyle Bowling
Still on for Saturday?
Brent Karding
We could - I had just asked what time zone you were in so I'll know if 8:30 AM works. :)
Kyle Bowling
I am in Eastern Time.
Brent Karding
OK. Yes, let's do that. 

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Brent Karding
Good improvements, Kyle!
Kyle Bowling
Thank you sir!
Brent Karding
Verse 1
These are an excellent pair of lists of observations. Very well done. And your meditations are worshipful and helpful.
Brent Karding
The Son is the better and final revelation from God.
Based on my comments below, this summary should reflect a Neg-Pos: "God spoke in the past in many ways, but now he has spoken through his Son." (Something like that.)
Brent Karding
whom he appointed the heir of all things,
2d-e should be modifying only 2c, rather than all of 2a-c, as you have it. That's because "whom" in 2d and 2e is referring specifically to "his Son" in 2c, and not to 2a-b at all.
Brent Karding
but in these last days
2a is showing a contrast with its use of "but." This could be Neg-Pos ("he used to speak like this, but now he spoke like this") or Concessive ("even though he used to speak like this, now he spoke like this"). The former is better, since I see a plain contrast, not a concession to something surprising in 1.
Brent Karding
and in many ways,
1a-b should be bracketed together before being attached to 1c. Both 1a-c are describing 1c: "God spoke (1) at many times and (2) in many ways."
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