Everyone Confesses Jesus is Lord (Hebrews 1:13-14)
"To which of the angels did God ever say, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"? Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" (Hebrews 1:13-14)
Part 1 of 3
The entire first chapter of Hebrews compares the greatness and superiority of Jesus with the angels. We gain understanding into the glory and majesty of Christ when we use this comparison, because everything about Him is superior. His name, His title, His rank and His position as Son. The work that He has done, speaks for itself. His creative power and His redemptive work have earned Him the preeminent spot in the Universe. In fact the angels are there to worship and serve Him.
Everyone Confesses Christ as Lord
A time will come when everyone will confess Christ's lordship to His face. Currently, He is seated at the right hand of the Father waiting for that day. The day when His enemies will be made a footstool for His feet. No one will escape this confession after looking upon Jesus. His awesomeness will be unmistakable.
This confession will be demanded because of the glory due Him as savior of the world. "And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:8-11). This confession will bring glory to God as He is pleased with Jesus and the work that He did.
The amazing thing about this is that because of His grace we have the opportunity to confess His Lordship now. As believers, this is what we do when we call on His name for salvation. "if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame" (Romans 10:9-11). We have been given a choice. We can confess His Lordship now and escape the coming wrath of rejecting Jesus and gain the eternal life He offers. Or we can wait until it is too late and receive the punishment for refusing the Savior and His gift of grace and gain an eternity without Him.
By His position of authority at the right hand of the Father and the confession that will be made by everyone, it proves Jesus' superiority to the Angels.
Over the next three days we will look at Hebrews 1:13-14, looking at Jesus’ eternal position and the believer’s position of authority over angels.
Tomorrow we look at Part 2: The Believers Position is also higher than the Angels.
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