Hebrews 1-2

Well, here I am again, 4 months after I got done with my study of Ephesians, just now starting a new study. My ever present weakness, not getting into my Bible enough. Of course, I have been studying John with Jessica, which has been good for me as well as her, but I've done no study on my own.

I've begun to feel the pull of the scriptures again. I need this, to learn who this God I'm trying to follow is. Jessica has to get on the bus at 6:50 AM now a days, so our infrequent readings will be even less so. But that gives me an opportunity to get up with her and read before heading to work. Wish me luck. :-)

Hebrews 1:3 - "Radiance of God", "exact imprint of His nature". That's hard to comprehend that a man could be that, but he was.

Hebrews 1:4-14 - He spends these verses pointing out that Jesus was not an angel, pointing out how He is different than an angel. Was there a movement among the Jewish Christians to say that Jesus was simply an angel from heaven rather than God in flesh?

Hebrews 2:7 - He makes the point that though he was higher than the angels, for a time he was made lower. In other words, he didn't come merely as angel nor was he god present in the world. He was in fact God, but a man as well. So, though higher, for a little while was became lower.

Hebrews 2:8 - "At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him." That's certainly true. At present I see wars, crime, bills, possessions, wants, worries and more. I have to strain every day, throughout the day, to see Him.

Hebrews 2:11 - How amazing is Jesus on earth? He came as one higher than the angels, became fro a time lower than the angels in becoming a man, and he and us "have one origin." Higher, yet lower; different, yet the same.

Hebrews 2:16-18 - He wraps up this angel comparison saying that it wasn't to help the angels that he came, but to help us. To do that, he had to be like us, suffering under temptation as we do.

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I think maybe there was a movement within Jewish Christianity that was including angels as recipients of worship - making Jesus less important. That's why John's vision in the Revelation would emphasize that it was wrong to fall at the feet of an angel to worship. That's my guess!

I believe that John's vision in the Revelation is also a warning not to worship them as we have seen in our time, I have seen angel power signs and pins and so forth. Some seem to believe more for angels then God. I was taken back by the marketing of angel statues and such during the late eighties.

I was taken back by the marketing of angel statues and such during the late eighties.

Sadly, one of my own family members has great faith in the interaction of angels in our lives, yet ignores the bible and considers it a bunch of rubish. If only those whom we love the most would rely on us in the faith for the truth. How true it is when Jesus says:

And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:

' Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.'

Jesus is so glorious, and the Hebrews scripture Doug read is so poignant, and when the Hebrew writer points out that not any of his angels will sit, or be invited to sit, at the right hand of GOD. This is probably what set the devil off in the first place. (I don't really know why I think that, I think I will have to look it up.)

But in this Matthew scripture that I just quoted above, yes it says that their hearts have grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, there is still hope because it says, "Lest they should see...", "So that I should heal them." That tells me that there is still hope for all those angel worshipers, Lord willing...



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  • I was taken back by the marketing of angel statues and such during the late eighties. Sadly, one of my own family members has great faith in the interaction of angels in our lives, yet ignores the bible and considers ...

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  • I believe that John's vision in the Revelation is also a warning not to worship them as we have seen in our time, I have seen angel power signs and pins and so forth. Some seem to believe more for angels then God. I was ...

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    Keith Brenton
    Hebrews 1-2
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