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Heirs of Salvation

John Collins02/24/2012To the Hebrews ( Hebrews 1 ), Paul said that in many times and many ways God had spoken to the people by the prophets in the days of old.  In Paul's day, however, he spoke to them through his Son, Jesus Christ.  God had appointed Jesus Christ to be heir of all things, and through Christ, he had made the worlds.

Jesus Christ was the brightness of God's glory, and was made in the image of God.  Christ was made to uphold all things by the power of the word of God.  All by Himself, Christ purged our sins and sat down on the right hand of the Father.

Christ was made better than the angels, because he had obtained a more excellent name than the angels.  None of the angels were to be called God's begotten Son, God would not be called Father to any angel.  When the Father brought Christ into the world, his first Son, he declared that all of the angels of God were to worship Him.  

The Father said to the angels that He makes the angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.  But to the Son, the Father said that "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever."  The Son's kingdom was a sceptre of righteousness, for the son loved righteousness and hated iniquity.  Therefore God, even the same God that the Hebrews worshipped, anointed Christ with the oil of gladness above all of the people.

In the beginning, the Lord laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens were the works of the hand of God.  The heavens and the earth would perish, but God would remain.  God would fold the heavens and the earth and change them, but God Himself would remain the same even after time itself had failed.

Paul asked them, which of the angels did God ask to sit at His right hand?  Which of the angels did he make their enemies a footstool before their feet? The angels are all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who would be heirs of salvation.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Are we caught up in the doctrines of man, or are we worshipping this wonderful God who sent His Son for us?  Are our ministers a flame of fire, or have they sizzled out with the same old stories and teachings?  Do we revere the prophets of old more than the Christ who gave His life to purge our sins?  Are we the heirs of salvation?