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SON OF THE HIGHEST
The Supreme Revelation
By Dr. Mary Craig
Jesus Christ, born of a woman, born under the law, laid in a manger in the city of David, was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death. Do you see Him? When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son to redeem those who were under the law. (Galatians 4.4, 5)
Jesus Christ, named according to the word of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1.31) and to Joseph (Matthew 1.21), fulfilled the prophetic word. "He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." (Luke 1.32, 33)
God spoke through His prophets. He sent angels with messages. And now, the Father remembers His holy covenant and His promised mercy. He sends His Son to grant that His own, being delivered from the hands of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our lives. (Luke 1.72-75)
Immanuel, God with us, entered history in the days of Herod the king (Matthew 2.1). He was in the beginning with God. Indeed, all things were made through Him. (John 1.2, 3) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1.15, 16 NKJV)
The eternal, ultimate expression of God, the Word, became flesh to dwell among us and to declare to us the Father. God has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, the supreme revelation. (Hebrews 1.1, 2) Are you listening?
Jesus Christ came to purge our sins and, after living, dying, and being raised from the dead, to ascend into heaven. To which of the angels did God ever say: Sit at My right hand till I make Your enemies Your footstool?" Angels are ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1.13, 14) As Man and as God, Jesus Christ is superior to angels, indeed pre-eminent.
Angels tell about Him, worship Him, serve Him. His Name never changed. He neither swerved from nor altered His destiny. He came to save His people from their sins. He came that we might have life. He knew of which He spoke. Yet He says,
No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3.13-18)
Do you believe in the name of the only begotten Son of God? His name means "the Lord is Salvation." As Christ, He is the Anointed One, the promised Messiah. He is Alpha and Omega, the Faithful Amen, Creator, Shepherd, Redeemer, Lamb of God, Lion of Judah, the Ancient of Days, Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. The voice of many angels and living creatures say with a loud voice:
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing! (Revelation 5.12)
In that humility of incarnation, in that humility of the servant-son, in that obedience to the point of death on the cross, when He had by Himself purged our sins, Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (Hebrews 1.3, 4)
A more excellent name. The supreme revelation. Indeed, Godís final word to humanity. Kings came from afar to kneel before Him. Angels bow before Him. Demons know this Jesus of Nazareth as the Holy One of God and do as He commands. All of creation stands at attention for His word.
The testimony is clear. Jesus is the Fatherís provision for our salvation. He is the crucified One, the risen and exalted Christ, the One to whom every knee will bow. I have bowed in surrender to Him as my Lord and my God. What about you?
NAMES OF JESUS:
Blessed and only Potentate
1 Timothy 6.15
Head of all Principality and Power
Desire of All Nations
Holy, Harmless, and Undefiled
Lion of the Tribe of Judah
Lamb of God
John 1.29, 36
Lord Our Righteousness
Ruler of the Kings of the Earth
King of Kings
Word of God
In the names and titles of Jesus Christ we can see both His Person and His Work. I encourage you to discover for yourself all that God has for you in Jesus. There is more! Call upon the Name of the Lord, and you will be saved.
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentileóthe same Lord is
Lord of all, and richly blesses all who call on Him, for, "Everyone who
Calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10.12, 13
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