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June 10, 2023

Christ is Far Superior

Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus, 12:2 Looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God.

In Hebrews we see that Christ is far superior to everything in Judaism. In Judaism there is God. According to Hebrews 1, Christ is the very God. Furthermore, in Hebrews 2 we see that Christ is also man. The God in Judaism is merely God, but the God in the New Testament is both God and man, the God-man. As such a God-man, Christ is superior to the angels, another important item of Judaism. Furthermore, the book of Hebrews reveals that Christ is superior to Moses, Joshua, and Aaron, the priest. According to the book of Hebrews, the new covenant enacted by Christ is superior to the old covenant enacted by Moses (8:6- 13), and Christ's unique sacrifice is superior to the old sacrifices (10:9-10, 12, 14). God now cares only for Christ's unique sacrifice, which has terminated and replaced all the Old Testament sacrifices. In the book of Hebrews Paul presents a clear picture showing us that the Old Testament things are over. What remains now in God's New Testament economy is Jesus Christ, the all- inclusive One. Having seen such a view, Paul could not tolerate a mixture of such an all-inclusive Christ with the inferior things of the out-of-date, Old Testament economy.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp. 517-518. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: [email protected].

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