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Resurrection is a birth…..

I need to go back to the first chapter of Hebrews that I printed for you on last Friday, the 13th, and note something you need to understand.  That is – the fact that God refers to the resurrection of His only Son as a birth into the position of a Firstborn Son.

(Jesus was Mary’s firstborn son – not God’s – at His first inception and birth.)

 God’s Firstborn Son has been appointed Heir (v.3) and took His appointed place at the right hand of the Majesty on high – after His resurrection.  This inheritance included a more excellent name than the angels.  The angels of God are called “sons of God” in the Old Testament; however, they cannot “make purification of sins,” (v.3), nor die and be resurrected (v.5).  God’s Beloved Son (The Son of His Love) has been “brought to the birth” (v.5) –  through resurrection – now obtaining the throne and scepter – the righteous scepter – the scepter of His kingdom.

Can you see it?  Rev. 1:5 helps our understanding:  (Rev 1:5) and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born out of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth; to him who did love us, and did bathe us from our sins in his blood,(Rev 1:6) and did make us kings and priests to his God and Father, to him is the glory and the power to the ages of the ages! Amen.(Rev 1:7) Lo, he doth come with the clouds, and see him shall every eye, even those who did pierce him, and wail because of him shall all the tribes of the land. Yes! Amen! (Young’s Literal)

God will bring The First-born into the inhabited earth again (v.6, in Heb. 1)).  Then He will be worshiped by angels (sons of God).  And, all His enemies will become a footstool for His feet.  Those “beautiful” feet that brought the gospel of this very kingdom – and was rejected.  But, look at what this means now!

HE IS THE FIRST-BORN OF MANY BROTHERS!  (“BRETHERN”)  The “only” Son, as First-born, means He will now have brothers and sisters.  Ah, now the importance of the resurrection is revealed.  Being the “first begotten” means there will be others “begotten” –  brothers and sisters to the first-born who are foreknown, predestined, and conformed to the image of this First-born One:  (Rom 8:28) And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.   (Rom 8:29) For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:  (Rom 8:30) and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

THE FIRST-BORN FROM THE DEAD HAS FIRST PLACE IN ALL THINGS THAT WERE CREATED IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH!  (Col 1:16) for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;  (Col 1:17) and he is before all things, and in him all things consist.  (Col 1:18) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

HE IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH OF THE FIRST-BORN!  (Heb 12:22) but ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable hosts of angels,  (Heb 12:23) to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

(Heb 2:8) Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he subjected all things unto him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to him.

(Heb 2:9) But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for every man .

(Heb 2:10) For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

(Heb 2:11) For both he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

(Heb 2:12) saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, In the midst of the congregation will I sing thy praise.

(Heb 2:13) And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold, I and the children whom God hath given me.

(Heb 2:14) Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same; that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

(Heb 2:15) and might deliver all them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

(Heb 2:16) ​For verily not to angels doth he give help, but he giveth help to the seed of Abraham.

(Heb 2:17) Wherefore it behooved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

(Heb 2:18) ​For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.

PRAISE HIM!  THANK YOU, FATHER!

(I hope you are still reading!  I know today is a long entry – but, you will be glad because I have one more “shouting” verse for you!)

Acts 2: 24 – “And God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony (lit.: birth pangs) of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.” NAS

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August 19, 2010 - Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately, Luke and Acts/Letters to Theophilus

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