Jesus Shall Be KingHandbook 1: Article 2 - Consider Jesus

Long ago God spoke in many different ways to our fathers through the prophets, telling them little by little about His plans. But now in these days He has spoken to us through His Son to whom He has given everything, and through Him He made the world and everything there is. God's Son shines out with God's glory, and all that God's Son is and does marks Him as God. He regulates the universe by the mighty power of His command. He is the one who died to cleanse us and clear our record of all sin, and then sat down in the highest honor beside the great God of heaven. Thus He became far greater than the angels.

Therefore, dear brothers, whom God has set apart for Himself -- you who are chosen for heaven -- consider this Jesus, who is God's messenger and the high priest of our faith. For Christ did not elect Himself to the honor of being high priest; no, He was chosen by God. God said to Him, "My Son, today I have honored You. Your kingdom will last forever and ever. In the beginning You made the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will disappear into nothingness, but You will remain forever. Someday You will fold them up and replace them. But You, Yourself, will never change and Your years will never end. But for now, sit here beside Me in honor until I crush Your enemies beneath Your feet."

While Christ was here on earth He had to learn from experience what it was like to obey, when obeying meant suffering. It was after He had proved Himself perfect in this experience that Jesus became the giver of eternal salvation to all those who obey Him. For Jesus was faithful to God. He said, "I delight to do Thy will, O God."

This same Jesus is coming again. He shall appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to those who eagerly await Him. And He shall be King!

Excerpts from Hebrews 1-3, 5

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