13 Apr 2019 Hebrews (Program #3)

Hebrews (Program #3) – The Son

God has spoken, praise Him!   Without His speaking, God is mysterious. But He has revealed Himself in His speaking.  God is mysterious and this book of the New Testament, Hebrews, is mysterious as well. But God does not desire to remain a mystery to His created vessels, does He? How has He chosen to unveil this mystery to mankind?

God is certainly mysterious, He is invisible. Even John says “no man has ever seen God”. Also Paul mentioned the same thing – he said “confessedly great is the mystery of godliness”. But both of these writers also let us know that God can be known. First of all, John says “the only begotten Son has declared Him” and Paul says “He was manifested in the flesh”. So this mysterious God has been incarnated, He has come in the flesh, He has come in a visible way to make this mysterious God known. God became a man – Jesus Christ. So, this is one way which God has chosen to unveil this mystery to mankind, that is, by coming into mankind and also by His speaking. And the main thing we’re emphasizing today is that God is speaking; God has spoken. By the time however when the book of Hebrews was written, the incarnated God has gone to the cross, died, been resurrected, and, had become the life-giving Spirit! God is invisible but this invisible and mysterious God unveiled this mystery both by His incarnation and after He became the Spirit. How did He reveal Himself then? He did it by speaking. He did unveil Himself and His mysterious existence by His speaking. In Hebrews 1:1 it says, “God, having spoken of old in many portions and in many ways to the fathers in the prophets. Has in the last of these days spoken to us in the Son….” In His creation and in His work, He is still mysterious but He has unveiled Himself to us, humans, by His speaking. Christ came to speak. He spoke through many people before He came to speak Himself. His history is a history of speaking. Our God is a speaking God. That’s how we know Him because He speaks.

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