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Hebrews 2:5-18

Angels do not have the limitations of human beings. If this is true, how can Jesus as a man be superior to the angels? Because Jesus is the creator Who clothed Himself in flesh on our behalf.

[Heb 2:5] For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.

[1Co 6:3] Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?

[Heb 2:6] But one testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him? Psalm 8

[Heb 2:7-8] SPEAKING OF US: You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet (us)." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing [that is] not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.

  • [Gen 1:26-27] Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 

[Heb 2:9] But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. Jesus was made lower so that He could suffer and taste death for all,

 

[Heb 2:10] For it was fitting for Him, for whom [are] all things and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain (ἀρχηγός: the author) of their salvation perfect through sufferings. His suffering perfected Him as the acceptable sacrifice.

  • [Heb 5:9] And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,

 

  • [Heb 12:2] looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

[Heb 2:11] For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified [are] all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, He became like us so that we could become like Him, not in deity, but through eternal life. He became our kinsmen redeemer.

 

[Heb 2:12] saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You." He hears us!

  • [Psalm 22:22] I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You. You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel! For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.

[Heb 2:13] And again: "I will put My trust in Him." And again: "Here am I and the children whom God has given Me." 2 Samuel 22:3; Isaiah 8:17

 

[Heb 2:14] Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, Because we became flesh and blood, and turned creation over to Satan, death came into the world. Therefore, to defeat Satan and reclaim mankind, Jesus became flesh. His death and resurrection made it possible for us to be freed from the power of death,

[Heb 2:15] and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. We are not only free from death, we are free from the fear of death; We are no longer slaves to sin. The wages of sin is death.

[Heb 2:16] For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

  • Jesus did not come for angels. Jesus did not come to save angels. He came to save the seed of Abraham (all mankind). [Jhn 3:16] "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.

 

[Heb 2:17] Therefore, in all things He had to be made like [His] brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things [pertaining: near] to God, to make propitiation (expiation; reconciliation) for the sins of the people.

People who don’t know the Lord might say, If Jesus is God, he can't possibly understand me:

  • Because, Jesus cannot understand persecution.
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand what it is like to be hungry.
  • Because, He cannot understand what it means to have everything, go after that promotion, be able to pay bills.
  • Because, He can’t possibly know what it is like to be born out of wedlock.
  • Because, He cannot understand what it means to be poor.
  • Because, He cannot understand what it is like to be despised and rejected.
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand being a victim of racism.
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand what it is like to be homeless.
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand what it is like to be a refugee.
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand what it is like to be hungry,
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand what it is like to be treated unfairly by authorities
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand what it is like to be falsely accused.
  • Because, Jesus cannot understand what it is like to be falsely convicted.
  • Because, He cannot possibly understand what it is like to be unjustly beaten by authorities
  • Because, He cannot understand what it is like to be sentenced to death.

Ignorant in unbelief, they don’t realize Jesus knows, understands and experienced all those things.

[Heb 2:18] For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to (bring) aid those who are tempted (by Satan. Jesus destroy death and restore the fellowship with God, lost in the garden.). Because He became flesh.

Jesus was tempted like no other:

[Luk 4:1-2] Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

 

[Luk 4:3-4] And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' " Jesus did not submit to the sin of Eve.

 

[Luk 4:5-7] Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for [this] has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. "Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours." He had the opportunity to get everything; to step on the heads of everyone else and receive it all without giving a thought to others.

 

[Luk 4:8] And Jesus answered and said to him, "Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.' " Once again, Jesus does not take the bait that was offered to Eve.

 

[Luk 4:9] Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. "For it is written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you,' "and, 'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.' " He chose not to go the route of the angels, but to lay down His life for us.

 

[Luk 4:12-13] And Jesus answered and said to him, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God.' " Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.

 

In All Things - Hebrews 2:5-18

June 7, 2020
Pastor Stewart White
Hebrews 2:5-18, 1 Corinthians 13
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