Hebrews 2:5-9 “Recapturing our lost destiny”
Jun 22 2020
“Recapturing our lost destiny”
The book ofHebrews is all about Christ and the 2nd chapter presents four different views of Jesus earthly ministry. At the end of each view we will end up at the cross so that the reader would appreciate that whatever value there is in the life of Jesus, it is made available to us only by means of his death. The truth concerning Jesus is that He didn’t come into this world to be our moral guide, our principled teacher or a worker of miracles. NO, He came to live in this world in order that he might die. These verses present: Four reasons why it was necessary that Jesus, the Son of God, become man. And I want to focus on only one of them found in: Vs. 5-9 The first reason Jesus Christ became a man is to: RECAPTURE OUR LOST DESTINY.
The writer tells his reader first the reason for the necessity of Jesus becoming a man linking it back to Genesis 1:28 where God said to Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Mankind's authority was derived authority, as we were to be subject to God who indwelt us. Mankind was to be the means by which the invisible God became visible to his creatures. Only when man accepted dominion could he exercise dominion. Irrespective of all our amazing technological advancements in the control of certain physical forces of life, we have made absolutely NO progress when it comes to moral relationships. Its painfully obvious, mankind has lost their moral compass and more importantly their relationship with God. But in verse 9 we see a wonderful change to mankind’s “LOST DESTINY” as the writer delivers this amazing hope saying, “But we see Jesus”. Through the eyes of faith, we see Jesus already crowned and reigning over the universe, the man, Jesus, fulfilling man's lost destiny. Jesus alone has broken through the barrier of mankind’s habitual heritage of failure. Shakespeare wrote in Macbeth Act 5, scene 5 page 2, “Life's but...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, that signifies nothing." But Jesus fulfilled mankind’s qualifications with all our limitations to win back our heritage, our LOST DESTINY.” Jesus like us, became lower than the angels, taking on flesh and blood, entering into the human race, becoming part of it, he experienced death. And in so doing took our place. Jesus Christ has come to begin a new race of men. That race includes Himself and all those who are his and to that race the promise is that they shall enter into all the fullness God ever intended man to have. In the Philip’s translation of Colossians 1:27, Paul put it this way, “They are those to whom God has planned to give a vision of the full wonder and splendor of his secret plan for the nations. And the secret is simply this: Christ in you! Yes, Christ in you, bringing with him the hope of all the glorious things to come.” Jesus Christ became a man for us who believe to RECAPTURE OUR LOST DESTINY. Oh, dear ones because of Jesus life is so wonderful and filled with potential, we now have a have a “paradise ONCE lost” and not one still lost!
This has been Pastor Dale, Blessings!