What Does Hebrews 1:3 Mean?

He is the radiance of His glory, the exact expression of His nature, and He sustains all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Hebrews 1:3(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

Before He made His humble entrance onto the stage of universal history as the Son of Man – Jesus Christ was from all eternity and ever shall be into the ages that are to come the dazzling brightness of God’s glorious magnificence – the essential blazing radiance of His resplendent glory – He was and is and ever shall be the Son of the most high God.

No man has seen God at any time for He is the everlasting, self-existent, unapproachable Light of lights – the essence of divine perfection Who resides in deity’s unknowable majesty. By the strength of His all-powerful omnipotence He sustains all the creation that He spoke into being by the authority of His powerful Word – the Word Who was made flesh.

That WORD was made flesh and dwelt among us. That WORD was the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. That WORD was willingly disrobed of the glorious magnificence that He shared with the Father from the dawn of eternity to become a Man and He was despised and rejected of men. He was a Man of sorrows and aquatinted with grief and ridiculed and scorned and humiliated beyond measure and crucified on a cruel cross to make purification for the sins of the whole world so that whosoever will may come to Him for everlasting life; everlasting light; everlasting hope; everlasting peace; everlasting joy – everlasting Salvation.

And now there is a perfect Man - a member of the human race Who is seated on the right hand of the Father, Who sits on the throne of God in the dazzling brightness of God’s glorious magnificence and the essential blazing radiance of God’s resplendent glory and in His hands and feet He bears the scars of the nails that pierced His innocent flesh.

Jesus did all this so that You and I might receive forgiveness of sins – by believing on the Name of the only begotten Son of God – the Son Who is the radiance of God's glory and the exact expression of His nature, Who is sustaining all things by His powerful WORD and Who has made purification for your sins and mine – and He it is that is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high waiting for the day when He will come again to receive us unto Himself, so that where He is, we may be also.

My Prayer

Loving Lord I am filled with awe and wonder that You should love me and die for me. I am not worthy to gather the crumbs from underneath Your table – but You have redeemed me from death and hell with Your own precious blood. I am filled with awe and wonder and praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy.. May I glorify Your name for ever and ever, AMEN.

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