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Hebrews 1:13-14, 2:1-4
Thursday, April 04 2013

Christ's Message...

The angels have brought many great messages to the world, but Christ's message surpasses all of them:

But to which of the angels has he ever said: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool"? Are they not all ministering spirits sent to serve, for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Therefore, we must attend all the more to what we have heard, so that we may not be carried away. For if the word announced through angels proved firm, and every transgression and disobedience received its just recompense, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? Announced originally through the Lord, it was confirmed for us by those who had heard. God added his testimony by signs, wonders, various acts of power, and distribution of the gifts of the holy Spirit according to his will. -Hebrews 1:13-14,2:1-4, NAB

Throughout the Bible, we read stories of angels bringing messages to the people with guidance and exhortations from God.  The message of Christ, however, is far greater because it comes directly from the mouth of God.

Christ taught the world many great things through His words.  He spoke to us about loving God, loving one another, and living a life modeled after Him.  But Christ's greatest message came through His saving work on the cross and His overcoming of death at His resurrection.

What was the message?  Salvation.

The angels have always pointed mankind down a path, and Jesus showed us the final destination.  By giving His life for us, Jesus brought salvation to the world for all who would accept it, and God confirmed this through the many miracles done by Christ (and subsequently by His apostles).

In essence, God the Father put His stamp of approval on Christ's message through Jesus' ministry in the Gospels.  Jesus' miracles were not meant as a show of power, but as proof of His message.  Believing in the resurrection was made much easier after witnessing Christ's many other miracles.

Hold tight to the message of the cross, for with it comes salvation.  Christ carried that message up the hill to Calvary, as the Father confirmed His love for us through the gift of His Son.

 

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