Dieu a parlé!

La Lettre aux Hébreux encourage les croyants à ne pas abandonner Jésus quand viennent les moments difficiles en soulignant la supériorité de ce que Dieu a fait en Son “ Fils .” La Parole “ prononcée ” en Jésus est supérieure aux révélations antérieures fournies “ aux pères dans les prophètes .” La Lettre compare le système lévitique avec ses dispositions incomplètes et ses sacrifices répétés au “ meilleur ” sacerdoce et au sacrifice “ une fois pour toutes ” du “ Fils ”, Jésus-Christ.

The Key to Scripture

Jesus is the one who unveils the mysteries of God, and only he is qualified to reveal the “ unseen God .” In him, all the promises of God find their substance. He is the interpretive key that unlocks the Hebrew Scriptures and provides the correct understanding of Bible prophecy. The proclamation of “ Christ Crucified ” is the “ power and wisdom of God ,” and there is no knowledge of the Father apart from him.

"Then He Sat Down"

Foundational to the Letter to the Hebrews is the appointment of Jesus as our High Priest, and this was due especially to his obedience “ unto death ” whereby he achieved the  “ purification of sins . ”  In his sufferings, he was “ perfected ,” and in his resurrection, God vindicated his sacrifice by seating him at the “ right hand of the Majesty on High ,” where he now sits enthroned interceding on our behalf. The stress is not on his position as the Royal Son, as true as that is, but on his priestly status and ministry for his people.

Sanctuary and Priest

Jesus is the true Sanctuary of God that was foreshadowed in the ancient religious structures and worship rituals of the nation of Israel. He is the place where God’s presence and glory are found and the final High Priest who mediates between Heaven and Earth for his people. The man from Nazareth is the real Tabernacle where Yahweh dwells and he was the Temple “ made-without-hands ” destroyed by evil men but restored when God raised him from the dead.

His Endless Priesthood

The Letter to the Hebrews begins by stressing the superiority of the “ word spoken in the Son ” over all previous revelations “ spoken in the prophets .” This includes the Great Lawgiver himself, Moses, the greatest of the prophets, and it indicates the fundamental weaknesses of the Levitical priesthood and its sacrificial system. The previous words from the prophets were true but partial and preparatory. However, now, “ upon the last of these days ,” God has “ spoken ” with great finality in one who is His “ Son .”