December 22 - Messiah - Hebrews 1:5-6

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22 - Messiah - Hebrews 1:5-6

Unto which of the angels said He at any time: "Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee?" Let all the angels of God worship Him.

.. But Handel’s harmony affects the soul,
To sooth by sweetness, or by force controul;
And with like sounds as tune the rolling spheres,
So tunes the mind, that ev’ry sense has ears.
When jaundice jealousy, and carking care,
Or tyrant pride, or homicide despair,
The soul as on a rack in torture keep,
Those monsters Handel’s music lulls to sleep.
                 - an anonymous poem in The Gentleman's Magazine (May 1740)

This verse, taken from Psalm 2:7, is another of the Messianic prophecies.

There is none whom the Lord God has elevated to royalty as He did His Son.  It is Jesus Christ who will reign at the right hand of the Father.  He is the one who will judge humanity in the last days and He is the one who will fight the final battle with evil.

One of my favorite passages in Revelation comes from Revelation 19:11-21.  The rider on the white horse, whose name is Faithful and True.  “With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one but he himself knows.

“He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.

“Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter.’ He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.

“On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev. 19:11-16).

The beast and kings of earth come out to meet the rider and his army for battle, but the beast is captured and there is no battle.  It had been won before they arrived.

This is the one whom God places on the throne.  Faithful and True. The Word of God. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, the sacrifice he, himself had made.

There is no angel, nor any human who is like him.  Let everyone worship him.