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TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (Part 1) (3 of 48)
The purpose of the book of Hebrews is to show us the
superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ. The key word, I
suppose, of the entire book is the word "better." It
occurs 13 times in this book. The first time it occurs
is in the 4th verse. "Being made (talking about the
Lord Jesus Christ) so much better than the angels, as
He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name
than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any
time, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee?
And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be
to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the
firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all
the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he
saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his
ministers a flame of fire."
The purpose of these verses (from verse 4 to the end
of the chapter) is to show us that Jesus Christ is
superior to the angels. The first three verses, he has
basically demonstrated and declared to us that Jesus
Christ is superior to the prophets. He talks about the
Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures and says,
"God spoke in times past through the prophets, Hath in
these last days spoken unto us by his Son." His point
is that Jesus Christ is superior to the prophets.
Now, he says that Jesus Christ is superior to the
angels. What do you know about angels? There is a
renewed interest in our country today in the subject
of angels. If you go into a bookstore you will find
many books on the shelves about the subject of angels.
There is much discussion about angels. In fact, on TV
there is a quite popular program entitled "Touched by
an Angel." I've never seen the program. I don't watch
hardly anything like that on television. Not critical
of it because I've never seen it. But, I'm told it's
pretty good. No bad language or anything like that.
I'm just goi ...
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