The Substitute by Dr. Ed Young

#879 September 29, 1991 A. M.
(Transcribed from actual tape)
Hebrews 2:1018
Amen. Hebrews, quite a book. I hope you have your Bibles open to the second chapter.
Hebrews Chapter Number 2. This morning we'll look at verse 9 through verse 18 through the
end of the chapter. Let's bow for prayer together as we begin our study.
"Father, what a thrill it is to have a life that sings, a mind that sings and a heart
that sings. May Thy Word make melody in our hearts and in our lives today and
may it sound chords and refrains that stir within us Your truth and Your life.
Lord, You speak and let me get out of the way so that Thy Word and Thy truth
might be heard, might be received, it might be understood and we might put it
into practice. We'll leave this place alive, feet, hardly touching the ground with
our whole spirit soaring because Thou hast done business in our lives. For this
is our prayer made through Jesus Christ our living Lord. Amen."
The fact that Christ became a human does not in any way make Him inferior to the angels.
Humanity innately is superior to angelic form. In fact, we're told the day will come when man
will rule over the angels.
The suffering of Christ does not make Him inferior to the angels though the angels never
suffered and died, Jesus Christ suffered and died but this in no way makes Him inferior to
angelic beings because in the plan of God for the salvation of mankind, the suffering of the Son
was essential to it.
To understand Hebrews, we all need to remember, remember with daily regularity as we study
this book, that to the Hebrews the Jews, the angels played a big part in their theology. The
angels were the one they believed that brought the Decalog, the Law to man. The angels were
the one who carried out the principles and the precepts and the judgements of God; therefore,
for the Messiah to become a man was a big thing for the Hebrew mind. And then for that
Messiah who became a man to die was more ...

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