The Born Supremacy

Posted: December 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

5016 December 11, 2016

THE BORN SUPREMACY

 (Hebrews 1:1-4) “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.”

The Unexpected Supremacy of this Newborn Baby

The baby in the manger is greater than all of CREATION! v2 “… His Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.”

(Rom. 1:25) “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.”

The baby in the manger is greater than all of my Searching! v3 “ The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being.”

The baby in the manger is greater than all of my SINS! v3 “ After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”

The baby’s name is greater than all other NAMES! 4 “So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.”

(Acts 4:12) “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Spend a few minutes each day this week digging a little deeper into the truths that you have heard today by reading scripture and the devotional thought. Then, ask God to help you put His truth into practice.
Monday – Read Philippians 2:5. OUR EXAMPLE. Philippians 2:5-11 is one of the greatest passages ever written about Jesus Christ. Very simply, the passage says that Jesus Christ is God, yet He humbled Himself and became Man. Jesus Christ is the Person who dwelt in all the glory of perfection, but He humbled Himself and came to this corruptible world that knows little else other than selfishness, greed and death. Just imagine the enormous step down that Jesus Christ had to take to become a Man. It is utterly impossible to grasp the humility it took. Yet, this is exactly what He did and it is what we are to do. The very same mind that existed in Jesus Christ—that led Christ to give up everything He was and had—that very mind is to be in us. Are you willing to humble yourself and serve your family, your workplace, your neighbors, and your community in the name of Christ? Are you willing to give up what is comfortable in order to serve others for their good? Ask the Lord to help you cast aside pride and ego and walk in humble dependence on God with the mindset of a selfless servant… just like Jesus did.
Tuesday – Read Philippians 2:5-7. THE DEITY OF CHRIST. Christ is of the “very nature” of God. This means that Jesus Christ is not merely like God; He is God. It means that Jesus Christ did not just achieve a high level of righteousness when on earth; He was the very embodiment of righteousness. It means that Jesus Christ did not just walk more perfectly than other men walk; He was the very picture (essence) of perfection. It means that Jesus Christ did not become God when on earth; He has been God throughout all eternity. These verses clearly show that Jesus Christ is God. John wrote this about Jesus in his gospel, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). When Jesus Christ was on earth, He was constantly claiming…to be God, to be the Son of God, to have the nature of God, to be one with God, to be on an equal basis with God.
Was He a thief? Was He robbing and snatching the title of God or was He truly God? He did not have to rob and grasp after the deity of God; He was already on an equal basis with God. Jesus may have been born as a baby in a stable but that was not His beginning. He has always been and always will be God. This Christmas, worship Jesus as the eternal Creator of the universe who came into this world to rescue you.

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