Summary: To show that GOD is the Creator of all things, ages, times, visible and invisible by His WORD.
Are we pictures placed in a picture frame by GOD? Yes
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is the Creator of all things, ages, times, visible and invisible by His WORD.
Hebrews 11:3 (Amplified Bible)
11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for You are Creator of all things, and You created me by Your WORD and will sustain me by Your WORD. I came from the Invisible One.
Framed by the WORD of GOD
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels - J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The worlds or successive ages or times
"By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God,"
Worlds or "aion" in Greek meaning:
1. properly an age
2. Jewish Messianic period
3. age, course, eternal
Framed or "katartizo" in Greek meaning:
1. complete thoroughly
2. repair or adjust
3. fit, frame, mend, prepare, restore, perfectly join together
Only the LORD can make us complete. There's a movie that says "you complete me" must be addressed to GOD not to the opposite sex even in your deepest love for him/her don't substitute human love for GOD's Agape Love.
1 Peter 5:10 (Amplified Bible)
5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.
We are perfectly united in our common understanding, opinions and judgements through JESUS.
1 Corinthians 1:10 (Amplified Bible)
1:10 But I urge and entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in perfect harmony and full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions or factions or divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions and judgments.
GOD will make good every imperfections we have and what we lack in faith He will supply.
1 Thessalonians 3:10 (Amplified Bible)
3:10 [And we] continue to pray especially and with most intense earnestness night and day that we may see you face to face and mend and make good whatever may be imperfect and lacking in your faith.
B. Visible things came from the Invisible
"so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible"
Seen or "blepo" in Greek meaning:
1. to look at
2. beware, lie, look, perceive, regard, see, sight, take heed
Made or "ginomai" in Greek meaning:
1. to cause to be
2. to become into being
3. arise be, assembled
4. be brought to pass
5. to continue, be divided, be finished, be found, be fulfilled
"Things which do appear" or "phaino" in Greek meaning:
1. to lighten
2. to show, to shine
3. appear, seem, to be seen
John 1:3 (Amplified Bible)
1:3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
Romans 1:20 (Amplified Bible)
1:20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification],
1 Timothy 1:17 (Amplified Bible)
1:17 Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible and immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever (to the ages of ages). Amen (so be it).
Colossians 1:16 (Amplified Bible)
1:16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.