Summary: To show that CHRIST will restore all things under our authority.
Do you have everything under our feet?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST will restore all things under our authority.
Hebrews 2:8 (Amplified Bible)
2:8 For You have put everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to man, He left nothing outside [of man’s] control. But at present we do not yet see all things subjected to him [man].
We rule and reign with CHRIST.
In subjection under his feet
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
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. CHRIST put everything in subjection under man's feet
"For You have put everything in subjection under his feet."
Daniel 7:14 (Amplified Bible)
7:14 And there was given Him [the Messiah] dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed.
Matthew 28:18 (Amplified Bible)
28:18 Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
John 3:35 (Amplified Bible)
3:35 The Father loves the Son and has given (entrusted, committed) everything into His hand.
CHRIST is the beginning of all things, as our Role Model, the FATHER GOD has put everything under His feet as a human. We know when CHRIST was and is GOD, everything is under His feet.
B. CHRIST left nothing outside of man's control
"Now in putting everything in subjection to man, He left nothing outside [of man’s] control."
1 Corinthians 15:24-25 (Amplified Bible)
15:24 After that comes the end (the completion), when He delivers over the kingdom to God the Father after rendering inoperative and abolishing every [other] rule and every authority and power.
15:25 For [Christ] must be King and reign until He has put all [His] enemies under His feet.
C. At present, we don't see all things subjected to man
"But at present we do not yet see all things subjected to him [man]"
Revelation 5:11-13 (Amplified Bible)
5:11 Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels on every side of the throne and of the living creatures and the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin], and they numbered ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands,
5:12 Saying in a loud voice, Deserving is the Lamb, Who was sacrificed, to receive all the power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and majesty (glory, splendor) and blessing!
5:13 And I heard every created thing in heaven and on earth and under the earth [in Hades, the place of departed spirits] and on the sea and all that is in it, crying out together, To Him Who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb be ascribed the blessing and the honor and the majesty (glory, splendor) and the power (might and dominion) forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities)!
When CHRIST returns the second time, He will restore everything to man's authority and control, for we shall rule and reign with Him.
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