Summary: Jesus Word is supreme!
SUPREMACY OF JESUS WORD
We find in the book of Hebrews that those addressed (Jewish Christians) were persecuted, were in danger of being tempted to fall away and, in order to strengthen them, the superiority of Christianity to Judaism is demonstrated by showing the superlative excellence of Christ. He is (1) superior to the prophets; (2) superior to the angels; (3) superior to Moses. (4) His priesthood is superior to that of Aaron, being a priest after the order of Melchizedek. (5) Then the superiority of the New Covenant to the Old is shown, being a better covenant, based upon better promises. EVERYTHING ABOUT JESUS IS SUPREME!
Heb 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Jesus Christ’s word sustains all things.
Sustains means: To keep from falling or sinking. Maintains, supplies.
How powerful is Jesus word?
Heb 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
(Mat 8:16 NIV) When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
(Mat 4:4 NIV) Jesus answered, "It is written: ’Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’"
(John 8:51 NIV) I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
2 Pet 3:3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, "Where is this ’coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." (2 Pet 3:5 NIV) But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.
(2 Pet 3:7 NIV) By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
The word of God is Eternal?
(John 1:1 NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(Rev 19:13 NIV) He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
1 Pet 1:24 For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
(1 Pet 1:25 NIV) but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.
The word of God is living and it’s active.
(Heb 4:12 NIV) For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Jesus fought Satan with his word.
(Luke 4:4 NIV) Jesus answered, "It is written: ’Man does not live on bread alone.’"
(Luke 4:8 NIV) Jesus answered, "It is written: ’Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’"
(Luke 4:10 NIV) For it is written: "’He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
Jesus raised the dead with his words.
John 11:43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
Luke 7:14 Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
Luke 8:54 But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!"
The word of God is spirit.
(Luke 3:2 NIV) during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.
(John 1:14 NIV) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
His word is truth.
(John 17:17 NIV) Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
(Eph 1:13 NIV) And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
(Col 1:5 NIV) the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel.
(James 1:18 NIV) He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Made clean because of the word.