Exaltation of His Son

A key theme in Hebrews is the elevation of the “Son” as the result of his obedient death. In his sufferings, was “perfected,” and in his resurrection, God vindicated him and exalted him to “sit down” at the “right hand of the majesty on high” where he intercedes for his people.

The letter builds its case with a series of comparisons between the past revelations of God and his supreme “word spoken in the Son.” It does not denigrate the past “words spoken in the prophets.” They originated with God but were partial, promissory, and incomplete.

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SYNOPSIS – The New Testament applies the plans of the rulers of the nations to destroy the Son to the conspiracy to slay Jesus – Psalm 2:1-6

The second Psalm is a key messianic prophecy applied frequently and consistently to Jesus by the New Testament. But according to its authors, precisely when did he fulfill the predictions from the Psalm? Has the Messiah been installed already on the throne of David or is this prediction still waiting for a future fulfillment? What about the “rage” of the nations against Yahweh’s “anointed one”? Is it a prediction about a yet future assault against Jesus or his people?

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In Revelation, the exaltation of the lamb is based on his past Death and Resurrection, the immovable foundation of his present reign.

The sacrificial death of Jesus and his consequent exaltation are prominent in Revelation, for His death and resurrection form the book’s foundation. God’s plan to redeem humanity and the creation through His messiah is unveiled in its visions, and the death, resurrection, and the enthronement of the “Lamb” put it into action. His exaltation is the result of his faithful obedience and sacrificial death.

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