It was an extremely radical idea…
Because the Romans proclaimed Caesar as the heir—the rightful owner of the nations—and the leaders of Israel saw themselves as the “heirs” over the land of Israel…
Jesus, the Heir of All Things
- Whom He has appointed heir of all things… (Heb. 1:2)
What’s more, both groups persecuted and killed Jewish believers. So, for the first believers to claim that a Jewish Man (who died as a criminal) was the true heir of the world… was very extreme!
Still today it’s a challenging idea for many…
But the Father appointed that Jewish Man to be heir of all the property and resources of the earth. The Father decreed that His Son Jesus Christ would be given all the nations as His inheritance:
- I will give You the nations for Your inheritance… (Ps. 2:8)
Jesus inheriting the nations means: He will receive and control all the governments, property, money and resources of earth.
That’s right: the sweet Jesus you sing songs to will take over all the nations (when He returns)—on the basis of truth, humility, and righteousness (Ps. 45:4; Isa. 11:3-5; 42:1-4).
- In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness… (Ps. 45:4)
He will dispense earth’s resources with wisdom, justice and generosity—to cause love to increase. Jesus alone is our assurance that love will never diminish on the earth…
The Right to Rule the Nations Forever
He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne…The voice of many angels…saying…, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” (Rev. 5:7, 11-12)
John saw the Father giving Earth’s title deed to Jesus (the scroll).
When you do the proper Bible research, you’ll come to understand that “taking the scroll” results in Jesus having total authority over all the nations of the Earth…
When He returns to fulfill His destiny, King Jesus will receive:
- Power (governmental authority)
- Riches (money and natural resources)
- Wisdom (intellectual ability and property)
- Strength (physical strength, including the labor force and human resources)
- Glory (praise, adulation, and love)
- Honor (all will esteem Him with their obedience)
- Blessing (agreement with His policies with unified cooperation).
Jesus will be the most powerful, wealthy, wise, supported, praised, loved, obeyed, respected, listened and talked about Man on earth…
Jesus, the Creator of the World
- But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world (Heb. 1:2) ESV
So much talk about the universe today…
Many new age and self help gurus think the universe is god: “the universe will give you this”, “the universe will send you that”, “be grateful and the universe will respond”.
Truth is: what they understand as “universe” was created by the Father through Jesus, that’s what Heb. 1:2, Gen.1, and Col. 1:16 reveal.
But a more Biblical word for universe is “firmament” or “expanse“, which the Lord created on the second day, and decorated on the fourth (Gen. 1:6. 14-19).
That’s right: the sun, moon and stars were all created on the fourth day… check it out!
Bunny trail: try to find the famous “solar system” in the Bible (good luck and let me know when you find it). Sadly, we have been lied in more ways we imagine… (to be continued).
Jesus created all things under the Father’s authority—the heavens and the earth came into being through 1) the Father’s plan, 2) Jesus’ words, and 3) the Spirit’s release of power.
This powerful truth (Jesus the creator of the world) answered an early Church heresy, which taught that Jesus was the appointed heir, but not divine (that heresy continues today).
The common Greek word for “physical world” is kosmos, but the word used here in Hebrews is ionus, which means “the ages.”
Jesus created the physical and spiritual world and the “time frames” in which God’s storyline and eternal purposes unfold (the ages).
- By Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. (Col. 1:16) He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. (Eph. 1:10)
Jesus created the visible (natural, material world) and the invisible (supernatural, spiritual world).
Yes, He is the heir of all and the creator of the world…
What a majestic and supreme architect!
Photo Credit: Earth map drawn by Orlando Ferguson in 1893. The map contains several references to biblical passages as well as various jabs at the “globe theory”.