God’s Supreme Revelation
Hebrews 1: 1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;”
I realize that it has been a while since my last post, so let us just jump right into the message. I will be focusing on the phrase “spoken to us by His Son”. We know that “His Son” is none other than The Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God (Matt. 16:16). I have used the word “anthropomorphize” in earlier studies. It means, “Ascribe human features or attributes to something”. We must always keep in mind, neither our Heavenly Father nor the Holy Spirit possesses the substance of human beings, on the other hand, Christ has maintained His humanity His divinity (1st Tim. 2:5).
God has anthropomorphized from the very beginning, not for His sake, but for ours. It’s also a revelation into the relationship of God the Father and God the Son. He used this same expression in reference to Adam in Luke’s account of Christ genealogy in saying Luke 3: 38 “the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God”. The first man Adam was also the son of God. Adam was the god of this world before the fall; however, he lost that title to the enemy of God, Satan. Adam was to be an extension of God Himself. The breath of God animated and gave him the life of God.
As taken from the Apostolic Bible Polyglot with Strong’s Number it says in Genesis 2: 7 “And G2532 God shaped G4111 G3588 G2316 the G3588 man, G444 [2 dust G5522 1 taking] G2983 from G575 the G3588 earth. G1093 And G2532 he breathed G1720 into G1519 G3588 his face G4383 G1473 breath G4157 of life, G2222 and G2532 [2 became G1096 G3588 1 man] G444 a G1519 [2 soul G5590 1 living]. G2198.” Now let us take a look at the effect of God breathing His life into the face of Adam. We are looking at the Greek word “living”. Highlighted in red are Strong’s Greek words, highlighted in blue means order of words.
G2198: zaō, which means: Thayer Definition:
1) to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)
2) to enjoy real life
2a) to have true life and worthy of the name
2b) active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God
3) to live, i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting
3a) of mortals or character
4) living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul
5) metaphorically to be in full vigor
5a) to be fresh, strong, efficient
5b) as adjective active, powerful, efficacious
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: a primary verb
God breathed into Adam’s face “breath of life, G222.” Life is the Greek word “Zoe” which means: 2a) of the absolute fullness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic “logos” and to Christ in whom the “logos” put on human nature (1st Tim. 2:5)”. In the beginning, the Life that caused Adam to take his first breath was the very essence of Jehovah God. We as Christians, should not take this lightly, why? Because this same “eternal life” has been imparted to you and I, as the beloved Children of God. That Greek definition goes on to say: 2b) life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last forever.
This is what we have in Christ Jesus. This is also the Gospel (Good News) which we preach. To be continued…