“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.” Hebrews 1:1-4 (KJV)
The greatest theme throughout all of Scripture is the person and name of Jesus. He is the central character and person of the whole of the Bible including the Old Testament. The first few verses of Hebrews tells us about the One who is the reason, and cause for all good things, including the creation of all that is. He is the reason for the season we are in.
When the Lord GOD spoke in the ages previous to the New Testament He spoke through the law and the prophets. The people would not hear them in many cases. They would persecute, and even kill those men who opposed the people’s own lawless agendas; and spoke God’s word concerning their hearts, souls, and minds.
To redeem mankind God sent His only Son – the One whom He sent who “in these last days” and He has spoken to us through. To answer a question that one might ask; “When did the last days begin?”: the answer to that question is; when Jesus came the first time as a baby in the manger. I would have no argument with someone who would say that “The last days began on the day of our Lord’s crucifixion or resurrection”. At either rate, it is closely tied to the appearance of the Incarnate God Jesus Christ.
These verses are a great strengthening to the teaching of the divinity of Christ. He is the brightness of the glory of God. He is the express image, and/or exact representation of the person of God. God is a person, not a power; though He certainly is a power to be reckoned with. He is God. Our Creator. Our Sustenance. Our Strength. Our Sword. Our Shield. Our Hope.
If anyone refuses the words of Jesus they refuse their last and final chance for life with Him through all eternity. Believe Him today. Receive Him. Follow Him.