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Exaltation of Jesus in the Book of Hebrews

Synopsis: The book of Hebrews presents the exaltation of the Son - the transition of Jesus to sovereignty over the Cosmos because of his Death and Resurrection. 
Threaded through the epistle to the Hebrews is the transition of the Son from one status to a higher one, his elevation the result of his death and resurrection. The purpose of demonstrating the superiority of the Son over all his predecessors is to encourage Christians to hold tightly to their confession and not apostatize by regressing to outdated revelations. The theme is integral to the Author’s doctrinal proposition:

Missing Seventy Weeks of Daniel

SYNOPSIS:Despite its frequent use of Daniel, the book of Revelation does not apply its “Seventy Weeks” prophecy to any of its visions.
The application of the prophecy of the “Seventy Weeks” from the Book of Danielis missing from the book of Revelation, an Old Testament prophecy foundational to the chronologies and expectations of several popular interpretations concerning the end-times. That is, Revelation never attempts to use the “Seventy Weeks” prophecy for its chronology or to shed light on any of its images. The book includes no verbal allusions to the passage from Daniel 9:24-27.

Promise of the Spirit and the New Covenant

SYNOPSIS:  The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning.
In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul refers to the “promise of the Spirit,” which he equates with the “blessing of Abraham.” The Law pronounced a curse on anyone who did “not continue in all things written” in it, therefore, Jesus came under its curse in order to redeem believers from it, so that, “The blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Genesis 12:2-3, Galatians 3:10-14).

The Supremacy of the Son - (Hebrews 1:1-2:4)

Synopsis: The “word” spoken by God in His Son is His final and complete revelation that takes precedence over all preceding ones – Hebrews 1:1-2:4.
The Epistle to the Hebrews was sent to a Christian congregation most likely located in or near the city of Rome. Previously, the church experienced pressure from outsiders and was facing the possibility of renewed pressure, perhaps, even persecution (Hebrews 2:15, 10:32-34, 13:24-25).

Linear Chronological Sequencing in Revelation?

SYNOPSIS:  To assume Revelation’s visions are laid out in a linear sequence with events in a strict chronological order is to miss the larger picture of the book.
Some interpretations assume the visions of the book of Revelation are presented in chronological sequence as they unfold; however, this view becomes untenable when events and patterns are repeated over several visions. For example, the sixth seal culminates in the final day of wrath when “every mountain is removed” - Massive upheaval occurs throughout the universe. Yet, the final day also arrives when the seventh trumpet sounds and the kingdoms of the world become the kingdom of Christ.

Interpretations Provided by the Book of Revelation

SYNOPSIS:  The book of Revelation communicates symbolically and provides many of the necessary interpretations of its images.
The book of Revelation provides many interpretations of its symbols and visions. For example, the very first vision explains that its images of golden “lampstands” and “stars” represent churches and messengers, respectively. What this first vision demonstrates is how the visions John received from Jesus communicate information symbolically. Note well the conclusion to the opening vision of Jesus as the glorified “Son of Man”: