God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 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; 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 at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. (Hebrews 1:1-4)
Hebrews 1: 1-4 (Part 3)
I am not actually capable of understanding eternity even though God has by His design placed a notion of it in my heart. — Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. (Ec 3:11 NKJV) God has created me with a hunger to understand His mysteries.
I like physics and discussions of the incomprehensible like the time space continuum. I am a son of a father and a father of a son, but we are each very distinct individuals. I know that the imagery God chooses is intended for my understanding rather than to validate His explanation. God is the Father. Jesus is the Son. They (and the Holy Spirit) are One in perfect unity. Neither can do or think anything without the full and immediate participation of the other. It’s mind blowing, really. The Father never says, “I wonder what Jesus is doing?” He already knows. He is doing it too.
Einstein’s life’s work all began with a daydream about what it would be like to ride on a beam of light. The most complex things are often best expressed in the simplest terms, and the simplest things often require enormous explanation. My brain cells shrivel when I try to imagine an endless eternal universe. An endless God came to us in the simplest terms. I am God, the Father, Jesus is my only Son….whom He has appointed heir of all things… Everything I did, He did with me…. through whom also He made the worlds… Everything I have is His…. and upholding all things… It is that simple if I allow myself to simply see it.
In the parable of the wicked vinedressers I read –
6Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, “They will respect my son.’ 7But those vinedressers said among themselves, “This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.
9“Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others. (Mark 12:6-9 NKJV)
Spurgeon said that Jesus was God’s final ultimatum. When I have refused Him, nothing remains to save me. Fully God, He didn’t come as something, He came as everything. He didn’t come as another revelation, He came as the complete revelation of God. Nothing is missing, nothing is unknown and nothing is unrevealed in Christ… by the word of His power…
Millions of pages have been written about individual characteristics of God’s nature like His Grace. I can read all of the complex theology and still be a hell bound goat. Or I can simply accept and simply receive His Grace by tiny seeded faith and be simply saved. Thank you Lord, I understand that.