A Destiny Rescued

Summary

Series: Preeminence

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 2:5-9

Insight

GOD’S INTENTION (v5)

“subjection” —> designated order; an administration/arranging

“world” —> the inhabited earth/world

  • For man to be cared for by God (v6)

    • We are on His mind

    • He is concerned about you

    • He cares about you

  • Reigning over this world (v 5-8)

  • Crowned with glory and honor

SIN’S INTERRUPTION (v7)

Not a defeat, but an interruption

“lower than the angels” —> lower in degree; short in time

  • Broken fellowship with God

    • What might have been weighs heavy because sin separates us from God

  • Broken fellowship with each other

  • Loss of Reign

    • Because of sin our position was flipped and we don’t rule over, but are placed under or it rules over us

  • Death and Defeat

    • Those we have loved and lost

JESUS’ REDEMPTION (v8-9)

  • He took on our likeness

    • Took a lesser position

    • Suffered and tasted death

    • Philippians 2:5-8

  • He suffered our death

    • Ephesians 2:4

  • He has been crowned with glory and honor

SO WHAT? THE APPLICATION

  • Recognition of a present reality

    • We feel the brokenness, defeat, bondage, regret

    • We wonder what might have been

  • There is another reality; more real than what we see and feel

    • Ephesians 2:4-5

      • Our destiny has already been rescued and it is secure in Christ