Books of Bible
Jesus Speaks Today
By H. A. (Buster) Dobbs
A. Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings.
B. "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. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou
art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will
be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again,
when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he
saith, And let all the angels of God worship him" (Hebrews
1. Jesus is "heir of all things."
a. "I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me,
Thou art my son: this day have I begotten thee. Ask
of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine
inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for
they possession" (Psalms 2:7-8).
b. "The eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ
Jesus" (Ephesians 3:11).
c. "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power
is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with
you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen"
d. "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no
reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men: And being found
in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given
him a name which is above every name: That at the
name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
heaven, and things in earth, and things under the
earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
2. Jesus is creator of all things. Through him God "made
a. Particularly significant is the role in creation
assigned to the logos, who is incarnate in Jesus (John
1:14) in the prologue of the fourth gospel. It is not
immediately obvious why a man sent from God, even the
Messiah of Israel, should have played such a role.
Yet Jesus Christ figures as the mediator in creation
not only in John, but also in such New Testament books
as 1 Corinthians 8:6, Colossians 1:15-17, and
Hebrews 1:2, although the term logos is not used.
(Interestingly enough, in 1 Cor. 1:24, Paul calls
Christ 'the wisdom of God,' using the Greek term
sophia, mentioned above, that has close connection
with logos.) This development in the doctrine of
Christ becomes immediately intelligible in light of
the use of logos as God's creating and revealing
mediator in Philo and the role played by 'wisdom' in
ancient Jewish wisdom literature. Yet an
unprecedented step is taken by New Testament writers,
especially the fourth evangelist, when it is claimed
that the one who has played this role can be identified
with a historic figure, Jesus of Nazareth (Achtemier,
Paul J., Th.D., Harper's Bible Dictionary).
b. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God. The same was in the
beginning with God. All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made that was made. In
him was life; and the life was the light of men" (John
3. Jesus is "the brightness" of the Father's glory.
a. Jesus is to Jehovah what the sun's rays are to the
b. "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead
bodily" (Colossians 2:9).
c. "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John
4. Jesus is the "express image" of Jehovah's person.
a. "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30).
b. Jesus, Jehovah and the Spirit are of one essence, but
different in person and substance.
5. Jesus "upholds all things by the word of his power."
a. If he ceased to exercise his will in the support of
the universe, it would immediately sink into
b. Consider the immensity of the universe and then ponder
the staggering thought that Jesus upholds it all
simply because it wills that it should be upheld.
6. Jesus was made purification for sins.
a. "For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of
goats should take away sins" (Hebrews 10:4).
b. "For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them
that are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:14).
c. "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his
own blood he entered in once into the holy place,
having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the
blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an
heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the
purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood
of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered
himself without spot to God, purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews
d. "And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of
the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and
washed us from our sins in his own blood" (Revelation
C. The authority of Jesus.
1. The authority of Jesus is absolute.
2. The kingdom of heaven exists wherever humans bow before
the Lamb who is a Lion and submit to him totally. This is
worship in spirit and truth.
II. Jesus Speaks Today.
A. "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let
them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast,
and every transgression and disobedience received a just
recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so
great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the
Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God
also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and
with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according
to his own will? (Hebrews 2:1-4).
B. "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the
knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for
sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that
despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three
witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall
he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of
God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he
was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto
the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said,
Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the
Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a
fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God"
C. "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he
that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in
righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a
flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a
name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was
clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is
called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven
followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white
and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that
with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them
with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the
fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his
vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND
LORD OF LORDS" (Revelation 19:11-16).