God’s revelation of Himself
Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 1:1-3
We can know God because He revealed Himself to us. He spoke to us through the prophets “and now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son.” This means that God’s Word, Jesus, is his final word. Never again will there come new words that are greater or richer than those through the Son. What we have in the New Testament is the full and final revelation of God prior to the return of Christ and the completion of history. Basically, in the New Testament, we have the authoritative testimony of the apostles to Jesus so that any claim to be a word from God must always be tested against God’s final word in Jesus. We cannot have a small view about Jesus for He is God’s first and final word to us. Everything was created through Christ. John bears witness to this: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him” (John 1:1-3). Paul, as well, had spoken about this: “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation” (Colossians 1:15). Aside from coming in this world so He can save our souls, Christ also came to rule over everything. Christ reflects the glory of God and He is the exact representation of God. “No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us” (John 1:18). This means that Jesus should be supreme over all things. Our lives should be offered to Him in service. We must honor Him in every area of our life. We must know God and He took the initiative to reveal Himself to us through the Lord Jesus Christ.