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Pamphlet 1927 Hebrews kc 2-3

That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.

  Hebrews 1:5 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?

We see the spiritual "relationship", the two "offices", established here of the Father and the Son. The Son of the Father is the inheritor of all things! We understand that relationship by that which is seen among men. You see, there is a reason why we have families with a father and a mother and a firstborn and children who are brothers and sisters. Paul is saying "Who else have you ever heard God call His Son whom He has "begotten" this day?"

You will find however that the word "begotten" in this verse is not the same word translated "begotten" in John 3:16, which is "monogenes" meaning only [born] child. The Greek word "begotten" used here in Hebrews 1:5 is "gennao" which in this case means "brought Thee to the birth!" This is a quote from Psalm 2:7 which with Acts 13:33 documents that this is speaking of the first advent and the day of His resurrection when the Son "became the glorified Son, the Head of the body, the Firstborn of many brethren".

Psalm 2:7
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Acts 13:33
God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

You see, that which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Christ explained all this in John chapter 3 concerning being born of the flesh and of the spirit. Jesus Christ was willing to come down from above and be born of water (in the sac of water) and then be raised in the spirit. To learn more on this subject go to Pamphlets #1507, #1508, & #1509. Paul also speaks of that which is natural and that which is spiritual.
1 Cor. 15:45
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
And so it was that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is both Lord and King over all and now sits at the right hand of God awaiting His second advent which is spoken of in the next verse.
Hebrew 1:6
And again, when He bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, He saith, And let all the angels of God worship Him.
When Yeshua returns at the second advent every knee (all the angels) shall bow to His name (and authority)! By the way, the word firstborn is "prototokos" which means just that... the first-born. Christ was the firstborn among many brethren who have been predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son and then resurrected (glorified, raised in status) to eternal life at His second coming, which is the first resurrection:
Romans 8:29
For whom He did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Rev. 1:5
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,

Christ is returning as the King of kings and Lord of lords whereby He has not only been appointed heir of all things because He is the Son of God, but He has also been appointed high priest after the order of Melchi-Zedek, which means "king of the just"! Those just ones are His ministers of "fire"!
Hebrews 1:7
And of the angels He saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
This is a quote from Psalm 104:
Psalm 104:1-5
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. [2] Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: [3] Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: [4]Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: [5] Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
God is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29) and the brightness of His coming shall consume all that is wicked.
Hebrews 1:8
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
The Prince of Peace, the inheritor of all things, will soon come as King of kings to sit on the throne and rule this earth with a rod of iron, even with the rod and the sceptre of righteousness for He is also our Shepherd, the Lord of lords. Of course if you are one of His, a just one, then His rod and His staff are a comfort of peace and protection, even now as we "walk through the valley of the shadow of death" wherein we also "see" the (spiritually) dry bones spoken of in Ezek. 37.
Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
And so we pray "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

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