Pamphlet 1935 Hebrews kc 5-3
It is the "will of God" to bring many sons to glory though the training (I'll call it) in the flesh!
We "see" in Heb. 2:14 that one of the things Christ purposed "through (His) death" was "that through death He might destroy Satan"! Now students of God's Word know from Ezekiel 28 that Satan has already been sentenced to perish in the lake of fire and there is no turning back for him, i.e. there is no pos+sibility for repentance. That is why he is even called the "son of perdition", which means the son who will perish. Those seasoned students also know from Ezekiel 28 that Satan was once a prince of our people until he decided he wanted to be king and sit on high! That's right! Ezekiel 28 will show that Satan was once a beloved son of God, a prince of our people, a bright morning star who once wore the breastplate of (as a priest) and walked up and down in the midst of "the stones of fire", which are the 12 tribes of Israel whose identity stones are listed there. Again, he was a beloved son of God and he was positioned very high in the mountain (kingdom, govt.) of God, even as a cherub covering (protecting) the mercy seat where the Word of God dwelt. Things were going along fine until iniquity was found in Satan and he ended up becoming as a great red dragon whereby he drew 1/3 of God's children away from that mercy seat of truth and justice he was once the guardian of (Rev. 12:4).
So God sentenced His once beautiful and beloved son (our brother) who went bad to DIE... which would not be an easy thing to do, would it? However, it would come to pass that Satan would bring about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, while He dwelt in the flesh. To that end, Jesus Christ actually became a witness to Satan killing the Son of God. This all goes back even to the prophecy from the beginning in Genesis 3:15 which declared that the "enmity" would result in causing Satan to "bruise His heel" (when He walked in the flesh) but He would wound (to death) the serpent's head. To that end, the murderous serpent, Satan, showed his true colors (none of them white by the way) by killing the Son of God. The point is... even aside from the fact that the law itself justifies Satan's execution as a convicted murder... it somehow makes it easier to see this son perish, knowing that he not only brought death into this world through the temptation of Adam of Eve, he murdered the Son of God.
And so it is that through Christ's death we have the victory over death and the bondage of this flesh.Hebrews 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
So we now begin to see the wondrous reasons why Jesus Christ did not come as an angel, but rather came in the flesh, even taking on Him the seed of Abraham, whose name means the "father of many nations".1 Cor. 15:54-58
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Again, Jesus Christ, the Word of God from the beginning, for whom and by whom all things were created, could have come at any time with all power and glory and subdued all things and all people. But you see, it is the "will of God" to bring many sons to glory though the training (I'll call it) in the flesh! Remember, Christ was "crowned" with glory and honor through His suffering and death!Hebrews 2:16
For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.
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