3. Is Christ The Heir Of All Things From God?
Christ Is “Heir Of All Things” Given Him From God
Heir: Strong’s Number: G2818 Greek: kleronomos
lit. denotes “one who obtains a lot or portion” (kleros, “a lot,” nemomai, “to possess”), especially of an inheritance.
Christ is the “heir of all things” (Heb 1:2, 4). Believers are heirs of the “promise,” “of righteousness,” “of the kingdom,” “of the world,” “of God,” “joint heirs” with Christ (Gal 3:29; Heb 6:17; 11:7; James 2:5; Rom 4:13; 8:17).
Heb 1:1-14 (KJV)
God has spoken to us through Christ, His Son
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by (for) whom also he made the worlds<1>See: FAQ/Creation/Who Is The Creator, God Or Jesus; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person<2>Everything God wanted man to see (to witness, to understand…) of his essence was made manifest in Christ. Ref Link: Incarnation vs Omnipresence, 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 (God) on high;
who is superior to the angels, as shown by seven passages of Scripture
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he [God] 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? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 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. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
There are several very important key words (phrases) made in verses 2 and 4; Christ was “appointed” , “Being made” , “heir” , “by inheritance” all which indicate everything that Christ ever had and has rule over (the world, powers) was “given” to him from God. (Ref. Heb 2:8-9; Mt 21:38, 28:18; John 13:3, 16:15, 17:2; Ro 8:17; Eph 1:20-23; Php 2:9-11)
NOTE: The best transliteration of this particular passage (Hebrews chp1) that I have been able to find most in-line and in harmony with that of the apostles belief, teachings and understanding as contained in their “original writings” is given in:
The Book of Yahweh which reads as follows:
Yahweh, Who at various times and in different ways spoke in times past to our fathers through the prophets,
2 Has in these last days spoken to us through His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things, for Whom He also made the world;
(Ref. #1 footnote link below – the same Greek word “Dia” G1223 is used for both English words “by” & “for” but the choice KJV uses creates confusion and contradiction)
3 Who, being the reflection of the perfection of Yahweh, and the representation of Yahweh’s plan, by upholding all things concerning that which was spoken by Yahweh through the Law and the Prophets, when He had purged sins, sat down on the right hand of Yahweh on high,
Paul Clarifies Any Misconceptions
1 Cor 15:24-28 (KJV)
Then cometh the end, when he (Jesus) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he (Jesus) hath put all things under his feet. But when he (Jesus) saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he (God) is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (God) that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
1 Cor 15:24-28 (NIV)
24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”[a] Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.