Heb. 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
The gospel is filled with unspeakable and unsearchable mysteries. Looking at the death of Jesus is like that, it is filled with layers of revelation and blessing. Recently I was reading THE HOLIEST OF ALL by Andrew Murray and was floored by the revelation about Christ’s death. He died to lead us into another way, a new and living way, to live our lives. His death destroyed the power of sin which kept all of us under the power of the enemy. His death brought us liberation from the devil’s domain. Secondly, He showed us how to access this new and living way; it is the way of the cross. Learning to die to our fleshly desires opens up a brand new world of life for us. Finally, Jesus suffered and died to become our Heavenly High Priest. Wow! The Son of God and the Son of Man representing me before the Father. Here are some thoughts from Andrew Murray and his commentary on the epistle to the Hebrews.
“The Epistle is about to expound to us the great mystery, why the Son of God was made a little lower than the angels. It was that, by the grace of God, He might taste death for every man, and so open up again the entrance into God’s presence and favor. The necessity and meaning of His sufferings and death it will present to us in three different aspects. The first, that in suffering and death Christ Himself must needs be made perfect, so that as our Leader He might open up to us the path of perfection, and prepare that new nature, that new way of living, in which we are to be led to glory. The second, that through death, making propitiation for sin, He might destroy the devil, with his power of death, and give us a perfect deliverance from all fear of it. And the third, that in what He suffered, He might be made a merciful and faithful High Priest, able to secure our perfect confidence, and to give us the succor we need.”
We have a new way, a superior way to live our lives now. We have access into the holiest of all, the very presence of God, in our daily lives. He has poured out His blood to clear the way, lived a life of suffering to show us the way, and ever lives as our Heavenly Intercessor to call us into the way. LET US DRAW NEAR!!!