my early morning thoughts, as usual. All snuggled down in my warm and cozy bed, instead of the random stuff I think about, I began to think about and focus on what God's word says about the person of Jesus Christ.
I began to think about various Scriptures and then a particular Scripture struck me, the one that spoke of the LORD's decree to his Messiah, but I couldn't remember its exact address. And so I Googled it, of course. Voila! Psalm 2:7, that's it! As I read that verse and mulled it over, and over, that's when the light went BING! I am thankful to the Lord for giving me revelation of what some might deem to be pretty obvious; contrary to what my darling husband thinks, I'm not that smart, really. And I'm sure not more special than anyone else. I just want the absolute truth, that's all. And here is the simple revelation that miraculously came to me: This day (or "Today") is a point in time, whereas eternity has no end or beginning!" That is so obvious, right? Well then, let's apply that "duh" revelation to the Scripture and the teaching of the Trinity shall we? Some of you sharper knives may know where this is going.
Apparently the writer of the epistle of Hebrews was having a similar problem explaining things like Jesus' son-ship, and priesthood to his intended recipients, who were knowledgeable of the Scriptures regarding: the Messiah, temple, and priesthood of Israel. In the text of Hebrews 5, he basically says to them that they have become dull, or hard of hearing, and that even though by this TIME they should be able to teach others these things, they needed someone to teach them the first, or basic oracles of God. Ouch! Get out the burn cream. I wonder how many people left the church in a huff on the day that letter was read. I can hear the disappointment of the writer of Hebrews, who wanted to share deeper revelations with the people he was writing to, but couldn't because they were spiritual infants. How sad is that? But I also feel for those people that he wrote to, because like I've said, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm not the dullest either. Would I have been any better? I'm not so sure.
My point? God doesn't use the words: this day, today, and eternal lightly. The first two signify a specific point in time, while the third transcends time. So when the LORD decrees this prophesy to himself (for there is no other God in heaven, but one) that: "this day I have begotten you,"then that is what it means. Jesus was born of a virgin as the prophesied Son of God at a specific point in time, via the Holy Spirit. Scripture is very clear that there is no Son of God, or God the Son verbatim in name, or title in the O.T. So God did not exist as the Son until the time of his birth as told in the gospels- - the angel Gabriel told Mary that her child would be called the Son of God; that is the first time we see that title verbatim. I know, right?! If you've lasted this long, dear reader, then before you explode, please let that truth sink in. And let's not forget what the angel said to the shepherds in the gospel of Luke:
Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you THIS DAY in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11 (NKJV)
All silliness aside, "today" is unequivocally meant as a point in time, not to be mistaken with eternity, which we all know means: timelessness. Sure, the LORD's plan was from eternity, but the fruition of his prophecies regarding the Messiah came about, and will continue to come about, through the process of time! And when the LORD openly declares that Jesus' son-ship is so blatantly not eternal, how can people miss it and then come up with and believe a false teaching like the second person of the Trinity a.k.a. God the Son? See: Psalm 95:11 and Hebrews 5:11-12, for the answers to those reasonable questions! Amen!