“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became Him, for whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Heb. 2:9-10)
Although God has ordained that man should fill a position of rulership over all the works of His hands, presently we do not see all things in subjection to man, but we see JESUS, Who, by the grace of God, did fully conquer all, and HE is bringing many sons into this same glory.
When in the process of the unfolding of His purpose God would reveal Himself to mankind, it was in the form of man; the creaturely form of His own creation, and this expression of Himself is called JESUS. “The express image of His person”, (Heb. 1:3). God, in the totality of His omnipresence cannot be confined to one form of expression, nor can He who is Spirit be limited only to the material, physical realm. But in the glorious revelation of His expressions to mankind, we find Him in various dimensions and manifestations. ONE GOD, yet revealed as SON, then as the “indwelling Comforter, the holy Spirit”, and yet to be more clearly revealed, as THE FATHER. Lesser forms of revelation are never lost, nor cast aside; they are swallowed up into the more complete revelations of our God. Our transition cannot be made in just one grand leap, nor can our understanding grasp and comprehend the whole when we have just begun our walk into spiritual realities. But “then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord”, (Hosea 6:3).
The idea has been expressed that to ‘go on’ means leaving behind the ‘Jesus realm’, but let it be clear, the ministry of Jesus is not complete till He has not only brought many sons unto glory, but until SALVATION “TO THE UTTERMOST” (Heb. 7:25) has been brought to EVERY CREATURE. Thus He is “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever (for all ages)”, (Heb. 13:8).