- In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory... - Hebrews 1:2-3
One, Jesus is the heir of all things and therefore has the authority to be the final revealer of His Father’s revelation.
Two, Jesus made the world and as its Creator, He controls God’s plan and has the authority to reveal it to humanity.
Three, Jesus is the radiance of His glory. The term radiance (apaúgasma) means to shine forth and is only used here in Hebrews 1:3. Jesus is the shining forth of God’s glory. The verb is (hṓn) comes from verb eimí — to be or to exist. This verb is a present tense participle indicating that Jesus is existing as the shining forth of God’s glory. There has never been a time when Jesus was not the brightness of God’s glory.
The glory of God is known as the Shekinah. The term Shekinah is derived from the Hebrew term šākēn, which means to dwell or tabernacle.
- And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14
It describes the presence of God in a particular locale, manifested as visible light. Jesus shining forth as God’s Shekinah reveals that He is of the same essence of the Father. Hence, Jesus is Deity. As God, Jesus has the right to reveal Himself and His word to humanity.