Hebrews 1:1-3 (NKJV)
1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
The Superiority of the New Testament over the Old , other writers is because Christ is superior to all else. He alone forgives you now of all of your past sins. Jesus Christ is superior to any and all religions, angels, Prophet, Religious leaders, Jewish leaders , Moses, or man, Caesar and all the many others who have claimed to be God, or his prophets, as they are all dead and Jesus Christ lives on. He is superior to Old Testament Jewish Covenant and the related Temple Sacrifices.
Clearly, the New Testament is superior to the Old Testament and has the authority to interpret it.
In Luke 16:16, we read, “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.” This Scripture teaches that the law and the prophets ended with John the Baptist. Many people take the stand that God just wanted to write another book (or section of a book), but both books still have authority. But the Old and New Testaments are not just books, they are covenants. When a covenant ends, its authority ends. “In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away” (Hebrews 8:13). And it did vanish away soon after this was written when the temple in Jerusalem, which was both central and essential to the Old Covenant, was destroyed in A.D. 70.
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
1. He spoke to Abraham personally at Mamre. (Gen. 18)
2. … to Jacob in a dream at Bethel. (Gen. 28)
3. … to Moses through the Burning Bush. (Exodus 3)
4. …to Isaiah through visions. (Isa. 6)
5. …to Elijah in a still small voice. (1 Kings 19)
6. …to Hosea through family situations. (Hos. 1:2)
7. …to Amos in a basket of summer fruit. (Amos 8:1)
God spoke in various times and in many ways to His people.
a. He spoke through parables, visions, and types.
b. He spoke through the Law, Prophecy, History, the Psalms, and Poetry.
c. He spoke through signs as Circumcision, the Sabbath, and through Aaron’s Rod that Budded.
d. He spoke through the Passover and the Tabernacle.
e. He spoke through the Patriarchs and the Prophets.
C. God Speaks Through His Son.
“has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;”
God spoke to His people in many and varied ways, but we read in verse 2 that God “has in these last days spoken to us by His Son.”
Jesus Christ Is The Last Prophetic Revelation.
Jesus said, “For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them” (Matthew 13:17).
There can be no other and anyone or anything claiming otherwise is false. Paul says in Galatians 1:8, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
And in Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”