“Fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest Whom we confess.” – Hebrews 3:1
In order to help us gain an understanding of what it means that Jesus is our apostle, I decided to first consult the dictionary for some official descriptions of the word “apostle,” since I tend to only think of apostles as being people who follow Jesus’ teachings, rather than thinking if Jesus Himself as an apostle.
The old Greek, Latib, and Old English roots of the word translate to mean “messenger,” someone who is “sent forth.” A more modern definition is “a vigorous and pioneering advocate or supporter of a particulate policy, idea, or cause.” Jesus was certainly sent by God as the messenger of salvation to us humans here on earth. Some translations even use the term “messenger” rather than “apostle,” to help us understand Christ’s purpose. “…Think carefully about this Jesus, Whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest.” (Hebrews 3:1b, NLT)
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the Gospel of your salvation.” (Ephesians 1:13a)