Heb 2:6 Yet somewhere someone certifies, saying, "What is man, that Thou art mindful of him, Or a son of mankind, that Thou art visiting him?
Heb 2:7 Thou makest him some bit inferior to messengers, With glory and honor Thou wreathest him, And dost place him over the works of Thy hands."
Heb 2:8 All dost Thou subject underneath his feet.For in the subjection of all to him, He leaves nothing unsubject to him. Yet now we are not as yet seeing all subject to him."
Heb 2:9 Yet we are observing Jesus, Who has been made some bit inferior to messengers (because of the suffering of death, wreathed with glory and honor), so that in the grace of God, He should be tasting death for the sake of everyone."
Now I ask what is this Death that He tasted, is it the death of the physical body? or have we overlooked another Death that is plainly listed in Scripture? After all, we know that all will die one day in the physical body.
He did taste Death for All mankind, because there is ONLY ONE Death that passed upon All men by sin, and that is The Nature itself, The Nature of the Carnal man, which is Death. Rom. 8:6 Rom. 5-
Paul is Revealing something here in 1Th. 4, that goes quite unnoticed to most.
1Th 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
1Th 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
1Th 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
Paul is talking about those that are "without" or outside of the doors, then refers to them as being "Asleep" this word asleep, means to slumber, and is different from dead in vs. 16.
1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
I think we would do well to take notice of the way Paul uses the Phrases, "Jesus Christ" and "Christ Jesus" throughout all of his Epistles. He reverses the order, and sometimes uses just Jesus, and sometimes Just Christ, but there is a reason for it.
One denotes His days in the Flesh, and His sufferings, the other speaks of His Resurrection and Glory in the Spirit.
So when he uses the term "sleep in Jesus"
And "Dead in Christ", there is a difference.
Those that have fallen asleep depicts those of which, He tasted of their Death, but they have not participated in His, those without.
But those that are Dead in Christ, are the ones who have been a participant of His Death, His Sufferings, His Resurrection.
So indeed, He is The Saviour of The World, Especially for those who believe.