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          Beloveds, we must clear up the lie that when the Lord told Joshua he would have good success through obeying the Law, that this was meant for Christians today. The Lord told this to Joshua that in obeying the Old Covenant of the Law God would give him success in conquering certain lands and taking these lands for the nation of Israel: Joshua 1: 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
          
          
          
          Also in keeping the Old Covenant of the Law, (which is all they had from God), he would not face the wrath of God and die as Aaron and Moses did for their disobedience to God in not keeping the Old Covenant of the Law: Num. 27: 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. 14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
          
          Moses never preached that the Old Covenant of the Law would make anyone permanently righteous in the sight of God. Here is the truth, preached by our Saviour Jesus Christ: Jhn 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
          
           Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.
          
          See Galatians 3, which explains God’s purposes for the Law; and how Jesus Christ has delivered us from it for all time. Feel free to study on your own the numerous verses that fully declare that Jesus Christ is the eternal Saviour and final sole source of eternal salvation for all time for all who believe in Him. See John 14:6.

          

          Anyone willfully claiming salvation based on keeping the Old Covenant of the Law and/ or combining it with the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, or anything else is not considered a Christian according to the Bible.

          
          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.

          
          Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the CURSE: for it is written, CURSED is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that NO MAN is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

          1Ti. 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
          7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

          1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

          John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

          
          

    Fri, Jul 29th - 6:19PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS   

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Dearly beloveds, we know that we never study scripture alone or unguided by God our Father, informed by God the Holy Spirit and led by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God the Son. This is the first time in human history that men not only have direct access to God through faith in His Son Jesus Christ, but through Him the power to secure their future.

    For the Holy Spirit speaks that for the first time in human history ONE even the Saviour Jesus Christ, has come back from the dead to everlasting life to testify to the whole world that THE FUTURE IS NOW, BECAUSE THE GRAVE IS NOT THE END BUT THE BEGINNING OF OUR FUTURE to everlasting life and joy with God for all who believe in Him, or instead, for the unbelievers who reject Him, refuse to believe in Him, everlasting damnation, separation from God, torment/punishment in the final judgement in the lake of fire with the devil, and his angels forever and ever.

     

    Holy people, we should never out of fear of offending the world dumb down or seek to sugar coat the gospel message- that there are wonderful benefits for every believer, and unchanging horrific consequence for those who reject the gospel message.

     

    Praise God, brothers, and sisters, that we, all who believe have hope and a certain future now having joy in His presence and beyond the grave. Therefore, we can stand with our brother Job: Job 19:25 -27.

     

    Heb 4: 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

    HOLD FAST: to get possession of, to obtain, to take hold of, take, seize to hold fast, i.e., not discard or let go, To keep carefully and faithfully, to continue to hold, to retain.

    OUR PROFESSION: subjectively: whom we profess to be ours; objectively: profession [confession] i.e. what one professes [confesses]:

     Mat 10:32; Ro 10:9-11.

    BELIEVETH: to be convicted, convinced and fully persuaded to rely on, and entrust oneself to Jesus Christ as the sole provider of and sole source for one’s spiritual wellbeing and  eternal salvation: Act 4:12.

     

    Holy people, there has never been a High Priest like Jesus Christ. He is man and God incarnate, greater than Moses, the angels, and all men. He is absolutely utterly faithful and true to God and His people forever.

    Heb 4:15 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

    TOUCHED: to be affected with the same feeling as another, to sympathize with, to feel for, have compassion on.

    I.INFIRMITIES: want of strength, weakness, infirmity

    A. of the body

    i.its native weakness and frailty

    ii.feebleness of health or sickness

    B. of the soul

     .want of strength and capacity requisite

    a. to understand a thing

    b. to do things great and glorious

    c. to restrain corrupt desires

    d. to bear trials and troubles

    Lord Jesus is never going to be unsympathetic, callused or say to us just suck it up everybody gets tempted, but always offers real help and comfort as someone who has experienced temptation without sinning, without practicing sin, who will be able to profoundly strengthen and greatly aid us to do the same.

     

    Heb 4:16 - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

    Brothers and sisters, we have no need to hesitate or be afraid to come to our Lord Jesus. We don’t need special clothing, we do not need to ask a natural person’s permission, we can come anytime or day of the week as often as we need and desire, no need is too small or too big for Him to help us with. We can come kneeling, standing, laying down, walking, sick or well. We can come  as we are, bluntly, frankly, without the performance of rituals of any kind.

    Love and truth, serola                     

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    Mon, Jul 25th - 4:10AM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Brothers and sisters, what a blessing it is for us- all believers throughout the whole world to be united together and be made a part of God’s forever family through Jesus Christ the Son of God. Let us praise Jesus, our elder brother, who is true and eternally our faithful Saviour, Lord, Almighty God, Kinsman Redeemer, Deliverer, our Rock, and the Good Shepherd of the flock of God.


    Brethren, let us continually please our Father God by not allowing divisions of any sort into His holy family where He has made all equal whether Jew or gentile. Instead, let us focus on His eternal truth and love one another even as God has loved us, and always be compassionate, lifting up, admonishing, edifying, praying, and caring for one another for God’s sake. In this way of demonstrating our love for Him and each other the whole world will know that our God is truly in us.

     

    Let us continue into the study, saints (G40 hagios), always as the family of God, welcome children. We gain the understanding of God's worldview when we grasp fully that our everyday life is to be integrated, lived and guided in His word, not that of this sinful temporal world. God the Father wants us to know Jesus comprehensively including His High Priesthood.

    It is clear that God speaking/teaching/encouraging/admonishing through the mouth of Paul the apostle directly to the Jews, and giving direct examples to the gentiles, is also still speaking directly to us now and eternally, in general, specific and in minutiae detail regarding His Son Jesus Christ, not as visitors, strangers, or guests, but as His people, His forever family.

     

    Heb 4:14 - Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

    WE HAVE: to have, i.e., to hold; to have (hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing, to hold fast keep, to have i.e. own, possess, used of those joined to any one by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or of attendance or companionship; to hold one's self to a thing, to lay hold of a thing, to adhere or cling to; to be closely joined to a person or a thing.

     

    We see, brethren, once again, having barely stepped into the presence of the High Priest Jesus Christ, God the Father is urging, compelling, and encouraging us to quickly, fully, embrace, cherish, love, adore His Son Jesus in a deeply personal and spiritually pure intimate way as His very own family should and indeed must.

    Again and again, our Father God assures us that although Lord Jesus is the great High Priest, He is also our elder brother who belongs to us in the personal, intimate, unbreakable bond of eternal kinship through the atoning work of His body and blood.


    Again, let us, as His brothers and sisters, without hesitation or delay, with all of our hearts, quickly, gratefully obey God our Father, to His delight and lay hands on, embrace, cling to, feel, touch and rest on Jesus, for He is also holding us individually and as a whole in His nail scarred hands with an unbreakable grip, and there is no man no creature that shall ever be able to separate or pluck us from His almighty hands.


    Let us be mindful, dearly beloveds, that although Jesus Christ in His perfected body as Man and God wholly Incarnate has passed into the heavens, where He ministers as High Priest  in the true tabernacle, stands as our Intercessor/Advocate before the throne of God and is preparing a place for us and will return to bring us to Himself at the appointed time, He is as God the Father has taught us in eternal truth, God the Son, equal with God in omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence.

     

    Therefore, we can be absolutely assured that He can hear our prayers from anywhere on earth, for NO BELIEVER IS EVER ALONE, for this is impossible seeing that Jesus God the Son personally indwells/lives with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit in the spirit of every believer, and is the active, fully engaged Head of the church, watching over it, guiding and protecting it as a whole and each believer individually. We are never speaking of three Gods, but One God in three persons: God the Son Jesus Christ, God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit: 1Jo 5:7-8.

     

    Lord Jesus has not left His God appointed Authority/power/rulership as Head of the church in the hands of mere men, all believers are to be and remain under His Authority as ordained by God the Father.


    We also understand and can be confident that Lord Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit work together synergistically with almighty power in and on behalf of all believers everywhere.

    love and truth, serola



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    Tue, Jul 19th - 9:17AM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Dearly beloveds, as children of God, and priests under our High Priest Jesus Christ, who circumcises all believers, Col 2:11, in washing us from all our sins in His own sinless blood, anoints us with the indwelling  Holy Ghost, by the grace of God our Father, let us go before Him, with our hearts burning with love, bringing the sweet sacrifices of thank offerings, praises, and blessings to His Holy Name. Lord Jesus, let our heartfelt offerings to you be a sweet incense before your throne, for you are worthy.

     

    Most of us know that we are not just pew sitters, but that each of us have received the ministry of reconciliation of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ to live privately, and publicly as His priests in the world, and to minister His will, love, and care to one another and in the world, while doing all the good that we can towards all men.

     

    Heb 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    QUICK: to be fresh, strong, efficient.

    POWERFUL:  active, operative: —effectual, powerful.

    PIERCING: to go through, penetrate thoroughly, pierce.

    DISCERNER: having the ability to trace out and pass judgment on the innermost even secret thoughts of the mind, which lay deeply in the innermost recesses of the heart.

    HEART: the center, ultimate innermost foundation, and seat of spiritual life where what one truly believes, holds in the mind, and lives therein is fully realized, rooted , and sealed in  thoughts, intentions, motives, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavors, will and character; whether good or bad.

     

    The word of God does not operate out of itself apart from God, but is integral with Him:

    Mar 4:14 - The sower soweth the word. The word is generated from God its source unto people in the world. Jesus Christ was authorized by God to bring forth the word of God through the New Covenant to the world.

    Jhn 12:48 - He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    This is the same word of God that every believer  too, is authorized by Him to preach and teach to all in the world.

     

    Brethren, it is possible for one to conceal one’s true beliefs from other human beings or even from oneself. However, what we do with the word of God, whether one consistently obeys, or disobeys reveals the true Christian from the impostor-false Christian.

     

    The word of God, dearly beloveds, is like a super Xray machine, that cannot ever be prevented from showing the true heart of a person and what they really think and believe about God, whether good or bad.

     

    The word of God goes past the outer appearances of people and is fully able to judge correctly, and determine their true intentions, thoughts, and

     their true nature that is hidden deep within the deepest recesses of the inner man of the heart, without error of any kind. The word of God is living and active although some say they are neither for nor against it, the absolute truth is that God always knows that there are none ever neutral to it: Jhn 12:48 - He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    Mar 4:14 - The sower soweth the word. The word is generated from God its source unto people in the world.

     

    Heb 4:13 - Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

    NAKED: absolutely laid bare, stripped of the naked body- absolutely exposing fully the soul within, with its full content laid naked open and bare.

     

    Dearly beloveds, we see that God over His house and the world, is, eternally absolutely active, living, all- powerful, illumined, executing discernibly, and penetrating all things, and the discerning/judging without error the quality of every soul, and heart whether it be turned to Him or choosing to turn away from Him.

     

    No one, holy brethren, should ever be tempted to see God as unengaged, passive, or indifferent to each individual person. To the contrary, there is absolutely no human being that can escape God’s sight and His absolute and intense examination through His word of the deepest recesses of the mind and heart. God absolutely exposes all, holds all responsible and accountable to Him, whether for reward of the good or punishment of the wicked.

     Therefore, no one can fool or trick God in any way or manner whatsoever. All should be mindful of God’s absolute authority and that His all-seeing eyes never close in sleep and are always upon us.

     

    God’s word reveals the innermost workings and the process through which He and Lord Jesus and the holy spirit operate within His word towards all men.  Jhn 15:1 - I am the true vine, and my Father is the Husbandman.  - Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

     

    Likewise, holy brethren, regarding Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God, we know that none of us, brethren, should ever see Him as passive, unengaged, warm and fuzzy, wishy washy, or touchy feely. Let none put their souls in peril of everlasting damnation in adding to, taking away from or making light of His ministry over the house of God: Mat 3:12 - Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

     

    Jesus is fully active and engaged with each person. He is testing, trying, proving, refining, purifying the good, and purging out the bad. He wants us to come to Him individually as well as in our gatherings of any size. As His priests let us not fail to fulfill our priestly duties to bring Him our love offerings early and often, and to eat and drink of Him in His word. We will starve spiritually if we neglect this aspect of our walk with Him, and we do not ever have to do that. Worst yet, holy people, we will be tempted to dine on useless junk food of the world that cannot satisfy the deep hunger and need of our hearts that only He can fill.

    Love and truth, serola  

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    Fri, Jul 15th - 2:10AM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Brothers and sisters, thanks, and praise to God our Father that through God His Son Jesus Christ all believers for the first time in human history have direct access to God the Father, God His Son Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. God our Father lovingly embraces us His children and lavishes us with His Fatherly affections. He assures us that all who believe in His Son Jesus Christ  have the eternal right to enter into the holies of holies where our Saviour, Lord, High Priest and Elder Brother Jesus Christ awaits us, standing before the throne of God His and our Father.

     

    The excitement is building, holy brethren, we will see Jesus, the One who has washed us from all of our sins forever in His own sinless blood. Jesus, the One who loved us when we were His enemies, yet in His faithfulness and love, saved us from the wrath of God to come, delivered us from the power of darkness and made us children of Light, children of God. We must need to answer one question: Have we rested yet?

     

    Heb, 4: 10For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    LABOR: to hasten, make haste. to exert oneself, endeavor, give diligence.

     

    When God, declared He rested from His works, brothers and sisters, we know it does not mean He was tired and decided to take a vacation. What it means, saints (G40 hagios), is that God found in everlasting truth that His work was and  will always be eternally perfect, finished and complete, there was and will never be anything further for Him to do regarding it.

     

    In the same way, everyone who believes in the final, finished, and complete atoning gospel of Jesus Christ have entered into God’s rest for by faith they are convicted, convinced, fully persuaded and in agreement with God that the work He has done through the atoning blood of His Son Jesus Christ is completely sufficient, effective and eternal for everlasting salvation.

     

    The authentic believers grasp the eternal truth that even their faith in believing is derived from the mercy of Jesus Christ: Eph 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Phl 3:9 - And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

     

    Nothing in Heb 4: 11 is saying in any manner whatsoever that Christians can lose their salvation. It is essential to understand, holy people, many parents warn their children not to do or be like this or that person. However, our heavenly Father is greater and wiser than any human parent. When God instructs us not to do a thing that is displeasing in His sight, He always explicitly instructs us what to do instead that will please Him and be acceptable to Him. What God instructs us to do is what He has also empowered us to do.

     

    Therefore, God commands His children not to do or follow the example of unrepentant unbelievers whom He will never accept, never save, showing explicitly that unbelief is never accepted by Him. The falling away of the unrepentant unbeliever, therefore, is not by accident but by their own choosing, proving they were never saved in the first place.

     

    Instead, God explicitly commands and empowers all Christians to remain steadfast in love, obedience, and trust in Him. And this we will surely do by the power of Almighty God. Brethren, feel free to study further on your own scriptures confirming the everlasting truth that the Christian does not lead a life of practicing sin, 1Jo 3:9; cannot fall away,  Jde 1:24; has a mind like Christ, 1Co 2:16, does not corrupt,  1Pe 1:23.

    Love and truth, serola                  

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    Mon, Jul 11th - 9:10PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Dearly beloveds, what a blessing from God that He has given us in the sweet fellowship of the saints (G40 hagios) with Him and one another. We know although we have the freedom to enjoy this present earth without abusing it, that it is temporal. We have entered into it with nothing and most certainly will carry nothing out of it. Praise God we will have more in the world to come than we can ever have in this present world. God continues to speak to us His holy family about God the Son Jesus Christ. 

    The air seems heavy laden with the sweet perfume of His holiness. God is so encouraging us as to why we can come freely to His Son Jesus Christ, who made Himself so much like us, loved us more than His own life, and has risen so that we will have eternal life through Him. There is an air of expectancy, much excitement in the air, having introduced us to God His Son Jesus Christ, showing us His heart, His mind, His character, and His power, very soon God will usher us into His ministry as High Priest in minute detail, where only those who believe may enter.

     

    Heb 4:8 - For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

    I want to prevent a study within a study, brothers, and sisters, but it is necessary to clarify that the above verse is absolutely not referencing Joshua, but the appearance in the Old Testament of the Son of God Jesus Christ although it does not mention His name.

    Jesus, God the Son of God in His omniscience would know the rest God the Father intended would be an eternal spiritual rest, not that found in attaining earthly lands nor through the Mosaic Law. I put here Benson’s study which gives the concise understanding of who the man was who met with Joshua:
    Joshua 5:13

    And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?

    Joshua 5:13.  A man — One in the appearance of a man. With his sword drawn — In readiness to fight, not, as Joshua thought, against him, but for him and his people.

    Joshua 5:14

    And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?

    Joshua 5:14. As captain of the Lord’s host — Captain of this people, and I will conduct and assist thee and them in this great undertaking. Now this person was evidently not a created angel, but the Son of God, who went along with the Israelites in this expedition, as their chief and captain. And this appears, 1st, By his acceptance of adoration here, which a created angel would not have dared to admit of. Because the place was made holy by his presence, (Joshua 5:15,) which to do was God’s prerogative, Exodus 3:5. 3d, Because he is called the Lord. Hebrew, Jehovah; chap. Joshua 6:2. My Lord — I acknowledge thee for my Lord and captain, and therefore wait for thy commands, which I am ready to obey.

    Joshua 5:15

    And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

    Joshua 5:15. From off thy foot — In token of reverence and subjection. Holy — Consecrated by my presence. The very same order which God gave to Moses at the bush, when he was sending him to bring Israel out of Egypt, he here gives to Joshua for the confirming his faith, that as he had been with Moses, so he would be with him.

    The promised rest could never be in a specific day called the Sabbath: Exo 31:15 - Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

    The Mosaic law could never give the people rest: Deu 27:26 - Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    Dearly beloveds, God is preparing us to go into the holy of holies where our High Priest Jesus Is.

    God sent His Son to bring Israel into the promised land. As GOD OF WAR feel free to study on your own when He fought and overcame some of Israel's foes without any of the human army of Israel.

     

    Love and truth, serola



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    Fri, Jul 8th - 3:59PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Brothers and sisters, thank you for your patience in this study. Thank God, He left us His word so that we can freely eat and drink into our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God our Father, and the Holy Spirit for spiritual nurturance in abundance and grow thereby. I pray for all of us to have patience: Rom 15:4 - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

     

    Holy brethren, it is obvious that God continues to speak to us in absolutes concerning who is in with Him for all eternity and who will never be in Him for all eternity. God explicitly, repeatedly compares and contrasts the believer with the unbeliever, showing in all cases that the believer alone will enter eternally into His kingdom rest and the unbeliever never will  enter His kingdom rest for all eternity.  We may search to see if there are exceptions and will find none. Let us continue on in the study. If ever a book of the Bible was writ in neon signs with dazzling spotlights this is certainly one of them although it applies equally to all of them. God does not want anyone to miss the truth of His word.

     

    Heb 4:3For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

    Heb 4:4For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

    Heb 4: 5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

    Heb 4:6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

    Heb 4:7Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

     

    Brothers and sisters, throughout the Bible we plainly see that God takes unbelief in Him as an extremely personal insult the-same as blasphemy or calling Him a liar. God declares that unbelief arises out of an evil heart and regards such persons as His enemies. Nevertheless, in His mercy He takes the hammer and chisel of the truth of His inerrant eternal word to stony self- hardened hearts so that they will know the penalty for any who chose to remain in unrepentant unbelief-which is eternal condemnation and damnation. Those who have fully heard and understood the gospel and choose to reject it have no excuse or covering for their sin of turning their back on God.

    Nevertheless, God takes no pleasure in the condemnation of the wicked and is pleading with those who have hardened their hearts, that they would repent and come believing God according to His word. God urges any unbelievers do not wait until it is too late, tomorrow is not given for anyone.

    Love and truth, serola             

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    Thu, Jul 7th - 5:20PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Brothers and sisters, thanks be to God for His continual love, truth, and faithfulness. Holy people, let us say fervently with our mouths and in our hearts-Blessed be the Ark of God, our High Priest Jesus Christ. Great Lord Jesus,  as God sealed Noah in the ark with the certain souls with Him, so that they would not perish in the flood  of God’s wrath, that washed away and destroyed all of the wicked in the world that was,  you Lord Jesus wash all who believe in you from all their sins and have sealed all of your people in with you, the Holy Spirit and God, having forever saved, sealed, delivered and protected  them forever from the coming destruction and judgement of God to the wicked of this present world.

     

    Brethren, the air is crackling with electric urgency from God our Father, the flames of his urgent command to all to believe is burning ferociously, as we come nearer and nearer to look deeply into the High Priest God the Son Jesus Christ. Why? You, know why brethren. 

    Heb 4:2 - For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

    GOSPEL: used especially of the glad tidings of the coming kingdom of God, and of the salvation to be obtained in it through Christ, and of what relates to this salvation.

    PREACHED:  glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him; to proclaim glad tidings; instruct people concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation; εαγγελζω euangelízō, yoo-ang-ghel-id'-zo; to announce good news ("evangelize") especially the gospel:—declare, bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, preach (the gospel).  

    NOT PROFIT: Absolutely to not be of any use; benefit, advantage, prevail, or profit.

    FAITH: steadfast conviction of the truth, belief; of a conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervor born of faith and joined with it; the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ; the strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God;  beliefs of ALL Christians, without exceptions; belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God and in Christ, springing from faith in the same; fidelity, faithfulness. 

    Dearly beloveds, God is relentlessly pointing out that those who heard and were taught the word over a long period of time received none of its benefits because they refused to believe any of it. It is a warning for both Jew and gentile today that those merely being willing to hear the word for a long time, who still refuse to believe it, have excluded themselves to enter into God’s rest in His kingdom forever by their refusal to believe, their faithlessness.


    Love, and truth, serola                  



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    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Brothers and sisters, thanks be to God for His continual love, truth, and faithfulness. Holy people, let us say fervently with our mouths and in our hearts-Blessed be the Ark of God, our High Priest Jesus Christ. Great Lord Jesus,  as God sealed Noah in the ark with the certain souls with Him, so that they would not perish in the flood  of God’s wrath, that washed away and destroyed all of the wicked in the world that was, so Lord Jesus you wash all who believe in you from all their sins and have sealed all of your people in with you, the Holy Spirit and God, having forever saved, sealed, delivered and protected  them forever from the coming destruction and judgement of God fo the wicked of this present world.

     

    Brethren, the air is crackling with electric urgency from God our Father, the flames of his urgent command to for all to believe is burning ferociously, as we come nearer and nearer to look deeply into the High Priest God the Son Jesus Christ. Why? You know why.

     

    Heb 4:2 - For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

    GOSPEL: used especially of the glad tidings of the coming kingdom of God, and of the salvation to be obtained in it through Christ, and of what relates to this salvation.

    PREACHED:  glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him; to proclaim glad tidings; instruct people concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation; εαγγελζω euangelízō, yoo-ang-ghel-id'-zo; from G2095 and G32; to announce good news ("evangelize") especially the gospel:—declare, bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, preach (the gospel).  

    NOT PROFIT: Absolutely to not be of any use; benefit, advantage, prevail, or profit.

    FAITH: steadfast conviction of the truth, belief; of a conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervor born of faith and joined with it; the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ; the strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God;  beliefs of ALL Christians, without exceptions; belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same; fidelity, faithfulness.

     

    Dearly beloveds, God is relentless in pointing out that those who heard and were taught the word over a long period of time received none of its benefits because they refused to believe any of it. It is a warning for both Jew and gentile today that those merely being willing to hear the word for a long time, who still refuse to believe it, have excluded themselves to enter into God’s rest in His kingdom forever by their refusal to believe, their faithlessness.

    Love, and truth, serola                  

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    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

     

    Brothers and sisters, praise Jesus our Lord and Saviour, Prophet, High Priest, Mediator, Prince of Peace, Wonderful, Counselor, the Almighty God. Yes, Lord we praise and thank you for you are made heir of all things, by our Father and yours. God through you Lord Jesus, made the worlds and everything in them.

    We bless your name forever, you are the light of His glory and the express image of His person, and by your power you uphold all things even us your people in your Almighty hands.  Amen, thanks, blessings and praises to you Lord for so thoroughly and completely did you fulfill all prophecies, and all commandments of God the Father in your final finished eternal work of salvation that our Father God  has set you up above all He created and placed you on His right hand, and made you High Priest forever.  

     

    Brothers and sisters, let us give thanks to our God our Father who has set God His Son Jesus Christ in our midst, that we can behold Him, glorify, and see Him from the eyes of God His loving Father. It is to us His family that He presents His Son, our Elder Brother, the first born from the dead, now risen with the gift of eternal life to all who believe.

     

    God’s theme keeps on running, holy people, we either believe or we do not believe. God keeps on comparing and contrasting the one with the other and absolutely declaring that belief is absolutely acceptable, and unbelief is absolutely unacceptable. There is no combination of mixing the two, its God’s way or no way into His kingdom. Again, and again God keeps declaring its war or peace, friendship, or enemy ship, its either believer, or unbeliever. No compromise, no mixing. Unbelief=equals an evil wicked heart, person.

     

    God our Father gives to the believer eternal blessings and strong assurance -His absolute eternal guarantee that every believer can and will enter into His kingdom. In contrast, unbelievers, those who hear the word and are taught it often and still reject it are guaranteed God’s absolute fury, indignation, wrath, and absolute promise that all such will never enter into His kingdom.

     

    Heb 4:1 - Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

    FEAR: to be in awe: to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or reverential obedience.

    PROMISE: announcement, promise, the act of promising, a promise given or to be given, a promised good or blessing.

    COME SHORT OF IT: to come late or too tardily; to be left behind in the race and so fail to reach the goal, to fall short of the end; metaph. fails to become a partaker, fall back from; to fail, be wanting; to be in want of, lack; to be inferior in excellence, worth.

    Brothers and sisters, most certainly it behooves us to examine ourselves, to ensure that we believe understand and have taken the word of God into our hearts in full faith to our God who is incapable of lies, trickery or deceit and always tells the truth.

     

    None of us should deceive ourselves to think that God feels so sorry for anyone “struggling” with unbelief in Him. Therefore, the Lord will take pity on such and feel so sorry for their suffering and “struggling” with unbelief in Jesus Christ that He will let them into heaven because they suffer so badly the pains of unbelief.

    The Bible quickly, explicitly, declares the eternal truth:  Jhn 3:36 - He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    Jhn 8:24 - I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

    THE SOLE  CAUSE OF UNREPENTANT UNBELIEF

    Jhn 10:26 - But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

    Brothers and sisters, when God declares there is no excuse for the unrepentant unbeliever, that is what He absolutely means for all eternity.

    God’s word is absolute inerrant truth. It is given to let the believer as well as the unbeliever amongst them know that unbelievers are excluded from any part in His kingdom forever. For the believer alone is granted eternal life.

     

    Note, brethren, how God is bringing this to our attention full force relentlessly, to make sure that we understand Him. Let us examine our own hearts to see if we are true believers as we can measure this by God’s word whether we are in full faith to God or not. I plead to any  brother or sister amongst us, who has ongoing doubt and unbelief that  they would repent quickly and come believing the eternal truth of God, THEREBY MAKING THEIR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE SO THAT THEY WILL NEVER FALL:  2Pe 1:10.

    Love, serola                                            

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    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER FOUR

    Brothers and sisters, praise God our Father who has so freely given us His pearl of great price, God His only Son Lord Jesus Christ. Most merciful Father blessed be your Holy name, for giving us your only Son, even though we are not worthy so much as to unloose His sandals from His feet. Father God we can never forget that you were the first to trust in God your Son Jesus Christ, and therefore we undoubtedly should gladly do the same. He is incomparable, utterly faithful, and gives us the supreme example of being obedient to your will.

     

    Lord Jesus we will never forget all that you have done for us. Because of you Lord Jesus, we have salvation, are made a part of your eternal holy family, we have an eternal fellowship, home, hope, and the right, privilege, honor, and command to rest in the everlasting truth of your love. Holy brethren, let us keep one another in our hearts and prayers, and continually remember how greatly we are loved by our God and indeed one another. Raise your hand brethren, if you can feel God pulling us ever tighter to Him and one another in fellowship that only His saints (G40 hagios) have the right to receive. I raised mine with thanks.

     

    Brothers and sisters, as we enter into the fourth chapter of Hebrews, we note with great care the repetitiveness of encouragements and the stern warnings from God of His absolute qualifications that He has established for anyone to enter into His rest or be forever barred from ever entering into His rest. We note the absence of the mention for the need of additional help to enter into His rest from any denominations, organizations, institutions, alternative doctrines to scripture, redemptrix’s, various people outside of Christ, for God has rooted all of them out from the beginning: Heb 1:3. All that God presents to us is God His Perfect Son, because God His Perfect Son is all we will ever need to enter into the presence of the Father: Jhn 14:6.

     

    Brothers and sisters, here are some helpful verses and feel to add you own. Find laid out the whole chapter of Hebrews to pour over, prior to the upcoming study, and let God speak to your heart for your personal edification and encouragement: Gen 2:3; Mat 11:28; Mat 11:29; Jhn 3:18;  1Jo 5:1; 1Jo 5:10;  Jhn 3:18; Jhn 3:18.

     

    Heb 4:1 - Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

    Heb 4:2 - For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

    Heb 4:3 - For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

    Heb 4:4 - For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

    Heb 4:5 - And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

    Heb 4:6 - Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

    Heb 4:7 - Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

    Heb 4:8 - For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

    Heb 4:9 - There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

    Heb 4:10 - For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

    Heb 4:11 - Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    Heb 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    Heb 4:13 - Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

    Heb 4:14 - Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

    Heb 4:15 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

    Heb 4:16 - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

    Love, serola                     

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