Tue, May 30th - 9:19AM
STUDIES IN HEBREWS
Chapter 9 vs 19-23
Brothers and sisters, thanks, blessings, and praises to our
King, Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ God the Son of God.
God Our Father, we will always be grateful to you for your glorious
Son, His terrible sufferings on the cross, His nail scarred hands and feet,
that hole in His side, everlasting emblems and impeccable credentials of His
eternal undying love and faithfulness to save us, all who believe, His lost
sheep to bring us all home to spend all eternity together with you.
Saints (G40 hagios) thanks for your patience in this study
that began back in April 2022. Paul the apostle gives a very heavy dose of
spiritual feedings in teaching these Hebrew believers, and us too. He does not treat them as too fragile to be retaught
and receive the knowledge of the whole truth of the gospel with its absolute eternal blessings, warnings, and curses.
Indeed, we know, brethren, it is the teaching of the whole
truth of the gospel in the doctrine of Christ that spiritually feeds the Christian
to the full, establishes them steadfast in the word, and moves them forward to
maturity, unified as one body protected from false teachers through sound teaching,
believing, and living the same things of scripture correctly interpreted.
Let us say repeatedly the Bible is not a text- book, but God’s
full and complete standard with instructions for all of His children on how He
commands us to live, please Him and do His will not our own.
We know that we have to get the Bible off the pages and into every one our
hearts and minds and spirits to grow to maturity and perform all that God commands
as He intended from the beginning; we know, when we consistently do the word
from the heart to please God and do His will over our own, that we have
accomplished that very thing in living the word, and become rooted in maturity
of the gospel, to experience in Christ eternal life abundantly now and in the world to come: Jhn 10:10.
Most certainly, dearly beloveds, it ought to pain us when we
hear a very sincere brother or sister in ignorance because they don't know any better, referring to the physical
building in which the church meets, as “the sanctuary”, “the church”, “holy ground”,
which is a clear indication of spiritual immaturity and ignorance of the New
Covenant upon which the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ is founded and is Founder,
teaching us that His people on earth are the temple in which He dwells in His
omniscience, omnipresence omnipotence.
The physical building where Christians assemble or gather is just the meeting place of the church. Absolutely no where in scripture where church or churches are mentioned is it referring to physical buildings, it is always referring to the people of God. Jesus is not coming back for a building, He is coming back for His people.
Praise God for the multitudes of His people who understand and know that they can and do worship in houses, libraries, school gyms, in parks, on beaches, in their backyards, in coffee houses, purchased buildings etc.. We can't put God in a box, it's never going to happen.
Thanks be to God none of us have to stay ignorant.
Thanks be to God that there are a multitude of spiritually well- fed congregations with a plentitude of sound elders, pastors, teachers, because
no one man can care for the flock of God all by himself, although there are
some who in error think that they can.
Paul, for example, established, and had many helpers and co-
laborers in the gospel. God who needs no one, has also given us the blessing of
being co-laborers with Him in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Again, and again we see besides Paul, that all of the
apostles, besides aiding believers to actively participate in various
ministries, were teaching, and demanding that those taught ought to teach
others, rather than remain mere students, and so must we do also.
Brothers and sisters, we have to admit that this book uses an
extremely rigorous method of intense, explicit, exhaustive, exclusive repetitive
teaching in contrast/comparisons of every aspect of the Law vs the New Covenant
to the nth degree, God commanding, compelling us to urgently, carefully, understand
and embrace comprehensively-that the New Covenant of Jesus Christ is absolutely new, and absolutely not
the Old Covenant of the Law or mixed with it in any manner whatsoever-sealing
the eternal truth that there is absolutely no eternal salvation or life outside of this New
Covenant of Jesus Christ, through faith, through grace in His Name alone.
We know that everybody in the Old Testament was not under the
Law, which came in only after Israel after the flesh was delivered from the
bondage of slavery in Egypt. This is extremely important, because Abraham and
His Seed Jesus Christ, received the promises of the New Covenant before he was circumcised
and still a gentile, not after his circumcision, that the promises would be also
to the gentiles, not the Jews only: Gal 3:6-14.
We find God our Father, Jesus Christ God the Son of God our
Saviour, God our Holy Spirit, Paul the Apostle and our brother all in unison confirming in
fiery testimony- example after example pointing all believers to the Christ’s
entirely New Covenant. Of course, the whole of scripture is for our learning,
but it is completely finished in the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. Therefore,
brethren, No Christian can ever justify looking to the Mosaic Law for righteousness
or forgiveness of sins, after knowing this eternal truth.
Therefore, all the works of Christ alone, totally separated
and no part of the Mosaic Law, has eternally accomplished the atonement ratified
fully in Christ’s sinless life, preaching the gospel, shedding His blood, death
on the cross, burial, and resurrection, which has absolutely pleased God, satisfied
His commands for eternal righteousness, and granted eternal, permanent
forgiveness to whomsoever will believe in Him.
We know, holy people, again, and again, God absolutely
teaches us right here in the book of Hebrews and throughout scripture that there
is no need to ever look outside of Christ for salvation, not to any other
person(s); or through membership in/or/belief in any denominations; organizations;
institutions; alternate ideologies, doctrines of revivalisms; great awakenings;
Neither is there salvation in water baptismal salvation; saying
a prayer, making a bargain to believe in God if He would save a loved one or if God would
show Himself to be real. No one is saved by being given a sign, Saved because
they escaped hell and then believed, or went to heaven and then believed, asked
God into their heart, asked God to take their life, saved because they had a
praying grandma, saved because they spoke in tongues, saved because they attended
Bible school and had great grades, saved because they were ordained in Bible school
after having paid all fees and completed all courses or received a scholarship,
saved by an angel, saved by descent from a long line of pastors etc, saved by
election whether they believe or not, saved because they did a lot of good
works and helped a lot of people, saved because they attend church regularly,
saved because they were never a really bad sinner. This list citing people’s humanistic
reasonings for seeing themselves as saved far exceeds what I can put down here.
The Bible in teaching rigorously, relentlessly by comparing/contrasting
the old with the new; the temporal carnal imitation or copy of the earthly
tabernacle with the eternal true spiritual original tabernacle in heaven causes
us to grasp comprehensively that an imperfect copy of the carnal earthly
tabernacle cannot ever compare to the greatest value of the eternal true original perfect
tabernacle in heaven in the sight of God.
Again, say it with me, holy brethren, we know that the New
Covenant is entirely New, it contains the sole standard in Christ for eternal forgiveness of
sins, along with how the Christian is to live as those owned and, purchased by Christ,
who paid in full for our sins-that is what is explicitly taught in scriptures and
is absolute final, finished and complete, God forbidding anyone either to add
or take away from it on pain of eternal curse and damnation: Act 20:28; 1Co 6:20; 1Co 7:23.
Therefore, we know absolutely, holy people, that Christ didn’t
make a down payment for all our sins, He paid the price to God in full to
obtain eternal forgiveness for whomsoever will believe in Him.
Whereupon neither the first testament was
dedicated without blood.
We see both the Law and grace as not having conditions for righteousness,
membership, service, or way of life, because conditions can change for a
variety of reasons.
Instead, God commands that we see both of the Covenants as
having fixed unchanging standards whereby the people were taught how to live
and do God’s will rather than their own.
Therefore, the standard or pattern established by God in the
true tabernacle in heaven had to absolutely be followed in the copy of the
earthly tabernacle, which He also commanded to be dedicated by the blood of a
For when Moses had spoken every precept to
all the people according to the law, he took the
blood of calves and of
goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and
sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Saying, This is the blood of the
testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the
tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
And almost all things are by the
law purged with blood; and without shedding of
blood is no remission.
Ex 21: 7And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the
people: and they said,
All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. 8And Moses took the blood, and
sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the
LORD hath made with you concerning
all these words.
Blood here in these
passages absolutely means literal blood, and never mentioned as a figure of
speech. Now, brothers and sisters, we note that after Moses sprinkled the
people with blood, the Levites were
separated from among the people, washed with water, had an atonement made for them, after
which God took the Levites for Himself and gave them as a gift to Aaron: Num 8:19 And I
have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and
to his sons from among the children of Israel, to
do the service of the children of Israel in the
tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the
children of Israel: that there be no plague among the
children of Israel, when the children of Israel come
nigh unto the sanctuary.
The Levites served from 25 upward to 50 years of age, after
which they retired from service: Num 8:24-25.
In the above verses, we can certainly grasp a foreshadowing
of the permanent spiritual eternal New Covenant High Priest to come in Jesus Christ,
and the consecration of His priesthood in His sinless blood, making them
spiritually alive, anointing them with
the Holy Ghost, and washing them with the water of the everlasting Word of God
that they would be separated from the world and given by God the Father to Jesus
Christ the eternal High Priest to do service unto Him on earth: Heb 2:13.
Heb 9:23 It
was therefore necessary that the patterns of
things in the heavens should be purified with
these; but the heavenly things themselves with
better sacrifices than these.
Purified: to consecrate, dedicate; to consecrate by cleansing
or purifying, purge, purify: cleanse, make
clean, purge, purify: Act 15:9; Tit 2:14; Eph 5:26.
We end this chapter noting the same intense, relentless,
focusing on comparing and contrasting the Covenants always finding without
exception in the contrasting that the New Covenant in the actual, literal incorruptible sinless blood of Jesus
Christ is necessary, is far and above superior to all the carnal sacrifices of
the temporal carnal earthly tabernacle under the Mosaic Law. The blood of Christ has taken away the curse, death and punishment of the Law in the love, mercy, grace and faithfulness of the Son making it a covenant so much better than the Law of Moses.
Sat, May 20th - 3:10PM
STUDIES IN HEBREWS
CHAPTER 9: VS 15-18
Luk 11:1 And it
came to pass, that, as he was praying in a
certain place, when he ceased, one of
his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to
pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Luk 11:2 And he
said unto them, When ye
pray, say, Our Father which art
in heaven, Hallowed
be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be
done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Brothers and sisters, what a beautiful, comforting, heart- warming and intimate way that Jesus taught His disciples to approach our Father
in prayer. He assures His disciples that His Father is their Father and our
Father too- that we who believe have the God-given- right, privilege, honor, delight,
and command to call Him our Father.
Jesus reveals His love and veneration for our Father, in His prayers. In everything
Jesus was about putting His Father's kingdom and will first. We are our Father’s
eternal family, and likewise should gladly and freely come to Him as His
children calling on our Father, putting His will and His kingdom first.
Our Father, we love you, thanks, praise, worship and blessings
to you. Your glorious name is forever sacred, Holy, precious and utterly worthy
of our deepest devotion. We know, holy
brethren, that our Father is worthy of every accolade that can be given, but
raise your hand brethren, if you find it greatly assuring that Almighty God is very
pleased for His children to also address Him as Our Father. (I raised both of
my hands in gratitude and thankfulness to Him).
Say it with me, brothers and sisters, our Father, thy will be done on
earth even as it is in heaven, for thine is the kingdom and the power, and the
glory forever, and ever. Amen
Our Father sent down manna- bread from heaven to feed Israel,
after having delivered them by His mighty hand out of bondage from Egypt
wherein they had been slaves. Although Israel had the records, the fathers, the promises, the
prophets, the oracles of God, were eye- witnesses of His mega power unleashed
against their enemies in battle, and heard His voice speak on the mount that
made them quake with fear, still the nation as a whole didn’t believe although
there were some faithful among them.
It is true that only certain people had the Holy Spirit back
then, not the whole nation, which were just natural men still with a sin
nature; but God still taught them right from wrong through the Law. However,
despite knowing right from wrong the people still sinned against God, none of
them ever kept the Law, as God knew no mere man could ever keep it.
God tested, tried and proved in them that man out of his old
fallen sinful Adamic nature cannot be good, cannot save himself, not even from himself,
nor please God. Therefore, God gave them the Law to teach them that they were
sinners, removing their ignorance of it, while afflicting their consciences with
the verdict of guilt, which none of the sacrifices of the Law could remove.
dearly beloveds, God left them great hope in the Abrahamic Messianic promises of
the Deliverer to come who would restore all things and save the people from
their sins permanently, which the Law could never do.
Thanks be to God, holy brethren, that God sent down from
heaven the True Bread, His faithful, incorruptible only biological
Son Lord Jesus Christ God of power, coequal with God the Father and God the Holy
Spirit, who though His atoning work in His sinless life, ministry, shedding of
His sinless incorruptible blood, death, burial, and resurrection, has
thoroughly washed all who believe in Him from all their sins, baptized them
into His death, and raised them to eternal life anew as entirely new creations in Him, with new
natures, new minds, hearts, filled with the Holy Spirit so that both Jew and
gentile are made one and can serve Him out of New natures, never the old adamic
6:51; Jhn 6:58 This is that
bread which came
down from heaven: not as your fathers did
eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of
this bread shall live for ever.
God left clear instructions throughout His word as to how
every believer is to trust in Him and obey Him out of love. He empowered the
whole church to admonish and aid one another in love and to grow and be strengthened in grace.
Praise God that through Jesus Christ all believers both Jew
and gentile have God’s own spiritual DNA to life everlasting.
We know, holy brethren, that God gave the Bible to feed His spiritual
food to His people on earth, who are all spiritual beings although still
existing in human physical bodies - to be put off at death when the believer
enters the presence of God in heaven.
We know that people require good quality
physical food on a regular basis to maintain good quality physical health and
life. So also the spiritual people of God need to have regular good quality
spiritual food from the word of God to maintain good spiritual health.
Therefore, the whole church is to understand the vital need
to continually feed on the scriptures for comfort, encouragement, to know how to live holy lives, maintain
and share the good news and gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Jas 1:22-25: But be
ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your
Obviously, we cannot do the word if we do not study and keep
it in remembrance.
Its good to say repeatedly that Paul corrects/warns, but never
condemns these Hebrew Christians. Instead he graciously went on to reteach them
the doctrine of Christ with the understanding that they were to continually
keep it in remembrance so they could understand and fully know how to live according
to God’s standard in Christ as God commands all believers.
Back then and also at this present time we will find some
amongst us who are similar to these Hebrew Christians, as well as some who have
misinterpreted scripture, have an incomplete knowledge of salvation, or who have
not gone beyond just knowing they are saved. Sheep have to be fed, cared for,
and watched over, which is why God gifted the church with pastors, teachers,
elders, and the church members as a whole.
There can be no doubt that God is speaking in absolutes about
His Son Jesus Christ and His atoning work of eternal salvation, granting the free gift of
forgiveness of all sins and eternal
Yet, we still have some who in ignorance believe that a Christian
can lose eternal life. God gives believers eternal life because He is eternal
and that is the only kind of life that He can give to believers. If one does
not believe this life is eternal, what are they saying about God, because He is
The Bible teaches clearly, absolutely, exclusively, exhaustively, explicitly, that
the God Head is eternal and so is the life He gives to those who come to faith in
Jesus Christ. That is what God is teaching here in Hebrews and throughout
We rejoin the study, brothers and sisters, to find that God has
chosen His Son Jesus Christ as the only one absolutely proven by Him to be fit
to be the sole eternal Mediator between man and God: Jhn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no
man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between
God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Heb 8:6But now hath
he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how
much also he is the mediator of a
better covenant, which was
established upon better promises.
Heb 9:15 And for
this cause he is the mediator of the
new testament, that by means of death, for the
redemption of the transgressions that were under the
first testament, they which are called might receive the
promise of eternal inheritance.
No Christian need fear the loss of their inheritance, they did not work for it, its in the will and is eternal too.
God accepted the voluntary perfect sinless sacrifice of His
Son Jesus Christ as payment for all the sins of the repentant, even those sins
done in violation of the Law.
Mediator: one who intervenes between two, either in order to
make or restore peace and friendship, or form a compact, or for ratifying a
I.a medium of communication, arbitrator.
a go-between, a reconciler (intercessor):—mediator.
I. Redemption: a releasing effected by payment of ransom.
A. liberation procured
by the payment of a
Let us recall back in verse 12 that Christ's redemption is
Heb 9:16 For where a
testament is, there must also of necessity be the
death of the testator.
Heb 9:17 For a
testament is of force after men are
dead: otherwise it is of no strength at
all while the testator liveth.
Force: —firm, of force, stedfast, sure.
The death of Christ confirmed, and established His Testament
or will. His death makes it impossible for His will to be changed.
The last step was the dedication of the will, which had to be
done by a living executor which is the risen Saviour and High Priest Lord Jesus
Dedicated: to initiate, consecrate, dedication, inaugurate.
Dearly beloveds for
those who have misinterpreted 1 John 1: 9 to mean in error that Christians
after being saved must endlessly confess each sin to God piecemeal to be forgiven
per each sin, and restore fellowship with God, this whole book of Hebrews as
well as all of scripture makes it impossible for that doctrine to hold any
refutes this error in declaring the truth: 1Jo 3:6
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
1Jo 5:18 We
know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God
keepeth himself, and that
wicked one toucheth him not.
Sat, May 13th - 1:03PM
CHAPTER 9 VS 13-14
Brothers and sisters, let us as the family of God and priests
of the royal priesthood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ humbly pour out to
Him abundant offerings of love, praises, thanks, blessings, and worship to our
Great Shepherd of the flock, the First Begotten from the dead, our Resurrection
and Eternal life, for His love, faithfulness and mercy, for while we were yet
His enemies, and dead in our sins, He still offered Himself for our sins, and rose to
live again forever that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Thanks, glory, power, dominion, supremacy, and honor to you, Lord
Jesus, Lamb of God the Father, for being our Ever- Present Peace and Help in
times of trouble, our Advocate/ Lawyer in the throne room, our Doctor in the
sick room, our Friend in need, closer than a brother, more patient than a
mother. Lord Jesus you are the Lion of Judah who never turns not back for any, the
Eagle under whose pinion feathers are your people kept eternally safe. Amen.
I love you brothers and sisters, thank you for your
patience in this study. We know that God’s Word is powerful, we can trust Him
to strengthen, protect, guide, guard, comfort, discipline and keep us on the
path of righteousness as we steadfastly believe, study and live the Word, with
the evidence of obedience shown in our character, conduct and conversation both
publicly and privately.
Some might ponder how could Paul prior to becoming a believer
do all those harmful things to followers of Christ, even persecuting the women
too. Paul doesn’t blame his teacher in this for he lauds his teacher Gamaliel
as amongst the finest of teachers. Paul was a Pharisee the son of a Pharisee.
We know they taught the law, prophets, and resurrection indicating they also
had knowledge of the Messianic promises as well.
We find the answer in Paul’s own testimony: 1Ti 1:13 Who was before a
blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained
mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
I.IGNORANTLY: to be ignorant, not to know.
II. not to understand, unknown.
III.to err or sin through mistake, to be wrong.
Paul had been taught from a very early age by his teacher Gamaliel all
the things necessary for him to know intellectually to be accepted into the
Pharisee sect, but he in ignorance misinterpreted it to believe and see the
followers of Jesus as a threat to his sect and fully intended to destroy it
with the blessings of the Aaronic high priest, amongst others.
advised certain opposing Jews not to try and stop certain apostles from preaching the gospel, but to leave them alone: Act 5:39 But if it be of God, ye
cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to
fight against God.
Later, the converted Paul frankly renounced his sect out of
faith in Christ: Phl 3:8.
The apostles who were with Lord Jesus and under His teachings
did not believe in the resurrection, although later they would: Mark 16:14. We
know that when they believed all the apostles had the scriptures opened to them
directly through the divine revelations of Lord Jesus Christ, Himself: Luk 24:45.
Through the Holy Spirit at Pentecost they would
receive the necessary power to live and carry out the gospel message. All the
apostles preached the exact same gospel in unity to both Jews and gentiles,
who are all made one in Christ.
Lord Jesus commands that His sheep should be fed. Therefore,
He established gifts to the church to make it possible through pastors, elders,
teachers, and the general body as well in an active, not passive sense. All of this work together to mature the whole church to be protected, guarded, and guided
as a whole, All speaking the same thing edifying and building up the church in
eternal absolute love and truth: Eph 4:16.
Until Lord Jesus returns, holy people, there will be the ongoing necessity
to teach the scriptures to establish believers in the faith and to correct any ignorance and/or misinterpretation of it to bring unity to the body as a whole. Correction is never condemnation.
A sister was always praying for the “anointing”. She thought
that there were four persons of the Godhead, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy
Spirit and the Anointing. She believed this anointing came and went but would
come in answer to prayer. She also believed in the anointing oil which could be
placed on objects to ward off evil spirits. She “plead the blood of Jesus’ to protect her from the devil.
Some favorite songs of the church she attended was “On the way to heaven someone
slipped and fell”, “Saviour do not pass me by”, and "Almost saved".
She had heard the gospel, understood and believed that Jesus died
and rose again to pay for and forgive all the sins of those who believe in Him.
However, she didn’t know what the New Covenant was, and had never read the Bible
for herself, she did not even know that she and all believers should read the Bible
for themselves. I know this sounds bad, but among the many Bible- based churches
you can also find some whole congregations and/or individuals that although they are
saved are not grounded in the doctrine of Christ, and have a mix of unbiblical doctrines in ignorance.
We know that Paul didn’t wait for the sheep to show up and be fed, none of
the apostles did, they made every effort directly and through their disciples to
keep in touch and oversee the health and care of the church. Both Jew and
gentile, again, are one in Christ not half siblings or step- children. We know Christ is not divided. We know the whole
of scripture is for both Jew and gentile for our learning- not just certain parts or bits and pieces only: Rom 15:4.
I have to say it again, and again, holy people, God doesn’t
have any extrabiblical requirements for any believer to learn the scriptures. God set the Standard that through teachings of elders, pastors, teachers, the body general along with
personal study and obedience, the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ opens up
the scriptures to every believer for free. Whatever we learn in scriptures, I will say repeatedly, let's share the gospel as it was shared with us. God wants us to share His gospel and is pleased to give all who do so a reward. Let us not lose our reward by failing to share the gospel as God commands.
Everyone and every teacher, it must be said
without ceasing that God commands that we check them out to see
whether their teachings align with the absolute truth of scripture or not. It goes without saying that God commands every believer to check themselves out too to see if they are correctly aligned with the Word of God.
There was a man who spent millions of dollars to build a
super- sized building he called the church to glorify God. He preached how this
idol church would last forever, and even gave members a stone to write their
names or that of loved ones on as an “eternal” remembrance.
However, the congregation over time became unable to pay the
massive costs for its upkeep and little by little left the church, although the
pastor reaped millions of dollars for himself and family. Bankruptcy was
declared and, the building was sold- not without a lot of contentious lawsuits
as to who would benefit from the proceeds. The buyer told the members to come
get their memorial stones as the place where they were placed was to be used
for another purpose. The buyers were not Christians.
Corrupt/false shepherds deliberately take advantage of the
biblically ignorant. Biblical ignorance has dangerous consequences to believers. Thank
God, dearly beloveds, for the multitude of faithful overseers that feed the sheep and do not fleece the sheep, but teach them the truth that they, not a physical building is the
true body of Christ in whom He dwells eternally with God the Father and God the Holy
Brothers and sisters, let us retain the previous teachings as
we continue to move forward in the study, for therein shall comprehension of
the whole be well established and made steadfast by the Holy Spirit in us that
Again and again, line upon line, precept upon precept, we
cannot fail to note how absolutely/explicitly the Triune God through/with the
apostle Paul is jack- hammering, incessantly, relentlessly pounding the
absolute truth of eternal
salvation through God the Son of God Jesus Christ into the spirits, hearts, and
minds of these Hebrew believers, and ours also, for the message is timeless,
eternal, and for our learning to obedience out of love for all that has been
done for everyone who believes in Him.
We know, dearly beloveds, that the Bible teaches us here and throughout scripture to the nth
degree that God absolutely forbids the comingling of the gospel with any and all
alternative doctrines, revivalisms, plan b’s, denominations, organizations, institutions,
methodologies, replacement theologies, or anything contrary to the doctrine of
9:13 For if
the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the
unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
The sacrificed blood of bulls and goats and ashes of a heifer although effective, gave only a temporary external cleansing to the
people, which is all it could do, because it rotted away after being shed,
losing the efficacy of the atonement that had been made from it. God accepted
the death of the animals to pay for the sins of the people so that the people
would not have to die for their own sins.
The sacrifices under the Law could never erase the guilty
conscience of the people it only reminded them that they were sinners who could
never please God and left them in real fear that God might destroy the nation
as there was no guarantee God would automatically accept the yearly sacrifice.
14How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the
eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from
dead works to serve the living God?
Purge: A. to free from defilement of sin and from faults
i.to purify from wickedness.
ii.to free from guilt of sin, to purify.
iii.to consecrate by cleansing or purifying.
iv.to consecrate, dedicate.
I.to pronounce clean.
(make) clean(-se), purge, purify.
The blood of Lord Jesus Christ is absolutely superior to the blood
of the animals sacrificed under the Law.
The blood of Lord Jesus Christ is forever completely
sinless. It is impossible for His sinless blood to decay or rot away, as the blood of sacrificed animals did under the Law. Therefore, the atonement made through the sinless blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse the sins of the repentant forever
retains the efficiency and efficacy of its cleansing atonement power forever.
For this reason, every believer’s conscience is purged from
fear of being unacceptable to God for the blood of Jesus has made them forever
forgiven, acceptable to God and enabled to do works pleasing in His sight
through the PERMANENT
ETERNAL ATONEMENT made by the sinless blood of Jesus Christ guarantying PERMANENT ETERNAL SALVATION
to all who believe in Him.
The Holy Spirit comes right back to blast out to us yet again
through our brother Paul to look eternally to Christ. Christ is the only One we can look to for PERMANENT ETERNAL SALVATION through His sinless blood.
There is no way anyone can not
conclude that salvation is made permanent through Christ, except he be
reprobate. God is never angry at the ignorant, or those who mistakenly misinterpret scripture. We know the ignorant will believe when taught the truth and those in
error not understanding will repent when they hear the truth, but the wicked never will.
God gives no one the right to deliberately/unrepentantly cherry pick, add
to or subtract from the gospel of Jesus Christ: Gal 1:8But though we, or an
angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto
you than that which we have preached unto you, let him
be accursed. 9 As we said
before, so say I now again, If any man preach any
other gospel unto you than that ye have
received, let him be accursed.
Sat, May 6th - 11:53AM
STUDIES IN HEBREWS
CHAPTER 9 VS 11-12
Brothers and sisters, let us humbly love, trust, worship, thank
and bless, praise our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God the Son of God, our First Love,
Saviour, Mediator, High Priest, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Alpha and the
Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, Prince of Peace,
Redeemer, Deliverer, for His love, truth, mercy, and through whom we have
pardoned of all
sins forever, and made new creations in Him, by the will of God the Father, and
witnessed by the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to live holy lives.
We who believe have been freed from sin not freedom to sin.
Our Father God Almighty, Sovereign Ruler, Omnipotent
Potentate, Maker of all flesh, Possessor of heaven and earth, we love, trust,
worship, thank, bless, and praise you for giving us your Only Son Lord Jesus
Christ, that we would through Him receive eternal life, eternal forgiveness,
and an eternal home together with you in your eternal kingdom: Dan 4:17 This
matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the
demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that
the living may know that the most High ruleth in the
kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he
will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Our Holy Spirit We love, trust, Worship, thank, praise, and bless you
our indwelling teacher, Comforter, and Spirit of truth, who empowers us for
service to God, whom we have received by the free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus
Christ God, the Son of God and everlasting Saviour.
Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the
offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of
Eph 2:8 For by
grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of
I.Free, Gift means: a
favour with which one receives without any personal works, merit or payment of his own.
II.the gift of divine grace
III.the economy of divine
grace, by which the pardon of sin and eternal salvation is appointed to sinners
in consideration of the merits of Christ laid hold of by faith
Dearly beloveds, if anyone claims to be a great teacher and
falsely impenitently teaches that they gave something to obtain their salvation, they are
still dead, because the Bible absolutely declares salvation is THE FREE GIFT OF GOD,
through faith in His Son Jesus Christ whom He has appointed as our only
Saviour. Anyone unrepentantly teaching that you have to give something to get a
free gift has perverted the scriptures, and should repent before it is too
late, because God will never compromise His word with anyone.
This is why we must absolutely entrust ourselves to follow
the Bible and test everything against scripture to prove whether it is from God
or not. We know that any one willfully teaching you have to give something to get the free
gift of salvation to be saved is a false teacher and never to be trusted.
The Mosaic priests worked in the physical, man-made visible earthly
temple in service to God, in the New Covenant God lives/works in the inward
invisible temple of the spirits of His people, making us all priests fit for
the ministry, circumcising our hearts, filling them with the Holy Spirit
enabling us to carry out his will that we should bear the very image of His Son
our saviour Jesus Christ in whom we believe by faith in Him before the world and
one another, with the evidence of our salvation shown in consistent obedience
to Him out of love and trust in Him.
Lord Jesus, I pray that we will receive of your abundant
spiritual wisdom, understanding and comfort in this study and that each of us
will be strengthened to grasp the fullness of your great love and truth with a
spirit of gratitude and thankfulness for the very great eternal blessings that
you have bestowed upon us.
In this fiery highly charged, intense, repetitious and
meticulously laid out book of Hebrews, dearly beloveds, we grasp God’s desire
that we should be steadfastly rooted in and gain a comprehensive spiritual understanding and
depth of insight into God’s will and work through Jesus Christ His Son. Certainly,
the Holy Spirit provides us with such thoroughness
of who Jesus is to the nth degree; that no authentic Christian can ever justify
knowingly turning away from eternal grace back to the temporal Mosaic Law to be
made righteous or be forgiven of sins in any way or manner in the sight of
The knowledge of the eternal truth of scripture, brothers and
sisters, should cause us to turn away from those who seek to place us in
bondage to the Law whether they do it in ignorance or not. However, we should
not be surprised or angry that a Christian, some even in the pulpit can ignorantly or due to being
untaught see the Law as a way to be made righteous, forgiven or receive salvation. Among the multitude of elders that teach the true gospel, are those who plainly do not know the New Covenant causing many to stumble as the blind are leading the blind.
Those of us who have received and been rooted in the freedom of the
comprehensive knowledge of salvation are commanded by God to share it with
those who do not know it and to confirm it with those who do know it.
As the gospel has been shared with us, let us also be
diligent to share it with others too. I have spent times witnessing publicly,
as many others have done, because everybody is not going to show up in a church
to be saved. I never found anyone including those who claimed to be Christians knowing
anything about the New Covenant or that only faith in Jesus Christ saves. Sharing
in the church I found some also who were ignorant of salvation. One dear lady said
the Bible does not teach that Christians had to share the gospel at all! An elder hearing this exchange corrected her.
The Bible is clear- the righteous will learn and believe. The
righteous will receive correction and turn from error, however the wicked will
never turn from error nor repent even if they know the truth. The Bible makes
it clear that salvation is
not a debate, but an eternal declaration of everlasting inerrant, and
unchanging truth. Salvation
is not an invitation or polite request that one has the option to impenitently
reject because it has irreversible consequences forever and hell is real: Act
17:30 “Truly, these times of
ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men
everywhere to repent,
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 heart
Brothers and sisters, let us live the knowledge and
understanding granted to us by God as we are taught it, study it on our own,
share it with others and live it out of love and trust in God which is TRUE WORSHIP. Praise God
that through Jesus Christ we have a God who is not far off, for He is more than
near us, but dwelling in our spirits and we in God together with the Holy
Praise God who has written himself in the hearts, minds, consciences, and
spirits of His people, through faith in God the Son of God Jesus Christ.
God paints a full and frank portrait of the earthly tabernacle, reflects
on the glory of it with its priesthood, yet hides none of the sordidness that
the Aaronic priesthood degenerated to, even defiling the earthly tabernacle and
broken their covenant of the Law, clearly showing us that we should not entrust our spiritual
well- being to such whose ministry God has forever rejected.
We must keep in remembrance how terrible was the glorious Law
of death, curse, and punishment. It was an immediate death sentence for the
priests serving under the high priest, and the people should they ever set foot
into the holiest of all. Even the high priest was warned by God not to come too
often into the holiest of all to avoid being killed by God. Even on the day of
the yearly atonement there was no guarantee that the sacrifice of the high
priest would be accepted by God. For this reason, the day of atonement was a day
where Israel afflicted and humbled their souls before God.
Personally, I believe God always. He is done with the Mosaic Law. Therefore, I too am commanded to be done with the Law. I am fully convicted, convinced and fully persuaded by the truth of the Bible so that there is nothing in or of the Mosaic Law that entices, tempts, or attracts me to its ministry of glorious death, curse, and punishment, in any way for ever.
Now for those amongst us still looking in scripture to see if
there is a loop hole wherein God accepts the Law of Moses to be made righteous,
or that one can cherry pick the Law for commands that they like, the Bible states
absolutely: 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;
11According to the
glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was
committed to my trust.
God forbids cherry picking the Law the whole thing has to be obeyed: 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.
Jas 2:10For whosoever shall
keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point,
he is guilty of all.
Feel free to read more on your own regarding the purpose of
the law in Galatians 3 where Paul teaches the same thing to the gentiles.
There is a dear lady who had attempted suicide a number of
times after she became a Christian, she loved and believed in the Lord, but because she had committed a crime many years
before did not think she was worthy of forgiveness. The lady had lived a law- abiding life for many years after her offense, and made restitution to her
victim, who had forgiven her.
After listening, and offering comfort, it came as no surprise
that although she attended church regularly, she had never opened the Bible to
read it for herself and had no knowledge of the New Covenant. She had brought
the matter to her church, who told her she was forgiven by God. When she asked
how was it possible, they became short with her and refused to discuss the
matter further, leaving her feeling the same.
We sat together and went through the scriptures to assure her
that we all have sinned, and no one is worthy on their own works or merit to receive salvation. After
learning about the eternal
forgiveness of the free gift of salvation through faith in the Saviour
Jesus Christ who never lies or deceives, but is of absolutely truth, she
understood and received the free grace of Jesus Christ. She said had we not
met, she had planned to end her life again. I am sorry to say she is not the
first suicidal Christian I have met feeling similarly, not understanding what
forgiveness is, but fortunately believed when they saw the truth revealed in
scripture. We must share the gospel message, holy brethren, in some cases it can be a
matter of life or death.
A sister told me that she had proved her faith like she had
seen in a block buster action movie where the movie character “stepped out on faith”.
How she proved her faith was running out against the light in heavy traffic and
making it safely to the other side! Nope, she did not know what the New
Covenant was or how the Bible teaches
how faith is proven. The world is preaching its secular gospel in the media,
movies etc. and apparently this Christian didn’t know any better.
I did not call her an idiot or berate her in any manner. She was
so proud of herself and sincere, although sincerely wrong. I took time with her
to open the Bible up about tempting God, and how it teaches that faith is
proven. She received the good news gladly and assured me she would not be
running out in traffic or put herself at risk like that ever again.
Dearly beloveds, let us enter the study with hearts set
steadfast on grace without wavering looking to our great Lord and Saviour Jesus
Heb 9: 11But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say,
not of this building;
Here again is the nth comparison/contrast showing the greater
and only acceptable eternal tabernacle in heaven is where our Eternal High
Priest dwells bodily never the temporal man-made earthly tabernacle, including man- made physical buildings on earth where Christians gather to worship. However, Lord Jesus is omniscient! Omnipotent, and Omnipresent, indwelling all believers with God the Father, and the Holy Spirit forever. The Trinity is not renting space in the spirits of His people but has permanent eternal residency in them.
Here He is at last, the Christ, Lord Jesus, the Anointed One,
bringing in good things- permanent eternal blessings, forever abolishing the
curses under the Law, the eternal free
gift of salvation, eternal life, eternal forgiveness through faith in His Name, gifts to the
church, reconciliation and peace with God forever.
Here, holy brethren, Paul gives us a much -needed break from
the crushing bleak terror and dire promises of the Law of punishment, death, and
curse ministered by sinful mere men who abandoned the people in the course of
time and were just as sinful as the people. Let's be careful here to keep in
mind that God has not cast off His people. The apostles were Jews, and there are
many Jewish believers today and God’s plan is to save both Jew and gentile by
faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Now Paul again is painstakingly clear here. He has identified
the New Eternal High Priest and nope you will never find Him in that earthly
man-made tabernacle under the Law ever. With a sigh of relief, we are glad to
know the abundant good things Lord Jesus brings in an eternal tabernacle made by God,
not made by the hands of sinful men.
12Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own
blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal
redemption for us.
…By His own blood God is never using a figure of speech or a metaphor. It
means Jesus’ own sinless blood voluntarily sacrificed to pay for all the sins
of whomsoever will believe in Him forever, permanently.
There it is ETERNAL REDEMPTION.
without ending, that which always has been and always will be
II. without end, never to cease, everlasting.
I. REDEMPTION: a ransoming, redemption
II. deliverance, esp. from the penalty of sin.
Phl 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought
it not robbery to be equal with God:
EQUAL: everywhere in the Bible equal is mentioned it ALWAYS means equal,
in quantity or quality.
No where in the Bible or even in the world does equal mean
It is the highest form of blasphemy for anyone to brazenly suppress
the inerrant truth of God’s word to unrepentantly pervert the truth and slander
the Saviour Jesus Christ as a lesser God-less than God. A less than God is not
God at all. Therefore, those who slander Jesus as not equal with God is calling
the Holy Spirit and Witness of the inerrant eternal truthfulness of scripture a
To lie and claim Jesus is not equal with God is direct
slander against the Holy Spirit of truth: Mat 12:32 Anyone who speaks
against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against
the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or
in the world to come.
Jhn 14:26But the
Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring all
things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto
1Jo 5:6 This is he
that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the
Spirit is truth.
Eph 4:30And grieve not the
holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are
sealed unto the day of redemption.
Some in error interpret the above verse to mean that a Christian can willfully choose to grieve the Holy Spirit and live any way they want. However, this false interpretation is taken out of context of the whole chapter of Ephesians, which teaches that the Christian is forbidden to live contrary to scriptures and forbidden to grieve the Holy Spirit who teaches how Christians are to live in this chapter and many other places in scriptures.
God owns his people: 1Co 6:19What? know ye not that your body is the
temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Co 6:20For ye
are bought with a
price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
The bible does not skimp in many teachings on how God's people are to live to please God. God's commands are not requests that one can feel free to reject or substitute alternatives to. God disciplines His children to correct them. God's correction is never condemnation, but to turn us unto and keep us upon the paths of righteousness.
God plainly declares if anyone claiming to be a Christian unrepentantly rejects His discipline or correction, they are bastards not His children: Heb 12:8.
God, for whom it is impossible to lie, presents God His Son
Jesus Christ as His equal and I believe Him over the lies of mere men, women or
Dear saints, (G40 hagios), BEHOLD THE GOD/MAN JESUS CHRIST, let
us without doubt or hesitation run quickly to embrace Him in the eternal truth
as the only Anointed High Priest and Saviour, eternally faithful and true. Let
us put our trust completely in Him for He has guaranteed all believers: Heb 10:14 For by
one offering he
hath perfected for ever them
that are sanctified.
See Heb 13:5.
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