Friday – February 23, 2018
Greetings and welcome back to this very illuminating Bible Study from the Book of Hebrews. Today I will be moving forward in chapter ten and the wonderful messages God has given to us all. First let’s look at our primary text and take our time to let it soak in Word by Word, in context, and in view of all else we know about the Word, our God.
Hebrews 10:12-18 (KJV)
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
This man referred to in verse twelve is our High Priest. The Word laid aside all that made Him God on entering the womb of the Virgin Mary. The Word became flesh and on the eighth day after His birth He was named Jesus (Jehovah saved). From that moment to the Resurrection he operated as a man. He was a man Anointed of God from the River Jordan to the Resurrection but nonetheless a man like unto you and me. Upon His Resurrection He was all man and all God. Now at the right hand of the Father He is all man as our High Priest and all God as the Head of the body (Church), the King directing the kings (you and me) of the earth. God is not off doing stuff and we are hoping to get in on it. He does nothing without announcing it through the Prophets and all that He does is in response to the obedience of His people in the earth.
We are told in verse fourteen (number of deliverance and salvation) of our text that Jesus by the one sacrifice made complete those who are made holy at salvation. Let’s take a look at this verse in the Amplified and Message Translations.
Hebrews 10:14 (AMP)
14 For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy.
Hebrews 10:14 (MSG)
14 It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in the purifying process.
The Message Translation tells us that Jesus did all that needed to be done, He was the more than enough antidote to sin and the awful consequences of sin. We are completely delivered from the ravages of sin, from the curse which came and comes by sin. People are still dying and the unsaved will always die of some aspect of the curse. Unfortunately, the redeemed are taken out by the devil, the curse, and the Church even expects it and views it as an expected end. We the redeemed will age, and a time will come when our assignment is done and with the Fathers’ blessing we can choose to return home. There is a demonic teaching in the Church which is that God does not always heal as a way for people to die and go on to Heaven. An equally perverted teaching to that is that God uses sickness and disease to teach His children things. O my, what deception. We are right now redeemed from all but physical death not due to illness or the will of the devil but with the approval of God and our agreement to leave this earthly tabernacle and come home. He does not take us home but we give up the spirit and are taken home.
Verses fifteen through seventeen are taken from and are a confirmation of Jeremiah 31:31-34. The numerology like always is very interesting here starting with thirty-one meaning offspring, thirty-two meaning covenant, thirty-three meaning promise, and thirty-four meaning the naming of a Son. I am continuingly amazed at the wonder of this in light of the fact that the original manuscripts had no chapter, verse or punctuation. These were added much later for our ease of reading and reference. This Book, the Sacrifice, our High Priest is all about the naming of a Son, the promise of redemption, the coming of a New Covenant, and restoration of the offspring of God (you and me).
Acts 17:28 (KJV)
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
As in Jeremiah thirty-one, Hebrews 10:15-17 seems aimed specifically at the Jews (Hebrews) practicing Judaism. The Apostle Paul echoes all the same sentiment in his letter to the Romans.
Romans 11:27 (KJV)
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
The Jews or Hebrews are the first covenant people. This first blood covenant was one of animal blood and the New or second Blood Covenant was confirmed with the Blood of Christ. The Jews have been blinded by their rejection of Christ for a season however that season will end and they will recognize Messiah and be saved.
Romans 11:26 (KJV)
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Out of “Sion” will come a Deliverer, Sion is the Church, Jesus is the Head of the Church and He is the Deliverer of both the Church and Israel. I will end for today and the week with the following verse.
Hebrews 10:18 (KJV)
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Jesus once for all paid the full penalty, the full price of sin, all sin from Adam and Eve in the Garden to the Cross, to the day of our salvation, sins after salvation which are confessed and repented of, and forever. Sins in our individual lives are expunged from before salvation, and after salvation when we earnestly repent. There is no need ever for the offering of any blood for sin. The Blood of Jesus was and is more than sufficient. Let us thank Him with a grateful heart and with all due diligence enter fully into the Covenant (Word of God) confirmed by the precious Blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:19).
Until our next publication, I speak blessing into your life right now, receive it in the name of Jesus, confess it, and walk it out with thanksgiving.
Numbers 6:24-26 (KJV)
24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
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