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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #128 on: June 27, 2018, 02:43:35 PM »
hi Deborah
Thank you for another enlightening post good read.

Heb 10:21  And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
         


V 21 not only an high priest but the high priest the eternal one sat at the right hand of God the Father our eternal high priest.
V 22 Let us draw near to the throne of grace with full assurence of faith for through our Lord Jesus Christ we have access beyond the vail into the true holy of holies knowing we have been sprinkled with the Blood of Christ and washed with the pure water wich is the the word of God.
V23 yes let us keep our faith firm to the end for we can be absolutly sure that all his wonderful promises will be fulfilled.
V 24 Let us think and pray for all our brothers and sisters in Christ and let Love bind us all together in one body and let love of God be with us always.

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #129 on: June 29, 2018, 05:22:00 PM »
hi Deborah
Thank you for another enlightening post good read.

Heb 10:21  And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
         


V 21 not only an high priest but the high priest the eternal one sat at the right hand of God the Father our eternal high priest.
V 22 Let us draw near to the throne of grace with full assurence of faith for through our Lord Jesus Christ we have access beyond the vail into the true holy of holies knowing we have been sprinkled with the Blood of Christ and washed with the pure water wich is the the word of God.
V23 yes let us keep our faith firm to the end for we can be absolutly sure that all his wonderful promises will be fulfilled.
V 24 Let us think and pray for all our brothers and sisters in Christ and let Love bind us all together in one body and let love of God be with us always.

Love and Peace
Dave

v22 How then could we dare to spurn this great gift, and refuse to take full advantage of all the benefits that Christ has procured for us?
The Israelites were warned to keep their distance from the holy presence of God; but we are invited to come closer! Now, when we draw near to God in prayer and worship, we find that the barrier has been removed. Because of what Christ has done (i.e. shedding His blood), we are no longer ashamed by our past sins, but can stand in God's presence without fear.
Our lives have been transformed, for God has sent His own Spirit into our hearts - sinful as they are - in order to make them clean (Ezekiel 36:25). This was symbolised by our baptism (what makes you think it's the word of God?).

v23 The pressures of living in contemporary society mean that we are often tempted to compromise on what we believe. But we can trust Christ?s promise, because He is true to His word.
So we have every reason to continue bearing witness to our Lord and to persevere in faithful Christian living - until He returns and brings us into even closer communion with God.
v24 One of the things that we have to contend with is the individualism of our post-modern culture, which is an unhappy denial of our fundamental human need for community and fellowship. We need the help and encouragement (and sometimes the provocation!) of our Christian brothers and sisters.
v25 (this belongs with verse 24!)"not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
We can't help or encourage one another unless we make contact! Meeting regularly with other Christians for worship, teaching and fellowship should be one of our highest priorities. And we should't be satisfied with merely attending church; we really need to engage with one another if we are to make spiritual progress.
For many people, drifting away from church is the first step towards drifting away from the Lord. Some may have become discouraged by the delay in Christ's return - but in reality, time is limited for all of us.
"God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Thessalonians 5:9)

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #130 on: July 02, 2018, 05:01:02 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another excellent post I do enjoy reading them always full of useful information for all who read them.

Heb 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Heb 10:26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:27  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Heb 10:28  He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
     


V 25 very good advice coming together helping one another and stimulating eachother even on the internet we can reach out across the world to all its countries to help and stimulate our brothers a nd sisters in Christ and even unbelievers may read our posts and may be encouraged to go further.

V26 to sin willfully is a terrible crime against God that we shall sin unintensionelly  is bad enough but to know something is sinful and still do it is a terrable affrount against all the the Lord has done for us we have been instructed in the truth and we know what sin is how can we sin willfully.

V 27 No more sacrifice for sin but only judgement remains and a fire that will consume our adversaries our God is a comsuming fire he will consue his enemies.

V 28 as those who defide the law given by Moses died with only two or three witnesses how many witnesses do we have we have no excuse for breaking our lords commandments.


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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2018, 09:19:43 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another excellent post I do enjoy reading them always full of useful information for all who read them.

Heb 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Heb 10:26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:27  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Heb 10:28  He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
     


V 25 very good advice coming together helping one another and stimulating eachother even on the internet we can reach out across the world to all its countries to help and stimulate our brothers a nd sisters in Christ and even unbelievers may read our posts and may be encouraged to go further.

V26 to sin willfully is a terrible crime against God that we shall sin unintensionelly  is bad enough but to know something is sinful and still do it is a terrable affrount against all the the Lord has done for us we have been instructed in the truth and we know what sin is how can we sin willfully.

V 27 No more sacrifice for sin but only judgement remains and a fire that will consume our adversaries our God is a comsuming fire he will consue his enemies.

V 28 as those who defide the law given by Moses died with only two or three witnesses how many witnesses do we have we have no excuse for breaking our lords commandments.


Love and Peace

Dave   

v25 You make a good point about the Internet. It shouldn't be a substitute for church membership (there are many things that only flesh-and-blood people can do for each other), but it's a fantastic addition.
v26 Grace is not a licence to sin with impunity. What will happen to someone who hears the Gospel, professes conversion and joins the church, but then suddenly turns around and declare the whole thing to be rubbish? They have absolutely no excuse; they cannot claim ignorance. But the implications of repudiating the one and only effective high priest are devastating. If there is only one means of escaping from God's wrath (the sacrifice that He has so graciously provided), there can be only one consequence of rejecting it.
v27 And that means we will have no hope at all. We will have aligned ourselves with Christ's enemies, and like them will have to face the unpropitiated wrath of God.
v28 Apostasy from the old covenant meant death, because anyone who rejected God's Law was also rejecting the means of atonement laid down by that same Law - and without atonement there can be no forgiveness.
(two or three witnesses were the minimum required for the judge to pass a death sentence - one witness wasn't enough to condemn someone to death)
"God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Thessalonians 5:9)

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #132 on: July 04, 2018, 02:39:14 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your reply and insights illuminating.


Heb 10:29  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Heb 10:30  For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Heb 10:31  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
   


V29 I think maybe this verse is about Israel they are the one's who have trodden underfoot the son of God and counted his blood an unholy thing and of course it applies to us as well to all those who have committed themselves to Christ and then turned away and rejected the holy spirit.

V30 Yes the Lord will repay all those who do the above and sin against his Holy laws there will be a day of judgement so let us keep the faith and do what's right and follow the laws of Love as we wait for his day to dawn.

V31 Let us fear lest we fall and let us Love Love covers a multitude of sins.

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #133 on: July 05, 2018, 05:41:22 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your reply and insights illuminating.


Heb 10:29  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Heb 10:30  For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Heb 10:31  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
   


V29 I think maybe this verse is about Israel they are the one's who have trodden underfoot the son of God and counted his blood an unholy thing and of course it applies to us as well to all those who have committed themselves to Christ and then turned away and rejected the holy spirit.

V30 Yes the Lord will repay all those who do the above and sin against his Holy laws there will be a day of judgement so let us keep the faith and do what's right and follow the laws of Love as we wait for his day to dawn.

V31 Let us fear lest we fall and let us Love Love covers a multitude of sins.

Love and Peace
Dave

v29 This whole section is about "us" (verse 26), not Israel. Don't ever look just at individual verses and try to get the meaning from them - take them in context!
Apostate Israelites suffered physical execution; but apostate Christians are facing eternal death! For Jesus is infinitely greater than the Law - and so is the enormity of the offence committed by those who reject Him. It's because His blood was shed for our atonement that it condemns so utterly those who abuse it.
If we try to use His death to justify our sin, we are desecrating something infinitely precious and holy. But even worse than that is the contempt such people are showing for God's Spirit, who sanctifies us and makes the power of God manifest in our human lives.
Such wilful, defiant apostasy - a rejection of everything distinctively Christian - may be rare, but it remains a distant possibility.
v30 Like Moses (this verse is quoting Deuteronomy 32:35,36), the writer of this letter must warn all God?s people what the consequences will be. We so like to talk about God?s love; but if we ignore His holiness and justice, the Gospel makes no sense. He is angered by sin - and if we deliberately provoke His anger, being a member of His Church will not shield us from it.
And one day He will purify His people by removing those who do not truly belong.
v31 This is no empty threat. One may defy the living God, but not escape from Him - and He is far more powerful and terrible than we can imagine!
(You're right in that love sums up all the commandments - but 'love' doesn't excuse wilful disobedience in any area)
"God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Thessalonians 5:9)

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #134 on: July 07, 2018, 01:43:01 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post.



 32  But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

 33  Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

 34  For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

 35  Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward       [/color

V 32 of course in the early church there was great persecution people were thrown in prison and put to death for being a Christian and even today in some countries it's very hard going for our brother's and sisters in Christ so let us pray for them..
Even in these so called civilised countries one can be made fun of and put down as soon as you say you believe in God they say you are a fool.
V 33 so when all these things happen to us when people ridicule us make fun of us stand firm in the faith keep in mind all the wonderful promises we have from him who loves us.
V 34 and let us not forget all those who are suffering through out the world for the word of God let us pray the Lord will strengthen them with the Holy Spirit so that they will stand firm to the end.

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2018, 10:57:09 AM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post.



 32  But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

 33  Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

 34  For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

 35  Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward       [/color

V 32 of course in the early church there was great persecution people were thrown in prison and put to death for being a Christian and even today in some countries it's very hard going for our brother's and sisters in Christ so let us pray for them..
Even in these so called civilised countries one can be made fun of and put down as soon as you say you believe in God they say you are a fool.
V 33 so when all these things happen to us when people ridicule us make fun of us stand firm in the faith keep in mind all the wonderful promises we have from him who loves us.
V 34 and let us not forget all those who are suffering through out the world for the word of God let us pray the Lord will strengthen them with the Holy Spirit so that they will stand firm to the end.

Love and Peace
Dave

v32 Persecution in one form or another was the experience of almost every early Christian, and also today in many parts of the world.
v33 The original readers of this letter had experienced this for themselves - and had stood firm through ridicule, oppression and imprisonment without becoming disheartened or embittered.
Even if not being persecuted ourselves, we should show solidarity with those who are ("you suffered along with those in prison") - even if it means laying ourselves open to harassment. We do not seek the world's approval; we should expect to be hated, despised and marginalised.
v34 These Jewish believers had made the same calculation as Moses (Hebrews 11:25,26). We too can rejoice in material deprivation, if we are equally confident about the future in store for us. Do we love God?s promise more than anything the world can offer? Can we accept economic deprivation on earth as evidence of eternal wealth? Our sufferings in this life will be more than compensated for in the next, with the only real wealth - a possession that can never be taken away from us (Matthew 6:20,21).
v35 By enduring abuse and shame for Christ's sake now, we will win the honour and glory of a victory crown - a reward great beyond reckoning.
"God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Thessalonians 5:9)