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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2018, 04:30:39 PM »
Hi and Thanks for your reply Deborah.

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.     


V9 We have Gods rest waiting for us it is a sure and certain promise we jest need to believe.
V10 Do we enter Gods rest when we accepted into the Body of Christ and even when we go down to the Grave we can rest easy Knowing when we awake we will be in Gods Sabbath rest his glorious Kingdom.
V11 In this life we need to work doing Gods work to the best of our ability studying and spreading his word of truth to the best of our ability Knowing he is always by our side to help and support.
V4 I think this verse speaks for itself it jest shows how wonderful and powerful Gods word is.

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v9 Jesus promised us rest: "Come to Me, all you who are very and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
v10 The weekly Sabbath (and even more the Jubilee year every 50 years) was intended to be a prophetic sign, a foretaste of life in the age to come and a pointer to the 'rest' that all believers will enjoy in Christ. We therefore look forward to a perpetual sabbath, when the labour and struggles of our present life will be over (Revelation 14:13).
v11 Although we do not work for our salvation, being a Christian is often hard work! We must at all costs avoid Israel's mistake; we must follow and obey right to the very end of our pilgrimage. Although we experience some aspects of God's rest now, the fullness of it is still to come!

Verse 12 belongs with verse 13, and I prefer to look at them together.
"Christ died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again." (II Corinthians 5:15)

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2018, 04:40:39 PM »
v12,13 "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."
God's word is timeless ("living and active"); His commands and promises remain relevant to all of us, in every age. No contact with it can be neutral; depending on our response, it will either bless us, or condemn us. Even human words can cause things to happen; so how much more powerful is the word of God? It's a weapon that we also have authority to use (Ephesians 6:17), something we should wield with confidence - but also with care, and with awe, submitting our own lives to its probing challenge (Psalm 19:11). It has the power and authority of God Himself to reach right down into our deceitful hearts and expose our sin for what it is.
As we read the Bible, we meet God Himself - awesome and holy, yet also loving and merciful. Like a surgeon's scalpel, His word penetrates our minds and souls, and deals with what it finds there. We must let it sift through our hearts now, to root out at an early stage any tendency to hardening and unbelief.
It is no light matter to submit to the scrutiny of a righteous God. But we cannot keep any secrets from Him. He knows us better than we know ourselves (Psalm 139:1,2)! Under the searchlight of His word all our pretensions and excuses are stripped away; there is no hiding place. So let's be honest with God. Whatever there is in us that we would prefer to ignore or hide, He already sees and knows about. It's better to confess our sins to Him now - and have them forgiven - than wait for condemnation on judgement day.

https://deborahsbiblestudies.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/under-the-scanner/
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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2018, 05:22:18 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for Those wonderful posts I am sure  they will be a blessing to all who read them.

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.   


V13 yes we have nowhere to run and hide he sees our thoughts and actions so we need to always have this in mind and always strive to do what's right and Loving.

V14 Our High priest Jesus Christ who sits at the right hand of God the father ready to intercede for us so let us keep his commands to love.

V15  Yes our Lord has been tempted above anything we could know or imagine and was without sin so let us strive to follow in his footsteps but when we fail we Know we have an high priest ready and willing to intercede on our behalf if we repent.

V16 so let us come boldly to the throne of grace to receive mercy in those hard times here in this life let us go to our high priest and receive mercy Knowing he will never let us down.

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2018, 08:30:49 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for Those wonderful posts I am sure  they will be a blessing to all who read them.

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.   


V13 yes we have nowhere to run and hide he sees our thoughts and actions so we need to always have this in mind and always strive to do what's right and Loving.

V14 Our High priest Jesus Christ who sits at the right hand of God the father ready to intercede for us so let us keep his commands to love.

V15  Yes our Lord has been tempted above anything we could know or imagine and was without sin so let us strive to follow in his footsteps but when we fail we Know we have an high priest ready and willing to intercede on our behalf if we repent.

V16 so let us come boldly to the throne of grace to receive mercy in those hard times here in this life let us go to our high priest and receive mercy Knowing he will never let us down.

Love and Peace
Dave

v14 Jesus has ascended into heaven; this means that He carries out His priestly ministry not in an earthly Temple but in the actual presence of God. This means that He is more than able to sustain us on our pilgrimage, and gives us a firm basis for confidence.
He will not let us down - so may we not let Him down!
v15 Despite His greatness and majesty, Jesus is not 'out of touch' with those whom He represents. "We do not have a high priest who is unable to feel sympathy for our weaknesses." He is not only the Son of God, but also human - and so He understands us totally, from His own first-hand experience. He knows our desires, our sorrows, our fears and our weaknesses.
The only experience that He does not share with us is committing sin. His sinlessness was not an innate inability to sin, but the end product of 100% victory over temptation - by determined obedience, submission to His Father, and reliance on the Holy Spirit.
v16 Under the old covenant, only the high priest could go behind the curtain of the Temple into God's 'throne room', the Most Holy Place. But because of Jesus, God's throne is no longer a throne of judgement but a throne of grace. So we should never be reluctant or embarrassed to pray to God.
If we don't pray regularly, we are effectively saying that we do not need God's help - which is gross arrogance. The reality is that we do need His help; we cannot persevere to the end in our own strength. But through Jesus we have access to all the resources that we need: forgiveness for our sins, and grace to cope with our problems.
"Christ died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again." (II Corinthians 5:15)

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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2018, 03:46:26 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post enjoyed reading it.

Heb 5:1  For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
Heb 5:2  Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
Heb 5:3  And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Heb 5:4  And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
Heb 5:5  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
   


V1 we know our Lord offered up the ultimate gift and sacrifice when he offered up himself how wonderful is that to wonderful for words we can never repay him for this wonderful gift thank you Lord.

V2 Yes our lord knows full well the problems we have in this life because he suffered like we do in an evil world he can have compassion on us.

V3 Not to sure about this verse I know these verses are speaking about Aaron but Christ is our high priest but surely he would not need to offer for his sins as he was without sin.

V4 Yes our Lord was appointed high priest by the father and offered up the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the whole world thank you Lord.

V5 yes God was his father he was begotten of God not man he was the Son of God and he was also the son of man not easily understood  I think maybe the son of Mankind not sure.

Love and Peace
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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2018, 03:54:21 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post enjoyed reading it.

Heb 5:1  For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
Heb 5:2  Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
Heb 5:3  And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Heb 5:4  And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
Heb 5:5  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
   


V1 we know our Lord offered up the ultimate gift and sacrifice when he offered up himself how wonderful is that to wonderful for words we can never repay him for this wonderful gift thank you Lord.

V2 Yes our lord knows full well the problems we have in this life because he suffered like we do in an evil world he can have compassion on us.

V3 Not to sure about this verse I know these verses are speaking about Aaron but Christ is our high priest but surely he would not need to offer for his sins as he was without sin.

V4 Yes our Lord was appointed high priest by the father and offered up the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the whole world thank you Lord.

V5 yes God was his father he was begotten of God not man he was the Son of God and he was also the son of man not easily understood  I think maybe the son of Mankind not sure.

Love and Peace
Dave

v1 What you say is true, but you're running ahead here. The writer is reminding us first about what a Jewish priest is and does. We'll come on to how Christ fulfils this role later on.
The priests acted as mediators between God and the people, by making sacrifices on their behalf; every offering had to pass through their hands. Now in order to represent the people adequately before God's throne, the high priest had to be one of them.
v2 The Aaronic priesthood, being human, was not without its faults; the priests were by nature no better or holier than the rest of the people. But this actually had one advantage: they could identify with the people in their failures, and deal gently as well as firmly with their sins.
v3 However, it did mean that the priests themselves were sinners in need of forgiveness and purification, which limited the effectiveness of their ministry. (Again, don't rush on to Jesus just yet; this verse is part of a long argument and you can't apply every single sentence to Jesus)
v4 No-one can volunteer for such an office; the priests had been chosen and appointed by God (Exodus 28:1). Anyone trying to usurp priestly functions paid a high penalty (Numbers 18:7).
v5 Now we get on to how Jesus fulfils the criteria for priestly office! He fulfilled the first criterion by becoming human. He fulfilled the second by not volunteering for or demanding the privilege; He was appointed by God to this role. Now this happened at His baptism (Matthew 3:13-17), when He submitted to baptism and was anointed by the Holy Spirit (just as the high priest underwent a ritual bath followed by an anointing at his installation).
v6 "And He says in another place, 'You are a priest for ever, in the order of Melchizedek'" (this verse belongs with v1-5, so I'll comment here) All the old covenant priests were/had to be descended from Aaron. Jesus isn't; so He has been appointed as our High Priest not in the Aaronic succession but in the ancient order of Melchizedek. The writer will have more to say about this in chapter 7.
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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2018, 02:42:17 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your reply I was wondering about this Melchisedec and did not know weather to include it in the above post he seams to be a very important figure and was wondering weather to do a study within a study if you know what I mean.

Heb 5:6  As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

So our Lord is a priest after the order of Melchisedec. who was he I have wondered did he come in different guises I am thinking here of Enoch and Elijah those who did not die. jest speculation on my part.
   
   
Heb 5:7  Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

Although he was the son of God he prayed to the father it was only the father who could save him from death by resurrection and we also can pray to the father through him how wonderful is that     .
 
Heb 5:8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

We also must learn obedience in this dark and evil world which seams to get worse by the minute we must trust in our savior everything will work out according to the wonderful promises which we have in Gods word.     

Heb 5:9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him   


He was made perfect through suffering and if we wish to be made perfect then we need to endure the suffering not only ours but those of our brothers and sisters in Christ   
 
so let us not give up for we are absolutely positive he will return with healing in his wings.

Love and Peace
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Re: Letter to the Hebrews
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2018, 04:03:15 PM »
Hi Dave

I think we should leave Melchizedek until chapter 7, otherwise we'll have nothing to say when we get to chapter 7! Be patient!

v7-10:

v7 The whole of Jesus' life was a battle against sin and suffering, culminating in His prayer of agony in Gethsemane (Mark 14:35,36).
In Gethsemane, Jesus took His inner conflict to the right place, pouring out His soul to His Father - but although His prayer was heard, the answer was not "Yes". It is simply not the case that 'anything you ask will be granted if you believe enough'. Instead, Jesus received the necessary strength to resist temptation and carry out His Father's will.
v8 His exalted status as God's Son did not exempt Him from suffering. Just like any other true son, He was disciplined and trained (Hebrews 12:7).
It was not that He was a disobedient son who had to be taught to obey; instead He had to learn, by experience, what it was like to obey even when tempted to disobey. If I obey God only when His will agrees with mine, that isn't really obedience - it's just coincidence. Real obedience is obedience under stress; it begins when I have to put His will above my own. This was the kind of obedience that Jesus had to learn.
v9,10 That was how Jesus' obedience was tested. It was tested to the very limit - but He passed the test, maintained His perfect submission to God's will to the very end, and thus became fully qualified to act as our High Priest. And because He did achieve complete perfection, His priestly ministry is fully effective and the salvation He offers is complete and for all time - "for all who obey Him". To receive this salvation we must honour Him as Lord. The same obedience that characterised His life is also expected of those who follow Him.
"Christ died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again." (II Corinthians 5:15)