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22 April 2019

A Few Thoughts On Hebrews 10:14

Hebrews 10:14 WEL For by one sacrifice, he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

B1 Was written by an unknown author, but the Holy Spirit is the originator.
B2 Was written to show the greatness of Jesus Christ.
C1 He is greater than the angels. He is the Son of God.
C2 He is greater than the words of man and angels. He is the Word of God.
C3 He, who is greater than all of creation, was found in the fashion, that is, flesh of a human.
C4 He, who created all, is the Messiah, the Savior, the Author of Salvation.
C5 He is greater than Moses. Moses spoke and wrote about Him.
C6 He is the Prince of Peace. He gives peace with God to those who obey in faith. He gives no peace to those who disobey, those who do not believe.
C7 He is the High Priest of all High Priests. He is greater than all.
C8 He was appointed and anointed High Priest by God Himself, because of His greatness.
C9 His work as High Priest is greater, more glorious, and final.
C10 He is greater than us and has warned us not to deconvert, to stop believing, or to disobey Him. He gives grace every day, so that we do not. But, if we reject Him and stop believing, there is a final rejection where it becomes too impossible for us to repent.
C11 He gives greater help and assistance than any other priest.
C12 He is a priest in the order of Melchizedek who was greater than Abraham.
C13 He is even greater than Melchizedek.
C14 His priesthood never ends.
C15 His covenant, His agreement with us, never fails. It never ends.
C16 He is so great, because He never sinned in thoughts, desires, words, or deeds.
C17 He is priest in a greater Temple. The Temple written about here is the true Temple in Heaven.
C18 He details this greatest of all Covenants.
C19 He is greater than all sacrifices. His blood is sinless and holy.
C20 His sacrificial gift in the Temple of Heaven at that holy altar is more perfect and holy than any gift ever offered.
C21 All sacrifices on earth need to be offered daily. His sacrificial offering is greater than any of these, for it was given one time. It does not need to be offered ever again.
C22 His faith is greater than all the heroes of faith (Hebrews 11).
C23 His life is greater than any life. He overcame everything. He is greater than anyone and so He is able to help us every day.
C24 He gives strength to finish our life faithfully.
C25 He has a kingdom that cannot be shaken, overpowered, or conquered.
C26 He decrees those who believe to also be under-priests. Both sisters and brothers can offer the sacrifices of praise and giving.
C27 He promises to never abandon us.
B3 It is in this context our passage is written.
C1 Hebrews 10:14 WEL For by one sacrifice, he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
C2 A sacrifice
D1 Given, that is offered, only one time. It was the perfect, satisfying sacrifice. The Lord Jesus suffered for our sins, carried our sins, was punished for our sins, abandoned by His Father for our sins, and died for our sins. One offering. One sacrifice. One burial. One resurrection. All for us. Any can believe, for the Holy Spirit awakens our heart, opens our eyes, gives understanding to our minds of our sinful condition, the sentence for our sin, and the helplessness of our life and effort.
D2 One time only, for it was the greatest of all offerings, of all sacrifices. 1 Peter 3:18 NKJV For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.
C3 A perfecting
D1 The Greek word is τελειόω teleióō.
E1 It means here to bring to a goal, to finish what was needed. It is complete.
E2 We lack the character that God requires for any to enter heaven.
E3 Jesus Christ’s work as High Priest and Passover Lamb has brought to every human that hope of forgiveness, fellowship, and an eternal home in heaven—if we believe His plan and place our trust into Jesus Christ.
E4 Jesus’s complete work also gives us a perfect hope in this life. His promise is sure.
D2 An acceptable sacrifice: Ephesians 5:2 NKJV And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
D3 A sacrifice to reconcile humans and God: Romans 5:10 WEL For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by his Son's death, much more, having been reconciled, we will be saved by his life.
D4 All sins atoned for. All sins forgiven and fellowship restored: 1 John 1:7 MKJV But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Note: Q: Why were we created? A: We were created for fellowship with God and to serve Him forever (John 12:26, etc.).
D5 All sins are forgiven in such a complete manner that we are considered without sin in His sight. This is because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Romans 5:9 MKJV Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
D6 We are perfected to serve Him: Titus 2:14 GNB He gave himself for us, to rescue us from all wickedness and to make us a pure people who belong to him alone and are eager to do good.
D7 This perfecting is a one time event. It was after the fact of sins for the believers living before Messiah came, and before the fact of our sins who live after He came. It is forever!
C3 A work in our lives who are being sanctified
D1 We have been sanctified. This is justification. This is a one time full and complete sanctification whereby we are considered sinless because of His sacrifice. We have been saved.
D2 We are being sanctified. This is progressive sanctification. Our life here, however, is a period of learning, testing, learning, and testing. God teaches, we learn. God tests, we learn. This is what is termed progressive sanctification. So, this passage states, “...those, who are being sanctified.” We are learn to live and think in God’s ways. We are being saved.
D3 We will be sanctified. This is also another one time full and complete sanctification for us at death. We will never sin again. Romans 6:7 NRSV For whoever has died is freed from sin. We will be saved.
D4 For further reading: The Necessity of Sanctification

25 December 2018

Advent for 25 Dec 18

Luke 2:6-11 NRSV  While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.  7  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.  8  In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.  9  Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  10  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:  11  to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Messiah was born. The holy angels knew, the shepherds knew, the wise men knew, Joseph knew, Mary knew, and what about us? Do we know? I pray it is so. Be thankful that our only hope was born.

24 December 2018

Advent for 24 Dec 18

Luke 1:26-35 NRSV  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,  27  to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.  28  And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."  29  But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.  30  The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  31  And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.  32  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David.  33  He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."  34  Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?"  35  The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.

Be thankful for Mary who was, according to the creed: yet as regards his manhood begotten, for us men and for our salvation, of Mary the Virgin, the God-bearer.

23 December 2018

Advent for 23 Dec 18

Exodus 12:46 GW  "The meal must be eaten inside one house. Never take any of the meat outside the house. "Never break any of the bones. Psalms 34:20 GW  The LORD guards all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.

This also was fulfilled: John 19:36 GW  This happened so that the Scripture would come true: "None of his bones will be broken. It was common to break the bones of those crucified, because they could not push themselves up to take a breath. Messiah suffered for our sins as our Passover Lamb. 1 Peter 3:18 GW  This is true because Christ suffered for our sins once. He was an innocent person, but he suffered for guilty people so that he could bring you to God. His body was put to death, but he was brought to life through his spirit. 1 Corinthians 5:7 GW  Remove the old yeast of sin so that you may be a new batch of dough, since you don't actually have the yeast of sin. Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Be thankful for His suffering, so that we could have salvation.