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God once spoke through the prophets now through Jesus Christ   Jesus, after purging our sins, sat down at the right hand of God   Jesus is greater than the angels   Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool   Pay close attention   Every transgression and disobedience receives a just reward   So great a salvation   What Christ did   Under His feet   Jesus tasted death for every man   Why Jesus came   Jesus in comparison to Moses   All things were built by God   An evil heart of unbelief   While it is called Today   Because of unbelief   Rest   Some profit from the Gospel and some don't   The danger of unbelief   A certain day, today, and another day   Those that enter into His rest, have ceased from their work   The Word of God is   Jesus, the Son of God, A Great High Priest   Hold fast to our professed belief   Jesus, tempted as us, yet without sin   Come boldly unto the throne of grace   Before Christ, a high priest was ordained for men in things pertaining to God   After the order of Melchisedec   Jesus, the author of eternal salvation to whom? Check this out   To the dull of hearing   Milk verses meat   Exercising the Brain   Going from the basics to greater understandings   The basics   Once enlightened   God will not forget your work and labor of love   Be not lazy   Imitate those with faith and patience   It's impossible for God to lie   An anchor for the soul   Jesus, an high priest after the order of Melchisedec   A comparison of the Priesthood of Jesus and the Levitical priesthood   The Priesthood of Jesus is unchangeable   The sum of things spoken   Jesus, our High Priest   Examples of heavenly things   The Old and New Covenant   God states, "Their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more."   The Old and New Covenants compared   A greater and perfect tabernacle not made with hands   The sacrifice of Christ established the New Testament   Without the shedding of blood, there's no remission   Its appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment   Christ shall appear a second time   A shadow of good things to come   The blood of animals can't take away sins   I come in the volume of the book   Jesus, sits at the right hand of God, waiting, till His enemies be made His footstool   A New and Living way, and a plea to hold to it   As we see the approaching day   To willfully sin after receiving the Truth   It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God   The need for patience   For yet a little while   The just shall live by faith   Chapter 11. The Faith Chapter   Compassed, (or encircled), with so great a cloud of witnesses   Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith   Chastisement from God   Father of flesh and Father of spirits   Your hands and feet   A root of bitterness   For one morsel of meat   Mount Zion compared to Mount Sinai   God, the Judge of all   God will shake heaven and earth   God is a consuming fire   Some have unknowingly entertained angels   Those to remember   Good conversation   Be content   God will never leave thee, nor forsake thee   Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and for ever   Stay focused   Without the camp. Without the gate   Sacrifice of praise   Obey those that rule over you   Jesus, The Shepherd of the sheep

God once spoke through the prophets
now through Jesus Christ

Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Num 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

Num 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

Num 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

Heb 1:2 Hath in these last[1] days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds[2];

1 "LAST": 2078. eschatos, es'-khat-os; a superl. prob. from G2192 (in the sense of contiguity); farthest, final (of place or time):--ends of, last, latter end, lowest, uttermost.

2 "WORLDS": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Jesus, after purging our sins,
sat down at the right hand of God

Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus is greater than the angels

Heb 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Heb 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Heb 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Psa 97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Psa 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Psa 148:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

Psa 148:2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Psa 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever[1] and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Psa 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Heb 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Psa 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Heb 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

Psa 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Heb 1:11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

Heb 1:12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool

Heb 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

Psa 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Pay close attention

Heb 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed[1] to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip[2].

1 "HEED": 4337. prosecho, pros-ekh'-o; from G4314 and G2192; (fig.) to hold the mind (G3563 impl.) towards, i.e. pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to:--(give) attend (-ance, -ance at, -ance to, unto), beware, be given to, give (take) heed (to, unto) have regard.

2 "SLIP": 3901. pararrhueo, par-ar-hroo-eh'-o; from G3844 and the alt. of G4482; to flow by, i.e. (fig.) carelessly pass (miss):--let slip.

Mat 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

At any time? Something started by Satan.

Every transgression and
disobedience receives a just reward

Heb 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;

So great a salvation

Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Heb 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Heb 2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

Heb 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psa 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psa 144:3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Job 7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

What Christ did

Heb 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Psa 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psa 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Under His feet

Heb 2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

Psa 8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

Jesus tasted death for every man

Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering[1] of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

1 "SUFFERING": 3804. pathema, path'-ay-mah; from a presumed der. of G3806; something undergone, i.e. hardship or pain; subj. an emotion or influence:--affection, affliction, motion, suffering.

Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

Heb 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

Psa 22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

Heb 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

Psa 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Why Jesus came

Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy[1] him that had the power[2] of death, that is, the devil;

1 "DESTROY": 2673. katargeo, kat-arg-eh'-o; from G2596 and G691; to be (render) entirely idle (useless), lit. or fig.:--abolish, cease, cumber, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect, fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, put away (down), vanish away, make void.

2 "POWER": 2904. kratos, krat'-os; perh. a prim. word; vigor ["great"] (lit. or fig.):--dominion, might [-ily], power, strength.

Satan, (the devil), has the power of death. Not Adam. Satan is the one that brought death into this earth age. Not Adam.

1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

John 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Heb 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Heb 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour[1] them that are tempted.

1 "SUCCOUR": 997. boetheo, bo-ay-theh'-o; from G998; to aid or relieve:--help, succour.

Jesus in comparison to Moses

Heb 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Heb 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

Heb 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

All things were built by God

Heb 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

Heb 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

Num 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

Heb 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Heb 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

Psa 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Heb 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Heb 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Heb 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

Heb 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

Psa 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Psa 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Psa 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psa 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

Psa 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

An evil heart of unbelief

Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil[1] heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

1 "EVIL": 4190. poneros, pon-ay-ros'; from a der. of G4192; hurtful, i.e. evil (prop. in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); fig. calamitous; also (pass.) ill, i.e. diseased; but espec. (mor.) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neut. (sing.) mischief, malice, or (plur.) guilt; masc. (sing.) the devil, or (plur.) sinners:--bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked (-ness). See also G4191.

While it is called Today

Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

Heb 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

Heb 3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

Num 14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

Heb 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

Because of unbelief

Heb 3:18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

Heb 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Rest

Heb 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

Some profit from the Gospel and some don't

Heb 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit[1] them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

1 "PROFIT": 5623. opheleo, o-fel-eh'-o; from the same as G5622; to be useful, i.e. to benefit:--advantage, better, prevail, profit.

Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Heb 4:4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

Heb 4:5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.

The danger of unbelief

Heb 4:6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

A certain day, today, and another day

Heb 4:7 Again, he limiteth[1] 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 hearts.

1 "LIMITETH": 3724. horizo, hor-id'-zo; from G3725; to mark out or bound ("horizon"), i.e. (fig.) to appoint, decree, specify:--declare, determine, limit, ordain.

Psa 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Psa 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Psa 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Heb 4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

Those that enter into His rest, have ceased from their work

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.

The Word of God is

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.

Isa 49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

Isa 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Isa 49:3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

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.

Jesus, the Son of God, A Great High Priest
Hold fast to our professed belief

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.

Jesus, tempted as us, yet without sin
Come boldly unto the throne of grace

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.

Before Christ, a high priest was ordained
for men in things pertaining to God

Heb 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained[1] for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

1 "ORDAINED": 2525. kathistemi, kath-is'-tay-mee; from G2596 and G2476; to place down (permanently), i.e. (fig.) to designate, constitute, convoy:--appoint, be, conduct, make, ordain, set.

Heb 5:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant[1], and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

1 "IGNORANT": 50. agnoeo, ag-no-eh'-o; from G1 (as a neg. particle) and G3539; not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by impl. to ignore (through disinclination):--(be) ignorant (-ly), not know, not understand, unknown.

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.

Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

After the order of Melchisedec

Heb 5:6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever[1] after the order of Melchisedec[2].

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

2 "MELCHISEDEC": 3198. Melchisedek, mel-khis-ed-ek'; of Heb. or. [H4442]; Melchisedek (i.e. Malkitsedek), a patriarch:--Melchisedec.

4442. Malkiy-Tsedeq, mal-kee-tseh'-dek; from H4428 and H6664; king of right; Malki-Tsedek, an early king in Pal.:--Melchizedek.

4428. melek, meh'-lek; from H4427; a king:--king, royal.

6664. tsedeq, tseh'-dek; from H6663; the right (nat., mor. or legal); also (abstr.) equity or (fig.) prosperity:-- X even, (X that which is altogether) just (-ice), ([un-]) right (-eous) (cause, -ly, -ness).

Psa 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Gen 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

Gen 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

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;

Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Jesus, the author of eternal
salvation to whom? Check this out

Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal[1] salvation unto all them that obey him;

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Heb 5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

To the dull of hearing

Heb 5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull[1] of hearing.

1 "DULL": 3576. nothros, no-thros'; from a der. of G3541; sluggish, i.e. (lit.) lazy, or (fig.) stupid:--dull, slothful.

Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

Milk verses meat
Exercising the Brain

Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use[1] have their senses[2] exercised[3] to discern both good and evil.

1 "USE": 1838. hexis, hex'-is; from G2192; habit, i.e. (by impl.) practice:--use.

2 "SENSES": 145. aistheterion, ahee-sthay-tay'-ree-on; from a der. of G143; prop. an organ of perception, i.e. (fig.) judgment:--senses.

3 "EXERCISED": 1128. gumnazo, goom-nad'-zo; from G1131; to practise naked (in the games), i.e. train (fig.):--exercise.

Brain exercises. Just like exercising the body for the Olympic games. The brain is the organ of perception.

Boxing? In the Bible? Yeah. In today's world, beateth the air is called, (shadow boxing).

1 Cor 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight[1] I, not as one that beateth the air:

1 "FIGHT": 4438. pukteo, pook-teh'-o; from a der. of the same as G4435; to box (with the fist), i.e. contend (as a boxer) at the games (fig.):--fight.

4435. pugme, poog-may'; from a prim. pux (the fist as a weapon); the clenched hand, i.e. (only in dat. as adv.) with the fist (hard scrubbing):--oft.

Going from the basics to greater understandings

Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles[1] of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection[2]; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

1 "PRINCIPLES": 746. arche, ar-khay'; from G756; (prop. abstr.) a commencement, or (concr.) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank):--beginning, corner, (at the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.

2 "PERFECTION": 5051. teleiotes, tel-i-o-tace'; from G5048; a completer, i.e. consummater:--finisher.

Be sure to include Heb 5:5-14 when teaching this portion of scripture thru verse 6. The foundation of repentance is the first step. The acceptance of Christ as your Saviour. The milk. Like with a new baby, it'll last for a little while. Soon, very soon, one needs to get into the meat of God's word in order to strengthen their foundation. With a strong foundation one can withstand the wiles of the world and Satan.

The basics

Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal[1] judgment.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Still the basics.

Heb 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.

Once enlightened

Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers[1] of the Holy Ghost,

1 "PARTAKERS": 3353. metochos, met'-okh-os; from G3348; participant, i.e. (as noun) a sharer; by impl. an associate:--fellow, partaker, partner.

3348. metecho, met-ekh'-o; from G3326 and G2192; to share or participate; by impl. belong to, eat (or drink):--be partaker, pertain, take part, use.

What is the heavenly gift? Jesus Christ. If one has truly and deeply touched Christ, it's impossible to fall away. If one has been saved and then sins, just repent. Tell God you're sorry.

Heb 6:5 And have tasted[1] the good word of God, and the powers of the world[2] to come,

1 "TASTED": 1089. geuomai, ghyoo'-om-ahee; a prim. verb; to taste; by impl. to eat; fig. to experience (good or ill):--eat, taste.

2 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away[1], to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify[2] to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

1 "AWAY": 3895. parapipto, par-ap-ip'-to; from G3844 and G4098; to fall aside, i.e. (fig.) to apostatize:--fall away.

2 "CRUCIFY": 388. anastauroo, an-as-tow-ro'-o; from G303 and G4717; to recrucify (fig.):--crucify afresh.

Some say this is the most misunderstood verse in the bible. Me, I think as this was the state of some of the Hebrews at the time of Paul. It should warn us of what is going to happen in the end time generation. I think it's good to note what Peter said of Paul's writings.

Heb 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

2 Pet 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

2 Pet 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

2 Pet 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

2 Pet 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

No doubt, some thought, if one fell into sin after being saved, that Jesus had to save them once again, being crucified once more, which would in turn state that Christ didn't have the true ability to save. When in fact, to me, what is being said here, is that just because you and I can't cut it, don't for one minute think that Christ didn't do the job right the first time. He did the saving. It's you or I that can't stay on track. Don't blame Jesus. After your initial acceptance of and believing in Jesus, (or being saved), and you slip, all that is needed is for you to repent. Believe it or not, Christians are still sinners, but upon a true repentance of a Christian, their slate is wiped clean. Refreshed as new. Forgiven.

The impossibility is that: One cannot go back to the old ways of sacrifice that was before Christ. That would now be a pagan type worship. And you can't re-crucify Christ. He is the author and finisher of our faith.

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

What are we to sacrifice to God?
Jer 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

One should read from Hebrews 11:30 thru 12:2. Also read Heb 10:8 thru 10:14.

The parable of the sower:
Mat 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Mat 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Mat 13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

Mat 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Mat 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

When one is first saved, if they don't get deep rooted into The Word Of God, it's easier for them to fall away, (or apostatize), as it's described here.

Mat 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Jesus explaining the parable:
Mat 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

Mat 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

See how quick Satan is to respond to a new babe in Christ.

Mat 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

Mat 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

Endures for a while longer. That root has to get deeper.

Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Same as those above.

Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Natural seed, lets say corn, doesn't have the ability that mankind has. That is to dig a little deeper into the soil, (God's Word).

Into the good ground? Good Ground?? You think maybe that could mean prepared ground? Prepared for planting the seed? Maybe the sower, (preacher/teacher), has been slacking on the job. Tries to get a person to commit prematurely. God, (Jesus), knows our thoughts. Exactly how we feel about Him as well as everything else. The state of our soul. Satan cannot read our minds, but, by our actions, he certainly knows our points of weakness, and he certainly knows who are babes in Christ. It appears to me that preachers in general, seem to get in the pulpit and preach or teach what they feel is a good enough message to convince some poor lost soul to come forward to the altar and confess all their sins before everyone, with all heads bowed, while no one is looking, come, come, while Jesus is calling. Then when someone does come, and publicly repents, he or she then turns and faces a crowd of onlookers. For those who're more outgoing, just want to fit in, or just like to put on an outward show, this may be alright, but for those who are more private, it just might not be the way. Is that what the Bible says is the way?

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Did Jesus say "Come, come, down the sawdust trail, while no one is looking, with their heads bowed, (in what appears to be shame). No, just believeth in him. The preacher, teacher, or just another Christian's job to first prepare the soil, (the flesh body), and then, and not before, you plant the seed, (or Word of God). Once the seed is planted we then have to nourish it, (the milk). They must soon get onto the meat of God's Word. If not, they become easy prey for Satan. This should be emphasized to all who are new in Christ. Be sure to point out who Satan is after. Following Jesus can be a bumpy road.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon, (one of Satan's names), was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

It's kinda like the military. You first join, go through all kinds of training, then go into battle. But guess what. The creator of all things has already assured us that we will win the war.

There's an old saying, "You can take a horse to the water but you can't make him drink". If that be the case, you must move on.

Mat 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

If they shall fall away... I like the description in 2 thessalonians 2:3.

2 Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a [falling away] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

[FALLING AWAY] 646. apostasia, ap-os-tas-ee'-ah; fem. of the same as G647; defection from truth (prop. the state) ["apostasy"]:--falling away, forsake.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

The time is about here when I think those who are not deep rooted enough, will follow the wrong Jesus, that man of sin, the son of perdition. The Christian churches of today are about like those here in Hebrews.

I think some are so afraid of committing the un-forgivable sin. Just what is it?

Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

When will this happen?

Luke 12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

Have you been delivered up yet? No. So this is yet future.

Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

Read more in Mark 13.

When this time comes, don't be like the five foolish virgins who weren't deep rooted in God's Word. They didn't have enough stamina to be a finisher. They just couldn't complete the race. Read Matthew 25:1 thru 12.

The time is soon coming when claiming to be Christian just wont cut it. You'll have to stand the test. What test? Just who is it that Satan is after? Christians.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Heb 6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

Heb 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Heb 6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded[1] better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

1 "PERSUADED": 3982. peitho, pi'-tho; a prim. verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by anal. to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflex. or pass. to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty):--agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) content, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.

Remember in 5:12, Paul had just dressed these people down. Here he has confidence they can do better. Much better, providing they get beyond the basics of God's Word.

Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

God will not forget your work and labor of love

Heb 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered[1] to the saints, and do minister.

1 "MINISTERED": 1247. diakoneo, dee-ak-on-eh'-o; from G1249; to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend or [fig.] teacher); techn. to act as a Chr. deacon:--(ad-) minister (unto), serve, use the office of a deacon.

Heb 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence[1] to the full assurance[2] of hope unto the end:

1 "DILIGENCE": 4710. spoude, spoo-day'; from G4692; "speed", i.e. (by impl.) despatch, eagerness, earnestness:--business, (earnest) care (-fulness), diligence forwardness, haste.

2 "ASSURANCE": 4136. plerophoria, play-rof-or-ee'-ah; from G4135; entire confidence:--(full) assurance.

Be not lazy
Imitate those with faith and patience

Heb 6:12 That ye be not slothful[1], but followers[2] of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

1 "SLOTHFUL": 3576. nothros, no-thros'; from a der. of G3541; sluggish, i.e. (lit.) lazy, or (fig.) stupid:--dull, slothful.

2 "FOLLOWERS": 3402. mimetes, mim-ay-tace'; from G3401; an imitator:--follower.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

Heb 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

Heb 6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

Heb 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

Heb 6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

Heb 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

It's impossible for God to lie

Heb 6:18 That by two immutable[1] things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation[2], who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

1 "IMMUTABLE": 276. ametathetos, am-et-ath'-et-os; from G1 (as a neg. particle) and a der. of G3346; unchangeable, or (neut. as abstr.) unchangeability:--immutable (-ility).

2 "CONSOLATION": 3874. paraklesis, par-ak'-lay-sis; from G3870; imploration, hortation, solace:--comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.

An anchor for the soul

Heb 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

Jesus, an high priest after the order of Melchisedec

Heb 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Heb 7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

Heb 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

Heb 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

Here Paul is stating that Melchisedec was made like unto the Son of God.

Gen 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

Psa 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Heb 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Heb 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

Heb 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Heb 7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

Heb 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

A comparison of the Priesthood
of Jesus and the Levitical priesthood

Heb 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

Heb 7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Heb 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Heb 7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

Heb 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Heb 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

Heb 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Heb 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever[1] after the order of Melchisedec.

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Heb 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

Heb 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Heb 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

Heb 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever[1] after the order of Melchisedec:)

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Psa 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Heb 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Heb 7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

The Priesthood of Jesus is unchangeable

Heb 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever[1], hath an unchangeable priesthood.

This man being Jesus.

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Heb 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Heb 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

Lev 9:7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.

Heb 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore[1].

1 "EVERMORE": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

The sum of things spoken
Jesus, our High Priest

Heb 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

Heb 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Heb 8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.

Heb 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:

Examples of heavenly things

Heb 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.

The old and new covenant

Heb 8:6 But 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 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

Heb 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

God states, "Their sins and their
iniquities will I remember no more."

Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

The Old and New Covenants compared

Heb 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

Exo 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Heb 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.

Heb 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Heb 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant[1] overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

1 "COVENANT": 1242. diatheke, dee-ath-ay'-kay; from G1303; prop. a disposition, i.e. (spec.) a contract (espec. a devisory will):--covenant, testament.

Deu 10:5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.

Heb 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak[1] particularly.

1 "SPEAK": 3004. lego, leg'-o; a prim. verb; prop. to "lay" forth, i.e. (fig.) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is prop. to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by impl. to mean:--ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say (-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.

Heb 9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.

Heb 9:7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

Exo 30:10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

Heb 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

Heb 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

A greater and perfect tabernacle not made with hands

Heb 9:11 But 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;

Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal[1] redemption for us.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Heb 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:

Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal[1] Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

The sacrifice of Christ established the New Testament

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[1] inheritance.

1 "ETERNAL": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

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.

Heb 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.

Heb 9:19 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,

Exo 24:8 And 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.

Heb 9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

Heb 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

Without the shedding of blood, there's no remission

Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission[1].

1 "REMISSION": 859. aphesis, af'-es-is; from G863; freedom; (fig.) pardon:--deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission.

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.

Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Heb 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world[1]: but now once in the end[2] of the world[3] hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

1 "WORLD": 2889. kosmos, kos'-mos; prob. from the base of G2865; orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by impl. the world (in a wide or narrow sense, includ. its inhab., lit. or fig. [mor.]):--adorning, world.

2 "END": 4930. sunteleia, soon-tel'-i-ah; from 4931; entire completion, i.e. consummation (of a dispensation):--end.

3 "WORLD": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

It's appointed unto men once to
die, but after this the judgment

Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Eccl 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Christ shall appear a second time

Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

A shadow of good things to come

Heb 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.

Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.

The blood of animals can't take away sins

Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

Hosea 6:6 (God talking). For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

I come in the volume of the book

Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

Psa 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Psa 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

Psa 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Heb 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

Psa 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Heb 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

Heb 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Heb 10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

Num 28:3 And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering.

Jesus, sits at the right hand of
God, waiting,
till His enemies be made His footstool

Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

Heb 10:13 From henceforth expecting[1] till his enemies[2] be made his footstool.

1 "EXPECTING": 1551. ekdechomai, ek-dekh'-om-ahee; from G1537 and G1209; to accept from some source, i.e. (by impl.) to await:--expect, look (tarry) for, wait (for).

2 "ENEMIES": 2190. echthros, ekh-thros'; from a prim. echtho (to hate); hateful (pass. odious, or act. hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (espec. Satan):--enemy, foe.

Till His enemies be made His footstool?

Psa 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Heb 10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

Heb 10:16 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;

Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Heb 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

A New and Living way, and a plea to hold to it

Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated[1] for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

1 "CONSECRATED": 1457. egkainizo, eng-kahee-nid'-zo; from G1456; to renew, i.e. inaugurate:--consecrate, dedicate.

Heb 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

Heb 10:22 Let us draw near with a true[1] heart[2] in full assurance[3] of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

1 "TRUE": 228. alethinos, al-ay-thee-nos'; from G227; truthful:--true.

227. alethes, al-ay-thace'; from G1 (as a neg. particle) and G2990; true (as not concealing):--true, truly, truth.

2 "HEART": 2588. kardia, kar-dee'-ah; prol. from a prim. kar (Lat. cor, "heart"); the heart, i.e. (fig.) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by anal.) the middle:--(+ broken-) heart (-ed).

3 "ASSURANCE": 4136. plerophoria, play-rof-or-ee'-ah; from G4135; entire confidence:--(full) assurance.

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[1] unto love and to good works:

1 "PROVOKE": 948. paroxusmos, par-ox-oos-mos'; from G3947 ("paroxysm"); incitement (to good), or dispute (in anger):--contention, provoke unto.

As we see the approaching day

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.

The day approaching sets the time frame.

To willfully sin after receiving the Truth

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,

There remaineth no more sacrifice for sins? It shall not be forgiven?

Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery[1] indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

1 "FIERY": 4442. pur, poor; a prim. word; "fire" (lit. or fig., spec. lightning):--fiery, fire.

Looking for of judgment? Sets the time frame.

These two verses I believe can reference here with verses 25, 26, and 27.
Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost
it shall not be forgiven.

Luke 12:11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

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.

Deu 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Deu 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God

Heb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Luke 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Heb 10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated[1], ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

1 "ILLUMINATED": 5461. photizo, fo-tid'-zo; from G5457; to shed rays, i.e. to shine or (trans.) to brighten up (lit. or fig.):--enlighten, illuminate, (bring to, give) light, make to see.

I guess an indication of what to expect.

Heb 10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock[1] both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

1 "GAZINGSTOCK": 2301. theatrizo, theh-at-rid'-zo; from G2302; to expose as a spectacle:--make a gazing stock.

Heb 10:34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds[1], and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

1 "BONDS": 1199. desmon, des-mon'; or desmos, des-mos'; neut. and masc. respectively from G1210; a band, i.e. ligament (of the body) or shackle (of a prisoner); fig. an impediment or disability:--band, bond, chain, string.

Heb 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.

The need for patience

Heb 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

For yet a little while

Heb 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry[1].

1 "TARRY": 5549. chronizo, khron-id'-zo; from G5550; to take time, i.e. linger:--delay, tarry.

Hab 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

The just shall live by faith

Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Heb 10:38: Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Hab 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Heb 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

Chapter 11. The Faith Chapter

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Heb 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds[1] were framed[2] by the word[3] of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

1 "WORLDS": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

2 "FRAMED": 2675. katartizo, kat-ar-tid'-zo; from G2596 and a der. of G739; to complete thoroughly, i.e. repair (lit. or fig.) or adjust:--fit, frame, mend, (make) perfect (-ly join together), prepare, restore.

3 "WORD": 4487. rhema, hray'-mah; from G4483; an utterance (individ., collect. or spec.); by impl. a matter or topic (espec. of narration, command or dispute); with a neg. naught whatever:--+ evil, + nothing, saying, word.

God spoke and nothing became everything.

Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Nothing to us, in all probability, is very much to God. Just because we can't see certain things, doesn't mean it isn't there. We can't hear a dog whistle, but the dog can.

Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Gen 5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

Heb 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee:

Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Gen 17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

Gen 17:18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

Gen 17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Heb 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims[1] on the earth.

1 "PILGRIMS": 3927. parepidemos, par-ep-id'-ay-mos; from G3844 and the base of G1927; an alien alongside, i.e. a resident foreigner:--pilgrim, stranger.

1 Pet 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Exo 6:4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

Remember our pilgrim fathers who landed at Plymouth Rock and founded the Plymouth Colony in 1620. Declared our independence July 4th 1776.

Heb 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

Heb 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

Heb 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Heb 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son.

Gen 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

Gen 22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Heb 11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Gen 21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Heb 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

Heb 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

Heb 11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

Gen 48:5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

Heb 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

Gen 50:24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Gen 50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

Heb 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper[1] child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

1 "PROPER": 791. asteios, as-ti'-os; from astu (a city); urbane, i.e. (by impl.) handsome:--fair.

Exo 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Exo 2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.

Exo 2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

Exo 2:5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

Heb 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer[1] affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

1 "SUFFER": 4778. sugkakoucheo, soong-kak-oo-kheh'-o; from G4862 and G2558; to maltreat in company with, i.e. (pass.) endure persecution together:--suffer affliction with.

Heb 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

Heb 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Heb 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

Exo 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

Heb 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

Heb 11:29: Exo 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

Exo 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

Exo 14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

Heb 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

Josh 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Heb 11:31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

Josh 6:22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.

Josh 6:23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.

Heb 11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak[1], and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

1 "BARAK": 913. Barak, bar-ak'; of Heb. or. [H1301]; Barak, an Isr.:--Barak.

1300. baraq, baw-rawk'; from H1299; lightning; by anal. a gleam; concr. a flashing sword:--bright, glitter (-ing, sword), lightning.

Heb 11:33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Heb 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

Heb 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Heb 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

Heb 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

Heb 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Heb 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

Heb 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect[1].

1 "PERFECT": 5048. teleioo, tel-i-o'-o; from G5046; to complete, i.e. (lit.) accomplish, or (fig.) consummate (in character):--consecrate, finish, fulfil, (make) perfect.

Compassed, (or encircled),
with so great a cloud of witnesses

Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed[1] about with so great a cloud of witnesses[2], let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

1 "COMPASSED": 4029. perikeimai, per-ik'-i-mahee; from G4012 and G2749; to lie all around, i.e. inclose, encircle, hamper (lit. or fig.):--be bound (compassed) with, hang about.

2 "WITNESSES": 3144. martus, mar'-toos; of uncert. affin.; a witness (lit. [judicially] or fig. [gen.]); by anal. a "martyr":--martyr, record, witness.

Note the meaning of the word witnesses. It means someone who has already died for Christ. Been martyred. Died for his or her belief.

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author[1] and finisher[2] of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 "AUTHOR": 747. archegos, ar-khay-gos'; from G746 and G71; a chief leader:--author, captain, prince.

2 "FINISHER": 5047. teleiotes, tel-i-ot'-ace; from G5046; (the state) completeness (ment. or mor.):--perfection (-ness).

5046. teleios, tel'-i-os; from G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neut. (as noun, with G3588) completeness:--of full age, man, perfect.

5056. telos, tel'-os; from a prim. tello (to set out for a definite point or goal); prop. the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by impl.) the conclusion of an act or state

Heb 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Heb 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Chastisement from God

Heb 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Prov 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Prov 3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening[1], God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

1 "CHASTENING": 3809. paideia, pahee-di'-ah; from G3811; tutorage; i.e. education or training; by impl. disciplinary correction:--chastening, chastisement, instruction, nurture.

Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards[1], and not sons.

1 "BASTARDS": 3541. nothos, noth'-os; of uncert. affin.; a spurious or illegitimate son:--bastard.

Father of flesh and Father of spirits

Heb 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence[1]: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

1 "REVERENCE": 1788. entrepo, en-trep'-o; from G1722 and the base of G5157; to invert, i.e. (fig. and reflex.) in a good sense, to respect; or in a bad one, to confound:--regard, (give) reverence, shame.

Note, only one Father of spirits.

Heb 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Your hands and feet

Heb 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble[1] knees;

1 "FEEBLE": 3886. paraluo, par-al-oo'-o; from G3844 and G3089; to loosen beside, i.e. relax (perf. pas. part. paralyzed or enfeebled):--feeble, sick of the (taken with) palsy.

You can't run or work with your hands hanging down.

Zec 8:9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.

Zec 8:13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.

Heb 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

A root of bitterness

Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

For one morsel of meat

Heb 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator[1], or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

1 "FORNICATOR": 4205. pornos, por'-nos; from pernemi (to sell; akin to the base of G4097); a (male) prostitute (as venal), i.e. (by anal.) a debauchee (libertine):--fornicator, whoremonger.

Gen 25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

Gen 25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Gen 25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Heb 12:17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Mount Zion compared to Mount Sinai

Heb 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Heb 12:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

Heb 12:20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

Read the entire chapter of Exodus 20.

Heb 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

God, the Judge of all

Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

God will shake heaven and earth

Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

Read my notes at Haggai 2:7 concerning shaking the wicked.

Hag 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Job 38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Zec 2:9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

Hab 3:6 He stood, and measured[1] the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

1 "MEASURED": 4128. muwd, mood; a prim. root; to shake:--measure.

Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

God is a consuming fire

Heb 12:29 For God is a consuming[1] fire.

1 "CONSUMING": 2654. katanalisko, kat-an-al-is'-ko; from G2596 and G355; to consume utterly:--consume.

Deu 4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Heb 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

Some have unknowingly entertained angels

Heb 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels[1] unawares.

1 "ANGELS": 32. aggelos, ang'-el-os; from aggello [prob. der. from G71; comp. G34] (to bring tidings); a messenger; esp. an "angel"; by impl. a pastor:--angel, messenger.

We're made in the image of God and the angels. We look just like them.

Those to remember

Heb 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer[1] adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

1 "SUFFER": 2558. kakoucheo, kak-oo-kheh'-o; from a presumed comp. of G2556 and G2192; to maltreat:--which suffer adversity, torment.

Heb 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Good conversation
Be content
God will never leave thee, nor forsake thee

Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Deu 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Isa 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

Heb 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Psa 27:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Heb 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

Who has spoken to us the word of God? The prophets, Jesus, and Apostles.

Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and for ever

Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever[1].

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Stay focused

Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

Stay focused on God's word.

Heb 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

Without the camp. Without the gate

Heb 13:11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

Heb 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Sacrifice of praise

Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise[1] to God continually[2], that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

1 "PRAISE": 133. ainesis, ah'ee-nes-is; from G134; a praising (the act), i.e. (spec.) a thank (-offering):--praise.

2 "CONTINUALLY": 1275. diapantos, dee-ap-an-tos'; from G1223 and the genit. of G3956; through all time, i.e. (adv.) constantly:--alway (-s), continually.

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Jer 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves[1] of our lips.

1 "CALVES": 6499. par, par; or par, pawr; from H6565; a bullock (appar. as breaking forth in wild strength, or perh. as dividing the hoof):-- (+ young) bull (-ock), calf, ox.

Our sacrifices will come from the strength of our lips and not from burnt offerings.

Heb 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Obey those that rule over you

Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Heb 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

Heb 13:19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

Jesus, The Shepherd of the sheep

Heb 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting[1] covenant,

1 "EVERLASTING": 166. aionios, ahee-o'-nee-os; from G165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well):--eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).

Heb 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever[1] and ever. Amen.

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Heb 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

Heb 13:23 Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

Heb 13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

Paul probably wrote this letter while in prison at Rome, Italy.

Heb 13:25 Grace be with you all. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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