Hebrews “Let Us”

We will continue our Hebrews study by looking at another key phrase.  The term “Let Us” is seen 11 times.  We will examine this as we consider what we need to be doing as believers in these difficult days. 

Let us Fear

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

A. Fear here means to be afraid of

  1. Ignorance of God’s word – Hebrews 2:1 – Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
  2. Failure to understand the promises to believers Romans 16:17-20 – Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
  3. We come up short of the rest (totally trust in Christ to sustain us and complete us. – Rest appears 8 times in this chapter
  • A.. In our salvation – Christ alone and nothing else Hebrews 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.–
  • B. Rest in the eternal salvation we have.Hebrews 4:5-6 -And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. – 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: –
  • C. Hebrews 4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.– Jesus (Joshua means savior) could not give rest to God’s people. He pointed to another. Hebrew name is Joshua and the Greek name is Jesus.
  • D. We will enter into our heavenly home – real joy real peace, Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.–
  • E. Rest – Being complete in Him without works being a burden.
Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
  • Learn to enjoy the journey
  • God has done everything necessary.
  • We cannot earn it even a little.

Hebrews 4: 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

  • Satisfied with being in the will of God. 
  • Satisfied with serving (Laboring for) Him. 
  • Satisfied with totally trusting Him. Learn to sit at Jesus feet. 
  • Satisfied with being used of Him

I Corinthians 9:24-27 –   Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:27  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Keep the goal in mind at all times – His reward to the faithful

2 Corinthians 5:1   For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:8  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Philippians 1:21   For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

We are to keep ourselves clean – pure

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

Romans 6:18-19   Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19  I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 –   Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Let us Labor

Hebrews 4:11 – Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

  1. Invest your time working for the right thing John 6:27  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
  2. Our salvation should produce works that lead us to fulfill the will of God. Philippians 2:12-16   Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14   Do all things without murmurings and disputings 15  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
  3. We should be glad to invest in His work –
  4. without mudrmurings (indicates an inner complaining, silent resentment)
  5. disputings. (inner argument with yourself about doing the will of God)   

Follow God’s formula for spiritual growth

II Peter 1:5-11 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11  For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Keep in remembrance where we have come from.
  • We will become fruitful in our Christian walk
  • We will triumphantly enter into His kingdom because of the King.

Hebrews, Perfect Part Two

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. Hebrews 9:9

Man’s goodness falls far short of perfection.

Only one could make the prefect sacrifice –

Isaiah 53:10-11 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Hebrews 10:1-4   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.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.3  But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Hebrews 9:10-14   Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 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; 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 redemption for us. 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: 14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

We have entered into the throne room with Him

Hebrews 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.

Hebrews 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:

Acts 7:48  Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

  1. We have become His temple – I Corinthians 6:19-20 –   What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
  2. He is the giver of all life – Acts 17:24-25 – God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25  Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
  3. This tabernacle (our bodies) will give way to a heavenly tabernacle.
2 Corinthians 5:1   For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Hebrews 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.

1 The old could not make one perfect Hebrews 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;
2 The old was temporary – Hebrews 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;
3 The new and only the new can bring perfection – Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
  1. All who are made perfect are made perfect in Christ
  2. All, rich, poor, nice, mean are made equally perfect at the cross.
    Hebrews 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,
  3. We are made perfect in our spirits. Romans 7:24- 8:2 – O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
  4. We now have a heavenly outlook
  5. We are constantly looking for Him to appear in the heavens- Philippians 3:13-21 – Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
  6. We are made meet (sufficient, adequate, equipped for – Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Hebrews 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
  1. Faith and faith alone produces perfect works.
  2. Only true believers have this love that produces true perfect works.

Ephesians 3:16-19 -That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Colossians 1:9-12 – For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

  • We walk worthy because of Christ
  • We are strengthened because of Christ.
  • We receive all the fullness of Christ.
  1. His attributes.
  2. His character.
  3. His perfection.
  4. His holiness.
  5. His love.
  6. His power.

PRAISE BE UNTO GOD FOR HIS GLORIOUS PERFECTION BEING EXTENDED TO SINFUL, FALLEN MAN!!!!!!!!!

Hebrews Introduction part two

”Perfect”

Hebrews 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.

Resurrection was the exclamation point on perfection.

Luke 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

Suffering precedes glory

Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? Luke 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

Suffering leads to completion

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had
received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
John 19:30
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Jesus is the author of our faith

Hebrews 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.

He is the beginning and the end of all we have –

Revelation 1:8 – I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

He makes all men who come to Him perfect regardless of their past.

Psalms 68:18-20 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

He loads us up with blessings (benefits)

He is the only one and true God –

Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6
Hebrews 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.

Jesus alone is our justification – Man cannot justify Himself

Acts 13:39  And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.`

The law was never intended to bring justification –

Romans 3:20-21   Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.21  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Jesus did what the law could never do.

Romans 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Galatians 2:16  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

The purpose of the Law was to point us to Jesus.

Galatians 3:24 – Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

He is indeed our only hope.

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

Hebrews 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.

Hebrews 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.
  • Man’s goodness falls far short of perfection.
  • Only one could make the prefect sacrifice – Isaiah 53:10-11 – Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Hebrews 10:1-4 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.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.3  But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

Hebrews 9:10-14 –   Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 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; 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 redemption for us. 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: 14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

  • We have entered into the throne room with Him – Hebrews 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.
    Hebrews 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:
    Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
  • We have become His temple – I Corinthians 6:19-20 – What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
  • He is the giver of all life – Acts 17:24-25 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
  • This tabernacle (our bodies) will give way to a heavenly tabernacle.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:1

HEBREWS

Today begins a series through the book of Hebrews

Background

WRITER: Possibly Paul KJV 1611 attributes “Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews,” there is still a question as to authorship. In spite of the fact that the Pauline authorship cannot be confirmed in a dogmatic fashion, there is abundant evidence that Paul was the author.
Both internal and external evidence support the authorship of Paul.
The writer had been in bonds (10:34);
he wrote from Italy (13:24);
his companion was Timothy (13:23).
Peter appears to identify Paul as the writer (2 Peter 3:15, 16;)
Hebrews 10:11 reveals that it was written before the destruction of the temple by Titus in A.D. 70.

THEME: Romans is said to reveal the necessity of the Christian faith, but Hebrews appears to revealed the superiority of the Christian faith. This thought is expressed in the use of the comparative word “better,” which occurs 13 times.

    Better Revelation

    Hebrews 1:1-4 – God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;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;4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
    Old testament – God spoke to men through men
    New Testament – Jesus spoke directly to men through His word and today still does

    Better Hope

    Hebrews 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.
    Hebrews 7:19


    The Law was imperfect
    Man could not have direct relationship to God – Needed a man to intercede
    Grace covenant man now has direct access to a relationship with God – Jesus is now the interceder


    Better Things

    Hebrews 6:7-10 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: 8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. 9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. 10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
    Old works because of commandment
    New works because of love


    The Lesser is Blessed of the Better

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


    Better Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:20-28 – And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: 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 after the order of Melchisedec:) 22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 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. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 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. 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.


    Uttermost – totally complete, perfected
    A perfect sinless priest who needed to offer only one sacrifice


    Better Covenant

    Hebrews 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.


    Better Promises

    Hebrews 8:6


    Better sacrifices


    Better Possession

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

    Better Country

    Hebrews 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.

    Romans 11:21-25 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

    Better Resurrection

    Hebrews 11:35 – Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
    Some were killed
    Some were imprisoned
    Some were destitute
    All are made acceptable in Christ

    Better Thing

    Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
    The gospel as compared to the Law.

    Better Mediator

    Hebrews 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.


    The pure sacrifice once offered –

    Hebrews 9:19-24 – 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,20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 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 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:


    Old Testament sacrifices could not remove sin, it could only cover it for a time


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

    Christ Blood removes sin, it does not just cover it up for a season

    Net week – “Perfect”

    God’s Marvelous, Amazing Grace

    The Lord has promised good to me
    His word my hope secures;
    He will my shield and portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    His promised Goodness –

    Psalm 23:6 – Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

    My secure hope in His word –

    Hebrews 6:18-20 – That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

    Psalm 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

    Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

    Psalm 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

    Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

    Psalm 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

    Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

    Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

    II Peter 1:16-21 – For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

    My Shield

    2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

    Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

    Psalm 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

    Psalm 144:1-15 – ( A Psalm of David.) Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. 3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! 4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. 6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. 7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; 8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. 10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. 11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: 12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: 13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: 14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets. 15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

    My portion (my share)

    Psalm 119:57  Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

    Psalm 142:5  I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

    Lamentations 3:24  The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

    Psalms 73:26  My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

    The Enduring promises of God

    Psalms

    89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

    Romans 8:28-30   And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29   For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

    Psalm 136 1-26   O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2  O give thanks u the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.3  O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.4  To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.  To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.6  To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.7  To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:8  The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:9  The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.10   To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:11  And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:12  With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.13  To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:14  And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:15  But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.16  To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.17  To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:18  And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:19  Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:20  And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:21  And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:22  Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.23   Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:24  And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.25  Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.26  O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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