Hebrews Two

9 thoughts on “Hebrews Two”

  1. Jeremy, that can not be. I mean the survey must be a joke? Let us reason. Approx. 30 % who said Jesus is NOT the Son of God said He resurrected? That means TOTAL confusion. And the others are the same.

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    1. Unfortunately it is true. I am going to post some more stats on chapter three. Hard to believe, but true. Although, looking at our societies today, not are to believe any more. Many will follow and walk on the broad path to destruction.

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  2. Yesterday I commented that I would have been blown away by the writer’s reference to angels worshipping Jesus, had I been brought up as a good Jewish boy. I’d like to propose that we keep this view in sight, that the writer is speaking to those who were brought up as good little Jewish boys and girls, and as such they are prone to drifting away from the apostles’ teaching about Jesus, primarily because the current of their Jewish culture, the very Law of Moses, and those who promote it (e.g. the “Torah Observant” movement today), tend to pull these Jewish believers in Jesus away from believing who He really is and what He has done for them. We hold tenaciously to Jesus because the alternative, striving for God through “dead works” (see ch. 9) is so eternally deadly.

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  3. Brother Jeremy First there is a warning that we must pay careful “Attention” so as we do not go astray and ignore such a great salvation, I take this seriously, especially in the end of days in which I believe we are living and the increasing falling away.

    Also each time I read this chapter, I was drawn to remember what Isaiah had to say of Jesus. I love the conformation. Brother Billy, Isaiah 53 should confirm to the Jews, Jesus,/Yeshua was the one prophecied to come as their Messiah and it was Jesus whom fulfilled this prophecy 100 %.
    Blessngs

    Isaiah 53

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    53 Who has believed our report?
    And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
    2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
    And as a root out of dry ground.
    He has no form or comeliness;
    And when we see Him,
    There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
    3 He is despised and rejected by men,
    A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
    And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
    He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

    4 Surely He has borne our griefs
    And carried our sorrows;
    Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
    Smitten by God, and afflicted.
    5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
    He was bruised for our iniquities;
    The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
    And by His stripes we are healed.
    6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
    We have turned, every one, to his own way;
    And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

    7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
    Yet He opened not His mouth;
    He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
    And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    So He opened not His mouth.
    8 He was taken from prison and from judgment,
    And who will declare His generation?
    For He was cut off from the land of the living;
    For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
    9 And they[a] made His grave with the wicked—
    But with the rich at His death,
    Because He had done no violence,
    Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

    10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
    He has put Him to grief.
    When You 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 the labor of His soul,[b] and be satisfied.
    By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
    For He shall bear their iniquities.
    12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
    And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
    Because He poured out His soul unto death,
    And He was numbered with the transgressors,
    And He bore the sin of many,
    And made intercession for the transgressors.

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    1. Amen dear sister! Praise God that He is raising us up to take “seriously” the salvation that He granted to us. It should also humble us to say, “Why me oh Lord?” May the Lord be glorified!

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  4. I have noticed brother Wilson that a great multitude of Gentile believers are observing the Torah, law of Moses, the old covenant mixed with a little Jesus in a very loss way, instead of the laws of Christ, through the new covenant. So I humbly believe this warning can be brought to them without breaking the context of the passages.

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  5. If chapter 1 impressed me with the deity of Christ, chapter 2 impresses me with the humanity of Christ— a humanity too wonderful to grasp! He is crowned with glory and honor… that he might taste death for everyone; He is the sanctifier, but we are also brethren with Him; He is the captain of our salvation, the conqueror of death so that we might be released from bondage to death and its fear; He is a merciful and faithful High Priest, but suffered and was tempted so that He could aid those who would also suffer and be tempted.
    I also like Kenneth Wuest’s comments on this chapter. He talks about Jesus passing by the superior beings (angels) so that He might save inferior beings (humans). He then raises us inferior beings to exaltation.
    Wuest also reminds us that the human High Priests were unfeeling and cruel, not like Christ who is our ‘merciful and faithful High Priest’.

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  6. Their is much to glean from each one of your comments here dear brothers and sisters. May we keep centered in Christ, and and continually growing in our relationship with Him.

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