Hebrews Ten

8 thoughts on “Hebrews Ten”

  1. Brother Jeremy
    Paul has told us in Hebrews 6:4
    4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
    He confirms it gain in Hebrews 10 – Paul tells us they have trampled on the blood of Christ and have treated it as common and unholy.
    Hebrews 10
    26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
    If one hardens their heart and choses to remain in this condition, , it is quite possible this is the unforgiveable sin.
    I am reminded of Jude
    20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,[ 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.
    22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others,[ but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
    A Prayer of Praise
    24 Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. 25 All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.
    Praise God who is able to keep those whom walk in obedience and whom love him.
    Praise God, who will revive a truely broken and repentant prodical son or daughter, restoring them back into the kingdom.
    Praise God, his ways are just.
    Blessings, lynn

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    1. Two things struck me in this chapter. First, the ‘let us’ verses in 22-25. There is confidence to draw near ‘in full assurance of faith’; there is steadfastness– ‘hold fast the confession of our hope…’; but there is also the communal aspect–‘consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…’, and ‘exhorting one another…’. We need Jesus, we need the Holy Spirit, but we also need one another!
      Secondly, I was humbled and grieved over what I saw in vss. 26-29; that when I willfully sin (and most sin is willful) ‘I trample the Son of God underfoot’; it is as if I treat His blood as ‘a common thing’ (no big deal?); and I ‘insult’–INSULT mind you– ‘the Spirit of grace’. O God, forgive me for treating my sin so lightly!

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      1. Brother Paul, I completely understand and agree. There are some mighty difficult verses in Hebrews; mighty convicting and striking verses that touch the very nerves of our soul. O that I would have a greater seriousness about killing my sin, of course by the Spirit (Romans 8), and a living with a sort of wreck-less abandon of myself for the glory of God and to His obedience.

        Blessings,

        Jeremy

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    2. Sister Lynn, Thank you so much for reminding us of these key and powerful verses. Oh that we would be made to look more like Him and that I would willingly join the will of God. Blessings, Jeremy

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  2. Please allow me to encourage you today, We have a Great High Priest, an awesome loving Lord and Savior whom prays for us and our beautiful Holy Spirit who convicts us when temptation surrounds us. When I begin to think on this, I fall in love all over again, SUCH DIVINE LOVE, a very precious gift indeed, Joined to our Lord, sealed and empowered by the Holy Spirit of promise. Let us take care of this divine relationship, this divine union, seeking our Lord daily with a truly thankful heart for these gifts.
    may I leave you with these scriptures that has had a major impact upon my life.
    Blessings, lynn
    New Living Translation (NLT)
    Sin’s Power Is Broken
    6 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
    5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
    12 Do not let sin control the way you live;[a] do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

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  3. As we set our eyes more clearly on the Son, sin begins to fade more and more away, for grace sustains us more and more on the way, as we mature in our knowledge of Christ Jesus, and ever seek to abide more and more in him! This is why the call to all Christians throughout the epistles is to take a deeper look into the depths of Christ Jesus. Ever looking deeper and deeper into him, and growing stronger and stronger in our relationships with Him. He is ever here to cleanse, forgive, and give us grace. Closer the. Our closest friends, and more merciful then our dearest parent. O that we would bring all before him daily. He is our everything, and through Him we truly can do all things.

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