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25 September 2019 (updated
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Hebrews, Chapter Ten - Part II

 

The emphasis of the book of Hebrews up to this point has been on the cross, what Jesus Christ has done, the importance of his accomplishment and exaltation of him as high priest and a minister who can cleanse us of all our transgressions. Keep in mind too, that the wilderness tabernacle is being used as a parable explaining the process of how an individual can become complete in Christ.
Now the emphasis shifts to encouragements to utilize the understanding and apply the knowledge in practical living. There are also warnings of what will happen if one turns away from this new an living way.

Read Hebrews 10:19-20:
1. What does it mean to have boldness to enter the holy places? Jn 14:6; Gal 3:10-13, 17-18.


2. How do you understand the meaning of the metaphor to enter the holy places by the blood? Jn 10:11


3. What do the three veils of the tabernacle represent? 2Cor 3:12-16


4. What is meant by the new way consecrated through Christ’s flesh? 1Cor 12:31; Gal 3:21-23.


Read Hebrews 10:21-22:
5. What do the metaphors, sprinkle the heart & wash the body mean? Isa 52:13-15; Eph 5:25-26; Jn 15:3.


Read Hebrews 10:23-28:
6. In verse 23, the word rendered faith g1680 should be hope. What is the profession of our hope? Heb 4:14-16.


7. In verses 24-25, what does the writer advise for believers and why? Mt 22:36-40; Mt 12:35-37.


8. What happens to those who sin willfully after receiving knowledge of the truth? Verse26-27; Mal 4:1-3.


9. What would be two spiritual witnesses today? Lv 24:5-8; Zech 4:11-14; Rv 11:3-5

 


1a. {First, accept Jesus, the bread of life, as the Messiah & the real Son of God. Secondly, accept that the law is spiritual, Rom 7:14. Understand the difference in keeping the letter versus the law of the spirit of life in Jesus for righteousness, Rom 8:1-4. Always seek God’s understanding, Isa 55:7-9.}

2a. {The tabernacle is a parable, first about the experience of Jesus & then our experience, which the blood of Jesus is the instrument used by a person to become complete in Christ. Come to Christ (enter 1st veil into the courtyard); See that he died for you (stand at the altar of burnt offerings); Study the Bible & grow in understanding, laying down your own thoughts, & accept God’s way of thinking (sacrifice an animal); Apply understanding to current lifestyle (wash hands & feet at the laver; hands: faith & works; feet: application of thoughts); Come to a full understanding of the cross & that it is the flesh, or natural way of thinking that is keeping you from knowing God’s love (sprinkle blood before 2nd veil 7 times); Pour out your soul to God in prayer & praises (pour remainder of blood at the base of the altar).}

3a. {Three is for completeness, Lk 13:31-32. It is fleshly thinking that keeps us from seeing God correctly.}

4a. {The new way was to obtain righteousness via Christ, not the law. Jesus, as the Son of man, kept his flesh pure, setting an example & a goal to be obtained, Eze 36:24-28 (applies to spiritual Israel).}

5a. {Sprinkle: blood sprinkled with the finger, a symbol of faith (understanding). To sprinkle is to teach what you know; water is used to clean our physical bodies & other things. God’s word, likened to water, Dt 32:1-2, cleanses the heart of sin as we receive the truth from God, Jn 15:3.}

6a. {The faithful one that promised is the Father, 1Cor 1:9.)}

7a. {The fast approaching end of this world can be seen today. Our total focus should be on spiritual things & encouraging others to do likewise, making every effort to walk in the light each possesses.}

8a. No note.

9a. {Under the law it required at least two witnesses before a person could be put to death, Dt 17:6-7. The show bread was furnished weekly by the 12 tribes of Israel, arranged on the table by a priest in two piles of 6 each, creating 66. There are 66 books in the Bible, also furnished by the 12 tribes of Israel; The Bible is divided into two major parts - two witnesses. Jesus said, I am the bread of life, Jn 6:48. The Bible testifies to the Messiah, his death, resurrection & work as High Priest. The knowledge obtained & shared by individuals is portrayed by the symbols in Zachariah & Revelation. These two witnesses represent the understanding of the Son of God individuals possess. The God of Israel in the O.T. was the Son of God, 1Cor 10:4; The Son of God in the N.T. became the Messiah & High Priest - two experiences, two witnesses. Jesus said that he was building his church on the fact that he was the Son of the living God, Mt 16:16-18.}