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18 September 2019

Hebrews, Chapter Ten - Part 1

In chapter eight, the apostle begins to emphasize what he wrote about in the first seven chapters: Now of g1909 the things which we have spoken, the main point is this: We have a High Priest who sits at the right of the Majesty in the heavens; a minister of the holy places and the true tent, which the Lord set up, and not man, Heb 8:1-2 (Greek). Looking at the prepositional phrase, of g1909 the things, the Greek word epi g1909 is in the Dative case, as are 9:10, 15, 17, & 26. The Greek dative, according to Thayer, pg 232, col b, and in the context of Hebrews, is being used in a metaphorical sense, of that upon which any action, effect or condition rests. The nouns are metaphors in these phrases: Of g1909 the things, 8:1; in g1909 meats (foods) and drinks, 9:10; under g1909 the first testament (covenant), 9:15; of g1909 force after men are dead - literally - upon g1909 death, 9:17; in g1909 the end (completion), 9:26. In Hebrews 9:8-9 the Greek word for parable is applied to the both the holy places, and broadened to the entire law in Hebrews 10:1 as a shadow of good things to come, not the very image of the things - the heavenly, spiritual things. The letter of the law was imposed (on Israel) until the time of reformation, Heb 9:10. The time of reformation is when Christ came to explain the hidden things of God, often called mysteries, Mt 13:11; 1Cor 4:1. It is the hidden things concerning the darkness of the hearts of man, 1Cor 4:5, that the Father sent his Son to reveal to us, so that we could see and accept our true condition and be saved out of them.

Read Hebrews 10:1-4:

1. Why did the sacrifices governed by the law cease to be offered for sin? Verses 1, 3, 4

2. Of what was the law a shadow? Verse 1; Gal 3:21-25
Read Hebrews 10:5-10:

3. If God did not have pleasure in, nor desire the sacrifices according to the law, why would He set them up in the first place? Quoted from Ps 40:6-8; 1Sam 15:22-23a
There is, however, another problem. Almost all things are by the law cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood is no deliverance g859, Heb 9:22 (See Lk 4:18, deliverance g859).

4. What is meant by almost all things are cleansed by blood? Num 15:27, 30-31; Ps 51:16-17

5. From verse 9, what was the first taken away, and the second that was established? Heb 8:6-7

6. What is meant in verse 10, By which (the second covenant) we are sanctified g37 by means of the body of Christ? Jn 17:19; Gal 4:4-5
Read Hebrews 10:11-18:

7. In verse 13, of what enemies is he writing? Rom 5:9-10

8. How can people be enemies of God and not know it? What does it mean to put them under the feet? Col 1:21; 1Cor 15:22-28

9. How does God subdue His enemies? Verse 16; Ps 40:8-9

1a. {It was not possible that the sacrificial rituals could cleanse the conscience & take away the remembrance of sins.}

2a. {Jesus is the way, the truth & the life, Jn 14:6. In our Christian experience, we obeyed the written word as taught & understood, until such time Christ came to us with the spiritual understanding (his faith). For me, this happen when I began to question things that I had been taught. Eventually, God brought someone into my life who put me on the right path - i.e. Christ spoke to me through another human being. When Christ came, he trained 12 men who taught others. The Bible is an aid, but it cannot give life nor righteousness, both of which come only by knowing Jesus Christ & him crucified, 1Cor 2:2; Gal 2:20}

3a. {As humans we are visual & literal when trying to understand. The invisible things of the heart are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, Rom 1:20. Things done under the letter of the law are metaphors of the invisible things to help us see and change inwardly, 1Sam 16:7; Col 2:11.}

4a. {Animal sacrifices were only for sins of ignorance. There was no sacrifice for presumptuous sins. David understood this. After being confronted by Nathan concerning his sin with Bathsheba, he mentions it in his prayer. King Saul disobeyed God by not destroying the king of Amalek & all the animals. The law does not clear guilt from the conscience, but entering the understanding of cross brings about a broken & contrite heart. However, obedience to God as you understand it is always required.}

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6a. {The proper meaning of hagiazo g37 is make holy, ceremonially to purify. It is not the actual sacrifice of the body of Christ, that cleanses the heart, but understanding the truth about death of Jesus on the cross. It was the ultimate sacrifice manifesting the truth of God’s love for each of us, and that (Love) does not make a record of wrongs, 1Cor 13:5 Lexham English Bible, NIV, RV, ASV. Therefore, Christ died, not to pay a penalty for sins, or save us from an angry God, but to show us our sins so that could we seek deliverance.}

7a. {Mankind is a natural enemy of God because of corrupted thinking. The beast inside must be overcome.}

8a. {Actions are caused by our thoughts. Because we begin life in this world with a perverted understanding about God, we sin against Him. As Jesus came to reveal the Father, the study of his life will correct our thinking, see Isa 55:7-9. To put the Father’s enemies under Christ’s feet, is to put our thoughts under his control - not by force, but by voluntary submission to a better way of life.}

9a. {It seems hard for people to figure out the answer given - I will put My Laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them. The easy answer is simply by the truth, as mentioned above in John 17:19. The answer in verse 16 is that he will write the law in our hearts, i.e. the understanding of the written word, whereof examples are given by Jesus from various parts of the law in Matthew, chapters 5-7. It is the hidden things of the law discussed at the beginning of the study that are being revealed to those with ears to hear.}

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