Hebrews Msg 30 – Our Food is Hidden Within the Veil

Distinguishing between milk and meat is a matter of handling things that are unseen and being willing to bear the reproach of those who ridicule it as foolishness.

In this message, we explore the hidden treasures of the Christian life through the lens of the book of Hebrews. The author of Hebrews distinguishes between “milk” and “meat” in Christian teachings, with milk representing basic salvation and meat representing the blessings and basis of the Christian life. We delve into the concept of rest and inheritance in Christ, and how the meat of the word represents inheritance and the holiest represents our rest. We also discuss the hidden wisdom of God and the spiritual man, and the danger of returning to old religious practices. Finally, we touch on the importance of preaching the gospel through modern platforms and focusing on the hidden riches of Christ.






I. Introduction

II. The Book of Hebrews

A. Warnings in Hebrews not as scary for believers
B. Distinction between milk and meat in Christian teachings
1. Milk: basic salvation (1 Corinthians 3:2)
2. Meat: blessings and basis of the Christian life (Hebrews 5:12-14)

III. High Priest within the veil (Hebrews 6:19-20)

A. Represents a living hope
B. Established through a covenant and a vow
1. Two immutable witnesses
2. Brings the soul into the presence within the veil

IV. The meat of the word (Hebrews 5:13)

A. Word of righteousness
B. Distinction between milk and meat in 1st Corinthians (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)
1. Milk: for those who act like they are not saved
2. Meat: for those who understand the wisdom of God in a mystery

V. Rest and inheritance in Christ (Hebrews 4:1-11)

A. The meat represents inheritance
B. Relation to unseen things, not natural things
1. Meat in Hebrews related to the high priest behind the veil
2. The holiest represents our rest (Hebrews 10:19-22)
C. Rest as ceasing from our own works
1. Transition from old creation to new (Hebrews 9:11-12)
2. From our efforts to God’s power (Hebrews 7:25)
D. Rest found in the holiest
1. Abundance in God’s house (Hebrews 3:6)
2. Embodied in Christ (Colossians 2:9-10)

VI. Enjoying our inheritance

A. Entering God’s rest (Hebrews 4:3)
B. Discovering the lack of demand on us (Hebrews 4:10)
C. Access by faith in the blood (Hebrews 10:19)
D. Enjoying the goodness of God (Hebrews 6:4-5)

VII. Hidden wisdom and the spiritual man (1 Corinthians 2:6-16)

A. The hidden wisdom predestinated unto our glory
B. Natural man cannot perceive these things (1 Corinthians 2:14)
C. We have the mind of Christ and the spirit (1 Corinthians 2:16)

VIII. The mystery of Christ and the church (Ephesians 3:1-9)

A. The church as the body of Christ
B. Christ as the bridegroom, head of the body, and source of riches
C. Natural men cannot understand who God is or how He works (1 John 4:8)
D. Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18)

IX. Christ’s work to release us from fear and bondage (Hebrews 2:14-15)

A. Tasting death for every man
B. Destroying the devil’s power over death
C. X. Deliverance from fear and bondage

XI. The unveiled access to our inheritance (2 Corinthians 3:18)

1. Transformation into the same image from glory to glory
2. Being unveiled means being in the holiest
3. Christ as the end goal and reward (Philippians 3:14)

XII. The danger of going back to old religious practices (Galatians 2:11-21)

A. Example of Peter’s struggle
B. Warning against returning to milk (Hebrews 6:1)
C. Moving on to perfection (Hebrews 6:1)
D. Focusing on hidden things and pressing towards perfection in Christ

XIII. Faith and surviving difficult trials (1 Peter 1:3-9)

A. Regeneration unto a living hope and incorruptible inheritance
B. Perseverance through persecution
C. Walking by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

XIV. The hidden wisdom of God and Paul’s ministry (1 Corinthians 2:6-7)

A. The meat of the word as hidden riches and wisdom
B. The language of Paul as heavenly and unique
C. The importance of valuing this language and seeking the Lord

XV. Struggles with finding truth and fellowship within the church

A. Personal experiences and journey in understanding the Bible
B. Frustration with differing teachings
C. Seeking alternative sources of fellowship and encouragement

XVI. Preaching the gospel through modern platforms (Conclusion)

A. Use of YouTube for teaching
B. Attracting those with deep knowledge of the Bible
C. Encouragement to focus on the hidden riches of Christ and ignore persecution

 

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