Hebrews – Msg # Prelude

The book of Hebrews is a fascinating book in the New Testament that contrasts earthly things with heavenly realities. It emphasizes the high priesthood of Christ and his humanity. Christ disarmed Satan by paying the price and executing judgment, and as the spirit of the Son dwelling in us, he delivers us from the spirit of bondage and fear.

The Great Salvation

The book of Hebrews hinges everything related to what is called the Great Salvation on the inheritance of Christ, who is the Seed of Abraham and the Seed of David. The reason for that is that Hebrews really makes the point that there is a covenant between God the Father and the Son that God made with Himself according to Hebrews 6. That makes Christ the Shepherd of the Sheep and gives Christ the inheritance of all the things that were promised to the Seed of Abraham and the Seed of David. These things are our salvation because we, as the church, have been made co-heirs together with Christ, and we are partakers of the heavenly calling.

The High Priesthood of Christ

The book of Hebrews emphasizes the high priesthood of Christ and his humanity. Christ is our high priest, and he delivered us from the spirit of bondage and fear. He disarmed Satan by paying the price and executing judgment. The purpose of the law is to condemn sin and to bring a stop to it by judging it. Christ executed the judgment, and there is nothing left to be said. We have been redeemed, and this is for our conscience if we can grasp it. This is how he delivers us from the spirit of bondage and fear. He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances, which removed all grounds for accusing us. Still though, while we can appreicate that doctrine intellcetually we need something further to actually break us free from fear and bring us into an expriential enjoyment of this truth of our deliverance from all accusation and our freedom to stand in Christ accepted as He is. To minister this realization t o us, He gives himself to us as the Spirit, another comforter, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of the Son, the Spirit of Sonship.

Christ is Our Reward

The book of Hebrews emphasizes the contrast between earthly things and heavenly realities. It highlights the high priesthood of Christ and his humanity. It emphasizes how Christ disarmed Satan by paying the price and executing judgment, and how Christ as the Spirit of the Son dwelling in us delivers us from the spirit of bondage and fear. Above all, the book of Hebrews reminds us that Christ is our reward, and it is through him that we have access to the Father and are being brought into glory as sons of God. This book is not at all for national Israel or future Jews during the tribulation who are looking for the Daviidc throne, deliverance from the nations that are arrayed against them, or peace in the land.

A book for the Church, not “tribulation Israelites”.

This is for the Church, the partakers of the heavenly calling, the brethren of the Lord, who are being shepherded into glory by their brother, Christ, who has become one of them to make them like Him! As partakers of the heavenly calling, they share in the heavenly portion of his inheritance rooted in the vows and promises made to him as the seed of David, and are seated with Him in the heavenly places with Him. There are no admonitions to anticipate anything in the future for earthly Isarel in thiis book, but there are plenty of admonitions to come forward to the holiest by the accsess secureured by a high priest who has “passed through the heavens” and is seated at the right hand of God!

2 thoughts on “Hebrews – Msg # Prelude”

  1. Michael Hollett

    Hi David, not too sure if you know this or not but Abraham was married to his half-sister, GEN 20:12

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