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Hebrews 1:1

Hebrews 1:1

This simple sentence conveys so much meaning that is staggers the imagination, when the full force of the truth it contains, begins to permeate in our understating.
Long ago…
Long ago. God spoke…
Long ago, God spoke, many times…
Long ago, God spoke, many times and in many ways and His message was sent to us. It was given to you and to me.

The omnipotent God of the universe and omniscient Creator read more...

Hebrews 1:2

Hebrews 1:2

Throughout the history of man God has spoken to us in many different ways through His appointed prophets, priest and kings, as well as being declared in the start-studded heavens above and His handiwork beneath. Each blossom speaks of His artistry, every bird of His care, and every step we take and each breath we draw, proclaims His gracious sustaining power.

Throughout the passage of time, man has keenly desired to approach read more...

Hebrews 1:2

Hebrews 1:2

Most men did not listen to the appointed representatives through whom the eternal, omnipotent God chose to communicate His astonishing plan of Salvation. But despite man's rebellious rejection of His plan of redemption, God the Father graciously spoke once more to humankind, through His dearly beloved Son - Who Himself is God and the heir of all things – Who Himself is God-eternal; God-all-holy; God-almighty; God from eternity … and through Whom read more...

Hebrews 1:3

Hebrews 1:3

Before He made His humble entrance onto the stage of universal history as the Son of Man – Jesus Christ was from all eternity and ever shall be into the ages that are to come the dazzling brightness of God’s glorious magnificence – the essential blazing radiance of His resplendent glory – He was and is and ever shall be the Son of the most high God.

No man read more...

Hebrews 1:4

Hebrews 1:4

The opening verses of Hebrews lay the foundation for the glorious truth of Who the Lord Jesus Christ is and how great is His status and His position. He has a name that is more excellent that any created being for He is the eternal God incarnate –He is the infinite God in the flesh – He is the Creator of the universe, born into the human race – fully God but also fully man - yet without sin.

His status and position is above read more...

Hebrews 1:5

Hebrews 1:5

As the second Person of the Trinity Christ is sometimes referred to as “eternally begotten' Son of the Father.. Who was and is and is to come the Almighty.. in Whom we live and move and have our being. But in another way the Lord Jesus was begotten at His incarnation, when He laid aside His glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant and became God with us... God incarnate - God in the flesh.

The Son Who was given by the read more...

Hebrews 1:6

Hebrews 1:6

Christ is the eternal Son of God Who was born into the human race at Bethlehem, but there is one very special day.. one unique moment in time, when God was able to announce, You are My Son, this day have I begotten Thee.

The eternal Son of the Father was made a little lower than the angels for a season, but having been born into such humble surroundings, lived a life of loving and obedient submission to the Father, and read more...

Hebrews 1:7

Hebrews 1:7

The world today is becoming obsessed with angels, the supernatural and the spirit world, which is erroneously being linked to a spirituality, which is embraced by a world but has rejected the true and living God. This presents an unbiblical representation of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

But a considerable portion of the epistle to the Hebrews presents the insignificance of their role in comparison with Christ. The read more...

Hebrews 1:8

Hebrews 1:8

Jesus Christ is God's full and final revelation to man, and Hebrews lays enormous emphasis on the superiority of Christ in every aspect of His being. His throne has been established in heavenly places - and righteousness and truth is the foundation upon which His everlasting kingdom of grace will stand.

He is proclaimed to be the eternal Creator, and great emphasis is laid on His sovereign Deity, while His supreme rulership and read more...

Hebrews 1:9

Hebrews 1:9

Christ is the gift of life and the message of salvation to a lost and dying world. He is the image of the invisible God. He is the eternal Word clothed in human flesh for He is the incarnate Word of God - full of grace and truth.

Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father in undiminished Deity - and in Him dwells all the all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Jesus Christ is the mysterious union of Deity with Humanity - which we read more...

Hebrews 1:10

Hebrews 1:10

In a few short verses the writer to the Hebrews whisks us through a 'whistle-stop tour' of the infinite wonder of the Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal glory of His Person.

We discover Him to be the full and final revelation of the eternal God to mortal man.. and we are informed that He is superior in every element to the greatest of human-kind and the most exulted of the angelic host.

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Hebrews 1:11

Hebrews 1:11

The foundation of the earth was laid by the eternal Son of God and the heavens are the work of His hand. The One Who fashioned furniture in the humble carpenter's shop was the eternally existent One, Who flung stars into space - and Who formed, fashioned and filled the empty void with a carpet of living plants, fruit, flowers and trees - and then God made man in His own image.

Christ is our Creator God and these are the works of read more...

Hebrews 1:13

Hebrews 1:13

The triune Godhead worked in loving, corporate union, to create the glorious heaven; the angelic hosts; the magnificent earth and all the wonders that are therein.

It was the Son of God Himself - the very Word of the Almighty Who spoke the plan and purpose of God the Father into being, as the Spirit of God Himself moved over the face of the waters - to form and fashion and fill the empty void - which the Trinity in Unity, called read more...

Hebrews 1:14

Hebrews 1:14

The Son of God is so much greater than the angelic host of heaven and every other class of angel, principality and power.. causing the Lord God Almighty to write of Christ Jesus: Your throne O God is for ever and forever, and let all the angels of God worship Him.

Nowhere in the Bible are any of the angels given the privilege of sitting on the throne of God - for God Himself decreed:  I will not give My read more...

Hebrews 2:1

Hebrews 2:1

Words of exhortation or warnings are frequently given to Christians, as are the consequences of ignoring such words of caution. We are exhorted to walk worthy of our calling; to contend earnestly for the faith; to abstain from earthy lusts which war against the soul and to encourage one another while it is still called “today'; lest any of us are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

And having received a beautiful picture read more...

Hebrews 2:2

Hebrews 2:2

Christ's position of importance and authority is supreme. He is infinitely more significant than the angelic host, for He sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high and all the angels of God worship Him. Christ Jesus is the eternal Son of God and omnipotent Creator of the universe. He is judge of the whole world and the Firstborn from the dead - and His throne is established in heaven forever and ever.

Christ is the incarnate read more...

Hebrews 2:4

Hebrews 2:4

God Himself bore audible witness to the truth of Christ's Messianic role, as did our Lord's own life and ministry.. so that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing.. we might have life in His name. Christ's own disciples also bore testimony to the truth of His word - which was further validated at Pentecost when the hearts of many men were pierced with the shocking truth - that the One Whom they crucified was both read more...

Hebrews 2:6

Hebrews 2:6

It was king David in Psalm 8 that testified: What is man, that You are mindful of him? and the son of man, that You should care for him? - and I am sure that both as a young shepherd boy and Israel's greatest king the psalmist often looked into the starry heavens and meditated on the astonishing reality that God created man in His own image and likeness - that God entrusted the dominion of the whole earth into the hands of man.

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Hebrews 2:7

Hebrews 2:7

Written with the Hebrew Christians of the early church in mind.. who were reverting back to Judaism, this epistle to the Hebrews is equally relevant to believers today, as it hammers home the uniqueness of Christ; the supremacy of Christ; the deity of Christ and the humanity of Christ.

Multiple quotes from the Old Testament remind us that He is greater than Abraham; greater than Aaron; greater than Moses and greater than the read more...

Hebrews 2:8

Hebrews 2:8

Man was commissioned to be God's representative on earth and to carry out His plan to fill the earth and subdue it. But Adam sinned, placing himself and the whole human race in bondage to sin and enslaved by Satan. Before God's plan for the earth could be completed.. fallen man had to be redeemed through the sacrificial death and life-giving resurrection of His only begotten Son. And so it was through Jesus Christ.. the eternal Son and perfect Man that God spoke read more...

Hebrews 2:9

Hebrews 2:9

The deity of Christ, the uniqueness of Christ, the humanity of Christ and the supremacy of Christ are all important issues in this epistle to the Hebrews. Christ is the eternal God Who chose to come to earth and be clothed in human flesh, living His life just like we live - and yet He was not born with a sin nature as we are, for He was conceived of the Holy Ghost - and Christ lived a perfect life during His 33 years sojourn on earth.

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Hebrews 2:10

Hebrews 2:10

The cruel suffering and humiliation that accompanied Christ’s cruel death at Calvary was designed to bring to completion God’s fore-ordained, redemption plan, which purposed to bring many condemned sinners back into a right relationship with God, by faith, and adopt them into His family, as His children.

The death of His only begotten Son was acceptable to the Father and it demonstrates His divine wisdom, for it fulfils the righteous read more...

Hebrews 2:11

Hebrews 2:11

The second Member of the Trinity is the eternal Son of God, Who was born into the human race as Jesus - the perfect Man, Who alone had the authority and the credentials to become the only acceptable sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. Jesus is the God-Man, Who by God's grace.. tasted death for every member of the human race, so that by faith in His sacrificial death for the forgiveness of sin.. and His glorious resurrection for life everlasting, we might be read more...

Hebrews 2:12

Hebrews 2:12

Hebrews is a book that clearly lays out the deity and supremacy of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. He is greater that any man and greater than all angels, because He is the exact image of the eternal, invisible God.

The Lord Jesus is God in the flesh, Who was sent by the Father to save us from our sins.. and throughout Hebrews there are passages that lay out clearly and thoroughly Christ's credentials as God's appointed read more...

Hebrews 2:13

Hebrews 2:13

There is a beautiful and intimate unity between the Father and the Son, and in the same way there is to be a deep and cherished closeness, between the unique, Son of God.. and the many sons that He brings to glory.

How important therefore, to give the most earnest heed to all the things that we have been taught in holy Scripture.. through the power of the indwelling Spirit - lest at any time we let them slip.

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Hebrews 2:14

Hebrews 2:14

The significance and potency of the truth contained in this verse cannot be over-emphasised. God, in the Person of the eternal Son, became a man.. sharing in our mortal, human make-up of flesh and blood, without which the redemption of mankind would have been utterly impossible - without which all humanity would have remained dead in their sins and powerless to overcome death.

The wages of sin is death - spiritual death, read more...

Hebrews 2:15

Hebrews 2:15

Never should we forget Who Jesus is and what He has done for us. The book of Hebrews is an epistle that helps to remind us that Jesus is the incarnate God, Who had no option but to be born into the human race and become a man, in order to redeem humanity.

He humbled Himself by being born.. into the fallen race of Man, which He, Himself, had created. He chose to do this to redeem us - through faith in His shed blood and glorious read more...

Hebrews 2:16

Hebrews 2:16

The only part of God's creation, that was made in His own image and likeness, was the race of man. But when humanity fell, due to sin, Christ had to come to earth as a human being, so that He might taste death for every man.

The wages of sin is death, but the Son of God set aside His heavenly glory, in order to clothe Himself with human flesh, and take upon Himself, the punishment that we deserve, so that by faith read more...

Hebrews 2:17

Hebrews 2:17

In God's divine plan His eternal Son was to become a full member of the human race, for only a perfect and sinless man could act as intermediary between an offended God Who is angered by sin and sinful humanity - which results in man being eternally separated from a holy God - and it is all a result of SIN.

No member of humanities fallen race could ever approach a righteous God for all are born in sin. All are sinners from the read more...

Hebrews 2:18

Hebrews 2:18

After 4000 years, God finally spoke to us through His Son, the Word made flesh.. Who by the sacrifice of Himself brought many sons to glory. But why did God-the-Son have to take upon Himself a human body, in order to save us? Why did the eternal Son of God have to clothe Himself in human flesh, in order to become the Saviour of the world?

Well, the incarnate Christ took a human body upon Himself for a number of different read more...

Hebrews 3:1

Hebrews 3:1

Can there ever be a heart that truly and honestly considers the Lord Jesus, that does not cover their face with a mantle and recognise they are treading on most holy ground, when they reflect upon Him, and consider this heavenly Man - Whose Person and Work surpasses all human understanding?

It is Christian men and women, set apart by a heavenly birth who are called upon to consider Jesus. It is born-again, Christian read more...

Hebrews 3:2

Hebrews 3:2

As maturing believers, we are to contemplate Jesus, and consider what He has done for us. We, who have a heavenly calling, are exhorted to set our thoughts upon the Lord Jesus, because it is His name, His Person and His sacrificial work that we confess in our heart, and proclaim in our mouth, for the salvation of the soul.

Jesus is our great High Priest, and the one we acknowledge, by faith, as our God and Saviour, and we are to read more...

Hebrews 3:3

Hebrews 3:3

The supremacy and superiority of Christ over Israel’s greatest leaders, mightiest heroes and revered patriarchs, prophets, priests and kings, cannot be emphasized more exhaustively than in these early chapters of Hebrews. No wonder the warning in this book is NOT to revert back into the old ways under the Law.

The honour and glory that is read more...

Hebrews 3:4

Hebrews 3:4

The infinite and indisputable supremacy of the Lord Jesus is the singular focus of the first few chapters of Hebrews. Christ has been identified as superior to the prophets and to all ranks of angelic beings. He is heralded as superior in Person and rank to Moses and Joshua.. to Aaron and the priesthood.

The incomparable offering of Christ, as the sin sacrifice for the world, is similarly of infinitely superior worth, than Old read more...

Hebrews 3:5

Hebrews 3:5

Faithfulness is a quality to which we are all called – faithfulness in our earthly duties and faithfulness to our heavenly Father. Moses is lifted up, in the book of Hebrews, as a prime example of faithfulness, for we read: Now Moses was faithful in all his house as a servant – and the Lord used Moses.. as a testimony of those things which were to be spoken of later.

Just as the Law was a schoolmaster, which steadfastly points us to Christ, and His read more...

Hebrews 3:6

Hebrews 3:6

Hebrews provided Jewish Christians in the early Church a brilliant understanding that Israel’s first covenant had been superseded by a new and better one, which was cut at Calvary, through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus. He was not only God’s sacrificial Lamb but the Father’s beloved Son. He is God’s anointed King and His great High Priest, Who was sent according to the order of Melchizedek - i.e. king of peace and high priest of the Lord.

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Hebrews 3:7

Hebrews 3:7

How clearly the writer to the Hebrews reminds us to consistently and continuously keep our focus on Jesus, Who is the both the Apostle and the High Priest of our Christian faith and our heavenly calling.

Christ’s faithfulness in carrying out His heavenly Father’s business is unsurpassed by great prophets like Moses, unmatched by read more...

Hebrews 3:8

Hebrews 3:8

At the beginning of Hebrews we are informed that God has spoken in these last days through His Son, and throughout the epistle there are quotations from the word. When God speaks, His children should listen; take note; learn the lesson He is teaching; hide his instruction in our heart and apply His truth in our lives.

In this verse God is warning us to learn from Israel's disobedience and exhorting us not to repeat their read more...

Hebrews 3:9

Hebrews 3:9

The Lord sanctioned Israel to wander 40-years in the wilderness because they tried His patience and tested His forbearance with their lack of faith. Because of unbelief and incessant murmurings against God, they were disciplined in the wilderness, instead of entering His promised rest.

Although initially written to Jewish Christians, in the fledgling years of the read more...

Hebrews 3:14

Hebrews 3:14

Much of the book of Hebrews admonishes Christians not to fall into the same attitude of Israel's rebellions unbelief, after having been redeemed from Egyptian slavery. They did not enter their promised rest because of unbelief, and a hardening of their hearts towards the God of their salvation. Instead the nation, which had been redeemed from Egypt, spent the rest of their lives wandering aimlessly through a barren read more...

Hebrews 4:10

Hebrews 4:10

When God completed His work of creation He rested on the seventh day – He rested from His work on the Sabbath – He rested from His labour when His work was completed, and there is still a rest for the people of God – there is a Sabbath-rest for the people of God.

The writer of Hebrews, in talking to the believers who are the new creation in Christ – he is writing to Christians who have accepted the Lord Jesus as saviour read more...

Hebrews 4:11

Hebrews 4:11

Because of disobedience and unbelief, the children of Israel did not enter into the rest that God had promised them. They treated the promises of God with disdain, and paid little heed to His Word. Today, like them, we are called to give diligence to enter into God's rest - but we are also warned not to go astray in our hearts, as they did.

When we first trusted Christ as Saviour we received 'salvation rest', but as children of read more...

Hebrews 4:12

Hebrews 4:12

Jesus Christ - the Living Word of God is traced to every page of the Written Word of God. All that He is stands in stark contrast to all that we are. His penetrating eyes search out all the dross that is rooted in me. His Word of Truth exposes everything in me that is not of Christ: self; hypocrisy; insincerity and unbelief.

Every spoken word from the lips of Christ are Life and all the written words of scripture give read more...

Hebrews 4:14

Hebrews 4:14

Not only is Jesus our Saviour and King, our Prophet and Lord but He has also become our great High priest. Jesus is God's anointed high priest, through Whom we have been made fit to approach the grand and awesome throne of the most high God. His high priestly position is a heavenly one and it is a position that is so much more superior than the earthly Levitical order that came through Moses.

Christ's high priestly role is a read more...

Hebrews 4:15

Hebrews 4:15

In the Old Testament the high priest was appointed of God to represent man to God – for sinful man cannot approach a holy God and needs a mediator to stand in the gap. The high priest is the one that stands between God and man, to offer sacrifices to Him - in order to atone for man’s many sins - and every high priest from Aaron onward, was a representative of the final and ultimate High Priest - our Great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Hebrews 4:16

Hebrews 4:16

This is a verse that rejoices our hearts for this Throne of Grace is the eternal seat of the sovereign God, Whose mercy-seat has covered our sins forever and by Whose grace the veil of the temple is torn from top to bottom to provide us access into the presence of our heavenly Father. Through Christ we have received the gracious invitation to come boldly unto God's Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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Hebrews 5:5

Hebrews 5:5

The Lord Jesus is uniquely the eternal Son of God, the perfect Son of Man, the rightful King of the universe and God's anointed High Priest. He was sent from above to be the one and only Mediator between fallen humanity and a holy God - as well as becoming God's personal representative to lost mankind.

In every way the Lord Jesus is presented in Hebrews as being superior to prophets, angels, Moses, David and all created beings.. read more...

Hebrews 5:8

Hebrews 5:8

The incarnation of Christ is a profound mystery .. that God should become a Man.. to take the punishment that men justly deserves - in order to save the human race from sin and death. God is Spirit and in order to be identified with man and take on the role of Kinsman-Redeemer He had to enter the human race in a physical body and live His entire life in exactly the same way that we live:- living, breathing, eating, sleeping, working.. with His own life-blood read more...

Hebrews 5:9

Hebrews 5:9

Jesus had a unique relationship with His heavenly Father for He was the eternal Son Who became a Member of the human race, but He also had a unique relationship with humanity for He was fully Man and yet fully God. This hypostatic union of eternal deity with perfect humanity is found in one Person alone - the Lord Jesus Christ, Who became the Head of a new creation and the Author of eternal salvation to all who believe on His name.

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Hebrews 5:14

Hebrews 5:14

Once we are saved by grace through faith we are to live by faith; to walk by faith; to mature in the faith and to grow in grace. We are to progress from spiritual infancy to spiritual maturity and to become disciples of Christ.. students of the scriptures and skilled in the word of righteousness.

As believers who have trusted Christ for our salvation we are to develop in our Christian walk and advance from simply taking-in the read more...

Hebrews 6:1

Hebrews 6:1

Whenever we see the word, 'therefore' in the Bible, we have to ask the question, 'what is it there for?' We must understand that this word is qualifying something that went before. We must read the Bible in context, and recognise that the word, 'therefore', is joining us to something important that went before.

Because of some issue that was mentioned in the precious chapter or verses, we are instructed.. therefore, leaving read more...

Hebrews 6:10

Hebrews 6:10

The book of Hebrews is written to enable growing Christians to mature in the faith. It instructs us how to walk in spirit and truth. It trains us how to live for God and teaches us how to stand fast in the evil day. And although there are many warnings against falling, in our Christian walk, and many instructions on how to live godly lives, there are also many passages that are wonderfully uplifting and which offer great encouragement.

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Hebrews 6:18

Hebrews 6:18

Hebrews is written to seasoned believers, who should be increasing in faith, growing in grace and enlarging their knowledge of the truth. Its original target audience were converted Jews, who were finding difficulty in shifting from the pre-cross dispensation of Law to the post-cross dispensation of the grace of God.

They found it hard to break free from the nation's historic roots in Judaism, which were bound by the old, broken read more...

Hebrews 6:19

Hebrews 6:19

The blessed promises of God, that flood the pages of Scripture, stand securely on the unchangeable will of the Father. They were established in the eternal council chambers of the Godhead, and the Lord Himself confirmed His immutable Word by His own, fixed oath - rendering His will, His word and His council as utterly dependable and established forever.

Our hope in Christ is securely anchored to the Word of read more...

Hebrews 7:11

Hebrews 7:11

Because of sin, there is an immovable barrier between God and man.. and priests from the house of Aaron were ordained by God to mediate between the two. Their role was to remove the sin-barrier between man and God. The role of the priest was to deal with:- 1) sin, 2) the sinner who was estranged from God due to their sin and 3) an offended God, Who demanded satisfaction for the sin that man had committed - and the wages of sin is death.

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Hebrews 7:16

Hebrews 7:16

The Bible outlines the story of redemption, from the very beginning, and on into the eternal ages to come. Eve knew her Seed would crush the serpent’s head and Abraham looked for a city, whose Builder and Maker was God.

Israel were promised a land, and a kingdom of peace and prosperity, with a descendant of king David, sitting on the royal throne – and the Lord Jesus was sent to earth at God’s appointed time, to take up His position as King of read more...

Hebrews 7:25

Hebrews 7:25

The more we learn of God’s Word and come to an understanding of Who God is, what He is doing and all that He has planned for those that love Him, the more we see an unveiling of His glory upon glory and the more we recognise God’s grace upon grace, that is daily being showered upon all His blood-bought children. Our risen, ascended and glorified Saviour, has saved us to the uttermost.

Our kinsman Redeemer, Who has rescued us read more...

Hebrews 8:5

Hebrews 8:5

The message of the gospel is so simple that even a child can understand it, but it is very difficult for people, who are steeped in the Hebrew tradition, to come to terms with what the Bible really teaches – that there is neither Jew nor Gentile in the Body of Christ, but we are all one new man in Him.

The Christian Church is not an read more...

Hebrews 8:7

Hebrews 8:7

Little by little and precept upon precept we are brought in the book of Hebrews to acknowledge that Christ's heavenly, high priestly ministry is so much more superior than the earthly, Aaronic priesthood that preceded it - and that the blood of the Son of God, that was shed at Calvary (once and for all), was a more excellent sacrifice than the rivers of blood that streamed from the multiple calves and bulls, which had made atonement for man's sin for read more...

Hebrews 8:12

Hebrews 8:12

Moses was the mediator of the old but conditional covenant with Israel, which was cut and confirmed through the spilt blood of the Passover lambs in Egypt.. but Christ is the mediator of a new and better covenant - an unconditional covenant, which was signed and sealed with the precious blood of Jesus Christ: the sacrificial Lamb of God, Who “takes away the sin of the world' - and it was finished at Calvary.

The old covenant was read more...

Hebrews 9:14

Hebrews 9:14

From the beginning of the book of Hebrews, the Lord Jesus Christ is elevated above every prophet of God and all angelic beings. He is of greater import that Moses the Law-give, and Joshua, who led the children of Israel into the promised land. The Lord Jesus is far higher in rank and authority than Aaron the great, high priest of the Lord, and His ministry eclipsed the Levitical priesthood.

And here in chapter 9 we read that read more...

Hebrews 9:22

Hebrews 9:22

The old covenant, which the nation of Israel were charged to keep was the Law of Moses. It was brought into effect with a blood sacrifice, and Moses charged the people: this is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep. Under the old covenant almost everything and every person had to be purified by blood, however under the new covenant something greater than purification took place: for without the shedding of blood.. (the blood of read more...

Hebrews 9:24

Hebrews 9:24

The disciples witnessed Jesus ascending into heaven, and were told He will one day return from heaven in like manner. Today He is seated on God's throne in heaven, while at the same time is present with us, for He promised to be with us to the end of the age. As such our Lord has two different functions in our lives and two distinct relationships with His children.

His earthy role gives us comfort and help in time of need, as He read more...

Hebrews 9:26

Hebrews 9:26

We are reminded in the previous verses that the old covenant required Israel's high priest to enter the holy place year by year.. on the day of Atonement to make their oft-repeated sacrifice to the Lord, for the sins of God's people - their sins were to be covered for one more year.

Like all humanity the high priest was a sinner himself in need of a Saviour, and so unlike the Lord Jesus he could not come to offer his own blood on read more...

Hebrews 9:27

Hebrews 9:27

In a passage that explains the realities of the new and better covenant that God made with His people, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ - when sin was once and forever put away by His own sacrificial death, we read that it is appointed for all men to die once, and after that comes the judgement - (the judgement of Christians at the Bema seat of Christ; the judgement of Israel and the nations at the end of the tribulation period and the judgement of read more...

Hebrews 9:28

Hebrews 9:28

Christ was made the sacrifice for our sins, which rendered His ministry as the sin-sacrifice final and complete. Christ appeared the first time to put away sins forever and although today He is sitting at the right hand of the Father and one day will appear for a second time, when He comes to set up His kingdom - His sacrifice for sin was made once and for all - and it was completed forever at Calvary.

Just as it is appointed for read more...

Hebrews 9:28

Hebrews 9:28

The law of God is the perfect standard He requires from humanity, but it cannot make man righteous nor pardon his sin. So God devised the plan of salvation that would satisfy His justice and impute man with His own righteousness through the full payment of the required price for sin – which is the willing, sacrificial death of the only perfect sacrifice – the Lord Jesus Christ.

He came 2000 years ago to fulfil the righteous requirement of the law and was offered as the one read more...

Hebrews 10:5

Hebrews 10:5

The eternal Son of God was sent from His heavenly home into a fallen world, by God the Father - to be born as the perfect Son of Man. Though Mary was a virgin, chosen of God to be the mother of His only begotten Son, she was nonetheless a sinner and equally in need of a Saviour - as is every member of fallen humanity.

And so, we read that when Christ came into the read more...

Hebrews 10:10

Hebrews 10:10

Everyone who has trusted Christ as Saviour has been set apart by God through what He did on the cross of Calvary. Every church-age believer has been cleansed of their sins, clothed in the righteousness of Christ and consecrated to God, because Jesus became our substitutionary sacrifice for sin and breathed into us His own perfect, abundant and eternal life. Every Christian is sanctified by God. Saved, by grace through faith in our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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Hebrews 10:14

Hebrews 10:14

What a contrast Christ's one offering of Himself on the cross was to the ongoing, perpetual, daily sacrifices that the Old Testament priests were required to carry out day by day.. in order to cover the sins of Israel - for by the one offering of Himself has the Lord Jesus Christ perfected for all time - all those who have trusted in the blood of the Lamb for the forgiveness of sins.. and the read more...

Hebrews 10:16

Hebrews 10:16

The writer to the Hebrews makes a direct reference back to the prophecy of Jeremiah 31:31, which God made with Israel. God promised, that despite their apostasy and even though they broke the covenant they made on Mount Sinai, He would make a new covenant with His people: Behold, days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.. not like the covenant which I made with their read more...

Hebrews 10:17

Hebrews 10:17

It was the Holy Spirit Who caused the prophet Jeremiah to write of the New Covenant, which God promised to make with Israel, His chosen, and earthly people. And it is the Holy Spirit Who also caused the writer to the Hebrews to reiterate that same, precious promise to Israel, and to build upon its truth, when he wrote: and the Holy Spirit also testifies:- “this is the covenant that I will make with them after those days. I will put My laws in their hearts, read more...

Hebrews 10:19

Hebrews 10:19

The Law was given to Moses for the people of Israel and part of that Law pertained to the Aaronic priesthood. There were laws that dealt with the sacrifices and the way they had to be offered. There were laws that covered those who could become part of the priesthood and laws that were connected with the duties that each member had to undertake.

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Hebrews 10:20

Hebrews 10:20

From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour and about the ninth hour… Jesus yielded up His spirit and behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom and the earth shook, and the rocks were split. What a dramatic scene. Dark blackness covered the earth as our Saviour, was cursed of God and became sin for us - and the brimming bowl of the wrath of God was poured out over Christ - for your sake and read more...

Hebrews 10:22

Hebrews 10:22

Praise the Lord that it is by the merit of Christ’s shed blood that we can draw near to God and call Him, Abba, Father. And in this verse we are invited to come close to Him, to draw near to the Father in full assurance that the price that Christ paid for our sin at Calvary.. is paid in full and fully sufficient – amen!

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Hebrews 10:24

Hebrews 10:24

As believers we are given many instructions and encouragements on how to live godly in Christ Jesus. We are to draw near to the Lord, with a true and undivided heart. It must be a broken and a contrite heart, that has an unshakable, confident assurance of our faith, which is anchored to the faithful promises of an unchanging God.

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Hebrews 10:25

Hebrews 10:25

Fellowship in the life of a believer should be both vertical and horizontal. The importance of taking time to commune in private with our heavenly Father cannot be sufficiently emphasised.. but also our horizontal fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, is also of vital importance, and should not be ignored or dismissed.

We are in the world but we are not of the world. However we are surrounded on every side by the read more...

Hebrews 10:35

Hebrews 10:35

The book of Hebrews is not for unbelievers, but for those that are maturing in the Christian faith.. and it has been beloved by countless generations of believers. It contains a wealth of spiritual truths, to help us in our spiritual growth, but we must never forget that it was originally written to early Jewish Christians, who had to come to terms with the fact that 'in Christ'.. we are no longer under law but under grace.

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Hebrews 10:37

Hebrews 10:37

Following a series of sober warnings and solemn admonition against legalistic practices, which distort the gospel of grace.. the writer to the Hebrews ends this section with an encouraging exhortation for all believers to stand fast in the evil day, to patiently endure and to carry out the will of God - in order to receive our promised reward, at the Bema seat of Christ.

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Hebrews 10:39

Hebrews 10:39

Throughout the book of Hebrews faith in the word of God and the superiority of Christ have been the author's focal point, together with a series of warnings against unfaithfulness, immaturity, falling short of God's perfect plan.. or making the same mistakes that Israel made, throughout their chequered history - i.e. unbelief.

Although it was difficult for Jewish believers to break from centuries of tradition, the message of read more...

Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1

The good news of salvation and life eternal is grace alone by faith alone in Christ alone. Whether old testament saints or new testament believers, the only way to access this free and eternal gift from the Father is to trust in His Word and believe in His Son.  The reformation verse that shattered corridors of Christendom was the just shall live by faith - the righteous man shall live by faith - the godly man, read more...

Hebrews 11:5

Hebrews 11:5

It is faith that pleases God, and the blood-sacrifice that was offered by Abel was accepted by the Lord, Who bore witness to his faith. Abel made the only offering that was acceptable to the Lord, for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. And God commended Abel’s faith by accepting his gift. And although he died, the faith of this young man has become a great witness throughout the generations.

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Hebrews 11:6

Hebrews 11:6

So much within the epistles is mistakenly thought to be addressed to the unbeliever when it is, in fact, written to Christians. Hebrews is one such example of scripture that is written to give the maturing believers clear guidance on how to live a life, pleasing to God, during our time on earth.

The first step in pleasing God is to get saved, by believing in Christ's redeeming work, for only through His righteousness can we read more...

Hebrews 11:8

Hebrews 11:8

There are certain differences in the way that God deals with His servants in different dispensations, and the permanently indwelling holy Spirit is one unique difference in the church age. However, faith is the constant that unites all believers. The imputed righteousness of Christ is received only by faith – by believing the word of God - by trusting the Lord to carry out His promises, and by obeying His Word.

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Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews gives us a wonderful list of people who are commended by God for their faith. It is a catalogue of men and women, named and unnamed, that stand as witnesses to lives that honoured the Lord – and who like Abraham looked for a city, whose Builder and Maker is God. They are called “a great cloud of witnesses”, and indeed their lives demonstrate a trust in God that stands as a wonderful testimony and great encouragement for us – to run the race read more...

Hebrews 12:2

Hebrews 12:2

For all of eternity Christ is in the bosom of the Father, exchanging love and being loved. He is forever the Beloved Son of the Father in Whom God is well pleased. The mutual love within the Trinity is incomprehensible to mere human beings, and yet for three very significant hours of deep darkness, Christ was separated from the Father He loved so dearly, and the Spirit, Who had been the ever-present Lover of His soul, throughout His earthly life.

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Hebrews 12:2

Hebrews 12:2

The cloud of old testament witnesses that lived by faith in the previous verse, is replaced by one witness, the Lord Jesus Christ Who is the supreme Witness for He is the Son, through Whom God now speaks. He is the Mediator of a new and a better covenant and by example and position He is the Alpha and Omega of faith. Jesus is the anointed of God, and it was to Jesus that the Father directed our attention when His voice thundered on the holy mount, “This is My read more...

Hebrews 12:3

Hebrews 12:3

Hebrews is a book that focuses on faith, which is simply believing God's Word:- faith in God and faith in His Son - a faith that holds firm through all the changing scenes of life .. whether we face trouble or joy. We are called to live by faith in the Word of God, for without faith it is impossible to please Him.. and we are encouraged to remember His faithfulness towards us.. to avoid the unfaithfulness exhibited by the nation of Israel and the unbelief they read more...

Hebrews 12:5

Hebrews 12:5

The writer of the Hebrews often directs the gaze of those who read his epistle to words and wisdom in the Old Testament, as a warning to avoid their mistakes. The counsel in Proverbs 3 is to accept that chastening rod of God, for as an earthly father corrects his son, so our heavenly Father disciplines His children. And in Hebrews we are similarly admonished to endure suffering as a discipline, because God is dealing with us as sons - mature sons; adult sons - read more...

Hebrews 12:6

Hebrews 12:6

The Father generally trains His children through trials, difficulties and sufferings, just as the Lord Jesus also learned obedience through the things that He suffered, but when a believer is disciplined or chastened by the Lord, we often imagine that God does not love us any more, or that He is inflicting some cruel punishment on us, from which we make every endeavour to escape. But chastening from the Lord is a sign of love, that comes from the read more...

Hebrews 12:7

Hebrews 12:7

Too often we shy away from words like chastening and discipline, correction and submission because our lives have experiences the world's efforts at chastening, discipline, correction and submission, which falls far short of its godly meaning in the Bible.

We need to recognize that God's chastening is not His wrath or some angry punishment or penalty.. but rather God's gracious dealings with us as a loving Father, Who seeks to read more...

Hebrews 12:8

Hebrews 12:8

How important to patiently endure the child-training we all must receive from our gracious heavenly Father, and how wise to willingly submit to the godly discipline and necessary chastening that every child of God receives from our Father in heaven - so that we may be conformed into the image and likeness of our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Were we not chastened by the Lord we would not be His sons, but illegitimate children.. read more...

Hebrews 12:10

Hebrews 12:10

The training and discipline of earthly parents, which is given during infancy and childhood, is compared, and contrasted, with the perfect instruction and chastening rod, that we receive from our heavenly Father.

The correction given by earthly parents is, too often, far from perfect, even though they try to rear their offspring in the way they think their children should be brought up. The Bible tells us that our read more...

Hebrews 12:11

Hebrews 12:11

Before we were born-again, we were children of the devil and estranged from God. However, since we have been saved by grace through faith, we have become children of God, and joint heirs with Christ.

It is indeed a privilege and an honour, to have God as our Father and Christ as our Brother, but with great privileges there comes great responsibility. As God's adoptive children, we are called to follow in the footsteps of the read more...

Hebrews 12:14

Hebrews 12:14

Peace and holiness are to be our spiritual condition as well as our spiritual position. We are at peace with God because He forgave us our sins, but we are also to make every effort to maintain the inner peace of God, that surpasses human understanding - when our mind is stayed in Him and as we turn the eyes of our heart upon Jesus and fix the thoughts of our minds on Him.

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Hebrews 12:15

Hebrews 12:15

The word of God tells us that if we allow bitterness to creep into our hearts and if we become bound up in resentment, discontent, acrimony and grudges against others.. we come short of the grace of God, and have allowed the ungodly characteristic of bitterness to sink its deadly root into our heart, which defiles us before the Lord and causes no end of trouble in our own lives and in the lives of others too.

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Hebrews 12:23

Hebrews 12:23

Jesus is the perfect example of how to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord, and in these closing chapters of the epistle to the Hebrews, the maturing believer is encouraged to live a life of worshipful praise to our heavenly Father.

We are exhorted to hope in the Lord and to walk in spirit and in truth - looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our life and our faith. We are also reminded that as children of God, we are read more...

Hebrews 12:24

Hebrews 12:24

The old covenant was given through Moses to the nation of Israel and although it was good it was unattainable. The new is better for it is accessible to all mankind and but is also attainable to all who are in Christ – for He became a curse for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

The old covenant was perfect, reflecting the goodness of God, but it was impossible for man to attain to the standard of righteousness that it read more...

Hebrews 12:26

Hebrews 12:26

We have been saved in the same way as that great cloud of witnesses, who were listed earlier in the book of Hebrews - saved by grace through faith. They believed the Word of God as they looked forward to the arrival of the promised Seed of Abraham.. man's kinsman Redeemer, Who was the greater Son of David. We also believe the Word of God.. as we look back to the cross of Christ.. to Jesus, our God and Saviour - our risen, ascended and glorified Lord.

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Hebrews 12:27

Hebrews 12:27

When God speaks, His children should listen and when God repeats Himself.. His children should pay extra special attention to the Word of the Lord.

It was the prophet Haggai that first announced to Israel that God was going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. Haggai challenged God's people was to re-examine their priorities and practice, and to re-establish God back into the centre of their lives - read more...

Hebrews 12:28

Hebrews 12:28

Hebrews is a book that was mainly written to Jewish believers, in the early Church, who found it very difficult to let go of many of their former traditions and Jewish rituals. It was written to help them come to terms with the new and better Covenant, which was promised by the mouth of Jeremiah, cut through the precious blood of Jesus Christ our Saviour and will be fully and finally ratified when Jesus returns to set up His millennial kingdom on earth.

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Hebrews 12:28

Hebrews 12:28

While Galatians was a book that was written to warn gentiles not to be lured into legalistic, Jewish practices, the target audience of Hebrews was predominantly towards Jewish converts to Christianity, in the early Church.. who were being lured back into Jewish legalism.

But books, however are equally relevant to Christians today, who are continually being enticed back into the legalistic practice of the pre-cross, dispensation read more...

Hebrews 12:29

Hebrews 12:29

The book of Hebrews was particularly important for Jewish believers, in the early Church. Step by step it showed that Christ was superior to angels and of greater importance than Moses, Aaron and Joshua. It identified Jesus as preeminent among prophets, priests, kings and the entire angelic realm. Hebrews is the book that showed believing Jews, that the New Covenant promised through Jeremiah, had been cut at Calvary.

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Hebrews 13:1

Hebrews 13:1

The book of Hebrews points us to the unique person and work of the Lord Jesus and calls us to trust God in all things, for without faith it is impossible to please Him. It warns us to beware of falling short of the calling God has on our lives and cites Israel as an object lesson on pitfalls to avoid, as well as identifying a great cloud of faithful witnesses who trusted God in all the twists and turns of their lives.

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Hebrews 13:4

Hebrews 13:4

Exalting the Person and work of the eternal Son of God, and detailing His incarnation, His substitutionary death, His heavenly Priesthood and the importance of faith, are the broad themes that flow through the book of Hebrews.

It is when we arrive at the epilogue of this important epistle, with its comprehensive warnings to live godly lives, not to fall short of the grace of God and to avoid the many pitfalls into which Israel read more...

Hebrews 13:5

Hebrews 13:5

The direction of our life, the tenor of our conversation and the disposition of our hearts should always be pleasing to the Lord, for we are God’s children. We are to be holy for God is holy, and contentment is a significant key. Hearts that seek the Lord, learn to be content in every situation of life, and the person that is content, is one that is not beset by envy or greed.

Contentment is one of the unnamed cousins of the fruit of the Spirit for read more...

Hebrews 13:6

Hebrews 13:6

If only our faith were simpler, and we were more childlike we would take all that God says in the Scriptures and we would simply trust in His Word – and that’s called FAITH!! Faith is just having confidence is all God says.

In the previous verse the Lord Himself promised: I will never leave you nor will I ever forsake you and all Christ’s promises are ‘YES and ‘AMEN’. And when we have come to that point read more...

Hebrews 13:8

Hebrews 13:8

God has spoken, and His Word is settled in heaven. God has not changed, and He will never change, for He is the same yesterday, today and forever. But in these last days God has spoken in a unique and special way. God has spoken to us through His Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Lord Jesus is the very image of the invisible God. He is the radiance of the glory of God. He has the exact imprint of the nature of God. He is the read more...

Hebrews 13:9

Hebrews 13:9

The book of Hebrews is of tremendous spiritual importance and has significant doctrinal value to all Church-age believers. However, much of its content was of special relevance to Jewish believers, in the early Church, who found difficulty in letting go of the long religious history of Judaism, which was deeply rooted in Mosaic Law - in exchange for Christ's post-cross doctrine.

It compares and contrasts the important doctrinal read more...

Hebrews 13:12

Hebrews 13:12

The Law of God demanded that only the shed blood of a perfect, sacrificial Lamb could be accepted as a trespass-offering, to pay for the price for humanity's sin and Christ achieved this on Calvary's cross when He became our sin-substitute - and God was fully satisfied. Christ was the Lam of God, Whose shed blood was the acceptable offering for the sin of the world. The sacrifice of a sinless life was the price that God had demanded as read more...

Hebrews 13:15

Hebrews 13:15

The Lord Jesus offered up His sinless life to His heavenly Father as the full, final and sufficient sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. It was by willingly giving up His own perfect life as an offering to the Father at Calvary that the purpose for which Christ was born was accomplished. He became the full and sufficient payment for the sin of the whole world - and all who believe on Him receive forgiveness of sins because He died in our place.

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Hebrews 13:20

Hebrews 13:20

What a beautiful prayer is being prayed for all those that are One with Christ –

We do not have a distant, ineffective God but a God of peace, Who made peace with us through the death of the Lord Jesus and Who gives us His own perfect peace as we remain in fellowship with Him.

We do not have a vague, impotent God, but one who is our good and great Shepherd, Who works on our behalf, Who guides read more...

Hebrews 13:21

Hebrews 13:21

The writer to the Hebrews prayed the most wonderful prayer - that God would prepare and equip all believers in Christ with every good thing that is pleasing to God – a life that carries out every good work that God has prepared for us to do in the power of His Spirit – a life that lives and functions in the grace and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ – a new-life in Christ that can say it is not I that live but the mighty power of Christ Jesus Who is read more...