And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. In the words of the famous Little Rascal, Stimey: … Continue reading Expectantly Waiting – Hebrews 9:27-28
Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself. Christ's sacrifice covers all from the beginning of time who have lived and have looked to Him … Continue reading All Encompassing Sacrifice – Hebrews 9:26
Hebrews 3:8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion... Hebrews 3:12 Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God. Hebrews 3:18-19 And who did He swear to that they would not enter His rest, if not those who disobeyed? … Continue reading Stony Hearts – Hebrews 3
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. Faith is not some flimsy feeling or some mindless wishfulness. Faith is not wanting something to be true or wishing something would happen. Faith is reality and substance. It is not mushy or emotional. It is proof and … Continue reading Reality, Substance, Conviction, Proof – Hebrews 11:1
But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life. At the risk of sounding whiny and puny, this entire passage of Holy Scripture at the end of Hebrews 10 reminds us of the difficulty of our walk of faith. It reminds us of the challenges … Continue reading Hold On – Hebrews 10:39
For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into heaven itself, so that He might now appear in the presence of God for us. Isn’t this the heart of the New Covenant? The Perfect High Priest stands eternally in the presence of Father God … Continue reading The Mediator – Hebrews 9:24
In Jesus, faith, obedience, work and rest all converge. To believe is to obey. To work is to rest.