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Some of my facebook thoughts related to the letter to the Hebrews
January 17, 2011, 1:34 am
Filed under: Q - Letter to Hebrews

God “has spoken to us by his Son.”

Jesus Christ: such a great salvation!

Christ has released us from the fear of death.

“Christ is faithful as Son over God’s house. And we are his house.” “Christ is faithful as a son over God’s household; of whom we are His household.”

“Let us, therefore, be eager to enter into that rest…” Heb 4:11a

Jesus is our place of rest, may we find His rest when we come to Him and gather under His Headship.

is thinking that the first four chapters of Hebrews is more about listening to and responding in faith and love to the Logos, Christ Jesus our Lord, in an inward way through one another.

the first 4 chapters seem to express the need for the body of Christ to gather around Him as Head, to hear Him together and follow what He says, because we are adopted as His sons and daughters!

Those who hear Christ’s voice and believe are given the promise of entering Christ’s rest. (thoughts from Heb 4:1-16)

may we receive spiritual sight: hear Christ (the Word/Logos of God) and follow what He says (the word/rhema of God).

Christ is head of His church, when anything or someone takes that place then the church body is no longer functioning as His body and fulfilling His eternal purpose, perhaps the thought of Hebrews.

We go on to maturity by pressing forward from just the basics of listening to or reading the Bible to experiencing our indwelling Christ. A thought from Heb. 5:12-6:1.

“without experience of the Logos of righteousness you are still an infant” (Heb 5:13, literal) [logos, just as in gospel of John, is never capitalized, guess this is more a translation of the literal, lol. Reading Hebrews time and again I am struck at the focus of the letter of hearing His voice and believing what He says. I am seeing more and more that wherever logos/logou is used I am seeing the connection/context lining more and more with the indwelling Christ and the stress on living by His life together in community.]

God is abundantly resolved to show the heirs of promise His unchangeable resolve to anchor our souls in the hope of Jesus Christ. A thought from literal translation of Heb. 6:17-20.

Christ has entered us “on our behalf” and is our hope, our “anchor for the soul, firm and safe.” A thought from Heb. 6:19-20.

Christ is our firm and safe anchor for the soul! Heb 6

Christ the Better Hope, the Better Covenant.

How better, complete and perfect He is and how better, complete and perfect His work! Heb 7

In summary: We have such a One who, having sacrificed Himself and is now responsible for our life, now rests in the highest honor with the highest authority of the majesty in the heaven! Christ Jesus our Lord! A thought from Heb. 8:1.

Christ Jesus our Lord is our Rest (Shabbat) and Peace (Shalom). Christ, the New Covenant, is the Reality and Fulfillment of the Old Covenant. The Old is now obsolete. Therefore, let us “encourage one another daily” and enter His rest and peace. (Heb 4-12)

The Old Covenant was only a silhouette of Christ Jesus our Lord, the New Covenant, He is now our reality. (Heb 8-10)

Christ is the Perfect One, as He lives through us His Perfect Life is displayed. He is our perfection.

Jesus served by giving His life away. Jesus serves by giving His life away through each of us to one another

Christ died once for all, we have been perfectly forgiven, now to live by His life of love together! Heb 9-10

“I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.” Christ the New Covenant, the Superior Covenant, “founded on better promises.” Christ in you, the hope of glory!

Only in Christ are God’s purposes made straight. Thought from Heb. 9:10.

the once a year ministry of the high priest in the tabernacle was a parable of the reality of the once for all ministry of Christ Jesus our Lord. Thought from Heb 9.

“Christ in us is the guarantee of our inheritance now and is our “promised eternal inheritance” in the future! Christ is the kingdom of heaven, our “promised eternal inheritance”! (Heb 9:15)

“For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.” Heb. 10:14.

Christ is “the fresh and living” Way! We can “approach” Him with FAITH, “hold fast” to Him in HOPE, and express Him uniquely by LOVE to one another. A thought from Heb. 10:20-24 (sounds a lot like Paul)

Christ is our better and enduring possession. So let us not cast away our confidence in Him when our earthly possessions are taken from us. Thought from Heb. 10:34-35

Religion can never clear one’s conscience of sins only Christ can. Thought from Heb 10.

“But we are…of faith to possession of soul.” Maturing, moving forward in Christ by faith, is about Him taking over, possessing our soul, His soul becoming one with our soul by His Spirit. Thought from Heb 10:38-39 (Interlinear Greek).

Christ desires that we lose our souls for Him so that He might possess it for Himself. (Matt 10:39; Heb 10:39)

Jesus, “without beginning of days or end of life,” is the beginning and end of faith. Thought from Heb. 7:3 and 12:2.

by faith we endure (Heb 12)

Christ our Overcomer has already overcome our every difficulty, resting in Him.

for others to “see the Lord” they must see the life of Christ, His “peace” and “holiness,” lived through His body. (thoughts from Heb 12:14)

living by the life of Christ always expresses love.

May we be content with Christ Jesus our Lord. “Keep your lives from from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ ” Heb. 12:5

This is not our real home, Christ is our real home. (Heb 11-12)

Christ is our altar of grace, we “go to Him,” we live “through Jesus,” by His life we praise Him, “do good and share with others,” and submit to each other. “May he work in us what is pleasing to him.” (thoughts from Heb 13:9-21)

“Listen to those guiding you (in living by the life of Christ) and yield to them for they are sleepless on behalf of your souls (to God’s possessing of your souls), they are giving Christ to you, so that it will be a joy to them and not sorrow, for it would not be useful if you did.” Thoughts from Heb. 13:17.

May the Lord continue to possess my soul, may He continue to possess our souls, that He may “work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Heb. 13:21.


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