Hebrews 10:19-39 … the disclosure of a plan.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness (assurance) to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

20 By a new* and living* way*, which he hath consecrated (inaugurated) for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

  • G4372 πρόσφατος prosphatos (pros’-fa-tos) adj. previously (recently) slain (fresh).
  • G2198 ζάω zao (zaō’) v. to live.
  • G3598 ὁδός hodos (ho-d̮os’) n. a road.

This means there was a previous path…. ok…. What was that path? The fast and easy answer is the use of animal sacrifice.

  • Galatians 3:16-19 “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.”

21 And having an high priest over the house of God; [The Mediator]

22 Let us draw near (approach) with a true heart in full assurance (entire confidence) of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

The Priest had to be consecrated with a Mikvah or ceremonial baptism prior to making the Atonement Offering. The hearts being sprinkled is a direct reference to the Horns of the Altar being sprinkled by the blood of the Sacrifice.

23 Let us hold fast (firmly retain) the profession (acknowledgement) of our faith (in Yeshua’s sacrifice) without wavering; for he is faithful that promised;

24 And let us consider (observe fully) one another to provoke (to entice) unto love and to good works. (virtuous acts):

If we are the Bride of Messiah… the heirs of Promise…. this is the Promise. If we claim to be followers of the Creator of the Universe…then this the pathway and this narrative is a prophesy … a shadow… the disclosure of a plan.

  • Genesis 22 :1-4 “And it came to pass after these things, that God did test Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.”
  • Genesis 22:7-8 “And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”
  • Genesis 22:13-14 “And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.”

H3070 יְהוָה יִראֶה Yhvah Yir’eh (yeh-ho-vaw’ yir-eh’) n/l. Yahweh will see to it.

We can see the temporary state of the Aaronic priesthood and the sacrificial system in this interaction. So many people can easily recognize the resemblance to the life of Yeshua and the sacrifice, what they miss is the shadow of the sacrificial system as a temporary path until the proper time established by YHVH.

  • Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

25 Not forsaking (leaving behind) the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

  • when things look like the description Jesus provided in Matthew 24

26 For if we sin (transgress the Torah) wilfully (with intent) after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

  • 1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law [Torah]: for sin is the transgression of the law [Torah].

27 But a certain fearful looking (formidable expectation) for of judgment and fiery indignation (fervent fire), which shall devour (consume) the adversaries.

28 He that despised Moses’ law (Torah) died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

Breaking this down to its essence using the Strong’s Concordance:

Sinning = G264 : to fail to do uprightly and completely (at any time, in any deed, word, or thought).

Deliberately = G1596 : voluntarily / Receiving = G2983 : to take for oneself, i.e. to prefer.

Knowledge = G1922 : full discernment / Truth = G225 : without deception

Sacrifice = G2380 : to give up to destruction {by fire} / Fearful = G5398 : terrible

Judgment = G2920 : decision,tribunal / Adversaries = G5227 : those opposed

Despises = G114 : to set aside / Law = G3551 : the Torah instructions /

Consume = G2068 : devour, eat entirely

Dies = G599 : to die off, become dead, to be slain {present tense, active participle}

Without = G5565 : apart from / Mercy = G3628 : sympathy

Now applying the words as defined, from the original document:

“For if we go on voluntarily failing to do uprightly and completely, after preferring the full discernment without deception, there no longer remains one given up to destruction for our sins, but a terrible expectation of a decision, and a fury of fire that will consume those opposed. Anyone who has set aside the Torah instructions becomes dead apart from sympathy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.”

The question to consider:

Will the two (or three) witnesses of your acceptance or opposition to the Torah be your friends, neighbors, relatives?

Will it be your Sunday school teacher or Pastor?

Or, more likely, will it be, those that know the Torah fully; Satan describing your failures and Yeshua as your defense attorney?

29 Of how much sorer (worse) punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy (deemed deserving of), who hath trodden underfoot (reject with disdain) the Son of God, and hath counted (to consider) the blood of the covenant (heirs of salvation), wherewith he was sanctified (made holy), an unholy thing, and hath done despite (insult) unto the Spirit of grace (benevolence)?

30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge (put to trial) his people.

31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

  • Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated (given enlightenment/wisdom), ye endured a great fight (struggle) of afflictions; (hardships)

  • Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents [demons] and scorpions [skeptics], and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock (spectacle) both by reproaches (derision) and afflictions (pressure); and partly, whilst ye became companions (sharers) of them that were so used.

34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds (when Paul was in prison), and took joyfully the spoiling (plunder) of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

35 Cast not away (give up) therefore your confidence (assurance in Yeshua), which hath great recompence of reward. (requital)

36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come (Yeshua) will come, and will not tarry.

38 Now (So) the just shall live by faith (trust/firm persuasion): but if any man draw back (to withhold, hide or timidly), my soul shall have no pleasure (approval) in him.

39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition (total destruction); but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

The only way we are going to make it through this thing called life…. is to follow the simple instructions left for us by YHVH. The world will get so perverse that those adhering to the instructions will stick out like sore thumbs becoming the epicenter for persecution. It is our perseverance to the end that shows our dedication to YHVH. Paul is going to tell us of the perserverance of the faithful next.

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