13:1 Let brotherly love continue. 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:(hospitableness) for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (by implication: a person carrying forth a message from God, i.e. a servant (a disciple, pastor, elder, prophet, etc.)) 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds (captives), as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity,... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 12 … if Paul were an attorney …his closing statements…
12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about (encircled) with so great a cloud (a large, dense crowd) of witnesses, let us lay aside (put away) every weight (burden), and the sin (lawlessness) which doth so easily beset (opposes) us, and let us run with patience (endurance) the race (struggle) that is set (in plain... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 11 … what is Faith if it isnt Action.
Henbrews 11:1 Now faith (trust/firm persuasion) is the substance (assurance) of things hoped for (expectantly awaited), the evidence (proof) of things not seen. (to look forward) Let's paraphrase what he is saying here: "My faith, your faith, and our actions, and our enthusiasm for Yeshua should be all the proof anyone needs, that the promises... Continue Reading →
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.... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 10:1-18 … The Depths of Atonement.
Hebrews 10:1 For the law (Torah) having a shadow* of good things to come, and not the very image (exact) of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers (people) thereunto perfect. As we have seen in prior work here in Hebrews, each and every sentence,... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 9:7-28 … Examining the Evidence part 2
Hebrew 9:7 But into the second [veil] went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: John 10:15-17 "As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 9:1-6 …. Examining the Evidence.
9:1 Then verily the first covenant (marriage) had also ordinances (G1345) of divine service (in service and worship of God), and a worldly sanctuary. (physical structure) G1345 δικαίωμα dikaioma (d̮iy-kai'-ō-ma) n. an equitable deed. (by implication) a statute or decision. We can see the description of the 10 commandments withing Paul's statement here. The first... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 8:8-13… Drawing lines in the Sand… part 2
B. The covenant is the marriage covenant that remains INSIDE the Torah. 8 For finding fault with them (the people of the first marriage), he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant (marriage) with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9 Not according... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 8:1-7 … Drawing lines in the Sand… part 1
Paul is getting ready to use some very exacting terms in this next portion of his letter to his brethren abroad. As nouns, the difference between 'Priest' and 'Rabbi' is this: A Priest is a religious clergyman who is trained to perform services or sacrifices at a church or temple, while a Rabbi is a... Continue Reading →
Hebrews 7:1-28 … Laying the foundations.
7:1 For this Melchisedec (The never ending King of Righteousness), king of Salem (King of Complete Peace), priest (sanctified) of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. In this... Continue Reading →