February 4, 2007


Hebrews 12:18-27


   "Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which genders to bondage, which is Hagar, for this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is our mother" (Gal. 4:24-26).



For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched,

and that burned with fire,

and unto blackness,

and darkness,

and tempest,

and the sound of a trumpet,

and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,

and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly,

and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven,

and to God the Judge of all,

and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant,

and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.


   See that ye refuse not Him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He has promised, saying,

   “Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.” And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. (Hebrews 12:18-27).



Ivan L. Burgener