March 25, 2007
HEBREWS IN REVIEW
(1) OF THE WORD HE SAYS: ‘God, Who at sundry times...spoke in time past...by the prophets, has in these last days spoken unto us in Son’ (Heb. 1:1,2).
(2) OF ANGELS HE SAITH: ‘Unto which of the angels said He at any time, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee?’ (Heb. 1:5).
‘Of the angels He says, Who makes His angels spirits... But unto the Son He says, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever’ (Heb. 1:7,8).
(3) OF CREATION HE SAITH: ‘They shall perish; but Thou remainest... They shall be changed: but Thou art the same’ (Heb. 1:11,12).
(4) OF ADAM HE SAITH: ‘But now we see not yet all things put under Him. But we see Jesus...crowned with glory and honor’ (Heb. 2:8,9).
(5) OF MOSES HE SAITH: ‘Moses verily was faithful...as a servant... But Christ as a Son over His own house’ (Heb. 3:5,6).
(6) OF JOSHUA HE SAITH: ‘For if Jesus (Joshua) had given them rest, then would He not afterward have spoken of another day’ (Heb. 4:8).
(7) OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD HE SAITH: ‘They truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: but this Man, because He continues ever, has an unchangeable priesthood’ (Heb. 7:23,24).
(8) OF THE HIGH PRIEST’S WORK HE SAITH: ‘Into the second (tabernacle) went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people’. ‘But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained (found) aionian redemption for us’ (Heb. 9:7-12).
(9) OF THE SACRIFICES HE SAITH: ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body have You prepared Me...we are sanctified through (by) the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all’ (Heb. 10:5-10).
(10) OF FAITH HE SAITH: ‘By faith Abel, Enoch, Noah’, etc. ‘Looking off unto Jesus the Captain and Perfecter of faith’ (Heb. 11 and 12).
(11) OF THE MEDIATOR HE SAITH: Israel ‘entreated that the Word should not be spoken to them any more (through Moses the mediator)’. ‘But ye are come ... to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant’ (Heb. 12:19-24).
(12) OF THE LEADERS HE SAITH: ‘Remember your leaders. Obey your leaders’. ‘The Lord Jesus that great Shepherd of the sheep’ (Heb. 13:7-21). Shadow gives place to substance, the transient to the abiding, the old to the new, and throughout, CHRIST IS ALL.
HEBREWS AS A WHOLE