Paul's epistle written to the Hebrews while under arrest in Caesarea, Italy, by Timothy.
Approximately 58 AD
Written to Israelites.
Including the remnant of 40,000 who returned from the Babylonian captivity. Israelites who stayed in the covenant.
Also to the dispersed of Israel from the Assyrian captivity still living in the Greco-Roman world.
Ferrar Fenton has it to the Italians who were Greeks.
The word 'Jew' is not in this book. Even if it were, the word 'Jew' is a mistranslation from the word 'Judaean'. There were Israelites as well as Canaanite and Edomite Jews living in Judaea.
The Jews are NOT of Jacob/Israel. They are descendants of Cain and of Esau.
The racial name of Israel is 'Hebrew'. The Israelites descended from Eber (father of the Hebrews) who was a great grandson of Noah. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were Hebrews. The Hebrews descended from the Adamites, Adam being the father of our race. The method of selection (dedication tot the work of Yahweh) proceeded from Adamites through the Hebrews crystalizing finally into national Israel. National Israel is made up of descendants of the twelve sons of Jacob whose name had been changed to Israel.
From the time of Eber on, splinter groups were leaving the main body of Yahweh's people and spreading over the earth.
At the time of the Exodus a large part of Zarah (of Judah) left and sailed across the Mediterranean. They entered into Spain (known as Iberia) and eventually wound up as the King line of Ireland (see The Tender Twig by F. Henking).
This book of the New Testament is addressed to members (at large) of the Shemetic-Hebrew line of the Adamic race generally referred to as, 'Caucasians'.
The original Greek will be used often to restore innocent and deliberate mistranslations and as well to clarify the Archaic language of the KJV.
Hebrews 1:1 Yahweh God, who at sundry times (many occasions) and in divers manners (many ways) spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Paul is referring to the Israelites of the OT, our fathers.
The “churches” teach that the Jews are Israel and that the NT is for the “church”. This is a lie.
The children of Israel in the OT are the same people spoken about in the NT. The seed of Abraham. The chosen, 'called out', set apart, race of the Anointed people of Yahweh. The anglo-saxon nations of Europe and America.
1:2 Hath in these last days (days of Christ) spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds (ages); (Eph 1:10)
1:3 Who being the brightness of His glory (honor), and the express image of His person (substance), and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
The only people that were given the law were the children of Israel, on Mount Sinai.
1:4 Being made so much better (higher) than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they (the angels).
Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus (Yahshua) every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
1:5 For unto which of the angels said He at any time, You art My Son, this day have I begotten (engendered) you? And again, I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son? (Psa 2:7)
1:6 And again, when He bringeth (introduces) in the firstbegotten (First born) into the (inhabited) world, He saith, And let (must) all the angels of God worship Him. (Rom 8:29, Deut 32:43)
6 Then again, when He introduces the First Born into the inhabited world He says: “and all messengers of Yahweh must worship Him.”
Romans 8:29 Because those whom He has known beforehand, He has also appointed beforehand, conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be first born among many brethren.
Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O you nations, His people: for He will avenge the blood of His servants, and will render vengeance to His adversaries, and will be merciful unto His land, to His people.
1:7 And of the angels He saith, Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers (servants) a flame of fire. (Psa 104:4)
1:8 But unto the Son He saith, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of your kingdom. (Psa 45:6-7)
1:9 You hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, hath anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
Verse 9 in the Greek:
9 “You (Christ) have loved righteousness, and have hated lawlessness. For this reason Yahweh Your God has anointed You with an oil of exultation beyond Your companions.”
1:10 And, You, Yahweh, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands: (Psa 102:25)
1:11 They shall perish; but you remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; (Isa 34:4)
1:12 And as a vesture (cloak) shalt you fold them up, and they shall be changed: but you art the same, and your years shall not fail.
1:13 But to which of the angels said He at any time, Sit on My right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool?
1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits (Spirits of service), sent forth to minister for them (us) who shall be heirs of salvation? (Matt 18:10)
Psalm 103:20 Bless Yahweh, you His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word.
So chapter 1, Paul is stating that Christ is above the angels.
The angels were not engendered by Yahweh, or sit at His right hand. They are His servants and messengers to us.
The angels were given their chance before Adam was sent.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed (attention) to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip (drift off).
2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
'of reward' is not in the manuscripts.
Deuteronomy 33:2 And he (Moses) said, Yahweh came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; He shined forth from mount Paran, and He came with ten thousands of saints: from His right hand went a fiery law for them.
2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Verses 2-3 from the Greek:
2 If the word spoken was confirmed by messengers, and every transgression and disobedience receives a legitimate recompense,
3 how shall we escape, neglecting so great a salvation? Which having been received at the beginning, being spoken through the Prince, by those hearing is confirmed to us,
Hebrews 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
We will be punished for every transgression. We better repent and obey.
2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers (various) miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will?
Verse 4 should not be a question.
4 Yahweh joining in testimony with both signs and wonders and various works of power, and apportionments of Holy Spirit in accordance with His will. (Mark 16:20, Acts 2:22)
Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Prince working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:
2:5 For unto the angels hath He not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
The world to come is the Kingdom. Subject to no one but Christ.
2Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you art mindful of Him? or the Son of man, that you visitest Him?
Job 7:17 What is man, that you shouldest magnify him? and that you shouldest set your heart upon him? (Psa 8:4)
2:7 You madest Him (Christ) a little lower than the angels; you crownedst Him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of your hands:
The second clause is not in the original texts.
2:8 You hast put all things in subjection under His feet. For in that He put all in subjection under Him, He left nothing that is not put under Him. But now we see not yet all things put under Him.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.
Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things in the assembly (the 'called out' body, the Anointed group, the children of Israel, Us)
Verse 8 is a prophecy (1 Cor 15:26-27) that is yet to come.
2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace (favor) of God should taste death for every man.
'Man' was added by the translators. It should read '...on behalf of all'. 'ALL' meaning Adamites. Specifically the seed of Abraham. The context of the scriptures regarding All, Every, and Whosoever, always refers to the Adamic race, Israel, the seed of Abraham. Nowhere does the scriptures include the other races in the promises, covenants, heritage and inheritance that was given by Yahweh.
7 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men (Adam):
8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him (Christ), and given Him a name which is above every name:
The name of our Kinsmen Redeemer is not Jesus, Jesus does not mean anything. The name above every name is Yahshua (Yah-God, Shua-Saves, Preserves).
2:10 For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory (honor), to make the captain (Originator) of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. (Luke 24:46, Rom 11:36)
To the world, or to all men? No, it says 'Israel'. Christ came only unto the lost sheep of Israel.
2:11 For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of (sprung from) one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Christ is our brother. We are related.
Christ came in the flesh of Adam, through the seed of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and in the lineage of Jacob's son Judah. Literal brethren, kin.
2:12 Saying, I will declare your name unto My brethren, in the midst of the church (assembly) will I sing praise unto you. (Psa 22:22)
2:13 And again, I will put my trust in Him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
Psalm 18:2 The Prince is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Isaiah 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh hath given Me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion (the people).
Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of Yahweh your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil (False Accuser); (1 Cor 15:54)
2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Luke 1:74 That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear,
2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (discretion).
Fear causes bondage. If we love Yahweh and keep His commands, we have nothing to fear.
2:16 For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.
The offspring of Abraham. Fleshly posterity.
The “churches” teach that you can become “spiritual Israel”. This is a lie.
The word 'seed' in Greek is 'sperma'. Sperm cannot be “spiritual”. Sperm produces “kind after kind”.
2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved (obliged) Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful (compassionate) and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation (propitiation) for the sins (failures) of the people.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest having no ability to sympathize with our weakness, but who being tested by all things in like manner, is without failure.
2:18 For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour (help) them that are tempted.
Our Prince came and showed us how it's done. Perfectly. He is the model. We are to imitate His example.
The temple and the priesthood has come to an end. Christ is the High Priest now.
Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (profess, acknowledge), Christ Jesus;
Holy- sacred, brethren- kinsmen of the flesh. Only Isaac was dedicated to Yahweh, only his seed was 'called out'. Nobody else has claim to the heavenly calling.
3:2 Who was faithful (trustworthy) to Him that appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. (Num 12:7)
3:3 For this man (Christ) was counted worthy of more glory (honor) than Moses, inasmuch as He who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but He that built all things is God.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
3:5 And Moses verily was faithful (trustworthy) in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; (Ex 14:31)
3:6 But Christ as a son over His own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope (expectation) firm unto the end.
We are the house, the body, the assembly, the people. The children of Israel. The light bearers.
3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Spirit saith, To day if you will hear His voice,
3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation (rebellion), in the day of temptation (trial) in the wilderness (desert): (Psa 95:7-8)
Referring to the days of Moses, the trial of Israel in the desert during the Exodus from Egypt.
3:9 When your fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years.
Even as first count witnesses, our fathers still disobeyed and just didn't get it.
3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation (race), and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known My ways.
3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
11 So I have sworn in My wrath, whether they should enter into My rest.)
'Rest', period of peace, the next age.
'Not', is not in the older texts.
The children of Israel were so stiffnecked that Yahweh wanted to destroy them, but Moses pleaded with Yahweh for them and reminded Him of His promise to Abraham. His promise overrules our destruction, which we deserve. Grace really means 'favor'. We have favor because of His promise. He keeps His promises. Shouldn't we? We promised, on many occasions to follow His Word.
3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
3:13 But exhort (encourage) one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
'We', is speaking of Israel, the seed of Abraham, the white Adamic race of Europe and America.
3:15 While it is said, To day if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation
We should not rebel like our fathers did in provocation in the desert.
3:16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke (rebel): howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by
Numbers 14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
Our ancestors did not trust in Yahweh, even with all these visible wonders. They would rather have stayed as slaves in Egypt. This same thing is going on today.
3:17 But with whom was He grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned (failed), whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
When the Israelites left Egypt, there were 603,550 men according to the first census. Add the women and children and we come close to 2 million. Only 2 (Joshua and Caleb) were allowed to enter the Promised Land. Everyone else fell in the desert. During the 40 years, the next generations were brought up in the trials of the wilderness, learning Yahweh's Way, the law, their heritage and inheritance. The generation that left Egypt had forgot The Way and were so paganized they could not be converted. (Num 14:22, Psa 106:26)
3:18 And to whom sware He that they should not enter into His rest, but to them that believed not?
Numbers 14:30 Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
The OT is presented as a model, compared to the Kingdom.
This was speaking of the Promised Land then, but also is referring to the age yet to come, the Kingdom here on earth. So we better get our understanding right and our belief correct. If you trust in a Jewish Jesus, you will not be admitted, for Christ is of the seed of Abraham and not Cain or Esau.
Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed (united) with faith in them that heard it.
The divorce was when the gospel began. After Solomon died, the kingdom of Israel split into two houses. The house of Judah and the house of Israel. Both were eventually taken captive. A remnant of Judah returned, the rest of Judah, as well as most all of the house of Israel dispersed and spread throughout the Greco-Roman world and into Europe. The gospel was the good message to both these houses, that they would be reconciled.
4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as He said, As I have sworn in My wrath, if (whether) they shall enter into My rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world (society).
We will not enter into Yahweh's rest until we obey Him.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before Yahweh our maker.
7 For He is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. To day if you will hear His voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation (rebellion), and as in the day of temptation (trial) in the wilderness (desert):
9 When your fathers tempted Me, proved Me, and saw My work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation (race), and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known My ways:
11 Unto whom I sware in My wrath that they should not enter into My rest.
4:4 For He spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all His works.
We can look at the Exodus as a model. Yahweh took our ancestors by the hand out of Egypt. Gave them the law, and instructed them in His Ways. They still failed the test. Only Joshua, Caleb, and the generation born in the wilderness entered into the Promised Land, or period of peace (rest).
4:5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
5 And with this, again: “Whether they should enter into My rest.”
Yahweh sent Christ to redeem us and show us the example of faith (allegiance). Surely from this we would not err. But we do. If we want to enter into the Kingdom (His rest), we must obey.
4:6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief (they were unpersuaded):
Referring to the Israelites that were given the law. Yahweh punished with various forms of death the unbelievers in the desert. The children of disobedience.
4:7 Again, He limiteth (determines) a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.
Psalm 95:7 For He is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. To day if you will hear His voice, Harden not your heart,
4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would He not afterward have spoken of another day.
The people don't have the 'rest' that they think they do. Did they stay in the period of peace and obedience in the Promised Land? No. “Once saved, always saved” is not scriptural.
4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
The 'rest' that will come is when the Kingdom comes. The people of God are the children of Israel.
4:10 For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His.
Are we done with our work here yet? No. We have yet to enter into His rest.
4:11 Let us labour (be eager) therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example (pattern) of unbelief (unpersuaded, children of disobedience).
The same example of our forefathers in the desert.
4:12 For the word of God is quick (living), and powerful (active), and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner (critical) of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Psa 147:15, Isa 49:2)
Jeremiah 23:29 Is not My word like as a fire? saith Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Sounds like a wake up call.
4:13 Neither is there any creature (act) that is not manifest (unnoticed) in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
13 And there is not an act unnoticed before Him, but all things naked and laid open to the eyes of Him before whom with us is the Word.
4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched (sympathize) with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Isaiah 53:3 He (Christ) is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
Luke 22:28 Ye are they which have continued (remained) with Me in My temptations (trials).
Yahshua went through all His trials and tribulations and still did not sin.
4:16 Let us therefore come boldly (with liberty) unto the throne of grace, (favor) that we may obtain mercy, and find grace (favor) to help in time of need.
The reason for the sacrifices by the high priests.
Hebrews 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
1 For every high priest, being taken from among men, on behalf of men is established in the things pertaining to Yahweh, that he would offer both gifts and sacrifices for errors,
5:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
2 being able to bear reasonably with those who are ignorant and going astray, since he (the high priest) also is enveloped with weakness,
5:3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
3 and on account of it he (the high priest) is obliged, just as for the people even for himself too, to offer for errors.
Paul is trying to show that Christ was not taken from among men. He is God among men. And what God has established is right for sin (the atonement).
Leviticus 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto Yahweh for a sin offering.
5:4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
2Chronicles 26:18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto you, Uzziah, to burn incense unto Yahweh, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for you hast trespassed; neither shall it be for your honour from Yahweh God. (Ex 28:1)
John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
The Levites were assigned to the duties of the priesthood. They performed the sacrifices and rituals. They were also men and therefore had to make offerings for their own sins as well as for the people.
5:5 So also Christ glorified (honored) not Himself to be made an high priest; but He (Yahweh) that said unto Him, Thou art My Son, to day have I begotten (engendered) thee.
5:6 As He saith also in another place, You art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
5:7 Who in the days of His (Christ's) flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him (Yahweh) that was able to save (deliver) Him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
The last part should read: '...and He (Christ) was heard because of that devotion.'
5:8 Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered;
5:9 And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation (deliverance) unto all them that obey Him;
Who is 'all them' that obey Him? Who was given the law, the world? No. The children of Israel.
5:10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
10 Being addressed by Yahweh a high priest “in accordance with the order of Melchisedec.”
5:11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.
11 Concerning whom the account is lengthy for us and difficult in interpretation to speak, since you have been sluggish in hearing.
John 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear (receive) them now.
2Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest (pervert), as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world (society), but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world (society) of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation (conduct) of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
12 For even you are obliged to be teachers, because of the time. Again you have need of one to teach you from the beginning the many elements of the oracles of Yahweh; and have come having need of milk, not of solid food.
Paul is telling them that they have not grown in the knowledge of the word, so now he has to start from the beginning again.
5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful (inexperienced) in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
1Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
1Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use (habit) have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
1Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
You are either born with the Spirit, by being of the race of Adam, or you are not. The spiritual man has the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh. The natural man does not, and cannot receive the things of Yahweh. Broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
Melchizedec – is a title, the King of Righteousness (Gen 14:18)
In chapter 5 Paul is using Melchizedec as a model to show his Hebrew brethren that the Levitical priesthood is not the end game. It's not the priesthood of the highest authority. There were higher authorities in the ancient days than the Levitical priesthood which came later. Levi was one of the twelve sons of Jacob.
The King of Righteousness is the oldest living male in the line of Adam, Adam being the first preacher of righteousness. After Adam died it went to Seth. Then Enosh, Cainan, Mahlaleel, Jared, and Methuselah. Noah was the 10th patriarch, but the eighth preacher of righteousness because Enoch was taken by Yahweh and Methuselah outlived his son Lamech.
Abraham's older brother Nahor was the reigning preacher of righteousness of the time. Chapter 7 tells of Abraham paying tithes to Melchisedec.
So basically, we have the eldest living patriarchs in the days before Jacob as the high priests the preachers of righteousness. When Levi was born to Jacob, Yahweh appointed Levi and his children as the priestly tribe, this begun the Levitical priesthood. The priests were the ones who performed the ritual sacrifices for the atonement of sins. John the Baptist was a Levite and performed the last ritual on Yahshua Christ. Then the priesthood was done away with, because Christ was the last sacrifice, He is now the reigning High Priest.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles (account) of the doctrine (origin) of Christ, let us go on unto perfection (fulfillment); not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works (sacrificial rituals), and of faith toward God,
6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
12 Not as though I had already attained (received), either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended (obtained) of (by) Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended (obtained): but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before (ahead),
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.
Christ admonished the Pharisees over the minor details and leaving the greater questions of morality untouched. The rituals of the law had become more important than the law itself, or the meaning of the law.
The above section tells a different story than “once saved, always saved”. Being “saved” is an ongoing thing. Read Philippians 3:14 above again. If Paul “just believed” and was “saved”, then what does verse 14 mean?
6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world (age) to come, (the Kingdom)
6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
Once you learn the truth, and fail to uphold it, then you are liable to be condemned. Again, so much for “once saved, always saved”.
Referring to the unlearned, Paul was teaching that the rituals were done away with. To keep practicing them is to deny the sacrifice of our Prince.
6:7 For the earth (ground) which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
Cause and effect.
The rain is the word, the fruit is fit for those who till it.
6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
This verse is a reference to Satan's children, the descendants of Cain and Esau. Here are some verses identifying thorns. (Num 33:55, Josh 23:13, Jdg 2:3, Prov 22:5, Isa 32:13)
6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany (involving) salvation (preservation), though we thus speak.
6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which you have shewed (displayed) toward His name (Yahweh), in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Another verse teaching that works are necessary. Works are imitation of Christ's example. It does not say that God doesn't forget that you “just believe”.
The “churches” teach that anyone who “believes” becomes a saint.
The scriptures teach that a saint is a 'called out', sacred, chosen seed, set apart from all the other peoples of the world. Only the seed of Abraham are called saints.
6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
11 But we desire each of you to display that same eagerness, regarding the certainty of the expectation, until fulfillment;
Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over His own house; whose house are we (anglo-saxon Israel), if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope (expectation) firm unto the end (fulfillment).
6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers (imitators) of them who through faith (allegiance) and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.
We who are born through the seed of Abraham, are the Anointed race through Isaac who was dedicated to Yahweh on the altar, have a family duty to act accordingly and imitate the example set for us by Christ who is also of this seed.
6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He sware by Himself,
6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.
6:15 And so, after he (Abraham) had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
No other race or people can claim what Yahweh promised Abraham and his seed.
6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife (disputation). (Ex 22:11)
There is no disputing who the recipients are to the covenants and promises made by Yahweh.
6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability (unchanging) of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
The heirs are the children of Israel. The literal descendants, who today are known as the anglo-saxon people of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America.
The “churches” try to spiritualize this and add everybody to the promise. There is no such thing as spiritual sperm (seed).
6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation (encouragement), who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope (expectation) set before us:
6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil (death);
6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered (on our behalf), Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
The high priest of righteousness, Melchisedec, who met Abraham would have been Nahor, his older brother.
7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like (being compared) unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Melchizedec is an office without a father, without descent, etc.
Paul is using Melchisedec as a model of Christ. David was this too. This is the role we should seek.
7:4 Now consider how great this man (Melchisedec) was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
7:6 But he (Melchisedec) whose descent is not counted from them (Levi) received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
Genesis 14:19 And he (Melchisedec) blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he (Abraham) should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith (allegiance).
This is all explaining that from Adam to Abraham, the oldest living patriarch was the high priest. The high preacher of righteousness. Nahor, Abraham's older brother was Melchisedec. When Levi was born, he and his descendants were the priestly tribe. The Levites. They performed the rituals for the children of Israel. Now when John the Baptist immersed Christ with water, he was performing the last cleansing ritual, cleansing the priesthood and preparing the Lamb (Christ) for sacrifice. When Christ died, all these rituals, baptism, sacrifice, and the things that the Levites did were done away with. Christ fulfilled the law. He is now the eternal High Priest.
7:7 And without all contradiction the less (inferior) is blessed of the better (superior).
7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
8 Yet here men who die receive tithes but there he is bearing evidence that he lives.
7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
7:11 If therefore perfection (fulfillment) were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Aaron, who was Moses brother, was a Levite. Aaron and his sons were the priesthood from the Exodus on. They held the duties of the priesthood and made atonement for the people
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace (favor) of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Hebrews 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
The second covenant replaced and reinforced the first, because the Levitical priesthood was for a specific purpose and meant to expire. Christ became the High Priest.
7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
A change has taken place, Christ's death, so the priesthood and it's duties ended.
The “churches” teach that the law has been “done away with”. Only the priesthood and sacrifices were over, or “done away with”.
7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
7:14 For it is evident that our Prince sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
The set up of the Levitical priesthood was temporary. Christ is now our High Priest.
7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
17 For it is testified of Him that “You are a priest for the ages in accordance with the order of Melchisedec.”
7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage?
In verse 18, Paul is talking about the disannulling of the commandment of the ritual sacrifices, not the 10 commandments.
7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
19 (for the law has perfected nothing) and an introduction of a better expectation through which we approach Yahweh.
Acts 13:39 And by Him all that believe (follow, obey) are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law (rituals) there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith (allegiance) without the deeds of the law (rituals).
The law is for the unrighteous. The deeds (rituals) were the atonement for the sins of the unrighteous. The purpose is for our learning and instruction. The law itself cannot justify us, only imitating the example of Christ justifies us, our faith (allegiance) to Yahweh.
7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath He was made priest:
The Levites were priests by birth.
7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by Him that said unto Him, Yahweh sware and will not repent (change), Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament (covenant).
Hebrews 8:6 But now He has obtained a more distinguished office, and by so much better a covenant is He mediator, by which better promises are ordained by law.
7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
7:24 But this man, (Christ) because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
24 But He, because He is to abide for the ages, has the untransferable priesthood.
7:25 Wherefore He is able also to save (preserve) them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; (Heb 4:15)
7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for His own sins, and then for the people's: for this He did once, when He offered up Himself.
Leviticus 9:7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer your sin offering, and your burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as Yahweh commanded.
7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore (perfected for the ages).
So we can see in chapter 7 that the priesthood went through stages. The eldest living male of the race of Adam was high priest until the days of Abraham, proclaiming righteousness and setting an example. Then the Levites were the priesthood for the children of Israel because the law given on Mt Sinai, when disobeyed, required atonement for sins. This was a shadow of things to come. When Christ died, the priesthood was no longer needed, Christ made the final atonement and assumed the role as High Priest, forever.
Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
2 A servant of the saints and of the true tabernacle, which the Prince has pitched, not man.
The true tabernacle is the body (vessel) that Yahweh put His Spirit (DNA) in.
8:3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man (Christ) have somewhat also to offer.
8:4 For if He were on earth, He should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
8:5 Who serve unto the example (pattern) and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith He, that you make all things according to the pattern shewed to you in the mount.
The Levitical priesthood had to maintain a strict observance of every detail and follow it until the sacrifice of Christ.
8:6 But now hath He (Christ) obtained a more excellent ministry (distinguished office), by how much also He is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
The law written on our heart and the acceptance of Christ as our High Priest. The old covenant was not erased, it served it's purpose leading up to the crucifixion. Now that Christ died for us, through Him we might have everlasting life. The sacrifices shall cease. (Dan 9:27)
8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
It was our inability to follow it that was at fault.
8:8 For finding fault with them, He saith, Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel (the uncircumcision) and with the house of Judah (the circumcision):
Notice it does NOT say anything about the new covenant adding the “church” or “Gentiles”.
8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in My covenant, and I regarded them not, saith Yahweh.
8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Yahweh; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people: (Jer 31:33)
The context is still and always is the children of Israel. Then and now. The same and only people.
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know
Yahweh: for all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest.
Isaiah 54:13 And all your children shall be taught of Yahweh; and great shall be the peace of your children.
John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me.
8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
8:13 In that He saith, A new covenant, He hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
The old covenant was the written law, meant as a model and for teaching and understanding of The Way. The rituals were a schoolmaster. The new covenant was the law written in our hearts. The days of the priesthood are over and now we are in a grace period until our Prince returns. Since we were divorced from Yahweh in the days after Solomon, you can say we are “dating” our Prince in hope that we might be remarried to Him in the latter days. So we better act accordingly, learn, understand, and imitate our better half.
The last part of this chapter is a repeat of Jeremiah 31:31-37.
The “churches” teach that the tribes of Israel have vanished. That the “church” took their place.
The scriptures show that both houses of Israel will exist into the latter days, and they do, if you know your heritage you understand that the anglo-saxon nations of Europe and America are the literal descendants of Israel. Queen Elisabeth II is of the tribe of Judah, what race is she?
Jeremiah 33:17 For thus saith Yahweh; David (of the tribe of Judah) shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
35 Thus saith Yahweh, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; Yahweh of hosts is His name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before Me, saith Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me for ever.
As long as there are the moon and stars, there is the seed of Abraham.
Hebrews 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances (deeds) of divine service, and a worldly (earthly) sanctuary.
Exodus 25:8 And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
The ordinances were the deeds (works) of the rituals, performed by the Levitical priesthood. The earthly sanctuary is referring to the Temples built with hands. These were part of the Old Covenant. Our ancestors needed the sacrificial rituals because Christ did not come till much later.
9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
2 A tabernacle was prepared, the first, in which was the lampstand and the table and the presentation of the wheat loaves which is called Holy.
Exodus 26:1 Moreover you shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt you make them.
9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
Exodus 26:31 And you shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded (sprouted), and the tables of the covenant (10 Commandments);
9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained (prepared), the priests went always (continually) into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Paul is describing the way in which the priesthood operated.
9:7 But into the second (tabernacle, veil) went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: (Ex 30:10)
The Greek ends this verse as: '...and the faults of ignorance of the people;
9:8 The Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all (second veil) was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
8 This signifying the Holy Spirit, that not yet has the way of the saints been made manifest, the first tabernacle still having a standing,
The transition from the ritual laws and the earthly tabernacles, into the Holy Spirit inhabiting the new tabernacle, our bodies.
In other words, in the Old Covenant, the Levitical priesthood made atonement for the people as well as themselves. The New Covenant replaced the Old because Christ was the last atonement and now our High Priest. That's why the rituals ceased. Not the law and commandments.
9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present (the earthly tabernacle), in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
The law is for the unrighteous for correction. The promise overrules the law, but following the law makes you eligible to attain righteousness. The ritual works could not make anyone perfect. It was a temporary conciliation.
9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings (various cleansings), and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
The original Greek has 'restoration'. This will be at the 2nd Advent.
9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle (the body), not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Hebrews 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances (sacrificial rituals) of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary (Temple).
Hebrews 10:1 For the law (rituals) having a shadow of good things to come (Christ), and not the very image of the things (matters), can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers (those coming forth) thereunto perfect.
The temporary atonements that the priesthood made never made anyone perfect, only the atonement Christ made can make His people perfect, by repentance along with imitation of Christ's example.
9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He (Christ) entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: (Lev 16:14)
13 For if sprinkling those who are defiled with the blood of goats and bulls and ashes of a heifer sanctifies for purity of the flesh,
9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works (the rituals) to serve the living God?
Dead works. Christ was the fulfillment of the rituals, they were not needed anymore.
1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.
When we imitate what He represents, His example, we have fellowship with Him, when we stray and fall away, we do not have fellowship with Him.
Why do the “churches” teach “once saved, always saved”? It's not a one and done thing. But an ongoing thing. Saved means preserved. Fellowship is preservation.
9:15 And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament (covenant), that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
This verse proves that those of the first covenant are fulfilled by the second. The 'those' are the children of Israel, the 'called', then and now. The Greek reads better.
15 And for this reason He is a mediator of the new covenant, so that from death resulting in redemption of the transgressions against the first covenant, those having been called would receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Only Abraham's seed was promised these things. In Isaac's seed shall your be called.
9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator (Christ).
9:17 For a testament is of force (certain) after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator (Christ) liveth.
9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament (covenant) was dedicated without blood.
The temporary atonement by the Levitical priesthood.
9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book (scroll), and all the people, (Ex 24:5-6, Lev 14:4)
Not all the people in the world or the other races, but the people of Abraham's seed.
9:20 (Moses) Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
7 And he took the book (scroll) of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Yahweh hath said will we do, and be obedient.
8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh hath made with you concerning all these words.
9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
(Ex 29:12, Lev 8:15)
9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
This heritage is not the heritage of the world, it is the heritage of the children of Israel. Given to them (us) by Yahweh through the promises to our father Abraham.
9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
All the Temple rituals were models and examples for the coming crucifixion.
Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith He, that you make all things according to the pattern shewed to you in the mount.
9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures (representations) of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered (heaven, the veil), even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
9:25 Nor yet that He (Christ) should offer Himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
26 Since it was necessary for Him to suffer often – from the foundation of the Society, then now once in the consummation of the ages He has appeared for an abolition of wrongdoing through His sacrifice.
In the Old Covenant the Levitical priesthood performed the rituals continually, in the New Covenant, Christ, our High Priest performed this ritual once. The crucifixion.
9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shalt you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it wast you taken: for dust you art, and unto dust shalt you return.
9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation. (Rom 6:10, 1 Pet 3:18, 2:24)
The last part is in a different order in the Greek: 'He shall appear a second time apart from errors, to those who look to Him for preservation.'
Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they (priesthood) offered year by year continually make the comers (those coming forth) thereunto perfect. (Heb 9:9,11)
People cannot become perfected by offering sacrifices. Christ prefers obedience.
10:2 For then would they (the sacrifices) not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
When the people sinned, atonement was necessary. Even back then there was no such thing as “once saved, always saved”.
10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
It was a temporary atonement, meant to teach repentance and obedience. Only the sacrifice of Christ could cleanse sin, but not future sin, unless repentance and obedience are practiced daily. In the Old Covenant, the people sinned daily and atonement was made continually by the priesthood. With the New Covenant, people still sin daily, but we must continually make atonement by ourselves and for ourselves through the repentance and remission of sin to Christ. Immersing ourselves in knowledge and understanding.
10:5 Wherefore when He cometh into the world (society), He saith, Sacrifice and offering you wouldest (desired) not, but a body hast you prepared Me:
10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you hast had no pleasure.
10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of Me,) to do your will, O God. (Psalm 40:7)
10:8 Above when He said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin you wouldest (desired) not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Even though those sacrifices were done in accordance with the law, they did not truly please Yahweh. They were only temporary, He prefers obedience.
10:9 Then said He, Lo, I come to do your will, O God. He taketh away the first (covenant), that He may establish the second (covenant).
He replaced the priesthood with Christ. No more rituals.
The New Covenant was prophesied by Daniel.
Daniel 9:27 And He (Christ) shall confirm the covenant with many (His disciples) for one week: and in the midst of the week He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations He shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
In Daniel's 70 week prophecy, the 'midst of the week' is a reference to when Christ was baptized by John. Christ, who turned 30, by God's law was now eligible to be a priest. This also marked the beginning of His ministry, which lasted 3 1/2 years. This was the middle of the last 7 years of Daniel's prophecy. The final literal week of this prophecy was when Christ confirmed the covenant with His disciples.
31 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel (not the “church”, as the “churches” teach), and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which My covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahweh:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel (not the “church”); After those days, saith Yahweh, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahweh: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Yahweh: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
35 Thus saith Yahweh, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; Yahweh of hosts is His name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before Me, saith Yahweh, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me for ever.
37 Thus saith Yahweh; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith Yahweh.
So we can see that Yahweh made these covenants with the children of Israel and they will never be changed or include anyone else.
10:10 (The New Covenant) By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all (all who are under the Covenant).
John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption.
10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
These sacrifices were still taking place after Christ's death. Paul was teaching that the priesthood and the rituals were done away with. To continue was to deny the crucifixion.
10:12 But this man (Christ), after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Colossians 3:1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
10:13 From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool. (Psa 110:1, Acts 2:35)
10:14 For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Who was sanctified? The children of Jacob/Israel. Not the Jews who are the children of Cain and Esau.
10:15 Whereof the Holy Spirit also is a witness to us: for after that He had said before,
10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them (the 12 tribes) after those days, saith Yahweh, I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
10:18 Now where remission of these (sin) is, there is no more offering for sin.
We do not need to perform ritual offerings anymore, walking in His example is what He desires. Striving for righteousness.
10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness (liberty) to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
10:20 By a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh;
John 10:9 I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, He shall be saved (preserved), and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:21 And having an high priest (Christ) over the house of God;
10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith (moral conviction), having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water (the Word).
10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith (expectation) without wavering; (for He (Yahweh) is faithful (trustworthy) that promised;)
1Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful (trustworthy), by whom you were called unto the fellowship of His Son Yahshua Christ our Prince.
10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke (stimulate) unto love and to good works:
This verse is not saying to encourage “just believing”, but love and imitation of Christ's example.
10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner (habit) of some is; but exhorting (encouraging) one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine (teaching) and fellowship, and in breaking of bread (communion), and in prayers.
We should encourage each other to be better Christians.
10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Numbers 15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously (arrogantly, defiantly), whether he be born in the land, or a stranger (sojourning kinsmen), the same reproacheth Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from among His people.
2Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world (society) through the knowledge of the Prince and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
Why don't the “churches” see that by these scriptures we are not “once saved, always saved”?
Don't believe the lies of the adversaries that have deceived the “churches”. Believe the scriptures.
10:27 But a certain fearful looking for (expectation) of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries (opposition).
If you are not practicing the law, you are an adversary and breaking the law voluntarily.
10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels (messengers) was stedfast (confirmed), and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
'of reward' is not in the older texts.
10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite (insulted) unto the Spirit of grace (favor)?
All who trample on Christ will suffer more severely. This is speaking of His own people.
Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Christ is stating that when we allow ourselves to be deceived by the adversary and follow them, especially after receiving understanding of the truth, we become worse than the Devil's children.
10:30 For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith Yahweh. And again, Yahweh shall judge His people.
35 To Me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
36 For Yahweh shall judge His people, and repent (avenge) Himself for His servants, when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear Him (Yahweh), which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.
10:32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were illuminated (enlightened), you endured a great fight (struggle) of afflictions (sufferings);
Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake;
10:33 Partly, whilst you were made a gazingstock (spectacle) both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst you became companions of them that were so used (those so returning).
1Corinthians 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that you have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Evidence that Paul wrote Hebrews.
10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence (liberty), which hath great recompence of reward.
10:36 For you have need of patience (endurance), that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.
'receive' is 'recover' in the manuscripts. The universalists deliberately changed this word to support their doctrine that the promises made to Abraham's seed applies to any and everyone. The original reading, 'recover' shows that it only applies to those who once had the promises. The children of Israel.
10:37 For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith (allegiance) on the earth?
10:38 Now the just shall live by faith (allegiance): but if any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Romans 1:17 For therein (obedience) is the righteousness of God revealed from faith (moral conviction) to faith (allegiance): as it is written, The just shall live by faith (allegiance).
The same faith (allegiance) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition (destruction); but of them that believe to the saving (preservation) of the soul (life).
So if the scriptures talk about the destruction of drawing back, or falling away from allegiance (faith), why do the “churches” lie to you and teach “once saved, always saved”?
Examples of Faith
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
1 Now faith is expecting an assurance, evidence of the facts not being seen.
If you study the word 'faith' in the dictionary and the scriptures, you might see that it's meaning is not the same as the way as it is used today. Most people use it as a belief or think of it as trust. Though these are components of faith, they don't reveal what faith is. Faith is a noun. It simply can be explained as 'allegiance'. Having allegiance (faith) is having loyalty, or fidelity, matching that which you are a part of, (or have faith-trust-in). The “churches” teach to have faith in Jesus. The scriptures teach to have the faith of Jesus. Meaning Christ has allegiance to Yahweh God. He has loyalty and fidelity to righteousness and the kingdom. He, being without sin, attained the allegiance (faith) of the Father. This is what we must strive for. Allegiance, by trusting, believing, seeking, learning, studying, walking, imitating, obeying, practicing and following the example our Prince showed us.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith (allegiance) is the substance (support, assurance) of things hoped for (expected), the evidence of things not seen.
Romans 8:24 For we are saved (preserved) by hope (expectation): but hope (the expectation) that is seen is not hope (an expectation): for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for (expect)?
2Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal (temporary); but the things which are not seen are eternal.
When we are in allegiance to the Prince and what He stands for, we can be assured and have the expectation of the free gift of preservation (salvation, deliverance).
11:2 For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report.
11:3 Through faith (assurance, belief) we understand that the worlds (ages) were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The invisible world precedes the visible world.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead;
11:4 By faith (allegiance) Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness (was accredited) that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead (slain) yet (still) speaks.
Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Yahweh had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
11:5 By faith (allegiance) Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Genesis 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
11:6 But without faith (allegiance) it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
A reward needs an act of obedience.
11:7 By faith (assurance, allegiance) Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving (preservation) of his house; by the which he condemned the world (society), and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith (allegiance).
An 'heir of righteousness' is referring to the order of Melchizedec. After the flood, Noah became the 8th preacher of righteousness.
11:8 By faith (assurance, allegiance) Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
11:9 By faith (assurance, allegiance) he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: (Gen 12:8)
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
The “churches” have NO right to add the other races to the promises made to Abraham.
11:10 For he (Abraham) looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Hebrews 12:22 But you are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
These are all descriptions of the Kingdom to come. Mt Zion would be the Kingdom on earth, the heavenly Jerusalem is a reference to the people of the promise (Us), and the company of angels are the hosts of heaven.
Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
This is not describing that serpent state of Israel, that abomination of desolation where the enemies of Yahweh are standing in the Holy place. For how can it come down from heaven?
11:11 Through faith (assurance, allegiance) also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged Him (Yahweh) faithful (trustworthy) who had promised.
Genesis 17:19 And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
But the “churches” don't support this. They teach you that “they” will establish God's covenant with anybody who “believes”.
Genesis 18:11, 14
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
14 Is any thing too hard for Yahweh? At the time appointed I will return unto you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead (old), so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith (allegiance), he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
11:13 These all died in faith (allegiance), not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw, and was glad.
They had trust in the prophecies and the promises, that they would come true.
11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
11:16 But now they desire a better, that is, an heavenly place: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city.
Exodus 3:15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt you say unto the children of Israel, Yahweh God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is My name (Yahweh) for ever, and this is My memorial unto all generations.
11:17 By faith (allegiance, loyalty, assurance) Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Isaac was not Abraham's only son, don't forget Ishmael and the sons of Keturah.
The correct translation would be 'most beloved son'. This occurs in John 3:16 as well, Christ is not Yahweh's only son, but His most beloved, because Christ was without error. All Adamites are God's children. The seed of Isaac are the 'chosen, and called out' line that will be the administrative staff, the 'city' on the hill, in the Kingdom. Isaac was anointed and dedicated on the altar to Yahweh.
11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed be called:
Genesis 21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad (Ishmael), and because of your bondwoman (Hagar); in all that Sarah hath said unto you, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be called.
Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall your seed be called.
Scripture backs up scripture and disproves the teachings of the “churches”. The bible is for a specific seedline. Isaac's.
11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure (an analogy).
Abraham trusted what Yahweh promised him, and believed that even if Isaac had to be sacrificed, Yahweh would raise him again or replace him.
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before Him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
11:20 By faith (assurance, allegiance) Isaac blessed Jacob (Gen 27:27-29) and Esau concerning things to come.
Jacob is the father of the Israelites, the children of light.
Esau is the father of the Edomites, the children of darkness. These mixed with the children of Cain. Later these Canaanite/Edomite adversaries infiltrated the sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees and murdered Christ. They are still doing the lusts of their father, the Devil, and have infiltrated our country since the 1800's and run our society as we speak. Confirming Genesis 27:40 And by your sword shalt you live, and shalt serve your brother (Jacob); and it shall come to pass when you (Esau Edom) shalt have the dominion, that you (Edom) shalt break his (Jacob's) yoke from off your neck. This happened in 1948 when the Jews stole the land of Israel through the agitation of both world wars.
11:21 By faith (assurance, allegiance) Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
Genesis 48:5 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto you in the land of Egypt before I came unto you into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
Joseph's sons Ephraim and Manasseh are the larger portion of the tribes of Jacob and are the peoples of Europe, Canada and America.
11:22 By faith (assurance) Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
11:23 By faith (assurance, allegiance) Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
Exodus 1:16 And he (king of Egypt) said, When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then you shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
With allegiance, we have nothing to fear.
11:24 By faith (assurance, allegiance) Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
26 Having esteemed the reproach of the Anointed (the group) greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, since he had regard for the reward.
The word 'Christ' does not always refer to the man. It often refers to the children of Israel, the group, the people. The anointed seed of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob.
11:27 By faith (assurance, allegiance) he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath (temper) of the king: for he endured (persevered), as seeing Him (Yahweh) who is invisible.
11:28 Through faith (allegiance, loyalty) he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest He (Yahweh) that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
Exodus 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
This is when they marked their doors with the blood.
11:29 By faith (trust, assurance) they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
11:30 By faith (allegiance) the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
11:31 By faith (allegiance) the harlot (inn keeper) Rahab perished not with them that believed not (were disobedient), when she had received the spies (scouts) with peace.
The Hebrew word is a widow, or inn keeper. Rahab was a widow embassy keeper.
11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
11:33 Who through faith (allegiance) subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
2Samuel 7:11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. Also Yahweh telleth you that He will make you an house.
Judges 14:5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.
They believed the promises, they had allegiance with Yahweh.
11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Daniel 3:25 He (Nebuchadnezzar) answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance (redemption); that they might obtain a better resurrection:
1Kings 17:22 And Yahweh heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
Acts 22:25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
Genesis 39:20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
1Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
Naboth owned a vineyard and was stoned because of false witnesses.
Acts 7:58 And cast him (Stephen) out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
2Kings 1:8 And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
1Kings 18:4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Yahweh, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith (allegiance), received not the promise:
The dead will receive of the promise the same time we do.
Hebrews 2:13 And again, I (Christ) will put my trust in Him (Yahweh). And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given Me.
11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
...have not acquired the promise 40 of Yahweh, foreseeing for us something better, that not apart from us should they be perfected.
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, He (Christ) became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him;
All those described in chapter 11 did not “just believe” as the “churches” teach.
All these acts proved their allegiance (faith).
They were assured that Yahweh was trustworthy through their allegiance and loyalty to what the Kingdom stands for and what is expected of an heir to an inheritance. They understood their heritage and walked in The Way.
Regardless of what the world or society does, we must always have allegiance (faith) and not sway, even in trials and tribulations.
The saints of the reformation endured the same things against the Catholic church.
The Catholics burned people at the stake well into the 1800's for challenging their heresies.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud (group) of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight (burden, hindrance) , and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Popular sin: Sports idolatry, Selfies, atheism, liberalism, homos, race mixing. All the things that society pushes through the media and TV. These things remove us from allegiance (faith).
12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (allegiance); who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
12:3 For consider Him that endured such contradiction (controversy) of sinners against Himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.
Matthew 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his master.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.
12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving (struggling) against sin.
They haven't fought against wrong doing and put their lives on the line.
1Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful (trustworthy), who will not suffer (allow) you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.
This is what allegiance is all about. Loyalty, no matter what.
12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not you the chastening (discipline) of the Lord, nor faint when you art rebuked of him:
5 And you have utterly forgotten the exhortation which with you , as sons He converses: “My son, do not esteem lightly the discipline of Yahweh, nor faint being censured by Him.
12:6 For whom Yahweh loveth He chasteneth (disciplines), and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.
12:7 If you endure chastening (discipline), God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth (disciplines) not?
We must be humbled and accept being disciplined.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of Yahweh; neither be weary of His correction:
12 For whom Yahweh loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom He delighteth.
12:8 But if you be without chastisement (discipline), whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom you must resist, stedfast in the faith (allegiance), knowing that you must be subject to the same things from the sufferings of your brotherhood in the society.
Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of Yahweh; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of Yahweh.
If you are not disciplined by the father, you are not a son. If you are not a son, you will not enter. A bastard is also a person of mixed race. A counterfeit, illegitimate, mixed, half breed. Yahweh demands kind after kind.
12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
If we can't obey our fathers and the prophets, how can we expect to obey Yahweh?
12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
10 Indeed for a few days had disciplined in accordance with that which is determined by them, but He for a benefit, for which to have a share in His holiness.
12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised (trained) thereby.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
3 Behold, you hast instructed many, and you hast strengthened the weak hands.
4 Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and you hast strengthened the feeble knees.
12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Proclaim faith openly, not in shame. Daniel in Babylon refused to eat unclean animals, and prayed even when it was a decree not to, and he was still promoted even in captivity.
12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see Yahweh:
Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
2Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Prince out of a pure heart.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see Yahweh.
12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace (favor) of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from Yahweh our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
Bitterness in Hebrew means, a beginning of a rebellion.
Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Esau gave up his birthright when he married the daughters of Heth (Gen 27:46), who were descendants of Cain, Canaanites. The seed of the serpent. The soup was just a ceremonial acknowledgment of this, which according to the Book of Jasher, Jacob had this trade in writing.
Esau was a race traitor and a race mixer. That's why Yahweh hated Esau (Mal 1:3, Rom 9:13).
12:17 For you know how that afterward, when he (Esau) would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
12:18 For you are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
12:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove (test) you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.
Deuteronomy 5:5 (I (Moses) stood between Yahweh and you at that time, to shew you the word of Yahweh: for you were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;)
12:20 (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:
This is going to sound bad but, the scriptures refer to the other races as beasts. And mountains are symbolic of kingdoms. We are a holy people, set apart from the other races of the world. Yahweh demands we be separate and touch not the unclean, meaning don't race mix.
Exodus 19:13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
There are in museums today, signs that were posted on the Temple warning that any non-Israelite that entered would be put to death. Here is a prophecy of the latter days which we are in now:
Jeremiah 31:27 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
This is a result of our disobedience to remain separate. Just look at our country today. Multi-racially mixed.
12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
12:22 But you are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
12:23 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,
23 And to an assembly of those first born being registered in the heavens, and to Yahweh judge of all, and to the Spirits of those righteous having been perfected;
James 1:18 Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures (creations).
Luke 10:20 But in this you must not rejoice: that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. (Heb 9:15, Ex 24:8)
12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
25 Watch that you do not decline He who is speaking. For if they did not escape, deprecating (praying against evil) him deliberating (examining the reason against a measure) upon the earth, much more we, those who turn themselves away from He who is from the heavens,
12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because Yahweh descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
12:27 And this word, “Yet once more”, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
The things that Yahweh created, or planted, or that are built upon, will remain when He returns.
12:28 Wherefore we receiving (taking possession of) a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace (favor), whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear (awe):
12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of Yahweh was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 4:24 For Yahweh your God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue (abide).
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
1Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
If we follow this second great commandment, we follow them all.
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Yahweh God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love your neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers (sojourning kinsmen): for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Matthew 25:35 For I was an hungred, and you gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink: I was a stranger (sojourning kinsman), and you took Me in:
13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Matthew 25:36 Naked, and you clothed Me: I was sick, and you visited Me: I was in prison, and you came unto Me.
13:4 Marriage is honourable in all (valuable in every way), and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. (1 Cor 6:9)
13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he hath said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
5 The way of life without love of money, being satisfied with the present circumstances; for He has said: “By no means would I leave you, nor in any way would I forsake you.”
13:6 So that we may boldly (courageously) say, Yahweh is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Psalm 27:1 Yahweh is my light and my salvation (preservation, deliverance); whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
7 Remember your leaders, those who speak to you the Word of Yahweh; of whom, closely observing the discharge of their conduct, you imitate that faith.
13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Malachi 3:6 For I am Yahweh, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Why do the “churches” teach that the sons of Jacob disappeared and the “church” takes their place? The children of Israel are the same people in the OT as in the NT and Today. The anglo-saxon nations of the world.
13:9 Be not carried about with diverse and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
9 Do not be carried away with strange and diverse teachings, for the good heart is confirmed by favor, not foods, by which those who walk have no advantage.
10 We have an altar from which to eat; they serving the tabernacle have no authority.
They serving the body, seeking the flesh, have no authority.
13:11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without (outside) the camp.
13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without (outside) the gate.
If you don't obey the sacrifice God made, you will be put outside the city. If you continue to sin, you put Him back on the cross.
13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto Him (Christ) without (outside) the camp, bearing His reproach.
1Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ (Yahshua), happy are you; for the spirit of glory (honor) and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified.
13:14 For here have we no continuing (lasting) city, but we seek one to come.
Micah 2:10 Arise you, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
It is not a righteous society. Aliens in our land, acceptance of homosexuals and mixed couples. Apostasy taught in our churches. The adversary's children running our country.
13:15 By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. (Eph 5:20)
People don't realize that 'God' is not a name, it's a title. It doesn't describe anything. Which God? You couldn't send a letter to man, or manager, or plumber. You must address specifically.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is His name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt you say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
This is what Yahweh means. This is His name. He demands we know and use His name in over 100 verses. It is respectful to call someone by their name.
13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
16 But be not forgetful of beneficence and of sharing, for with such sacrifices Yahweh is well pleased. (Rom 12:13, 2 Cor 9:12)
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
This of course is talking about righteous leaders.
1Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man (Ezekiel), I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at My mouth, and give them warning from Me.
13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
13:19 But I beseech (encourage) you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
More proof this is Paul's letter. Writing from bonds.
13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Prince Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Matthew 15:24 But He (Christ) answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
The everlasting covenant made to Abraham's seed. From the OT to the NT to today.
13:21 (May Yahweh) Make you perfect (restored) in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory (honor) for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Pet 5:10, Phil 2:13)
13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
22 Now I encourage you, brethren, uphold the Word of encouragement, for also in humbleness I have written to you.
13:23 Know you that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
Timothy was let out of prison. More Paul proof.
13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
13:25 Grace (favor) be with you all. Amen.
HEBREWS – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Hebrews.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Hebrews is a General Epistle (Apostolic Letter). It was written mainly to the Hebrew believers. The Bible is a book written by, to, for and about the race of Adam. The “churches” invite all the other races into what Yahweh set apart from them, His Holy seed, the seed of Abraham. A saint is a believer who understands and continues in their heritage. The heritage of the family of Yahweh. Not as the “churches” teach, that anyone who believes becomes a saint. Christianity is not a club that you join, it is a family that you must be born into. The author is anonymous, although either Paul or Barnabas was traditionally accepted as the author. It was by Paul. It was written approximately 67 A.D. Its purpose was to present the Lord (Prince) Jesus Christ as perfect and superior in comparison to anything Judaism and the old covenant had to offer. Judaism is the opposite of Christianity. The Old Covenant had the Levitical Priesthood make atonement for the people. Christ took over the priesthood and is now the High Priest for ever. The Old Covenant set the stage for the New. The “churches” teach that the New is for the “church” and for “anybody who believes”. Scripture teaches that the children of Israel, the Old Covenant and the New are all connected. The author was writing to a group of Christians who were under intense persecution and some were contemplating a return to Judaism. He admonished them not to turn away from their only hope of salvation.
• In chapters 1-10:18, the author repeatedly demonstrates Jesus Christ as preeminent over the angels, “let all the angels of God worship Him” (1:6); over Moses, “He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses” (3:3); over the Old Testament priesthood, “being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek” (5:10). The writer explains that the New Covenant is greater than the Old Covenant because Jesus was the perfect, permanent sacrifice, rather than the Old Testament sacrifices. The author also presents the power and authority of the Word of God, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (4:12).
• In chapters 10:19-13, the writer explains that Faith is superior to the work of the Old Covenant. Allegiance and obedience is superior to the ritual sacrifices (works) of the Old Covenant. He writes, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (11:1). In other words, “Allegiance is the assurance of the expectation of the things to come by allegiance (loyalty).Chapter 11 is Faith’s Hall of Fame where all of the faithful individual’s from the Old Testament are highlighted in this chapter. Faith in Jesus Christ is our source of salvation because He is “the author and perfecter of faith” (12:2). Yes, by allegiance with Christ, we are preserved because He is the example of allegiance.
All are able to trust in Jesus Christ knowing that He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (13:8).
Who wrote the book?
The author of the letter to the Hebrews remains shrouded in mystery. Even early in the church’s history, a Christian as learned as Origen had to admit his ignorance of the true author of Hebrews. Several theories regarding the author’s identity have been proposed over the years, but all of them contain significant problems.
Most of the churches in the eastern part of the Roman Empire believed Paul to have authored the book, leading to its early acceptance into the Canon by the churches in those areas. Even though Clement of Rome drew much from Hebrews in his late-first-century letter to the Corinthian church (assembly), many in the Western church pointed away from Paul as the source of the book. Authors such as Luke, Barnabas, Apollos, and even Clement have been considered as possibilities. The unknown authorship of this book should not shake our confidence in its authority. Hebrews makes important theological contributions to the biblical Canon, it has been drawn upon as sacred Scripture since the late first century, and Christians have for two millennia consistently upheld the divine inspiration and, therefore, the canonicity of the book of Hebrews. There are at least 2 places that clearly point to Paul as the author (Hebrews 10:34, 13:23).
Where are we?
The strongly Jewish (If you still believe that the Jews are Israel, you have a hardened candy shell of deceit covering you. WAKE UP! The Jews are impostors.) Let's start again. The strongly Christian character of the letter to the Hebrews helps to narrow down its date of composition, most likely AD 64–69. Significantly, the book makes no reference to the destruction of the temple at Jerusalem in AD 70, and the author wrote as if the sacrificial system were still in existence (Hebrews 10:1–2, 11). They were, there were some that did not yet understand the transition from the Levitical priesthood and sacrificial rituals to the new “system”, the New Covenant, where Christ was the last sacrifice and now reigning High Priest. The Jews did not accept Christ and continued with their religion, Judaism. Mixing it with Christianity to what we have today being taught in the “churches”, Judeo-Christianity. The ultimate oxymoron. 2Corinthians 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
With its myriad references to Hebrew customs and the Old Testament, the book was likely sent to a Jewish Christian community, possibly in Rome. Jewish Christian, really?!? That's like saying a Devil Saint.
Why is Hebrews so important?
Hebrews clearly lays out the present priestly ministry of Christ in the life of the believer (His people, His Kin, His race, His family). Jesus is both the divine Son of God and completely human, and in His priestly role He clears the way for human beings to approach the Father in heaven through prayer (Hebrews 4:14–16). The priesthood of Jesus is superior to the Old Testament priesthood of Aaron, because only through Jesus do we receive eternal salvation (5:1–9). The Aaronic and Levitical Priesthood was only a temporary institution. Furthermore, Jesus became the permanent and perfect High Priest, going beyond all other priests by offering Himself as a sinless sacrifice on behalf of the sins of human beings (7:24–26; 9:28). On behalf of those who were given the law, and break the law, the children of Israel. He did not do anything for everybody else. I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
What's the big idea?
Throughout its pages, Hebrews makes clear that Jesus Christ exceeds all other people, pursuits, objects, or hopes to which human beings offer allegiance. Hebrews pictures Jesus as better (higher) than the angels, as bringing better lives to humanity (Adamites) through salvation (preservation), as offering a better hope than the Mosaic Law could promise, as a better sacrifice for our sins than a bull or a goat, and as providing a better inheritance in heaven for those (the seed of Abraham, Israelites) who place their faith (allegiance) in Him (Hebrews 1:4; 6:9; 7:19; 9:23; 10:34). Jesus is indeed superior to all others. The New Covenant did not do away with the Mosaic Laws, only the priesthood and rituals.
This message of the superiority of Jesus would have been particularly important to Jewish (No, no, no) Christians in Rome, who were struggling under Nero’s persecution and were considering moving back toward the Mosaic Law. The writer to the Hebrews showed these Jewish (Blashpemy!) Christian believers that, though they were faced with suffering, they were indeed following a better way . . . and they should persevere.
How do I apply this?
The ancients created idols fashioned of wood and stone. Modern society has set aside that type of idol in favor of new idols—idols of fancy gadgets, material wealth, a comfortable lifestyle, and even our children. Human beings have seen and experienced the limitless bounty of idolatry, where we place some created object or person in the place of the one true God. This goes for worshiping a Jewish Jesus. Christ was not a child of Satan's. What idols do you hold dear in your life? Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve Yahweh, choose you this day whom you will serve; …. but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh.
The letter to the Hebrews makes clear that only one Person deserves to hold the primary place in our lives. While we are busy idolizing our move up the corporate ladder or placing all our hopes in our kids, Jesus offers us a better position, a better priest, a better covenant, a better hope, and a better sacrifice.
Only when we give Jesus His rightful place in our lives will everything else in life fall into its rightful place.
Summary of the Book of Hebrews
The writer of this letter does not identify himself, but he was obviously well known to the original recipients. Clues tell us Paul was the writer. Though for some 1,200 years (from c. a.d. 400 to 1600) the book was commonly called "The Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews," there was no agreement in the earliest centuries regarding its authorship. Since the Reformation it has been widely recognized that Paul could not have been the writer. Sure, the enemies of Christ always promote lies. Beware the leaven of the Pharisees. There is no disharmony between the teaching of Hebrews and that of Paul's letters, but the specific emphases and writing styles are markedly different. Contrary to Paul's usual practice, the author of Hebrews nowhere identifies himself in the letter -- except to indicate that he was a man (see note on 11:32). Moreover, the statement "This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him" (2:3), indicates that the author had neither been with Jesus during his earthly ministry nor received special revelation directly from the risen Lord, as had Paul (Gal 1:11-12). Hebrews 2:3 gives NO indication regarding special revelation. See how a little “leaven” can steer people away from the truth. They try to use a fact from Gal 1:12 (a revelation from Christ), and add an indication regarding a special revelation that isn't even in Hebrews 2:3.
The earliest suggestion of authorship is found in Tertullian's De Pudicitia, 20 (c. 200), in which he quotes from "an epistle to the Hebrews under the name of Barnabas." From the letter itself it is clear that the writer must have had authority in the apostolic church and was an intellectual Hebrew Christian well versed in the OT. Barnabas meets these requirements. He was NOT a Jew, but an Israelite of the priestly tribe of Levi (Ac 4:36) who became a close friend of Paul after the latter's conversion. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the church (assembly) at Antioch commissioned Barnabas and Paul for the work of evangelism and sent them off on the first missionary journey (Ac 13:1-4).
The other leading candidate for authorship is Apollos, whose name was first suggested by Martin Luther and who is favored by many interpreters today. Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, was also a Jewish (Judaean, there is a difference) Christian with notable intellectual and oratorical abilities. Luke tells us that "he was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures" (Ac 18:24). We also know that Apollos was associated with Paul in the early years of the church (assembly) in Corinth (1Co 1:12; 3:4-6,22).
One thing is evident: The author was a master of the Greek language of his day, and he was thoroughly acquainted with the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT (the Septuagint), which he regularly quotes.
The letter was addressed primarily to Jewish (Judaean) converts who were familiar with the OT and who were being tempted to revert to Judaism or to Judaize the gospel (cf. Gal 2:14). First, Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau, they are of their father the devil (John 8:44). The Jews invented Judaism by practicing the law of Moses and perverting it. They were trying to Judaize the children of Israel. To pollute them. A Judaean is an inhabitant of Judaea, which included Israelites and Canaanites/Edomites. Israelites are the children of Jacob, the seed of Abraham. To whom the promises were made. Israelites are the called saints of Yahweh. We have the duty to imitate and uphold His Way. Not to defile ourselves by Judaism.
The theme of Hebrews is the absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ as revealer and as mediator of God's grace (favor). The prologue (1:1-4) presents Christ as God's full and final revelation, far surpassing the revelation given in the OT. The prophecies and promises of the OT are fulfilled in the "new covenant" (or "new testament"), of which Christ is the mediator. From the OT itself, Christ is shown to be superior to the ancient prophets, to angels, to Moses (the mediator of the former covenant) and to Aaron and the priestly succession descended from him. Hebrews could be called "the book of better things" since the two Greek words for "better" and "superior" occur 15 times in the letter. A striking feature of this presentation of the gospel is the unique manner in which the author employs expositions of eight specific passages of the OT Scriptures: More than 8.