[Linux4christians] B7 - Monday - Hebrews 9
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
Sun Apr 22 23:36:12 EDT 2012
The Arrangement and Ritual of the Earthly Sanctuary
9:1 Now the first covenant, in fact, had regulations for worship and its
earthly sanctuary. 9:2 For a tent was prepared, the outer one, which
contained the lampstand, the table, and the presentation of the loaves;
this is called the holy place. 9:3 And after the second curtain there
was a tent called the holy of holies. 9:4 It contained the golden altar
of incense and the ark of the covenant covered entirely with gold. In
this ark were the golden urn containing the manna, Aaron's rod that
budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. 9:5 And above the ark
were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Now is not the
time to speak of these things in detail. 9:6 So with these things
prepared like this, the priests enter continually into the outer tent as
they perform their duties. 9:7 But only the high priest enters once a
year into the inner tent, and not without blood that he offers for
himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.
9:8 The Holy Spirit is making clear that the way into the holy place had
not yet appeared as long as the old tabernacle was standing.
9:9 This was a symbol for the time then present, when gifts and
sacrifices were offered that could not perfect the conscience of the
worshiper. 9:10 They served only for matters of food and drink and
various washings; they are external regulations imposed until the new
Christ's Service in the Heavenly Sanctuary
9:11 But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to
come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with
hands, that is, not of this creation,
9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the
blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself
secured eternal redemption.
9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow
sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual
purity, 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the
eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our
consciences from dead works to worship the living God.
9:15 And so he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are
called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, since he
died to set them free from the violations committed under the first
9:16 For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be
9:17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force
while the one who made it is alive. 9:18 So even the first covenant was
inaugurated with blood.
9:19 For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according
to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet
wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
9:20 and said, "/*This is the blood of the covenant that God has
commanded you to keep*/." 9:21 And both the tabernacle and all the
utensils of worship he likewise sprinkled with blood.
9:22 Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with
blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
9:23 So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be
purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves
required better sacrifices than these.
9:24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands -- the
representation of the true sanctuary -- but into heaven itself, and he
appears now in God's presence for us.
9:25 And he did not enter to offer himself again and again, the way the
high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not
his own, 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since
the foundation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the
consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice.
9:27 And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face
9:28 so also, after Christ was offered once to /bear the sins of many/,
to those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear
sin but to bring salvation.
Lord, Your sacrifice was more powerful than the millions of sacrifices
of millions of Israelites for hundreds of years, and those whose names
are in Your Book of Life will welcome Your return to make-complete the
salvation You have brought. May I be faithful to tell Your story so that
many will choose to share in the Gospel promise of salvation.
Summary & Commentary
Hebrews documented the need for The Christ "...gifts and sacrifices were
offered that could not perfect the conscience of the worshiper. 9:10
They served only for matters of food and drink and various washings;
they are external regulations imposed until the new order came."
The sacrifice of Jesus the Christ was unique "For Christ did not enter a
sanctuary made with hands -- the representation of the true sanctuary --
but into heaven itself,"
And His work while "finished" (in the sense that the sin-death mandate
had been broken) is not done "... and he appears now in God's presence
Our Lord Jesus the Christ "... has appeared once for all at the
consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice."
"Christ was offered once to /bear the sins of many/, to those who
eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to
Therepeated message of Hebrews was that "... the law perfected nothing",
here rephrased "... gifts and sacrifices ... could not perfect the
conscience of the worshiper."
What are some practical ways that one might describe the contrast
between the OT sacrificial system and the provision of Christ, and His
unique capacity to "... purify our consciences from dead works to
worship the living God."?
Take note of the volitional aspect of both actions; Jesus the Christ as
"... the mediator of a new covenant", replacing the temporary blood of
the old covenant with his own "... once to bear the sins of many, to
those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear
sin but to bring salvation." -- Christ voluntarily sacrificing for
others, and those who will be saved first being in a receptive state
"... eagerly await".
When have you observed an example in your own life, or in that of
someone whom you know, moving from "... dead works to worship the living
God." because of a newfound understanding of this text?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you an opportunity to share this text
with someone who is still trapped in works-righteousness
Today I will describe to them the contrast between the OT sacrificial
system and the provision of Christ, and His unique capacity to "...
purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God." who
alone can "... bring salvation."
Be Specific ______________________________________________________
Tuesday's text will be:
Draw nearer to the Lord and He will bless you,
David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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