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An Accompanying Assignment……

Along with gathering your “priest” and “high priest” references throughout the book of Hebrews, read Exodus 24 through 33.  In chapter 33, you will notice something mentioned in Hebrews 13.  Compare.

June 27, 2014 Posted by | How I Read in Context, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Priesthood in old and new Testaments, Studying Hebrews, The Blood | , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Study Assignment……

A precious theme we will encounter in September will be concerning the priest  and the priestly role of our present High Priest.  List every time you come across “priest” in Hebrews and put a short statement of what it says at that point.  Then look up and study the priesthood in the Old Testament.  Compare the two studies.

(A reminder for you perfectionists out there – please try not to make this more difficult than it sounds.  Relax, and see what you can discover.  If you have no computer, your reference Bible will be a big help.)

Making this more difficult than it sounds is my job!!  🙂

Remember to whom Hebrews is written in 3:1 – “holy brethren,” partakers of a heavenly calling.”  These are the ones who can claim the High Priest of our confession.

The Israelites in the wilderness needed the priesthood; we need our Great High Priest for our “wilderness” journey now.

Have fun in the Word!!

June 26, 2014 Posted by | Priesthood in old and new Testaments, Studying Hebrews, The Blood | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Destroyer of the Firstborn, part 15…

 

The blood of the substitute Lamb prevented the death of the firstborn in the households of the Israelites. The Lamb of God partakes of a body of flesh and blood to render powerless him who had the power of death, the devil – Heb 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also (same word as “and”) partook (having in common with..) of the same, that through death (“thanatos” – an adjective used as a noun) He might (or might not – subjunctive mood) render powerless him who had the power (dominion) of death, that is, the devil ( “slanderer, accuser”).

The one having dominion in the sphere of death is the accuser of the brethren.

 ( “Death” – an adj. used as a noun, means it is a description of a particular type of death. I believe this is describing death in the age to come as opposed to life in the age to come. “Brethren” need to be aware of the possibility of losing “life” in the age to come through separation from that life – which for 1,000 years, will be the reign of “The Lamb of God.”)

Why Did the Son of God Manifest Himself?  

1Jn 3:8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

This is the Concordant Literal Version: 1Jn 3:8 Yet he who is doing sin is of the Adversary, for from the beginning is the Adversary sinning. For this was the Son of God manifested, that He should be annulling the acts of the Adversary.”

The Works of the Devil

Temptation:Mat 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

He is the enemy sowing “tares” among the “sons of the kingdom:” Mat 13:39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.

He takes away the Word of the Kingdom from those who have heard it in their hearts: Luk 8:12 “And those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved. (Do not be misled here concerning the word, “saved.” The context here has to do with the Word of God, which is also named, the Word of the (coming) Kingdom. See: https://searchfortreasure.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/review-of-word-of-god/https://searchfortreasure.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/do-you-hear-what-i-hear/

https://searchfortreasure.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/believe-his-words/

https://searchfortreasure.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/serious-mood-this-afternoon/

and – Luke 1,  verse 2 from the Amplified Version: Luk 1:2  Exactly as they were handed down to us by those who from the [official] beginning [of Jesus’ ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word [that is, of the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God],

March 10, 2011 Posted by | The Blood | | Leave a comment

It’s been a month since I posted “Destroyer of the Firstborn, part 14″…

And it was so wonderful and full of blessing, that here it is again – just in case we need these reminders ——

 The Life is in the Blood ……

Today I have been just thinking “off the top of my head,” or one could say I have been “brainstorming.” What about? About – the facets of blood and what it provided for these sons of Abraham through the line of Isaac and Jacob, created….called….chosen…. Israelites. Let me post here the first few verses of Exodus 12, to begin: (I will put in some commentary from Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary)

Ex 12:1 ¶ Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

Ex 12:2 “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.

Ex 12:3 “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household.

Ex 12:4 ‘Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb. (It appears from JOSEPHUS that ten persons were required to make up the proper paschal communion.) ( It is said that the quantity eaten of the paschal lamb, by each individual, was about the size of an olive.)

Ex 12:5 ‘Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. (lamb … without blemish–The smallest deformity or defect made a lamb unfit for sacrifice–a type of Christ (Heb 7:26; 1Pe 1:19).

Ex 12:6 ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. (–that is, the interval between the sun’s beginning to decline, and sunset, corresponding to our three o’clock in the afternoon.)

Ex 12:7 ‘Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. (It was to be on the sideposts and upper doorposts, where it might be looked to, not on the threshold, where it might be trodden under foot. This was an emblem of the blood of sprinkling (Heb 12:24; 10:29).

THE BLOOD:

  • …spared the death of the firstborn and secured the escape of the household from slavery of a hard taskmaster.
  • …redeemed and liberated. When Jehovah saw the blood, He did not allow the destroyer to enter because a death had already occurred in that household.
  • …The blood and the life are inseparable – and not just a small amount of blood would do. One would need all the blood to put on the doorposts and lintels. The lamb or kid needed to be put to death. Blood from scratches on the brow, from beatings on the face and back, or from nail-pierced hands and feet, would not suffice. Death MUST occur first, then all of the life blood spilled and applied.
  • …The blood provided liberty to walk in the Lord’s way, being obedient to Him, and gave access to worship and serving Him.

I MUST leave you with these verses from Hebrews 2. Watch for the comparisons to the above observations.

Heb 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Heb 2:15 and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Heb 2:16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant (lit. “seed”) of Abraham.

Heb 2:17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Heb 2:18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

Praise Him!! Read it again and again!

March 9, 2011 Posted by | Pages from my journal, The Blood | | Leave a comment

The Destroyer of the Firstborn, part 14….

 Today I have been just thinking “off the top of my head,” or one could say I have been “brainstorming.” What about? About – the facets of blood and what it provided for these sons of Abraham through the line of Isaac and Jacob, created….called….chosen…. Israelites. Let me post here the first few verses of Exodus 12, to begin: (I will put in some commentary from Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary)

Ex 12:1 ¶ Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

Ex 12:2 “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.

Ex 12:3 “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household.

Ex 12:4 ‘Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb. (It appears from JOSEPHUS that ten persons were required to make up the proper paschal communion.) ( It is said that the quantity eaten of the paschal lamb, by each individual, was about the size of an olive.)

Ex 12:5 ‘Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. (lamb … without blemish–The smallest deformity or defect made a lamb unfit for sacrifice–a type of Christ (Heb 7:26; 1Pe 1:19).

Ex 12:6 ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. (–that is, the interval between the sun’s beginning to decline, and sunset, corresponding to our three o’clock in the afternoon.)

Ex 12:7 ‘Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. (It was to be on the sideposts and upper doorposts, where it might be looked to, not on the threshold, where it might be trodden under foot. This was an emblem of the blood of sprinkling (Heb 12:24; 10:29).

THE BLOOD:

  • …spared the death of the firstborn and secured the escape of the household from slavery to a hard taskmaster.
  • …redeemed and liberated. When Jehovah saw the blood, He did not allow the destroyer to enter because a death had already occurred in that household.
  • …The blood and the life are inseparable – and not just a small amount of blood would do. One would need all the blood to put on the doorposts and lintels. The lamb or kid needed to be put to death. Blood from scratches on the brow, from beatings on the face and back, or from nail-pierced hands and feet, would not suffice. Death MUST occur first, then all of the life blood spilled and applied.
  • …The blood provided liberty to walk in the Lord’s way, being obedient to Him, and gave access to worship and serve Him.

I MUST leave you with these verses from Hebrews 2. Watch for the comparisons to the above observations.

Heb 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Heb 2:15 and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Heb 2:16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant (lit. “seed”) of Abraham.

Heb 2:17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Heb 2:18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

Praise Him!! Read it again and again!

February 8, 2011 Posted by | Angels, The Blood | | Leave a comment

The Destroyer of the Firstborn, part 12…

 Why and with what should God make a distinction between Israel and the Egyptians? The Israelites were just as corrupt, rebellious, and idolatrous as the Egyptians. You can read the Ezekiel passages I printed below in part 10. It is a good summary of their lifestyle and abominations. They deserved the same death as the Egyptians; they were no better than they – but, they were God’s sons, even firstborn sons, sons of promise, sons of covenant.

The seed of Abraham is God’s elect: Psalm 105:6 – O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen (elect). And:  Psalm 135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

 (Rom 9:4) They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. (Rom 9:5) To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Exodus 6:2-8 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:  3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. 4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. 6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: 7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage (an inheritance): I am the LORD. 

 1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness [or mercy] have I drawn thee.  

THAT’S WHY! 

February 3, 2011 Posted by | Angels, The Blood | | Leave a comment

The Destroyer of the Firstborn, part 11…

      – Life is in the Blood

The first mention of blood is Gen 4:10  He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood(s) is crying to Me from the ground.  The word, “blood” is plural in this verse.  (The context here, is God calling Cain into account for slaying Abel.)  Abel’s blood represented all the forthcoming generations for which it was shed – thus, the plural use.  This is the first mention and meaning of the shedding of blood.  Blood offerings only gained life for those it represented; and, of course, we discover in the rest of the Bible, that a substitute could be slain, and the blood appropriated to/on those for whom it was shed.

The next reference to blood is in Genesis 9, when God told Noah   Ge 9:3 “Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.  Ge 9:4 “Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.  Ge 9:5 “And surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man’s brother I will require the life of man.  Ge 9:6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

The life of the flesh is in the blood  (Lev. 17:11 ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.‘) 

Life for life.  Blood for blood.  Death for death.

– short entry for today – working around vertigo and headaches, but there is enough above for you to “chew” for the rest of the day! – thanks for reading – mary

 

January 31, 2011 Posted by | Angels, The Blood | Leave a comment

   

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