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Chapter 26a: The Firstborn of Jehovah, Part I

16 February, 2013

TO:  All Hebrews

FROM:  Jehovah, God of the Hebrews
This confirmation hearing is written and presented to Hebrews by Jehovah God, testifying with indisputable evidence, qualifying and justifying God’s Holy truth, removing all doubt, that His Son, Yeshua, is the heir of all things.
Pray to the Creator, Almighty JEHOVAH and Holy God to open your ears to hear and your heart to accept His Word of Truth by revealing the answers for your troubled soul.

On October 13, 1881, determined to bring about the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language as a way of unifying Jews, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda had what is believed to be the first modern conversation in Hebrew while living in Paris, France.

It can only be a God-ordained fulfillment for both the nation of Israel and their language to be a nation and a language, then to disappear as a nation and language, and then on May 14, 1948 be reborn as both a nation and language.  It is truly amazing what God does to preserve His beloved people!  If you are willing to ask, seek and knock, then ASK for the truth of this “Book of Hebrews” to be revealed to your soul, then my friend, you will be free indeed by knowing the complete truth and purpose of God’s Holy Word.

1 In days gone by, God spoke in many and varied ways to the Fathers through the prophets. 2But now, in the acharit-hayamim, He has spoken to us through His Son, to whom He has given ownership of everything and through whom He created the universe. 3 This Son is the radiance of the Sh’khinah, the very expression of God’s essence, upholding all that exists by His powerful word; and after He had, through Himself, made purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of HaG’dulah BaM’romim. 4 So He has become much better than angels, and the name God has given Him is superior to theirs. 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”? Also, God never said of any angel, “I will be His Father, and He will be my Son.” 6 And again, when God brings his Firstborn into the world, He says, “Let all God’s angels worship Him.” 7 Indeed, when speaking of angels, He says, “ . . . who makes His angels winds and His servants fiery flames”; 8but to the Son, God says, “Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever; you rule your Kingdom with a scepter of equity; 9 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you with the oil of joy in preference to your companions”; 10 and, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth; heaven is the work of your hands. 11 They will vanish, but you will remain; like clothing, they will all grow old; 12 and you will fold them up like a coat. Yes, they will be changed like clothing, but you remain the same, your years will never end.” 13Moreover, to which of the angels has He ever said, “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
In this chapter, God brings to mind how He spoke to your forefathers through the prophets many times and various ways, but in these Last Days, God speaks through His Son, Yeshua.
God, the Supreme Judge, the Holy Almighty Jehovah and Creator of life, presents His final edict by a proclamation concerning the indisputable evidence and His declaration of conformation to you the jury [mankind] for your heart to decide with God the Father, this impeccable truth, that His Son, Yeshua, is the Heir of all things!

1. God speaks to us through His only Son, Yeshua, in these last days.

2. God appointed His only Son Yeshua, Heir of all things.

3. Through Yeshua, God made the universe.

4. Yeshua is the radiance of His Father God’s glory.

5. Yeshua is the exact representation of His Father God’s being.

6. Yeshua sustains all things by His powerful Word.

7. Yeshua provided purification for sins (for each those who chose Him as personal Savior and Lord).

8. Yeshua sits at the right hand of the Majesty (Father God), in Heaven.

9. Yeshua is as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs.

10. God and Yeshua are One: Yeshua is God-Visible to mankind.

How is it, being like-kind with Yeshua, having been born a Jew into the Hebrew Nation of Israel, as God’s select, set apart, chosen people and nation, to have eyes that cannot see and ears that do not hear the complete truth of God’s message?  From the ear to hear to heart!
If you are willing to open your heart to truth, God’s Holy Spirit will reveal truth to you! 
Warning to Pay Attention!
1 Therefore, we must pay much more careful heed to the things we have heard, so that we will not drift away. 2 For if the word God spoke through angels became binding, so that every violation and act of disobedience received its just deserts in full measure, 3 then how will we escape if we ignore such a great deliverance? This, salvation, which was first declared by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard Him; 4 while God also bore witness to it with various signs, wonders and miracles, and with gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh which He distributed as He chose. 5For it was not to angels that God subjected the ‘olam haba – which is what we are talking about. 6 And there is a place where someone has given this solemn testimony*(Psalms 8:4-6): “What is mere man, that you concern yourself with him? or the son of man, that you watch over him with such care? 7You made Him a little lower than the angels, you crowned Him with glory and honor, 8 you put everything in subjection under His feet.” In subjecting everything under Him, God left nothing that is not subject to Him, yet, at present, we don’t see everything subject to Him. 9 But we see Yeshua – who indeed was made for a little while lower than the angels – now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by God’s grace, Yeshua  might taste death for all humanity. 10 For in bringing many sons to glory, it was only fitting that God, the Creator and Preserver of everything, should bring the author of their salvation to the goal through sufferings. 11 For both Yeshua, who sets people apart for God, and the ones being set apart have a common origin – this is why Yeshua is not ashamed to call them brothers 12 when He says, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” 13 Also, “I will put my trust in him, . . .” and then it goes on, “Here I am, along with the children God has given me.” 14 Therefore, since the children share a common physical nature as human beings, Yeshua became like them and shared that same human nature; so that by His death He might render ineffective the one who had power over death (that is, the Adversary) 15 and thus set free those who had been in bondage all their lives because of their fear of death. 16 Indeed, it is obvious that he does not take hold of angels to help them; on the contrary, “He takes hold of the seed of Avraham.” 17 This is why He had to become like His brothers in every respect – so that Yeshua might become a merciful and faithful cohen gadol in the service of God, making a kapparah for the sins of the people. 18 For since Yeshua Himself suffered death when He was put to the test, He is able to help those who are being tested now.
Are we paying attention?  How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?

God cannot look upon sin.  There is no sin in the Kingdom of Heaven.  The only way sinful mankind can ever be a part of His Kingdom is to be forgiven of our sins.  God sent His Son, Yeshua, to earth to lay down His life to pay our sin-debt on a rugged cross outside Jerusalem on a hill called Mt. Calvary.  Pray to God in repentance of sin and ask forgiveness by faith believing in Yeshua as personal Savior for He paid a debt He did not owe, and we owe a debt we cannot pay. Yeshua, once-for-all, forgives our sins and we each receive the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to direct our paths, teach us God’s Word and comfort us in our sorrows of life on this earth until we pass from this world to be with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven.   Yeshua paid the price…are you ready to receive Him as Savior and Lord?

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit inside you. Ezekiel 36:26
Yeshua made like His brothers.
11 For both Yeshua, who sets people apart for God, and the ones being set apart have a common origin – this is why Yeshua is not ashamed to call them brothers.
17 This is why He had to become like His brothers in every respect – so that Yeshua might become a merciful and faithful cohen gadol in the service of God, making a kapparah for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:11,17
Yeshua lived among mankind, being perfect without sin, for He was born of His Father God and not of the earthly origin of Adam.

Yeshua Greater than Moses

1 Therefore, brothers whom God has set apart, who share in the call from heaven, think carefully about Yeshua, whom we acknowledge publicly as God’s emissary and as cohen gadol. 2 He was faithful to God, who appointed him; just as “Moshe was faithful in all God’s house.” 3But Yeshua deserves more honor than Moshe, just as the builder of the house deserves more honor than the house. 4For every house is built by someone, but the one who built everything is God. 5 Also, Moshe was faithful in all God’s house, as a servant giving witness to things God would divulge later. 6 But the Messiah, as Son, was faithful over God’s house. And we are that house of his, provided we hold firmly to the courage and confidence inspired by what we hope for. 7 Therefore, as the Ruach HaKodesh says, “Today, if you hear God’s voice, 8 don’t harden your hearts, as you did in the Rebellion on that day in the Wilderness when you put God to the test. 9 Yes, your fathers put me to the test; they challenged me, and they saw my work for forty years! 10Therefore, I was disgusted with that generation I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, they have not understood how I do things’; 11 in my anger, I swore that they would not enter my rest.” 12Watch out, brothers, so that there will not be in any one of you an evil heart lacking trust, which could lead you to apostatize from the living God! 13 Instead, keep exhorting each other every day, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you will become hardened by the deceit of sin. 14 For we have become sharers in the Messiah, provided, however, that we hold firmly to the conviction we began with, right through until the goal is reached. 15 Now where it says, “Today, if you hear God’s voice, don’t harden your hearts, as you did in the Rebellion,” 16 who were the people who, after they heard, quarreled so bitterly? All those whom Moshe brought out of Egypt. 17 And with whom was God disgusted for forty years? Those who sinned – yes, they fell dead in the Wilderness! 18 And to whom was it that he swore that they would not enter his rest? Those who were disobedient. 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of their unbelief.
God’s ways are not man’s ways.  As far as the heavens are above the earth, so are God’s ways above man’s.  The greatest prophets of old; Noah, Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Daniel, Ezekiel, Joshua, and the list goes on and on, are all born of Adam! The One and only Yeshua, God’s Son, is the only perfect One who saves, forgives all our sins, because of His death, burial and resurrection.  He opens the door of salvation to any one who receives Him as personal Savior and Lord of their life.
“Our God Is Greater”
performed by Chris Tomlin
1 Come, let’s sing to ADONAI! Let’s shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation! 2 Let’s come into His presence with thanksgiving; let’s shout for joy to Him with songs of praise. 3 For ADONAI is a great God, a great King, greater than all gods. 4 He holds the depths of the earth in His hands; the mountain peaks too belong to Him. 5 The sea is His – He made it -and His hands shaped the dry land. 6 Come, let’s bow down and worship; let’s kneel before ADONAI who made us.  Psalms 95
Warning Against Unbelief.
15 Now where it says, “Today, if you hear God’s voice, don’t harden your hearts, as you did in the Rebellion,” 19 So we see that they were unable to enter His rest because of their unbelief. Hebrews 3:15,19
7 For He is our God, and we are the people in His pasture, the sheep in His care. If only Todayyou would listen to His voice: 8″Don’t harden your hearts, as you did at M’rivah, as you did on that day at Massah in the desert.  Psalms 95:7-8
There is no time like today to prepare for an eternity without end.

Believers Enter God’s Rest

1 Therefore, let us be terrified of the possibility that, even though the promise of entering His rest remains, any one of you might be judged to have fallen short of it; 2for the Gospel has also been proclaimed to us, just as it was to them. But the message they heard didn’t do them any good, because those who heard it did not combine it with faith and trust. 3For it is we who have trusted who enter the rest. It is just as God said, “And in my anger, I swore that they would not enter my rest.” He swore this even though his works have been in existence since the founding of the universe. 4 For there is a place where it is said, concerning the seventh day, “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5And once more, our present text says, “They will not enter My rest.” 6 Therefore, since it still remains for some to enter it, and those who received the Good News of the Gospel earlier did not enter, 7 God again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David, so long afterwards, in the text already given, “Today, if you hear God’s voice, don’t harden your hearts.” 8For if Y’hoshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later of another “day.” 9 So there remains a Shabbat-keeping for God’s people. 10 For the one who has entered God’s rest has also rested from his own works, as God did from his. 11Therefore, let us do our best to enter that rest; so that no one will fall short because of the same kind of disobedience. 12 The Word of God is alive! It is at work and is sharper than any double-edged sword – it cuts right through to where soul meets spirit and joints meet marrow, and it is quick to judge the inner reflections and attitudes of the heart. 13Before God, nothing created is hidden, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must render an account.
Awake O Israel!  Call on your God, the same God of Abraham; bow down before Him asking for mercy and forgiveness.  Render your heart and not your clothes; humbly seek Him and you will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart!
7 For He is our God, and we are the people in His pasture, the sheep in his care. If only today you would listen to His voice: 8 “Don’t harden your hearts, as you did at M’rivah, as you did on that day at Massah in the desert, 9 when your fathers put me to the test; they challenged me, even though they saw my work. 10 For forty years I loathed that generation; I said, ‘This is a people whose hearts go astray, they don’t understand how I do things.’ 11 Therefore I swore in my anger that they would not enter my rest.”  Psalms 95:7-11
Yeshua, The Great High Priest …Forever!

14 Therefore, since we have a great cohen gadol who has passed through to the highest heaven, Yeshua, the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we acknowledge as true. 15For we do not have a cohen gadol unable to empathize with our weaknesses; since in every respect Yeshua was tempted just as we are, the only difference being that He did not sin. 16Therefore, let us confidently approach the throne from which God gives grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:14-16

1 For every cohen gadol taken from among men is appointed to act on people’s behalf with regard to things concerning God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and with those who go astray, since he too is subject to weakness. 3 Also, because of this weakness, he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as those of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor upon himself, rather, he is called by God, just as Aharon was. 5 So neither did the Messiah glorify Himself to become cohen gadol; rather, it was the One who said to him, ” Yeshua,You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” 6 Also, as He says in another place, “You are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.” 7 During Yeshua’s life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions, crying aloud and shedding tears, to the One who had the power to deliver Him from death; and He was heard because of His godliness. 8 Even though He was the Son, He learned obedience through His sufferings. 9 And after Yeshua had been brought to the goal, He became the source of eternal deliverance to all who believe in him, 10 since He had been proclaimed by God as a cohen gadol to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.  Hebrews 5:1-10

The book of Hebrews brings the way it was and the way it is, a then world and the now world, to completion in the order of Malki-Tzedek (Melchizedek).  Just as Malki-Tzedek was the foreshadow/forerunner of Yeshua, the now Yeshua is being proclaimed by His Father God to be the Great High Priest forever. The following scriptures tie the prophetic scriptures to their fulfillment in Yeshua, through God’s progressive revelation to mankind through God’s Holy Word. 

18 Malki-Tzedek king of Shalem brought out bread and wine. He was cohen of El ‘Elyon [God Most High], 19 so he blessed him with these words: “Blessed be Avram by El ‘Elyon, maker of heaven of earth. 20and blessed be El ‘Elyon, who handed your enemies over to you.” Avram gave him a tenth of everything. Genesis 14:18-20

ADONAI has sworn it, and He will never retract -“You,Yeshua are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.”  Psalms 110:4
Also, as God says in another place, “Yeshua,You are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.” Hebrews 5:6    This scripture in Hebrews refers to Psalms 110.
Since Yeshua had been proclaimed by God as a cohen gadol to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.  Hebrews 5:10
We have this hope as a sure and safe anchor for ourselves, a hope that goes right on through to what is inside the parokhet, 20 where a forerunner has entered on our behalf, namely, Yeshua, who has become a cohen gadol forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.  Hebrews 6:19

Hebrews Chapter 7

1 This Malki-Tzedek, king of Shalem, a cohen of God Ha’Elyon, met Avraham on his way back from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him; 2 also Avraham gave him a tenth of everything. Now first of all, by translation of his name, he is “king of righteousness”; and then he is also king of Shalem, which means “king of peace.” 3There is no record of his father, mother, ancestry, birth or death; rather, like the Son of God, he continues as a cohen for all time. 4 Just think how great he was! Even the Patriarch Avraham gave him a tenth of the choicest spoils. 5 Now the descendants of Levi who became cohanim have a commandment in the Torah to take a tenth of the income of the people, that is, from their own brothers, despite the fact that they too are descended from Avraham. 6But Malki-Tzedek, even though he was not descended from Levi, took a tenth from Avraham. Also, he blessed Avraham, the man who received God’s promises; 7 and it is beyond all dispute that the one who blesses has higher status than the one who receives the blessing. 8 Moreover, in the case of the cohanim, the tenth is received by men who die; while in the case of Malki-Tzedek, it is received by someone who is testified to be still alive. 9 One might go even further and say that Levi, who himself receives tenths, paid a tenth through Avraham; 10 inasmuch as he was still in his ancestor Avraham’s body when Malki-Tzedek met him. 11 Therefore, if it had been possible to reach the goal through the system of cohanim derived from Levi (since in connection with it, the people were given the Torah), what need would there have been for another, different kind of cohen, the one spoken of as to be compared with Malki-Tzedek and not to be compared with Aharon? 12For if the system of cohanim is transformed, there must of necessity occur a transformation of Torah. 13 The one about whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar; 14for everyone knows that our Lord arose out of Y’hudah, and that Moshe said nothing about this tribe when he spoke about cohanim. 15 It becomes even clearer if a “different kind of cohen,” one like Malki-Tzedek, arises, 16 one who became a cohen not by virtue of a rule in the Torah concerning physical descent, but by virtue of the power of an indestructible life. 17For it is stated, “You, Yeshua, are a cohen FOREVER, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.” 18 Thus, on the one hand, the earlier rule is set aside because of its weakness and inefficacy 19 (for the Torah did not bring anything to the goal); and, on the other hand, a hope of something better is introduced, through which we are drawing near to God. 20 What is more, God swore an oath. For no oath was sworn in connection with those who become cohanim now; 21 but Yeshua became a cohen by the oath which God swore when He said to Yeshua, “ADONAI has sworn and will not change His mind, ‘You Yeshua, are a cohen forever.'”
Warning Against Falling Away!
11 We have much to say about this subject, but it is hard to explain, because you have become sluggish in understanding. 12 For although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the very first principles of God’s Word all over again! You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who has to drink milk is still a baby, without experience in applying the Word about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by continuous exercise to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:11-14

Hebrews Chapter 6

1 Therefore, leaving behind the initial lessons about Yeshua the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of turning from works that lead to death, trusting God, 2 and instruction about washings, s’mikhah, the resurrection of the dead and eternal punishment. 3And, God willing, this is what we will do. 4 For when people have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become sharers in the Ruach HaKodesh, 5 and tasted the goodness of God’s Word and the powers of the ‘olam haba – 6 and then have fallen away – it is impossible to renew them so that they turn from their sin, as long as for themselves they keep executing the Son of God on the stake all over again and keep holding him up to public contempt. 7 For the land that soaks up frequent rains and then brings forth a crop useful to its owners receives a blessing from God; 8 but if it keeps producing thorns and thistles, it fails the test and is close to being cursed for in the end, it will be burned. 9 Now even though we speak this way, dear friends, we are confident that you have the better things that accompany salvation. 10For God is not so unfair as to forget your work and the love you showed for him in your past service to his people – and in your present service too. 11 However, we want each one of you to keep showing the same diligence right up to the end, when your hope will be realized; 12 so that you will not become sluggish, but will be imitators of those who by their trust and patience are receiving what has been promised. 13 For when God made his promise to Avraham, he swore an oath to do what he had promised; and since there was no one greater than himself for him to swear by, he swore by himself 14and said, “I will certainly bless you, and I will certainly give you many descendants”; 15 and so, after waiting patiently, Avraham saw the promise fulfilled. 16 Now people swear oaths by someone greater than themselves, and confirmation by an oath puts an end to all dispute. 17 Therefore, when God wanted to demonstrate still more convincingly the unchangeable character of His intentions to those who were to receive what He had promised, He added an oath to the promise; 18 so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we, who have fled to take a firm hold on the hope set before us, would be strongly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as a sure and safe anchor for ourselves, a hope that goes right on through to what is inside the parokhet, 20where Yeshua, the forerunner has entered on our behalf, namely, for it is Yeshua, who has become a cohen gadol forever, in the order of Malki-Tzedek.

God is Holy and cannot lie! God’s Holy Word is spiritually alive and sharper than any two-edged sword. 

Thus far, God has given three distinct warnings to His people:   

  • Warning to Pay Attention
  • Warning against Unbelief
  • Warning Against Falling Away

Hear O Israel!  God has spoken!  God wants you to render your heart, not your outward rituals.  God gives His people the blessed Hope and that Hope is found in none other but His Son, Yeshua, known only to those who follow Him.  The result of Hope is receiving Yeshua as personal Savior and everlasting life in His Kingdom of Heaven!  Let everyone that has breath praise the Lord!   

“El Shaddai”
performed by Amy Grant

From → Hebrews

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