Hebrews: The Better Covenant Part 5
In Hebrews: The Better Covenant Part 5, discover how to receive the good things of God. Because of the blood of the new covenant, you can enter before the throne of God with boldness!
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Hebrews Part 5 Transcript
Praise the Lord friends. We thank God today for Jesus and what He’s done. And we’re sharing on Hebrew chapter nine and Hebrew chapter 10, one of my favorite books, one of my favorite messages. What makes this covenant better today is that Jesus made a better sacrifice. And the blood of Jesus set us free from our sins. It sanctified the believer, it secured the promise and it finished all things because of that, we can come boldly to the throne of grace and we can receive the good things of God. Open your heart and receive God’s good word today, blessings. So we’re gonna begin right now in Hebrews chapter nine. We’re gonna look at verse 22. We’re gonna talk about what the blood has done for us, but in Hebrews nine verse 22, it says, “Almost all things are by the law purged with blood and without the shedding of blood is no remission.” Without the shedding of blood there is no remission. This word remission in the Greek is the word aphesis. And it means this forgiveness, deliverance, liberty. It means to pardon as if a sin were never committed. Ain’t that good news. Now in the Old Testament, the people receive that forgiveness by faith in the Redeemer who was going to come. In the New Testament, we receive forgiveness of sin by faith in the Redeemer who’s already come. So we look back on the cross. They look forward to the cross in the Old Testament, we look back on the cross. We look back on what Christ done and we say, “It is finished. It is done.” Now when Jesus shed His blood, the shedding of His blood was eternal in its application. It never has to be done again. He was the one sacrifice for all sin of all time, praise God. He was the perfect sacrifice. He completed this thing. So He says this tabernacle as we begin to read in verse one, “Verily the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and a worldly, a physical sanctuary for there was a tabernacle made the first, which had a candle stick.” He’s talking about the holy place, the table in the shewbread, which is called the sanctuary. “After the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all or the Most Holy Place.” The holy place represented the soul of man. The most holy place represents the spirit, okay? The spirit of man, “Which had the golden sensor, the ark of the covenant overlaid roundabout with gold wherein was the golden pot that had manana,” right? The manana is a type of the word. They received fresh bread every day, praise God. You should get some fresh bread every day from the word of God. Amen. And they went in there six days a week, the seventh day they didn’t go in because God gave them twice on the sixth day for the seventh day, cause they were to rest on the seventh day. Now he said, “And Aaron’s rod that budded and the tables of the covenant.| So when Moses came down from Mount Horab, Mount Sinai, he was bringing two tables with the 10 commandments. They had those in the ark, in the physical ark and he says, “Over it there was the cherubims of glory shadowing, the mercyseat, which we cannot now speak particularly about.” Verse six, “Now in these things where thus ordained, the priest went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. So the priests, right? In the Old Testament, they had the 12 families or the 12 tribes of Israel. One of the 12 tribes was the tribe of Levi. Of the tribe of Levi they had the priesthood, right? And then of the priesthood they had the High Priest, right? So these priests went always into the first tabernacle accomplishing the service of God. So they could go in there every day. “But into the second, the most holy place went to high priests alone once every year, not without blood, which he all offered for himself.” He offered it for his personal sin and for the errors or the sin of the people. The Holy Spirit was signifying that the way of the holiest was not made known while the first tabernacle was standing, which was a figure for the time then present in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices that could not make him that did the service. Right? Perfect. I want you to see that in verse nine. So even the most High Priest that was doing this service that went in there once a year and he took blood for his sins and the people sin. It could not make him perfect concerning his conscience. I want you to see that because we’ll see something different in the New Testament. “Which stood only in meats, drinks and different kinds of wishings and cardinal ordinances, cardinal or physical fleshly ordinances imposed on them until the time of the reformation.” Now, what reformation is this talking about? It’s not talking about the reformation that we had when Martin Luther went and posted his 99 points on the church in Whittenburg, which we believe in that. We thank God that Martin Luther got a revelation that just shall live by faith. That was a move of the spirit, but this is talking about the death burial and resurrection. The death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ change everything. Amen. Hallelujah. And if you begin to understand what happened at the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, it will literally change your life for the good. The blood of Jesus changed everything. Now he begins to talk about this better sacrifice in chapter nine. And he begins to tell us the power of the blood of Jesus. Let’s read in verse 11 through verse 14. He says, “But Christ become a high priest of the good things to come.” That’s the gospel. That’s the promises of the, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle. That’s His body not made with hands. That is a say not of this building, neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Again, the application of this blood, the blood of Christ was eternal in its application. It never needs to be done again. He said for if the blood of bulls and goats, these Old Testament sacrifices and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh.” The Old Testament sacrifices dealt with the outward man. He said, “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 to make you servants of the living God.” So the first thing that the blood of Jesus does, is the blood sets us free from sin. And it sets us free first of all from the dead works of sin. But also when you understand the context that the Book of Hebrews is written in, it sets us free from the dead work of religion or the dead works of the law. It’s not by works of righteousness that we’ve been saved, but it’s by His grace that He saved us, by His mercy that He saved us and washed us with the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost. So when he is talking about freedom from dead works, I believe he’s primarily when you understand this in context, talking about the dead works of the law of legalism, legalism, just isn’t gonna cut it, but he’s also talking about the dead works. So the blood of Jesus set us free from sin. The second thing that it did was secure the promise. Let’s go ahead and read in verse 15 through verse 20. “For this cause He Jesus is the mediator of the New Testament. That by means of death for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the First Testament they who are called might receive the promise of an eternal inheritance.” I’m so glad that we have an eternal inheritance. That means, man didn’t give it to me. So man can’t take it away. 1 Peter chapter 1 says, “We have an inheritance that’s incorruptible, undefiled that fades not a way that is reserved in heaven for us. For where a testament, where a covenant will and testament is, there must be the death of the testator.” In other words if I make my will, my will doesn’t come into power until I die. As long as I’m alive I can change it. But if I die, then it comes into power. So Jesus died right to bring the will, to bring this last will and testament of God into force. And then He rose again to carry it out. He says, “For the testament is a force after men are dead. Otherwise it is no strength at all while he lives. Where upon neither the First Testament or Old Testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept 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 and the people. And he said this saying, ‘This is the blood of the testament of the covenant, which God has enjoined to you.'” So he took these sacrifices. He took the blood and he sprinkled the book and he sprinkled the people. And he said by this blood, God has enjoined this covenant to you. Now that’s the good news because this covenant is not the covenant of Lawson Purdue. It’s not the promise of Lawson Purdue. It’s not the covenant of Andrew Wommack or the promise of Andrew Wommack. It’s not the covenant of Jesse Duplantis, this is the covenant of Almighty God. And what he said in the Old Testament, Moses took the blood and he sprinkled the book and he sprinkled the people. And he said, “By this blood God has enjoined this covenant to you.” The good news is that God, and we look into this, we have a better covenant established on better promises in Jesus is what makes it better because He’s the guarantee. Let’s look at this in verse 21 or verse. Yeah, verse 21. “Moreover he sprinkled with blood, both the tabernacle and all the vessels of ministry. And almost all things are by the law purge with the blood. And without the shading of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in heavens should be purified with these, but heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.” In other words, when they have this physical tabernacle standing in the Old Testament, they used the blood of bulls of goats, of a heifer of all these different things. That was a pattern of things in the heaven. But when Jesus went to heaven and took His blood, right, it had to have a better sacrifice in that. So Jesus took His own blood. Now look at this in verse 24, “For Christ did not enter into the holy place made with hands of physical earth to tabernacle, which is a figures of the true heavenly tabernacle, but into heaven itself now to appear in the presence of God for us.” How many of you glad that Jesus ever lives to make intercession for those of us who come to God by Him? Jesus is praying for you. That is good news. “For then he must often have suffered since the foundation of the world, but now once in the end of the world, has He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” So Jesus didn’t have to go the cross over and over and over again. Hallelujah. Now as we read on down in verse 27, verse 8, 28 says, “As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” So when somebody dies, whatever state you die in, if you die believing you’re gonna spend eternity in the presence of God. If you die as an believer, you’ve never been born again, you’re gonna spend eternity separated from God. Whatever you stay, state you die in that’s how you’re gonna be, right? As a tree falls so shall it lie? That’s Old Testament scripture. That’s what it’s talking about, okay. So it says, “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many and to them who look for Him, shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” How many of you looking for Jesus to come? He says to them who look for Him. So we are looking forward to Christ’s coming.
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Now he goes in on in chapter 10 and he said, basically in the first 18 verses the blood of Jesus, finish the deal. Blood of Jesus completed it. What was incomplete is now complete. What was unfinished is now finished. There’s nothing more that needs to be done. And so let’s read, he says, “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, not the very image of those things can never with those sacrifices, which they offered year by year, continually make the comers thereunto perfect.” The law could not make them perfect. Notice when we were in verse nine of chapter nine, he says, “This was a figure for the time then present. They were offered gifts and sacrifices that could not make him that did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience. For then they would not have ceased to be offered because the worshipers once purge would have no more consciousness of sin.” what God wants you to get you free from sin consciousness. Amen. So that’s what he’s talking about. Now, he’s talking about this Old Testament, New Testament. He says in the Old Testament, “When they made these sacrifices,” in verse three, “There was a remembrance again of sin made every year for it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats would take away sins. Where for when He came into the world,” talking about Jesus, he does not say he, he says this, “Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body you have prepared me in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin. You have no pleasure then said, ‘I, Jesus, Lo, I come in the volume of the book it is written of me to do thy will O God, above when he said sacrifice and offering and burnt offering, offering for sin you would neither had you pleasure therein which are offered by the law.’ Then he said to me, ‘Lo I come to do thy will O God. He takes away the first that he may establish the second.'” In other words you’ve gotta let go of this sin consciousness of this, focus on that. And you’ve gotta put your eyes on Jesus and walk out of there. And he says in verse 10, “By the which will by the New Covenant, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus once for all. In other words, there’s nothing that needs to be done. He has done it all. He has finished it. He has completed. Now, when it says we are sanctified, the Greek word for sanctified here is the Greek agiazo. And it means that sanctify, purify, cleanse make holy. It means to dedicate externally and internally. So we’ve been sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ, Christ of God has been made under this wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption that he who glories let him glory in the Lord. That’s 1 Corinthians chapter one, verse 30 and verse 31. So he goes on down here and he says, “For every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes these same sacrifices, the Old Testament that can never take away sins. But this man Jesus, after he offered one sacrifice for sins forever sat down on the right hand of God.” Jesus completed it. He finished it. I love Colossians chapter two verse 10. It says, “You are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and authority.” Amen. You are complete. Amen. In Christ you are whole, you are well. That Old Testament could never make you complete. It could never make you perfect, but you are complete in Him. The goal of Christianity is not to overcome sin and overcome Satan because you couldn’t do it. The goal of Christianity is to get to know Jesus because He did it for you. And when you get to know Him, you’re gonna walk outta the darkness and walk into the light. Amen. Let’s read verse 11, Hebrews chapter 10 verse 11. He goes on. Actually we’ll be in verse 13, “From this point on Jesus sat down at the right hand of God.” Now that He sat down, what’s that mean? It means the work is done. He says He sat down on the right hand of God,, from this point expecting His enemies to be made His footstool. In other words, He wants you to understand who you are and rise up in your authority. Praise God and take authority over the devil. Amen, and begin to walk in the victory that Jesus provided. He says for by one offering this verse 14 is amazing. Has he perfected forever them who are sanctified. Lawson Purdue did not write this. Lawson Purdue did not put this in the Bible. This is one of those scripture that’s like amazing by one offering He is perfected forever. He’s talking about the work of the blood of Christ in the spirit of man. Those who are sanctified. This word perfected is the Greek word téleio and it means this to make perfect, to finish, to fulfill, to be perfect, to consecrate, to carry out, to accomplish, to bring to an end, to bring to a close by an act or event. Amen. Jesus finished it. Jesus completed it. Amen. Jesus conquered the devil. Amen and when you begin to understand that, guess what? Greater is He that is in you than He that’s in the world. Amen. When you begin to understand it, it completely changes how you live your life. So he goes on and says, “Where for the Holy Ghost is a witness to us. ‘This is the covenant I will make with him after those days,’ says the Lord. I’ll put my laws in their hearts and in their minds, I’ll write them and their sins and in inequities, will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” Your sins have been remitted. They’ve been pardoned as if they were never committed. You don’t have to make another offering. Jesus blood paid it all. There’s nothing more that needs to be paid. You know what? You just need to believe it so you can receive it and walk in the light of what He’s done. Amen. Now, when you understand that the blood of Jesus freed you from sin. The blood of Jesus Amen. Secured the promise. The blood of Jesus sanctified you as a believer, the blood of Jesus completed the deal. Do you know what? It changes the way that you relate to God and it changes how you relate to people. And that’s what he begins to talk about here in verse 19. He says, “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter the holiest by the blood of Jesus. By a new and living way, which He has consecrated for us through the veil that is to say His flesh, having a high priest over the house of God.” So the first thing we do, we come into His presence with boldness. Everybody say, run to Jesus. What happens if you fail? Run to Jesus. What if you have a need? Run to Jesus. What if you need forgiveness? Run to Jesus. Amen. What if you need healed? Run to Jesus. Run to Jesus. Then he says, “Let us draw near,” in verse 22. “With the true heart and full assurance of the faith having our heart sprinkled from an evil conscience in our bodies wash with pure water. That’s the washing of the water of the word. Let us hold fast in the profession of our faith without wavering for He is faithful. That promise. So number one, we boldly enter His presence. Number two, we have confidence in His faithfulness. What happens if my faith fails? He is faithful. Timothy says He cannot deny Himself, because it’s not about me, it’s about Him. Praise to God because will all fail. Amen. But we can walk in victory. Amen. You don’t have to live there, walk out of it. So he goes on and says this. So it changes. Number one, how we relate to God, we run to Jesus. We come bold in His presence. Number two, we have confidence in His faithfulness, but it changes also how we relate to other people. He says in verse 24 and 25, “Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is, but exhort one another, encourage one another and so much more. As you see the day approaching.” What should we do seeing the day is approaching, seeing the crazy getting crazier and the darkness is getting darker. The light is getting brighter. What we should assemble together and encourage one another in the body of Christ. Amen. As able ministers of the New Covenant praise God, cause we’ve been sanctified by the blood of Jesus. Amen. Now we already covered verse 26 through verse 29, but I’m gonna read it. What he’s saying. we’re not gonna reject Jesus, this is not causing us to run from Jesus. It’s causing us we run to Him. So he says, “If we sin willfully after we received a knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice.” I submit to you. The only way that we sin today is willfully. So if you take that scripture, and try to build a doctrine with it, taking it outta context, you’ve messed it all up because the context is not talking about cursing, or commit adultery. The context is talking about rejecting Jesus. And if you take that scripture in Hebrews 10, because verse 29 is talking about rejecting Jesus out of the context of Hebrews chapter six, you have to read it in the context of Hebrews chapter six, because you have to be at a very high level in your relationship with Jesus to be able to do that. First of all, you have to be convicted by the Holy Spirit. You have to be born of the spirit. You have to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. You have to operate in the gifts of the spirit and you have to taste the good word of God. And if you have a very close intimate personal relationship with Jesus and you from that position reject Jesus. He says there remains no more sacrifice for sin. Now there’s very little chance that somebody in that kind of relationship will do it, but it is a chance. So we have to be honest about what the word says, okay? So we’re not rejecting Jesus. We’re running to Jesus. He basically says if somebody does that, they have a fearful looking for judgment fire indignation, which will devour their adversary. He who despise Moses’ law verse 28, died without mercy, under two or three witnesses of how much sorer punishment suppose he who thought worthy was trodden under foot the Son of God rejected Jesus, counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing and done despite to the Spirit of grace for we know him that says vengeance belongs to me. I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, the Lord shall judge His people. It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hand.” We’re not running from Jesus. We’re not rejecting Jesus. What we’re doing is we’re moving towards Him and we’re continuing to believe. And that’s what he’s saying here in the very last. He says, listen, hold onto your faith. Keep believing Jesus. Amen. Let’s finish this up really quickly. He says, “Call to remembrance the former days, when you first believed you endured a great fight of afflictions, partly while you were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions, partly whilst you became companions of others who were. For you had compassion on me and my bonds took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing that in yourselves you have in heaven, a better an enduring substance. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has a great repayment of reward.” Don’t throw away your faith. Keep believing Jesus for you have need of patience. After you’ve done the will of God. You might receive the promise. For yet a little while he that will come, will come and will not tarry, but the judge shall live by faith. And if any man draw back my soul will have no pleasure in him.” This is in verse 39, we are not of those who draw back under tradition. We’re not of those who draw back to judgment, but we’re of those who believe to the saving of the soul. So when I understand what the blood of Jesus has done for me. It changes, I’m forgiven number one, I’m set free from sin. Number two, the promises are secure. Number three, I’m sanctified, sanctified. He sanctified the believe. He completed it. He finished it. So it changes. I come boldly into His presence. I come with confidence. I have faith in His faithfulness and I live my life before other believers holding onto my faith in Jesus, moving forward on my faith. Amen. When you understand what God has done on the inside of you, it changes how you live on the outside. Amen. Praise the Lord. I’m done.
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