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The Names and Titles of Jesus – The Son of Man

The Names and Titles of Jesus –  The Son of Man Episode 100

This series of the names and titles of Jesus will give us a more in-depth understanding of Jesus Christ our Lord. This is ninth in the series. This is one of my favorite classes. I certainly learned a lot putting it together and there has been a great reception to it. The following is an outline.

What name or title did Jesus purposely call himself more than any other?

The Son of Man- Jesus chose that title to refer to himself 50 times, not counting the times it is repeated in the gospel

Son of Man = ben adam = son of a Human

Son of God = Divine

The Son of Man= human—-Jesus was the 2nd Adam—–God called Ezekiel “son of man” 90 times

1) no article
2) Ezekiel was a typology of Jesus-80 parallels Johns Rev

Who is the Antichrist?

Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh; any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist! 2 John 1:7

The Son of Man title is so much more than Christ was human

Dan 2

40And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. 41And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. 42And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Dan 7 12As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. 13I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

27And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

  1. In the days of the fourth kingdom the Roman Empire The Son of Man will come who is the Messiah.
    2. The Son of Man will establish a kingdom that will destroy all other kingdoms and be an everlasting kingdom
    3. The Son of Man kingdom will come into existence when he ascends into heaven/comes to the ancient of days = God and sits on his throne
    4. We learn from other prophecies that when he comes he will do away with sacrificial system/which means destruction of the Temple and create a new covenant
    5. The Son of Man will become the judge of all the earth/all other kingdoms and their inhabitants.
    6. The Son of Man kingdom will not be destroyed nor will the The Son of Man Be destroyed
Phase 1

Jesus comes to earth calling himself The Son of Man and God bearing witness with miracles. – 50 times without counting duplication.
Jesus comes proclaiming the kingdom is at hand.
Jesus explains the nature of the inhabitants of the kingdom and the nature of the kingdom itself parable after parable – Many of these explanations are totally contrary to what they believed Daniel taught about the Son of Man and the coming kingdom.

Phase 2

Jesus begins to lay the bombshells that will destroy most of what the Jews believed about The Son of Man . The Son of Man is not just the Messiah, He is God.

Luke 5 The Son of Man is Devine

17And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 19And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 22But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 25And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.

Luke 12 The Son of Man is Devine

5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. 14Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him

John 9 Son of Man is the Son of God and divine

34They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out. 35Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Son of Man is the son of God and divine

He receives worship from human beings.
He’s worshiped as a baby
Matthew eight is worshiped by the leper
Matthew nine he’s worshiped by the woman
Matthew 15 he’s worshiped
Matthew 28 is worship by the disciples
Revelation 5 is worshiped in heaven by the heavenly host
He’s worshiped in John 9:35

Phase 2

Jesus begins to lay the bombshells that will destroy most of what they believed about The Son of Man.

  1. The Son of Man is not just the Messiah, He is God.
    2. The son of man who is the Messiah and God in the flesh is going to die.

Matthew 16

13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

Luke 18:31Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
Luke 9:44Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
Luke 18:31Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

John 12 King James Version (KJV)

23And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 33This he said, signifying what death he should die. 34The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth forever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?

Phase 2

Jesus begins to lay the bombshells that will destroy most of what they believed about The Son of Man .

  1. The Son of Man is not just the Messiah, He is God.
    The son of man who is the Messiah and God in the flesh is going to die.
Phase 3

His ascension and glorification and receiving a kingdom because of his death, burial and resurrection The Son of Man at His ascension is glorified and received the  kingdom

Son of Man Daniel 7

13“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

The ascension of The Son of Man

John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
Mat 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Act 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God

Phase 2

Jesus begins to lay the bombshells that will destroy most of what they believed about The Son of Man .

  1. The Son of Man is not just the Messiah, He is God.
    The son of man who is the Messiah and God in the flesh is going to die.
Phase 3

The Son of Man at His ascension and glorification and receiving a kingdom because of his death, burial and resurrection The Son of Man at His ascension is glorified and received the  kingdom

Phase 4

The Son of Man is now the Judge of all humanity

John 5 :27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man

Matthew 26

57Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. 58But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. 59The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.  Finally two came forward 61and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’” 62Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” 63But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” 64“You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”[e] 65Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.66What do you think?” “He is worthy of death,” they answered. • 67Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him 68and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?”

SO WHAT!

Hebrews 4

14Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[f] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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Welcome to Mount Zion – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 90


Welcome to Mount Zion, Spirit Filled PodcastThis is the 23rd and last class on the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

The following is the outline of the class.

Welcome to Mount Zion

Preservation of the saints

Hebrews chapter 10:19-12:29

  • True faith will enable us to run the race of life. Hebrews chapter 12:1-4
  • True faith understands God’s discipline is not contrary to God’s love Hebrews chapter 12:5-14
  • True faith understands the imperative to live holy Hebrews chapter 12:14-17
  • True faith chooses the right mountain Hebrews chapter 12:18-28

18You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” 21The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”

Hebrews 12

22But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Hebrews 12

25See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”27The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 28Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Concluding Exhortations and Application

Hebrews chapter 13

Outline Hebrews 13:1-6

Application – be loving

  1. Be loving to the brethren – verse 1
  2. Be loving to those who are strangers – verse 2
  3. Be loving to those who are persecuted – verse 3
  4. Be loving to your companions – verse 4
  5. Be loving in a positive and negative way – verses 5-6

Hebrews 13

13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 3Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. 4Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” 7Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 13Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 14For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. 15Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. 17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

Benediction and Final Greetings

18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon.

20Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 22Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly. 23I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you. 24Greet all your leaders and all the Lord’s people. Those from Italy send you their greetings. 25Grace be with you all.

Access to GOD

OLD COVENANT

GOD

Prophets

Angels

Moses

Human priesthood

Law of works

Man

 NEW COVENANT

Jesus both God and man and His children.

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Do Not Throw Away Your Confidence, Which Has A Great Reward – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 86


This is the 20th class on the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

The following is the outline of the class.

Do Not Throw Away Your Confidence, Which Has A Great Reward
Preservation of the Saints

Hebrews chapter 10:19-12:29

Hebrews 10

32Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions

James 1

2Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Hebrews 10

32Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions 35Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Hebrews 10

37For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”[38And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Hebrews 11

0ne point, have faith in God and be patience and He will give you all that He has promised.

A persevering faith is always rewarded

VS. 1-40

Things that are called faith but are not.
  1. Faith, is not positive thinking
    2. Faith is not a hunch that is followed.
    3. Faith is not hoping for the best, hoping that everything will turn out all right.
    4. Faith is not a feeling of optimism

Hebrews 11

  • The first and second verses and the sixth verse, taken together, help define faith for us. Here we see the ingredients of faith:
  • Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old received divine approval. (Hebrews 11:1-2 RSV)
  • And without faith it is impossible to please God. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 RSV)
Definition of faith in God
  1. Faith commences with “things hoped for,” that is, it starts with a sense of discontent.
    2. Then comes “the conviction of things not seen” aware that we are surrounded by an invisible spirit kingdom, that which is seen is not the whole explanation of life,
    3. “He that comes to God must believe that he is, that God exists.” There are some who say, “That’s the hard part, that’s what is difficult.” No, it is not.
    4. “The assurance of things hoped for.” achieved by acting on the revelation of the things unseen.
    5. By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear. (Hebrews 11:3 RSV)
The amazing deductions & implications and of Biblical faith
  • By faith, we understand that the world was created by the word of God so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear. (Hebrews 11:3 RSV)— That statement was made in the first century.
    • Biblical faith puts us immediately in touch with reality. Faith is a way of piercing the illusion that tends to distract us and lead us into chasing rabbits of thought all over the pasture and bring us right to the point, to show us things as they really are. Do not laugh at faith. Faith is dealing with facts. Faith grounds one immediately on reality.
Grounds one immediately in reality. What science can’t tell us, faith can.
  1. How human history is going to end, but by faith, I know.
    2. Science cannot tell me what is wrong with human life, what is the reason why I act the way I do, and you act the way you do but by faith I know.
    3. Cannot tell me what lies beyond the door of death. Even to the scientists, it is an enigma, a mystery, but by faith, I know what lies beyond. Mystery, but by faith I know what lies beyond.
    4. Cannot explain the mysteries of my own makeup, and tell me how to fulfill my manhood, how to realize my dreams, but faith can.

Hebrews 11(NASB)

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2For by it the men of old gained approval.

THE HEART OF BIBLICAL FAITH
CONVICTION

Hebrews 11

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God. (Hebrews 11:5 RSV)

Genesis 5:21-24 (NIV)

21When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.22After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more because God took him away.

Jude (NIV)

14Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

Hebrews 11

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he received approval as righteous, God bearing witness by accepting his gifts; he died, but through his faith, he is still speaking. (Hebrews 11:4 RSV)

Cain believes a lie. – That one way is as good as another

Abel believed God and came the way God had outlined

Hebrews 11

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, took heed and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; by this, he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith. 8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. The 9by faith he made his home in the Promised Land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she[b] considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12And so from this one man, and he as good as dead came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. 13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

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Jesus our Great High Priest – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 74


This is the ninth class on the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

The following is the outline of the class

JESUS OUR PROPITIATION

4:14 -10:18

Chapter 4 An Exhortation to Enter God’s Rest

“Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands”

Difficulties with the word “rest”

Definition: anything which God initiates and brings to a conclusion

1st Rest:
Gen 1&2 creation started and completed. Was God tired?
2nd Rest:
Moses leads God’s people out of the bondage to the promised land

Jesus Ἰησοῦς
Mat 1:21 “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Mat 1:22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
Mat 1:23 “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”

Yahshua ַ הוֹשׁוּﬠ ְי
-1) The first element is YAH, which is the commonly accepted abbreviated form of YHVH
2) The interesting word group that starts with YAH then the Hebrew verb (shua), meaning to be saved or delivered.
-Yahshua is the name Joshua is a compilation of two elements.
-Why Joshua?

“Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands”

Difficulties with the word “rest”

Definition: anything which God initiates and brings to a conclusion

1st Rest:
Gen 1&2 creation started and completed. Was God tired?
2nd Rest:
Moses leads God’s people out of the bondage to the promised land
3rd Rest:
Jesus leads people out of the bondage of sin to the promised land of heaven Rev 14:13

13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

Hebrews 4 (NIV)
4 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed 3Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ “And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world. 4For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.” 5And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.” •

6Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 7God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” 8For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. 9There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works,[e] just as God did from his. 11Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.

2 WARNINGS TO MAKE US MORE DILIGENT

1. THE WORD – 12For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
1 Thessalonians 5:23- God will save your body soul and spirit.

2. God – 13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

THE OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICE

13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

JESUS OUR PROPITIATION
4:14 -10:18
JESUS OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST
4:14 –16

Look back
1. Hebrews 1:3…When He had made purification of sins,
2. Hebrews 2:17-18 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
3. Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession

Jesus is our Great High Priest
14Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Jesus our Great High Priest
Hebrews chapter 5

Hebrews 5:1-10 • 4 things necessary to be a Priest. 1. Class —- mankind vs. 1a 2. Service —- something to offer. Vs. 1b 3. Disposition —— merciful vs. 2-3 4. Appointment —- Devine   Vs. 5-10

Hebrews
For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness; 3and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself. 4And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.
Relating to the 2 different offices of Jesus

LORD
Work
Obedience
Service
Always relating to His Lordship

HIGH PRIEST
Sin
Forgiveness
Grace
That’s where we relate to His Priesthood

Hebrews (NASB)

  • For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness; 3and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself. 4And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was.
  • 4And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was. • 5So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, • “YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU”; • 6just as He says also in another passage, • “YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.”

“You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”
Genesis14:17 Then after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18AndMelchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High. 19He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; 20And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” He gave him a tenth of all.

The order of Melchizedek

BLESSES ABRAHAM

ABRAHAM PAYS TITHES

ALSO A KING

NO GENEALOGY

ABRAHAM
MOSES
TRIBE OF LEVI
AARON
AARONIC PRIESTHOOD
DAVID

Hebrews (NASB)

  • 7In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. 8Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.9And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation, 10being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 5 (NASB)

  • 10being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.11Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.14But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
Difficulties teaching

1. The subject matter – Godhead
2. The teacher doesn’t have a good grasp of the subject.
3. The audience is not ready

Sometimes as a student you haven’t or are not willing to put in the Time and effort. They were not always dull of hearing, they became dull of hearing.

Hebrews 5 (NASB)

  • 10being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.11Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.14But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. •

Eph 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

Eph 4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ

7 Spiritual Gifts of Rom 12:6-8

Prophesying
Serving
Teaching
Encouraging
Contributing
Leadership
Mercy

1Pet 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

Hebrews 5 (NASB)

  • 10being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.11Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.14But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Baby Christian

  • 1 Peter 2 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation John 16“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
    Ephesians 4:12until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.14As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

Hebrews 5 (NASB)

  • 10being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.11Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.14But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. •

2 Chronicles 3:14

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Jesus the Great Emancipator – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 72


This is the seventh class on the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

The following is the outline of the class.

Chapter 3

Jesus the great emancipator

Jesus the Son is greater than Moses Chapters 3:1-4:13

Important points to remember verses 1-6:

  • Moses and Jesus were exodus leaders.
    • Just like Moses lead Gods people out of bondage to the promised land , Moses was unique until Jesus came
    • Jesus as an exodus leader takes Gods people  out of bondage [the bondage  of sin ] and brings them to a new promised land [ the new heaven  and earth ] and He is greater
    • He’s not dealing with Moses  as a lawgiver he’s already dealt with that in chapter  1:1-3 Prophets
    • We see the son from 2 viewpoints
    1. THE APOSTLE 3:1-4:14
    2. THE HIGH PRIEST 4:14-10:18

Hebrews 3(NIV)

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5“ Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Different types of Apostles

Remembering the word apostle means one sent out.

  1. Apostles sent by God – Moses and Jesus
    2. Apostles sent by Jesus-14
    3. Apostles sent/commissioned by the Holy Spirit –Barnabas James
    4. Anybody sent out i.e. the church
    • ‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false
    • 2 Corinthians 12:12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles. (NASB)

Hebrews 3(NIV)

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5“ Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Worthy of Greater Honor than Moses

  • Jesus is the builder of the house
    • Moses is the house
    • What is the house?
    • The family of God =Like Moses Jesus was appointed or made over the whole family of God– Moses did not make people children of God but Jesus does

Hebrews 3(NIV)

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5“ Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Worthy of Greater Honor than Moses

  • Jesus is the builder of the house
    • Moses is the house
    • What is the house?
    • The family of God =Like Moses Jesus was appointed or made over the whole family of God– Moses did not make men children of God but Jesus does
    • Not only is he over the children of God but over the whole human race i.e. he is God

Hebrews 3(NIV)

  • Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5“ Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future.

Hebrews 3(NKJV)

6but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.  7Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:  “Today, if you will hear His voice, 8Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness, 9Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years. 10Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’ 11So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’”

 2 Things you Need for an Assurance of Going to Heaven

6but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
1. A hope of your salvation- to the degree that you glory in it
2. An outspoken faith

If you have that, God is building into you the characteristics that will take you all the way into heaven! But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15(NIV)

Hebrews 3(NKJV)

6but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.  7Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:  “Today, if you will hear His voice, 8Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, 9Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years. 10Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’ 11So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’”

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Redeemed Humanity Versus the Angels – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 71


Redeemed Humanity Versus the Angels, Spirit Filled Podcast, Bible StudyThis is the sixth class on the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas. This podcast ends two of us the greatest chapters in the Bible.

The following is the outline of the class.

Jesus is greater than the Angels

Chapter 1:4-2:18

Comparing Jesus with the angels

Jesus

  • Only begotten Son
    • Direct lineage to God
    • Worship Him
    • Sits on the throne
    • God the father calls Him God

Angels

  • They’re not
    • They never
    • Never worshipped
    • They serve
    • Ministering spirits

Keep this in mind

  • Not only did Jesus become flesh
    • Not only did Jesus live in the flesh
    • Not only  die  in  the flesh
    • But  He was raised in the flesh
    • He ascended  in the flesh-He is  still  a man, He kept  His humanity

 Outline for chapter 2:5-18
Another problem associated with angels

  • In the first chapter the writer emphasizes the Son’s deity now, he emphasizes  Jesus humanity to complete the picture of why the Son is greater than the angels.
    • Not only God but man and He can bridge a gap that the angelic host could not

5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put everything under their feet.”  In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present, e do not see everything subject to them. 9But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10In bringing many sons and daughters to glory,

Hebrews 2 (NKJV)

5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put everything under their feet.

The Jews spoke of 3 worlds

  1. The world that was = the world before Mt Sinai
    2. The world that is = as a Jewish nation
    3. The world to come = when the Messiah comes

Hebrews 2 (NKJV)

5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified:  “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put everything under their feet.  In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them .9But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

Philippians 2

5Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Romans 8 New (NIV)

16The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. 9But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Suffering and death for God’s violated law

1 Corinthians 2:9

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

10In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 12He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.” 13And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”

To defeat the most powerful angel Lucifer

14Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

Romans 8 (NIV)

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

 To defeat the most powerful angel Lucifer

14Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

16For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.

  • 16For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. • 17For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.

Relating to the 2 different offices of Jesus

LORD

  • Work
    • Obedience
    • Service
    • Always relating to His Lordship

HIGH PRIEST

  • Sin
    • Forgiveness
    • Grace
    • That’s where we relate to His Priesthood

17For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

  • He rules the universe and angels and will send one to help me
    • I have one of my kind raised from the dead in a glorified body assured me I can be in heaven with him • I know he understands and identifies with me
    • He has rendered powerless my enemy Satan
    • He’s freed me from the fear of death so I don’t have to live in that bondage
    • He’s a faithful and merciful High Priest always ready to serve my every need
    • He has entered into heaven waiting for the day that the father says it’s time to go get our people

That’s the message of the first two chapters of Hebrew

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Our Redeemed Destiny in Christ- Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 70


This is the fifth class on the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

The following is the outline of the class.

Son versus the prophets

Hbr 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son

Hebrews 1:2-3

  1. He appointed heir of all things
    2. He made the worlds
    3. He is brightness of God’s glory
    4. The express image of God
    5. Upholding all things by the word of his power
    6. Purged our sins
    7. Sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high

 Jesus is greater than the Angels

Chapter 1:4-2:18

Angels

  • God has used angels to carry messages from Himself to man. communicate with us outside our five senses
    • God has used angels to arrange blessings for humans.
    • God has used angels to deliver us from harm.
    • God has used angels to answer prayer
    • God will use angels to escort me to Heaven when I die.

Comparing Jesus with the angels 

Jesus:
• Only  begotten Son
• Direct lineage to God
• Worship Him
• Sits on the throne
• God the father calls Him God

Angels:
• They’re not
• They never
• Never worshipped
• They serve
• Ministering spirits

Hebrews 2

  • 1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

Drift also Leak Out

  • Acts 13:52…. filled with joy
    • Ephesians 5:18… filled with the Holy Spirit
    • 2 Corinthians 7:4…filled with comfort
    • Matthew 5:6… Hunger and thirst
    • Romans 15… filled with knowledge

Hebrews 2 (NKJV)

  • 1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

Hebrews 10  (NIV)

  • 28Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?

Hebrews 2 (NKJV)

  • 1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

Outline for chapter 2:5-18
Another problem associated with angels

  • In the first chapter the writer  emphasizes the Son’s deity now, he emphasizes  Jesus humanity to complete the picture of why the Son is greater than the angels.
    • Not only God but man and He can bridge a gap that the angelic host could not.
  • 5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified:
    • “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put everything under their feet.”
    • In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present, we do not see everything subject to them.
    •[9But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.10In bringing many sons and daughters to glory,
  • Not only did Jesus become flesh
    • Not only did Jesus live in the flesh
    • Not only die in the flesh
    • But He was raised in the flesh
    • He assended in the flesh-He is still a man, He kept His humanity
  • Hebrews 2 (NKJV)
  • 5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified:
    • “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put everything under their feet.
SIDE STUDY ON THE DESTINY OF CHRISTIANS

James 2: 26 for as the body without the spirit is dead,

Philippians 1:21-24 21For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.22But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me, and I do not know which to choose.
23But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

To depart and be with Christ for that is very much better.

YOUR RESURRECTED GLORIFIED HUMAN BODY – God’s extreme makeover.

Resurrection of mortal body

Romans 8:10-11 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Resurrection

Mar 12:24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
1Cor 15:12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

The scope of our redemption demands it.

  1. The Biblical view of man. (Gen. 1:12, 18 &25)
    2. Death – the enemy of God. (I Cor. 15:26)
    3. Salvation means, literally, to be made whole.
    Heb.10:39   Salvation of soul.
    1Cor. 5:5    Salvation of Spirit.
    Rom 8:23   The redemption of our bodies.

Our destiny demands it.

  1. God became a man with a body. (John1:1, 14)
    2. Jesus’ destiny is our destiny. (Rom. 8:17) 1Cr 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.
    3. He promised we would never die. (John 11:25-26)

Our new environment demands it.
1. “New heavens and new earth” (II Pet. 3:13 – Heb. 1:12)
2. Powerful unimaginable changes. The ultimate makeover (I Cor. 15:37)

1Cr 15:35-38 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come? “You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies; and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own

Incredible Change

Our new environment demands it.

Powerful unimaginable changes. Actual changes

no digestive system – (I Cor. 6:13)
no sexual relationship – (Mt. 22:30)
no aging – (I Cor. 15)
glorious – (I Cor. 15)
powerful – no handicaps – (I Cor. 15)
perfectly fitted for our new home – (I Cor. 15)

I John 3: 1-3 1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure

2 CORINTHIANS 5:1-4  Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile, we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:16-17 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

Romans 8:17-18  17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

IT WILL HAPPEN AT THE 2ND COMING OF CHRIST

There will be 3 great signs. (I Thess. 4:14-18)
1. The last great trumpet.
2. The shout of Michael.
3. The appearance of Jesus with all the spirits of the saved who have died. Then the resurrection of dead Christian bodies & then the changing of all our bodies. All in the blink of an eye

Hebrews 2 (NKJV)

  • 5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified:
    • “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put everything under their feet.

The Jews spoke of 3 worlds

  1. The world that was = the world before Mt Sinai
    2. The world that is = as the Jewish nation
    3. The world to come = when the Messiah comes

Hebrews 2 (NKJV)

5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8 and put everything under their feet.
In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present, we do not see everything subject to them
9But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10For it was fitting for Him, for who are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

10In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 12He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly, I will sing your praises.” 13And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”

14Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17For this reason he had to be made like them,[k] fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

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GOD HAS SPOKEN-THE PROPHETS VS. JESUS – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 67


This is the second class on the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

GOD HAS SPOKEN

The connection between old & new covenant

Hbr 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son

-The Old Testament is inspired by God
The connection between old & new covenant is important because It goes contrary to all latter-day revelation
-The Old Testament revelation Was given to the Jews but was written for us! Rom 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Written for us!

Why was the Old Testament given to the Jews and written for us?

1.To strengthen our faith.
2.General Revelation VS. Special Revelation
3.To give us vital concepts.
4.To identify the true Messiah.

WRITTEN FOR US!

1.To strengthen our faith.
2.General revelation VS. Special revelation
3.To give us vital concepts (man could not be saved by keeping the law).
4.To identify the true Messiah.
5.To identify the true word of God.

The Jews were God’s  vehicle so that we could identify the proper Scriptures. – All Scripture was either written by a Jew or overseen by a Jew or collected by a Jew

ALL SCRIPTURE WAS WRITTEN BY A JEW OR OVERSEEN BY A JEW OR COLLECTED BY A JEW!!
The connection between old & new covenant

Hbr 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son

2 Chronicles 36 (NASB) 15The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place; 16but they continually mocked the messengers of God,despised His words and scoffed at His prophets,until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.

15The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place; 16but they continually mocked the messengers of God,despised His words and scoffed at His prophets,until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.

1 Peter 1

10Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care,11trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christin them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven.Even angels long to look into these things.

Luke 24 (NASB)

25And He said to them,“O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” 27Then beginningwithMoses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

Hbr 1:1-2

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son

The Old Testament

1. Incomplete – information
1 Corinthians 2:9(NKJV)    But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

2. Progressive – contently added to
1 Peter 1
10Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spokeof the grace that was to come to you,searched intently and with the greatest care, 11trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christin them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you,when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to youby the Holy Spirit sent from heaven.
Even angels long to look into these things.

3. Fragmentary – at best
ISAIAH 28:9-10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little

In various ways – diverse manners   

1. How revealed
2. How delivered
3. Different kinds of interments

These last days

Hebrews 9: 26 But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Ephesians 1 : 9… according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
Galatians 4: 4But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son,…
Ephesians 1: 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him Son vs. the prophets
Hbr 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son
2:3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,

Son vs. the prophets

Hbr 1:1-2

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son 

Hbr 2:3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,

Hbr 2:4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.

Hebrews 1:2-3
1. He appointed heir of all things
2. He made the worlds
3. He is brightness of God’s glory
4. the express image of God
5. upholding all things by the word of his power
6. purged our sins
7. sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high

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The God Who Speaks to Us – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 66

John D Kimbrough | Spirit Filled Podcast | A Bible Study, Book of HebrewsThis is an introduction to the book of Hebrews. This Bible class was taught at the Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

Outline:

Introduction to the book of Hebrews

• To whom written–Hebrew Christians
• Why written–To prevent Hebrew Christians from forsaking the gospel and going back to Judaism The pull of their family and friends; We have the Profits & Moses –law (with the finger of God) -Temple -the Holy of Holy -High Priest -Sacrifice-”

THE JEWISH DIFFICULTY WITH CHRISTIANITY

1.JUDAISM WAS OF DIVINE ORIGIN
2.EXTREME NATIONALISM
3.GENTILE PREJUDICE

• Author of the book; “Brother Anonymous” -by the HOLY SPIRIT-13:22-23
• RECIPIENTS OF THE LETTER
UNKNOWN –NOT CLEAR OF THERE LOCATION

• The purpose of this letter

1.To stop a drift into apostasy
2.To correct their stagnant growth and lack of study
3.The danger of heresy from within
4.The competition of Judaism
5.The legality of Christianity
6. The date of the book –around 65AD

• The occasion of the book –the Jewish Christians were in danger of failing to persevere as Christians –the writer wanted to exhort them to steadfastness by

1.Showing the finality of Christianity
2.Showing the greatness and superiority of Jesus
3.The consequences of leaving Christ

• The value of the letter

1.The danger we face of not focusing on Jesus
2.The only full discussion of Jesus as our High Priest and Apostle
3.The most lengthy and precise illustration of Jesus superiority over everything
4.The book of Hebrews presents the clearest explanation of the place of the Old Covenant as contrasted with the New Covenant

• THE OUTLINE OF THE BOOK

1.Christ Greater Than the Prophets and Angels -Chapters 1-2
2.Christ Greater Than Moses and Joshua -Chapters 3-4
3.Christ Greater Than the Aaronic Priesthood -Chapters 5-8
4.Christ’s New Covenant Greater Than the Old -Chapters 8-10
5.Faith in Christ Greater Than the Law -Chapters 11-13
THIS GOD HAS SPOKEN

THIS GOD HAS SPOKEN

• Hbr1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son

GOD

• God (Elohim) = A term describing essence
• God (Elohim) is the plural of EL –“in the beginning, God created the heavens and earth” Genesis 1:1
• God -A DEFINITION “ONE UNLIMITED AS TO HIS ATTRIBUTES
AND LIMITED ONLY BY HIMSELF”
• The name of GOD YHVH
Exodus 3;15 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM”: and he said, “Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.”
• “It is to be God’s name forever, my memorial unto all generations” see Exodus 3:15-16
• Psa72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [Men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

YAHWEH JEHOVAH

Mat 28:19″Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit

 

GOD

ETERNAL
IMMUTABLE
OMNISCIENT
OMNIPRESENT
OMNIPOTENT

ETERNAL

• DEFINITION; GOD always has always been and always will be.
• NEGATIVE DEFINITION; GOD is without beginning and without end.
• Exd3:14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AMhath sent me unto you.
• Psa90:2,4”…from everlasting to everlasting, You are God…For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by…”
like yesterday when it passes by…”
• Isa 57:15For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place,
• Deu33:27″The eternal God…”

IMMUTABLE

• DEFINITION: Without change
• Hbr6:17In the same way God, desiring, even more, to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
• Mal 3:6″ For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
• Isa 46:10Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
• Hbr13:8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

OMNISCIENT

• DEFINITION: GOD KNOWS ALL THINGS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE
• Psalms 139: 1-6

Psa139:1O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
Psa139:2You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.
Psa139:3You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my
ways.
Psa139:4Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.

• 1Sa 16:7But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
• Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of theLORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
• Hebrews 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
• Ps.147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
• Mat 10:29″Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
• Mat 10:30″But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
•Psa139:1O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Psa139:2You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.
Psa139:3You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my
ways.
Psa139:4Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
Psa139:5You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
Psa139:6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

OMNIPRESENT

• DEFINITION: GOD is everywhere and everywhere at the same time, yet is not everything.
• Palms 139: 7-12
• Psa139:7Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
• Psa139:8If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
• Psa139:9If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
• Psa139:10Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
• Psa139:11If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,”
• Psa139:12 Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.

Jeremiah 23 “Am I a God near at hand,” says theLORD,“And not a God afar off? 24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says theLORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says theLORD.
Acts 17: 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being,…

OMNIPOTENT

• DEFINITION: GOD is all powerful He can do anything consistent with His nature.
• Palms 139: 13-18
• Psa139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
• Psa139:14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
• Psa139:15My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
• Psa139:16Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
• Psa139:17How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
• Hbr1:3 “… He upholds all things by the word of His power…”
• Gen 1 in the Hebrew “light be light was”

-Our God (our God) is an Awesome God He reigns (He reigns) from heaven above With wisdom (with wisdom) power and love Our God is an Awesome God-

Our God is an Awesome God

THIS GOD HAS SPOKEN

• Hbr1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by [His] Son

Recreational Sex and What it Does to Jesus – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 61

Recreational Sex and What it Does to JesusI’m happy to share this Bible class I taught at the Pilot Point Church, On 1st Corinthians 6:12-20. I share with you what the Bible says about recreational sex and how it affects you as a child of God and how it affects Jesus.