Summary: To show that JESUS our LORD is compared to food and drink, and every moment we can, we need to consume and drink Him at all times until we are overflowing.
Do you consume JESUS until you are full?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS our LORD is compared to food and drink, and every moment we can, we need to consume and drink Him at all times until we are overflowing.
Hebrews 6:5 (Amplified Bible)
6:5 And have felt how good the Word of God is and the mighty powers of the age and world to come,
I always eat and drink, consumed the whole Bread of Life, to my heart's desire, until I am overflowing, in my Holy communions with GOD.
Impossible To Restore Part 2: four to sixth qualities of apostate person
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
Review of Part 1:
People who were impossible to restore are:
1. Those who have been once for all enlightened
2. Who have consciously tasted the heavenly gift
3. Who have become sharers of the HOLY SPIRIT
Felt means "tasted, experienced" but the only logical thing to do when food is prepared at your front, is to eat it, consume. All these people have one thing in common, they only tasted but not consumed or pig it out.
A. They have felt how good the WORD of GOD is
"And have felt how good the Word of God is"
Matthew 13:20-21 (Amplified Bible)
13:20 As for what was sown on thin (rocky) soil, this is he who hears the Word and at once welcomes and accepts it with joy;
13:21 Yet it has no real root in him, but is temporary (inconstant, lasts but a little while); and when affliction or trouble or persecution comes on account of the Word, at once he is caused to stumble [he is repelled and begins to distrust and desert Him Whom he ought to trust and obey] and he falls away.
Same people who have heard the WORD of GOD, tasted how good it is for them, tasted GOD's goodness and mercy and yet they turn back to sin again.
B. They have felt the mighty powers of the age
"and the mighty powers of the age"
Mark 6:20 (Amplified Bible)
6:20 For Herod had [a reverential] fear of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and [continually] kept him safe [under guard]. When he heard [John speak], he was much perplexed; and [yet] he heard him gladly.
Yes, King Herod enjoyed the miracles but He never enjoyed the One who have done the Miracles -- LORD JESUS.
C. They have felt the mighty powers of the world to come
"and world to come,"
1 Peter 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
2:3 Since you have [already] tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord.
Psalms 34:8 (Amplified Bible)
34:8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.