Summary: To prove that CHRIST is our Guarantor, and we are the debtors.
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II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prove that CHRIST is our Guarantor, and we are the debtors.
Hebrews 7:22 (Amplified Bible)
7:22 In keeping with [the oath’s greater strength and force], Jesus has become the Guarantee of a better (stronger) agreement [a more excellent and more advantageous covenant].
I have JESUS CHRIST as a Better, Wealthier Sponsor here on earth so He can afford anything for me to have in this life. I live in a stronger and better covenant with GOD made thru my Guarantor, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Not only is His Guarantor, but I am a son of GOD.
JESUS Guarantee of a better covenant
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:
We are all under a great loan, but JESUS became our Sponsor, Guarantor, payment and even the collateral when we accepted Him. We have all sinned and fall short of GOD's Grace, JESUS made it right for He's full of Grace and Truth. The LORD JESUS CHRIST is five times for me in this life, He is the Debtor, Sponsor, Payment, Guarantor and Collateral so I am debt-free, sin-free.
Matthew 18:21-35 (Amplified Bible)
18:21 Then Peter came up to Him and said, Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? [As many as] up to seven times?
18:22 Jesus answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven!
18:23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a human king who wished to settle accounts with his attendants.
18:24 When he began the accounting, one was brought to him who owed him 10,000 talents [probably about $10,000,000],
18:25 And because he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and his children and everything that he possessed, and payment to be made.
18:26 So the attendant fell on his knees, begging him, Have patience with me and I will pay you everything.
18:27 And his master’s heart was moved with compassion, and he released him and forgave him [cancelling] the debt.
18:28 But that same attendant, as he went out, found one of his fellow attendants who owed him a hundred denarii [about twenty dollars]; and he caught him by the throat and said, Pay what you owe!
18:29 So his fellow attendant fell down and begged him earnestly, Give me time, and I will pay you all !
18:30 But he was unwilling, and he went out and had him put in prison till he should pay the debt.
18:31 When his fellow attendants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and told everything that had taken place to their master.
18:32 Then his master called him and said to him, You contemptible and wicked attendant! I forgave and cancelled all that [great] debt of yours because you begged me to.
18:33 And should you not have had pity and mercy on your fellow attendant, as I had pity and mercy on you?
18:34 And in wrath his master turned him over to the torturers (the jailers), till he should pay all that he owed.
18:35 So also My heavenly Father will deal with every one of you if you do not freely forgive your brother from your heart his offenses.
Romans 3:23 (Amplified Bible)
3:23 Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.
Romans 6:23 (Amplified Bible)
6:23 For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (Amplified Bible)
5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].
A. JESUS became the Guarantee
"In keeping with [the oath’s greater strength and force], Jesus has become the Guarantee"
Surety or Guarantee is "egguos" in Greek meaning:"a surety, a sponsor". JESUS, therefore is our Sponsor in this life who can afford anything. We have a wealthy Sponsor here on earth.