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Summary: A study of the book of Hebrews 10: 19 – 39

Hebrews 10: 19 – 39

Perfectly Accepted By Our God- Part B

19Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings: 33 partly while you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and tribulations, and partly while you became companions of those who were so treated; 34 for you had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods, knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in heaven. 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: 37 “For yet a little while, and He Who Is coming will come and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” 39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

The result our Glorious Savior has done has now brought about a number of new conditions which we will learn about in the rest of this chapter. Here is a quick overview of what is brought to light for us;

1. We now have boldness to enter into the very presence of God because all that can hinder this from happening is removed (verses 19-20). Looking to our great priest (verse 21) whose intercession is unfailing, results in all of us being able to draw near with a true heart and full faith because we have been purified by the blood of Christ, transformed by the Holy Spirit, and have set our hearts to do what is right (verse 22)

2. A firm holding fast to our confession (verse 23)

3. A provoking of each other to love and good works (verse 24)

4. A continual gathering together to worship God and learn of Him (verse 25).

I want you to write this down and do your own inventory on your personal walk with Christ Jesus our Lord. Putting the 4 points together will give us the test of a true faith. It is nearness to God, true witness, constant purity of life and a revealing of concern for others, and finally the fellowship of the Spirit with each other.

10.19-20 ‘Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way through the veil, that is to say, his flesh,’

We now have [can you just imagine this] the ‘boldness’ to enter into the Holiest of All (here ‘the holy place’ signifies the heavenly Holy of Holies), to enter the very heart of the spiritual realm where God Is revealed, and to bask in His presence, which we do through the blood of the Lamb of God, our Lord Jesus. There is no longer the veil to separate us from Him and prevent our entry. This is ‘the high and holy place’ mentioned in the book of Isaiah 57.15, in which dwells the High and Exalted One Whose Name Is Holy, with him who is of a contrite spirit, in order to revive his spirit and heart.

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