Summary: Part 2 of a 2-part sermon. The writer to the Hebrews disclosed the essence of man’s reclamation. You can have, if you so choose, a sure reclamation. But how? Man’s reclamation is secured thru..
The SECURITY of Man’s RECLAMATION-II—Hebrews 2:10-18
The writer to the Hebrews disclosed the means/essence of man’s reclamation.
Man’s reclamation is secured by specific means.
You can have, if you so choose, a sure reclamation.
How is man’s reclamation secured?
Man’s reclamation is secure thru...
Earlier in this chapter, we found The circumstances surrounding mankind’s destiny were man’s...
3—Intended RECLAMATION / Redemption(:9-10)
Man’s reclamation is secured thru its Author’s...
1. PERFECTION / Fitness / Suitability(:10)
3—Man’s reclamation is secured thru its Author’s...
Explanation:(:14-15) The RELEASE that the Author offers.
:14—“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh & blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,”
“He Himself likewise shared in the same”
Php. 2:5-8—“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, & coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself & became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
Seeing that men themselves are partners/sharers of blood & flesh, their Author(“captain”:10) also did the same.
“That through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil”
The ‘sharing’(:14b) is with a needed purpose....
....That the devil would be “destroyed,” as he “had the power of death.” Twisting truth, reformulate a lie to simulate truth, thus keeping you in sin!
*We know God possesses all power over death & life!
So How did Satan have “the power of death?”—Satan can lead you to trust other than God, which is sin, & sin yields death—Js. 1:14-15; Rom. 6:21; Rom. 7:8-11—“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires & enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; & sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”.....“What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.”.....“But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived & I died. And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, & by it killed me.”
Sin entered the world— Rom. 5:12-21—READ
“Destroy”—katargew—1) To render idle, unemployed, inactivate, inoperative; 2) To cause to cease, put an end to, do away with, annul, abolish. Strong—To be (render) entirely idle (useless), literally or figuratively:-- Abolish, cease, cumber, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect, fail, loose, bring (come) to nought, put away (down), vanish away, make void.
But...the condemnation brought by sin was removed in Christ! It has every potential to be forgiven in your life, upon your accepting it personally.
Satan had & in a very real sense, still has a formidable weapon—Death(physical & spiritual)! Satan knows that once a man dies there is no longer an opportunity for his being saved from hell.
Death is still in effect today & Can be powerful....BUT....the devil has been outgunned, overwhelmed & thus destroyed! & that means fogiveness is available to all! It is not centered in Israel only....the Holy Spirit comes to indwell anyone who accepts Christ as Savior!
—F.A.I.T.H. outline—Forgiveness is Available to all.
Jn. 3:16—....Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus accomplished this destruction(inactivation) “through” His voluntary vicarious “death” on the cross for all mankind. Thereby Death itself becomes the conduit of Release/True freedom!
:15—“& release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”
“& release those who”
“Release”—apallassw—1) To remove, release, to be removed, to depart; 2) To set free, deliver.
“Through fear of death”
Fear of death is the king of fear!
With Christ, the fear of death is erased & replaced with anticipation of death, by which we have “release” into God’s very presence!
Php. 1:20-21—“.... so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, & to die is gain.”
CWT question—? ‘Do you know for certain that you have eternal life & that you will go to heaven when you die?’
“Were all their lifetime subject to bondage”
*One’s entire life is spent in slavery if he fears death!
Slavery to: Money, Position, Significance, Relationships....In Christ we are RELEASED to discover the reality of these.