Letter to the Hebrews
Yahweh God's New Covenant Remedy for the sin of mankind, was established by Yahweh God even before the foundation of the world. The Wisdom of Yahweh God Almighty is from Eternity, even as this is so, His unseen Wisdom was hidden IN the Grace of His Spirit of TRUTH; for Yahweh's Pascal Lamb was deemed to be slain even before the foundation of the world. In the flow of Yahweh God's creation of time, the finality for Yahweh's Pascal Lamb would indeed come to a climax. In the High Holy Day of the evening Feast of Unleavened Bread, Jesus ends the animal sacrifices for sin, and institutes His Father's New Covenant Word of TRUTH IN the LIFE giving Blood of His Lamb Jesus Christ:
For while they were eating of the flesh of the passover lamb. Jesus/Yeshua took the unleavened Bread, He then gave Thanks to His Father God for the Bread, He then broke the Unleavened Bead, and gave to His disciples saying: Take and eat, for this is My Body given for you. Then He took the wine and again gave thanks to His Father God, and gave it to His disciples saying: All of you drink of it; for this IS My Blood of the New Covenant, shed for many for the remission of sin.
Listen clearly to the WORD of Yahweh God Almighty, for He Speaks of His Powerful convicting WORD that He will bring to pass. Witness the Word twice spoken by Moses:
The Lord thy [Yahweh] God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me. Him you shall harken.
Then the Lord Yahweh confirms the WORD unto Moses:
I will raise them up a Prophet from their brethren like unto you, and I will put My WORDS IN His Mouth, and He shall Speak unto them all that I Shall Command Him. It shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto MY WORDS which He shall Speak IN MY NAME, I Will require it of him that will not hear. (See Deuteronomy 18 verse 15 thru 19.)
Now consider with Whom we are dealing with: For the Eternal Father God was IN Christ Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself. Selah! (See 2 Corinthians 5 verse 18 thru 20.)
Paul, in his writings in 1st Corinthians 11 verse 24, amplifies God's Word of TRUTH IN His Son: This do in remembrance of Me. Whereby, in Communion Fellowship with His believers, God's Spirit of Grace, being One with the Word of God that is IN and OF Christ Jesus, covers over the acknowledged sins committed in the perishing flesh of a humble believer. Sin's condemnation is cleansed IN the Sanctifying Blood of Christ Jesus, wherein the unseen Word of God's TRUTH is manifested IN the ears that will hear, so as to bring them to Thanksgiving in the remembrance of why Christ died for us sinners. Holy God's Word is faithful to cleanse and renew the mind of the faithful believer through God's New Covenant of Grace that is eternally established in the unseen Life giving Blood of Jesus the Christ of God. However note the warning in the following Scripture.
He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathers not with Me scatters. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return unto my house from where I came out. And when he comes to his house, he finds it swept [clean] and garnished. Then goes he, and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in [the house], and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. (Luke 11 verse 23 thru 26.)
So the Spirit of Yahweh God is addressing the conscience of all of the Jews and the gentile believers that came to a beginning faith IN Jesus Christ, and were baptized into the Messiah and become new born babes IN the Messiah. These new believer were originally set apart, that is they were absolved from the consequences of all past sins, and were given a new beginning that would aspire to true LIFE IN Christ Jesus. (See Romans 3 verse 23 thru 26.) But even so, sin's very nature in the flesh, will find us out and will leave us floundering around in the new forming dust cloud of wickedness. The flesh is not redeemed and will perish; so then what are we to do now to relieve our flesh of its confusion in sin that remains of the nature of witchcraft?
Rebellion against God is as witchcraft, for its stubbornness begets more sin that fosters rejection from the Eternal Yahweh God of all Holiness. (1st Samuel 15 verse 23 thru 24.) The nature of the man of flesh is mired in self idolatry that elevates it self before others and even commends ourselves above the all-knowing Holy Yahweh God of the universe. Within the idolatry of man there are many of those that are wise in their own separatist dogmas, and have declared themselves to have a superior understanding of Scripture; and now declare that they are no longer accountable to sin. However, witness for yourselves that Creator Yahweh God's Holy Spirit is the Fountain of LIFE that flows freely in His select vessels:
For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the Fountain of Living Waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2 verse 13.)
Repent and repair the breech of idolatry that you may be Holy separate to Holy Yahweh God, the Almighty.
I AM the WAY, I AM the TRUTH, I AM the LIFE of mankind: No one come to the Father but by Me.
I have even heard from the pulpit preachers whose twisted pride says: "With salvation it is impossible for us to sin". There is no Godly Wisdom in this wanton statement that was erroneously extracted from selected Scriptures from the first Epistle of John, and other Scriptures. But contrary wise, the Word of Holy Yahweh God, in John's Epistle, begins by saying:
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the TRUTH is not in us. If we say that we have no sin, we make [Yahweh] God a liar, and His WORD is not in us. (See 1st John 1 verse 8 thru 10.)
Those who are being saved by Yahweh God's mercy, will humbly call for Yahweh God to continue His repair of the breech of our souls, and will not allow themselves to be in the deception of idolatrous sin. Humility is in the faith of God, and that humility reveals to the believer that in the idolatry of their flesh, they are broken cisterns that cannot hold the TRUTH of Yahweh GOD'S WORD. If one commandment is breeched then all are broken for they all come back to the first and greatest of Commandments that reveals idolatry: I AM the Lord thy God, thou shall not have any other god before ME,
The enemy of our souls is well pleased, when we give license to our corrupted flesh to follow our own self centered will. In Satan's deception, we allow divisive sin to continually annul Christ's imperative call for genuine repentance from sin followed with God's faithful remission of acknowledged sin. The Flow of the Water of the Holy Spirit of God and His Christ, allows for God's cleansing sanctification within Christ's Communion Life Blood, given by the Almighty's Spirit of Grace. Faith in the Life giving Blood of Christ alone, allows for His sanctified believers that abide within His Holy Body, to enter into the Presence of Holy, Holy, Holy Yahweh, the Lord God Almighty.
Robert Glenn Pratten