“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hebrews chapter five

Heb 5:1  For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

Heb 5:2  Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

Heb 5:3  And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

Heb 5:4  And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

Heb 5:5  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

Heb 5:6  As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Heb 5:7  Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

Heb 5:8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Heb 5:9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Heb 5:10  Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

Heb 5:11  Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

Heb 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

Heb 5:13  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
The whole book of Hebrews was written to exalt Christ―His greatest joy in serving others, with compassion on the ignorant, and on them that were out of the way of salvation; the whole while being compassed with the nature of Abraham (Heb. 2:16), the infirmities that He inherited from Adam. Jesus did not exalt Himself to be the High Priest, as did Lucifer; He served God and man with all His heart, even until death.
“Christ glorified not Himself to be made an High Priest; but He that said unto Him, Thou art My Son, to day have I begotten Thee.” (Heb. 5:5). Christ could not be our High Priest until He had laid down His life. In a special sense He was begotten at His resurrection from the tomb.
Like David having been anointed king, but patiently awaiting 10 years to providentially be given the throne, so, Jesus was conceived in the utmost anointing of the Most High and then submitted to 33 years of training, being “under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the Father” (Gal. 4:2), which, of course, would include His death.
Especially was He taught from the Garden to Calvary. “Who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared; though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered.” (Heb. 5:7,8). His suffering was intense in the garden, as Satan separated Him from His Father’s love and pity.

But, once Jesus had fully made up His mind to risk eternity next to His Father, and under the horrible darkness of Gethsemane, He accepted the wrath of God which completely eclipsed all prospects of His restoration to His Father. God was everything to Christ. Essentially, Jesus chose to forever lose His own eternal existence with the Father God who was His life, so that we could be reconciled to His beloved Father, and supply His eternal absense next to God.
But, even though God heard His Son, He must allow His Son to pass through this traumatic, wrenching misery―They must both pass through this trauma together as a mother and child during birth. The cry of Jesus, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matt. 27:46) reveals that Jesus could not on the cross discern that He had been heard. Not until His resurrection would He know whether or not that His sacrifice was acceptable.
“And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him; called of God an High Priest after the order of Melchisedec.” (Heb. 5:9,10).
When He heard the words from the angel, “Son of God, come forth; Thy Father calls Thee,” new life was begotten in the Lord and He prepared Himself to ascend to His Father to know for sure that His propitiatory death was accepted in all respects. That’s when He rejoiced to know that God could accept His sacrifice. He could declare the intention of God from the days of eternity to save humanity, the gospel dispensation could be launched, and the plan of redemption could continue on to the full extermination of sin and the full redemption of all who would obey Him.
“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee.
Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Be wise now therefore, o ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” (Ps. 2:7-12).
The Almighty will not be satisfied with His fallen race unless they each individually would “Kiss the Son” and “greet one another with an holy kiss.” (2Cor. 13:12). The kiss is the display of deepest brotherhood, friendship, kinship. It means, “Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” Jesus was betrayed with a kiss, but that should never destroy the true purpose of the kiss. We should come to Jesus with our whole heart, kissing Him by faith through our reconciliation and justification, and showing our reconciliation by our obedience to Him.  “Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” (Jn. 15:14).
If we will come to Jesus, open our heart and receive the message God built into His abundant life and death for us, then He will give us power to become sons of God, to sit forever with Him in His Father’s throne as younger children surrounding their elder brother.
“The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool.
The LORD shall send the rod of Thy strength out of Zion: rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies.
Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: Thou hast the dew of Thy youth.
The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Ps. 110:1-4).
“And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.” (Jn. 20:22). If they will kiss the Son, He will kiss them with His Spirit of life and power. Then they will receive the seal of God in their forehead that reads, “Son kissed”.


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