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Hebrews 6 Study (Part Two)Psalm 111 (112) Study …

Hebrews 6 Study Part Two

God’s Infallible Purpose in Christ

13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the [f]immutability of His counsel, [g]confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two [h]immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we [i]might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

NOTES HEBREWS 6 STUDY (vv. 13-15, v. 18, v. 19, and v. 20)

6:13-15: THE PROMISE made to Abraham was a son, an heir through whom God would greatly MULTIPLY – (v. 14) him …

6:18: THE TWO IMMUTABLE THINGS are God’s promise and God’s oath – (v. 17) …

6:19: BEHIND THE VEIL – (I will read Hebrews 9:1-5, for better understanding) is heaven …

Hebrews 9:1-5: Then indeed, even the first covenant had ordinances of divine service and the earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tabernacle was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, the table, and the showbread, which is called the [a]sanctuary; 3 and behind the second veil, the part of the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of All, 4 which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant; 5 and above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail

- God is enthroned upon the CHERUBIM; hence, God’s throne in Israel’s midst, THE MERCY SEAT, has a Cherub on each side – (The Orthodox Christian altar is flanked by cherubim) … These representations, along with the pictures of cherubim on the inner veil – (Exodus 26:31) and the beauty and detailed workmanship of everything made for the tabernacle, serve as the icons of the OT … This, and numerous other passages, held put to rest the fear that the second commandment – (Exodus 20:4-6) prohibits all imagery … God cannot be represented because of divine nature in unknowable and hence cannot be depicted … However, when the Son becomes Man, the human nature of God the Son can be, and is, imaged …

Exodus 26:31: “You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim

Exodus 20:4-6: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor [a]serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting[b] the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

6:20: MELCHIZEDEK: The author picks up the argument from (Hebrews 5:10) …

Hebrews 5:10: called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,”



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