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Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Hebrews 6:19-20 Forty days after His resurrection Jesus was taken by God from the earth into heaven, where He resides in glory until He will come again at the end of the world. Many churches of the Reformed tradition will soon gather in public worship to commemorate this glorious event. The ascension of Jesus is described in the...

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“By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” Hebrews 11:9, 10 Abraham is a prominent figure in the list of heroes of faith in Hebrews 11. Abraham could be considered from many points of view, but here in Hebrews 11 the emphasis falls upon the faith of Abraham. In verse 8 we are told that this faith was manifest in his obedience to the...

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Who being the brightness of his glory, and, the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Heb. 1:3, 4 Marvelous speech of God! Word of God whereby Christ, having purged our sins, now sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high! For this, according to the epistle to the Hebrews, is...

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Wherefore in all things it behooved him to he made like unto His brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Heb. 2:17 It behooved Him! . . . . AH emphasis this thought has in this part of the Word of God. It was necessary, it was entirely proper, it was quite inevitable, that the Christ, the Messiah, exactly in order to be the Christ, and to function in that capacity, should be made like unto His brethren. The text is, first...

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Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Heb. 3:12, 13 Take heed! While it is called TODAY! Pay very close attention, be exceedingly circumspect, watch your every step, be careful how you hear, what you speak, whither you go! And watch and exhort one another constantly! For, brethren, we are in the house of God, and over that house none less than the Son of...

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For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them than believeth not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Hebrews 8:16-19 Take heed, brethren! While it is called “Today” and you are in the house of the Son of God, exhort one another daily! Beware, all and each...

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For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Heb. 4:12, 13 For. . . . For the word of God is quick, and powerful. . . . And this little word for here signifies that...

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Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. Heb. 4:14 Seeing then . . . . let us hold fast! Doctrine and exhortation follow each other in regular sequence in this profound and beautiful part of Holy Scripture. And while the exhortatory passages with which the epistle is interspersed occupy the position of inferences from preceding didactical expositions, they, at the same time, frequently are transitions to further instruction in the truth of the Christian profession to come. Thus it is in...

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For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Heb. 9:24 For. . . . Shadows belong with shadows: the way of shadows is sufficient to lead into the shadowy pattern. Reality belongs with reality: the way of reality alone is capable of leading into the true sanctuary. True, also in the days of the shadows there was a sanctuary. And because it was a sanctuary, it must be purified, for nothing is pure among men...

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Romans 9, we have seen, surely establishes the particular and wholly unconditional character of the promise or promises of God. To this we called attention in the two previous numbers of our paper. The apostle Paul, we noted, was struggling with a great problem. He was confronted, on the one hand, with the word or promise of Jehovah that the Lord would bestow the salvation of His eternal covenant upon Abraham and his seed. And, on the other hand, he was troubled because of the rejection of Israel.

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