highlighted verse:Hebrews 8:1 ¶Now of the things which we have
spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the
right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens
2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
6 ¶But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
My highlighted verses:Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
The word "make" in Heb. 8:8 is "sunteleo" which means "to bring to completion" as in "complete entirely" or "finish to the end"!Jeremiah 31:31
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
make = 4931 sunteleo soon-tel-eh'-o from 4862 and 5055; to complete entirely; generally, to execute (literally or figuratively):--end, finish, fulfil, make. Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.Jeremiah 31:32
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:Jeremiah 31:33
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Who is it we are complete in?
We are complete [made perfect - Jn. 17:43] in Jesus Christ, the Word of God.
And although Heb. 8:10 actually
looks ahead to the time of the Millennium when Jesus Christ returns,
if Christians will only "draw near" and "believe" in Jesus Christ, the Word of God,
and "dwell in Him" thereby becoming "sealed" (Rev. 7:3, 9:5) in their hearts and minds with the Word of God,
then they can partake of that New Covenant right now, To Day, and enter into His rest!
Such is the case with God's elect
who have partaken of that New Covenant
and have "eaten and digested" the whole "roll", the whole Word of God (the Bible) (Ezek. 2:9-3:3).
Again, it doesn't matter how religious you are or what lofty position you might hold within the tabernacles of men!
It matters only that He dwells in you and you in Him for
if you are to "live", as in
have eternal life,
then you must live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Our Father gave us a "visual", an
ensample for our understanding,
when He caused our forefathers to first "hunger" and then provided them with "manna",
food from "heaven", angel's food!
"See" and understand from the Books
for if you have eyes to see and ears to hear you will see the New Covenant written of long ago!
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Do you hunger and
for the true bread of life
or are you satisfied just drinking a little milk every Sunday?
The way to "life" is to be complete in Christ, the Word of God.
In fact, it is that very thing,
quoted from Deut. 8:3 (above), that Jesus Christ said to the spiritually
Satan, when he tempted Him after being an hungered following 40 days of prayer and fasting in the wilderness?
(By the way, Satan is very religious and just loves to "set up" religions with magnificent "temples" and earthy "sanctuaries".
Take heed and beware of the leaven!)
Luke 4:4 And
Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall
not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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