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Hebrews 11:39-12:4 Jesus and the Last Generation

Norman McNulty

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Norman McNulty

Neurologist at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Lawrenceburg, TN

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  • July 25, 2009
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I realize this is so Sethi center mount from work continuing our study through the book of Hebrews and this week is probably one of the high points of our study in this the we are concluding he receptor alone in an spending the first few verses of Hebrews chapter twelve and this really is masses look at Hebrews so she weeks ago we went through most of he was Chapter 11 and the key points to take away from chapter eleven is that service you live by say our pilgrims and strangers here on this Earth install that those your loving my face don't belong here on this earth they belong and have a and in verse fourteen Mrs. Davis say such things declare plainly that they seek the contrary and it's a good reminder to us if we ask ourselves the question you are wise declare plainly that were seeking the heavenly country are we sitting in nicely here on this earth because there is a difference when we went by Satan we see some of the examples Abraham Isaac and Jacob is a whole list of other characters and when you get to see that and that he receptor alone it talks about people if you escape the edge of the sword out of weakness were made strong wax Valley by women received their dead raised to life again neither is for sure him not accepting deliverance and they might obtain a better resurrection anniversary seven is one of the interesting verses in this chapter verse thirty seven says they worse down the worst song asunder were exempted were slain with the sword they wanted about and sheepskins and goat skins being destitute afflicted tormented and announced the first part of her thirtieth is of whom the world was not worthy and we should ask ourselves the question is the world not worthy of us are we very worthy to fit right into this world because those who live by faith the world was not worthy to have these people on here they were really as if they were already living in heaven and the world was not one to contain here because these people were so faithful and it's interesting some people escaped death deliver them other people do not Athens is a demonstrated faith is a sometimes when you're exercising humility and result in the twentieth and the other side it may be deliverance it may be done so that you may obtain a better resurrection and some of the key characters of course through chapter eleven of Hebrews there is of course able enough to know what you thought about Abraham Isaac Jacob and Sarah Moses is mentioned here is a list of other people that are mentioned in passing family when we think of these people and we do think about the heroes of faith we think about Abraham as the father of the faithful service it's a very poignant chapter describing saved Abraham leaving his home country he doesn't know where he's going maybe this follows God of Abraham and Sarah have faith shoes see Isaac another child bearing he knows is my faith turns away from the riches of Egypt and he chooses rather to suffer affliction with the people of God now we basically got the instructor will not sign it we didn't have time to really spend really any thoughtful time on versus thirty nine and forty this is for the texting stopped today here in the chapter twelve starting in verse thirty nine Susan these all people we've talked about here and he was alone is all having obtained to take care of report through faith receives not the promise but here's an interesting thought people that receive the promise was promise is this time they obviously have a good rep for in the obtained this again report through faith in the very fact that they have a good report that they obtained through faith and other mentions your Hebrews eleven cells is that we will see these people and have a right meaning we expect the people here and he reluctantly among the faithful what we will see in heaven so what is it mean when they say that when it says they received not from us working on a verse forty is God having provided some better thing for us that they those who died in faith without should not be made perfect of this is an interesting passage what is Paul talking about here so you're telling me that Abraham Isaac and Jacob without should not be made perfect what allowed me so Abraham the father of the faithful that there is another group of people that will be needed for Abraham to be considered a perfect way in the world is Paul talking about here it even a little bit more challenging and scenic is mentioned in this shot in seated sigh was translated without saying that it talks about how these all having obtained a good report through faith that includes the unit and it doesn't say that these all died actually researching on these all having obtained a good report through faith receive not the promise is now seen as is and have so you're telling me enough to receive the promise that he was translated and what about the wide it is not mentioned in this episode was translated and narratives he was resurrected and was taken down and he's here in this chapter what is it that Paul is saying these all having obtained a good report through faith received not the prophecy King Arthur have a career of organizing it doesn't get side her statement was the promise of Christ being here on this earth a look at him as we continue on as we will see what exactly this promise is in based on the context of Hebrews so what promises is that these all in attending your report have not received this includes people who were translated without sin death and are in heaven now that scene again allied to his sleeves Moses she was resurrected and is in heaven now that yes SC is receiving on the promise because of the says these all that includes everyone in this shot so that's something that we want to think about here to serve a first fortieths is God having provided some better things for him so as to root for him as a heroes of faith in Hebrews eleven receives God has something better for us and now the questions and who is based on Hebrews Chapter 11 soon wean attitude these all are that's all the people mentioning he was Chapter 11 I sure as the pass that God has provided some better thing for and in what we are going to want to is based on the context of Hebrews will be able to figure out who that is so God having provided some better thing for us that they without us should not be made perfect now the question then is what is a mean bass when he was eleven forty to be made perfect retelling me that Abraham didn't have the righteousness of Christ I mean obviously dead he's the father of the faithful he was a in the book of Genesis and Romans he is described as being declared righteous by God which means that he is righteous so this WordPerfect and it's the Greek word for some layout will modern Greek scholar but that's the word and for those of you might be taking notes it's in the Strong 's concordance if you are number fifty forty eight and the word means to complete accomplish consummate finish fulfill her to be perfect and this word is found several other times in the book of Hebrews and one of the other times this is the key receptors and person wants to love them back to the receptors is to help us understand whether WordPerfect means of the interview with a woman and when it says that they without us should not be made perfect then we would even chapter ten verse one this will help us understand this idea a little better city receptors conversely one says for the law having a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the things can never with those sacrifices which they offered year-by-year continually make the comers thereunto perfect with Chivers reform talk about talking about in the ceremonial law and the round of ceremonies that the Hebrew people in the wilderness and offered him now they continue to do so in the Jewish sample and he had the daily sacrifices but you also have the yearly day of atonement service and services which they performed year-by-year continually should not make the cameras thereunto perfect so for example on the day of atonement which happened year-by-year continually day a year that was the day if you look at Leviticus sixteen thirty was a day that God 's people were to be learned from all their son to guess what happened on the very next day the sacrifices start all over again because those sacrifices were a shadow of Christ she was and who really want to take away their son and those sacrifices really did not make them perfect it was a shadow it was symbolic but the sacrifices in and of themselves did not do that in a few widget versus uses for then with daily sacrifices not see me offered because the worse worshipers wants courage should have had no more conscience of sentiment if you out of resources for it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away so tonight is what we have here the blood of bulls and goats should not make that she perform the sacrifice is perfect it did not purge them of their sentences it did not take away there's and when I can read sanctuary service for their sins to be taken away what time and sanctuary for more than the sensation away it was on the day of it and yet what Palestine is not even on the day of the sound the sons of God 's people were not really taken away they were not really heard that if you work in the greet another word for church discs lands and that you get your mind thinking about sanctuary language this sanctuary being the one in heaven after two thousand three hundred days is that these people their sins were not cleansed they were not purchase their sins were not taken away and another way to describe this is sends really were not wanted out by you we understand based on Bible prophecy that with the blood of Christ and you can save his deepest place she was one can take the waste and can we understand that after the two thousand three hundred days sometime after that point he will blot out the sins of his people that's what it means for Symphony taken away the blood of bulls and goats should not take away sins for the blood of bulls and goats would not want all the sons of God 's people the blood of the boldness was merely simple what if Christ do with what he would offer himself as a sacrifice in the outer courtyard in the NCS priest would take his own what in the holy place and at the end of the twenty three hundred days take his blood Institute the most holy place as our high priest and without blood see what ones us of our sins by taking away or blotting out our sins so when we look at this word perfect at the end of Hebrews one words as they without us should not be made perfect and that is synonymous with Sievers chapters where to be perfect means to be purged of your sins are to have your son taken away by a wad on the day of atonement and here is the key format all those you died and even though she were translated or resurrected and taken out of their sons that they committed while they lived here on this Earth have they been blotted out in the heavenly sanctuary as far as we know now because as we understand the meaning of the judgment to come into the century the judgment of the dead begin first the blotting out of sin if you go to accept a three night scene and obviously make that as a reference in passing at three nineteen cells is that the sins of God 's people will be blotted out when the latter rain is when he begins the fourth house and as far as we now the latter rain has not been for a so enough is in heaven God translated in all of cinema and short of the glory of God including even a citizen but he is metabolic here on earth while they have been forgiven and covered they have not been blotted out in the Ursula is on record as having that that will be blotted out when the latter rain is for out something interesting size is as soon as God having provided some better thing for us that they without us should not be made perfect or without us they should not have their sins blotted out that's another way to read the exact same these all obtained a good report through faith and they are going to receive the promise of being made perfect or having their sins blotted out that it cannot be done without us she was via so let's take a look meeting on the receptor twelve is only what he rejected twelve this will help us understand why all make such a strong expectation to run the race so starting in verse one hundred and twenty seven wherefore does likewise all the receives a negative for a day without I should not be made perfect on a something better for him wherefore seeing we alter and ties the knot with so great a cloud of who are these great cloud of witnesses to hear the faith in Chapter twenty eleven those to live by faith sing we altered the path that was so great a cloud of witnesses let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith to the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame and I sat down at the right hand of the throne of God says here we have alcohol to run a race sci-fi is for the same again reports are favored with God has provided some better thing for us to what is that better thing first of all we see God calls us recently inside every way and the sin which doth so easily beset us and when we look to Jesus and we see him as our Savior as the author and finisher of our faith dying on the cross maybe we'll stop asking questions like what's wrong with the surely doesn't matter how I dress or how I hear this or that God loves us and we can do whatever we want to be upon the same life as we enter into the last days of Earth 's history there's some way that God was calling the website of medicine than say send waves and so there may be some things that you can disable how could this be if and maybe it's not as bad maybe it's a way that's keeping you from running the race so in your life even have a fight while it's not something that's breaking the ten Commandments per se but it's weighing you down to keeping your eyes on Jesus soon and that one can point to a violent person say thou shalt not do such and such but you know that thing in your life is keeping me from running the race and not give an illustration reform if you run the Los Angeles Marathon and I can apply along the back with lots of water bottles and sandwiches and fifties in the sum on the other because they would slow you down the vehicle while the first race on him and Mike gravel water bottle while you're running against a moderate United sharing in the back seat is the point is so as we near the end of her sister we are exhorted to lay aside every weight and the sun if you have sent in your life saying you cannot run this race and how you look to Jesus as your sin pardoning Xavier as you see that he died for you on the cross you're not going to say what's so bad about continuing the sender to see my sense of Jesus on the cross he's my Savior he died for me I want more please is Wednesday of the senna my wife I don't want that as soon we lay aside every weight and the sin that is so easily beset us so it's so easy to get weighed down by the waves and ally in the sense of how I is the only way to lay aside and look to Jesus and we look to Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith is what will make it possible to lay aside waits and listens lines soon as is and let us run with patience the race that is set before us so again as we lay aside some weights in our lives there might be some things that we enjoy doing that we were there wisely realized those things are weighing us down and so as we lay them aside it takes patience to stay focused on the race I had after running the LA Marathon you might be thinking about math it would sure be nice to be sitting in an air-conditioned house right now eating ice cream that would just be off the that would not help you keep your eyes on the finish and so easier as you focus on the race and was required perseverance is this a neo- colonizing is on okay I will will will answer as is right soon as the very divisive not only do we let strategies of the author and finisher of Italy in the cloud of witnesses to have the experience and living by faith and what happens out of the wind their lives when they were running that race ethnicity sensory games now let's look here since we lay aside every weight the substance of easily beset us we run with patience the race December fourth and receives is working to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before him in near the cross despising the shame and send out the right hand of God now we look at Jesus looking as the author and finisher of our safe and what that suggests not talked about this in the class before when you run a race as a beginning point the gun fires in everyone's starts off or I think that there's also a finish line that he will eventually cross and the question is what is the function of the cheese as sad as we know what the author and finisher of our faith how is the author of our faithfulness I'll explain this is good for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame so what is the starting point how does Jesus author our faith will we see him as our Savior and read deem her on the cross how he died on the cross how he despised machine and yet he went through because he saw that the joy that was set before him which is the salvation of our souls so we see Jesus on the cross and that gets us started we see it as a being that is so lovely and so wonderful we say I can get my wife to someone like that I can surrender my life to someone like that because they have my best interest I think they died he died for me to save me so we get started we keep our eyes on Jesus as our Savior every day is that as we can see raise eventually we get to the finish line and we see that Jesus has set down the right hand of the throne of God that's in the sanctuary and having as soon as we strive for the finish line the Jesus in heaven as our high priest seated on the right and Mister God so how do we run this race we see Jesus as our Savior on the cross and Jesus as our high Priest in the sanctuary in heaven and those two functions help us to run the race because Jesus on the cross we give her life for him we asked for forgiveness of sin we were on our wife of sin and then we see Jesus as our high Priest the whole book of Hebrews talks about Jesus being our high priest as our example of ancient and all points like as we are yet without sin he was made in all things like in his room so that he can help us when we are when we suffered being tempted I received this for the first five polymers so when we are running this race we get something we get set for being tempted to give up our patients to take their eyes off the price is with a you know what Jesus was here on this earth he was tempted in all points like as we are yet without sin so there's Nazis for me not to keep my eyes on him to keep going for because he has the power and grace to help me before is a hotly run with patients which either eyes on Jesus first as our Savior secondly as our example on my crease and so as we do that we will eventually get to the finish line here's an interesting point bonuses Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith obviously the word author means to be any DNA or avatar 's face of the worst finisher was translated into English as Senator but the Greek word actually sounds from the same form of the word at the end of the result one forty which is the WordPerfect to remember how these all having attending and reporting system without us should not be made perfect as well the better translation in the results you would need Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith now when he is the perfecter of our faith we saw that that word perfect disconnected and he resets with being purged of her sons are having our sins taken away and what this is describing is Jesus is the one who blocked dollars in the perfecter of our faith so when we get to the end of the race Jesus you finishes our faith perfects our faith he blots on our sense and at that point the race is over and so the beginning point Jesus what sheds his blood as our author and the finishing point Jesus with his blood was shed other authors as our Savior he blocked dollars I like that so the beginning point Jesus shed his blood for us the finishing point Jesus went as one of lots dollars Yonkers since his e-mail blot out those who run the race to run the race as you lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset on and those you look on the Jesus of the author and finisher family seen those kinds of the fourth and he receptor nine verse twenty eight where it says so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many that Jesus is the author of our faith surprises whatsoever to bear the sins of many and unto them that look for him those that the group of people who look to Jesus the author and finisher of their faith they run with patience the race unfortunately aside every weight and the sandwich that so easily beset us and of them that look for him shall he hear the second time of the second time without sin salvation what if he does appear the second time without sin because he's a finisher of our faith or the perfecter of our faith he has blotted our sins I like that of a very beautiful and powerful prompts to think about this and there is to look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith date will sinister race and have their sins blotted out now we talked about this before but I wanted to tie this in here Jesus is described as being seated at the right hand of God as the author and finisher of our faith of the author and perfecter of our faith in Hebrews chapter a Jesus is described as our high priest seated at the right hand of God so as high priest and has all him perform him same function and him zero Chapter eight he turned back to the receptor a when Jesus is our high priest seated on the right hand of God is the mediator of a better covenant the what is you as high priests as mediator the new covenant he writes his law into our hearts in my first universe twelve it says he remembers our sins but because of a lot of lessons out some cheeses as our high priest seated on the right hand of God she writes is want her heart Jesus also seated at the right hand of the author and finisher of our faith was easy to use associations so that we can run the race that is set before us and when we get to the finish line he's the finisher of our faith or the perfecter of our faith he wants our sins and how and when you have that experience of having your faith you have the same faith of Jesus and because he ran the same race we are called around here before and he reset so here's what's interesting cheeses of the right hand of God rights of longer hearts and minds of the rights of water hearts and minds defense will be an obedient group of people or a distributor will be obedient to keep the commandments of God and and she gives a citation is and we get to the end of the race we have the faith of Jesus now when you look at those descriptions of what Jesus is doing on the right hand of God is he's preparing a group of people who keep the commandments of God because Islam has been written in their hearts and minds actual run with patience the race before they will finish the race other sins blotted out at the end of that race they have the faith of Jesus this was the same description as the group of people in Revelation fourteen twelve here is the patience of the same as here they may keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus they are also called the one hundred and forty four thousand and they are the group of people who are translated without seeing that it is Jesus doing on the right hand of God is our high priest and the author and finisher of our faith and his role is to prepare the hundred and forty four thousand and will have done flowering on the house and a half pages and they are the faith of Jesus they are those you are translated without seeing that and they are the ones who will be alive when their sins are blotted out born in biblical terms that is when they will be made perfect pictures and there blotted out and there is no record of your sin according to the Bible definition you're perfect your sense of them taken away and one hundred and forty four thousand have their sins blotted out so does everybody else all those who obtained a good report through faith he was the one so what's the veterans saying that God has provided for that they without us should not be made perfect that are saying is this God has raised the second Advent movement and you can clearly see this in the book of Revelation God raise up a second happy new to give the three Angels messages should prepare the hundred and forty four thousand one hundred and forty four thousand will be the group of people who run the race with patients in a way is that every way the synthesis of easily seven they have gotten lost his new covenant written into their hearts and minds and to have their sins blotted out and the latter rain begins the need for now so God raised up the site him to be the last generation on earth shoe by the grace of God through faith will have their sins blotted out when they have that experience all those you can together for including Eugene and notices you are in heaven now will also have their sins blotted out they will be made perfect they will have their record of sin renews so we'd have a high calling of God philosophy is to give the three Angels messages which prepare the group of people to keep the commandments of God publications of the saints and the faith of Jesus and of course when you have a faith of Jesus he exercised the same faith that Jesus had come by the way back to the third Angels message that she reached twelve verses one and she smells his father experienced the third Angels message wayside every way in the sentences are easily beset us ramifications will come to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith and then he makes her feel in verses three and four or consider him doing near such contradiction of sinners against himself lest ye be wearied insane in your mind you not yet resistance Cinema sorry you've not resisted unto blood striving against the so a lot of signs and we see the race that God has set before us and we become weary and faint in our minds we found is God really wants to run a race like this you are going to falsity consider him consider Jesus see here on additional centers again he was a holy day is and here he was here on this earth who thinks that upon then monitoring the sword you only see and hear that a because he saw the prize at the end of the day and that was the salvation of our souls is a God lastly people may see the joy that will be set before us and that is the external life and adulthood the vindication of God it will change your perspective on how we live her life so instead of saying things like here is this a salvation issue doesn't really matter if I do this through Friday that the question will be asking as we look to Jesus 's will God be glorified by this decision I love Jesus so much that I want to give glory to him so it's not whether or not this is a salvation issue the question is will God be glorified by the way I live my life because I was in and those are the kind of people that God will be glad to say people who are not happy what the Nana I continue to get them to have that how can I live my wife to give the most glory to God is a big difference as God lastly people who experienced the three Angels messages and prepare to get an there's a big difference in our mentality are we just trying to barely get by screen into heaven like barely passed my final exam a medical school are we really trying to liberalize to get the most Florida .com and those you look to Jesus the author finishes her face they are the ones you will give glory to God they will have their sins blotted out the size of the hundred and forty four thousand the last generation John will be able to block out the sins of all of the others will him and the last generation shows for all of those should obtain a good report would've done if they live the life of the closing days of her sister so she received the climaxes we get easy reach of control is all about preparing a group of people who will have the experience of being like Jesus to my prayers as we consider Jesus the author and finisher perfecter of our faith that it will change our perspective on how we live our lives are we living in this great buying it in the heaven are we living to give glory to God and there's a big difference of May we be among the faithful to publications of the Saints keep the commandments of God and he will have a cause other hand we thank you for this message in the big Hebrews may we be among the faithful one generation to say in the race for God 's name will be glorified here on this Earth please help us this is my prayer in Jesus name

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