Hebrews Chapter 9
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
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Matthew Henry's Hebrews Chapter 9 Bible commentary...
The Jewish tabernacle and its utensils. (1-5) Their use and meaning. (6-10) These fulfilled in Christ. (11-22) The necessity, superior dignity, and power of his priesthood and sacrifice. (23-28)1-5 The apostle shows to the Hebrews the typical reference of their ceremonies to Christ. The tabernacle was a movable temple, shadowing forth the unsettled state of the church upon earth, and the human nature of the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom the fulness of the Godhead dwelt bodily. The typical meaning of these things has been shown in former remarks, and the ordinances and articles of the Mosaic covenant point out Christ as our Light, and as the Bread of life to our souls; and remind us of his Divine Person, his holy priesthood, perfect righteousness, and all-prevailing intercession. Thus was the Lord Jesus Christ, all and in all, from the beginning. And as interpreted by the gospel, these things are a glorious representation of the wisdom of God, and confirm faith in Him who was prefigured by them.
6-10 The apostle goes on to speak of the Old Testament services. Christ, having undertaken to be our High Priest, could not enter into heaven till he had shed his blood for us; and none of us can enter, either into God's gracious presence here, or his glorious presence hereafter, but by the blood of Jesus. Sins are errors, great errors, both in judgment and practice; and who can understand all his errors? They leave guilt upon the conscience, not to be washed away but by the blood of Christ. We must plead this blood on earth, while he is pleading it for us in heaven. A few believers, under the Divine teaching, saw something of the way of access to God, of communion with him, and of admission into heaven through the promised Redeemer, but the Israelites in general looked no further than the outward forms. These could not take away the defilement or dominion of sin. They could neither discharge the debts, nor resolve the doubts, of him who did the service. Gospel times are, and should be, times of reformation, of clearer light as to all things needful to be known, and of greater love, causing us to bear ill-will to none, but good-will to all. We have greater freedom, both of spirit and speech, in the gospel, and greater obligations to a more holy living.
11-14 All good things past, present, and to come, were and are founded upon the priestly office of Christ, and come to us from thence. Our High Priest entered into heaven once for all, and has obtained eternal redemption. The Holy Ghost further signified and showed that the Old Testament sacrifices only freed the outward man from ceremonial uncleanness, and fitted him for some outward privileges. What gave such power to the blood of Christ? It was Christ's offering himself without any sinful stain in his nature or life. This cleanses the most guilty conscience from dead, or deadly, works to serve the living God; from sinful works, such as pollute the soul, as dead bodies did the persons of the Jews who touched them; while the grace that seals pardon, new-creates the polluted soul. Nothing more destroys the faith of the gospel, than by any means to weaken the direct power of the blood of Christ. The depth of the mystery of the sacrifice of Christ, we cannot dive into, the height we cannot comprehend. We cannot search out the greatness of it, or the wisdom, the love, the grace that is in it. But in considering the sacrifice of Christ, faith finds life, food, and refreshment.
15-22 The solemn transactions between God and man, are sometimes called a covenant, here a testament, which is a willing deed of a person, bestowing legacies on such persons as are described, and it only takes effect upon his death. Thus Christ died, not only to obtain the blessings of salvation for us, but to give power to the disposal of them. All, by sin, were become guilty before God, had forfeited every thing that is good; but God, willing to show the greatness of his mercy, proclaimed a covenant of grace. Nothing could be clean to a sinner, not even his religious duties; except as his guilt was done away by the death of a sacrifice, of value sufficient for that end, and unless he continually depended upon it. May we ascribe all real good works to the same all-procuring cause, and offer our spiritual sacrifices as sprinkled with Christ's blood, and so purified from their defilement.
23-28 It is evident that the sacrifices of Christ are infinitely better than those of the law, which could neither procure pardon for sin, nor impart power against it. Sin would still have been upon us, and have had dominion over us; but Jesus Christ, by one sacrifice, has destroyed the works of the devil, that believers may be made righteous, holy, and happy. As no wisdom, learning, virtue, wealth, or power, can keep one of the human race from death, so nothing can deliver a sinner from being condemned at the day of judgment, except the atoning sacrifice of Christ; nor will one be saved from eternal punishment who despises or neglects this great salvation. The believer knows that his Redeemer liveth, and that he shall see him. Here is the faith and patience of the church, of all sincere believers. Hence is their continual prayer as the fruit and expression of their faith, Even so come, Lord Jesus.
Gabriel James's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment about verse 27 on 4/30/2014, 4:43am...
it reminds me of what i am about to forget mr. death. it is good that a child of God read the text every week twice.
Joann's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment about verse 5 on 4/26/2014, 4:32pm...
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Brother Martin's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment about verse 27 on 4/15/2014, 7:01pm...
If ye fie in your sins where I am ye cannot come, and be sure that your sins will find you out.
Eneth Henry's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment about verse 27 on 2/10/2014, 3:37pm...
Certainly this appointment with death cannot be cancelled postponed or avoided This appointment will be for one time only Judgement will be by the just Judge Jehovah commendation and glory for those who accept Jesus Christ and condemnation for those who reject Him It will either be eternal life or eternal death Now is the time for self examination
Ethel's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment on 2/02/2014, 12:05am...
HEBREWS 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgression that was under the first testament. They that which was called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. The old testament sacrifice could not take away sins, the old testament sacrifices might be compared to the writing of checks that was in the bank. Christ death was deposit from the foundation of the world, with Christ death on the cross, the deposit it was released and all checks was honored and paid.
Romans 3:25 THROUGH FAITH Christ's death satisfy the fathers righteous the man, it's benefits are appropriate only through faith in his finish work. In his blood through Jesus shed blood for our sins, this is how propitiation was accomplished. Just and justifier Jesus is both the Apostal and high priest of Christian faith. Jesus is sent directly from God as a messenger as high priest he is man direct and assessor with God. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the tester. Testament (a will) require the deaths of it's maker before it can be set enforce. Christ life alone in the flesh could not establish the new testament his death in the fleshly form, his shed blood had to drain from the flesh of life existence was necessary. For a testament is a force after men are dead other wise it is of no strength at all why the tester live.
Jennifer Lindley Cyrus's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment about verse 27 on 1/12/2014, 7:58am...
Everyone has an appointment with death, and who we lived determined our live after, to be with God or to be with the devil, after death there is no forgiveness from God.
Niyi Amuda's Hebrews Chapter 9 comment about verse 27 on 12/01/2013, 11:42pm...
"And as it is appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgment". First point to make here is that YOU WILL DIE ONCE DAY! Everybody is going to die, some sooner than others. When a man dies he doesn't go into extinct as some believe, or purgatory, such occultic believe isn't Biblical.
It is clearly stated that you would die one day. Your death is not going to be like one of those animals, because you have the breath of God (Gen. 2:7) in you and because Jesus shed His precious blood to wash away your sins (Rev. 1:5), you will have give to account of every moment of your life to God (2 Cor. 5:10). Heaven awaits those who live a holy and spotless Christian life, on the contrary, hell fire awaits sinners, those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ (Luke 16:19-23). Let's grow to become like Jesus, His coming is eminent!
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