“he helps” is the Greek “epilambanetai”
“Abraham’s Seed” not Adam’s seed
Reason it is important to be united with men is to be their high priest.
A Mediator between God and man. Representing both God and man.
Jesus can enter God’s presence because he is sinless.
Jesus can represent us before God because he has made us sinless
Jesus was tempted to abandon the will and plan of God.
Jesus suffered temptations like all men
Jesus suffered temptations that are unique only to the Messiah
Our High Priest knows what it is like to think:
- I have gone far enough.
- I don’t want to do this anymore
- I see a way to get the prize without following God’s ways
- I want to do it my way not God’s way
- “Holy” set apart for God, separated from the ways and wills of the world
family, a unified group in the
“Heavenly calling” or “epouraniou metocoi”
This is your positional truth.
Next, “fix your thoughts” is the word “katanohsate”
“Apostle” – “one who is commissioned as an authoritative representative”
“High Priest” -
“Confess” “ ’omologiaV” “homologias
God has spoken to us through Jesus, the apostle who spoke God’s will.
God has shown us how to respond to God’s word through Jesus, the high priest who represents us before God.
Jesus was faithful then to God as an apostle and as a high priest
The combination of the royal representative and the priest is rare in the OT
The “house” that Moses was
faithful over was the house of
Moses was a servant
Jesus is the son
Moses was part of the house
Jesus is the creator of the house
Moses “testified” to what would be said and done in the future.
Christ is the fulfillment
The use of the word “testimony” (martyrion) may be referring back to the “tent of testimony” (martyriou). It all testified to the coming Messiah
See Hebrews 9:1-10
We are Jesus’ house. He will lead us through the wilderness and to victory if. . .
“hold on to our courage (confidence)”
“hold on to the hope of which we boast”
“If” is conditional. It is the 3rd class condition “maybe you will, maybe you won’t”