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More Glory Than Moses (Part B)

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January 17, 2022 6:00 am

More Glory Than Moses (Part B)

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January 17, 2022 6:00 am

Pastor Rick teaches from the letter to the Hebrews

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As far as proving points from Scripture for many Christians have gone to their martyrdom and not simply gone home to the Lord without all of these proofs of things simply by the word of God and the facts that it shouts out to anyone will stop to listen to them. I did not come to Christ of science came to the presence of Christ. This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston.

Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of Hebrews.

Please stay with us after today's message to hear more about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching. Now here's Pastor Rick with part two of his study called more glory than Moses in Hebrews chapter 3 Malachi asked the Jews of his day will a man rob God they were robbing God of their tithes and offerings that will withholding whenever a man robs God that man is robbing himself even more in the New Testament the robber will be robbed. If you cheat God of the praise that he is worthy of of the love that he asked for. So the sober mind we consider these things, God wrote finished over all of Moses religious observances and ways and practices.

This is what they had to face. This is what Paul works so hard to convince the Jews of that Messiah had come in that they retain this Old Testament view they could never be the light of the world they could never reach out us outside of their Judaism and he was right. John's gospel chapter 19 verse 30 when Jesus had received the sour wine that last taste of the sinful life. He said it's finished bowing his head. He gave up his spirit. No one does that. No one gives up their spirit will never meet a person says you know what I'm tired of this life goodbye and just shut off all they can do and they'll have the notes for front of a train take some do something to make that happen, but no one can just stop living Christ did because his work was finished and now they Moses of the Mosaic law was obsolete. He says, inasmuch as he who built the house has more honor than the house itself of the creator is greater than the created part of the thing can't be greater than the thing itself. Jesus is the builder and maker of the house and he's telling his audience this that Moses is not the builder. Christ is house, which Moses served built by Jesus and everything else's John's gospel chapter 1 verse three. All things were made through him, that is, Christ without him nothing was made that was made that pretty much covers it comprehensively. Colossians 116 for by him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through him and for him. Diane is a bad but that's the end of the argument we we don't need we don't need science would benefit from it. As far as proving points from Scripture. Many Christians have gone to their martyrdom and not simply gone home to the Lord without all of these proofs of things simply by the word of God and the facts that it shouts out to anyone will stop to listen to them.

I did not come to Christ of science came to the presence of Christ is present came upon me reading his word. First thought was all present. I'm a sinner. I didn't think I was going to happen if I died before this moment I would've been in hell forever instantly like that God communicated communicated the same thing to these Jews, but as Jesus was tempted in the wilderness.

The Bible tells us that Satan left him for a while.

He does that to us to don't think that if Satan pulled such a trick with or stunt rather with our Lord that he's not gonna pull it with us. You've overcome something good get strong because he gonna bring you back your way again may take decades, but he's going to and you should be ready postcards be ready. He is not guaranteed to succeed at the next verse confirms that Jesus is God, because the two verses clearly state that Jesus built the house and now this verse is going say God built the house can't be both of us there the same verse four for every house is built by someone, but he will build all things is God. So there again another statement of deity in the Scripture. There so many of them that it leaves readers without excuse to reject this knowledge, there are no chants forces in the universe spontaneously creating something, except in the rhythm of the creator. Testing them into motion. In other words, you can mix 282 created elements to make another one to women name Esther you have polyester all right back on course. But you know your you mix chemicals and you come up with things plastics. For example, you but you working with created elements. None of those elements created themselves none of them just appeared in this is the best the basic a little child can refute the most intellectual evolutionists by just this one question where that come from. Until a person is cornered with no answer will adjust fortuitous concurrence of events set up. This is a stupid response, but yet they told themselves of the smartest people in the earth. You cannot disagree with them is the right all the time and they really believe it fair, there is the war is O'Kelly just picking one not not that's a fight when you come across people reject Christ. They believe the reasons why they reject him just like you believe the reasons you receive them. So that's the battlefield. One of many that is a battlefield to get them to understand that they believe the wrong thing so many many aren't going to budge no matter what you do and you will knock the dust off your feet. You move on to the next window get caught that quagmire, but it says back to our text verse four he who built all things is God. Now this is not an additional person, but rather an additional mention of his essence.

It includes him the builder of verse three, which is Christ is the builder of verse four, which is God, because of course Christ is God the son, and Hebrews 1 verse two through whom also he made the world so it it it shouts out over and over. God built built by God, you get a house built. Even if you get a renovation. What is the contractor want to do, don't answer that mansard had they put a sign outside and it says that there doing the work they're claiming that I built by and the you can buy stuff says made in China or wherever else to get it. God is put a label on creation built by God and only a fool can deny so seeking to be wise. Many have become fools because they've not sought to be submitted. Verse five and Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant for testimony of those things which would be spoken after word Moses the faithful servant again is how the Holy Spirit remembers this man numbers chapter 12 verses six and seven I love to be able to stand up your cross reference Scripture verses review.

Then he said here now my words if there is a prophet among you I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision.

This is God speaking the people I speak to him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses, he is faithful in all my house. So again with the magnitude of the man the writer to the Hebrews are saying Christ is superior to Moses, but Moses was not an enemy of God.

He was a great champion of God, it was not without his own Majesty among men because God did it for him. Still, a servant still inferior. You know, Norma. If you have success in Christ. It's almost instant that the flesh rears up and want to take some of the credit you will God use me, but of course because because what because he's God, not because it will look at that, here's here's so-and-so over here and have such a talented attach such a talented singer. I'll use them God has chosen the fullest things of the world to confound the wise to wait to bring to nothing the strength of the mighty it can use someone who is gifted but it is still his gift. There are those that know it.

The live that way and their blessed Moses was one of Moses. His name appears over 870 times in the Scripture in every major and every section of the Bible. Your Bible is divided into the tour of the first five books and then the Jewish law of history. Pardon me, and then you get to the poetic books and then the major prophets.

The minor prophets in your New Testament. You have the Gospels, the biography and history of Christ on earth. And then the history of the church in acts, the precepts and the letters and then history future in Revelation and Moses shows up everywhere servant of God is referred to 22 times the man of God five times I'll take one up to God calling me a servant of God, a man of God, just one time even after his death, God referred to him as his servant, he says to Joshua Moses my servant is dead. Joshua 12 that he says it that way is getting Joshua the face facts. You're the leader now you can go with your problems to Moses and let him sought them out. Now you are the one that they will come to for you to sort them out and I will be with you so long as you are with me.

This book of the law. He tells him don't depart from it. Don't turn to the left or to the right.

That's what these Jews were doing. They were turning to the left into right and not staying straight and narrow on the course and is what Satan wants to do to you. Also interesting this work for Sarah servant is not the standard word translated servant in the New Testament are mainly two words diagonals and do laws, jewelers dual also slay diagonals we get our English deacon is an errand boy.

Essentially we get the meanings of how ancient Greek writers use the words and also the compound of the word. The word is often taken from two Greek words to make one and that's how weak we hundred get better understanding of how these Greek words were used. New Testament originally written in Greek, very rich language. This work this Greek word thereat on is not dual.

Also diagonals, but it is an attendant steward lesser in rank than the one they are attending, but a steward.

Nonetheless, and there is and that stroke from the writer that Moses is to be respected.

Servants of God are to be respected and while again he is telling them Christ is superior. He is not at all attacking Moses when Jesus did this with the law. I said don't think that I've come to destroy the law but to fulfill the law and it is masterful stroke of God for testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward. I probably lost the context for you again.

Looking at verse five and Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant for testimony of those things which would be spoken after word Moses work that afterward. This testimony afterward. His work pointed to Christ. All these symbols that are fulfilled and now obsolete because you have Christ now they spoke of his coming is the Lamb of God, and these were promising revelations that the people were receiving sin separates sinners from a holy God. And this these symbols telling humanity that God has a solution. He will solve this problem of separation and these animals that are being slaughtered in these offerings that are being brought to me. There speaking about how I'm going to solve this issue. I will have a servant will fulfill with these things communicate to you to your thinking your mind. Hebrews 10 verses one and three and then verse 10. For the law having a shadow of the good things to come. Now that law he's talking about is the testimony of Moses that were reading here in verse five and not the very image of the thing, can never with the same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect for then would they not have ceased to be offered worshipers once purify would have had no more since we sang all the sacrifices brought they could not take away the sin or else they would've stopped offering the money since taken away Nelson's offer.

No one didn't dally the priest would have thought of them. People would have to bring their offerings to God yearly the high priest would stand on behalf of the nation with the blood in his hand. That's his argument to these Jewish people.

He continues in verse 10. By that we have been sanctified and covered that last session set aside through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Jesus scooped up all those offerings and said all handle this. I will fulfill what they promised and that's the testimony of Moses and those Jews listening to him are listening to him say Christ is prefilled the offering of lamps. Don't you dare go back down to that temple and bring God a lamb or anything else that even a grain offering nothing done.

Verse six Christ as son over his own house whose house we are. We hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hold firm to the end. You see, that is a heavy hit firm to the end. If Christ, the son, in contrast to Moses the servant Moses my servant Christ. My son Moses was faithful over the house of Israel, God's house of Israel Christ over his own house church. Hebrews chapter 10 verse 21 having a high priest over the house of God. First Timothy 315. These words will go up on the building and when we get it built they will go on the front of the building that you may know how you ought to conduct yourselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar in the ground truth when I can use all those were going to get the pillar and ground truth, and for sure how many churches have no interest in being a pillar and ground truth because they put people ahead of God.

You know you feeling you going to tough times in your life, your marriage, your health, whatever it is you're going through all that is paramount. We gotta tell you why you need to feel good about the future when that begins to happen, it erodes the meaning of the church, the pillar in the ground truth.

God is first seek you first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you and in between and between the seeking and the adding is a lot of suffering and pain under the curse of sin, you mothers know curse is alive and well, you give birth. You feel it and some more than others. Granted, but the pain is there nonetheless.

As promised by God would one day there be no more pain or tears of sorrow for the former things will be wiped away for who for those who sought them seek you first the kingdom of God.

When Moses and Elijah appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter and John and James were so excited. Let's build three a Temple said Peter.

He was the most vocal and excited, and the voice from heaven above, said Matthew 17, five suddenly, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.

See, even before the cross he had eclipsed all by his coming. He was greater than all and so he says that we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end so warning, don't fall short.

Don't give it up into contacts again. The Jews wanting to go back to Judaism England with Christianity.

One of the both of some kind of combination just don't do it. Go warn them in verse 12 and verse 14 and in the first verse of chapter 4 is going to hit them with this again. You cannot exchange the gift here of this verse for censoring it did means if it's conditional if you remain firm to the end that that is the context firm to the end that makes that if the keeps in contact Romans chapter 11 verse 22. Therefore, consider the goodness and severity of God. That's what we do, not only his goodness but is severely on those who fell severity toward you goodness if you continue in his goodness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off as nothing does nothing to guess about that kind of language and yet and I've committed myself not to waste time dealing with Calvinistic influences and teachings. Hopefully this will be the last time I bring it up throughout study in Hebrews as we going to slam their teaching.

Not on purpose. They still got on the wrong side. That's their problem. Sounds quite well. I mean it just the just mentioned this once you lock onto a man-made doctrine and spend your time defending that man-made doctrine you cannot read the Scripture on that issue for what it says any longer. You now have to spend your time defending what you think.

It doesn't say it clearly says if you if you continue in the faith. The word apostate means one who has fallen away.

They were once there, they no longer are the problem with this. Why so many Christians are so uncomfortable with this is that they're not comfortable with their own faith. There's so afraid is a sort of spiritual paranoia have a going to be stopping the Christian medical advice on its apparent that's not what we're supposed to be there is such a thing as Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine all what a foretaste of glory divine heir of salvation, purchase of God, this is a story. This is our story as Christians we not walking around paranoid about this and those who do are victims of those who are otherwise quite proficient and intelligent and godly man taking away from some of you are sitting here going home good.

Keep that, but I'm of gotten it out of the way for some of my radio audience and I want to hear letters about you know five points of of you know, daisies, or any other kind of flower.

If you choose to follow the Calvinistic line because you like the men that teaching you have at it but I'm going to handle the word of God as it speaks right out to me so as it says here if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end he speaking to believers, and in any other circle of thought you would say that means. This verse means, if you don't hold. If you opt out of Christianity. Then you get with others who have opted out yet. Also, and so moving forward. If we hold fast. How long will Christ hold you because your salvation you are kept by God.

How long will you be kept by God's very simple answer is very sweet answer. As long as you want should be any other way to God said noncumulative you don't want upon the manipulable stock you become a Christian. And now you can get out. The Mafia does business like that not God. God wants love, and love requires will. You must want it so you are saved, as long as you what is wrong with that.

Why are Christians so paranoid about that. How long do you want to be held. John 15. If anyone does not abide in me is cast out as a branch and is withered and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned. You don't abide now close with this is not sin that causes a soul to be lost is the rejection of Jesus Christ.

It is that sin that is a sin that is the sin that damns the soul so the Christian ethics why I'm sending now I need to be eternally secure to get past this know you.

You have to just believe in the Lord Jesus Christ loving the Lord receive what he has done that is died on the cross for you that is risen again that he's coming again that he is here right now that he wants you in heaven, or is he would not have died for you that you do not have a fragile faith that you have a free will and that free will is the only way love can operate. You should have Blessed assurance you've been listening to cross reference radio the daily radio ministry of Pastor Rick asked Calvary Chapel in Mechanicsville, Virginia. As we mentioned at the beginning of today's broadcast. Today's teaching is available free of charge at our website. Simply log on to cross reference that's cross reference would also like to encourage you to subscribe to the cross reference radio podcast subscribing ensures that you stay current with all the latest teachings from Pastor Rick, you can subscribe cross reference or simply search for cross reference radio and your favorite podcast to the next time as Pastor Rick continues teaching through the book of Hebrews right here on cross reference radio

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