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Christ’s Perfect Work (Part C)

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March 11, 2022 6:00 am

Christ’s Perfect Work (Part C)

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March 11, 2022 6:00 am

Pastor Rick teaches from the letter to the Hebrews

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He said this to his audience.

I thought you be ready for me at this time. In Hebrews 5 just to let me know will get insulted best a conscience sounding the alarm doesn't mean they going to respond the right way to me. What happens if the fire at the firehouse. The alarm goes off and they just turn over and go to sleep house burns down Christians, we are susceptible to such poor behavior, may we not give into it.

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 information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching. Now here's Pastor Rick with his continuing message called Christ's perfect work in Hebrews chapter 10, up to that point you could say that about King David. You could say that about any of the kings that were righteous.

Then he takes the stern Isaiah does to narrow it down just what child is he talking about which we know more about that Isaiah knew at the time and his name will be called wonderful Counselor, mighty God, everlasting father, the Prince of peace. All of those things belong to him. He says of the increase of his government and peace there will be no and you cannot say that about anyone else upon the throne of David. No risking them to order and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward. Even forever the seal of the Lord of hosts will perform this and so verse seven where it says, behold, I have come in the volume of the book it is written of me. Will there is there just to places that are of course hundreds prophecies concerning Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, not to mention all the sacrificial offerings pointing to him verse eight. Previously, saying, sacrifice and offerings burnt offerings and offerings for saying you did not desire and had no pleasure in them which are offered according to the law maybe have lost you may have used only a rat offerings send blood sacrifice Pres Christ's coming. I don't know what you are and speaking to believers within you have a lot of homework to catch up you can.

You do not automatically know the Scripture, when you become born again. When you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior dad do you memorize the Bible instantly.

You know what everything means, of course not. None of us can exhausted or your work to do.

You've gotta plow the book you gotta go into it and learn what is being said. So God can work through you.

You know, we have a saying it's not all about you, much of it is about but not all of it that part that is about you is supposed to be a channel you not just supposed to be a trough that holds things but you're also supposed to be an instrument through which things can pass through one to another word of God, the teachings of God, we were singing that they will know us by our love Christian love as a whole sermon right there. How difficult is it for Christians to love how easy it is for them to criticize in the name of love. I love you brother, but that's an ugly tie you got on. If that was the worst criticism I had to handle all take it, but unfortunately, Christians can be more vicious than that all you going to that church. What was wrong with that church. Unless you've got a biblical, doctrinal, moral issue, you better keep your mouth shut you better be careful who you are messing with. When you mess with God's people in this pastor's and so the work begins when you come to Christ. Christ did the dying word, but you've got a lot to do and you should be following me on these things. He said this to his audience. I thought you be ready for me at this time. In Hebrews 5 just to let me know. People get insulted best a conscience sounding the alarm doesn't mean they going to respond the right way. I me what happens of the fire at the firehouse.

The alarm goes off and they just turn over and go to sleep house burns down Christians, we are susceptible to such poor behavior and may we not give into it. Verse eight. Previously saying I read verse eight verse nine then he said, behold, I have come to do your will of God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second. While the New Testament the new covenant in Jesus blood superior overruling the first covenant, and to distinguish the one from the other.

He makes it clear here that one is the new one is the old verse 10. By that we will have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all his single death. Remove all of our guilt saved us from the wrath of God. Those who come to him. God is not going to do something else to redeem the loss is gone and all. Charles Spurgeon writes this and if you don't know who Charles Spurgeon is and you are a Christian you are missing out as part of your homework assignment. If you are a Christian, still in need of milk in your you want to get strong enough to take the meat of the word you need to start reading the Scripture you need to be under the teaching of men who would teach the word of God and with that will come from or your eyes Asian with what God is done with other Saints over the centuries. To this presence present day Charles Spurgeon that great pastor of all said no new victim is expected or required. There is nothing left to be presented by so-called priest on earth or to be made up by the panaceas and payments of their dupes by powerful language. In other words, he is saying. Good Christ is done at all. We don't need a priest to get into heaven you can go directly to Christ and if you think you need a priest to get to heaven, you are a dupe you're disagreeing with what the Scripture said next section we get into Hebrews.

These guns that we can boldly come into the throne room of God boldly. We come we don't have to have a representative. A human representative we have Christ himself representing us standing for us, inviting us in and so when he says by that we will have been sanctified two parts to sanctification. One is justification opposition with God. We are set aside. We are saved. The second part is we are developed in Christ we are learning we are growing we are making mistakes, we are recovering from mistakes.

We are being used by God. We are stepping out in faith and we are failing and we are stepping out again in faith because we believe him and because that is what it takes status, sanctification, the world does not have it. They are not sanctified, they are doomed.

The wrath of God abides on them. We are here not to be opponents to them but to reach them wherever we can.

And you cannot do it if your sword is dull because it is going to take knowledge of Scripture to reach their conscience. You cannot convict them or you cannot convert them if you can't convict them and conviction comes by truth and so Jesus says you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God with the word of God is going to hurt sinners in supposed to do that it will slaughter man's self-willed opinion of himself and bring him in touch with a loving God who has his arms stretched out to receive any center that will come. Verse 11 and every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. That's his whole point. They were never finished John's gospel chapter 19 so Jesus when Jesus had received the sour wine he said it is finish there's that same word for complete and bowing his head. He gave up his spirit. No one can do that you cannot bow your head and dropdead that has debuted need help, but you cannot dismiss your spirit as Christ did. The Old Testament sacrifices again, not able to open the gates of heaven, but Jesus Christ, Revelation 118, speaking to John the apostle, he says I am he who lives in was dead, behold I am alive forevermore.

Amen. I have the keys of Hades and of death. I've got the keys. John 10 verse nine I am the door of anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture will be free. You will be provided for it is the work of Christ. It's amazing that there churches that do not speak about sin and Christ and he being the only Savior and they don't use their Bibles. Sorta like going to a coffee shop but no coffee if you go to coffee shop. I like to have a call you in a newness we don't sell coffee why you coffee shop what businesses of your properties it, but there churches out there you go looking for God's Word and God's house and is not there in a quite indignant if you say anything about it. They want to make room for you to believe anything you want, just like Satan wants you to do because he is the author and finisher of blasphemy is the author and finisher of leavening, corruption and apostasy and heresy and then Christians are afraid to stand up and say yes true you know how we become weak in our testimony as we become so familiar with the other side is that we don't want to offend them with the truth. I'm not saying we should be abrasive or offensive. Yet if the truth does that nest the truth that is not me.

So we don't go and say Jesus loves you, you idiot sociopath, abrasive and offensive.

You might want to say that that's not how we do it no matter what they're throwing at us. We can say very lovingly we can tell them I would love to call you an idiot, but Christ to save me from that can do that either. We can tell him look, I know you don't like this is what we believe we believe it for reason we can back hours. You can at best guess at what you're saying.

Christ has revealed his word to us.

Verse 12 but this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God is not a catch and release writer this evening. This writer of the letter of Hebrews is relentless.

He will let them go.

They can say we heard this in chapter 6 we heard the sender that wasn't chapters then we would think that we are dozen early, but a letter he is coming back to it. He is hammering them because he does not believe in catch and release as a fisher of men. It's okay, you want to catch a big mouth bass and then thrown back in the water. But when we give them the truth when trying to let them go back to ally want to hold their foot to the fire as best we can, until they understand the difference between ally from the enemy and the truth from God. So when Stephen was preaching. This is what the Scripture says about Stephen and they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke. So what are they doing to Stephen that killed the children because they could not prove him wrong in their own heads, and out of that came the apostle Paul who could not escape the conviction he did a lot of damage before he finally succumbed to Christ because it is a very real fight is invisible but it is very real and we get so sidetracked.

We need time to be entertained and to have harmless fun is something wrong with that day can be very long. You gotta fill those voids with something so long as they remain clean and honest and do not become a distraction but at the same time we have to say to our Lord. What are you doing with me. What is my role in the kingdom and I can tell you that if you are being used by God. You will not be satisfied in this life with being used by God and otherwise you'll always be asking is this something more I can do. I don't feel like you getting enough from me. I know that there's more in me to be used, and then God will say yes there is. And I'm going to do and then he put you on the site and the new anything with you because that's part of the training is called weight training. Wait there and be trained so you can know how to hear my voice versus your ambitions as a pastor, I like to let's all just go I'm just going to Walmart that's blitzed the place Ellis jammed the gospel down their throats.

That would just be wrong. So God says no. I want you to wait. I want you to do it my way. And once you learn how to distinguish my voice from your voice my voice from the devil's voice. I want you to learn discernment. He sat down at the right hand of God.

It tells us in verse 12. In the Jewish Temple.

There was nowhere for the priest to sit as he's writing this letter, the priests were still ministering in the temple. Nowhere to set they could not rest from their work. It was never finished, but Christ is a priest. According to Melchizedek, not according to Levi when he finished his work.

He sat down at the floor right in the front of God. Verse 12 he sat down at the right hand of God. You cannot say this about anyone else except Jesus Christ, his work is finished and the Jehovah witnesses and others would say ha ha he sat down at the right hand of God because he's not God.

Elsie was set down as God, they felt the factoring Godhead which is clearly taught in Scripture because they failed to factor in the Godhead. They felt effective in the God essential.

Where else is crisis.

It is 1/3.

The second person of the Trinity on the lap of the father. Now he sits to the side of the father. The Holy Spirit is there just as much but he does not draw attention to himself. That's why we do not hear about, and the Holy Spirit sits on his throne is not pointing to himself the role of the Holy Spirit as designed by the Holy Spirit is to point to Jesus Christ because there's no into heaven without Christ appointed anything else you'd never get to heaven, and thus his work would not be holy, so the sun is Eagle equal with the Holy Spirit, father, son, or equal together three individual persons and they can't get past that.

So they stumble at that verse and many others. Why because they don't want it to be so they been told it's not so and they wanted that way so they were to ignore. And so when they could come out with their own translations they change Greek words that mean the don't mean with the Greek means when the Bible says uses the word concerning Jesus Christ, that he is worshiped. That would mean he's equal with God if he receives that worship. They change the word from worship to obeisance it shows him respect, worship, or yet he is. That's the Greek word is never twisted the way you do. So the truth will set you free, and lies put you in jail. While Momo set a timer got a few verses ago I can do it I just kick into my New York speech mode 8000 words a minute.

Verse 13. From that time waiting till his enemies are made his footstool.

I just want to read this verse concerning that first Corinthians 1524 then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom of God the father when he puts an end to all rule and authority and power when he says enough human rule and he takes over that day is going to come his enemies will be his footstool. When he separates the sheep from the goat verse 14 for by one offering he has perfected. There is that word finished.

Again, all completed forever.

Those who are being sanctified, justified his again your sins or remove sanctification as you being developed into the image of Christ in this life. In heaven there will never be a worry about remaining in heaven. You will never have another worry again once you make it off this battlefield. He perfected forever of recurrent cleansing when you sin.

Christ is already made provision for that. In other words, you're a Christian now and you you stumble and you sin you don't have to go back to square one. Or you not eliminated. There is a thing called recurrent cleansing. Now that's not a biblical word but it is a biblical fact, that's why we have where sin abounded, grace did much more.

That's why we have. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. That's why we have the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sins. This should make us room robust, and otherwise your timid all like sand. I can preach Christ you know I'm all messed up now I've got to do some sort of canons of some goofy thing crisis. No I paid for you. I made you complete your sanctified cat up go at it again.

Don't fall for the devils live don't quit. Of course you're not worthy.

None of you are if you were, I would not have died for you, but I did die for you because I say you're worth it because you say you're worth it. You cannot give self-worth to yourselves. That's why the Scripture says. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord and he shall lift you up in due time. Verse 15 but the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us or after he had said before, this is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord.

I will put my laws into their hearts and in their minds. I will write them this but the Holy Spirit also witnesses really tells what he knows. In that sense and it says about the Holy Spirit that he had said.

Another words the Holy Spirit is not and it or a thing or a power or a force. He is a person is 1/3 person as we know him of the Trinity is every bit of God, and when the Scripture says you can blaspheme against the sun and it would be could be forgiven you. You can blaspheme against God the father and it can be forgiven you, but if you blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is done. I think that elevates into status of deity. I think that puts him right up there. But what is meant by that, but I accidentally blaspheme nonbusiness listings accidentally blaspheming the Holy Spirit as it is a deliberate act.

What is his role class to preach Christ and if you tell Christ to take a hike you not interested in you go to your grave. That way you blaspheme the work of the Holy Spirit, the person of the Holy Spirit and you cannot be forgiven. So we are very serious about what we preach, the world hates us for preaching all this got to be another way why. Who says you. You say there's gotta be another way sighed audibly value of the Bible.

I'll take the Bible because of the hall a lot more force behind God's word and it's being true than anything you could ever say or do when you get 70 years 80 years 9020 years old is Scripture elders God. Verse 16.

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days that I will put my laws in their hearts and write them in their minds century getting to the point courting the prophet Jeremiah is saying to them. If you disagree with Jeremiah you going to disagree with Christ, if you agree with Jeremiah. You will receive Christ. These things were foretold, and they are fulfilled in Christ, not all of it.

Everything Christ promise is already done. Of course, is more to be fulfilled, but it has been launched.

Verse 17 then he adds their sins and their lawless deeds. I will remember no more. Thank you Lord that is true right now God cast your sins away so that he doesn't eat, he wills them out of existence of those who come to Christ. Verse 18 now where there is remission of these there is no longer an offering for sin. So he says, where Christ is forgiven you. There's no more offerings down at the temple when we get further on in this chapter is going to say if you go back to the temple, there remains no forgiveness for you that is a verse that so many Christians read in a terrified by because he says if you continue to sin. We then why make a sin every now and then is not talking about the sin of behavior is talking about the sin of mixing Christ with something else first Corinthians mamas done first Corinthians 57 for indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Close with this concerning the Jews today. They have no temple have no priesthood have no altar.

They can even pretend to go through the motions of their faith. That is been given to them.

Young chipboard still observe, but it is without high priest without altar, without blood.

Therefore, it is really not as God commanded it to be. Lord prophesied that this would be the case. The reason why it is the case is because God moved Judaism out of the way because the Christ had come in. They don't believe it is a people. Hosea 3 verse four for the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince without sacrifice for sacred relics without any follow Tara from the whole system is going to collapse and it is to this day.

You would think they would say wait a minute, may be unto us a child was born counselor, the Prince of peace, the mighty God, the everlasting father, maybe in fact Christ is our sacrifice. Some of them have some of them do most of them don't move.

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