October 22 – Hebrews 6:17-20. Hope in Christ.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 22 – Hebrews 6:17-20. Hope in Christ.

Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

God promised – He swore on Himself and in that, we have hope.  He promised to bless Abraham and his descendants, He gave the law, the Tabernacle and the Levitical priests to Israel (Abraham’s descendants).  Those things were to strengthen the relationship God had with His people.

The New Covenant will be found in Jesus Christ.  He is the fulfillment of the Law, He eliminated the need for the Tabernacle by entering the inner sanctuary not on earth, but in heaven and He is a high priest forever.

This hope is set before us.  This is our future as Christians.  All of our hope is found in Jesus Christ and He is of God – who never lies and on whom the oath of the Covenant is sworn.

We have hope.  It anchors our soul. It draws us to heaven.