Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Do we sin willfully? If so, there is no means of grace for this kind of sin.
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. (Vs 26, 27)
While it’s very difficult to imagine a loving Savior, who is indignant toward those of us who have violated His Commandments and did so without thought of repentance. We need to understand the role of a judge!
For when He comes, He will judge according to the Commandments just as they were given to the children of Israel at Sinai. And the Ten Commandments are the basis for all of the others.
And they are as follows:
Exodus 20:2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
These are basic to the walk that He taught and demonstrated to us, and if we abide in Christ then we too will keep these 10 simple Commandments.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor £homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (1st Corinthians 6:9, 10)
The unrighteous will not enter the Kingdom of Elohim. So, let’s look at the example He lived, and what He taught when He walked this earth 2000+ years ago. He Never lied, or stole, nor would He lust, He would not covet, but kept His peace with all men, honoring His mother and His Holy Father. He kept the Sabbath and the feasts, His Father’s appointed times. He would never have eaten pork, or any other unclean thing. He lived according to the Torah, and because he was an obedient Son of the most-high Elohim, He was obedient to the death.
Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? (Vs 28, 29)
The Apostle John says the same thing but in a different way, speaking of those who say they abide in Christ, but don’t keep The Commandments He kept.
He said, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” (1st John 2:3-6)
So, you who lie, cheat, steal, lust, and do not repent, you are not abiding in Christ. And if you are not keeping the Sabbath as YHWH God commanded, you’re no different. That is also a commandment, and breaking it is no less a sin as any of the others, murder and adultery included.
We are assured of true Justice according to our deeds or lack of them in the very last chapter of the Bible. Listen to the very last words from the last of the living apostles.
The Apostle John says, “Blessed are those who do (Keep) His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” (Rev. 22:14, 15)
Look at who enters heaven, those who have kept the Commandments of God. And look now at verse 15, those who are left outside of the kingdom, and the ones who have been sexually immoral, haters and murderers, and those who have bowed down to other gods.
But then He says, “whoever loves and practices a lie.” What lies have we loved?
- The lie of once saved always saved.
- The lie that the Commandments are abolished by Christ Himself.
- The lie that the Sabbath was changed.
- The lie that it makes no difference what we eat.
- The lie that we don’t need to be righteous, because Christ was righteous for us.
There are many such lies, most of which were born out of Roman Catholicism. We worship the Idols of Christmas, Easter, and many other Pagan rites, because we have loved the lies, that have prevented us from being anything like the Christ we profess.
I would be afraid of what may happen to me and my brethren, very afraid.
For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Vs 30, 31)
We need to understand that when He said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:23)
He was speaking prophetically about the time of Judgment, and now that time is on our doorstep!
Consider that it may be time to repent and change our ways, before it’s no longer possible!
Shalom my friends,