Warning Brethren Against Unbelief

Warning Brethren Against Unbelief

Hebrew 3: 7-8

Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Seeing that those whom He represents are flesh and blood, it became necessary for Him also to become flesh and blood that He might die in their place, by this act destroying Satan, and annulling his power of death over mankind.

This refers to the deliverance of all righteous souls from the captivity of Satan and from their prison in the lower parts of the earth.  Christ descended first into hell Psalm 16 10; Acts 2: 27, in the lower parts of the earth Ephesian 4: 8-10; Matthew 12: 40, then captured the righteous souls from Satan, leading them captive to heaven when He ascended on high as referred to the Ephesians 4:8-10.  This fulfilled Psalm 68:18. Before this, all righteous souls went into hades or sheol, along with the souls of the wicked but in another compartment with a great gulf between them.  Luke 16: 19-31.

Now the souls of the righteous no longer go to the heart of the earth to be held captive against their will.  They go immediately to heaven. At physical death to await the resurrection of their bodies. 2 Corinthians 5:8.; Philippians 1: 21-24.

The wicked continue to go to the torment compartment of hades or sheol and will continue to do so until the end of the Millennium.  Then deaths and hades will deliver up the wicked souls who will be united with their bodies in resurrection to be judged and sent to eternal

Christ did not take the nature of Angels, but became the nature seed of Abraham. It was necessary that He be made in all things like unto His brethren that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the things of God., to remit their sins by His own atonement, and to represent them in time of temptation. Verse 17-18.

Thus Apostle Paul show the Jews that Christ had to be made a human being; that He came from Abraham according to the flesh; that He was one of their own people; that redemption  could not have been possible otherwise; that the Messiah had to suffer to redeem and that He is now able to help and deliver all men who are tempted.

 

 

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