The lesson on July 10, 2022 was part 13 of “Running the Race” study. This is all about running the race and getting fit to win by being in great shape. There remaineth work to do in Hebrews 4:6 for the Jews to perfect their works of faith so they may receive their reward as their second rest. Those who say that this verse shows you can lose your salvation is true in the context of rewards, not eternal life. We looked at the word “remaineth” in the Greek and the scriptures in Hebrews that used it (Heb. 4:6,9;10:26). We have a similar but different race explained in Colossians 1:24. Paul talked about his suffering as being part of those works of faith (Sufferings: Rom. 7:5; 8:18; 2 Cor. 1:5-7; Gal. 5:24; Phil. 3:10; Col. 1:24; 2 Tim. 3:11; Heb. 2:9-10; 10:32; 1 Pet. 1:11; 4:13; 5:1, 9). We learned what are the “two immutable things” referenced in Hebrews 6:18 KJV. We then looked at the Oaths that are in Hebrews (1. Heb. 3:11; 4:3 Those who do not overcome. 2. Heb. 6:17, 18 Those who overcome like Abraham and 3. Heb. 7:21 The priest of the overcomer). Wayne explained the mission we have before us in this age and in our lifetime. In the time we have left, what works remaineth that we have as those who have come to see the calling of The Mystery. We all have certain abilities and need to find a way to come together as a church that promotes Right Division and The Mystery to Christianity. Let us pray to find a way to assemble these people so we may use their strengths and resources to build the body of which Christ is head to its perfection. We learned how Jesus Christ is the Melchisedec Priest that is available to all because of the completed work of Christ.
The scripture reading was from Hebrews 7:19-28 KJV “19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: 21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) 22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.”