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Without the Camp
"God, Who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son"-Hebrews 1:1.
IN THIS first verse, the whole message of the book of Hebrews is summed up. This epistle has a 2-fold purpose: To demonstrate from the Hebrews' own Scriptures that the Law of Moses was a temporary and incomplete thing-that eternal completeness and perfection are found only in Christ, and-
Secondly, to impress not only the Hebrews but all believers of all ages with the tremendous and glorious holiness and responsibility of their high calling in Christ Jesus.
The first 3 verses express the supreme position of Christ in God's plan.
The rest of chapter 1 shows particularly his superiority to the angels. The Law of Moses, the "ministration of angels," was very rightly highly esteemed by the Jews; but Paul clearly shows that things were written of the promised Messiah that proved him to be of immeasurably greater authority and honour than the angels.Bro Growcott
The epistle to the Hebrews is a call to Jewish believers to leave the Law completely. The time had come for a final break. The Law given by Moses had served its purpose. The intervening period of transition between the death of Christ and the destruction of the Temple was nearly over.
God did not just give Israel a bare command to leave the Law. Rather He gave, in this epistle, a beautiful, satisfying, reasoned explanation and revelation of the infinitely better way in Christ. This is the message of Hebrews -- how Christ so beautifully fulfills every type, answers every question, supplies every need.
It was a time of tremendous transition for the Jewish believer. Moses and the Law had been ingrained into every fibre of their national being for so long. Now the Old Covenant had waxed old and was ready to vanish away. The glorious New Covenant -- the Abrahamic -- was in force, established by the blood of Christ.
Those who were blindly wedded to the ritual of the old were lost and dismayed. But those who saw the purpose and meaning and deep typical significance of the glorious Law God had given Israel through Moses, were ready and eager for the change.
Bro Growcott - Go Forth To Him Without The Camp