Agonizomai: Heb 11 - 28 - Christ - The ONLY Inheritor and Our Inheritance

Monday, April 19, 2010

Heb 11 - 28 - Christ - The ONLY Inheritor and Our Inheritance

Heb 11 - 28 - Christ - The ONLY Inheritor and Our Inheritance

Heb 11:28 By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.

This demonstration of Moses faith came 40 years after what transpired in the last verse. It is a testament to the patience, providence, grace, mercy and wisdom of God, Who is always working all things together for good for those that love him and are the called, according to His purposes. He finishes in us the good work that He started.

In Moses the immature faith of his "youth" had been perfected by long periods of communion with God in which he had found humility and a deeper understanding leading to reliance upon God and God’s ways rather than his own. Now he was serving God rather than trying to do something for God. He was finally creature and God was finally omnipotent and wise creator. Now he was doing God’s work in God’s way by God’s power.

So it was in this frame of mind, in this trusting, leaning, believing, hoping attitude of heart that Moses not only did those things God had commanded, but also taught them and passed them on to God’s people. Just as today, we must believe that the only means of deliverance is found in the commandment of God that we be under the blood of the Lamb of God. When He sees Christ’s blood He will pass over us. If He does not see the blood of His perfect Son upon the portals of our hearts, then we shall die the eternal death of torment under the condemnation that abides over all mankind on account of the fact that all men are sinners.

Note that the Destroyer of the firstborn is the slayer of all continuity of the succession of the flesh - of all hope in the flesh. The firstborn had the premier blessings and the double portion of the inheritance in the human system of family governance. In God’s system of heavenly government the firstborn (inheritor) of all creation - the Eternal Son - the only begotten Son of God - this Firstborn is the only one that truly matters. All things are from and through and to Him. True inheritance is only to be found in the True Inheritor, Jesus Christ.


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