Whose Side Are You ON

Who’s Side Are You ON

This is a question that needs answering. Most would say I am on my side
which is unfortunately how most Christians would answer it as well as most
people in general. Those who have been around those who read the word
might answer I’m on God’s side. Even that is not always true. We claim to be
on God’s side but what do our actions show? Are you willing to do the things
that will move the word of God? Are you one of the people when someone
suggest a change in behavior you at least consider it or is your answer I
stand approved before God and not you or any other person? That is taking
a very narrow view of what the word says. You can only take the view of what
a single verse says or you see it through the scope of the entire word of God.
Eph 4:15 talks about us growing up in Hebrews it also talks about us maturing
in the word. What the heck does that mean Don? I have been asked that
question before and many times I couldn’t answer. I will try to do that here. 

As you m…

Hebrews 7

All Scripture is quoted is from the REV Revised English Version
For a bit of context let’s go back to 6:13
13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, Surely I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply you abundantly. 15 And thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
This is a Hebrew Idiom.
Lamsa translates this from the Aramaic
Look at verse 14 it says Saying, Blessing, I will bless you and multiplying, I will multiply you.
The Hebrew Aramaic text handles it this way:
14 saying: "With blessing, I will bless you, and with increase, I will increase you.”
Old Abe endured and recieved some of what God had promised the rest will come after the resurrection of the just.
16 For people swear by that which is greater than themselves, and for them an oath given for confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way, God, intending to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeablene…

Hebrews 6

Before we go into Hebrews 6 we need to review the end of Hebrews 5
Hebrews 5:8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Jesus learned obedience If he was God why would he have to learn anything and who was teaching him?
Verse 9 I think they should just put the Greek in. Michael Lewis suggested to me and I am in complete agreement.

Now this is from the Aramaic
9 Thus matured, He became unto all who obey Him, The Cause of Eternal Life,
Here is the Amplified:
9 And having been made perfect [uniquely equipped and prepared as Savior and retaining His integrity amid opposition], He became the source of eternal salvation [an eternal inheritance] to all those who obey Him,
Verse 10 I like from the NASB
New American Standard Bible being designated by God as a high priest a…