A New and Living Way

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One of the “strongholds” faced by the today’s believer, in the maturation process, is thousands of years old: letting go of the obsolete; being released from that which is no longer obligatory, so as to enjoy/revel/live in the freedom and benefits of the ‘New Covenant’. The book of Hebrews was written to Jewish believers who, after having embraced Christianity, desire to reverse course in order to escape persecution from fellow Jews who had not been converted. In chapter 6 verse 1, the writer appeals to them to “go on to perfection”/maturity. The appeal is based on Christ’s superiority over the Judaic system. In verses 13-20, the writer expounds on “God’s Infallible Purpose in Christ”. Chapter 7 begins with looking at Christ as “the King of Righteousness” and the superiority of Christ’s priesthood over the Jewish priesthood. Verse 12 is the keystone verse, “For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.”

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