“For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 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. 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.” (Hebrews 7:26–28, KJV)
what do we focus on today? Since we’re doing expository stufy, we’ve already summed up this topic well in previous installments.
The word of the oath is what?
“The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4, KJV)
A single verse. The power of a single verse, in the Psalms, shows us the unbreakable power of the Holy Bible. This is why when people tell me they’re studying using some other translation, my answer is always, “Do you know what you’re missing?” LIterally, if you use David Cloud’s “Bible Version Question Answer DAtabase” book and his “Way of Life Encyclopedia”, you’re aware of massive changes in the Biblical text that arise from the loss of a single word (the deity of Christ) and a single letter (Salvation by works).
Scripture cannot be broken. Christ has promised that not one jot (yod, the Hebrew letter for Y and I) or tittle (the smallest parts of Hebrew letters – some Hebrew letters are completely identiical except for a small embellishment, such as K and P – only a small embellishment keeps the two from being identical) will pasns away. Heaven and Earth will disappear before Christ’s words will pass away!
God has magnified His word above His own name.
When you seriously think about this for a few minutes, you will hesitate a LONG time before you’ll return to the NIV, NASB, or ESV.
Stay with a translation which comes from the Greek texts God gave us, and not counterfiets written by Gnostics and Arianists in Alexandria and Axum, Egypt.