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LOOKING UNTO JESUS
Hebrews chapter 11

We will be Looking At Hebrews Chapter 11 and 12 for for the message today. Chapter 11 is often called The Hebrew Hall of Faith because it list all those Hebrew believers who practiced faith in God as their only hope of eternal life and for their purpose in this earthly life.

1- LOOKING AT JESUS THROUGH FAITHFUL WITNESSES. 
Hebrews Ch. 11: 4-39.
From these several verses we see many lessons the Lord want's us to learn concerning Salvation and service to him.


(1)- Hebrews 11:4-"By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice".
(2)- Hebrews 11:5-"By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death"
(3)- 11:7-"By faith Noah being warned of God prepared an ark to the saving of his house".
(4)- 11:8-"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed".
(5)- 11:11-"Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised".
(6)- Hebrews 11:17-"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac".
(7)- Hebrews 11:20-"By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come".
(8)- Hebrews 11:21-"By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph;"
(9)- Hebrews 11:22-"By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave them commandment concerning his bones".
(10)- ch.11:23-"By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents".
(11)- ch.11:24-"By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;"
(12)-Hebrews 11:27-28-"By faith Moses forsook Egypt.........Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood...........By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land".
(13)- Hebrews 11:30-"Joshua and Israel; By faith the walls of Jerico fell down, after they were compassed about seven days".
(14)- ch.11:31-"By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not,"
(15)- ch.11:32-"Gedeon, and Barak, and Samson, and Jephthae, and David, and Samuel, and the Prophets who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens".
(16)- Hebrews 11:35-39-"Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection and
these all, having obtained a good report through faith,"

2-LOOKING AT JESUS THROUGH TESTIMONIES.
Hebrews ch. 11.


(1)- Faith for Salvation .
Hebrews 11:7- Noah prepared for his and his family's salvation.

What about you; are you preparing your family to know the Lord? Do you pray for them
and with them? Do you keep them under the sound of the gospel? Are they born again?

(2)- Faith for Sanctification.
Hebrews 11:27-28  Moses forsook egypt.
(A type of the worldliness). Are you living a separated christ honoring life? Do you look
different from the rest of the world or are you so much like the world that they can't tell
the difference between you and themselves?

(3)- Faith for Seperation .
Hebrews 11:24- Moses refused to be called the son of Pharoh's daughter.
Would you give up the riches of a kings castle to serve the Lord? Do you worship
materal goods? Is your position as the CEO of some large company more important
than living for the Lord?

(4)- Faith for Service .
Hebrews 11:8- Abraham when he was called.......obeyed.
What about you; will you surrender your life to serve on a mission field, far away from
the luxury you now enjoy?

(5) Faith for Expectation.
Hebrews 11:5- Enoch was translated.
(typical of the rapture of the saints).
Are you ready for the rapture? Will the Lord be pleased with your life when you stand
before him or will you be ashamed and suffer lost rewards?


3- LOOKING AT JESUS OUR SACRIFICE.
 
(1)- Jesus is the only means of redemption for mankind.
Hebrews 12:2- "The author and finisher of ouf faith".

(2)- Jesus didn't leave anyone out of his plan of redemption.
1 Tim. 2:4-
"He would have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth".

(3)- Jesus blood paid for the forgiveness of past, present and future sins.
Colossians 1:14-
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins".

(4)- Jesus blood satisfied the Heavenly Father.
Innocent blood had to be shed and sprinkled on the mercy seat in Heaven before it was settled.

John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work".

(3)- Jesus shed blood fulfilled prophesy.
The Cross became finished redemption for all mankind
- Isaiah 53:5-7- Jesus came as a
lamb to the slaughter.
Isa. 53:5-"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
Isa. 53:6-"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."
Isa. 53:7-"He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth."

(4)- Jesus blood removed the barrier; It is no longer for the Jews only!
John 6:38-"For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me."
John 6:40-"And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day."

(5)- Jesus blood defeated the devil.
 The devil was the one who instituted the downfall of mankind in the first place. Thank God Almighty, the devil was defeated at Calvary! John 16:11- "The prince of this world is judged".


4- LOOKING AT JESUS OUR HIGH PRIEST.
 
(1)- Jesus finished his work of redemption on earth.
Hebrews 12:2- "And is sat down at the right hand of the throne of God".

(2)- Jesus is become our High Priest.
Hebrews 4:15- " For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin".
When the accuser comes to tell Jesus how bad we are, Jesus reminds him that we are God's children and even our short comings are under the blood! My what a High priest we have and he is always there for us when we fall to lift us up and to forgive our sins!

Conclusion:

(1)- BE SURE OF YOUR SALVATION.
If you are not absolutely sure your sins are under the blood of Christ and that you would go to heaven if you died this moment; you need to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to come into your heart to live forever and make you a child of his and to write your name in the Lamb's Book of life! If you will ask the Lord to save you, He promised to do so in Romans 10:13- "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved".


(2)- BE SURE OF YOUR SANCTIFICATION.
If you know that you are saved but you are not living a Sanctified, Separated life; then you need to lay every sin that is hindering you on the altar of God's love and determine to walk from this day forward in newness of life! You made him your Saviour-now you need to make him Lord of your life. Romans 12:1-2- "Present your bodies a living sacrifice..."

(3)- BE SURE OF YOUR SERVICE.
Are you in his perfect will? Are you serving him in what ever purpose he called you for?

By James T. Tyson Sr.