Greek. (See Hebrews 11:5; Hebrews 13:16.). "We have received a kingdom that shall never be moved, nor give way to any new dispensation. Proud member On that basis we may. Hebrews 12:28. (Amplified: Now this expression, Yet once more, indicates the final removal and … But subjection to Him, even there, was, on the part of the Nation as a whole, but partial and brief. Christ is now "the Prince of the kings of the earth" ( Revelation 1:5). Let us then have grace to serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.—This is altogether different from slavish fear; it is that godly fear which arises from right views of the glorious character of God; his purity, holiness, kindness, and compassion, blended with abhorrence of sin, on which he cannot look. Hebrews 12:28 AMP - Therefore, since we receive a kingdom - Bible Gateway. This is the language of Daniel 7:18. It is not a provincial thing, nor a political institution; it is not regulated by territorial or material considerations, nor is it governed by carnal policy; it is not made up of unregenerate subjects, nor is it seeking mundane aggrandizement. According to modem dispensationalists Paul should have said, "yet twice more," for their view Isaiah, that just as the Mosaic dispensation was followed by the Christian, so the Christian will be succeeded by a revived and glorified Judaism in "the Millennium." The appearing of the Messiah introduced and necessitated a total dissolution of the entire Judaic economy: the Levitical institutions being fulfilled in Christ, they had now served their purpose. Heb 12:28: Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. times the Israelitish theocracy was the particular sphere of God's kingdom on earth, the domain where His authority was manifested in a special way ( Judges 8:23, 1 Samuel 12:12, Hosea 13:9, 10, etc.). "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures. It has two distinct aspects: first, in its wider and more general application it embraces all the universe; second, in its narrower and more specific administration it is restricted to the Church, the election of grace. By grace we are saved; by grace we are called; by grace we are what we are. Hebrews 12:28 Interlinear: wherefore, a kingdom that cannot be shaken receiving, may we have grace, through which we may serve God well-pleasingly, with reverence and religious fear; The characteristic of our Christian state is that we “have grace,” and have not “fallen back from the grace of God” (Hebrews 12:15). See Hebrews 5:7, the only other occurance. He has already been "crowned with glory and honor" ( Hebrews 2:9). toigaroun, a very emph. asaleutos. It denotes, third, the benefits or blessings which result from the benevolent exercise of Christ's regal authority. which cannot be moved = immovable. Idolatry = idol worship). ", "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.". Only here and 1 Timothy 2:9. Hebrews 12:28 Translation & Meaning. Yet not with unmingled joy. The Greek phrase favours this rendering (see 2 Timothy 1:3, Gr.). App-104. Let us have grace.—Many render the last word thankfulness, but the ordinary translation is preferable. (W. Masselink, "Why the Thousand Years?"). 12:28 Wherefore 1352 we receiving 3880 5723 a kingdom 932 which cannot be moved 761, let us have 2192 5725 grace 5485, whereby 1223 3739 we may serve 3000 5725 God 2316 acceptably 2102 with 3326 reverence 127 and 2532 godly fear 2124:(let…: or, let us hold fast) 12:29 For 2532 1063 our 2257 God 2316 [is] a consuming 2654 5723 fire 4442. In O.T. Wherefore, we receiving as we do a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful (or have grace), and thereby serve God acceptably (well-pleasingly) with godly reverence and fear. The word 'serve' in this verse comes from the Greek word latriea which means worship (cf. Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: Heb 12:29 So prejudiced were the apostles by the erroneous teaching of the Pharisees, that even they did not rightly apprehend the nature of Christ's kingdom till after His ascension. 1-2. stand, therefore, upon an immutable basis. In a way. The special agency for the extension of it is the organized churches of Christ with their regular ministry. In like manner when the Jews said of Christ, "We will not have this Man to reign over us" ( Luke 19:14), they intimated that they were unwilling to surrender their hearts to His moral sway. Haggai's language that the Lord would "shake the heavens" referred, as we have seen, not to the starry heavens or celestial planets, but to the Judaical constitution under the ceremonial law—called the "heavens" because they typed out heavenly things! All rights reserved. Well did Matthew Henry say, "The right understanding of the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom of its powers, glories, and victories, would prevent our misinterpreting and misapplying of the Scriptures that speak of it.". Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. With reverence and godly fear.—According to the true reading of the Greek, the meaning is with reverent fear and awe. 18 You have not come to a physical mountain, # 12:18 Greek to something that can be touched. Hebrews 12:28-29 New International Version (NIV) 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”[ a] New American Standard Version. The apostle here draws an inference from what had just been pointed out concerning the shaking and removing of Judaism and the establishing of Christianity. which the apostle made in Hebrews 12:26, namely, that under the proclamation of the Gospel there would be a more radical and far-reaching effect produced, than was the case at the giving of the Law, thereby manifesting the superiority of the one over the other. Its consummation shall be ushered in by the return of the King, when His servants shall be rewarded and His enemies slain. Hebrews 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author is anonymous, although the internal reference to "our brother Timothy" (Hebrews 13:23) causes a traditional attribution to Paul, but this attribution has been disputed since the second century and there is no decisive evidence for the authorship. The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 12:28-29; 13:1-8. Hebrews 12:29 - for our God is a consuming fire. But "once more" means once only, and then no more. First, He sustains the relation of a gracious Sovereign to His redeemed people, ruling them in love, maintaining their interests, supplying their needs, restraining their foes; training them for His service now and for the glory awaiting them in Heaven. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, Read full chapter 28. There is no flaming fire or dark cloud or storm 19 or trumpet sound. The two things are distinguished again in Psalm 2: "Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion" (verse 6), and "Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession" (verse 8). 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