Seven Commands for Believers from Hebrews 10

From The Heart

Publish date: 07/28/2015

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.  Hebrews 10:19-25 NKJV

1. Draw near to God with a true heart:

“…let us draw near with a true heart…”  Hebrews 10:22 

These people draw near Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts hold off and are far away from Me.  Matthew 15:8 AMP 

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.  James 4:8 KJV 

But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.  Hebrews 10:39 KJV

2. Have a pure conscience:

“…having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience…”  Hebrews 10:22 

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.  Acts 24:16 KJV 

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.  

1 Timothy 1:5 NKJV 

Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.  

1 Timothy 1:19 KJV 

3. Have clean bodies: 

“…our bodies washed with pure water…”  Hebrews 10:22

Not only should we have a clean heart, but we should have clean hands as well. Clean in motivation and in works. We are washed by the Word of God. 

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.  Ephesians 5:26 KJV

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.  Psalms 24:3-4 KJV

4. Have unwavering faith:

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering…”  Hebrews 10:23 

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  

Romans 1:17 KJV 

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.  Romans 4:16 KJV

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.  Romans 4:20 KJV 

Be keeping a watchful eye ever open. Be standing fast in the Faith. Be showing yourselves to be men. Be mighty in strength.  1 Corinthians 16:13 Kenneth S. Wuest

5. Provoke others to good works: 

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works…”  Hebrews 10:24 

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  

Matthew 5:16 KJV 

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10 KJV 

In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8 sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.  Titus 2:7-8 NKJV 

6. Be regular church attendees: 

“…not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some…”  Hebrews 10:25 

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.  1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

7. Exhort one another daily: 

“…but exhorting one another…” Hebrews 10:25

But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  

Hebrews 3:13 KJV 

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.  

2 Timothy 4:2 KJV 

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.  1 Thessalonians 5:14 KJV 

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.  Titus 2:15 KJV