Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Yeshua, … let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, …Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering …
I want to take you into one of the biggest ‘dirty secrets’ of the Apostolic Scriptures. Unbeknownst to them, the reformer writers of the English text of the Bible continued in the Catholic tradition of antinomianism (opposed to God’s Laws (not Moses’ Law)) and Replacement Theology.
In the King James Bibles certain words are in italics. These were added by the editor to aid the flow of the English translation. Hebrew does not use the verb ‘to be’ in the present tense, so ‘is’ would added in italics in the English text. In doing so, our editors of the KJV have infiltrated their theology into the text. One of the main editions is found in a Midrash (a comparative analogy) in the Book of Hebrews.
In ‘For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second (Hebrews 8:7 KJV)’, the word ‘covenant’ is italicized. It is an edition from the KJV writers. With edition Hebrews 8 and 9 therefore become the proof-text for an antinomian theology which declares God’s Law from Sinai obsolete.
If we delete the additions of the word ‘covenant’, we realize that the text of Hebrews 8 and 9 has nothing to do with covenant relevancy, or a ‘faulty’ covenant, but is actually an eschatological analogy on God’s great redemptive plan using the two chambers of the Tabernacle. In the Greek text from where Hebrews 8 and 9 originate, not only the word ‘covenant’ does not exist, but the words ‘first’ and ‘second’ are not adjectives but nouns in their own rights, ‘protos/first’, and ‘deuteros/second’ speaking of the first, the ‘Holy’, and second, the ‘Holy of Holies’, chambers of the Tabernacle.
We then discover a beautiful truth revealed by the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 9:8-9 even interprets the whole analogy for us telling us that the ‘Protos’ can be understood as symbolizing this present world, and therefore the ‘deuteros’ symbolizes the ‘World to Come’, but that those who already have Messiah already have a share in the that future reality of the complete fulfillment of the Messianic era, albeit only an ‘earnest’ (2 Corinthians 1:22). As you can see, the text speaks nothing of Torah relevancy.
May we take these promises concerning the World to Come to heart as we go though the difficult times of life. The letter to the Hebrew believers was written to a persecuted Congregation of Jewish Israeli follower of Messiah. The theme of the Letter was an encouragement to look up from the imperfectness of this present time unto the bright hope of the future of a better and more perfect Tabernacle where Yeshua entered one and for all not with the blood of goats but with His own.
May we also lift our eyes above the trials of this life, not in denial of the suffering of the present reality, but in the bright hope that is given to all those who put their trust in the Living God through Him.