B8- Heb.5:8-9, 11-14[KJV+], “8Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;”
“11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing. 12For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
B8- Heb.5:8-9, 11–14[EV], “8Although Jesus1,S1 was2 the Son3 of God, he could not, as the Son3 of God living in the Spirit realm, have experiential knowledge of what it took to be obedient to God the Father as that obedience is lived-out in the human experience. Jesus, through experiencing life as a human, living in perfect obedience to The Father, and suffering from the human perspective; learned, through that experience and suffering, everything it takes4 for us, as humans, to live in perfect obedience to God5.S2 9Through successfully completing his Earthly ministry in and to humanity, Jesus fulfilled perfect maturity in his human character1 and relationship/fellowship with God the Father, unto the end of his physical life. He was made perfectly complete and qualified to possess the God-given rank and title of ‘The Christ2’: the author3 of eternal Salvation unto all them who are in submission4 to him.”S
“11I have many things to say to you about Christ and spiritual matters, but they are difficult to communicate to you because you lack the simple character1 and understanding that empowers greater Character1 and Understand. 12By this time you ought to be teachers of advanced New Covenant precepts; but instead, you still need someone to teach you1 the fundamental principles of how God’s Creation operates. You have mentally stumbled and spiritually regressed to the point of again needing to learn the foundational precepts2 of the gospel of Christ, instead of being prepared to press forward into the spiritual/mental precepts of advanced Christian living3. 13Everyone who remains in, adopts, or regresses to, Old Covenant guidelines and tactics (‘milk’) in their effort to fulfill the mandates of righteousness in relationship with God, is incompetent1 in their understanding of the New Covenant2. They are still spiritual infants.S 14Operating in advanced understanding and life-applications of Christ’s precepts (‘strong meat’)1, belongs to the spiritually maturing2: those who, through experiential use, have their spiritual/mental3 perception4 trained, or in active training, to distinguish God’s5 system of doctrine and practice, which is essential to Character building, from the spirit/mind stagnating doctrines and practices of the carnality-based6 world system – and will choose to operate in the essential.”
Hebrews – – 5:8(1) the physical embodiment of “The Word,” and the one who would be “Christ”; 5:8(S1) 4:14-5:7; Jn.1:1-4, 14; 5:8(2) He still is – the past tense ‘was’ [KJV: “were”] is simply referring to the days of his physical [human] life on Earth; 5:8(3) offspring; 5:8(4) in spiritual, mental, and physical control; 5:8(5) He learned what it takes for us to be obedient to a Holy higher spiritual authority, which authority he would possess after his resurrection [with greater knowledge and compassion than ever before, because of his experiences as a human], in his position as Lord of all Creation: second in command only to The Father God. As someone in the military might say: ‘He stepped down from his position as Vice President of all Creation [as “the Word”], subordinate only to the Father God [‘President’], took up a position as a ‘private’ on the front line in our ‘war’ of survival and mastery in the natural world. He then rose up through the ranks as a human, died on that front line after ~33½ years, and rose from the dead to become a greater leader and commander because of his experience in what it takes to live a Holy life as a human.’; 5:8(s2) Jn.1:1-3, 14, 17:4-26; Acts 20:32, 26:18; 1stCor.6:11; Rom.15A:16; 2ndTim.2:21; Heb.2:7-18; 5:9(1) spirit, mind, and body; 5:9(2) the sacrificial ‘lamb’ and eternal master and Lord of all Creation [which includes Humanity, which includes you and me – and this works to either our advantage or our disadvantage, depending on our authentic acceptance or our denial of his Lordship over our life]; 5:9(3) source, cause, beginner, originator, foundation; 5:9(4) to live in conformity with a command or authority; 5:9(s) Lk.13:32; Heb.2:9-10; 5:11(1) spiritual maturity; 5:12(1) feed you; 5:12(2) ‘milk’; 5:12(3) strong ‘meat’ – spiritual/mental nourishment sufficient for the maturing Christian [six months to 120+ years old]; 5:13(s) 1stCor.13:10-11; Gal.4:1-9, 19; Eph.4:11-24; 5:13(1) inept, ignorant, feeble, impotent; 5:13(2) all the aspects of Christian Covenant justification with the Father God; 5:14(1) stronger ‘food’ than babies ‘milk’; actually learning, beyond the bare necessities of understanding, what human life is really all about; 5:14(2) those past spiritual puberty – those prepared [or in active training] for responsible, truly voluntary relationship/fellowship with God; 5:14(3) superconscious/conscious; 5:14(4) acuity; 5:14(5) Christ intrinsic; 5:14(6) ‘religious’ or nonreligious
(Scriptures to be continued)