(NASB: Lockman)Greek: to de, Eti hapax deloi ton saleuomenon metathesin os pepoiemenon, ina meine ta me saleuomena. Hebrews 12:28. Greek. With reverence - Literally,with shame. The Gospel-church may be made more large, more prosperous, more purified from contracted pollution, but it shall never be altered for another dispensation; they who perish under the Gospel, perish without remedy" (Matthew Henry). The characteristic of our Christian state is that we âhave grace,â and have not âfallen back from the grace of Godâ (Hebrews 12:15). Thus sometimes we are tempted to look away from the kingdom which cannot be shaken, and descend to lower things; to stand either upon that earth which has been shaken under our feet, or that heaven, that Pharisee"s heaven which has been shaken over our heads, and thus get lost and bewildered among the wreck and ruin of those things which have been shaken and are removed. Hebrews 12:28 New International Version (NIV) 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God … But why should this exhortation be needed? 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. Only those favored with true spiritual discernment will be able to perceive what the real honors and glories of the Lamb consist of. Reverence and godly fear are virtually the same, meaningprofound regard for God and resolve to treat him with full devotion. 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. 28. But not only did the prophecy of Haggai announce the superiority of Christianity over Judaism and the necessary setting aside of the one for the other, but it also clearly intimated the finality of the Christian dispensation. This became the great theme of the later predictions of the O.T, though the nature and character of what was to come was necessarily depicted under the figures and forms of those material things with which the people were familiar and by those objects of Judaism which were most venerated by them. Hebrews 12:1. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Resume from Hebrews 10:39. seeing. But sin entered, and a radical change ensued. With reverence and godly fear.âAccording to the true reading of the Greek, the meaning is with reverent fear and awe. The word 'serve' in this verse comes from the Greek word latriea which means worship (cf. In addition to these distinctions, it is important to note Christ never affirmed that the setting up of His kingdom on this earth was in any way dependent upon the attitude of the Jews toward Him: no, the eternal purpose of God was never left contingent upon the conduct of worms of the dust. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power" ( 1 Corinthians 4:19, 20) he obviously meant, "the spiritual power thereof felt in your hearts.". "This kingdom, then, is the rule of Christ in and over the Gospel-state of the church, which the apostle hath proved to be more excellent than that of the Law" (John Owen). compassed about = surrounding. Hebrews 12 Sermon Illustrations; JOHN OWEN. We, believers, receiving a kingdom, are made kings and priests to God. ÐÐ¾ÑÐ¾Ð¼Ñ ÑÑÐ¾ ÐÐ¾Ð³ Ð½Ð°Ñ ÐµÑÑÑ Ð¾Ð³Ð¾Ð½Ñ. See Acts 28:20. cloud = throng. To whom much is given of them much shall be required. The Greek phrase favours this rendering (see 2 Timothy 1:3, Gr.). Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, and offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship with reverence and awe; Even earth's potentates are obliged to obey His secret will: "by Me kings reign, and princes decree justice" ( Proverbs 8:15); "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will" ( Proverbs 21:1). 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] So too when Paul said, "But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. Is it not very easy to hold fast grace? In O.T. It was when we transferred our allegiance from Satan to Christ that it could be said, "The Father hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son" ( Colossians 1:13). Through Zechariah it was announced, "Behold, Thy King cometh unto thee: He is just and having salvation: lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass" ( Hebrews 9:9). 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 adjective in Hebrews 13:21. reverence. Whatever you do, then, however low you may sink and fall, never relinquish your firm hold of grace. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. nephos. The ancient Greek word translated cloud was a figure of speech indicating a large group, and this is so great a cloud of witnesses. ημεις. As the main cause of the Jews' infidelity was their erroneous notion of a temporal kingdom of the Messiah, so the principal source of the corruption of Christianity has been the attempt made by Rome and her daughters to turn the spiritual kingdom of Christ into a temporal one, by uniting church and state and seeking to extend it by earthly means. 18 You have not come to a physical mountain, # 12:18 Greek to something that can be touched. And again, "My kingdom is not of this world" ( John 18:36): observe He did not say "My kingdom is not in this world," but "not of it." "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel" ( Psalm 2:9): this speaks of the judiciary acts of His power. Then it was that the Lord appointed human kings in Israel as His representatives, for while the Sinaitic convenant ( Exodus 19:6) continued in force Jehovah remained their Kingâit was the "King which made a marriage feast for His Son" ( Matthew 22:2)! It is essentially a kingdom of righteousness, and its central principle is the loyalty of heart of its subjects to the King Himself. The fatal mistake made by the Jews respecting the true nature of the kingdom of the Messiah lay at the foundation of all the opposition with which they treated Him, and of their own ultimate ruin. Daniel 2:44. Joseph in Egypt typed out the same: the power of all the land was made over to him ( Genesis 41:43), but his brethren had a special claim upon his affections. Man repudiated the kingship of God, for by transgressing His commandments Adam rejected His sovereignty. Its consummation shall be ushered in by the return of the King, when His servants shall be rewarded and His enemies slain. As Christ's kingdom is "not of the world" but "heavenly" ( 2 Timothy 4:18), so its subjects are not of the world but heavenly. "And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain" (verse 27). let us have grace to serve God acceptably; Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved: Let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear; Ð±ÑÐ´ÐµÐ¼ Ñ ÑÐ°Ð½Ð¸ÑÑ Ð±Ð»Ð°Ð³Ð¾Ð´Ð°ÑÑ, Wherefore, we receiving as we do a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved", "And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain", "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved let us have grace whereby we may serve God. "There is but one kingdom or spiritual realm in which Christ reigns forever, and which in the end shall be eternally glorious in the perfect glory of her King; yet in Scripture there are three distinct names used to set forth the excellencies and the blessedness of that realm in various aspects, namely, the Kingdom, the Church, and the City of God" (A. The former word is that which occupies so important a place in Hebrews 5:7. Then he said: "Therefore let us also, Verse: The Lord is the defender of my life. But though it had been clearly revealed through the prophets that the Lord Messiah would be a King and have a universal empire, yet the bulk of Abraham's natural descendants entertained a grossly mistaken conception of the true design of Christ's appearing and the real nature of His kingdom, and this mistake produced a most pernicious influence upon their tempers and conduct when the gracious purpose of His advent was fulfilled. What does this verse really mean? Though the Messiah's dominion and reign had been described under material symbols, yet was it made plain that His kingdom would not be "of this world." Only here. The Apostle therefore exhorts us to hold fast that grace whereby in the first instance we came to have a saving interest in the kingdom not to be shaken; whereby we were introduced into an experimental knowledge and possession of it; and whereby alone we can maintain a firm hold of it to the end. Hebrews 12:28: Therefore ... Do you want to get to the Greek behind the English translations, do Greek word studies, use better dictionaries and commentaries, and not be frightened by the Greek words? Arising from a deep consciousness of our own unworthiness. Hence also John said, "It is the last hour" ( 1 John 2:18), which had not been true if another dispensation is to follow the one we are now in. Daniel 2:44. 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 lawâcalled the "heavens" because they typed out heavenly things! 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). Here, then, is further proof that, so far from Haggai's prophecy looking forward to the universal convulsion of nature at the last day, it has already had its fulfillment: believers now actually obtain the fruit of that "shaking," for they "receive" the unshakable kingdom, namely the kingdom of Christ which cannot be moved. This is plain from the words of Hebrews 12:27, "yet once more." yet remains, not as to the trueness of our basis, not as to the faithfulness of God, but as to our own faithfulness. 18 # Ex 19.16-22; 20.18-21; Dt 4.11,12; 5.22-27. 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. Christ is not only "King of saints" ( Revelation 15:3), but He is also "King of nations" ( Jeremiah 10:7). Salem Media Group. what a contrast was His ass from their magnificent chariots and state-coaches! ( Matthew 2:2). Moreover, every passage in the epistles which speak of Christ's kingdom as a present reality, refutes the theory that His kingdom has been postponed until His second advent: see Colossians 1:13, Revelation l:9âChrist's kingdom existed in the days of John, and he was in it! But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 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 This word is qualified by the word 'acceptably.' 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved. The reign of Christ has a twofold application. Greek. The phrase "as of things that are made" is elliptical, needing the added words "made" (by hands) to bring out its sense. Its wider significance comprehended the convulsions which would be produced in heathendom (the "sea" of Haggai 2:6, and cf. Hebrews 12:28 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. Use this table to … Only here and Acts 27:41. whereby = by (Greek. 28.Receiving a kingdom—That kingdom, once underlying Mosaicism, now underlies Christianity. Some men who are fond of drawing innumerable distinctions and contrasts under the guise of "rightly dividing the Word of Truth," draw a sharp line between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Christ. (W. Masselink, "Why the Thousand Years?"). This was solemnly signified by the Divine rending of the temple veil, and forty years later by the total destruction of the temple itself. Paul insists that God's "shakings" were in order to "remove" that which hindered the manifestation and development of Christ's kingdom. (Amplified: Now this expression, Yet once more, indicates the final removal and … on StudyLight.org. (3) "Whereby we may serve God" suits "grace" (i:e., the work of the Spirit, producing faith exhibited in serving God), but does not suit 'thankfulness. [ see note] και. Psalms 119:6; Jeremiah 32:40. Hold fast the grace, whereby we may serve God - In every thought, word, and work. From the human side, they enter when they throw down the weapons of their rebellion and take Christ's yoke upon them, for "except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" ( Matthew 18:3). Christ’s church = the Kingdom of heaven = the Kingdom of God. to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai. StudyLıght.org. How plainly did the poverty and meanness of Christ's regal appearance intimate that His kingdom was not of a temporal kind! The great design of God in the Divine incarnation was the setting up of Christ's kingdom, but before it could be properly established there had to be a mighty shaking in order that the shadows in Judaism might give place to the substance, and that sinners among the Gentiles be made spiritual. A godly fear yet remains, not as to the trueness of our basis, not as to the faithfulness of God, but as to our own faithfulness. ... Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary; William Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews … Hebrews 12:28 (RSVA) Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; SBL Greek New Testament Note that v. 3 is introduced by the Greek subordinating conjunction gar, which gives the grounds for the exhortation in vv. Let us have grace, [ echoomen (Greek #2192) charin (Greek #5485)] - 'thankfulness' (Alford after Chrysostom). Christ is now "the Prince of the kings of the earth" ( Revelation 1:5). Though Saul, David, and his successors, bore the regal character, and thus partly obscured the Divine government, yet it was not abolished (see 2Chronicles 13:8). We trust this is now so plain to the reader that further effort on our part to establish the same is unnecessary. The time soon came when Jehovah had to say to His servant, "They have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them" ( 1 Samuel 8:7). The kingdom of Christ as it is spiritual and inward is peculiar to the elect, but His kingdom as it is judicial and outward is universal. Let us then have grace to serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.âThis 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. ); to be surrounded with an army of martyrs, not an army of soldiers; to hold a court where paupers, not princes, are freely welcome" (J.C. Philpot). (See Note.) Our Hebrews may relapse from the true basis of Christianity to the false foundations of old Judaism—from Zion to Sinai. "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved let us have grace whereby we may serve God." of It is important to recognize this twofold scope of Christ's reign. God's kingship was established in Eden, and all the blessings that flow from subjection to His dominion were then enjoyed. But "once more" means once only, and then no more. Though God had made many announcements through Israel's prophets that the Messiah would occupy the regal office, yet clear intimation was given that He would be very different from the monarchs of earth ( Isaiah 53:2). He reigns over all mankind, and those who do not submit themselves to Him as Redeemer, shall yet stand before Him as Judge. Godly fear; having respect to all God’s commandments. "We have received a kingdom that shall never be moved, nor give way to any new dispensation. Here the apostle explains Haggai's "Yet once it is a little while (cf. Hebrews 12:28. They who have received the Gospel into an honest and good heart have been admitted into and made participants of the kingdom of Christ. Since the Fall there have been two great empires at work on this earth: the "world" and "the kingdom of God." In sharp and blessed contrast, the immaterial and spiritual things of Christianity are "not made with hands" ( 2 Corinthians 5:1), but are "made without hands" ( Colossians 2:11). Hebrews 12:27 This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Second, the essential character of this kingdom, in contrast from all others, namely its immoveabilityâits finality and permanency. 12:28 Therefore let us, receiving - By willing and joyful faith. 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. &c. = we also having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us. New American Standard Version. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Hebrews 12:28 διὸ βασιλείαν ἀσάλευτον παραλαμβάνοντες ἔχωμεν χάριν, δι’ ἧς λατρεύωμεν εὐαρέστως τῷ θεῷ μετὰ εὐλαβείας καὶ δέους, Read verse in SBL Greek New Testament (28) Receiving a kingdom.âThese words clearly contain a reference to Daniel 7:18, âThe saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom.â Nor can it well be doubted that the closing verses of Haggai 2 are also before the writerâs mind; after Hebrews 12:21, which repeats the words of Hebrews 12:6, quoted above, the prophet declares the overthrow of earthly kingdoms, and continues to His servant Zerubbabel the Messianic promise. Let brotherly love continue. 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. Thankfulness, not discontent, is the becoming feeling, and when blended with fear (‘awe’) will make our service reverent and joyous. Hebrews 12:1) which. 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. Serve God; perseveringly, to whatever troubles it may expose us. Hebrews 12:28, ESV: "Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe," Hebrews 12:28, KJV : "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:" Yes, very, when there is nothing to test it; and that is the way that most hold itâin the head, not in the heart. On that basis we may. Hebrews 12:26 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 12:26, NIV: "At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, 'Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.'" asaleutos. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, τοιγαρουν. Those who belong to the former own not God; those who pertain to the latter, profess subjection to Him. Hebrews 12 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 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. This is seen from the means He used at its first establishment, and His appointments for its support and enlargementânot physical force, but gracious overtures. Idolatry = idol worship). Hebrews 12. , once underlying Mosaicism, now underlies Christianity. To the Father He said, "As Thou has given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him" ( John 17:2). The setting up of the spiritual and immoveable kingdom of Christ was the issue and goal of all the prophets declared: see Luke 1:69, 70 and cf. Its spiritual nature is plainly seen from Jehovah's statement, "they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them" ( 1 Samuel 8:7): His throne and scepter was an invisible one. The more specific meaning of Haggai's prediction ( Hebrews 2:6) was that the Jewish church and state would be dissolved, for both the ecclesiastical and civil spheres of Judaism ("heaven and earth") were "shaken." Third, the way of the believer's participation of it: we "receive" it. How different was that from the imposing splendor assumed by earth's sovereigns! 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On that basis we may serve God acceptably. "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures. Hebrews 12:28. βασιλείαν) a kingdom more magnificent than the present heaven and earth.— παραλαμβάνοντες, receiving) receiving a promise from GOD, accepting with the willingness of faith.— ἔχωμεν χάριν, let us have grace) χάριν ἔχειν, is to have grace … Greek. First, His sovereignty as God is essential to His Divine nature, being underived, absolute, eternal, and unchanging. Let us have grace; though the grace by which alone we can render acceptable service to God is his gift, yet we are responsible for possessing it, since it is freely offered to all, and all will have it who do not repel and reject it by a disobedient spirit. Hebrews 12:29 - for our God is a consuming fire. By grace we are saved; by grace we are called; by grace we are what we are. Second, His sovereignty as Mediator is derived, being given to Him by the Father as the reward of His obedience and sufferings. dia. For our God is a consuming fire.” A brief analysis of these verses reveals the following weighty points. Let us have grace. The texts read deos, awe. It is not a democracy, but an absolute monarchy. His government over the world, yea, over the entire universe, is administered by a wisely adapted series of means, appointed and directed by Him. Pink's Commentary on John and Hebrews, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews. First, here is a great privilege into which Christians have entered, namely, a spiritual state under the rule of Jesus Christâwhom God hath anointed and set as king upon His holy hill of Zion ( Psalm 2:6)âhere called a "kingdom." This kingdom we must now consider. "The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded Himself: the world (i.e. conjunction. "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved" (verse 28). It designates, first, a sphere of rule, a realm over which the government of Christ extends. Daily Audio Bible: Hebrews 12:28 (Greek, English, Spanish, Tagalog, Korean, Malayalam) Music Download God Will Make a Way. Reverence and godly fear, [so C, aidous (Greek #127) kai (Greek #2532) eulabeias (Greek #2124): but 'Aleph (') A C Delta, eulabeias (Greek #2124) kai (Greek #2532) deous (G1189a)] - 'reverent caution' (note, Hebrews 5:7 : lest we should offend God, who is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity) 'and fear' (lest we should bring destruction on ourselves). It denotes, third, the benefits or blessings which result from the benevolent exercise of Christ's regal authority. Christ’s church = the Kingdom of heaven = the Kingdom of God. ', Acceptably, [ euarestos (Greek #2101)] - 'well-pleasingly.'. Hebrews 12:26, ESV: "At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”" Greek. Let us have grace.âMany render the last word thankfulness, but the ordinary translation is preferable. Second, He is the moral Governor over the world, for however unconscious they may be of His operations, all men are controlled by Him and their schemings and actions over-ruled for His own ends. You have not come to a place like Mount Sinai # 12.18 a place like Mount Sinai: The Greek text has “a place,” but the writer is referring to the time that the Lord spoke to the people of Israel from Mount Sinai (see Exodus 19.16-25). (Hebrews 12:28-29) “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear. Proud member the ", "These things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him", "To subdue hearts, not to conquer kingdoms; to bestow the riches of His grace to poor and needy sinners, not, like, "When the Jews refused Jesus as the Messiah, He did not say that the founding of the kingdom would be postponed until His second coming, but He did say the kingdom should be taken from them and given to the Gentiles! 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 reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 12:28-29; 13:1-8. 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. Christ has made His people kings; and when heaven and earth have passed away, they shall be found heirs of a kingdom that cannot be shaken (Hebrews 2:5-9). BRETHREN, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28 AMP - Therefore, since we receive a kingdom - Bible Gateway. The canon of Scripture is now perfected, the Spirit of prophecy is ceased, the mystery of God is finished: He hath put His last hand to it. Greek. When Paul refers to the things shaken and removed "as of things that are made," he was far from adding a superfluous clause: it emphasized again the contrast he was drawing. ‘Let us have grace’ is, however, a possible meaning. Because we receive a kingdom. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Our Hebrews may relapse from the true basis of Christianity to the false foundations of old Judaism—from Zion to Sinai. We stand, therefore, upon an immutable basis. Christianity is the final thing which God has for this earth. godly fear. 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. We Christians have received a kingdom which cannot be shaken and which is eternal. True reading of the Greek subordinating conjunction gar, which gives the grounds for the kingdom in! 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