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"3:1 The Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus" (Hebrews 3:1 KJV) summarizes the mandate of Jesus Christ. Apostle means someone sent with authority; Christ was The Apostle of God, with the purpose of preparing the way for God's coming (see The Throne Of God, From Heaven To Earth). Christ is also The High Priest (of which the Levitical high priesthood was created merely to foreshadow and symbolize) because it was through Christ that atonement is made, without which there can be no salvation (see What Is Jesus Christ Doing Right Now?, Christ's Mercy Seat and Christ's Day Of Atonement; listen also to the Sermon The Christ Of The Day Of Atonement from our Sermons page).
"3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house [see The Education Of Moses and The Trysting Tent]. 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses [see also Why Did Christ Put Moses To Death?], inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end." (Hebrews 3:1-6 KJV)
The disobedient Israelites of the Exodus who were left to wander for 40 years in the Sinai as a death sentence (see A Journey Without A Destination) were examples of those who reject Christ by refusing to obey His Word: "10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents" (1 Corinthians 10:1-9 KJV).
"3:7 Wherefore, as The Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.
Hebrews Chapter 4
Salvation is about the Deliverance of God's people to a place of rest, not meaning a place of eternal idleness (i.e. eternal uselessness), but from being mortal humans who are subject to physical weariness and fatigue. "4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it" (Hebrews 4:1 KJV; see When Will You Be Judged?).
"4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it [see also Could Christ Return Tonight?]. 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached [see The Gospel of The Kingdom of God], as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Hebrews Chapter 5
The Levitical high priesthood was created to portray Christ, just as God's only true Holy Days portray Christianity (see Christ's Passover, Christ's Feast of Unleavened Bread, Christ's Pentecost, Christ's Feast of Trumpets, Christ's Day Of Atonement, Christ's Feast of Tabernacles and Christ's Eighth Day; see also our Holy Day Calendar page which includes many Holy Day Sermons). Christ was not only the ultimate Lamb of God, He was also the ultimate High Priest by whom the sacrifice was made (see What Is Jesus Christ Doing Right Now?).
"5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins [see Why Blood?]: 5:2 Who can have Compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 5:3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
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