Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

                                                                                                                  - Hebrews 3:1,2

The first Redeemer, Moses was anointed by God to bring the people from a place of bondage in Israel to a new land. The final Redeemer, the true Messiah takes us from bondage to sin and from this world into a new land, the Kingdom of God.

We have a heavenly calling in relation to the Kingdom of Heaven. We have been saved, redeemed; we have received the grace of God and have been transformed from servants to sin to servants of God. We are now made God’s Kingdom people. His purpose and His Will should be important to us. Jesus is the master builder of all things, as a Son, as an heir, as an authority over all, and we are his house. We are the workmanship of God in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:10) He is working, building us up, so that we can have confidence and hope in the promises of God until the end, as we hold fast in faith.

Jesus Christ was appointed and anointed by God as the High Priest of our words, our confession or profession of faith. His Word has power (Matt 28:18) There is no circumstance, no devil, no power that can stop God’s promises coming to pass in our life, when spoken in faith. All heaven backs God’s Words in our mouth. (Psalm103:20), says, that the angels of God go to work to bring it to pass.(Heb 1:14) (Mark 11:23-24)We will have whatever we say when we have the God kind of faith, saying what God had said and not what our circumstances dictate. The Holy Spirit of God inside us takes hold with us together, against the mountain in the way of our confession of faith before the Lord.(1John 4:4)says, He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. In the Old Covenant (Lev 4:3-21) once a year the high priest offered a sin offering for the sins of the people and himself on the Day of Atonement,(Yom Kippur) He enters into the holy of holies behind the thick veil of the Temple to stand before God with the blood of the atoning sacrifice to be sprinkled on the mercy seat.(Exo 25:17-22) (Heb 9:1-7).The sins of the people were atoned for, for that year. Now in the New Covenant, Jesus the Apostle and High Priest of our confession brings into effect or causes to happen what we believe and confess before the Lord in faith. He is the Apostle (the One sent from God) who sees to it that it comes to pass. When we find the promise in God’s Word that applies to our situation or circumstance and confess it, (put it in our mouth and in our heart) think about it (meditate on it) and continue to say it aloud in faith giving praise and thanks to Jesus, Our High Priest, His Word will begin to renew our minds and paint the picture or answer to our problem or situation, just as God gave Abraham a vision of stars and the sand by the seashore to show the number of his descendants. As we begin to see ourselves with the answer with consistent confession and the power of God’s faith in us we will see our answer brought from the unseen realm into the natural physical realm.

We need to guard against unbelief and disobedience to God which will keep us from entering into a place of abundance and peace. Even though the eternal price for our sins has been paid by Jesus on the cross, a life of disobedience to God’s Word will condemn our hearts and it grieves God. The deceitfulness of sin hardens our soul. When we make a decision to obey God’s Word, that is; to the light we have or the revelation we have, it gives us boldness in our prayer, we can come boldly to the throne of grace in faith and have confidence of the love of the Father and know that our prayers are heard and will be answered. Faith has power to make us obedient to God. The Holy Spirit in us is an over comer. He provides the power to be obedient to God, and willing to receive His instruction and apply it to our life. He causes us through His faithfulness to mature and grow into His likeness, because He loves us.

We receive rest from our struggles and enjoy the victory of God, as we simply trust God and obey His voice (Proverbs 3:5, 6) fellowshipping with Him in prayer and in His Word. That is the labour that brings us into His rest. We need to labour to know the Father, instead of just knowing about Him. God begins to reveal His nature His love, His purposes to us. God wants to do much more than we can dream for us –His children. (Ephesians 3:20). Knowing this changes our striving into peace, our doubt into trust, our fear into bold obedience .It enables us to enter His rest.



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