Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

27 – 29 October 2023

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Friends, the above, Hebrews 4:14, is the LORD responding to the “verse of the day,” Hebrews 4:12, that appears (27 October 2023) at The words used telling us to “hold fast our profession” are krateo {used forty-three times) and homologia (appearing only six times). It speaks of my/our mission, the profession of our faith that the LORD is present, manifested in His word and work, with us, in us, and we declare we are in Him, in His ONE BODY.

Hebrews 3
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today [when the light has come]; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin [the errors of darkness, misleading that blinds the mind].
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end [when the LORD is risen and revealed in our flesh];
15 While it is said, Today if you will hear his voice [this understanding that it’s Him speaking light and life], harden not your hearts, as in the provocation [doubting His presence even when no other conclusion can be logically drawn].
16 For some, when they had heard [Him speaking], did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned [remaining with the corrupt thinking that held them captive and enslaved under tyrants], whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Hebrews 4
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise [that in death we would find ourselves risen with him in heaven, by His mind in us, which is the end of our faith, when the foundations are restored and we find rest in the promised land: earth] being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the gospel preached [we are evangelized, made messengers of the LORD], as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith [that it is the LORD speaking] in them that heard it.
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 [the foundation of God with us, in us declaring Himself, setting the course to our now seeing Him that is unseen, Who before we only heard without comprehension].
4 For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
7 Again, he limits a certain day [this time when understanding comes], saying in David, Today, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labor [in this harvest] therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. [Luke 10:1 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the LORD of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.]
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature [ktisis – foundation, at the creation] that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [the foundations] are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast [krateo] our profession [homologia – His same word, this logical conclusion].
15 For we have not a high priest [in the order of Melchisedec – the king of righteousness, who is also the king of peace in which we find rest] which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities [the weakness of ignorance and unbelief]; but was in all points tempted [to doubt God is in me] like as we are, yet without sin [by obedience, subordinating my will to the Father’s].
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy [here at the LORD’s mercy seat where His presence in manifested to the faithful], and find grace [these treasure from heaven] to help [stirred to life] in time of [the world’s] need.

The word homologia is from the Greeks words, homo (meaning same), and logia, meaning “from 3004 [lego]; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ).”

It (homologia) describes the LORD’s word from the mouths of those who have faith they have heard Him speaking from the flesh of those He has chosen and prepared. Logically, there must be a first cause, the first to hear Him, through whom He starts the chain reaction, producing after His own kind. The resurrection of Jesus Christ, the first cause, is what we are experiencing here and now: I and the many children the LORD has given me, who are for signs and wonders among His people.

Hebrews 2
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man that you visit him?
7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands:
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet [not yet comprehending that] all things [are] put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death [here in hell] for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifies [makes and declares us pure: holy] and they who are sanctified [made and declared pure: holy] are all of one [BODY]: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For truly he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor [rescue] them that are tempted [to doubt His presence].

1 Corinthians 15
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24 Then comes the [expected] end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom [this new nation] to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he says all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

As is the topic, this last verse refers to the expected end when the Father is the only thing not put under the son. The quote is from Psalms 8:6, which speaks of the son as having dominion over all the works of the LORD.

As we know from previous conversations, in this context, we understand in the original text of Psalms 8:5 (quoted in Hebrew 2:7) the words telling of the son of man as “made a little lower than the angels” are chacer’ elohiym. They tell us the son is intentionally sent lacking the full knowledge of God. The Psalm then tells us this is planned so He can be crowned with this understanding: revelation only known to the Father. We are also told (in Heberew 2:9) that lacking understanding, the state of ignorance of what is present, is death, and receiving it (“crowned with glory and honor”) is resurrection from death.

Psalms 8
A Psalm of David
1 O LORD [Jehovah], our LORD [‘adown – our King], how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory [Your presence manifested in revelation] above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth [when this word is heard] of babes and sucklings [the children the LORD has given me] have you ordained strength [understanding that brings forth man] because of your enemies, that you might still [shabath – sabbath: interrupt, stop the work of] the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars [the new civil government and Your people they govern as the Father governs], which you have ordained;
4 What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit [paqad – come as Chief Overseer of the earth, rising in] him?
5 For you have made him a little lower than [chacer – to lack a little] the angels [‘elohiym – of God’s knowledge], and have crowned him with glory and honor [the Father’s revelation manifesting His presence in him].
6 You made him to have dominion over the works [finished] of your hands; you have put all things [You created at the foundation] under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea [all the beasts of the earth, including men, all without the LORD’s Spirit], and whatsoever passes through [‘abar – all that Passover into life in this resurrection from death] the paths [‘orach – as pilgrims traveling] of the seas [through the ages and generations].
9 O LORD [Jehovah] our LORD [‘adown – our King], how excellent is your name [identity – seeing Your presence] in all the earth!
To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben [upon the death, cutting off the head with this sword, of Goliath]

The other five uses of homologia follow: in which the LORD speaks to us of our necessary profession, speaking the word He has here given us, with which He has purified and declared us holy.

(Friends, man’s wisdom says I have no right or authority to command you to obey. They who believe such are correct that I have nothing of my own, which witnesses to their lack of faith: not believing it’s the Father in me speaking and commanding. By rejecting Him and observing lying vanities, they refuse their own salvation, which only comes by receiving and giving His gift of grace and mercy. It’s every person’s choice, light or darkness, at this krisis {decision} point reached.)

2 Corinthians 9
6 But this I say, He which soweth [this word] sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver [quoted from Proverbs 22:9].
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9 (As it is written [in Psalms 112:9], He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains forever.
10 Now he that ministers [this good] seed to the sower both minister bread [this word from the mouth of God, by which man lives] for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
11 Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God.
12 For the administration of this service [giving the riches God has here given us] not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed [homologia] subjection [hupotage – subordination, obedience] unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

The word rendered “unspeakable,” only appearing here, is enekdiegetos, which speaks of God’s gift, into which He has led us, as the origin of what is intended to be fully declared (professed).

This is why Paul immediately declares the power in him is Christ warring through us to pull down all the strongholds that oppose His salvation.

2 Corinthians 10
1 Now I Paul [I Timothy] myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in [my flesh] presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
7 Do you look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [thinks he] is Christ’s, even so are we [truly] Christ’s.
8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the LORD has given us for edification [to build you up by this education], and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed [when this goal is reached, even your understanding and obedience]:
9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.
12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
13 But we will not boast of things without our measure [things not given to us by the LORD alive in us], but according to the measure of the rule which God has distributed to us, a measure [this dispensation] to reach even unto you.

Proverbs 22
3 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.
5 Thorns [misleading] and snares are in the way of the froward [those who twist and pervert truth]: he that does keep [guards] his soul shall be far from them.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender [this speaks of the powerless becoming the servants of those in power, joining them in their wickedness – it is contrasted with Psalms 112:5 below, and joining with a good man].
8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor [this verse is the origin of Paul’s quote in 2 Corinthians 9:7].
10 Cast out the scorner [those who compare themselves to themselves, who are only in agreement with those in error with them], and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
11 He that loveth pureness of heart [a mind free of corruption], for the grace of his lips [speaking this pure word] the king [I Am] shall be his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthrows the words of the transgressor.
13 The slothful man [who refuses to obey] says, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
14 The mouth of strange women [the words heard in the unfaithful church] is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17 Bow down [subordinate] your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart unto my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them [this word from the mouth of the LORD] within you; they shall withal be fitted in your lips [when they are appropriately spoken].
19 That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to you this day, even to you.

Psalms 112
1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man shows favor, and lends [and other good men join him]: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved forever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endure forever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

1 Timothy 6
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our LORD Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But you, O man of God [I Am, Timothy, the title only appearing here in the New Testament], flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called, and have professed [homologeo] a good profession [homologia] before many witnesses.
13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession [homologia];
14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our LORD Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and LORD of lords;
16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded [thinking their wealth makes them superior], nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate [this good word of God];
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay [as I have] hold on eternal life.
20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust [this dispensation the Father has Given me], avoiding profane and vain babblings [which have become the language of this generation], and oppositions of science falsely so called [antithesis gnosis pseudonumos – the arguments falsely named knowledge {anti-truth used against this truth of God}]:
21 Which some professing [epaggellos – announce themselves as if they are authors and finishers] have erred concerning the faith. Grace [this gift of salvation, from which these men have erred] be with you. Amen.

The word, above in verse 21, rendered “erred” is astocheo, a negative (opposite) of stoicheo (as in stoicheion, rendered elements, rudiments, and principles, meaning “something orderly in arrangement, i.e. (by implication) a serial (basal, fundamental, initial) constituent (literally), proposition (figuratively).”

It (astocheo) only appears two other times, both in Paul’s letters to Timothy, further describing the error of the wicked he speaks of above. The LORD, in these passages, speaks to us (here and now) of the errors of the corrupt church (the institution as a whole, without light, one body united in Babylon, their confusion that resulted from following the corruptors into death and hell).

In the first of these, 1 Timothy 1:6, the LORD’s commandment is to charge men that they teach no other doctrine nor heed fables (the creations of men’s imaginations).

1 Timothy 1
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity [agape – giving as received, which is Christian love] out of a pure heart [giving this word as received, without again adding corruption], and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned [anupokritos – without dissimulation, as in Romans 12:9 Let love {agape} be without dissimulation {anupokritos}. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.]:
6 From which some having swerved [astocheo] have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which [dispensation] was committed to my trust.

2 Timothy 2
1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ [Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh].
4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman [he that works in the earth] that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.
7 Consider what I say; and the LORD give you [first] understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead [the first- fruit, now, of the resurrection of the dead] according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound [nor can any man shut what the LORD has now opened].
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not [He is resurrected in me], yet he abides faithful [in me]: he cannot deny himself. [I tell you the truth, I confess without fear, Jehovah’s Salvation, Jesus, is alive from the dead, Christ, in my flesh!]
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the LORD that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus [those who forbid your Joining with the LORD, in His ONE BODY, one flesh, as His only son, and forbidding this they hide behind the spurious mask of caring for your soul];
18 Who concerning the truth have erred [astocheo], saying that the resurrection is past already [the resurrection comes when you are freed from the lies of the false prophets and false teachers whose words and ways have carried Humanity into death and hell]; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation [I Am] of God stands sure, having this seal, The LORD knows them that are his. And, let every one that names the name of Christ depart from [purge out, incise, exercise, work out of yourself] iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these [the vessels of dishonor, in which remains the scum], he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified [made holy], and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the LORD out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife [the way of the wicked, argument, continuously questioning with known lies and false accusation, intended to produce endless confusion].
24 And the servant of the LORD must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil [endless questioning, using lies and false accusation, even when known to be such – with intention, leading captive silly women who are never able to come to the knowledge of the truth], who are taken captive by him at his will.

2 Timothy 3
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such [devils taking you captive] turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses [against him casting down rods which turned to serpents, which Aaron’s rod, turned into a serpent, ate] so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith [false prophets with not a word of God in them, speaking their own words against the son of man God has sent to free His people from this oppression].
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the LORD delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;
15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works [which is the good fight we fight].

2 Timothy 4
1 I charge you therefore before God, and the LORD Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

Hebrews 3
1 Wherefore [He is able to recuse, succor, us from our doubt], holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling [to declare Him present, and this word as His voice], consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession [homologia – giving us His word to declare], Christ Jesus;
2 Who was [is] faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was [is] counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor than the house.
4 For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.
5 And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony [speaking the words God gave him] of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ as a son over his own house [has given us His word to be spoken after our obedience is fulfilled]; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence [that the words are His] and the rejoicing of the hope [of His presence] firm unto the end [when we again see Him after we’ve heard Him].
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost says, Today if you will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts [mind that remain blinded and in disobedience], as in the provocation, in the day of temptation [doubting His presence] in the wilderness [referring to Exodus 17:6 & 7, saying “Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the Rock {Christ}, and there shall come water {the word of God} out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah [temptation], and Meribah [strife and contention], because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us, or not?”]:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err [planao – as in the planets, wandering stars, deceives in the darkness that, because of their wander, can’t be trusted to show the way] in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart [misled mind] of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Hebrews 10
1 For the law having a shadow [of ignorance] of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect [in full understanding, seeing the Father in the son, behind the veil of flesh, His presence from there leading us into salvation].
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged [from blinding ignorance and corruption] should have had no more conscience of [mind in error committing] sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins [committed] every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away [aphaireo – to prefer by choice – literally taking away {apo} bad choices {haireomai}] sins.
5 Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me [flesh in which He manifests His presence, unknown as the Paraclete {the Comforter}, the Holy Ghost, leading us away from darkness {ignorance} into His marvelous light {full understanding}, as in the name Nehemiah meaning Jehovah’s Comforter]:
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do your will [that none would perish but that all would come to salvation], O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin you would not, neither had pleasure therein; which are offered by [as the prescription of] the law [foreshadowing the One coming];
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first [the shadow of ignorance of the underlying deep meaning], that he may establish the second [full understanding in the Father’s presence].
10 By the which will we are sanctified [made holy, purified from pollution] through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ [Jehovah’s Salvation manifested in the flesh] once for all.
11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. [The word here rendered “take away” is the four times used word periaireo {peri haireomai} – referring us to its use in 2 Corinthians 3:16, when the veil of ignorance of the Old Testament is “taken away,” now when we have turned to {returned to seeing} the LORD, the Father manifested in the flesh, as in Moses, as in Christ the perpetual son of ONE God in him leading His people into salvation]:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God [from where he now exhibits the Father’s power in us and through us];
13 From henceforth expecting [ekdechomai – waiting expectantly, tarrying, long-suffering until He is again seen] till his enemies [whose pervading ignorance] be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he has perfected forever them that are sanctified [by it cleared of all corruption that blinded their minds].
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost [the Father, ONE God, unknown speaking and working] also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before [in Jeremiah 31:31 – 34],
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”
18 Now where remission [aphesis – freedom, which comes from the LORD shedding His blood: His voice speaking better thing than Abel, which voice is now shaking heaven and earth, and the wicked shall be shaken from them: the voice we are warned not to ignore] of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having, therefore, brethren, boldness to enter [the presence of God above His mercy seat] into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way [by the resurrection from death], which he has consecrated [egkainizo – inaugurated by His blood testament – the word only appearing one other time, Hebrews 9:18, where it is rendered, “testament was dedicated” {by “blood”}] for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having a high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession [homologia – this same word repeated as received, which is the law of the LORD written into our minds, effectually working to change them, producing the good conscience] of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together [into His ONE BODY], as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that has said [in Deuteronomy 32:35 & 36], Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense, says the LORD. And again, The LORD shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were illuminated [given this understanding], you endured a great fight of afflictions [at the hand of those denying and mocking the LORD at His appearing and kingdom];
33 Partly, whilst you were made a gazing-stock [held up for public ridicule] both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst you became companions of them that were so used.
34 For you had compassion [had sympathy when I was publicly mocked] of me in my bonds [in this prison, the pit of mire stirred by the feet of evil doers: misleaders and false accusers: known liars telling known lies], and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods [the worthless ways and ideas the world says are valuable], knowing in yourselves that you have in heaven a better and an enduring substance [these treasures God has given us, and the eternal and abundant life they produce: as fruit].
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which [faith in the LORD and believing His promises] has great recompence of reward.
36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith [in the Father]: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back [into corruption] unto perdition; but of them that believe [the Father] to the saving of the soul.

1 Corinthians 10
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be you idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt [doubt] Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come [ending the old and corrupt and beginning the new].
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he stands take heed lest he fall.
13 There has no temptation [doubt] taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry [escape those who put themselves in God’s place, the men with which you are joined].
15 I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we [here] bless, is it not the communion [koinonia – meaning “partnership, i.e. (literally) participation, or (social) intercourse, or (pecuniary) benefaction.”] of the blood of Christ? The bread which we [here] break, is it not the communion [koinonia] of the body of Christ?
17 For we being many are [here] one bread, and ONE BODY: for we are all partakers of that one bread [this word from the mouth of the present LORD, by which man lives].

Psalms 46
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble [tsarah – this tribulation].
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains [the governments that have risen over the earth] be carried into the midst of the sea [the people at large];
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams [this word of God that flows into the sea] whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.
9 He makes wars to cease unto the end of the [old and corrupt] earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is [a man of war, I Am] with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

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