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Pamphlet 1938 Hebrews kc 6-2

"Are you one of those to whom Paul is addressing in this first verse?"

Hebrews 3:1
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Wherefore... as in consequently having heard and understood all that Paul has taught us so far in the first two chapters concerning just who Christ is and why He came to this earth to dwell in the flesh... you "holy brethren", you sanctified brothers and sisters who are partakers of the heavenly calling, i.e. you set aside ones who have a job to do as that "seed" of Ps. 22:31 who would come in the final generation and declare His righteousness, you "consider" the One sent to declare the Father (and to pay the price) and High Priest (made perfect through sufferings) of our profession (confession). You do profess to be a Christian, a man or woman who believes and follows Christ, do you not?

Note: Use your Strong's Concordance and check out the compound Greek word "homologia" translated "profession", taking it all the way to the prime.

So... the question is, "Are you one of those to whom Paul is addressing in this first verse?" In other words, do you have a heavenly calling, a destiny to fulfill as one of the "holy brethren" chosen from before the foundation of this earth age (Eph. 1:4)? Because if you are one of His and do have a purpose and a destiny, then right now, today, is the time to stop and "consider", which means to observe fully, perceive, fully comprehend, the faithfulness of Jesus Christ to Him that appointed Him.

[2] Who was faithful to Him that appointed Him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
Paul now points out in his teaching that Moses was also faithful, as in trustworthy, in all his house, i.e. in the house of the Lord... but you "see"... there is a huge difference between the two which Paul wants us to understand. He begins his explanation of this difference by quoting Numbers 12:7, so let's go there and see what we might learn in our "considering" of Jesus:
Numbers 12:7-8
My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. [8] With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold..."
Moses was a faithful and trustworthy servant through whom God spoke "mouth to mouth", even "apparently" meaning very clearly and plainly and not in dark speeches. And he spoke after the manner of, or the image of, the LORD which simply means that all he spoke of and did was to behold the image of the Lord Jesus Christ who was to come!  Paul makes this very clearly in verse 5 (Heb. 3:5) when he says that Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after.  In other words, Moses gave documentation, a complete foreshadowing as a witness to Christ who would be the fulfillment of all those foreshadowings, and he also gave testimony to the words that He would speak.

To wit, Moses was a teacher of the law which is the great "schoolmaster", and what he as a faithful servant of God built in the wilderness was a type, a clear and precise foreshadowing from beginning to end, so that we who are present in these last days could SEE, as in get a visual glimpse, of the real house which is Jesus Christ, the temple of the Lord, the body of Christ. So have you gone to "school" and learned from the schoolmaster? If you want to "consider" the Lord Jesus Christ and "see" how the temple of the Lord, His house, is built in these last days, it is ALL RIGHT THERE in the testimony of Moses who gave us a complete witness to Jesus Christ!

Paul continues concerning Christ:

Hebrews 3:3
For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

[4] For every house is builded by some man; but He that built all things is God.

Every house is built by someone. In other words, just as you cannot have a law without a lawgiver, you cannot have a house without a house builder! You see, "the One for whom and by whom all things are created" (Heb. 2:10), the One who brought into existence all there is and ever was, is the builder of His house, the many membered body of Jesus Christ. Again, Moses was just a servant of God, a faithful laborer in the construction of the type of the house which Christ would permanently build, even through His servants in these last days, who are of that house IF... upon condition of... they remain faithful to the end (vs. 6)! That may be a little deep for some, but hang in there and continue to seek His wisdom if you are somewhat lacking (James 1:5)! James 1:5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him

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