Christian’s Prep Rally – Hebrews 3

Continuing on with Hebrews Chapter 3 NASB

Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession; He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.

Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says,

“Today if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as when they provoked Me,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tried Me by testing Me,
And saw My works for forty years.
“Therefore I was angry with this generation,
And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,
And they did not know My ways’;
As I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’”

Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end, while it is said,

“Today if you hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts, as when they provoked Me.”

For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

16 comments

  1. thats a good scripture showing people can lose their salvation and that salvation is about contempt for God. People coming to God by saying a prayer or taking communion or getting baptized do not go to heaven. Only those who Repent, surrender dropping contempt to then Trust (put their faith) in Jesus as Savior can participate in the adoption, the forgiveness, the reconciliation given. And if people then give up their confidence in God and reject him shake their fists at him even thought they believe, have lost their faith in him and forfeit their salvation. This same story is re-told in Hebrews 10.
    Great scriptures to parse out what Salvation is and they tie in directly to what Jesus said in John 3:14-21

    Hebrews is great filled with clean theological transition theory from the Old to new way explaining what really is salvation and how Jews can transition from the old way to the new and living way and actually be saved.

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      • I don’t know if Scott will respond here Mandy but I am assuming we have the “eternal security” issue versus the “conditional security” issue on the horizon here. Proceed with caution. Blessings!

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      • if you are in hell God is there too. in fact he might have been the one who sent you to 40 years of Punishment or 70 years of punishment or eternity without him. All those people in the scriptural example where in his hand, and many died an immediate death. The ground literally opened up and blam. And he rescued all of them out of Egypt, took them all across the red sea. People generally miss the chapters after that which this text refers too. OR that even Moses did not enter the promised land. Those are examples for us. Hebrews 2:1

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  2. I especially like the verses about holding fast and not to become hardened by the deceitfulness of sin, and that we need to encourage each other.
    Thank you, Bruce, for these words of God.

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