God’s judgment on unrepentant sinners is certain.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard [in the Holy Scriptures], lest at any time we should let them slip. 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels [God’s messengers] was steadfast, [was certain] and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward.
Every act of disobedience to the Word of God will be reckoned with, will be judged; and every one of those who rebel against any part of the whole Word of God will be corrected if they do not sincerely repent. Unrepentant sinners cannot escape if we sin and follow idols of men, rejecting any zeal to live by every Word of God, which is the Word of our Salvation.
2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
The Creator gave up his God-hood and came down to the earth being made flesh, to give his life for us and to teach us sincere repentance. His Messiah-ship was evidenced by many miracles from God, and after He had left the earth those who had heard Him proceeded to witness to these things and to tell others about His words and about the way to salvation.
2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? 2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak
The chosen overcomers and not the angels will rule in the coming age, the coming Kingdom of God; which will ultimately fill the universe and last for all eternity.
2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him? 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 2:8 Thou hast 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 all things put under him.
At this time Jesus waits at the right hand of God the Father, until all things [except God the Father himself] are ultimately placed under the authority of Jesus Christ, under God the Father.
Jesus Christ is not only a high priest but will be a ruler holding all things in subjection under Himself under God the Father when the Father sends him to establish his Kingdom. Right now Christ awaits his inheritance of the earth which is not yet put under him fully.
2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 2:10 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.
Because this Jesus Christ was the Creator of all men, He could die for all men.
It was appropriate and desirable that Jesus Christ lead the way by being the first to be resurrected to spirit; and that He be the one to give His life to then be resurrected into a new body of spirit; so that He can demonstrate and show man that this is possible.
Jesus was without sin, but there were still things that He learned through the things that He suffered: And having learned those things, having learned about the weaknesses of the flesh, learned about temptation, learned about the struggles of the flesh, He could then be a high priest who had empathy for the people.
2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church [The “church” is all godly faithful individuals, it is not a corporate entity.] will I sing praise unto thee.
Christ sanctified the sincerely repentant through His sacrifice and He did this to bring us into a relationship with Himself and with God the Father, so that we could all become one in complete unity with God and so that we can all be part of one family: And He is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters, His brethren.
2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
Because we are flesh and blood, Christ became flesh and blood to be like us.
2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same [He gave up his godhood and became flesh and blood.]; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Sinners are subject to the fear of certain death. We all know from the moment that we can think and understand, that we are going to die; and Jesus Christ came to save us from the bondage to sin and death.
2:16 For verily [truly] he took not himself the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Christ gave up his godhood and was made a fleshly man, to experience life in the flesh so he could better serve God the Father and his creation
2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved 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. 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor or comfort them that are tempted.
The High Priest of the spiritual New Covenant is Jesus Christ. Christ was our Creator made flesh, who gave his life for us and was raised up as our Wave Offering and spirit High Priest. See our Wave Offering article.
The Creator God was made flesh and dwelt among men to experience the weakness of the flesh and the temptations of this world and to overcome them; so that He could become a spirit high priest bringing in the best sacrifice of all, the sacrifice of the very Creator God for His creation and so affect a reconciliation of sincerely repentant mankind with God the Father.
By successfully overcoming; He become our Redeemer, our High Priest, our Mediator, our Intercessor, our resurrected living Sacrifice. He is a High Priest, who is able to comfort us; to relieve us from the distress of death and to deliver us from the bondage of sin. He qualified to do this, having experienced life; and experiencing the weaknesses of the flesh and understanding temptation he could have a better empathy and understanding for God’s people.
This is about Jesus Christ who became our resurrected Melchizedek High Priest; not Aaron nor any other man or woman.
The New Covenant called out are spiritual priests in training after the order of Melchizedek; and our High Priest Jesus Christ is a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Therefore we, each and every one of the called out; are all called out to be kings and priests; called to become priests of the Most High God after the order of Melchizedek.
Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Right now we are only IN TRAINING for the potential of becoming priests and kings; if we overcome and if we are chosen at the resurrection we will become full kings and priests in the resurrection to spirit.
We need to understand that! We need to understand that every single individual is called to be a priest in the first general resurrection to spirit, and we must all learn to live like a priest of God the Almighty Father, under our Melchizedek High Priest, Jesus Christ!
We must learn to keep the commandments of God, learn to set an example of godliness and we must learn to live and teach others to live by every Word of God.
Teaching our families and proclaiming the Gospel of Repentance and the keeping of the whole Word of God today is the training course that the Master Builder has laid out for us, so that we may learn by doing what God will require us to do in his Kingdom!
All of us, every single one of us; from the youngest convert to the most elderly person, from the widow to the macho man are called to become a resurrected spirit priest, if you are called of God.
If we overcome, if we learn to live by every Word of God and turn away from sin and embrace God the Father with a whole heart, then the sacrifice of Christ will be applied to us bringing forgiveness for sincerely repented sin and there is reconciliation with God the Father.
We can enter into a relationship with God if we are called to God; and if we overcome we shall be chosen and we will have a part in the resurrection to spirit.
Just remember that the priesthood has to set a higher standard as a Shining Example of godliness for the people.
Eventually the whole world, everyone; will be following the standard set by Jesus Christ: And we as resurrected priests must also follow the standard set by Jesus Christ and to lead the way by example, even as Jesus Christ led the way by His example.
We need to set the example of avoiding even the appearance of sin. If we go to a restaurant and buy food on the Sabbath or the Holy Days and then try to justify it in our own minds: We are sinning! We are absolutely forbidden to cause others to sin by encouraging them to work on the Sabbath; and we are absolutely forbidden to participate in the sins of others. And we are to avoid even the very appearance of sin.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
We are to set AN EXAMPLE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; AND WE ARE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SINS OF OTHERS!
If not repented of, if not stopped, any departure from any part of the Word of God will keep us from being chosen to be a priest after the order of Melchizedek, after the High Priesthood of and within the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
We are to be examples of righteousness and teachers of righteousness: Which is living by every Word of Almighty God! We are to preach the Gospel of repentance and the keeping of all of God’s Word NOW, to prepare us to do the same thing as resurrected priests of the Most High in the Kingdom of God!
Brethren, the Gospel we preach and our example in zealous faithful living by every Word of God, is so very, very important!
Remember that organizational unity is a counterfeit of the complete unity with God to which we were called! Do not seek unity with men at the cost of unity with God!
Many today are making a god out of organizational unity and declaring that a call to unity with Almighty God is causing divisions in their idol of organizational unity!
God is not the author of division between himself and the faithful brethren; however he is absolutely the author of dividing the wheat from the chaff, the sheep from the goats, the holy from the profane!
If calling to zealously live by every Word of God and complete unity with God is causing organizational divisions; then the teachings of that organization are dividing the brethren from God!