“Wherefore, Holy Brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” (Hebrews 3:1).
Holy: (Gr) Hagios from Hagos: Sacred, Physically Pure, Morally Blameless, Consecrated, Saint
Brethren: (Gr) Adelphos: One from the womb
There is a holiness to our bond as Brethren and that holy bond is our common origin from the same womb. This womb is not of flesh and blood, not of woman, but is heavenly in nature and is of the Spirit of God. The Psalmist declared:
“Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning; Thou has the dew of Thy youth” (Psalms 110:3).
In the Day of Messiah’s power His Holy Brethren were born “from the womb of the morning” yes, the dawning of the New Creation, from the Matrix of the Spirit in the Beauty of Holiness. In the Day of His Power consider Him, our Apostle and High Priest, Christ Jesus.
“The Lord has sworn, and will not repent, ‘Thou art a Priest forever after the Order of Melchizedek'” (Psalms 110:4).
Holy Brethren, do you know of whence you are? Brethren of Christ Jesus, after the Order of Melchizedek, “a royal priesthood, a holy nation” (cf. I Peter 2:9) after the Order of the King of Peace and King of Righteousness (cf. Hebrews 7:2), a priesthood of royalty, indeed. A sacred, pure, morally blameless priesthood continuing ever in the power of an endless life (cf. Hebrews 7:16).
Holy Brethren, born again of incorruptible seed (cf. I Peter 1:22), by the Word of God, our common origin from the womb from which we were birthed, from which we came forth to live and abide forever in Him.
Holy Brethren, “partakers of the heavenly calling,” a celestial calling from the Spirit to live and abide as Brethren, separated unto God to holiness by His grace to a confession of faith in our “Apostle and High Priest, Christ Jesus”.
Holy Brethren, “who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, not of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:13). Our common origin as Brethren is God. A common origin of faith as we have received the Son (cf. John 1:12) and have been given in the day of His power the right to be called His Brethren.
Holy Brethren, sanctified in Christ Jesus for “both He that sanctifies, and they who are sanctified are all of One; and for this cause, He is not ashamed to call them Brethren” (Hebrews 2:11). Brethren in Christ, birthed in the womb of the Spirit, set apart unto Holiness. Sanctified unto good works.
Holy Brethren, foreknown of God and called with a heavenly calling “to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many Brethren” (Romans 8:29). Oh, Holy Brethren we are of the Firstborn, even in Christ Jesus, our great Apostle and Hight Priest, and have become One in the Beloved for our common origin has forever been in Him.