(NKJV) Hebrews 3:1 – “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus”
(CEV) Hebrews 3:1 – “My friends, God has chosen you to be his holy people. So think about Jesus, the one we call our apostle and high priest!
To partake of something is to have a share in it, to take part. To accept a Heavenly Calling is to hold on to an eternal viewpoint and holding this view should affect how we live here on earth, and what we look forward to when we step from time into eternity. How we should live from a focus on a Heavenly Calling was depicted by Paul and Peter. It is deeply important to realist that, as believers in the Lord Jesus, we are not only Saved from judgment, but we are called to Heaven — “partakers of the heavenly calling”. Apostle Paul does not exhort us to partake of the Heavenly calling; he says we are partakers. The believer is as much a Heavenly man as he is a Saved man.
The Bible is 2 blood-Covenants, 1st started off with the blood of animals, then went to the of man through circumcision, & finally to The Blood of Jesus in the 2nd Covenant (and we are partakers of 2nd). That is why The Bible is Referred to as The Word of God because It His Bond. He Backs It, but it Takes Faith to connect with It. And it takes a walk of love to continue there in without hindering the Faith. If you have truly given your life to Jesus Christ, your name is documented in the book of Life in Heaven. You are seen as a holy citizen in God’s Kingdom and have received a Heavenly Calling.
The Bible is Specific what we should give thanks to God for; for Taking us from the kingdom of darkness & Putting us The Kingdom of Light (God), Col 1; 12-13 – v12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: v13 –Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Col 1: 12 – (Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:) – MADE US MEET = qualified us = so we are able to partake in His inheritance; We qualify because we are in The Body of Christ
Heb 2: 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) – As a born-again Child of God satan cannot touch you, because the devil has been Totally Defeated (by Jesus), so he has zero power – The only thing he can do is to use deception power to let you Self destruct
Heb 12: 10 – (For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.) – God Wants us be partakers of His Holiness, because without Holiness you can’t see The Lord
1 Pet; 4, 12-13 (Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy). – we can use tests & trials to our benefit to build our Faith
Faith Is the Determine Factor of whether we partake of Grace or not. However, our obedience is what allows us to partake of the Sacrifice Jesus Has Provided. Do you know what God Wants you to do more than anything else today? He Wants you to fellowship with Him. He Wants you to walk with Him and talk with Him, to discuss the things of life with Him, and He Wants you to draw near to Him and partake of His very (Divine) Nature. (2 Pet 1: 4)
Obedience to God is associated with many benefits. Without obedience to God, you will lack strength to take hold of what belongs to you, and the devil can easily defeat you. The ability and extent to partake of the Promises of God is subject to your level of obedience. Only by obedience to God can you experience a long-lasting enjoyment of the Promises and Blessings of God. You have the right, for example, to decide where you are going to spend eternity (Heaven or hell).
God Can Do Everything for you but He Can’t Decide for you. He Has Provided the Power, His Name, The Blood of Jesus, The kingdom of God & Has Made us partakers of it (Col. 1:12). You have a role to play in the fulfillment of the great commission, and Heaven is counting on you to fulfill your call. You are now a Representative of God and as His Child, you must therefore live your life as such. You are a partaker in a Heavenly Calling, amen.
Dear Lord Jesus, please Help me to understand and fulfill my Heavenly Calling,
in Jesus’ Name, Amen.