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August 31, 2019

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

The book of Hebrews, which many deemed to be authored by Paul was written to the Hebrew Christians with the purpose of enlightening them to the fact that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies and symbols of the Old testament. Additionally, Jesus was greater than the angels, priest, and prophets, and He provided a better covenant and ultimate sacrifice for sin.

In chapter 10:1-25, Jesus, the perfect sacrifice was compared to the sacrifices offered in the Old Testament. The Old Testament sacrifices were made daily; whereas, Jesus’ sacrifice was done once and need not be repeated. This finish work of redemption by Jesus provided believers with a threefold invitation to boldly draw near to God, hold fast to their confession of hope and consider one another by fellowshipping with other believers. It is the last part of the invitation (verse 25) that I would like to lift up in this blog.

There is a purpose for believers gathering together, which is to share love, wisdom, strength, encouragement, and for collective worship. The writer of Hebrews knew persecution, trials, mishaps, and afflictions would occur in the lives of the believers as they navigated through their Christian walk, and they would need the support of fellow believers. Also, as the approach of end-time events happened, believers would need to band together to withstand the onslaught of the enemy for together they could do more than alone.

With the above in mind, I close this blog cautioning all believers not to be fooled by the strategies of the enemy. He has convinced many that assembling together is not necessary. Missing worship, times of fellowship, prayer service, Sunday school, and bible class is no big deal. Doing things on your own and interpreting the Word on our own is commonly seen in this present generation; nevertheless, all believers are responsible for adhering to the Word which was given for doctrine, correction, reproof, and instruction. If we do this, we will not forget to assemble.

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