Until now, there has never been a satisfying statement of faith like Hebrews 12:22-29; of course, it has behind it the weight of the whole book of Hebrews and Jesus as our Great High Priest with the new covenant of God made to us. Since you have already been gathered to the following in Hebrews 12:22-20), all you have to do for Christian fellowship and worship right now on this earth and worldwide is: (1) to confess the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the one Who died on the cross for your sins and their atonement; and (2) acknowledge you are a member of the total body of Christ written in heaven, as stated below “to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven.” Short form: if you are registered in heaven, there is no way under God you can not be a member of Christian fellowship here. Sometimes we forget that!
Do you believe the words below of Hebrews 12:22-29 , then when you come to Christian fellowship, as below these are the list of the benefits that you come to: TO Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, still in heaven but after the Second Coming and we are all gathered in the clouds, it will be placed on Jerusalem of the new earth; TO a vast company of angels that can not be numbered; To the general assembly and church of the firstborn written (registered) in heaven, in stone or iron that can not be erased or distorted; To our great Heaven Father, the judge of all; TO, and the key to entrance, TO Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, the Mediator between God and men and women of believing the new covenant based on faith in the cross of Christ; and TO, to the blood which represents the death of Christ for the sins of the world, for our sin, for your sins (John 3:16).
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.”
We are in the process of receiving this eternal kingdom of Christ, now and here on the worldwide earth, a lasting and permanent kingdom to eventually on the new earth replace and dominate all kingdoms and nations, so we must serve Christ, God, and the kingdom of Christ now, never forgetting the commitment to the new covenant with the God of the consuming fire.
Hereby we resolve to: to partake of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8,9) in and through Christ, to serve God in an acceptable manner with reverence, and to serve God in an acceptable manner with godly fear.
The Bible here gives us, if we read and join in both the spirit and the thoughts of the words, a far better confession of faith in Christ, God, and the Bible than most of those we hear with a reminder of what our new covenant is with God mentioned earlier in Hebrews.
8 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 2 a Minister of the [a]sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.
3 For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer. 4 For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; 5 who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
A New Covenant
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8 Because finding fault with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins [b]and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
13 In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.