“ Who will fear you, Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous deeds have been revealed. ” – Revelation 15: 4. This special attribute ( Holiness ) applied to God, was also extended to Jesus Christ as the Son of the most High God – Christ was actually free from evil, by any contact of sin, and as such he has passed to God’s actual presence, separated forever from the world of sinners.
However, Hebrews 4: 14 confirmed to us that revelation: ” So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. ” he was also called great one, because of the dignity of his person, as follows, and the virtue of his sacrifice, and because of the place where he now officiates as a Priest, heaven and with respect to the continuation of his priesthood.
” let us hold fast our profession ” of faith, of the grace and doctrine of faith, and of christ, and Salvation by him, and of the hope of eternal life and happiness, which being made both by words and deeds publicly, and sincerely, should be held fast, which supposes something valuable in it, and that there is danger of dropping it, and that it requires strength, courage and greatness of mind, and a use of all proper means; and it should be held without wavering, for it is good and profitable, it recommends the Gospel, and it has been made publicly before witnesses; and not to hold it fast is displeasing to God, and resented by him.
The Priesthood of Christ perhaps, is an argument to enforce this duty, for he is the High Priest of our profession, he has espoused our cause, and abide by it; he has bore witness to the Truth of the Gospel himself; He prays for the support of our faith; he pities and succour; and he is passed into heavens, where, he appears for us, owns, and will own us.