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Mark when you see the words “perfect” or “perfection” in Scripture, because they are connected to our Great High Priest Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha Machiach) and His Eternal Order of Melchizedek:

“Though He was a son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; and being made PERFECT, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him; called of God a high priest after the Order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 5:8-10). 

“For it became Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation PERFECT through suffering. For both He that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one” (Hebrews 2:10-11).

First, please wipe the performance-based perfectionism from your mind, because it’s about His sons being kings of righteousness which clearly reveal their righteous state of being where it’s easily seen and understood.

Did you notice that when we looked at the deeper dimensions of the word “perfect” in yesterday’s post, it moves from being a verb to an adjective to a noun? Please permit me to re-iterate: “The word “perfect” in the Greek is an action verb teleioō, which communicates the action of completing, finishing, accomplishing, consummating in character, fulfilling an event, or simply making something perfect. It comes from the Greek adjective teleios, which speaks about a perfect full age man – one who is complete in labor, complete in growth, complete in mental character, and complete in moral character. If we digger deeper into teleioō’s very root, we get the Greek noun telos, which describes setting out for a definite point or goal. Think of a telescope when you think of telos, because it’s a point aimed at as a limit. It is also a conclusion of an act or state to the uttermost.”

Therefore, Teleioō is the action verb for the consummation of a person’s character being made perfect. Teleios is its descriptive adjective, which denotes the quality of Mature Man in Christ being made perfect, and telos is the noun, which describes the one who is being made perfect is aiming at becoming just like Yeshua: “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become PERFECT, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:12). 

I have been pondering when something begins as a verb moves to being an adjective, and then to being a noun. In the simplest terms, it appears to be all about a person’s actions determining who they are. Think of it this way. People know that my husband and I are farmers by what we do. We till the land, sow the seed and reap a harvest. If we called ourselves farmers, but didn’t demonstrate that reality; we would be dreamers at best. At worse, we would be liars and hypocrites. Those maturing into the fullness of the Order of Melchizedek will do no less.

We grow from faith to faith and glory to glory: “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). 

The Book of James makes it clear that righteousness is a state of being where a person’s faith is completed with its outworking. It’s where our actions (i.e., works) show what we truly believe: “Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called a friend of God” (James 2:22-23). 

Please do not buy into the caca that what you do doesn’t matter. When I look back on my life, I see how every single decision and thing I have done has affected my life for good or bad. Thank you, LORD, for redemption!!!

“Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who do His mitzvoth (commandments), that they may have the right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in by the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:12-14 HNV).

~ Robin Main

Written February 4, 2015 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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