'ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED'.
15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
21(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord swore and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; KJV
There is only one way that you can avoid the PLAGUES meaning DEATH STROKE of Revelation 18:4 'And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues' . THE ONLY WAY IS TO BE IN A BLOOD COVENANT WITH YAHWEH the Holy one who makes blood covenant. Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
The word 'Testimony' here is to have sworn an oath which is Covenant. Meaning you must have a record, for instance in the high courts, a person arises puts their right hand on a bible and swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help them God. When they are found to have lied, they can be in serious consequences, and what they swore to, becomes an evidence in court.
This is what Abraham did before Melchizedek. Abraham was a gentile, his father was an idolater 'Joshua 24:2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.' Abraham prophesied what Yashua would do, 'Matt 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. KJV' and Abraham performed 'Romans 10:9 'that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved' before the Law, before a sabbath. Romans 10:9..... if you make a blood covenant with your mouth, the blood of Yahweh 'the Lamb' you will be made whole, delivered, or protected, literally or figuratively; healed, preserved; save self, do well; TO MAKE YOU AS A PERSON WHOLE.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 'Neither is there salvation (rescue or safety, physically or morally, health and safety, preservation of life in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must BE MADE WHOLE. YA, 'FATHER' SHUA 'SON' AND THE SPIRIT OF THE FATHER WHICH IS HOLY.
Isa 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; (KJV Isa 49:6-8)
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; (KJV Heb 4:14-16)
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (KJV).
So when can you go before our High Priest? With complete assurance in your blood covenant agreement, knowing that there is a record on high and say to Him, 'Your Grace' I need one of my benefits. Hebrews 3:1 wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
But we got ready to die, not to be made whole and live, we were born again on a limited understanding, a watered down gospel. 2nd Cor 2:17 for we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. CURRUPT means 'to water down' as one will water down wine.
Our brothers and sisters in the Anointed One who have come to receive Yashua as the Messiah, many have come on Gentile scripture, and have no more covenant than we did when we were born again. Paul was the apostle to us Gentiles, the only ones he baptized in water were Jews and Proselytes '1st Cor 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect'
1st Cor 1:13-16
13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
Yashua is the one doing the baptizing. John 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost .My background is with the Apostolic Pentecostals, we like myself came on the scripture for the Jews. i.e. 'Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
I am no longer part of that doctrine THE LORD OPENED MY EYES TO THE FACT THAT YASHUA (JESUS) HIMSELF SAID TO THE TWELVE APOSTLES Matt 10:5-8: 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Yashua Himself said Matt 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Yashua knowing the scriptures knew that, He will be a light to the Gentiles Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. KJV
2 Cor 6:1-2: We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
The woman of Canaan had an understanding of who He was, the coming one of the seed of David, the Deliverer, the Saviour, she believed what most of His own people would not believe, (He came unto His own...John 1:11-12 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
The exception was Peter, and he disobeyed. Peter was told 2 times, 'what I have cleansed, don't call unclean. Peter missed the point.
Acts 10:34-35: 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. KJV
Cornelius, an Italian was not a proselyte but he understood the meaning of what the Jews did in the sacrifices; the meaning of what John said: 'Behold the Lamb of Yahweh' the covenant keeping God. A gentile Cornelius believed in his heart, Yashua himself baptized him, by the sinless Spirit of our father 'Ya', into the body of Christ. John 1:31-33 (31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost (KJV).