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Our Great High Priest!

Scripture reading for October 21st:  Hebrews 7

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Hebrews 7: 23-26  “Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood.  Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.  Such a High Priest meets our need–one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.”

Levitical priests were appointed by men and served until their deaths.  When they went before God, they needed a sacrifice for their own sins as well as the sins of the people they represented.  But Jesus Christ became a priest after the order of Melchizedek based on several amazing truths.  He was appointed a Priest forever by God’s oath, not by men.  He could serve as a permanent Priest because of His endless life, being raised from the dead.  He offered Himself, His body and blood, as the atonement sufficient to pay the penalty of the sins of all mankind and He sat down, His work of salvation finished once for all!

Observations for over-comers:  Jesus Christ, our High Priest, meets every need we have or will ever have.  He alone can save us completely!  “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind:  “You are a Priest forever, in the Order of Melchizedek.””  (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 7:17)

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Jesus saves completely!

Reading for Saturday December 13th, 2014

Today’s reading to help us finish on time comes from Hebrews 5-7.  Here are a few of my favorite scriptures from this section.   May they inspire joy on this day.

“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission.  Although He was a son, He learned obedience from what He suffered and , once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 5:7-10

“God did this so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.  He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:18-20

“Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood.  Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.” Hebrews 7:23-25.

 

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Jesus is able to save completely!

Scripture reading for November 6th: Hebrews 7:18-28

Do you ever wonder if you are really saved?  Do you sometimes think that maybe you are not quite saved, but are missing something?  Feelings can play tricks on us.  We are mortal and our flesh has insecurities and our enemy loves to make accusations.  The writer of Hebrews wants to reassure the believers of the completeness of their salvation!

God appointed Jesus to be a priest forever by using an oath.  “And it was not without an oath!  Others became priests without any oath, but He became a priest with an oath when God said to Him:  “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind: ‘You are a priest forever.'” (Hebrews 7:20-21)  When Jesus became a priest, He was superior to the Levitical priesthood and had a better covenant as well.

“Not there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood.  Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.” (Hebrews 7:23-25)  There is no more need for another priest!  This Jesus will always be there any time we have a need.  We can call on Him and know He will pray and has already sacrificed His body and blood on our behalf!

“Such a High Priest meets our need–One who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.  Unlike other priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people.  He sacrificed for their sins once for all when He offered Himself.” (Hebrews 7:26-27)  Jesus is set apart from sinners like us.  He is completely holy and pure.  He was sinless and is now exalted above the heavens.  He has already offered the perfect sacrifice and has been made perfect.

We are so blessed to have this wonderful High Priest!  We don’t need another and never will.  He faithfully intercedes for us and will come back to receive us to Himself.  We can be assured of complete salvation:  forgiveness of our sins now, power to live a holy life, and a glorified body enabling us to live in God’s presence forever!  That’s something to boast about and shout joyfully to the One who paid it all!

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