Christ Our High Priest–Hebrews 5 Part 1

 

In the Jewish culture, The High Priest was more than a religious leader, he was the peoples representative to God and God’s representative to the people.  As the intermediary, The high priest acted as the leader, the listener and the supplicant for each of the people he pastored.  He had to know them, live among them and understand their lives.

That is why Christ emptied himself of his Godly nature and became a man.  He lived among us and experienced all aspects of life–then he could truly represent us before the father, and represent him to us.  When we seek him, we not only find a true savior and friend, but, we also find the greatest advocate we could find.  He truly understands our lives and stands up for us to the father–We could not have a greater High Priest.  Thanks Lord for being the bridge between us and God.

God Bless You

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. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.  Every high priest is a man chosen to represent other people in their dealings with God. He presents their gifts to God and offers sacrifices for their sins. And he is able to deal gently with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to the same weaknesses. That is why he must offer sacrifices for his own sins as well as theirs.

And no one can become a high priest simply because he wants such an honor. He must be called by God for this work, just as Aaron was. That is why Christ did not honor himself by assuming he could become High Priest. No, he was chosen by God, who said to him,

“You are my Son.
    Today I have become your Father.[a]

And in another passage God said to him,

“You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”[

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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