The Change that Changes Us–Hebrews 5 Part 1

There is no doubt that Jesus is God.  In the theological realm he is God the Son in the trinity.  But, when he came to earth, he took off all the trappings of his Godly nature–the immortality, the complete power, The complete perspective of eternity and the protection from pain and suffering.  He did that physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  He came here as an equal–simply to provide the sacrifice we needed to be restored once and for all to God.  He was given a name above every name–after he suffered the pain and inhumanity dealt him.  He had to pray and seek the Lord–just as we do, while here on earth.

That is what makes him the right choice as our intercessor.  He not only knows us, but he has been us! He did it without grumbling or making an excuse.  He lived it, suffered it and endured it to the end in a flurry of humiliation and degradation. Yet, he still rose and became our greatest advocate.  He loves us like none other.  In the midst of that love and sacrifice–all he asks, is that we follow him and accept the gift he paid such a high price to provide.

What about us? Well we simply confess with our mouths that he is LORD and believe God has raised him from the dead–and we will be saved.(Romans 10:9).  It is a simple, but–life changing adventure.  Once done, like Jesus, we are never the same again.  We quickly learn that our behavior does not save us, but, the change in our life affects our view and actions in this world. We do not do the actions to gain salvation–instead, as his chosen, we simply live differently, as he did.  We must humbly embrace that we are new creations; (2 Corinthians 5:17) and enjoy the life that brings!

God Bless You

Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.

In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,

“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father.”[a]

And he says in another place,

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

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest 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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