TOPIC: JESUS THE HIGH PRIEST
SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 7:11-end
The Levitical priesthood arose according to the order of Aaron but the priesthood of Jesus was according to the order of Melchizedek. The old priesthood order came from the tribe of Levi while the new priesthood order came from the tribe of Judah. The High priesthood of Jesus was the only one that was made with an oath by God, whereby Jesus became a surety of a better covenant.
Also, the priesthood of Jesus is unchanging and continues forever, hence, He always lives to make intercession for the saints. The old Levitical priesthood was changed because it was weak and unprofitable. On the other hand, the new High priesthood of Jesus brings a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
Death prevented the priests of the of the order of Aaron from continuing, but death has no power over the new High priesthood of Jesus because He offered Himself once and for all and was perfected forever as an unchangeable priesthood.
Thank God you have the High priest – Jesus – who has become higher than the Heavens; and is able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Have you gone to Jesus for your salvation? He is interceding for you now.
Prayer: Thank you Father for giving us an everlasting High Priest in Jesus Christ. Amen.