And HERE men that die receive tithes; but THERE He receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that He liveth (Hebrews 7:8)
We need to live with our hearts and prayers focused on the THERE, where the One who Lives Forever reigns!
OUR INDESTRUCTIBLE HIGH PRIEST
The Power of an ENDLESS, INDESTRUCTIBLE and PERMANENT LIFE
The perfection required for a relationship with God is only possible through a Priest that has power, power with God and with Man. Power evidenced by an indestructible life!
The Old Testiment Priesthood was a parenthetical period between the Promise of Abraham and the Promise revealed in Jesus Christ. The Law was temporary, just as the priestly function and sacrifices. They merely served to point men and women to the Permanent Solution, Jesus Christ. The proof of the Priesthood of Jesus Christ lies in His Permanence and Eternity.
He is our Permanent Power (He arose from the grave)
He is our Permanent Provision (for sin and satan)
He is our Permanent Protection (ever liveth to make intercession)
THE BENEFITS OF AN INDESTRUCTIBLE PRIEST
For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’ ”This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. Hebrews 7:1-28
Due to the Permanence of the Life of Jesus…
The Temporary was Set Aside (vs. 18-20)
o The Law regarding sacrifices
o The Law regarding food and strict observances
The Permanent is Set in Place (vs. 21-24)
o Our Permanent Priest
o Our Perfect Priest
o Our Interceeding Priest
Salvation is available to all who draw near to God THROUGH JESUS (vs 25)
o Jesus Christ is the Fulfillment of all those aspects of the Law that pertain to our access to God.
o No matter your filtiness or sin, He offers the Uttermost Salvation to the Guttermost Sinner!
He is our Perfection Forever!
o We have a permanent relationship with Holy God
o We have a perfect relatiosnhip with the Father
o We have an indestructible relationship with the Father
Have you entered into this permanent relationship that Jesus has with His Father. Because of His incarnation, He is now the King who provides us Permanent home in His Kingdom and our High Priest who provides permanent Peace with our Holy God, creator of the universe.
He is permanently by His side
He is indestructible.
He is ever living to make intercession for you! Not because of your righteousness, but because of your need and dependence on Him!
He is able to save the uttermost and the guttermost.