Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jesus our High Priest

I began reading through the wonderful and hard book of Hebrews earlier this week and would like to share some verses that are so very important and meaningful that have caught my eye thus far.

"Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end." Heb. 3:1-6

"Seeing then that we have a great Hight Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a Hight Priesst who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Heb. 4:14-16

"So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him
'You are My Son,
Today I have bgotten You.'
As He also says in another place:
'You are a priest forever
According to the order of
Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest 'according to the order of Melchizedek,''' Heb. 5:1-10

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