SATURDAY October 13, 2018
“ ‘Then I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever.’ ”
1 Samuel 2:35
Imagine, God sent a man of God to deliver a message of judgment that would come on the household of Eli the priest. Eli’s priestly line would come to an end. However, within this prophecy was the proclamation of a new priesthood––the priesthood of Jesus Christ, the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. This priesthood would be an everlasting priesthood (Hebrews 7).
Jesus Christ has become the mediator between a holy God and sinners:
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest 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 (Hebrews 4:14-16).
There are many people who fail to see and understand that Christ is our High Priest. The Scriptures point us to Christ as being the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins when He died on the Cross (Hebrews 10:11-14). No other earthly priest can take away our sins. Jesus died and rose from the dead. He passed into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us (Romans 8:34).
Only Jesus Christ can forgive us of our sins. Are you burdened with guilt and sin? Do you know Jesus Christ as your High Priest? He alone can forgive you and give you the hope of eternal life (John 3:16).
For it was fitting for us to have such a High Priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens...
~Hebrews 7:26 NASB~
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