Christ, The High Priest

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Hebrews 7:15

And this becomes clearer if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

Hebrews 7:11

If then, perfection came through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there for another priest to appear, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:23

Now many have become Levitical priests, since they are prevented by death from remaining in office.

Hebrews 3:2

He was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was in all God’s household.

Hebrews 7:27

He doesn’t need to offer sacrifices every day, as high priests do—first for their own sins, then for those of the people. He did this once for all when He offered Himself.

Hebrews 10:12

But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 9:24

For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into heaven itself, so that He might now appear in the presence of God for us.

Acts 3:26

God raised up His Servant and sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.”

Zechariah 6:13

Yes, He will build the Lord’s temple; He will be clothed in splendor and will sit on His throne and rule. There will also be a priest on His throne, and there will be peaceful counsel between the two of them.

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Christ, the high priest » After the order of melchizedek

Hebrews 7:15

And this becomes clearer if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

Hebrews 7:17

For it has been testified:You are a priest forever
in the order of Melchizedek.

Christ, the high priest » Superior to aaron and the levitical priests

Hebrews 8:6

But Jesus has now obtained a superior ministry, and to that degree He is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been legally enacted on better promises.

Hebrews 7:11

If then, perfection came through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there for another priest to appear, said to be in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:16

who did not become a priest based on a legal command concerning physical descent but based on the power of an indestructible life.

Hebrews 8:1-2

Now the main point of what is being said is this: we have this kind of high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle, which the Lord set up, and not man.

Christ, the high priest » Offered sacrifice but once

Hebrews 7:27

He doesn’t need to offer sacrifices every day, as high priests do—first for their own sins, then for those of the people. He did this once for all when He offered Himself.

Hebrews 9:25-26

He did not do this to offer Himself many times, as the high priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of another. Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

Christ, the high priest » His sacrifice superior to all others

Hebrews 9:23

Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves to be purified with better sacrifices than these.

Hebrews 9:13-14

For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living God?

Christ, the high priest » Entered into heaven

Hebrews 10:12

But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.

Christ, the high priest » Sympathizes with those who are tempted

Christ, the high priest » Offered himself a sacrifice

Hebrews 9:26

Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

Christ, the high priest » Intercedes

Hebrews 9:24

For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into heaven itself, so that He might now appear in the presence of God for us.

Christ, the high priest » Blesses

Numbers 6:23-26

"Tell Aaron and his sons how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: The Lord bless you and protect you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; read more.
the Lord look with favor on you and give you peace.

Acts 3:26

God raised up His Servant and sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.”

Christ, the high priest » Has an unchangeable priesthood

Hebrews 7:28

For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promise of the oath, which came after the law, appoints a Son, who has been perfected forever.

Hebrews 7:23

Now many have become Levitical priests, since they are prevented by death from remaining in office.

Christ, the high priest » Appointed and called by God

Hebrews 5:4-5

No one takes this honor on himself; instead, a person is called by God, just as Aaron was. In the same way, the Messiah did not exalt Himself to become a high priest, but the One who said to Him, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father,

Christ, the high priest » Is of unblemished purity

Hebrews 7:28

For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promise of the oath, which came after the law, appoints a Son, who has been perfected forever.

Christ, the high priest » Typified

Genesis 14:18-20

Then Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine; he was a priest to God Most High. He blessed him and said: Abram is blessed by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, and give praise to God Most High who has handed over your enemies to you. And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Christ, the high priest » Consecrated with an oath

Hebrews 7:20-21

None of this [happened] without an oath. For others became priests without an oath, but He with an oath made by the One who said to Him: The Lord has sworn, and He will not change His mind, You are a priest forever.

Christ, the high priest » On his throne

Zechariah 6:13

Yes, He will build the Lord’s temple; He will be clothed in splendor and will sit on His throne and rule. There will also be a priest on His throne, and there will be peaceful counsel between the two of them.

Christ, the high priest » Appointment of, and encouragement to steadfastness

Christ, the high priest » Needed no sacrifice for himself

Hebrews 7:27

He doesn’t need to offer sacrifices every day, as high priests do—first for their own sins, then for those of the people. He did this once for all when He offered Himself.

Christ, the high priest » Obtained redemption for us

Christ, the high priest » Made reconciliation

Christ, the high priest » Faithful

Hebrews 3:2

He was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was in all God’s household.

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