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Jesus, Our High Priest D6

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Day 6

The priest whom we are talking about was a member of a different tribe. No one from that tribe ever served as a priest at the altar. Everyone knows that our Lord came from the tribe of Judah. Moses never said anything about priests coming from that tribe. The regulations were different. This became clear when a different priest who is like Melchizedek appeared. That person is a priest, not because he met human requirements, but because he has power that comes from a life that cannot be destroyed. The Scriptures say the following about him: “You are a priest forever, in the way Melchizedek was a priest.” The former requirements are rejected because they are weak and useless. Moses’ Teachings couldn’t accomplish everything that God required. But we have something else that gives us greater confidence and allows us to approach God. None of this happened without an oath. The men from the tribe of Levi may have become priests without an oath, but Jesus became a priest when God took an oath. God said about him, “The Lord has taken an oath and will not change his mind. You are a priest forever.” In this way Jesus has become the guarantee of a better promise. There was a long succession of priests because when a priest died he could no longer serve. But Jesus lives forever, so he serves as a priest forever. That is why he is always able to save those who come to God through him. He can do this because he always lives and intercedes for them. Hebrews 7:13‭-‬25

Strong’s Number – G2420
Greek: ἱερωσύνη
Transliteration: hierōsunē
Pronunciation: hee-er-o-soo’-nay
Definition: From G2413; sacredness that is (by implication) the priestly office: – priesthood.
KJV Usage: priesthood (4x).
Occurs: 4
In verses: 4

Here we see the sacredness of the office of the priesthood. Because Jesus is who He is; makes it most sacred. He is once and forever to save those who come to God through Him. It lasts forever. He lives forever to intercede with God on our behalf.

We can trust Jesus, Father God, & the Holy Spirit. Jesus is our once and for all and forever High Priest. He intercedes on our behalf with God. I mean, those of us who are His children. Until we are His children, saved by His grace, and have faith in accepting Him as our savior; we’re simply noisy gongs in His ears. We MUST be saved and be His children for Him to intercede on our behalf with God.

Where do you stand with God? I challenge you to vertically align yourself and spend some time with Him. Let’s share and connect through God.

Dear Father God, Abba Yah, I lift up the readers of this blog. I pray for them to reach out to You and grow stronger in their faith of You. I pray that they’re blessed and bless others as well. Thank You for using me to share Your word and the Good News of Jesus, our Saviour. Thank You, in advance, for hearing and answering this prayer! In Jesus’ name, amen!

Jesus, Our High Priest D4

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Day 4

God made a promise to Abraham. Since he had no one greater on whom to base his oath, he based it on himself. He said, “I will certainly bless you and give you many descendants.” So Abraham received what God promised because he waited patiently for it. When people take oaths, they base their oaths on someone greater than themselves. Their oaths guarantee what they say and end all arguments. God wouldn’t change his plan. He wanted to make this perfectly clear to those who would receive his promise, so he took an oath. God did this so that we would be encouraged. God cannot lie when he takes an oath or makes a promise. These two things can never be changed. Those of us who have taken refuge in him hold on to the confidence we have been given. We have this confidence as a sure and strong anchor for our lives. This confidence goes into the ⌊holy⌋ place behind the curtain where Jesus went before us on our behalf. He has become the chief priest forever in the way Melchizedek was a priest. Hebrews 6:13‭-‬20

Definition of an oath:
Greek: ὅρκος
Transliteration: horkos
Pronunciation: hor’-kos her’-kos
Definition: From ἕρκος herkos (a fence; perhaps akin to G3725); a limit that is (sacred) restraint (specifically oath): – oath.
KJV Usage: oath (10x).
Occurs: 10
In verses: 10

Apparently, scripture uses a definition of an oath that the dictionary does not. Here is what the dictionary says the definition of an oath is:

a solemn appeal to a deity, or to some revered person or thing, to witness one’s determination to speak the truth, to keep a promise, etc.: to testify upon oath.

Definition of promise:
Greek: ἐπαγγέλλω
Transliteration: epaggellō
Pronunciation: ep-ang-el’-lo
Definition: From G1909 and the base of G32; to announce upon (reflexively) that is (by implication) to engage to do something to assert something respecting oneself: – profess (make) promise.
KJV Usage: promise (11x), profess (2x), make promise (2x).
Occurs: 15
In verses: 15

Dictionary: a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc.

Also:
Greek: ἐλπίς
Transliteration: elpis
Pronunciation: el-pece’
Definition: From ἔλπω elpō which is a primary word (to anticipate usually with pleasure);
expectation (abstract or concrete) or confidence: – faith hope.
KJV Usage: hope (53x), faith (1x).
Occurs: 54
In verses: 48

It seems strange. Strongs uses a strange interpretation of word meanings. It’s confusing. I’ll address this in prayer.

So, it seems to me, God is giving us a confident hope in faith to be reassured of Jesus’ purpose in being our High Priest.

How does this apply to our current day lives? How should we apply this knowledge to our lives?

First, we need to be in prayer on our knees. Your prayer is between you and God. Only the two of you know what is going on between you both. Whatever it is, it needs to be God-focused and how your life should be ALL God. Be all in for God. He gave us numerous promises in His word. Accept them and apply them daily.

Second, evaluate what your life is like and how it’s honoring God. Scripture is a great place to start. If we’re busy in His word, we don’t have time for negativity and drama. We’re to be about God’s business. It’s all about Him.

Next, be in community with God and like-minded fellow Christians. It helps sharpen each other. It gives us the opportunity to corporately praise and worship Him together. He deserves it! What do you say?

Finally, we need to be sharing the gospel as Christ’s ambassadors and disciples. His word tells us to go out into the highways, byways, and hedges to spread the gospel to all who will hear it. It’s in His word, look it up for yourselves. Don’t take my word for it.

Who’s in? I’m all in!

Dear Father God, thank You. Thank You for who You are and what You’ve done and continue to do for each of us, Your children. Thank You for Jesus, our Savior, and High Priest. Use each of us for Your glory and honor. I pray that this blog blesses people and is an encouragement to them so they fully surrender their all to You. I also would like to seek clarity and understanding with regard to what strong’s greek is really saying in parallel to scripture. It gets so confusing to work out. Please, God, use me. I’m here. Thank You, in advance, for hearing and answering this prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Jesus, Our High Priest – D1

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Day 1

1st off, the first 14 verses of Hebrews 6 is an ENCOURAGEMENT TO STEADFASTNESS FROM GOD’S FAITHFULNESS TO HIS WORD AND OATH.

We have a warning against falling away from our faith.

Hebrews 6

1 So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God.
2 You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
3 And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding.
Basically, it’s time to grow up and get on with our maturity in Christ in our faith. It’s time to further our understanding of scripture and learn to grow in our faith. So, here we are.
To focus on a part of this scripture; basic teaching/principles:
Greek: ἀρχή
Transliteration: archē
Pronunciation: ar-khay’
Definition: From Strongs G756; (properly abstract) a commencement or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order time place or rank): – beginning corner (at the) first (estate) magistrate power principality principal rule.
KJV Usage: beginning (40x); [the strongs uses the KJV bible. I do not. I am unable to find it any other way.
The word principles is used 58 times in 56 verses.
Like a chief cornerstone… (Jesus is our chief cornerstone.)
Here are a few tips to get started:
  • 1st, open-up, and read God’s word. Spend time there. See what He has to say. For me, each time I read scripture, God shows me something I didn’t see or know before. Listen to the Holy Spirit speaking to your spirit. The scripture is never changing. However, there is always something to learn from it and to apply to our lives.
  • Next, spend quiet time praying and meditating over the Word and thanking God for your season of life. We’re all experiencing different seasons and stages of life.
  • Then, make sure to spend quality time in a Christian community with fellow brothers and sisters. Scripture tells us it’s beneficial for us and our growth. Without it, we become stagnant or stuck if you will.
  • Finally, make sure you attend a Christ-centered and Bible-believing, teaching church. That’s where you’ll find a community and your tribe. We all need a tribe. It helps us to be grounded in our faith. Without it, we rely too much on ourselves. We’re not capable of doing for ourselves what God does for us.
I postulate we’re to move forward and grow in maturity in our faith in Jesus Christ. The book of Hebrews in about Jesus being our High Priest. If we’re to be His disciples, we need to pull ourselves together and be about God’s business. When I say business, I am not speaking of making money and growing a business to sell stuff… I am referring to being in God’s will and helping people and sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s not about us. Everything in life should point to God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, [Our Triune God]. We need to have our vertical alignment aligned with God as the Lead. Everything else falls in line vertically. Like this:
  1. God
  2. Spouse
  3. Children
  4. Job/Career/Passion
  5. Everything else
Dear Father God, I lift up the readers and myself to You. I pray that each one of us will re-evaluate our walk with You. I pray that we pay attention to our maturity in Christ and our growth. Help us to see and live the way you need us to. Show us the Jesus is our High Priest and not man. You are awesome. I personally adore, honor, and glorify You. I thank You in advance for the honor of Your attention to our needs and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Giving!

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Giving… Jesus said, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” No matter what is going on in our lives or around us; it’s the will of God that we give a helping hand to those in need. Dear Yahweh, Adonai Abba, I lift up all the physically ill, spiritually in need, mentally stressed, and financial stressed. I claim victory over all the chaos. I trust You to meet each need when you see fit. I pray that You will be honored & glorified in all that is happening. You’ve already said, “It is finished!” I pray we let go of any strongholds in our lives and step aside and let You do your job. Thank You, in advance, for hearing and answering this prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Joseph & Mary Lost Jesus

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Scripture:

41 Every year Jesus’ parents would go to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 42 When he was 12 years old, they went as usual.43 When the festival was over, they left for home. The boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents didn’t know it. 44 They thought that he was with the others who were traveling with them. After traveling for a day, they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they didn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.

46 Three days later, they found him in the temple courtyard. He was sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions. 47 His understanding and his answers stunned everyone who heard him. 48 When his parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother asked him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been worried sick looking for you!” 49 Jesus said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you realize that I had to be in my Father’s house?” 50 But they didn’t understand what he meant. 51 Then he returned with them to Nazareth and was obedient to them.
Luke 2:41-51

Passover festival time again. Jesus was 12 years old now. He and his family went to take part in the festival as they did every year.

Imagine now, if you will, attending a festival with your children/child. Everything was going great. Now, it’s time to go home. Jesus had his own agenda. He didn’t tell his parents what he was doing. Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. When they didn’t see him in their entourage they just assumed he was hanging back with other travelers. When a day passed and they didn’t see Jesus in their group they started to worry and began looking for him. Now, I picture here, according to today’s society, the police have been called in and a huge search party was sent out looking. The parents stay home next to the phone waiting for any news of their missing child. Well, back then, they didn’t have the resources we do today. Imagine the scare of their life upon them. Their child is missing. They lost him. Total freak out ensues. I know how I’ve felt when I couldn’t locate my daughter on occasion.

Three days later, his parents found him in the temple courtyard. He was with the teachers, listening and questioning them. Jesus stunned everyone with his understanding and his answers. His parents saw him and were shocked to find him there. Mary asked Jesus, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been worried sick looking for you!” in verse 48. Jesus said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you realize that I had to be in my Father’s house?” in verse 49. He didn’t see what the issue was. He assumed they would know. They didn’t understand what he meant. So, they returned home. He was obedient to his parents. The kids today aren’t so obedient. They kick up quite a fuss.

This is a great lesson in communication and obedience. I believe we could all learn from this. What are your thoughts? Please share.

Prayer:

Thank You, Jesus, for Your guidance and obedience to Your Heavenly Father. Teach us to be obedient and to communicate. Thank You, for everything You said, still say (in Your word) to lead, guide, and direct our lives to You. I pray the readers of this blog will look to You for this leadership, guidance, and direction that leads to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Anna Met Jesus

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Anna… She’s an elderly woman who is widowed and a prophet for God; who also lives in the Temple. Scripture says she was very old and that she lived to the age of eighty-four (84). I guess in those days 84 would’ve been very old. Today, very old is more in the range of 100. My goodness, how times change. Scripture also tells that she never left the Temple; that she stayed there day and night, worshiping God. That afforded her the chance of meeting lots of people. She happened to come along when Simeon was talking to Mary & Joseph (more details of this in the previous post.) Anna was so excited about meeting Jesus that she shared the Good News of Jesus with everyone who had been waiting expectantly for the Messiah; so they could be rescued. Also, Jesus was filled with wisdom and God’s favor was on him.

Exciting indeed! I’d tell everyone too. This was a very long-awaited event to take place, the Messiah arriving. Though, no everyone knew he would arrive in this manner. It came as a great surprise to many.

Can you imagine, as a parent, having this experience with your child? I’d be beside myself and not know what to do, or be afraid I’d do something wrong in raising him. Or, all the different folks who encountered Jesus during this time after he was born; can you imagine what life would be like? What are your thoughts?

Prayer:

Thank You, Abba Yah, for giving us this gift of Jesus, the Messiah, to save us. It’s the ultimate gift of love. Love = Action, right? This is an amazingly awesome act of love. I pray that all the readers of this blog accept the gift of Jesus, A Savior. I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.