Saturday, December 19, 2015

21st Day of Advent: Jesus is the High Priest

"For this reason He had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in service to God, and that He might might make atonement for the sins of the people."
Hebrews 2:17
The image that I found is really powerful to see Jesus in the Priest's clothes standing before the Ark of God offering a sacrifice.  That desires mighty worship this evening!!  Not only is Jesus the Sacrifice but also the only One who can present the Sacrifice (Himself) to God (who is also Himself) #astonished.  Jesus didn't enter the earthy temple to present the sin sacrifice of Himself, but the Heavenly tabernacle (Hebrews 8:5) which paid the penalty (death) for all sins for every person who have every lived and will live #astonishedagain (Hebrews 7:25).  
Jesus is our High Priest for every and every.  The One who is able to go to God on our behalf.  How awesome is that?!  Since our sinful selves could not approach a Holy God, He fixed that by giving up His Glory in Heaven to become human and save us!! How can you praise Him tonight for that?  Will you dig deeper into scripture to find more about high priests so that you can understand the role that Jesus plays?  Join me in lifting up your voice in prayer and adoration tonight that Jesus as the High Priest and Atonement Sacrifice has washed us new from our sins!! 
In His Love,

p.s. Jesus duality nature shows up again as the One who is the Sacrifice yet offers it up as well :D

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