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01/14/2015

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Why He's A Better High Priest


"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are ---- yet was without sin" (Heb.4:15).

Jesus as our High Priest is superior to the one of Aaron and his descendants in several ways. As we can readily see in today's verse, when Christians come to God through Him in prayer, they can be assured that He understands their weaknesses. Jesus was also tempted in every way and came through it cleaner than the wind driven snow... Also, when Christians pray, it is not to a God who stands aloof in some faraway place, but one who is acquainted with the griminess of life. In Job 10:4-5, Job chides God about not being mortal, thinking that God could not appreciate what he suffered. Jesus surely put that to rest! "When Jesus came as High Priest of the good things that are already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation" (Heb.9:11). Jesus serves us as High Priest in the courts of heaven itself... No human could ever do that. Lastly, and of the greatest importance is this... Jesus has offered his own flesh as a sacrifice. Unalike the priests of the Old Covenant, He gave Himself as a ransom and payment for our sins... A traditional hymn come to mind... "What a mighty God we serve, What a mighty God we serve, Angels bow before Him, Heaven and earth adore Him; What a mighty God we serve...."

Have a wonderful day... Make your little part of the world better... Love mark Phil.4:11

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