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There is a New Priest in Town

Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf. – Hebrews 7:25

Abraham wins a battle. A mystery man known as  Melchizedek, “king of Salem and priest of the Most High God,” blesses Him. A new order is introduced, while an old order passes away. A new priest appears in town sent from God to set the record straight by overruling and remaining priest  forever.

Unlike former priests who relied on the law of Moses and the Levitical order during this time, Jesus Christ was the total opposite. His unique persona is described in Hebrews 7:16-19:

Jesus became a priest, not by meeting the physical requirement of belonging to the tribe of Levi, but by the power of a life that cannot be destroyed. And the psalmist pointed this out when he prophesied,

“You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”

Yes, the old requirement about the priesthood was set aside because it was weak and useless. For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

With a new order introduced Jesus was now and still is in charge and has provided us with the greatest gift of all— to communication with His Father— no sacrifices needed!

For Jesus came to this Earth, and was presented as one of us— a human being. He experienced hurt, betrayal, backstabbing, relationship issues, suffering, death of close friends and families and even death of himself. But, nevertheless, through ALL of His pain and suffering He won and day-by-day He shares His victories with us. Just as He is able to commune with the Father whenever He pleases, we are as well. By living a life just as we are today, Jesus understands EVERYTHING we go through and has much compassion and love for us that He explains all of our issues to God.

Although, we may not receive the answer we would like or a response when we want, know that God is with you forever and He will never leave you  nor forsake you. For He is the new priest in town always and forever.

 

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Erica Relaford is the founder of refreshthemagazine.com. As a strong woman of God, Erica is willing to spread the Gospel to all who walk in her path . Outside of her career as a teacher, mentor and motivational speaker, in her free time, Erica loves to travel, cook and spend time with family and friends.

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