JESUS CHRIST: HIS ROLE AS YOUR HIGH PRIEST

“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus”. Hebrews 3:1 (NKJV)

LIGHT FOR NOW: God is eternally happy with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is our High Priest and He is not our high priest for nothing. He is duly authorized to minister in holy things. As our Priest He is the middleman between God and man, receiving our prayers and confessions. Praying is not a problem but how you pray matters most. You cannot pray an Old Testament prayer and expect a New Testament Priest to answer you. Jesus is not aware of any prayer that is not in line with His finished work. So, when you pray, you must do so with the mindset of Christ’s resurrection and His exalted office as the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. The power of God is the finished work of Christ. The Priesthood of Christ does not function after the levitical order but that of Melchisedec. (Psalm 114:4). Hebrews 7:11-12 says “If therefore perfection were by the levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law”. Praying an Old Testament prayer in a New Testament is like operating military rules in a democratic system .It will not just work. Your prayers of lamentations and outcries are a noise to God.

No matter the heaviness of your heart, always remember that Jesus is our mercy seat. Let His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection constantly brighten your countenance. God is eternally happy with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Ark of the Covenant (Hebrews 9:1-5). Apostle Paul speaking in Hebrews 9:26 says “For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself”. You do not have sin problem but a belief problem. Many folks have had great difficulties in believing that Christ’s death abolished sin. John 1:29 says “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”. Sin is a nature and it is strange to God because God never created it. Sin is an enemy to God and that is why Jesus came to deal with it once and for all. Jesus ended sin matter forever.

INSTRUCTION: Engage the priesthood of Jesus Christ.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for standing in the gap for me, in Jesus name.

QUOTE: Praying an Old Testament prayer in a New Testament is like operating military rules in democracy.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 4; EVENING: MARK CHAPTER 7

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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