Jesus—A Fitting High Priest

<strong>Jesus—A Fitting High Priest</strong>

Jesus came to earth to fulfill the will of His Father and to accomplish all of the prophecies concerning Him that had been made in the Bible.  He has satisfied every one of those goals perfectly and completely, praise the Lord!  Thanks to Jesus, all believers are blessed beyond measure.

He, the very one who descended, is also the one who ascended above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.  (Eph 4:10 NET)

Jesus ascended into Heaven after the resurrection, and was seated at the right hand of the Father God.  Jesus has dominion, power and authority over all things; and He is the head of the church.

. . . which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.  22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.  (Eph 1:20-23 NKJV)

The point of the book of Hebrews is that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, has not just come to fit into the earthly system of priestly ministry as the best and final human priest, but He has come to fulfill and put an end to that system.  He came to orient all of our attention on His ministering on our behalf in heaven.   Hallelujah!

The Old Testament tabernacle and priests and sacrifices were shadows. They were indications of the truth that was yet to come. Now the reality has come to pass, and the shadows pass away.

For this next verse, we’ll look at two different versions of it:

Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.  (Heb 7:26 NIV)

It’s appropriate for us to have this kind of high priest: holy, innocent, incorrupt, separate from sinners, and raised high above the heavens.  (Heb 7:26 CEB)

As a High Priest, Jesus meets all of our needs and fulfills all of His spiritual and supernatural roles throughout eternity.  We serve a living, powerful, and loving God.

More Than Satisfied

More Than Satisfied

I will satiate the soul of the priests with ABUNDANCE, and My people shall be satisfied with My GOODNESS, says the Lord.  (Ps 36:8, emphases added)

Satiate means to fulfill with more than enough—beyond capacity.  We believers have been called priests by God in Revelation 1:6 and 5:10.  The Lord has given His Word to provide more than enough for His people in every area and in every circumstance!  This is provision to overflowing—even beyond what you need or desire.  Praise God!

Satisfied means to put an end to (a desire, want, need, etc.) by sufficient or ample provision; to give full contentment to.  Our Savior has given His life to provide for every eventuality for us because He loves us.

The God who created everything says that we, His people, will be satisfied with His goodnessGoodness is defined as:  moral excellence; virtue; generosity; the best part of anything; strength; or excellence of quality. 

Think about this:  we will find complete contentment in the character of God—His goodness, kindness, strength, generosity, and virtue! 

Because God is WITH US (Isa 8:10, Matt 1:23) and because He fights FOR US (Ex 14:25), we can know that the victory is already won.  Best of all, we are on the winning side, thanks to Jesus!  His goodness and faithfulness guarantee that each one of us is more than satisfied.  Glory to God!