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We have a great high priest!

Simple Gospel Summation
Reverend Muzembi 
"So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec" Hebrews 5:5-6 KJV.

Christ glorified not himself to be high priest, but was appointed by God himself, He was "Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec" Hebrews 5:10.

After the order of Melchisedec, meaning, his priesthood is perpetual, he was not ordained by men, neither did he take this honour upon himself, but he was called of God; ".... for men in things pertaining to God, that [he may without a break offer] both gifts and sacrifices for sins... [and to] have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way..." Hebrews 5:1-2. Apostle Peter says, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" 2 Peter 3:9. Instead of punishing you for failing to assimilate to common values, he allows people, those with differing values to coexist. Laws exist as formalized morals and are based on restitution rather than revenge.

He was called of God; and for men in things pertaining to God, and it’s worth noting that "we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" Hebrews 4:15-16.

Yes, he is moved by our infirmities!

The Lord is longsuffering, forbearing, patient and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and as our great High Priest, we know that he’s praying for us, and is interceding for us before our Father - not because we are good, but is patient with us not willing that any should perish. We know also that God listens to him, for in the days of his flesh, he heard him, and more also now because he has been made perfect, and is sat at the right hand of the glory of God to make intercession for us, "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him" Hebrews 5:9.

God bless,
Laurence
www.muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation.

Hebrews1Let all worship him
Hebrews2I’ll put my trust in him
Hebrews3Harden not your heart
Hebrews4They shall enter into my rest!
Hebrews5We’ve a great high priest
Hebrews6Let us go on unto perfection 
Hebrews7Melchizedek
Hebrews8A minister of the sanctuary 
Hebrews9The priesthood 
Hebrews10The 1st vs the 2nd Covenant 
Hebrews11What is faith?
Hebrews12Let God train you!
Hebrews13Good Christian Morals


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