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The guaranter of a better covenant

01 Dec

Hello again!

I really didn’t need to look far to find Jesus again in this passage:

but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.'” This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

(Heb 7:21-26)

(this is God speaking to Jesus) ” ‘You are a priest forever.'” This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.”

“The former priests were many in number”

”he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them”

“holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens”

Holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners and exalted, able to save us through himself, able to sustain all of us through himself…

I know, this is a rather large passage, and it’s hard for me to understand it all, so lets take it slowly, starting with single verses like I just showed you:

Think about it! Jesus is the guarantor of a better covenant! Sure, we have the old testament (not the older testament) but now we have a better covenant, a new covenant, this covenant says that we are forgiven because of Jesus, that we are  “Forgiven forever for Jesus forgave us by dying for us on the cross”.

Also, the former priests were many in number, but none of them apparently did the things Jesus did, such as, which one of the priests was it that died on the cross for us before Jesus? I can’t seem to recal one.

Jesus can save you, just draw near to God. The question now becomes, how do you do that? How can you draw near to God? Well, it’s made a lot easier by the little fact that, Jesus is always interceding with the father for you! You are now able to draw near to God, the way you do it though, is by accepting Jesus into your heart, perhaps you can start going to a church even. Read a few of my posts from the past, you should be able to find something that explains it a little better.

You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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