Wig’s Word of God Today 1-23-2013
The One and Only High Priest endlessly providing the Sacrifice for sin.
It was fitting that we should have such a High Priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens. He has no need, as did the high priests, to offer sacrifice day after day, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; He did that once for all when He offered Himself. Hebrews 7:26-27
Hebrews 7:1-28, Psalm 110 & Mark 3:1-6
Melchizedek was the king of Salem (Jerusalem) who blessed Abraham in Genesis 14:18–20); like other kings of the time he performed priestly functions. The writer of Hebrews describes today in Chapter 7 what he sees in Melchizedek as a type of Christ. We must realize God instituted His Redemption for humanity from the beginning of time instituting priests as we grew to offer sin sacrifices for the law could only appoint high priests with human limitations while the fulfillment of God’s oath regarding the priesthood of Melchizedek shared in Psalm 110:4 making the Son of God the perfect priest forever. Jesus fulfilled all prophesies giving humanity the One and Only High Priest endlessly providing the Sacrifice for sin by dying on a Cross sinless and holy.
Jesus in today’s world seems a far off memory forgotten in circles of discontent wanting only the desires of the heart stemming from the excess of flesh, flirtations and fame. We want more skin, more sociality and more recognition for accomplishments of living a life of self. The Perfection we see in poverty we forget in wealth by the darkness created around our hearts of filth. Walk down any street in America and you’ll see more skin from men and women than 50 years ago.
If you’re not on FaceBook, then you’ve chosen peace over pettiness living in desires of God? The social drive of information today seems too much too soon too late gathering life-long friends to steal away your hearts from the charity your community needs. I see people looking at a phone driving, walking and sitting in public as if the text they are getting or the FaceBook post they are reading is the most important thing in the world.
Priorities have shifted pilfering our faith, hope and love and turned us into disbelief, despair and derelicts living for the gratification of flesh without enlightening the soul. Thankfully, we have the High Priest Who took away our sins by the life, death and resurrection proving He is God’s Only Son. We learn by example knowing He was “holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens” allowing us a True King to worship in Truth. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to always praise the High Priest of Christ. Praying for SC & STL Emmaus. Praying for Kairos Prison Ministry as we begin our meetings to visit the imprisoned. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. We pray for Greg Bishop’s healing. In Jesus Name we Eternally pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
The earth and humanity had begun to sigh– Hebrews 7:1-28
Melchizedek was the king of Salem now Jerusalem
Hailed as a priest by the God Most High
Abraham got his blessing returning from the defeat of the kings
Getting one-tenth of everything from Abraham was his reply
His first name was means righteous king
King of Peace was his cry
No mother or father or end of life
Resembling the Son of God no deny
Another priest had to raised
The earth and humanity had begun to sigh
No law expressed physical descent
You are a priest forever Order of Melchizedek testified
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins January 23, 2013 @ 6:32 AM EST