Jesus, Our Heavenly High Priest

by David J. Stewart

"Heb:7:25: Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.  For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore." -Hebrews 7:25-28

What a wonderful passage of Scripture!  Jesus is our Heavenly High Priest Who entered into Heaven with His shed blood to atone for our sins.  Hebrews 9:7 reads, "But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people."  Likewise, Jesus' blood has to be applied to the mercyseat in Heaven to complete the atonement for our sins.  We read in Hebrews 9:24-26, "For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:  Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 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."  Few Christians realize that Jesus took His blood to Heaven after He arose, to place His blood upon the mercyseat in Heaven, just as the Old Testament high priest did every year.  But Jesus needed only atone for our sins ONCE as the Word of God clearly teaches (Hebrews 9:12).

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