Jesus Your High Priest

This is a great reality and a great comfort to a Christian. Jesus is at the right hand of God. He represents you before God. He is interceding for you right now.

Think of it. You are constantly represented before God. In the Old Testament Aaron bore the names of the sons of Israel over his heart (by having their names engraved on four rows of precious stones and mounted on the breastpiece) whenever he entered the Holy Place.

Likewise Jesus is bearing your name before God in heaven today. What a precious thought!

The Book of Hebrews clearly shows that Jesus is superior to Aaron. This is because Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice once for all by His own blood (a High Priest had to offer gifts and sacrifices). For without blood no priest could approach God’s presence. Therefore His intercession is ever more effective.

Jesus, though tempted in every way while on earth, never sinned. Therefore He understands and sympathizes with our weaknesses. He is therefore a High Priest who helps us approach God’s throne of grace with confidence; since He has already gone through the heavens and is at God’s right hand. Therefore, from now one, think much on your High Priest Jesus in heaven.

Again, Jesus’ priesthood is a permanent priesthood because He lives forever. Therefore He is able to save you completely. because He is always there to intercede for you.

Such a high priest meets your needs: Because through His sufferings and obedience on earth He has been made perfect forever; a high priest who sympathizes with you because He understands you so well and also is able to help you fully.

His priesthood is on the basis of an indestructible life. He is a priest forever. He was given this honor by God Himself. And Jesus’ ministry is superior to all earthly priests because He is serving as high priest in heaven itself and He sits at the right hand of the throne of God! Because of these reasons Paul wrote: “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus!”

The sum of all these great truths for you is this: Since Jesus is high priest in heaven interceding for you, you can approach God and draw near to Him with confidence with a sincere heart and full assurance of faith because of the blood of Jesus that cleanses you from a guilty conscience!

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