Old Testament High Priest and Jesus Christ

High Priest

Jesus Christ

Earthly Ministry (Heb. 5:1; 8:5) Heavenly Ministry (Heb. 4:14, 6:19; 8:1, 2; 9:11, 24)
A Sinner (Heb. 5:3) Without Sin (Heb. 4:15)


High Priest came from Aaron’s line (Heb. 5:4, 7:11) Jesus came in the order of Melchizedek (Heb. 5:6, 10; 7:3)
Became a priest because of his ancestry (Heb.
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Adam and Jesus Christ

Table of Comparison: Adam and Jesus Christ

Adam Jesus Christ
Trespass Gift
Sin Grace
Judgment Justification
Condemnation Righteousness (no more condemnation)
Death (wages of sin) Eternal Life (gift of God)
Disobedience Obedience
People made sinners People made righteous
First man Last Adam
Living being Life-giving spirit
Natural Spiritual
From the dust of the earth From
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The Beginning and The End

Here is an interesting and easy comparison between the first 3 chapters and the last 3 chapters of the Bible. Hope you’ll know that God Himself authored the Scriptures as you see the unmistakable connection between the First and the Last.

Genesis 1 — 3 Revelation 20 — 22
Creation of heaven and earth (1:1)
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Aaron–Called by God

God constantly has His eyes on His work on earth. And He has placed His children in key positions of leadership to take care of His flock. He does this by calling people into His service.

The methods and circumstances through which His chosen are called may vary. Yet what underlies it all is the … Read the rest

Moses–Hard Choices for Christ’s Sake

We live by choices. Everyday we make hundreds of them. Some of them like choosing what to eat are simple choices.

But there are certain choices that demand careful thought. Because these choices can affect the way we live, act and think.

They can determine the final outcome of our life. It can bring success … Read the rest

Elijah–A Man Just Like Us

Most Christians carry a wrong idea that the saints of the Bible were extraordinary people. This is a very wrong thought. The saints may have been outstanding in their achievements for God.

But in their nature, they were quite ordinary people like you and me. It might seem hard to believe.

But that it is … Read the rest

Delays Frustrate Obedience

One of the difficulties in obeying God are delays. When God delays more than we expect we tend to disobey. The reason we give for this disobedience is that God failed to meet us at our expected time.

There are a few things that should be noted about this. One fact is that we may … Read the rest

Enjoying God’s Favor

Many Christians are called to live in unfavorable situations and circumstances. They usually find themselves a minority in a Non-Christian majority environment. This causes a sense of helplessness and frustration at times.

But the fact is that we cannot escape these realities. We have to live in the midst of them. But there is one … Read the rest

Lavished Love Criticized

There has always been a spirit of criticism and judgment among God’s children. This is most evident on two occasions: The first occasion is when a child of God is caught in a sin.

The second occasion, though it may sound strange, is when a child of God lavishes his or her love on God. … Read the rest

Indestructible God’s Word

Throughout history God’s Word has been under attack. Yet it has survived. Not only that it continues to transform lives. That is precisely one reason why God’s Word is opposed.

People down through the centuries have tried every known method to destroy God’s Word. Many times it almost seemed that they had achieved their goal. … Read the rest

Revealed Strength Destroys

Guard your strength. This is a crucial lesson that Christians need to learn. Our defeats may not be always in the areas of our weakness. It can easily be in the area of our strengths.

One folly that Christians often commit is that they reveal their strengths to everyone they talk to. This exposes them … Read the rest

Attack Follows Anointing

Great moments of communion with God are often followed by great attacks from the devil. Many Christians are taken off guard when this happens.

They then begin to wonder whether their recently concluded session of communion with God was real or just make-believe. If it was real, they continue to wonder, why was it that … Read the rest

Confirmation Brings Knowledge

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines the word “confirm” thus: to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence.

Webster’s New World Dictionary says that the word “confirm” means: to make firm; strengthen; establish. These two definitions of the word “confirm” will help us to understand this pattern better.… Read the rest

Trouble » Root Cause » Destroy » Peace

The Christian life is not without its troubles. By using the word “trouble” it is not meant problems common to all mankind like sickness or unemployment. The word “trouble” here denotes a host of things that give unrest to the mind. They are capable of destroying the peace of a Christian.

One of the difficulties … Read the rest

Carried Away » Pursuit » Attack » Recovery

Christian life sometimes springs surprises that are not pleasant at all. One of such surprises is that of coming to know that Satan has carried away what rightfully belonged to us. In other words, the devil during unexpected times, conquers and takes away what God had given us.

Some Christians never realize that they have … Read the rest