Friday, March 24, 2017

Take Me to the King!

Min. Angela Lee Price

I am declaring, "Take Me to the King!"  I have been reading the book of Hebrews this week, and I have a new appreciation for this book.  In this one book, we find the attributes and character of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  In this one book, we see the connection between the old and new covenants. If you want to know who Jesus is, read Hebrews. It will take you to the King of Kings and Lord of Lord! 
The opening chapters of Hebrews tells us about King Jesus.  Jesus is the son of God, appointed by the Father as "heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" (1:2). Therefore, Jesus is creator just as God the Father is creator, existing with God in the beginning having "laid the foundations of the earth" and the heavens (1:10).  All the angels of God worship Jesus (1:6).  Jesus was the sinless sacrificial offering for everyone (2:9). Jesus is our great High Priest within whom we can find rest (4:8).  Jesus is the sinless, sympathetic Son of God who receives our requests at the "throne of grace" (4:14-15).  Therefore, whatever your concern, whatever your problem, you can take it to the King of Kings! Jesus is presented in the order of Melchizedek.  Melchizedek was the "King of righteousness" and "King of Peace) (v7:2) who was without geneology (7:3), and to whom Abraham gave a tenth of his plunder (7:4).  The priesthood of Jesus is superior to that of King Melchizedek.  Jesus atoned for sin once and for all through his shed blood on the cross and was a fulfillment of the Law (7:26-27). I could go on, but I will stop there. 

To recap,

Jesus Christ Is Superior to:
1. all angels

2. all the Jewish leaders
3. all the Jewish prophets
4. all the Old Testament priesthood

Jesus Christ Is:
1. God
2. the ultimate authority
3. the believers' link to God
4. the complete revelation of God.
5. the believers' perfect representative with God
6. the perfect sacrifice for the believers' sin
7. the Messiah, the Son of the Living God

If you have a problem, concern, worry, care, try taking it to the King and leaving it there! Jesus saves!

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