High Priest Friend And Saviour
“and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” Exodus 19 verse 6
I’ll have to admit that tonights blog is not fully my own work, the idea taken from the sermon at our prayer meeting tonight. Just for tonight, this blogpost is solely aimed at Christians.
When we were saved we become Gods chosen Priests. In the Old testament the priests were only from the tribe of Levites but now in this new covenant time we are all priests if we are saved, this is on no account of our own actions but thanks to ever amazing love and grace of God. So how or why are we priests , well since the Curtain in the temple was torn we were provided with the same access to God as the Priests once did. We can ask for forgiveness of sins , openly praise God , and even intercede for others : all actions that were only allowed to be preformed by priests. This is all well and good , but what implications does this have for us ? If we are called to be and made priests of a holy God then we must ask God, and strive to also live holy and clean lives. Yes we will sin and fail but nonetheless we are called to serve our God with all our hearts and all we have. In the old testament if a priest broke any one of the intricate rules and rituals he was put to death , today our sins still require death, but the price has already been payed by Jesus offering up his life for us.The greatest privilege of being a priest was once a year standing in the same room as the presence of God. Well we all have this privilege available to us not once or twice a year but as It says :
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you” James 4 verse 8
This presence is offered to us if we chose to worship and give ourselves fully to God.
The first old testament priests had Aron as high priest, he was no more than a simple sinner of a man. But today if we are saved then our high priest is Christ Jesus , our brother, king , friend, Lord and saviour.
“If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.”