Friday, December 18, 2015

Look Upon Our Great High Priest

As believers, we should look upon our great high priest, as having put away our sins from before God, reconciled our persons to God, justified us fully and freely at the tribunal of God, procured for us all spiritual and eternal blessings.

The work of our great high priest at present, is to render our persons, prayers, and services acceptable to God. Every prayer which ascends from us to God, passes through His hands who cleanses, arranges, and perfumes it, and then presents it to his Father. Thus He renders our poor imperfect prayers, praises, and services, acceptable and pleasant to our God and Father.

[James Smith]

Hebrews 7:25-26 ... 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. ❤