Saturday, September 12, 2015

Scriptures Concerning the “Offspring” - Part Two

His Priesthood

Psalm 110:4
Jehovah has sworn an oath, and he will not change his mind: “You [David’s Lord / the “offspring”] are a priest forever In the manner of Mel·chizʹe·dek!

Hebrews 7:11-14
If, then, perfection was attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for it was a feature of the Law that was given to the people), what further need would there be for another priest to arise who is said to be in the manner of Mel·chizʹe·dek and not in the manner of Aaron? For since the priesthood is being changed, it becomes necessary to change the Law as well. For the man about whom these things are said came from another tribe, from which no one has officiated at the altar. For it is clear that our Lord has descended from Judah, yet Moses said nothing about priests coming from that tribe.

Hebrews 7:22-28
Jesus has accordingly become the guarantee of a better covenant. Furthermore, many had to become priests in succession because death prevented them from continuing as such, but because he continues alive forever, his priesthood has no successors. So he is able also to save completely those who are approaching God through him, because he is always alive to plead for them. For it is fitting for us to have such a high priest who is loyal, innocent, undefiled, separated from the sinners, and exalted above the heavens. Unlike those high priests, he does not need to offer up sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, because he did this once for all time when he offered himself up. 28 For the Law appoints as high priests men who have weaknesses, but the word of the oath sworn after the Law appoints a son, who has been made perfect forever.

Light Blue: Things concerning the priesthood of the “offspring.”
Underlined: Repercussions of the new priesthood
Italicized: Reasons for the change.

Golden-Yellow: Culmination of the change

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