Choose Your High Priest

 

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Most people choose a “man of the cloth.”

Jesus / Yahshua did not die a bloody, torturous death on the cross so we could pick someone else.

Choosing a mere man, even if he has good qualities, is idolatry.

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Yahshua is uniquely qualified to be our High Priest.

Hebrews 6:20

where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 7:11

Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 7:26

For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;

Hebrews 2:17

Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 9:12

and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 10:12

but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD,

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Christ,-The-High-Priest

Christ, the high priest » After the order of melchizedek

Christ, the high priest » Superior to aaron and the levitical priests

Christ, the high priest » Offered sacrifice but once

Christ, the high priest » His sacrifice superior to all others

Christ, the high priest » Entered into heaven

Christ, the high priest » Sympathizes with those who are tempted

Christ, the high priest » Offered himself a sacrifice

Christ, the high priest » Intercedes

Christ, the high priest » Blesses

Christ, the high priest » Has an unchangeable priesthood

Christ, the high priest » Appointed and called by God

Christ, the high priest » Is of unblemished purity

Christ, the high priest » Typified

Christ, the high priest » Consecrated with an oath

Christ, the high priest » On his throne

Christ, the high priest » Appointment of, and encouragement to steadfastness

Christ, the high priest » Needed no sacrifice for himself

Christ, the high priest » Obtained redemption for us

Christ, the high priest » Made reconciliation

Christ, the high priest » Faithful

Do you know of any pastor or Christian leader that has done all of the above, or has met all those conditions?

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Stop idolizing your pastor

A pastor’s main job is to set a good example, and  to teach new born believers to mature.

 He is supposed to teach the Word of God, how to pray, how to do spiritual warfare, how to do deliverance, how to be charitable, and to agree with us in prayer.

Once we have matured, we should be ready to go forth, and teach what we have learned to others.

Agreeing in prayer is not the same as doing all the prayer or work for you.

He is also not supposed to keep you babes, so that you will stay with him forever, and contribute weekly to his ministry.

If he is doing his job, you know what he knows, and will be producing fruit, bring more new born believers to him, so he can teach again how to mature. Or, you go into ministry yourself and become independent from him.

If you have been in the same church for a long time, and still depend on your pastor to think for you, pray for you, and teach you for the 100th time, then both

you and your pastor have failed.

He is the host, and you are a parasite, incapable of functioning independent of him.

This is a choice both of you make.

He is not there to change your diaper and bottle feed you, if you have been learning from him for at least 2 years.

2 years, for the most part, is all he had to learn what he knows before getting his job.

Why should you still be clueless after being in his church for longer than that?

When trouble comes, do you go to the Lord in prayer, or run to your pastor?

If you cannot go straight to the Lord, then you will not get the help anyhow, since you are committing idolatry: you are putting your pastor (or other ministers) first, and the Lord will not act on your behalf.

I see this in many deliverance situations.

The victim is passive, and wants the minister to do all the work, and say all the prayers while they just stand, or sit, there.

While this is understandable for an unsaved person or a new believer, it is not excusable for a theoretically mature believer.

So the deliverance fails.

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Do you want victory or not?

Choose your High Priest.

If you have an issue, go straight to the only true High Priest, Yahshua / Jesus.

Spend time with Him, and understand the power He has to help you.

Appreciate what He has done for you.

Be humble and honest.

Bring your petitions before Him.

Expect an answer.

A delay is not a denial.

Your faithfulness is being tested.

So do not ever give up.

Some answers may be immediate, others may take 10 years, or a lifetime.

New believers may get quicker results, to help build their faith.

The more mature the believer, the longer it may take.

Come before HIM who is all righteous and holy.

Come before HIM who loved you enough to die for you.

Come before HIM who will stand in the gap for you.

Come before HIM who defeated Satan at the cross.

Come before HIM who can enter the heavenly court for you, who sits at the right hand of the Father God, and has his attention.

Come before the ONE who can get your needs answered.

Come before your King and Messiah, and rejoice!

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9 Responses to “Choose Your High Priest”

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  3. Amen….I have a friend, like so many people I know who say this about others and themselves, “but he or she is a Christian or but they go to church”. Those are not proof they have a relationship with Jesus and so often rely on what a pastor says….You have hit the nail on the head (!) They are dependants and take no responsibility for themselves. They think they have to do nothing because God will take care of everything if they go to church!! Thanks Marianne, blessings to you & yours!

  4. I agree you should trust and put your faith in Jesus not the minister or priest at the church. In fact you should trust and put your faith 100% in Jesus only not any person in this world. People will let you down. Some ministers or priest can guide you but it is up to that person to put their 100% trust in Jesus. Jesus said he is the Good Shepherd and looks after his sheep.

  5. God is not Siri, Contains, nor Google. I once asked God a direct question then waited 15 years for the answer. The 15 years was not to test my faith but to prepare me to receive the answer. Had He answered it immediately I would not have recognized nor understood the answer. In this manner, God built a relationship with me as He lead me on a journey.

    God doesn’t want to merely give answers He wants to show you to experience it. When God seems silent that means class is in session and the sooner you learn the sooner you advance to the next level. If you are unteachible you may never receive nor understand what He wants you to know.

  6. I agree we have to wait and learn from our experiences what God is saying

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