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Melchisedec's Priesthood (Part 5) - Heb 7:25-28

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23. Heb 7:25 - 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.
A. Because Jesus is a priest forever, He saves His people to the uttermost.
B. Uttermost - 1. Outermost; farthest out or off; remotest;
C. Jesus can save His people who live(d) in the farthest time in the past or the future.
D. Jesus can save His people who live in the remotest parts of the world.
E. Jesus can make intercession for the sinner who has strayed farthest from God.
F. Intercession - I. 1. The action of interceding or pleading on behalf of (rarely against) another; entreaty, solicitation, or prayer for another; mediation.
i. Jesus made intercession for us when He died for us (Isa 53:12).
ii. He plead that God would forgive those who crucified Him (Luk 23:34).
iii. Jesus is ever seated at the right hand of God making intercession for us (Rom 8:34).
G. Whereas the Levitical priest had to keep making more offerings for the sins of the people (Heb 10:11), Jesus only needs to entreat the Father to remember His one all-sufficient sacrifice which fully and eternally paid for their sins (Heb 9:12; Heb 9:25-26).
24. Heb 7:26 - For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
A. Jesus became us in two ways.
i. He (the Word) became a human being (Joh 1:1,14; Phi 2:6-8; Heb 2:16-17).
ii. He was made sin for us (Rom 8:3; 2Co 5:21).
B. Jesus died for our sins and forever removed them which was evidenced by His resurrection which proved that our sins were put away (Rom 6:23 c/w Rom 6:9 c/w Act 2:24 c/w Rom 4:25).
C. Jesus is:
i. Holy - 1. Kept or regarded as inviolate from ordinary use, and appropriated or set apart for religious use or observance; consecrated, dedicated, sacred. 2. As applied to deities, the development of meaning has probably been: Held in religious regard or veneration, kept reverently sacred from human profanation or defilement; hence, Of a character that evokes human veneration and reverence; and thus, in Christian use, Free from all contamination of sin and evil, morally and spiritually perfect and unsullied, possessing the infinite moral perfection which Christianity attributes to the Divine character.
a. Jesus did no sin (1Pe 2:22).
b. In Jesus is no sin (1Jo 3:5).
ii. Harmless
a. Jesus never harmed anyone unrighteously.
b. He drove sinners out of the temple with a scourge (Joh 2:15), and He condemned the Pharisees with strong language (Mat 23:13-33), but He did so righteously.
c. Jesus never uttered an unkind word.
d. Jesus never did violence to any man.
iii. Undefiled
a. Undefiled - 1. Not rendered morally foul or impure; unpolluted, untainted.
b. Jesus was pure from birth until death.
c. He never had an impure thought or action.
iv. Separate from sinners
a. From a child Jesus separated Himself to seek and intermeddle with wisdom (Luk 2:40,46-47; Pro 18:1).
b. Though He lived among sinners and was in the world, He was never of the world (Joh 8:23).
v. Made higher than the heavens
a. Jesus is highly exalted (Php 2:9-11).
b. He is above all principality, power, might, and dominion (Eph 1:20-23).
25. Heb 7:27 - 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.
A. Jesus doesn't need to make an offering for His own sin as did the high priests because He has no sin.
i. This fact can be deduced from the fact that Jesus was made a priest forever (Psa 110:4).
ii. If He is made a priest forever, that means that He will never die.
iii. The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23).
iv. Therefore, Jesus has no sin.
B. Jesus also doesn't need to make sacrifices daily as did those priests.
i. He offered Himself once, never to be repeated (Heb 9:12,26,28; Heb 10:10; 1Pe 3:18).
ii. His sacrifice never needs to be repeated because it actually put away sin (Rom 8:3).
a. It did so because Jesus had no sin to die for and could therefore die for the sins of His people (1Pe 2:24).
b. He was able to endure the judgment of eternal damnation because He could suffer infinitely as God (Joh 1:1,14; Act 20:28; 1Jo 3:16).
26. Heb 7:28 - For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
A. The law of Moses made the sons of Aaron priests who were sinners like the rest of us (Heb 5:1-3).
B. Because they were compassed with infirmity, they would eventually die and need to be replaced.
C. The word of the oath given after the law of Moses (Psa 110:4) made Jesus our high priest (Heb 7:26) who is consecrated forevermore.
D. Consecrated - 1. Dedicated to a sacred purpose; made sacred; hallowed, sanctified.
E. Being sinless and therefore having an endless life, Jesus is consecrated as our high priest forever.

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