Himself, the Messiah
you are a priest forever in the order of melchizedek
Mel was both a king and a priest, king of righteousness and king of peace. Not a priest through Levites, but ordained by God
Christ has offered forgiveness for everything troubling you. He has been given the power to forgive all.
Christ prayers for you continuously. He calls on God to bless you, not because you deserve it or have earned it, but because it reflects the glory and honor of the Creator
Give to the church joyfully and without regret or reservation for the body of believers is the the body of the church of which Christ is the head
My Daily Journal:
Hebrews 5:7 says Jesus offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears.
One of the men in our group talked about this and it helped reveal how amazing this is. Think about it. This is the creator of everything. Everything. Heavens and earth, seen and unseen, mortal and spiritual beings, matter, dark matter, antimatter, everything. This is the all powerful. All knowing. Eternal God. And he cried.
Growing up my fear of my father was not one of fear of punishment or anger from him, but fear of causing him disappointment or pain. If as a child I understand this for my human father, then as a maturing adult believer how much more should I feel this for my Lord. And, yet, he cried.
I don’t say this as a depressing thought or for guilt, but I think it shows the heart of God and His amazing love for me and all of His children. That love, embodied in Christ, serving in the role of eternal priest for me, interceding on my behalf and paying the sacrifice for my wrongs, well… that is love.