“Where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
The priesthood of Jesus is an eternal priesthood, and those who serve as priests in that priesthood also have the quality of eternity. Jesus, as high priest, was able to enter the most holy place, the throne room of God. He did this for us. He went before us to open the way. Previously the way into the presence of God was denied all the priests except the high priest. They saw God representatively through their high priest. They were kept from that presence by a veil, a curtain.
When Jesus died on the cross, He removed the curtain for all who would be priests under Him. It was reported rent from top to bottom. That was the literal curtain. But, in truth, the division between God and mankind was also ripped open. The Son of God as the high priest entered into God’s presence and left the curtain down for all of His priests.
Task for Today: Want to see God? Want to enter His presence and live in His glory? Make sure you are a priest in the priesthood of Jesus. Once you become a part of Jesus, He will appoint you a priest and king in His kingdom. Hear the gospel call today. Believe in Jesus as God’s Son and your savior. Repent of your former life. Confess His name before the world. Submit to baptism that you may be washed in the blood and cleansed within. Your sins will be washed away, and you will rise as a new creation in the spiritual body of Christ.