Hebrews 8:1

“Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven.” The author continues to make his comparison of the former priesthood and its high priest and the superior priesthood and high priest of […]

Hebrews 7:28

“For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priest, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.” One: the first appointed high priests were men who themselves were sinners. Two: the weak high priests were appointed by the law which […]

Hebrews 7:27

“He has no need, like those high priests to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.” The Aaronic priest made sacrifices daily. They first had to make sacrifices for their own sins and afterward for […]

Hebrews 7:26

“For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.” If there is any doubt as to the superiority of Jesus’ priesthood and Him as the high priest, this verse is designed to remove it. God was well aware of our […]

Hebrews 7:25

“Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” He continues forever. Because He does, He is able to save those who come through him seeking the salvation of God. He continues forever. Because He does, He makes […]

Hebrews 7:24

“But he holds his priesthood permanently because he continues forever.” This is a powerful statement about the nature of our high priest and His ability to continually intercede for us. As long as we live on this earth, Jesus will be in the holy of holies making intercession for us. Because He lives forever, His […]

Hebrews 7:23

“The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office,” There were several priests who served the altar in any given year, but year after year, some of them died, and new ones were appointed. There was only one high priest at a time, but they two died […]

Hebrews 7:22

“This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.” We now get to the underlying point of this discourse. To the Jews, the covenant that came through Moses was the complete guide for every aspect of their life but especially when it came to being righteous. Their entire concept of salvation was based on that […]

Hebrews 7:21

“but this one was made a  priest with an oath by the one who said to him, ‘The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’’” The previous priests were not confirmed with an oath, but this one, Jesus, was confirmed by an oath. In the Hebrew, understanding the […]