Tuesday | 16 April 2024
Established in fellowship

Without a proper understanding of reconciliation and atonement, the gap between the Creator and the creature remains infinite. This gap is eternal death, for it is an existence outside of God’s purpose and plan for mankind. However, because we have such a great High Priest, the hope of eternal life is steadfast and sure. Through Christ’s eternal priesthood, we are established in relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit because we are established, through the obedience that He learnt, in the process by which we are being made in the image and likeness of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the eternal life that belongs to those who choose what God has chosen for them! Heb 9:15. 1Jn 5:20.

Paul explained that the glorification of the Son of Man as our great High Priest, who now ministers to us a fellowship in His offering, was the main point of his letter to the Hebrews. He wrote, ‘Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary [referring to the context of fellowship with Yahweh] and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man’. Heb 8:1-2.

The implication of Christ’s priesthood toward us is initiated by the ministry of Elijah. This is the word that prepares the way before Christ, our great High Priest, who is the Messenger of the Covenant. It proclaims the message, ‘All flesh is as grass … but the word of our God stands forever’. Isa 40:6-8. Inherent in this message is the choice to continue to walk according to the flesh, or to turn in repentance and live by faith in obedience to the command of God, proclaimed by Christ.

Further Study:
1 JOHN 1

References:
Heb 9:15
And for this reason He is the Mediator of the New Covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

1Jn 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

Heb 8:1-2
Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.

Isa 40:6-8
The voice said, ‘Cry out!’ And he said, ‘What shall I cry?’ ‘All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.’
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