The Priest Above All Priests
“...because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself” —Hebrews 7:25-27.
There is only one High Priest. There is only one Mediator between God and man. There is only one necessary sacrifice for sin— and that sacrifice has been offered and accepted. Salvation is complete. Our needs are met in Him. The Saviour is alive. He, our High Priest, constantly speaks for us at the high throne of heaven.
Can we wrap our minds around that? We think we can, but on this side of heaven even the most brilliant mind is incapable of fully understanding.
The One who loves us that much could hardly abandon us in this life when He has sacrificed so much to guarantee our next life, Who can fully appreciate that?
And that One whose name slides so easily through our teeth is “exalted above the heavens.” He is “holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners.” Can we fully appreciate the reverence we need to hold Him in, the purity of worship He deserves. We name the mundane “awesome” but do we understand the level of awe that belongs only to Him?
I can write it. I can think about it. I can want to feel it. But until He brings me to my knees as He did to Saul on the road to Damascus, or until I get to heaven, I will never really know just what Jesus has done, and is doing, for me as my High Priest.
Right now, I just need to believe it.