For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. Hebrews 7:26.
By divine direction the tribe of Levi was set apart for the service of the sanctuary. In the earliest times every man was the priest of his own household. In the days of Abraham, the priesthood was regarded as the birthright of the eldest son. Now, instead of the first-born of all Israel, the Lord accepted the tribe of Levi for the work of the sanctuary…. The priesthood, however, was restricted to the family of Aaron. Aaron and his sons alone were permitted to minister before the Lord; the rest of the tribe were entrusted with the charge of the tabernacle….
In accordance with their office, a special dress was appointed for the priests. “Thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty” (Exodus 28:2), was the divine direction to Moses…. Everything connected with the apparel and deportment of the priests was to be such as to impress the beholder with a sense of the holiness of God, the sacredness of His worship, and the purity required of those who came into His presence. Not only the sanctuary itself, but the ministration of the priests, was to “serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things.” Hebrews 8:5.
The people were taught each day, by means of types and shadows, the great truths relative to the advent of Christ as Redeemer, Priest, and King; and once each year their minds were carried forward to the closing events of the great controversy between Christ and Satan, the final purification of the universe from sin and sinners. The sacrifices and offerings of the Mosaic ritual were ever pointing toward a better service, even a heavenly.
The merits of His [Jesus’] sacrifice are sufficient to present to the Father in our behalf.
We are to have free access to the atoning blood of Christ. This we must regard as the most precious privilege, the greatest blessing, ever granted to sinful man.
The Faith I Live By p. 195
Prayer Requests
—-I have a job interview today and another on Monday. Please pray that God will lead me in the way I should go. JT
—-Please continue to pray for Lou. She is still in ICU and very weak. Eileen
—-Please pray for my son David that he will leave the love of this world and come back to God. And pray that he will find a Godly and loving wife in the process Amen. God is able. Also please pray for my nephews wife. She just had a baby a few days ago and she is sick in the hospital. Please life her before the throne of grace and that she will come to know the truth though it all. Rosemary
—-Please pray for salvation for M.J. He is very rebellious and devilish, but Jesus has saved and can save even worse than him. Antonnette
Dear Friends,
Much of the time, my grandfather, Ed Harmon, worked two jobs to meet expenses. One night, he was walking home after working at his evening job, when two men in a white car came speeding down the road. They didn’t see my grandfather and if he had not jumped up on the hood of their car, he would have been injured much worse than he was. His only injury was a broken jaw.
How often we are walking along in life when suddenly the evil one attacks just as quickly and unexpectedly as did that white car. His attack can leave us much more injured than was my grandfather so long ago. Peter advises, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith.” 1 Peter 5:8,9 Paul reminds us that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph 6:12
Praise God! We have a Mighty Rescuer, even “our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” He is the Great Creator of the Universe, yet He “made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Titus 2:13,14; Phil 2:7, 8 What wondrous love! Moreover, “in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” Heb 2:18 He promises that He “will not suffer [us] to be tempted above that [we] are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that [we] may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor 10:13 Wonderful Saviour!
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance.” Eph 6:10-18

Redeemer, Priest, and King
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