Wednesday, February 17, 2016


We talk about Jesus as our Savior, as our King, but we seem to have forgotten 
is that Jesus is also our High Priest.  It is only through Jesus can one come to 
the Father. Only Jesus our High Priest can intercede on our behalf.

34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died,
and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand 
of God, who also makes intercession for us.


For there is one God and one Mediator between
God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.


Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren,
that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining 
to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Our Compassionate High Priest
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through 
the heavens,Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we 
do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, 
but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.16 Let us therefore 
come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy 
and find grace to help in time of need.

HEBREWS 4:14-16
24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 
25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God
through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled,
separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;

HEBREWS 7:24-26

(The Heavenly Sanctuary) But Christ came as High Priest of the good
things to come with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made
with hands, that is, not of this creation.


When you go into church and look towards the front and see the cross, are you 
showing the respect and honor our High Priest deserves. Unfortunately too many 
churches have removed the cross. It has become just a stage, a place of loud 
music and entertainment. There is no respect for our Savior, King and High Priest.

In that day a man will look to his Maker,
And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel


17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with
wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.


For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a
voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.”

 2 PETER 1:17

It is only by God’s will that you were created and exist. Jesus gives life only to 
those He wills.

21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, 
even so the Son gives life to whom He will.

JOHN 5:21

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or
powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.


You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor 
and power; For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”

There are those pastors believing they are doing God’s work, but are deceiving 
themselves, for they are not keeping God’s house holy. They know how to use 
God’s word to further there desire of what they want church to be. They tell the 
people what they want to hear, rather than what they need to hear, the truth.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom 
of heaven,but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say 
to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out 
demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’
23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, 
you who practice lawlessness!

MATTHEW 7:21-23

These people draw near to Me with their mouth,
And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
’ ”

MATTHEW 15:8,9

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things
the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 
Therefore do not be partakers with them.


When you go into God’s house, you are coming before Jesus, your High Priest. 
Look around and see for yourself, is this what God intended His Holy Sanctuary 
to sound like and look like. Where is the honor, respect, and fear for are High 
Priest who will judge the living and the dead? For no one living or dead will 
escape His judgment. You will either receive your reward or punishment.

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.
But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed,
has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!

And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He 
who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.

30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the 
Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

HEBREWS 10:30-31

Asked yourself why you attend that church. You may say, I like the music and it 
makes me feel good, but you should know it’s not about you. It is about our 
Savior, our Holy High Priest and King. We are in church to praise Him, give Him 
glory, fear Him, and sing psalms to Him.

I will declare Your name to My brethren
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

PSALM 22:22

Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name.
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

PSALM 29:2

 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints.
And to be held in reverence by all those around Him.

PSALM 89:7

Church is a place for God’s saints, believers to come together. Remember the 
church is the body of Christ. Judgment will come to all people, believers and 

22 And He put all things under His feet,
and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,
23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.


Sacrificial Service for Christ
24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you,
and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ,
for the sake of His body, which is the church,


10 But why do you judge your brother?
Or why do you show contempt for your brother?
For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 
11 For it is written: As I live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.”
12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.

ROMANS 14:10-12