The Case For Jesus Christ

The Case For Jesus Christ by Randolph Jason for Gospel News Network

Jesus Christ, who is God, came down from Heaven to save us from our sin. He chose twelve Disciples to teach the world about His coming, His life, His death and His resurrection into new life in us as He ascended back into the glory of Heaven.

This was foretold in a series of writings that are commonly referred to as the old Testament, the Torah and a variety of other names. There are a great many prophesies regarding the coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the One, Emmanuel, the True Vine, Prince of Peace, Healer, Comforter, Counselor and a thousand other names, with well over three-hundred of these prophesies fulfilled.

If one reads, studies, Hebrews what is written seems to tie together the Torah and the New Covenant. Once we get into chapters 5 through 8 the author (unknown) begins to describe, if you will, the nuts and bolts of how Jesus Christ had to come down from Heaven. The High Priest, the priest selected to be the priest to the priest and the person that would annually go into the Holy of Holies behind the veil, was not of God, but was a man that would die and be replaced. This priest was an earthly priest, selected by man, not appointed directly from God.

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Genesis 14 describes Melchizedek as the king of Salem (which would later become Jerusalem) and a priest of God Most High. Abram recognized Melchizedek’s priesthood through his tithing of the possessions he had taken in battle (Genesis 14:16). Interestingly, this incident took place before the institution of the Aaronic line (part of the Levitical priesthood), which was to mediate between God and man under the Mosaic Law. Melchizedek was not a priest of Israel, as that nation did not exist—Abraham had no children yet. The Levites would not become a priestly tribe for another four centuries.


A priest is a mediator between God and man. Within the Old Testament, the Aaronic or Levitical priests would make sacrifices on behalf of the nation of Israel (Leviticus 16:1–28). Those sacrifices had to be repeated over and over. Eventually the priest would die, and his work as mediator would cease. Jesus, our High Priest “in the order of Melchizedek,” is not only our mediator but also our sacrifice (see 1 John 2:1–2). Because of His resurrection, death does not interrupt His work; Jesus remains our eternal High Priest. Source

A king who appoints himself to a priesthood is both king and priest. The question is – who told/ask King Melchizedek to create this position and to appoint himself as the priest? Is it the act of tithing by Abram (remember he is not been called Abraham, yet) that makes this priesthood so?

The Order of Melchizedec (Melchisedec) in Psalm 110:3-5 KJB

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power,
In the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: Thou hast the dew of thy youth.
The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent,
Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
The Lord at thy right hand
Shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

From two very short mentions of Melchizedek the author of Hebrews is able to flush out a detailed description of how this first priesthood worked, why it was not sufficient to fulfill God’s commandments and the reason Jesus Christ was the only way for this priesthood to satisfy/fulfill this intent of this position.

We also learn how the Order of Aaron plays a role and provides a wider more in-depth view of the intent of the priesthood. The Order of Aaron is a full scale working model of what is coming in the New Covenant with Jesus Christ, Emmanuel. Aaron is the chief priest over the 12 tribes just as Jesus is the chief priest over the 12 disciples. However, there is a significant difference in the role each plays in their priesthood.

For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him,

Thou art my Son,
To day have I begotten thee. ~ Hebrews 5:1-5 KJB

Sinful man can not forgive a sinner. A sinner, whose prone to infirmity, at times will not possess or demonstrate the needed compassion to bring someone into the fold. Aaron was called by God, but Aaron was still just a man. Jesus Christ was born of God. Man can only offer “gifts and sacrifices” Jesus Christ, Son of God, Son of Man, is the bearer of our sins, takes on our sins while living a sinless life even though He faced all temptation as a man would face.

Those of us that are called to teach, should teach, it is what we are suppose to do. Honor God’s Word offer an ear for confession so the other person may confess and repent. We can hear this because, we ourselves, have learned by confessing, repenting and being born again into Jesus Christ. While we are still sinners, Jesus Christ, is nothing but grace, mercy and forgiving to us. He was born to take on our sins. His ways are higher as He was ordained and born of God, we were born of sin. While we do not have the power to forgive sin, Jesus Christ, that lives in us, is the one that has the power to forgive sin. We, that are born again, can show others the path we have taken, through the testimony written in the book of our lives by our Creator, that points to Jesus Christ, the High Priest of all.

Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, had to come to earth – in Heaven as it is on earth – so we could be forgiven of our sins. So we could have a High Priest, appointed by God, born of God from the foundation of the world, for the purpose of saving us from ourselves.

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