Each one of us are in the divine care of Jesus through our faith in Him as our Savior from sin, beloved ones!!! Jesus is the great High Priest that came into the world to make one final sacrifice for all the sins of all people who look to Him for forgiveness of acts of sin done against our holy God that initially brought separation from Him when Adam and Eve were tempted into sin in the Garden of Eden. A high priest in old testament times before Christ was the only one allowed into the Most Holy Place behind the veil in God’s temple on the Day of Atonement to stand before God, having made a perfect animal sacrifice for his own sins, to offer up an animal sacrifice for the sins of all of God’s people. He did so by sprinkling a sacrificed animal’s blood upon the mercy seat, God’s throne. When Jesus came into the world, He was the perfect sacrifice, being God Himself and He being man, entered God’s presence on our behalf, securing for us an “eternal redemption.” Therefore, priests are no longer needed to make atonement for the sins of people. Jesus paid it all as the perfect lamb without spot for all sins of all, past, present and future!!! I love what the Apostle Paul writes about it:
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men (gals, too), the man Christ Jesus.”
1 Timothy 2:5 NIV
The result is:
“In bringing many sons (and daughters) to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. Both the one who makes men (and women) holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers (and sisters).”
Hebrews 2:10-11 NIV
How awesome is that to be the royal family of Jesus through faith!!! Blessed are we!!!
Since we as His kids have flesh and blood, He too shared in our humanity so that by His death, He might destroy him who held the power of death–that is the devil–and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death!!! For this reason He had to be made like us in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in service to God and make atonement for the sins of people. YAY, FATHER!!! THANK YOU FOR RESCUING US AS YOUR KIDS!!! WAY TO GO DADDY!!! VICTORY DANCING WE ARE DOING!!!
The High Priest oversaw the house of God and now that we have faith in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for us, His Spirit indwells our bodies and we are each one His Holy Temple and I love this thought about that:
“…Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are His house…”
Hebrews 3:6 NIV
Now how awesome is it that Jesus, our High Priest went through all of that, letting His blood run red as this song says here so that we could be reconciled to Him and have His presence with us each one forever more!!! He who is within us is faithful to take care of us as His holy dwelling place for all of eternity!!! I’m a gal giving Him praise today and thankful that in looking to Him, He is with you and me, dear one!!! Not only is He our rescuer, but also our guide for the best life ever!!! Forever blessed we are and I rejoice in His love together with you!!! Enjoy His love with you wherever you are!!! I love you, too!!!