NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
Jesus Christ is our great high priest!.
It is important to understand who He is and what He has one for us in reference to being our high Priest.
John 20 after Jesus' resurrection, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and had a special encounter, a lot of it not immediately apparent to the eye. The conversation with Mary about how he died on the cross as lamb of God came as the slain lamb of God to lay down his life as sacrifice. Before Jesus gave up the ghost, he said , "It is finished"
He was the final payment. The old ways for forgiveness of sins was completed and the veil of the temple had been rent from top to bottom. There was to be no more yearly entering in by the priests. The final sacrifice was accomplished!
Isaiah 56 with his stripes we are healed
2Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. The lamb of God on the cross, rose as the great Lion.
10:13 RECORDING Mary did not recognize Jesus because his visage was marred more than any man. No man had ever been punished and marred to that extent.
She recognized his voice when he called her name. She went to touch him, but he told her that she could not touch him until later.
The earthly temple was set up in similar manner as the heavenly temple, the holy of holies and the mercy seat, etc.
God would accept blood sacrifices as a covering
sins of the people for the next year.
Now Jesus took his own blood and presented it to his Father.
"I must ascend to your father an my father.
Peace be unto you, as the father has sent me, so send I you.
He ascended 40 days later, after spending time with and teaching the disciples.
We are the body of Christ in the earth today.
We are priests that bridge the gap between God and man. He spoke to God on behalf of the people and to the people on behalf of God.
He is our bridge builder, our advocate, lawyer, intercessor.
Hebrews fulfillment of the law and the new covenant, He took on the seed of a woman.
He is holy, harmless, sinless with power over all that is in heaven and under the earth.
Hebrews 7 the priesthood of Jesus great high pries, intercessor.
The Devil makes accusations against us
Jesus is our advocate, declare what has already been performed
for the sinner and also for those who are saved.
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I tell you these things that you sin not has power over death and continues to be the high priest forever. He is holy, undefiled, separate from sinners, higher than the heavens.
Phil. 2 He was made in the likeness of man and took uon him thd form of a servant. Because of his obedience, he was exalted and given a name above all names.
His name is above every name.
Ephesians 2 far above al principalities, not only in this world but that world to come
all principalities, all things to come
As High priest able to touch, deliver and set us free
Oversees the new covenant that he made with his own blood.
No covenant can be activated until the testator dies.
He died so the covenant in Him could be established,
He rose again to make sure that what he died for would be executed.
He was harmless, sinless and faithful.
Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
He took on the seed of Abraham, took on humanity and came to his own.
verse 17 it behooved him to be like his brethren, a merciful faithful high priest. able to succor them who are tempted.
He was tempted as we are, yet without sin.
He knows what it feels like to be rejected, in sorrow, in pain. He endured all that we endure, yet faithful.
He is author and finisher of our faith .Consider him who endured the cross, despising the shame. We are still alive, He showed by example that we can obey him.
He is merciful and faithful
God now speaks to us by His Son.
Hebrews 4 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
He is greater than Moses and the law. All plans and purposes are fulfilled in Him. He is the express image of God, the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Now we have the Spirit showing the glory of God.
Hebrews 4:14 “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”
Come boldly to the throne of grace. We have an invitation to come but we must
first obtain mercy and then find grace to help
verse 16 There is protocol to entering into the throne of grace
mercy of God is withholding from us what we rightly deserve
confess and forsake our sins we shall have mercy
not by works of righteousness.. but according to his mercy he saved us.
Do not ask for justice, but mercy.
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. He had to become sin for us.
Don't come to him assuming all is well. We must repent of sins of commission as well as sins of commission.
If we confess He will forgive and cleanse.
We deserve wrath and death but he has made payment for our sins
We start making our supplication once we know we have obtained mercy.
The righteous are as bold as a lion, We come in confidence knowing He will give grace.
His grace is sufficient. He meets all our needs. He will execute mercy before judgement!
He is a God of mercy but also a God of judgement.
Draw nigh to him with a sincere heart and after that the judgement.
Some think they will speak the word and declare the word without mercy first.
Declare that it is only because of his mercy that we even live to see tomorrow,
We can's guarantee through self-righteous arrogance and sustain life.
It is appointed unto man once to die. and after that the judgement.
Be clear where you stand with God.here
He grants mercy to restore the saints.
Live Holy that we may have true covenant with one another,
God prepared a great fish for him. "Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?"
Rev 12 devil cast out - accuser of the brethren
Jesus can set you free:
free from night dreams of accusation
there is therefore no condemnation
didn't do it right, didn't love
Zechariah 3 Joshua the high priest had fallen short of the calling of God
verse 3 take away the filthy garments give him a robe and a scepter
similar to the prodigal son
verse 5 change of raiment
God can restore your place of leadership,
the angel of the Lord commanded him afterward, "you must continue in the right way!
there is no license to cover and continue in sin
Go and sin no more
understand the love and mercy of God
He is able to minister to us in our time of need
Hebrews 10 hold fast our obedience
Be steadfast, unmovable
He is faithful to his promise
verse 24 let us exhort one another unto love and good works
The end of the age is on the way.
Heb 3:14 we are partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end
don't get discouraged, don't get deceived
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