Daily Devotions: October 23, 2014

Today’s Bible reading is Hebrews chapter 7

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

Jesus is the Son of God and He is greater. He is greater than the angels (chapter 1). Jesus is greater than Moses (chapter 3). Jesus is greater than Abraham (chapter 7). Jesus is a great High Priest. His priesthood is greater because He is like Melchizedek. Melchizedek is a mysterious Old Testament figure mentioned during the lifetime of Abraham, and prophesied about in the Psalms. Psalms 110:4 says, “The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” This verse prophesies that Messiah will be both Priest and King. Jesus is a Heavenly Priest. He is in heaven right now making intercession for you and me. Earthly Old Testament priests died and their priesthood ended. They were replaced by their eldest son. Jesus priesthood is forever. Melchizedek is an Old Testament picture of Christ. His name means king of righteousness. He is a type of Christ the One True King, the King of Righteousness, the King of Peace. Today, we have a great High Priest ministering in heaven in our behalf, and ever making intercession for the saints! Praise God for Jesus our great High Priest!

Prayer: “Dear Father, thank You for hearing us when we pray because of our Mediator Jesus Christ. Thank You that Jesus is both King and Priest, and that He provides peace through the blood of His sacrifice. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron