One-Minute Word, 2/20

“…he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty…”

Hebrews 4-7 teaches about our great High Priest, Jesus. Then, Hebrews 8:1-2:

Now the main point is this: we have such a High Priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent that the Lord, and not any mortal, has set up.

The incredible truth of what Jesus has done (and does) fills us with hope and awe. He ascended to God. And as a human high priest would do, Jesus – Jesus himself! – intercedes (prays for) us (see Romans 8); and as a human priest would have done, Jesus MADE an offering – not repeatedly, as a human priest needed to do, but, as Hebrews likes to say, “once for all.” 

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! And the greatest blessing of all is our High Priest, Jesus.

Pastor Joe