Priest of the most high God

Priest of the most high God

Where did your pastor get the commandment to take tithes of the people from? The sons of Levi had theirs according to the law, but since we’re under grace where is such commandment in the New Testament? Tell me where your prophet has such commandment to take tithes from?

“For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.” Hebrews 7:12

The Law sets up men in their weakness as high priests but the word of the oath, which was spoken after the institution of the Law chooses and appoints as priest One Whose appointment is complete and permanent, Jesus Christ who has been made perfect forever.

It is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; which had not been chosen for priesthood; meaning he takes no tithes also. “For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.” Hebrews 7:18-19

The first priesthood was canceled because it didn’t work. Meaning also that, the giving of tithes is still useless today as it was then. It was weak and useless for the saving people.

“And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.” Hebrews 7:15-16

“By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.” Hebrews 7:22

– by the power of an endless life and,
– inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest.
– he ever liveth to make intercession for us
– he needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice.

“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: [18] That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: [19] Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.” Hebrews 6:17-19

We have a strong consolation, to lay hold upon the hope set before us only by fleeing for total refuge in Christ.

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. [26] For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; [27] Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.” Hebrews 7:25-27

We have such an high priest

“Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum:” (Hebrews 8:1)

  • “We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,” (Hebrews 8:1).
  • “…if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law,” Hebrews 8:4

Note:

At this day and we’ve there are no priests that offer gifts according to the law. The reason being the first priesthood was canceled because it didn’t work. Meaning also that, all its laws were also rendered useless; i.e., the giving of tithes is also useless today as it was then. It was weak and useless for the saving people.

“For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.” Hebrews 8:7

We have such an high priest, who now “hath obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.” Hebrews 8:6

The new covenant made has no resemblance at all to the old covenant.

“In that he saith, A new covenant , he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.” Hebrews 8:13

What vanished away?

– verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary, (Hebrews 9:1). All that vanished away; the tabernacle, the priesthood, the covenant, service of God, carnal ordinances, etc.

What replaced it?

– the time of reformation!

“But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;” Hebrews 9:11

Christ came being a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle;

  1. by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us, Hebrews 9:12
  2. who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God, Hebrews 9:14
  3. he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, that they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance, Hebrews 9:15

It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.” Hebrews 9:23

  • heavenly things are purified with with better sacrifices; “…he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” Hebrews 9:26

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28

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