Jesus Christ is our high priest--our mediator who makes intercesion for us to God. The words Melchisedec (found in the New Testament) and Melchizedek (found in the Old Testament) are not used by most people in Christianity, but they are in the King James Bible.

From the end of Hebrew, chapter 2, through to the end of Hebrew chapter 7 refers to Jesus Christ as a High Priest.

All text taken from the King James Version of the Bible

Heb.5:5-6 - So, also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotton thee. (6) As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Ps.110:4 - The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Heb.7:17 - For he testifieth, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec

I Tim.2:5 - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ

Heb.2:16 - For verily he (Jesus) took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

Heb.2:9 - But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for (or, by) the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Heb.2:17 - Wherefore in all things it behoved him (Jesus) to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Heb.4:14 - Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast [our] profession. {the us here is Paul, the apostle, who wrote the epistle to the Hebrews, telling those who are teaching the word of God to continue on.}

Heb.9:24 - For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which] are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Rom.8:34 - Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God who also maketh intercession for us.

Heb.7:25 - Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost (evermore) that come into God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

I John 2:1 - My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous:

Heb.3:1 - Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profesion, Christ Jesus;

Matt.15:24 - But he (Jesus) answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Before Jesus was born, the priests used the blood of an unblemished calf or goat to sprinkle on the books and all the people for purging. Heb. 9:19 And almost all things are by law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is not remission. Heb.9:22

After Jesus came and taught the Word of God, he was crusified for the sins of the people. Jesus took on the sins of the people when he died for us. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Heb.9:24. All of Hebrews chapter 9 covers this subject.

Mission of the Disciples
Parable of Brethren With Jesus Christ
The Great Tree
Parable of the Rich Young Ruler
Parable of the Tares of the Field
Parables and Words of The Lord


The Lord's Words,
Verses and Parables Explained

E-MAIL - See Information page

Created: Thursday, December 30, 1999
Last updated: Sunday, May 04, 2003

Join Christian Banner Exchange Network