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Hebrews 7:1

Hebrews 7:1

The mysterious figure of Melchizedek is mentioned three times in Genesis, once in Psalms and sixteen times in the book of Hebrews. The importance of this person is intensified when we realise that despite so many references to him, there is very little information about him. Nothing is known of his parentage and ancestry and his one, brief appearance is in a few verses in Genesis 14.

Melchizedek appeared on the scene soon after read more...

Hebrews 7:2

Hebrews 7:2

It was very difficult for Jews in the early church to come to accept that the covenant of Law, and the Aaronic priesthood, had been superseded by a new and better covenant and heavenly High Priest. Many found it difficult to accept that Christians were no longer under 'The Dispensation of the Law', but were living in a new dispensation - 'The Dispensation of the Grace of God', that came through Christ.

The writer to the Hebrews read more...

Hebrews 7:11

Hebrews 7:11

Because of sin, there is an immovable barrier between God and man.. and priests from the house of Aaron were ordained by God to mediate between the two. Their role was to remove the sin-barrier between man and God. The role of the priest was to deal with:- 1) sin, 2) the sinner who was estranged from God due to their sin and 3) an offended God, Who demanded satisfaction for the sin that man had committed - and the wages of sin is death.

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Hebrews 7:16

Hebrews 7:16

The Bible outlines the story of redemption, from the very beginning, and on into the eternal ages to come. Eve knew her Seed would crush the serpent’s head and Abraham looked for a city, whose Builder and Maker was God.

Israel were promised a land, and a kingdom of peace and prosperity, with a descendant of king David, sitting on the royal throne – and the Lord Jesus was sent to earth at God’s appointed time, to take up His position as King of read more...

Hebrews 7:19

Hebrews 7:19

Hebrews is the book that sets out to show that the Person and ministry of Lord Jesus is vastly superior to anything that has gone before. It has superseded the Law given to Israel through Moses, and replaced the Aaronic priesthood, that came through Levi. Hebrews shows how the old system, with its laws, feast days, festival and sacrifices has been replaced, with a new and better system. 

The old, Mosaic covenant was limited, read more...

Hebrews 7:25

Hebrews 7:25

The more we learn of God’s Word and come to an understanding of Who God is, what He is doing and all that He has planned for those that love Him, the more we see an unveiling of His glory upon glory and the more we recognise God’s grace upon grace, that is daily being showered upon all His blood-bought children. Our risen, ascended and glorified Saviour, has saved us to the uttermost.

Our kinsman Redeemer, Who has rescued us read more...