Friday, January 23, 2015

A Stunning Prophecy of Jesus as King and Priest

In the book of Hebrews we learn the stunning and life-shaping truth that Jesus Christ is the King of kings and the eternal High Priest, that these two offices which were supposed to be held separate are forever united in Christ. Did you know that God used the prophet Jeremiah to prophecy of this unification centuries before the birth of Christ? Please read the following verses carefully:

“In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David [Jesus], and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’ For thus says the LORD: David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel [King], and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man in my presence to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings, and to make sacrifices forever [Priest].”

Behold the glory of Christ!

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