Hebrews 8:1-2 The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.
I thought I would post these verses today to bring some clarity to all this Melchizedek talk. We should keep in mind that this is a letter to the Hebrews also known as the Jews. Remember that they have lived their whole lives under the law of the covenant that God made with Moses. They had to go to a priest who would represent them before God. They had to go to a priest to be cleansed from their sins. They had to ask the priest to be forgiven. The writer (actually I am starting to think it was multiple writers) has gone through this lengthy explanation that the old ways are no longer in effect. In fact, Jesus has replaced the old and has ushered in God’s new covenant that is available to all mankind – that covenant being the belief and confession of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
They needn’t be worried any longer that someone sacrifices a lamb for them or that an earthly representative goes to God for them. Rather the answer for sin is now Jesus. The hope of the world is now Jesus. He is sitting on the throne at the right hand of God and reigns in power! I love what Joyce Meyer says, “run to the throne, not to the phone.” We have this tendency, like the Hebrews here, to go to a person for all of our solutions and needs. But Father God has given us Jesus and He has left us the Holy Spirit. He is MORE than enough! The world doesn’t need the next great motivational speaker. The world doesn’t need a political force that will shape history. The world simply needs Jesus.