Jesus, the HIGH PRIEST
Malachi 2 King James Version (KJV)
2 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
Jesus is identified by many ‘names’ in Scripture. For instance, he is called DAVID, in many verses. The reason for this is that he is the Seed of David, therefore, he is David, in Scripture; the fulfillment of God’s promise to the earthly David that his throne would continue forever.
Jesus is the David that sits on the throne as King forever. Jesus is called the seed of David in Romans 1:4. In Acts he is said to be from the loins of David. He had to be proven to come from the actual seed of the man, David. This is done in showing, in at least three different verses that Joseph was of the house and linage of David.
So this solidly proves that Jesus is in the line of KINGS OF JUDAH.
People will never know the truth of the book of Psalms for the think it is about the earthly David. But no… it is about Jesus Christ. Most all prophesy is about Jesus Christ. It is not about the man who wrote the ‘book’. It is the words of God and Jesus.
Now, in this lesson I am teaching about Jesus, as high priest.
In order to be able to be a high priest, by scripture, one had to have come from the house of Aaron. The other Levites could be regular priest, but only those from the family of Aaron could be high priest.
These high priest went into the Holiest of all, once a year, with a sacrifice for the sins of the people. Only the high priest could do this. The other priests could minister every day, in the outer courts, in burning incense, offering oblations, and such. But only the high priest could go into the holiest of all, to do offering for the sins of the people and himself.
We have all supposed for all our lives, that Jesus was only a high priest after the order of Melchisedec, which was a heavenly priesthood. But God has revealed to me that Jesus had to be an earthly priest, first, in order to offer an acceptable sacrifice for the sins of the people. In fact, this offering of the perfect sacrifice is the ONLY ONE that God ever truly accepted. Therefore, Jesus is the ONLY high priest who ever truly made atonement for us and procured salvation for us.
Jesus had to have been an earthly high priest first, in order to offer to God, this perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. See, it is solidly proven in the book of Hebrews, that the heavenly priest-hood of Melchisedec has a continuing priest-hood due to the fact that THEY NEVER DIE.
The earthly priest-hood of Levi changed regularly, due to the fact that they DIED, and another took his place. But the heavenly high priests do not ever die for they are eternal. No new priest come and non go. BUT THIS EARTHLY PRIEST, Jesus Christ, was placed into the heavenly, unchanging priest-hood of Melchisedec….but…when?
That is the question we must come to see correctly. Was the earthly Jesus, in this heavenly priest-hood? No. He could not have been, for they NEVER DIE.
In addition to this proof, it is also true that no one of this earthly family could have gone into this heavenly priest-hood, due to the fact of SIN.
So, in order for anyone, including Jesus, to be placed into this heavenly priest-hood, there had to be FIRST, a perfect sacrifice, offered by an earthly high priest, to sanctify and purify the human race. Since, the other high priest only offered ANIMAL SACRIFICES, sin was never removed. No amount of dead animals could ever cleanse and sanctify even one human being. So no one could have gone into the heavenly priest-hood.
Now since only a high priest, being from the family of Aaron, could offer up this sin-sacrifice, and he only offered animal blood, which could never take away sins, it seemed hopeless.
There HAD to be a high priest, from the family of Aaron, which could offer to God an acceptable sacrifice. Do any of you understand this? I hope so. Pray for understanding.
This is a truth which has been hidden from this entire world since the days of the Apostles. But God has revealed it to me.
A few days ago, as I was pondering some things concerning Jesus being the son of Joseph and other things about this, God gave me this: Mary was from the tribe of LEVI. It truly shocked me, for I have never heard anyone say this.
The lie of an incarnate god, or that Mary had a baby, which was part human, part God, or to make the lie even more false, that he was 100% man and 100% God. No such is taught in God’s word.
The lie that God placed God-seed into Mary’s womb and brought forth his only begotten son, begotten by this means, has blinded the entire church world and kept them from being able to see this truth, in this message.
But God had already revealed to me a good while ago, that Jesus was, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, as told in at least three different verses, thus confirming this as truth.
Joseph is called the son of David, to prove that Jesus had a right to become KING, since this tribe of Judah, through the family of David, is the chosen KING TRIBE.
Therefore, we had all assumed that this ‘seed of David’ passed to Jesus from Mary, his mother. But no. that Seed passes through or from the Daddy. This is why Joseph, not Mary, is identified in Scripture, as being from the tribe of Judah, the family of David.
Now, in order for Jesus to be able to be an earthly high priest, able to offer the perfect sacrifice to God, for the sins of the people, Jesus had to be from the tribe of Levi, the family of Aaron.
This is why God shows that Mary came from the family of Aaron, or the tribe of Levi. Thus, Jesus came from BOTH the tribe of Levi and Judah. Otherwise, he could never have saved us from our sin, due to the fact that only a member of the family of Aaron could offer the sin-sacrifice to God.
The reason Jesus did not go into this priest-hood an offer up animal sacrifices, as did the others, is that he knew he had to please God and offer up a perfect sacrifice that God would finally accept and redeem mankind back to God.
This is of the utmost importance and glory, so I hope some of you will study this and see the truth.
Now back to Malachi to prove that Jesus is called LEVI, by God, identifying him as a Levite:
4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.
5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
7 For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.
The above verses could only be spoken of Jesus for He is the only one TRUTH came from and the only one who walked with God in peace and equity and turned many away from iniquity. He is the only one in whose mouth was no guile. This is certainly not true of the man, Levi or the Levitical priests. So it is calling Jesus LEVI, here. It is identifying Jesus as from the tribe of Levi, and Now I will prove to you that he had to be from the family of Aaron, or order to be a high-priest.
Hebrews 2: 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him 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.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Now this proves that Jesus was a HIGH PRIEST, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. This is something that a heavenly priest COULD NOT DO. It had to be one from the human race. See that it said, this high priest had suffered temptation same as his brethren. It said this one tasted death from every man. The heavenly priest-hood of Mel. did not have death at all. So this high priest had to be of the earthly family of Aaron, in order to suffer DEATH and make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Here, Jesus is called an apostle and a High Priest. You might try to say but this was of the heavenly priest-hood of Mel… but no, it could not be for that heavenly priest-hood never had any death in it. Also, it could not have offered a sin-sacrifice for the sins of humans.
6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
The above shows that we, humans, are the house of Jesus. So he had to be a high priest of HUMANS, from Aaron.
Cpt. 4: 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
See that this says that our high priest was tempted in all points like as we are and that he passed into the heavens. He was an earthly HIGH PRIST, who lived without sin and then entered into the heavens. He was NOT a heavenly priest, before he passed into the heavens. He was an earthly high priest, from the family of Aaron, to offer up to God a prefect sacrifice for our sins. He had to do this BEFORE he was given a place in the Heavenly priest-hood of Mel.
That heavenly priest is not tempted nor had to be made perfect by suffering. This solidly identifies Jesus as an earthly high priest and that had to be from the family of Aaron. Since Joseph is from the family of David — tribe of Judah, of whom Moses spoke nothing concerning priest-hood, then….Jesus had to have also come from the family of Aaron.
How? Simple…his Mother, Mary, was truly from the family of Aaron, tribe of Levi. Mary was cousin to Elizabeth, Mother of John, both coming from the family of Levi.
In chapter five, we see God giving Jesus a call to be priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. But see, that Jesus had to FIRST make reconciliation for the sins of the world, and reconcile man back to God. This could only be done by an earthly priest. So Jesus had to do the work of the Aaronic priest-hood, before he was called into the heavenly priest-hood.
5 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5 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 begotten thee. (the begetting is the day of his resurrection, proving that he was not called into the heavenly high priest until he was resurrected.)
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
This above from chapter five, shows that Jesus was FIRST a high-priest of the earthly type, for he had to learn obedience and then offer that sin-sacrifice to God. After he had done this to God’s requirements, THEN God called Jesus into the heavenly priest hood. I will solidly prove this in this message.
Cpt six.. 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;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
The above shows that Jesus was our forerunner, and was MADE a high priest after the order of Melchisedec. He was not born into this; he was born into the family of Aaron and David, both. He is both high priest and king.
Here, we see the description of the priest-hood of Melchisedec: Hebrews 7 King James Version (KJV)
7 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
See that they had no mother, or father, no beginning or ending of life. This is certainly not true of Jesus. He had all of this and ended up dying. So this thing of being made after the order of Melchisedec had to be after his RESURRECTION, after DEATH HAD NO MORE DOMINION OVER HIM.
Jesus was not God, … he was given this of being our Lord and our God, AFTER HIS ASCENSION to heaven AFTER HIS RESURRECTION INTO ETERNAL LIFE.
Jesus was not called into the heavenly priest-hood of Mel, until AFTER HIS RESURRECTION….AFTER he had offered to God the perfect sacrifice for the sins of this world.
11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
Now if you try to place the above with Jesus, BEFORE he DIED, then you must call this a lie. He clearly shows here, that this priest-hood of Mel DOES NOT DIE. So then Jesus was not in this heavenly priest-hood until after HIS RESURRECTION, when he would DIE NO MORE.
See that verse 12 said that the priesthood was CHANGED and there was a necessary change of the law. But we know this did not happen until after Jesus died and did away with that old covenant of law. He brought in the new law of life in Christ Jesus. But this could not occur until after HE WAS RESURRECTED INTO ETERNAL LIFE.
So, in order to offer to God a perfect sacrifice, he had to be operating under that Levitical priesthood. They were the only ones who could do this and it had to be of the family of Aaron.
Here is solid proof that Jesus was not of the heavenly priesthood BEFORE HIS RESURRECTION:
17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
25 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.
See, it shows that under that old covenant of law, Levitical priesthood, nothing was ever made perfect or cleansed from sin. But under this new covenant and this new priesthood, we are brought into that perfection by the BLOOD OF THE PERFECT SACRIFICE, JESUS HIMSELF.
Verse 23 proves that Jesus was NOT of the heavenly priesthood BEFORE HIS RESURRECTION, for he DIED.
In this heavenly priesthood, no one dies. This is exactly why we must come to God, through Jesus Christ, into this new way; this new priesthood. Jesus NOW lives to intercede to God for us. He was not there before his resurrection. No one could come to God through this heavenly priesthood BEFORE Jesus rose and ascended to heaven.
But to try to come to God NOW, through that old law covenant is to deny this heavenly priesthood, that Jesus is now working for us. We must all come through this new priesthood, not that old Levitical priesthood.
Verse 25 proves that this priesthood work came after Jesus resurrected, for it said, he ever liveth to make intercession for us. This could not have been said before he died and rose again, to eternal life. So if you deny his earthly role as high priest, from the family of Aaron, you must also deny that he died on that cross to take away our sins.
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.
28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
Verse 27 shows what the perfect sacrifice was: it was Jesus himself. He offered up himself to God, for the sins of the people. His blood was the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins. In order to be able to offer up a sacrifice to God, for sins, BY GOD’S OWN LAW, JESUS HAD TO BE OF THE FAMILY OF AARON.
Verse 28 is speaking of the only begotten son of God, which came forth on the day of the resurrection of Jesus, Romans 1:4 and Acts 13. It is not speaking of Mary’s baby, Jesus. It said SINCE THE LAW. Jesus was made under the law. So if you cling to the lie that Mary had a baby god, who was already of the heavenly priesthood, then you must call all of this a lie.
8 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
Verse one shows that this high priest was set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, proving he was not this heavenly high priest until after his ascension into heaven.
It is solidly speaking here of this heavenly priest, Jesus Christ, AFTER HIS RESURRECTION; not before his death. He is a minister of the sanctuary that God pitched; not man. It is not speaking of the old priest hood here, that of Aaron. It is speaking of the heavenly priest hood that Jesus was called into, after his resurrection.
The rest of this chapter proves that Jesus gave us the new covenant, after his resurrection, by which we now have righteousness, our sins being remembered no more.
People of God, this did not happen before Jesus died on that cross and was resurrected into eternal life, in the image of the eternal God. If you try to place this before that, you must call all of this a lie, due to the fact that Jesus was a man, who died on the cross.
Chapter 9: 11 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;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause 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, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
See verse 14… Jesus offered himself to God to purge away our sins. This alone proves that Jesus was here, doing to office of the high priest, from Aaron’s family. He had waited, not entering into their animal sacrifices, but waiting until the right time for him to enter into that holy place, with his own blood, for our sins. But the fact is, HE DID THIS SACRIFICE ONE TIME, proving he was of the family of Aaron.
It had to come from his Mother, Mary, for Joseph was from the family of David. Mary is never identified as being from the family of David; Joseph is, for Joseph is the natural dad of Jesus, having been performed by a working of the Holy Ghost.
Jesus was not a God. He was a man. God declared that he is not a man, nor the son of man. So if you insist on holding to the lie that God became a man, you must call God a lie and deny the MAN, CHRIST JESUS, as our Lord and our God.
28 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.
Chapter 10: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Verse 12…. AFTER this MAN offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever, sat down on the right hand of God. By this one offering he hath PERFECTED for ever them that are sanctified.
So see, everyone is teaching lies, saying that we are still not perfected; not sanctified, thus denying this perfect offering of Jesus for our sins. They are denying that Jesus acted here, in the office of the earthly priest, from the family of Aaron.
He was not elevated to the heavenly priest hood until after his perfect offering for our sins, and then resurrected into HEAVENLY ETERNAL LIFE.
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
See that we now have an high priest over the house of God, who can purify us and bring us into the very presence of God. He is our high priest, for now he is of the unchangeable priesthood of Melchisidec.
See, from this message, that a 30 minute ‘sermon’ once or twice a week is NEVER GOING TO TEACH ANYONE THE TRUTH OF GOD. It is impossible. It takes bringing many scriptures together, as in this message, to prove such deep truths.
You who run to some ‘church’ to ‘pay’ some preacher to sell you some truth, are of the foolish virgins = trying to buy it and it is not for sale. Unless God is teaching YOU, PERSONALLY, YOU ARE NOT IN THE TRUTH nor the family of God.
You are dangerously running to BUY SOME OIL, instead of having it given to you by Jesus.
By: Jo Smith
Feb 7, 2015