“In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.” - Hebrews 8:13 KJV
“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.”
Hebrews 7:27 KJV
I'm currently studying the book of Hebrews and little by little the Holy Spirit is revealing clearly things I need to see.
But first let me pray for you the reader that the Holy Spirit will lead you to understand.
"Father, I thank you for your Grace and Love, I thank you for sending your son to die on the cross so that our sins can be forgiven. I thank you for the gift of eternal life. I pray today that all who read this understand and that they will have a hunger to search the scriptures and to know your truth.
Thank you for your mercy and grace. In your name Amen
First lets go over the two verses I posted above..
We know that the children of Israel where appointed a priest through the lineage of Levi, they had to offer up daily sacrifices through the priest so their sins can be forgiven. Now this was the covenant that was made for them prior to Jesus death. Now that Jesus made the sacrifice on the cross there is no need for sacrifices, burnt offerings and the priest being a mediator. Thus that covenant "decayeth" and is now done away with.
With that being said we now know that asking a priest to intercede on our behalf or even the fact that there are still priests that carry on a good portion of what should be obsolete is in direct disregard to what the Bible teaches.
So now we know that Christ died for our sins and that we can go directly to Him whenever we need to, Isn't that wonderful?
I pray for you today that God will continue to reveal His truth to you. Just pray continually and search the scriptures daily.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15