Summary: 2 of 3. The writer to the Hebrews described what was available in Christ Jesus to the religiously comfortable. A higher plane is available to the religiously comfortable. But what heights are available? 7 Higher planes exist even for the Best of Bapti
For The BEST of BAPTISTS-II—Hebrews 7:1-10
The writer to the Hebrews described what was available in Christ Jesus to the religiously comfortable.
A higher plane is available to the religiously comfortable.
What heights are available to the religiously comfortable or the Best of Baptists?
7 Higher planes available to the Best of Baptists.
For the Best of Baptists, there is A Higher...
1. KING(:1a, 2)
4—For the Best of Baptists, there is...
A Higher INSULATION / BLOODLINE(:3)
Explanation:(:3)Justified by our priest
:3—“Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.”
This Melchizedek has no prior or further mention in Scripture aside from our passage here & in Gen. 14:18-20. He comes on the scene unannounced & unexpected & disappears into oblivion just as silently & surpisingly. His ministry is obviously meant to reveal important truths for a different time....our time.
For Melchizedek, there is no mention of paternal or maternal descent nor any genealogy. Thus he has “neither beginning of days” “nor end of life”. This is a basic concept directly applicable to Jesus intended to strengthen both the believer & the seeker aware of & accepting of the truth of Scripture.
Thereby, Melchizedek himself, in type, was “made like the Son of God”(Jesus). And like the Son of God Melchizedek “abides a priest perpetually”.
There is no other priest/mediator/bloodline who can possibly represent you before the one true God as trust in the blood of Jesus perpetually/without fail/eternally/forever!
“Without father”—apatwr—1) whose father is not recorded in the genealogies. Strong—Fatherless, i.e. Of unrecorded paternity:-- Without father. Used 1X.
Without mother”—amhtwr—1) Born without a mother; 2) Bereft of a mother; 3) Born of a base or unknown mother; 4) unmotherly, not worthy of the name of mother. Strong—Motherless, i.e. of unknown maternity:-- Without mother. Used 1X.
“Without genealogy”—agenealoghtov—1) one whose descent there is no record of, without genealogy. Strong—Unregistered as to birth:-- Without descent. This word is “coined by the author (found nowhere else) and meaning simply “devoid of any genealogy.”—RWP Used 1X.
“Made like”—afomoiow—to cause a model to pass off into an image or shape like it; To express itself in it, to copy; To produce a facsimile; To be made like, render similar.
“Son of God”—
“Abides”—menw—To reamin, abide.
“Perpetually”—dihnekhv—Continuously; Lit.—“Carry thru”.
Jn. 1:1-2, 12-13—“In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, & the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”....“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Col. 1:19—“For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fulness to dwell in Him,”