Summary: To compare JESUS with other high priests, His differences from them, His uniqueness and His superiority.
Can JESUS be compared to other high priest and still excel?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To compare JESUS with other high priests, His differences from them, His uniqueness and His superiority.
Hebrews 7:27 (Amplified Bible)
7:27 He has no day by day necessity, as [do each of these other] high priests, to offer sacrifice first of all for his own [personal] sins and then for those of the people, because He [met all the requirements] once for all when He brought Himself [as a sacrifice] which He offered up.
I am saved once and for all because CHRIST is my Perfect Sacrifice and Great High Priest and I am His royal priesthood.
JESUS compared to other high priests
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. JESUS does not need to offer sacrifices day after day
"He has no day by day necessity, as [do each of these other] high priests, to offer sacrifice first of all for his own [personal] sins and then for those of the people,"
Hebrews 10:11 (Amplified Bible)
10:11 Furthermore, every [human] priest stands [at his altar of service] ministering daily, offering the same sacrifices over and over again, which never are able to strip [from every side of us] the sins [that envelop us] and take them away—
The day after day schedule of high priests as detailed:
Numbers 28:2-10 (Amplified Bible)
28:2 Command the Israelites, saying, My offering, My food for My offerings made by fire, My sweet and soothing odor you shall be careful to offer to Me at its proper time.
28:3 And you shall say to the people, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to the Lord: two male lambs a year old without spot or blemish, two day by day, for a continual burnt offering.
28:4 One lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other in the evening,
28:5 Also a tenth of an ephah of flour for a cereal offering, mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil.
28:6 It is a continual burnt offering which was ordained in Mount Sinai for a sweet and soothing odor, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
28:7 Its drink offering shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb; in the Holy Place you shall pour out a fermented drink offering to the Lord.
28:8 And the other lamb you shall offer in the evening; like the cereal offering of the morning and like its drink offering, you shall offer it, an offering made by fire, a sweet and soothing odor to the Lord.
28:9 And on the Sabbath day two male lambs a year old without spot or blemish, and two-tenths of an ephah of flour for a cereal offering, mixed with oil, and its drink offering.
28:10 This is the burnt offering of every Sabbath, besides the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.
Hebrews 5:3 (Amplified Bible)
5:3 And because of this he is obliged to offer sacrifice for his own sins, as well as for those of the people.
Hebrews 9:7 (Amplified Bible)
9:7 But into the second [division of the tabernacle] none but the high priest goes, and he only once a year, and never without taking a sacrifice of blood with him, which he offers for himself and for the errors and sins of ignorance and thoughtlessness which the people have committed.
Leviticus 16:6 (Amplified Bible)
16:6 And Aaron shall present the bull as the sin offering for himself and make atonement for himself and for his house [the other priests].
Leviticus 16:11 (Amplified Bible)
16:11 Aaron shall present the bull as the sin offering for his own sins and shall make atonement for himself and for his house [the other priests], and shall kill the bull as the sin offering for himself.
Because the sacrifice CHRIST offered is Perfect, and that is His blood and body on the cross, He needed to ceased from this activity and do it only once. He is Sinless Perfection so there's no need for Him to offer sacrifices first, for His own sins and then for the sins of the people. He dealt with it right away, He became sin for us, so that we can be the righteousness of GOD.