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Genesis this morning and that we're going to talk about this really fascinating an interesting character melchisedeck. We we ran into him two weeks ago when we were walking through Genesis and Abram found himself in this interesting situation where a bunch of Kings went to war and lost his relative got captured he and his family and so Abram went out with his little band of Warriors and rescued. Lots and his family and end the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah and the other cities that have been captured and when he returned something really interesting happened. Let's look at that text again this morning if you got your Bibles, it's going to be in Genesis chapter 14. It says minutes after his return from the defeat of Kato lamarand. The kings were with him. The king of Sodom went out to meet him at the valley of Shabad. That is the King's Valley and Melchizedek the king of Salem brought out Bread and Wine. He was Priest of God. Most high any blessed him and said Blessed Be Abram by God most high possessor of the heavens and earth. And blessed be God most high who is delivered your enemies into your hand and Abram gave him a tenth of everything. I'm the king of Sodom said to Abram give me the person's but take the goods for yourself. But Amber said to the king of Sodom. I've lifted my hands of the Lord God most high possessor of Heaven and Earth that I would not take a thread or a Sandal strap or anything. That is yours lest. You should say I have made Abram rich. I will take nothing. But that young men have eaten in the share of the men who went with me. Let Anna and Elsa limandri have their share. An interesting scenario and it makes me think of an iceberg. I've always loved Iceberg. I don't like the cold. I don't want to live anywhere with an iceberg. But I like to watch them on TV. I love the concept of an iceberg because what you see is only a small part of what's really there that simple concept I think is so important and it's and it's something that I think we need to be reminded up over and over again because it's easy. It's easy to become. 2 confidence in our own perception of reality it's easy to think that what we see is all there is Sometimes we're so overwhelmed. But I think in the season we're in now is a is a community in a culture in the country and really across the globe right now. We're being overwhelmed and intimidated by Bike by strange and new and different information is easy to get caught up in it. I think in times like this we need to be reminded that what we see is only a small part of what's actually there. True when we watch the news, it's true and we try to evaluate what's going on. Church, it's true. When we read the word of God in the scripture. This is an interesting text because I don't know where comes this guy milk. Either that this is the only time he's mentioned in the Book of Genesis. And he's only mentioned one of their time in the in the Old Testament the Hebrew scriptures, then it gets picked up and all of those this morning because this is a fascinating glimpse into the wisdom and the long-range plan of God's grace.

No key detected and it's interesting. He's placed into this text. Really as a foil to the king of Sodom if you remove the two verses that talk about me Melchizedek in this text. The text makes complete sense. It just works. He come back. There's the king of Sodom the king of Salem. No keys attack had nothing to do with this battle. He's just inserted into this text. Just just placed there in any any place there as a foil the king of Sodom comes out and says give me back. What's mine.

no key select the king of Salem comes out and gives Bread and Wine refreshment offers a blessing Sodom stands as a type of the epitome of evil and human arrogance sinfulness and Brokenness. On the other hand melt cheese that comes out as a priest of God most high.

And this is where it gets interesting because we've been walking through Genesis. We've come out of this this the Judgment of the flood and then the growth of evil again and the Tower of Babel and separation of peoples and the disinheriting of the Nations and the nations are spread out and they're put under the authority of the Divine Council and they're worshipping other gods. They're moving far away and gets here. Is this person meltys attack?

Who is a priest of God most high key? Recognizes that Abram belongs to God most high but abrahamism now in a covenant relationship with God most high he acknowledges with Abram and God are together and he acknowledges that God is the one that gave Abram the victory.

And then Abraham offers Kim. hands of the plunder it did nothing to do with this and yet he comes out because he is a priest of God most high. Abram offers Kim an offer

what's a what's what's going on with this guy milky today? now it's a rabbit hole. All right, we start going down looking at who knelt. She's with that guy was looking at what people have thought there are hundreds of different ideas of who he is and what he was. some think that he was a pre incarnate Jesus Christ others think it was the Archangel Michael was a Divine being other so much confusion about this guy and I wish I could make it easy for you that it's not easy the confusion starts right in his name right in his name combination of two Hebrew words milk and the death ping righteousness on the surface look at and say all that's what his name means king of righteousness except for grammar. Grammar doesn't allow you to do that.

There's or there's a lot of options about his name.

Could be a title right in other words wasn't the name. He was given by his mama when he was born, or I could just be an honorific title of a king. That might be an option it could be and it's most likely though. A name that was given to him by his mama, but it says the eristic name is the name that includes the name of a god. Because this is where it gets interesting and walk with me here. Just trust me this is worth it. Okay.

the DAC means righteousness in the Hebrew language. It's also the name of a Canaanite deity.

What Nikita that's probably his name probably mean is. My king is the death. He's a pain tonight. He lives in the land of Canaan. He worships a deity called the deck righteousness, but he's also identified in the text as a priest of the Lord most high. How does that work? I don't think it's that complicated. Some of us go by many different names. Sometimes it's just function your dad your pop up your Grammy.

Your jerk face, whatever, you know, whatever it is that people call you when we understand that different names depending on different categories, but sometimes it gets complex know if you walk into a scenario with the group of people that have names for each other and you don't know the stories to those names and you don't you don't know the names that can get very confusing very quickly. But if you're a part of it, it makes a lot of sense. Book for us when we read back into the Old Testament. We're trying to step back into the ancient near Eastern cultures that are very different. They've got inside jokes. They've got the got language and terminology that we just don't understand so it can be very confusing. They often call Things by different names.

I wish I could take the time this morning to walk you through how the Old Testament deals with this reality because we see it over and over again. There are there different ways that God is described. But as the story progresses as the Old Testament is written as the nation grows it begins to become codify. So where has one named may be used here and another day maybe used here, especially under the davidic Kingdom at the nation came together. Those other names are just placed or corporated and Yahweh is the name that is going to be used but that doesn't mean that there weren't other times other people's that worships and recognized the god of Abraham Isaac and Jacob by another name.

Who is not a descendant of Abram, right? Not not related to Abram at all. And in fact in many ways in this text is demonstrated to be superior to Abram. because Abram offers Tim the Thai this is a this is a non Israelite man. Who knows and worships the true creator of all?

What we have here.

What we have here is Melchizedek functioning.

at the Imago Dei the image of got this this is T and Central to what we've seen throughout our study of Genesis. Jobs in Pence has always been to partner with his imagers meant I'm on the earth from the beginning. So when he created when he makes even see places Adam and Eve in the garden to be his imagers. They are to be Kings and Priests and Prophets. That's who they are to be. That's how God wants it to function.

Then function well that way for very long. Adam and Eve rather than wanting to be God's came and God's priests and God's Prophet. They wanted to go their own way have their own kingdom. serve themselves And so they remove. And we keep going on and we keep looking for who's going to be. betru Imager who's going to be the king and the priest and the prophet that God wants to partner with how is mankind going to be restored to the keep looking for? We get glimpses, but they keep failing over and over and over again me right when the game. Is it going to be chained or able to be there with the children know? We got a little bit farther. Is it going to be going to be Noah, he was a righteous dude. Everyone else was wicked beyond belief, but no is righteous. Is it going to be him? No? Waiting for looking for longing for where is the imager? Where is the one? Who is King and priest and Prophet? Where is the one? Who is the Imager?

And Abram is called by God. And God is going to make him into a nation and through him all of the nations are going to be blessed. This this is the way that God is going to bring that one. But in the midst of this even meets his kind of piece of that. Who this is what we know about him. He's the king of Salem. What you pulled on the back and we'll talk about on a second. And he's the priest of God most high. No keys today. And the functions of the prophet in the text. This is what we know about it. He's King priest prophet. He functions as a type of the imager the image of God. That mankind was created to be.

And then Abram goes on we're going to keep walking through Genesis or never going to hear about Makita deck again.

until we get the song 110 Psalm of David David the poet David The Warrior David was a man after God's Own Heart David a radical Center. And a radical lover of God.

David Chang but David's not a priest. because now we've moved far away from Genesis now, the descendants of Abraham have grown into a nation now Moses has led them out of Exodus now, the law has been given And in that lot and we're going to we're going to look at that here in a second a division happened.

Whereas in Eden Adam was prophet priest and King. We're at the heart of God was to have all of that together in one.

because of the lack of faith those rolls have been separated. So now there's King and there's priests and there's profit. But that was not the heart in the intent of God, and that was not.

What the promised seed the promised Messiah would be? the song 110 David describes a vision and a conversation that he has with got it's one of the most quoted verses in the New Testament.

The Lord God said to my Lord know who's David. This is why because David is going to God said to my Lord. So there's somebody higher than David David the king but he recognizes that there's somebody who is higher than him who's not quite yet raining. He's raining but he's not quite yet raining. The Lord said to my Lord sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool. So you haven't been seated yet this pain in my right hand and I'll make your enemies your footstool the Lord sends forth from Zion.

The Lord sends forth from Zion. Where is Zion? It's a mountain. It's also another way of referring to Jerusalem. Which is Salem, which is where Melchizedek was the king. Connections here. You see the tip of the iceberg. There's more under the water and what you see on top. Floor Sims 4 from Zion. You're mighty scepter rule in the midst of your enemies. David is receiving. This Vision that God is going to raise up someone greater than David. David the king but the King of Kings is coming. They God's going to see you. That's right hand. He's going to make his enemies a footstool. He's going to send him forth from Zion. the rule in the midst of his enemies

He says your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power and holy garments from the womb of the morning to do if your youth will be yours. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind. You are a priest Forever After the order of Melchizedek.

I love I love it when God throws a curveball.

And it's an important one. Because here's here's what we got. We got a problem. What the world needs is a messiah. Who's not only King? the priest and prophet Now in order to be king you got to be a descendant of David. In order to be a priest you got to be a descendant of Aaron.

Jesus was a descendant of David but not a descendant of Aaron. Which means Jesus?

Genealogical e was qualified to be king. But disqualified from being on a Raonic priest not ironic ironic. Can do it. Wouldn't be allowed in couldn't go into the holy of holies couldn't offer the sacrifices Jesus because he's not a descendants. He's a descendant of David. He can be king, but he can't be priests.

You can't be a priest like Aaron because Aaron's priesthood is genealogical. Aaron's priesthood is determined by who your daddy and Granddaddy and great great. Great. Great grand Pappy was And you don't trace it back to Aaron. You can't be a priest. Bucknell Keys attack Nazis attack was a priest by Karen. He was a priest long before Aaron was born.

Good morning to you the king praise. He was exactly what Adam was created to be and what the Messiah needed to be. Jesus we're going to get the Jesus here. He Brews just a minute, but he is also a priest when they can offer a sacrifice mediate one that can intercede one that can make an offering. He's not a priest. like Aaron But he is a priest like no keys attack. This is this beautiful to me. You're a priest Forever After the order of Melchizedek. The Lord is at your right hand Hill shattered Kings on the day of his wrath Alaska to judgment among the Nations filling them with Quartz Hill shattered Chiefs Over The Wider. You will drink from the brook by the way. Therefore he will lift up kids head.

We need a king priest prophet.

For the lack of faith made that difficult Moses. I love Moses. What ride that guy hat? I mean, what a what a life you hadn't. And Moses was a man of faith. and Moses was a man of unfaith radically, so How many of you have often thought man? I wish I could I wish I could see a burning bush and have a conversation with God and the burning bush like if I could see the angel of the Lord if I could have a conversation I'd be so strong in my faith. Like I just need to be on IV like be like Donkey Kong game on I'm going Here's the problem with that the guy that actually had the burning bush had a whole bunch of trouble actually trusting the guy that spoke to him from the burning bush.

Let's look at it Exodus chapter 4. I've got it said to Moses you're going to go. Are you going to be my you're going to be my guy you're going to go to Pharaoh. You going to go to people and you're going to speak so Moses said to the Lord.

the past or since you Smoke in your servant. I'm slow of speech and of tongue.

God has showed up in a burning bush to take off your sandals the ground you're on is fully. He had an encounter and experience with God that nobody had before send.

It comes out of it. Not with anticipation and excitement and great faith that is going to go out and do it comes out as soon as I know you asked me to do this. I think you're making a mistake. I'm not the guy. I can't do it. He says the Lord said to him. Who made man's mouth? Make some mute or deaf or seen or blind is it not I the Lord.

Moses is lack of faith was not in himself.

I got 20, that's the argument. I'm not good with words. I've Never Been Good With Words. I'm not good, but that's not his real problem.

fill out a doubt in our ability to do what God asks us to do is not a doubt in our abilities without in the God who act you're not that good with words. Did I not make the mouse?

If you don't hear God's like kind of sarcasm in this text, you're not you're not listening. I not make the mouth. Do I not make some people music and some people speak to you really think I can't do this.

Do not I the Lord. Now therefore go and I will be your mouth and teach you what you should speak.

we like Moses got spanked a little by God. He got review. God said I'll take care of it. So what are we spect Moses be like

But he said oh Lord, please send someone else.

Please send someone out. God is calling Moses. The stand is that immature to go in and leave. And he doesn't want to do.

for the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said is there not Aaron your brother the Levi?

I know that he can speak. Well, of course it is he made him. Because he's coming out to meet you and when he sees you he will be glad in his heart you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth and I will be with your mouth and his mouth and will teach you both what to do. And that's the confusing statement. Say that 10 times.

You shall speak for you to the people and he shall be your mouth and you shall be as God to him.

I'm taking your hand the staff with what you should do besides now.

I don't know any other way to read this text in the ensuing story. Then to see the creation of the aaronic priesthood as a concession by God to the lack of faith by Moses.

I think it's pretty clear that God's original plan was for Moses to go. and and B like Adam Prophet priest and King

The Moses didn't have the face that I later in his life. He probably would have the right there. He didn't. And because of his refusal because of his lack of faith because of his truck. Allow and Lisa got to do this over and over again allowing for our weaknesses. God allows Aaron's come in and Eren becomes. The right Hammond are you keep reading that story fascinating? You think you think it should get better right there. It doesn't. Tell them God give them by himself and God. Comes to kill him move on to somebody else. fun story they finally get back together. Moses and Aaron go we see it over and over again. It's Moses that was called to lie, but now it's Moses and Aaron to go and we always see, you know, the movies. It's always Moses throwing down the staff and stuff. But if you actually read the text most of the time, it's Aaron doing the sign.

What that does is it create the bifurcation the separation? Kings leaders political the priest the leaders spiritual they're separated.

That's a problem for us. If we want Jesus to be our Messiah. It's not only our King. But also are pretty. And that's where the writer of Hebrews. Exposes for us a little bit about iceberg underneath the water and drop these connections for so let's go there.

I'm going to pick up in Hebrews chapter 6 on my pickup and verse 13. Hard to find a place to start cuz it's this long beautiful intricate arguing. Cuz it's for when God made a promise to Abraham since he had no one Greater by whom to swear. He swore by himself. Swore by himself saying surely I will bless you and multiply you and us Abraham having patiently waited obtained the promise. Four people swear by something greater than themselves and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So he's beginning to set up his argument when somebody swears the something with somebody on her something they make an oath and make it to something greater than themselves. So that was Abraham's experience. God had nobody to swear by greater than

So when God desired to show more convincingly to The Heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose. He guaranteed it with an hour later after the covenant made the Abraham God comes and makes an oath. Thank you for asking. Let's keep ripping. So that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie. We who have fled for Refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the Hope set before not only the Covenant promise to Abraham that through him all the nations will be blessed but to announce that God made.

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the Soul a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain. So we not only have a tingly hopefully got a Priestly ho we need somebody we can go into the inner place. We need somebody that's not afraid to go into the curtain into the holy of holies and be with God face-to-face Wheatley.

Where Jesus has gone? As a forerunner on our behalf having become a high priest Forever After the order of milk teeth.

Jesus is a priest not like Aaron but like no keep it at

for this Melchizedek king of Salem. Priest of the most high God met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the Kings and blessed him. Now. The author of Hebrews is going to walk us through Genesis 14 again. Doolittle interpretation it it's an interesting. Study to see how the people in the New Testament. Second temple Judaism we're reading and interpreting Genesis. And they were reading it and interpreting it people logically. There was looking and seeing Heights. Shadows of what was to come? Just use the king of Salem Priests of the most high God Medi Abraham and blessed him and to him Abraham a portion a tenth part of everything. He is first by translation of the name king of righteousness again, he's not translating it. Literally, he's finding typology here. Here's his name meaning of righteousness. Where's the king up? He's the king of Salem. What does Salem mean? It means peace. He's the king of righteousness. He's the king of peace.

He's without father or mother or genealogy having neither beginning of days nor end of life. But resembling the Son of God, he continues a priest Forever This is where people sometimes get weird and say well you didn't have a mom or dad and have beginning. That's not what the writer saying. He's interpreting Genesis 4 in the Genesis story. Does he come with a genealogy know he just shows up he shows up as the king of the high priest of God. He makes his Blessing and gives his food and bread and wine. He received the offering and I disappear. The writer of Hebrews is like ya noticed. He's not a priest because of who his daddy was or his granddaddy. Not a priest by genealogy. That about where he came from either priest by what by God's choice.

My dog's choice. He's a priest and King.

So not since Jesus.

He resembles the Son of God. He continues a priest forever and the priesthood of milk.

Doesn't have an ending. Because it is a priesthood that's been determined by God's choice.

And that's the priesthood the Jesus steps it. See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoil.

Those descendants of Levi who received the Priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people that is from their brothers though. These also are descendants from Abraham. But this man who does not have his descent from them received pies from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. That's just the way blessings worked in the ancient near East. You didn't have the inferior bless the superior the superior bless the inferior. So the fact that melchisedec blessed Abram tells you something about the relative hierarchy. Abram who is

the man who believes in God and was credit him. That's righteous Abraham, who is the father of the Israelite people Abraham, who is the one who's seed will bring about the Redemption of all things submits to the superior milky today.

In the one case ties are received by mortal man, but in the other Case by one of whom it has testified that he lives one might even say that Levi himself who receives tithes paid these ties through Abram for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when melchisedeck met him. This is his argument.

Again, you're writing in a time where the aaronic priesthood is everything. It's the only priesthood. But anybody is respecting. And so the argument that is being made that Jesus is the Messiah that Jesus is the imager that Jesus is the prophet priest and King. To the Jews has a huge problem because he's not a descendant of Abram of Aaron. He cannot be a priest. And the writer of Hebrews is dismantling this Jewish objection to the to the the effective nature of Jesus as a priest cuz he's not a priest like Aaron. He's a better priest than Aaron and his argument is this actually paid tithes to Melchizedek because even though Aaron wasn't born he was still in the loins of Abram. Interesting way of looking at it.

Superior priesthood

Now he's Perfection had been attainable through the levitical priesthood. For under the people receive the law what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek rather than one named after the order of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood there is necessarily A change in the law as well. For the one of whom these things are spoken belong to another tribe from which no one has ever served at the altar for it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about tree. In other words according to the levitical priesthood law, it was illegal. And therefore a sin for Jesus to serve as a priest. If you try to serve as a priest of Aaron.

But he's not. this becomes even more evident when another priest arises in the likeness of milk is a deck who has become a priest not on the basis of a legal requirement concerning bodily is sent but by the power of an indestructible life For it is witness of him. You are a priest Forever After. The order of Melchizedek is a quote directly from Psalm 110. In other words the vision the David hadn't Psalm 110. The Lord said to my Lord that Lord was Jesus. And the one that Jesus said you're going to be a priest forever in your court of that was Jesus. So Jesus is the descendant of David. He is the king and Jesus is a priest in the order of Milky today.

Turn on the one hand. The former commandment is set aside because of his weakness and uselessness for the law made nothing. Perfect. But on the other hand a better hope is introduced through which we draw near to God. Is not without a no for those who formerly became priests were made such without a note. Those priests in Iran. You're born a descendant of Aaron. You're pretty.

But this one was made a priest with a nose by the one who said to him. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind. You are a priest forever. Jesus priesthood is guaranteed by an oath of God himself.

This makes Jesus. the guarantor of a better Covenant

former priests were many in number because they were prevented by Death from continuing in office.

I love how he's interpreting Genesis, right? So in Genesis, we don't know anything about no keys in next birth, and we don't know anything about his death. Here's what we can assume. He was born and he died. But the author of Hebrews because the text doesn't say that she picks up on that and says that that serves as a type of Jesus right? He's going to be a priest with neither beginning nor end.

former priests Romanian number because they were prevented by Death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently because he continues forever consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost. Those who draw near to God through him since he always lives. to make intercession them that's one of the sweetest verses in all the scriptures to me. He is able to save to the uttermost doesn't matter how bad it is doesn't matter how broken you are no matter what a mess you've made or what a mess has been made of you. He Is able to save to the uttermost? Not some not a few not the special not a certain type of people all who draw near to God through him. Disable safe sweetheart are most often. Do I need to go through him since he always lived? Jesus did. I just couldn't hold him he rose again. And he's never going to taste death. Again. He defeated that he always lives he always lived he will not stop living and she always lives to do something what to make intercession for them. What Jesus doing right now? Some people on a misinterpretation of John 14 think he's gone back to carpentry right? Thank you build in heaven for us. Jesus taking his feet at the right hand of God.

He's making his enemies his footstool.

And he's offering intercession as the great high priest for those who entrust themselves to God. What is Jesus doing right now? He's praying for you. He's pleading for you. He's interceding for you. That that that foolish stupid sinful thing you did. You said that you've been hiding that you've been struggling with Jesus sees it and he knows it and he's bringing it before the father. Any sane my blood My Sacrifice stands for that. He always blames to interest expense the aaronic priesthood. You can once a year one of them could go in the holy of holies. They had to tie a rope with a bell on it in case drop dead in the holy of holies. They could drag his corpse out with Jesus will live forever in the holy of holies as the great high priest making intercession for all who come to God through him.

Iceberg is deep in the iceberg is bad. What a priest. Jesus is. like no other priest before

doesn't have to continually offer sacrifices.

Send it got to offer another sacrifice Oaks in. Got off another sacrifice. Give me other sheep. Give me other goat. Give me another Bowl. Give me another bird giving it more grain. Give me this now. Jesus sacrifice is a once for all.

once for all now he lives to intercede for us. But I know there's times in our lives where it feels like God is distant Like Heaven is closed like God doesn't hear or God is rejecting us or God. But in those moments are the moments we have to fight the fight of faith and be reminded know we have a king in Jesus who is descended. We have a priest in Jesus. After the order of Melchizedek, and he lives forever and he lives to intercede. We're Never Alone


it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest. Holy.


Erin Wright, so Erin God allows to be priest. And what's the first thing that Aaron does as a priest have to get out of Egypt Moses goes up to receive the Ten Commandments. He's functioning as prophet and King and Aaron led by the people make the golden calf so that they can worship that and not.

beginning the aaronic priesthood what's polluting they needed to offer sacrifices? They were just as broken as the ones that they were interceding for, but not not us. No our priest. Our priest was innocent, holy unstained separated from Spinners and exalted above the heaven.

if no need if no need like those High priests offer sacrifices daily first for his own sins. And then for those are the people since he did this once for all. When he offered himself, nobody saw this coming a priest or the priest who offers sacrifices. Our priest is that only a priest that offer sacrifice he sacrifices offered. He offers himself. the Spotless Lamb of God Who takes away the sins? of the world

for the law points men in their weakness as high priest. But the word of the oath which came later than a law appoints a son.

within made perfect forever

I am admittedly a theological Nerf. I love this stuff, and I love it. I love it because it's useful. This is not an exercise and just weird genealogy and connecting it. This is important because it reminds us God has a plan. And it's bigger. Then our site and it's bigger than our life. Sometimes God's plan takes generations to be revealed and unfold and be understood and so this is a wonderful reminder. Of the the wisdom and sovereignty and power of God who is laying out a road and a Plan of Redemption and and yes, it came through Jesus, but it started long before Jesus came.

So when we read Genesis if we come across this strange character of Melchizedek, this is God dropping a breadcrumb god revealing a tip of an iceberg. Is it strange enough that you're supposed to go home? I wonder what that's about.

And the people Abrams time didn't know. People in Moses's time didn't know David Gets another little glimpse of the iceberg. Oh, yeah, David your king. But the Lord your lord was going to come from you is also going to be a priest just like that priest way back there. so when Jesus come and lives a sinless life of faithfulness and obedience to God. And then offers himself as a sacrifice that was always a plan of Me John the Baptist recognized it. It was John when he saw Jesus said Behold the Lamb of God. This was the plan. He was not only to be the priests used to be the sacrifice and it's a sacrifice unlike the other sacrifices in his once and for all there is no

So when I read about milky for that, I get excited about Jesus, and I hope you do. Because we serve an awesome God.

awesome, God Who is giving us a beautiful savior? Who is worthy to lead us as king? He's able to speak to us as profit. And is able to intercede for us as our great high priest.

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