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October 11, 2021 8:00 am
The time of opening God's word together to talk about typing Jesus. What is that mean let's find out together. This is The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton. Let's open God's word to Hebrews chapter 7 and stay connected online as well. Tewonline.org, G.tewonline.org.org turn with me to the letter to the Hebrews in chapter 7 is very important that you get your Bibles and turn they with me this morning while your Bibles are open to Hebrews chapter 7.
I do want to say a few things to you. First of all, I have entitled my message to you this morning typing Jesus. What immediately comes to mind is what I am so poor at doing myself some of you immediately think about typing on a computer that's not what this message is all about. In biblical studies. A very important part of biblical studies is what is known as typology and in order for you to just simply understand where we going to be going this morning. I want you to know that everything in the Old Testament points forward to the Lord Jesus Christ and through his impending death upon the cross. Everything in the New Testament from the death of Jesus points back to the death and sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross side.
Someone was to say to you, what is the Bible about the Bible is all about the Lord Jesus Christ. Everything in the word of God from Genesis through the Revelation and what is interesting and what is very significant for us is that we discover that in the Old Testament that God raised up, many people and allowed many circumstances and events to happen that put types of Christ's, you know, sometimes we use the phrase I'm on quieter at the moment.
I know I'm hearing in body and in spirit this morning, we gonna be going all the way to San Antonio, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Houston, Texas, mobile, and so on. This coming week. You know, as I sit there and I watch our young people sing. I see your sons and daughters.
I don't know whether this is good or bad news but I look at many of your sons and daughters and I say goodness me. Is she just not blacker mother goodness me. If that's not her daddy.
I don't know I'm talking mannerisms and characteristics in the way they eat in the way they control the fund may have been that wonderful spirit. There is a sense in which what God does for us in the Old Testament is, he has raised up people and events that point us that through these people and events.
The Jewish people were writable to come to a better understanding of who Jesus Christ is. You see, my friends, we must understand that that Hebrews was written primarily to a Jewish people, many of whom had recently become Christians but they had grown up in their religious tradition. God by his spirit caring related to the Hebrews takes a man by the name of Melchizedek, who is a type of Christ who lived thousands of years before Jesus came and in Hebrews chapter 7 God uses the life and times of Melchizedek, Jesus Christ.
If Melchizedek was the type of Christ Jesus is the anti-anti-type in the New Testament is the real thing. He's the corresponding real thing the one to whom the type pointed the example all second thing I want to remind you about is a group of people called the Levites.
Now the Levites were an interesting group. They were the priestly tribe.
How many tribes were there in Israel. 12 tribes run one of those tribes were the tribe of Levi. Now this is not what you get the Levi jeans from they were the Levites and the Levites were very interesting group of people I want to tell you just briefly for five things about the Levites number one it was from the Levites that the priests of Israel came. That's where they came from. You could only be a priest if you were a Levite, not Motorola Levites were priest, but all Levites, even those that were not selected as priest served in the temple for and with the priests you have to be Levites to be a priest you have to have a genealogy you have to have an ancestral record number two all the Levites have to subject themselves to the king, but they themselves could not become king.folks the Levites could become priests that have to serve the king but they themselves could never be king. We going to find that vouchers a day was a king. I'm going to explain that there's 1/3 thing I want to know about the Levites they have to repeatedly offer sacrifices. I wonder how many times I have assumed this past week sins of omission and sins of commission sins that I know about things that I don't know about that you know that according to the law of the Old Testament, the priest To offer sacrifice for every single sin, one at a time repeatedly over and over and over and over again. That's why people who believe in priests. They have to go to their priest on a regular basis. They have to ask for forgiveness they have to be administered lost rights when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 intake in California. The single most important thing for Bobby Kennedy was not what he said his lost words of political stipend awarding Tony's life. The single most important thing was that you place the crucifix any's hand and that you got a priest to him to administer lost rights of folks we've got to understand something here Jesus Christ has saved us free.) Amen and Melchizedek is the one officer whose old we find Jesus Christ. Melchizedek is the of the empty time who is Jesus Christ tell you something else about the Levites. They served according to their birth but had a genealogy made one final point that is rather interesting. If you going to the book of Numbers in chapter 8. You can read about it.
Levites served for a definitive period of time they served from the age of 25 to the age of 50. I was a bad plan. You know that when Levites turned 50, I went fishing. They retired there were no options as far as the Levites were concerned, and one of the phrases that we going to discover in the word of God.
In fact, time without number.
We are going to discover the phrase off to the order vouchers a day forever. All right, they may redistribute Hebrews chapter 7 God said a lot of folks but it's important. This is an important passage.
This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of the God most high demand. Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings in place to and Abraham gave him 1/10 of everything. First, his name means king of righteousness they and also King of Salem means king of peace without father or mother without genealogy, without beginning of days end-of-life lack the son of God, by the way some people have said he is Jesus the way, cannot happen. The word here is the word made, which is the word that we derive our word created Jesus Christ was never created folks. He is vouchers addict was created by the way, there's a similarly vague Jesus Christ was like no other.
There is no other two, paid Jesus Christ with and so it says that he was like the son of God, and he remains a priest forever. Just think how great the walls even the patriarch Abraham gave him 1/10 of the pond. Now the law requires the descendents of Levi to become priests to collect obtained from the people. That is, they brothers even though their brothers on the sand and from Abraham. This man, however, did not trace. He's the same from Levi yet collected obtained from Abraham and blessed him, and had the promises and without adopt unless a person is blessed by the greater jazz Abraham, the father of many nations who is comes into contact with vouchers addict. He gives him 1/10 time and he gives them the base, not the loss to give them the first of all that he had. Why did Abraham do that because he believed that God gave to him.
Everything so I gave to God, 1/10 of everything that he had what was the result of the, the king of Salem I'm gonna talk about him blessed Abraham. The Bible, they say, is that the Lassa blast, the greater the greater blast the lesson. There was an interactive list. Now, what happens when we give to God. Why do we give to God because he's blessed us what is Jesus do for us when we tried when we give our offerings. He blesses us all right. Look at that verse again verse seven without adopt unless a person is blessed by the great you want to be blessed by God. It's right there in the one case, the 10th is collected by men who die, but in the other case by him is decayed to be living.
One might say that Levi collects the tank play the team through Abraham because when Melchizedek met Abraham Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.
All right, let's read on verse 11. If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood on the basis of the law was given to the people. Why was there still need for another priest to come one in the order vouchers addict and not in the order of Aaron, the Aaronic priesthood.
That was the root of the tribe of Levi for when there is a change of the priesthood.
They must also be a change in the law. Jesus Christ came to fulfill the low key, all of whom these things are said belong to a different tribe and no one from their tribe is able served at the altar, for it is clear that our Lord the same from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priest and what we have said is even more clear if another priest like vouchers addict appears one who is become a priest, not on the basis of a regulation is threes ancestry, but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life for it is declared. You are a priest for ever in the older vouchers addict. The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless for the Lord made nothing perfect and a bit of hope is introduced by which we draw near to God and it was not without another.
Others became priest without any others, but he became priest with an oath when God said to him, the Lord has sworn and will not change his mind. The alterable guard. You see, you are a priest forever.
Because of this oath, Jesus Christ has become the guarantee of a better covenant not there have been many of those priests since death prevented them from continuing in office they priesthood came to an end, but because Jesus Christ lives forever.
He has what a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them such a high priest meets our need one who is holy and blameless, pure sense apart from sinners and exalted above the heavens. Unlike other priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day off today, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins that Jesus Christ once and for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the oath, which came off to the Lord appointed the son, who has been made perfect forever.
What about this priest many tell you couple of things about the priest of the Old Testament number one.
He was a man appointed by God.
He had to interpret the law. That's what he had to do. He was a man appointed by God. Number two. He had to interpret the law of God number 3D have to forgive one sitting at a time. I tell you that just makes me tired. Thinking about you have to forgive one listen at a time. There was this man appointed by God. This man who interpreted the Lord for me. For people like me.
This man who had to forgive one listen at a time. Number four.
He hacked off of offer sacrifices over and over and over again number five. He had to retire at the age of 50. He had a term limit. He couldn't even serve Congress.
He had to retire. According to numbers chapter 8 and number six, the priest of the Old Testament have to serve only adult and I now folks I want you to listen to this. The name God is unpronounceable. You see, the Jews had a real problem. They couldn't pronounce the name of God so they gave him the name Yahweh or yes quick in the Hebrew text. There was a problem here because God's name had no vowels. Folks listen to me this is this is important. You could not pronounce the name of God. So what name was he given the name and 09. What is the name ad does not mean it means the Lord God and 09 is the covenant God.
Now listen to this.
The Old Testament priest from the tribe of Levi was appointed only to serve the Lord God, the God of competent because the problem I met Jane try.
Thank you very much.
What about three here comes Jesus Christ.
What happens when Jesus died upon the cross, he sent us free. Paul made an announcement. He said there is no longer Jews and Gentiles. There are no longer man and women. There are no longer free men and slaves. We are all in Christ Jesus.)
They may know this will indeed one in Christ to forgive the eruption we back with the rest of today's message in just a moment the Dr. Don Wilton remind you about this call for courage book. It's available on our website right now ITW online.org now more than ever, standing up for what we believe it is critical as we are just striving to be the men and women of God.
God calls us to be like and discover more on our firstname.lastname@example.org back today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton see my friends. That's why this whole series is entitled the superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now the Jewish people couldn't understand these things that had grown up in this tradition. If I can say this, they were the chosen ones of God.
They had a very selfish religion and I'm day to tell you that the Jews of the New Testament. They were all glad that somebody like Peter would have the audacity to go to eat pork chops and bacon with those Jane files down the road and there were many times that Peter was court preaching to the Gentiles, and the Jews would catching running and sneaking out the back window.
In the book of Galatians, wiping grease off these children. They could not understand that he would associate with the Jamestown nation.
God says to us. Praise be to God in Christ Jesus.
He is safe. Old people free vouchers addict. Well, who was vouchers addict. How does he fit into this picture wise see if type of Jesus, then, to give you a number of reasons taken from the state number one vouchers addict. The Bible says in verse one was a priest of the God most high.
You see that in verse one.
Interested to know that that is not ad owned by the Lord God who is the God of covenant. He is the God most high L daily all what is Al Lyons who is the God most high. Why was Melcher Zdenek, as opposed to the Levi priest, why was he a priest of the God most high. Because the God that he serve was God of Abraham, Amanda the God that he said was God above all nations and distinctions. He was the God above, both Jews and Gentiles. He was the God of the universe. The book of Genesis 1 we read today that we worship the Lord God most high, which is icon pollination and tell Lyons the God of conflict and the universe brought together. He is one God. Worship one God and he now so there is 15101 baptism is not divided as well.
Here's the God and father Lord Jesus Christ.
Here's a jealous God. He is a righteous God who brings God teaches us here little of the Jewish people would come to know Christ boggles the mind. He was speaking their language. God was trying to teach them through the Holy Spirit. The significance of the superiority of the sovereign through this man. Melcher is a Dick who was he well he just was in the priest that served only Adam, I he was a priest over the God who was most high God of the universe, who is also the God of covenant number two. It was a royal priesthood. It was a royal priest.
I wish I had time to get into some of these verses you going to Zechariah chapter 6 and verse 13. The psalmist talks about it. In Psalm 110. In verse one, in full, and right here in this passage. Bible says you're very clear. You can read it for yourself first. These name means King of righteousness, but then also his name means King of Salem be interested to know something about that. Where is Salem if he was king of Salem. Salem finds its root word from the Hebrew word shalom, anyone want to tell me what shalom means peace. All right where is the city of peace. I'll tell you where it is. It's called yeah room shalom will yeah room Saarland yeah room shalom the city of peace. The city of God. Why the city of God, because righteousness and peace have kissed together because Jesus Christ is the Prince of peace. Now watch Melcher visited thousands of years before the Israelites took control over the city of God, the Bible makes an announcement in God by his spirit uses this to illustrate the superiority of the son vouchers addict was a priest who was a royal priest of Christ Jesus Christ the royal one, the King of Kings Savior and Lord is Jesus. He is both perfect priest and he is perfect to all blended into one that's vouchers addict. You now understand who Jesus Christ is number one vouchers addict was a priest of the most high God number two. He was a royal priest number three. He was a righteous and peaceful priest. The Bible here tells us in this passage, he was a righteous and a peaceful preach priest you can go to Romans five in verse one. One of my favorite passages is in Isaiah chapter 32 in verse 17 or going to Psalm 85 in verse 10.
No wonder the Bible says that righteousness and peace have kissed together.
Mankind has a longing in his heart. It is twofold. Number one. He longs to be right before God, and number two he longs to have peace with God. The question is this.
How does man become right before God Bible says there are two ways in which you do that number one by reprinting a person number two by expressing your faith and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ upon the cross. I guess what happens when you repent of your sin and by faith you trust Jesus Christ God in Christ Jesus gives you and wants to you his righteousness, that is God's imputed righteousness. He closed you in his righteousness, and the moment he closed you in his righteousness. The second longing is fulfilled, you receive his pre-that's why righteousness and peace have kissed together by all one in the same thing.
People say to me from time to time pasta my life is in turmoil I'm looking for a reason. I want to know where to go.
I want to have peace in my heart you will never have peace without the given prompted righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. It must come and putting God first is where it begins before we get away. Dr. Don stepping in the studio now to share what's on his heart. Next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now.
Dear God, I know that Iversen and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross. Today I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my in Jesus night, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God.
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