Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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Priest and Sacrifice

Priests and sacrifices were very familiar to the people who lived during the time of the Bible. Aaron and Aaron's sons served as the priests of the house of God through much of the time covered by the Old Testament. Individuals also offered sacrifices to God before the Law was given to Moses, including: Abel (Genesis 4:4), Job (Job 1:5), Noah (Genesis 8:20), and Abraham (Genesis 15, 22).

Christianity also teaches about a priest and a sacrifice; but unlike the Old Testament, both the priest and the sacrifice are the same one -- Jesus. Scripture tells us that Jesus "has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself." (Hebrews 9:26) In John chapter 10, Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd...I lay down My life for the sheep...I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."

Praise be to the Priest and Lamb!
Tags: genesis, hebrews, jesus, job, matthew, priesthood

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