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Topic: Hebrews 7:14, 17
Hebrews 7:14, 17 (AMP)For it is obvious that our Lord sprang from the tribe of Judah, and Moses mentioned nothing about priests in connection with that tribe.
For it is witnessed of Him, You are a Priest forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.
It is obvious that Jesus was set into the job of finishing the 'valueing, thanking and approving' of God. Moses' words germinated nothing (made nothing sprout or grow) concerning what is beyond having the 'authority to act in the name/character of God' (Priesthood).
(17) For he was a witness, having seen, heard or experienced this authority, when he said, "You are one who has authority to act in the name/character of God...FOREVER...having arranged and distributed us in the same position as the 'King of Righteousness'.
Jesus came to finish the job of revealing God's value to us. He came to show us what we needed to do to BE what God created us to be in the first place.
Then Jesus showed us that we have the authority to act in the same 'character/attributes/traits/abilities' as God by KNOWING who God is, His character, abilities, personality, etc...intimately.
How can we BE like someone if we don't KNOW them intimately?
Through Jesus, and submitting to Him, we can KNOW God and have a intimate relationship with Him. In knowing God and His Son, we are to imitate who they are. We become their 'priests', acting on their behalf here on Earth.
The only way I can be Your 'rep', Father, is to know You personally. Show me how to come closer to You, Jesus, in every step I take here on Earth. I can't BE like You without KNOWING who You are!