Pristine Grace

Our Great High Priest
Hebrews 4:14-16
by Henry Mahan

"Seeing that we have A GREAT HIGH PRIEST, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, LET US THEREFORE COME BOLDLY UNTO THE THRONE OF GRACE" (Heb. 4:14-16).

     Our Lord is called the GREAT High Priest because of the DEITY OF HIS PERSON–He is the Son of God! He is the GREAT High Priest because of the PLACE IN WHICH HE OFFICIATES–HEAVEN! He is the GREAT High Priest because of the EFFICACY OF HIS SACRIFICE–"By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified." He is the GREAT High Priest because of the CONTINUATION OF HIS PRIESTHOOD–"He is a Priest FOREVER after the order of Melchisedec."

     Seeing then that He is WHO He is and WHERE He is, and He is OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST interceding for every believer, let us hold fast our trust, hope, and confidence in Him and come boldly (without fear of being turned away) unto God's throne of grace, where we shall obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.