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If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come - one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?" (See Psalm 110:4).

High Priest Chart

Levitical Priesthood

Scripture Reference

Messiah's Priesthood

Levitical priests became priests only by the law of Moses.
Hebrews 7:21,28
Jesus became a priest with an oath from God.
The Levitical priesthood required large numbers.
Hebrews 7:23-24
The Messiah's priesthood needed only one priest.
Levitical priests died.
Hebrews 7:23-24
Jesus lives forever.
Levitical priests were prevented from continuing their ministry.
Hebrews 7:23-24
Jesus holds His priesthood permanently.
A Levitical priest's atoning intermediacy was temporary, ending at his death.
Hebrews 7:23,25
Jesus is able to save forever, since He always lives to intercede.
The High Priests exchanged only his clothes to provide atonement.
Leviticus 16:4; Hebrews 2:9, 14, 17;  Philippians 2:5-7
Jesus exchanged His glory to provide atonement.
Levitical priest had to offer sacrifices for themselves.
Hebrews 7:26-27
Jesus was sinless and needed no sacrifice for Himself.
Levitical priests had to offer sacrifices repeatedly.
Hebrews 7:27
Jesus offered a once-for-all sacrifice.
Levitical priest were mere men.
Hebrews 7:28
Jesus is the Son of God, made perfect for evermore.
Levitical priest had to stand while ministering because their work was never finished.
Hebrews 10:11-12, 1:3; 8:1
Jesus sat down at the right hand of God because His atoning work was completed.


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Written by Bruce Scott (Friends of Israel Ministries). From his book The Feasts Of Israel. Reposted with permission.

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