Philippians 1:20, 2:9; Hebrews 5:5, 7:26
As we end this great series, I hope that each reader has obtained the why and how we are to exalt JESUS. Every blood cleansed child of the Most-High GOD should want deeply within their being what Paul wanted within his. And this is…
- That we will not fail CHRIST in anything.
- Have courage now and in all our tomorrows to show the CHRIST within us!
- We are to show the greatness of CHRIST within our life.
- This greatness of CHRIST that we reveal too many is this; we are to display CHRIST regardless of our breathing or not.
- Let our faith in JESUS the CHRIST be our legacy.
Have you ever wondered why FATHER GOD exalted JESUS? Is your answer that it is because JESUS is the SON of GOD? Well, that is not the total correct answer because we too are the sons of the FATHER. We are not, nor will we be exalted as high as JESUS. But let us see the reason why JESUS is exalted by the FATHER in the scriptures and how we are to follow HIS examples.
- Be unselfish like JESUS.
- Think and act like JESUS.
- Have the nature of GOD.
- Freely and willing
- Become a servant.
- Become humble.
- Live/walk in the path of righteousness.
- Become obedient in life to our death.
These are the reasons as to why JESUS has been exalted by the FATHER. JESUS did all of this perfectly. We cannot. no matter how we try somewhere along the line we are going to slip, stumble, trip, and possibly fall. But it is okay, just get yourself up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward without looking back. Acknowledge that you messed up, GOD is not holding our faults against us, this is why we need desperately a Savior and the Holy Spirit because our flesh never will be saved and there will be times when we will allow our humanity to take the lead instead of having the Holy Spirit leading. Praise GOD for the obedience of JESUS CHRIST in HIS humanity here on this earth in HIS natural life and death. Praise GOD for exalting JESUS and placing HIM in the highest of heights. Praise GOD for exalting the very name of JESUS to the point that HIS name and HIS name alone are higher than any other name be it person, place, or thing. The name of the CHRIST, the MESSIAH, which by HIS name that we are to call on is J-E-S-U-S! No other name has power and strength, no other name has deliverance and healing. No other name will give us exactly what we need. NO other name!
The final valuable lesson that we must learn is that we are not to self-exalt. JESUS never exalted HIMself rather HE always exalted HIS FATHER. Did you know that there is or was a difference between being a Levitical Priest and being a Levitical High Priest? We need to take a short detour and find out what that difference was. This was the role of the priest.
- The first was to minister in the sanctuary, which at this time was the tabernacle, but when Israel became a settled nation, it would be the temple.
- Secondly, priests handled teaching the people the law of GOD.
- Thirdly, when GOD’s will was sought for the nation, it was the priests who prayed for guidance.
Aaron was Israel’s first High Priest, and he was a typology of the CHRIST. Aaron was the spokesman for his younger brother Moses, this was his role as prophet. The law granted Aaron to be a high priest and his descendants to be a priest. The role of the high priest was to serve as an intermediary between GOD and HIS people (ancient Israel). He was considered the highest-ranking spiritual leader among the Israelites. One of his unique responsibilities was to perform the tasks needed on the Day of Atonement and sprinkle blood on the Ark of the Covenant. The high priest wore, unlike the other priests, unique vestments, such as a breastplate of precious gems designed by GOD. He also carried with him the Urim [a type of unknown ornament belonging solely to the high priest which signifies lights and perfection and worn on his breast plate] and Thummim [perfections and truth. This too was worn on the breastplate of the high priest]. The high priest was considered the presiding officer of the Sanhedrin, which met in Jerusalem.
CHRIST JESUS as our HIGH PRIEST only speaks those words of the FATHER; this is HIS role as Prophet, Acts 3:22
CHRIST JESUS is our mediator, 1 Tim. 2:5
Our wonderful day of Atonement was the day JESUS laid down HIS life on the cross on Calvary and spilled HIS precious and sinless blood to clean all humans from generation to generation all of the world, Heb. 9:11-15, 23-28; 1Jhn. 3:16, Jhn. 19:25; Heb. 9:14, 22
CHRIST JESUS is adorned in a robe dipped in HIS blood and the name on HIS robe is “The Word of GOD”. This is HIS Urim and Thummim, JESUS HIMself is light, perfection, and truth, Rev. 19:13, Jhn. 8:12, Heb. 2:10; Jhn. 14:6
CHRIST JESUS is the presiding officer of humanity; this is the honor given to HIM by the FATHER, not of HIMself. The FATHER GOD chose JESUS, the FATHER exalted JESUS, and the FATHER glorified JESUS with these words found in scriptures. In Psalms 2:7, Matthew 3:17, Mark 9:7, Luke 9:35, John 1:34, and Hebrews 4:5.
The FATHER has never and will never exalt angels or humans as HE has exalted JESUS, Hebrews 1:5. However, through JESUS alone we are the children of the Living and we are exalted of GOD, Ps. 75:10, John 1:12-13, Romans 8:14-17, and Galatians 3:26.
Unlike the high priest of old, JESUS is our blameless, holy, innocent, pure, sinless, undefiled High Priest. HE cannot be influence by sin nor the sin of sinners. CHRIST JESUS dwells in the highest place of the heavens.