11. If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 12. For the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 13. For he of whom these things are spoken pertaining to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda: of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 15. And it is yet far more evident for that after the simiitude of Melchisedic there arise another priest, 16. Who is made not after the law of a carnal commandment but after the power of an endless life.
I know this scripture is like Greek to some. What is it really saying? I don’t know what this means. Who is Melchisedec? And what does he have to do with anything. Just to name a few questions of others. Well let me just to explain this in simple terms.
If Jesus is your High Priest, then you cannot follow the law (old Covenant). And if you are following the law (old Covenant), then Jesus is not your High Priest. If you are following the law, then you haven’t heard that the system has changed. Or you don’t know the covenant has changed. See Moses established the priesthood after the order of Aaron. Jesus sprang from the tribe of Juda. So if the priesthood was change, then the whole system that the priest oversaw must change and it did.
So Jesus who is our high priest ushered in a new system which is the new covenant. And anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ now operates under the new covenant.
However if you think the law and Levitical priesthood is still in charge, then that ok. Then you are following a system that is design to make sure you know that you can never measure up and won’t lift a finger to help you or encourage you. That’s why there was a need for the second.
You can’t mixed the two together. That is more dangerous. because you lose the benefit of both. So i will close with what the hebrew writer says. ” For if that first covenant been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold the days come saith the Lord when i will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah (Hebrews 8:7,8).
So Jesus Christ is our High priest and we are under the new covenant that has better promises. Welcome to the NEW WORLD ORDER!! JESUS CHRIST!