by Jerry Vines

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Melchisedec II (19 of 48)
Jerry Vines
Hebrews 7:11-22

We are looking at this 7th chapter in three segments.
We have looked at the opening 10 verses last week. We
are going to look at verses 11-22 this evening. Then
in our next Study we'll look at the rests of the
verses of the chapter.

I want to read these verses for you as you follow
along in your Bible and make some comments and point
out some things as we go through them. Then we'll pick
up where we are in the chapter and where we are at
this particular point in the argument and reasoning of
the writer of Hebrews is using at this point.

Look at verse 11. He is talking about the fact that
the Lord Jesus Christ has a better priesthood than
what the Jews had under the old dispensation. Now, in
the Lord Jesus Christ, we have a new and a better and
a superior priesthood and he is proving his case. So,
he says in verse 11, "If therefore perfection (or
completion) were by the Levitical priesthood (Old
Testament priesthood) for under it the people received
the law." If that was completion, "what further need
was there that another priest should rise after the
order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the
order of Aaron?"

You have two different priesthoods mentioned here.
This chapter says that the Lord Jesus is a priest
after the order of Melchisedec and we introduced that
last week. The other is the order of Aaron. That's the
Levites. The Levites were the sons of Aaron. Aaron was
the brother of Moses and was selected to be the high
priest for the children of Israel under the old
economy. So you have a contrast here.

Then he says in verse 12, "For the priesthood being
changed, there is made of necessity a change also of
the law."

Verse 13, "For he (the Lord Jesus) of whom these
things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of
which no man gave attendance at the altar. For it is
evident that our Lord sprang out o ...

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