The mystery of “ Holiness ” surrounds the call of Pastors & Priests in the ministry nowadays. Therefore, all the ” Breaking News ” on deviation and the fool cries for Christians are the clear evidence that the ” Priesthood or Ministry ” is not a common Job. The elect must be set apart by God with only raw model been Jesus Christ. ” The High Priest ( perfectly adapted ) to our needs, as was fitting – holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens. ” – Hebrews 7: 26.
Such a High Priest, it is said, for us was fitting. Where the humiliation of Christ was spoken. I t was there said that to make the Captain of Our Salvation perfect through suffering ” became ” God – was befitting to what we conceive of the Divine nature. It is now said that Our High Priest being such as is here described ” became ” us – was befitting to our state and needs. That he should be both human and Superman was in all respects fitting – The one that he might be our sympathizing brother; the other that his intercession might avail. The further description of him in this verse is suggested by the qualification of the ” Aaronic High Priest “, what they typified being realized in Christ.
The High Priest therefore, was by his consecration, a holy person; He bore on his mitre ( a tall headdress worn by bishops and senior abbots as symbol of office ) ” HOLINESS TO THE LORD ” ( Exodus 39: 30 ). He must be without personal blemish ( Leviticus 21: 17 : “ Say to Aaron, any one of your sons in their successive generations who has any blemish, let him not come near to offer the bread of his God “; He must keep himself continually from all ceremonial pollution ( Leviticus 21 & 22 ); He must purify himself by a sacrifice for himself and by special ablutions before entering the Holy of holies ( Leviticus 16 ), when there, he was conceived as in God’s presence, apart from the world of sinners outside: This was the old covenant: The Leviticus order.