Before Jesus, the High Priest had to offer up sacrifices to blot out the continuous nature of our missing God’s goal. He also had to do this for himself as well since he missed God’s goal as well. Jesus, God’s son, offered up himself, who never missed God’s goal for his life. God set him aside for this role. He is now our High Priest. We share in his new plan. It was the perfect plan, perfectly executed. Only Jesus could do it for us.
Jesus wasn’t elected to this position. God, His Father, appointed Him. No populare vote here. No democracy in God’s world. His decision and it was perfect. Thanks be to our magnificent Leader!!
No one elects himself to this honored position of High Priest. He’s called to it by God, as Aaron was. Neither did Christ presume to set himself up as high priest, but was set apart by the One who said to him, “You’re my Son; today I celebrate you!” In another place God declares, “You’re a priest forever in the royal order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 5:40-16