Jesus begotten Son of God #5 Apostle, High Priest and King

The Anointed begotten Son of God

11. An Apostle and High Priest

From old people knew this promised one was going to be a special man. He would be fully man of God being thought by His Father, who was going to send him into the world to be the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.

Secular history tells us that the son of Simon Maccabee, John Hyrcanus I, was both king and priest. There are no other king/priest combinations recorded in the Bible. In the Scriptures, the man that comes closest to being thought of as both king and priest, is Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. In Zechariah 6:12-13 reference is given to “the man whose name is the Branch” in verse 12.  This refers to the coming Messiah, as Jeremiah 23:5.

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Hagia Sophia ; Empress Zoë mosaic : Christ Pantocrator; Istanbul, Turkey
“and shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus said יהוה of hosts, saying, “See, the Man whose name is the Branch1! And from His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the Hĕḵal of יהוה. {Footnote 1See 3:8.}[1]“It is He who is going to build the Hĕḵal of יהוה. It is He who is going to bear the splendour. And He shall sit and rule on His throne, and shall be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between Them both,” ’  “(Zechariah 6:12-13 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Therefore, set-apart brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, closely consider the Emissary and High Priest of our confession, Messiah יהושע, who was trustworthy to Him who appointed Him, as also Mosheh in all His house. For this One has been deemed worthy of more esteem than Mosheh, as much as He who built the house enjoys more respect than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all is Elohim. And Mosheh indeed was trustworthy in all His house as a servant, for a witness of what would be spoken later, but Messiah as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the boldness and the boasting of the expectation firm to the end. Therefore, as the Set-apart Spirit says, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness, where your fathers tried Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years.“ (Hebrews 3:1-9 The Scriptures 1998+)

12. A Davidic King

People in the Old Times were promised a Davidic king whom God has raised up to restore and reign over the Kingdom of God.

“And the messenger said to her, “Do not be afraid, Miryam, for you have found favour with Elohim. “And see, you shall conceive in your womb, and shall give birth to a Son, and call His Name יהושע. (Mt. 1:21). “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High. And יהוה Elohim shall give Him the throne of His father Dawiḏ. “And He shall reign over the house of Ya’aqoḇ forever, and there shall be no end to His reign.”(Verses 32 and 33 confirm the prophecies Ps. 2, Ps. 89:14-34, Isa. 9:7, Isa. 16:5, Jer. 23:3-6, Jer. 30:9, Ezek. 37:24, Dan. 2:44, Dan. 7:18-27, Mic. 5:2-4, Acts 1:6-7, Rev. 11:15.) And Miryam said to the messenger, “How shall this be, since I do not know a man?” And the messenger answering, said to her, “The Set-apart Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you. And for that reason the Set-apart One born of you shall be called: Son of Elohim. “And see, Elisheḇa your relative, she has also conceived a son in her old age. And this is now the sixth month to her who was called barren,“ (Luke 1:30-36 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Philip found Nethanĕ’l and said to him, “We have found Him whom Mosheh wrote of in the Torah, and the prophets: יהושע of Natsareth – the son of Yosĕph.” And Nethanĕ’l said to him, “Is it possible for any good matter to come out of Natsareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” יהושע saw Nethanĕ’l coming toward Him, and said of him, “See, truly a Yisra’ĕlite, in whom is no deceit!” Nethanĕ’l said to Him, “From where do You know me?” יהושע answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nethanĕ’l answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of Elohim! You are the Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl!” יהושע answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? Greater than that you shall see.” And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, from now on you shall see the heaven opened, and the messengers of Elohim ascending and descending upon the Son of Aḏam.” (John 1:45-51 The Scriptures 1998+)

“Men and brothers, this Scripture had to be filled which the Set-apart Spirit spoke before by the mouth of Dawiḏ concerning Yehuḏah, who became a guide to those who seized יהושע, because he was numbered with us and did receive his share in this service.” (Acts 1:16-17 The Scriptures 1998+)

[1] “‘Now listen, Yehoshua the high priest, you and your companions who sit before you, for they are men of symbol. For look, I am bringing forth My Servant – the Branch1. {Footnote: 1Or Sprout. See Isa. 4:2, Isa. 11:1, Jer. 23:5, Jer. 33:15, Zech. 6:12.} “ (Zechariah 3:8 The Scriptures 1998+)


If we claim to follow Christ we shall be sure that our Lord Jesus Christ, on his return, is to be king over the earth:

The Angel Gabriel:

He will be great, and he will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. And he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.
(Luke 1:32,33)


Do not swear … by Jerusalem for it is the city of the Great King
(Matthew 5:34,35)


Behold, the days are coming, saith the LORD, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is his name by which he will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
(Jeremiah 23:5,6)


And in that day his feet will stand on the mount of Olives … And the Lord shall be king over all the earth. In that day it shall be – “The LORD is one”, and his name one.
(Zechariah 14:4,9)


Because (God) has appointed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained . He has given assurance of this to all, by raising him from the dead. (Acts 17:31)
Only by the righteous reign of Jesus over the whole earth will it be possible for God to fill the whole earth with His glory.


List of  Quotations from the Old Testament in Hebrews by Peter Forbes

1:5 thou art my son this day have I begotten thee Psalm 2:7
1:5 I will be to him a father and he shall be to me a son 2 Samuel 7:14
1:6 firstbegotten Psalm 89:27
1:6 and let all the angels of god worship him Psalm 97:7
1:7 Who maketh his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire Psalm 104:4
1:8 Thy throne O God is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou has loved righteousness and hated iniquity; therefore God even thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows Psalm 45:5 – 6
1:10 thou Lord in the beginning has laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens are the works of thy hands; They shall perish but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up and they shall be changed but thou art the same and thy years shall not fail Psalm 102:25
1:13 sit on my right until I make thine enemies thy footstool Psalm 110:1
1:14 ministering spirits Psalm 104:4
2:6 what is man that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownest him with glory and honour and set him over the works of thy hands. Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet Psalm 8:4
2:8 put all things in subjection under him Psalm 8:6
2:9 lower than the angels Psalm 8:5
2:9 crowned with glory and honour Psalm 8:5
2:10 all things Psalm 8:6
2:11 brethren Psalm 22:22
2:12 I will declare thy name unto my brethren in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee Psalm 22:22
2:13 I will put my trust in thee Psalm 78:28
2:13 behold I and the children which God hath given me Isaiah 8:18
2:16 seed of Abraham Isaiah 41:8
3:2 appointed him 1 Samuel 12:6
3:5 servant Exodus 14:31
3:6 son Psalm 2:7
4:1 promise Numbers 14:34
5:6 thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec Psalm 110:4
5:9 eternal salvation Isaiah 45:11
5:10 after the order of Melchisedec Psalm 110:4
6:16 an oath for confirmation end Exodus 22:11
6:19 within the vail Leviticus 16:15
6:19 priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec Psalm 110:4
7:1 Melchisedec king of Salem Genesis 14:18
7:1 priest of the most high God Genesis 14:18
7:1 returning from the slaughter of the kings Genesis 14:17
7:1 blessed him Genesis 14:19
7:2 Abraham gave the tenth part of all Genesis 14:20
7:2 king of Salem Genesis 14:18
7:2 king of righteousness Genesis 14:18
7:2 king of peace Genesis 14:18
7:4 Abraham gave the tenth part of all Genesis 14:20
7:5 sons of Levi Numbers 18:21
7:10 Melchisedec Genesis 14:18
7:11 after the order of Melchisedec Psalm 110:4
7:14 lord Psalm 110:1
7:14 sprang Isaiah 11:1
7:14 out of Judah Genesis 49:11
7:15 after the [similitude] of Melchisedec Psalm 110:4
7:17 thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec Psalm 110:4
7:21 the Lord sware and will not repent Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec Psalm 110:4
8:1 Is set on the right hand of God Psalm 110:1
8:2 minister of the sanctuary Numbers 18:2
8:5 that thou make all things according to the pattern shown thee in the mount Exodus 25:40
8:6 mediator Deuteronomy 5:5
8:8 behold the days come saith the Lord when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. Not according to the covenant I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant and I regarded them not saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days saith the Lord. I will put my laws into their mind and write them in their hearts; and I will be to them a God and they shall be to me a people and they shall not teach every man his neighbour and every man his brother saying Know the Lord : for all shall know me from the least to the greatest for I will be merciful to their unrighteousness and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more Jeremiah 31:31
8:13 new covenant Jeremiah 31:31
8:13 decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away Isaiah 51:6
9:2 tabernacle made Exodus 26:1
10:10 offering of the body Psalm 40:6
10:11 daily ministering and offering Numbers 28:3
10:12 sat down on the right hand of God Psalm 110:1
10:13 till his enemies be made his footstool Psalm 110:1
10:16 this is the covenant that I will make with them after those days saith the Lord I will put my laws into their hearts and in their minds will I write them and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more Jeremiah 31:33
10:18 offering for sin Isaiah 53:10
10:19 holiest Exodus 26:33
10:20 through the vail Leviticus 16:15
10:21 high priest over the house of God Zechariah 6:13
10:22 sprinkled and bodies washed with pure water Numbers 19:19
11:17 only [begotten] son Genesis 22:2
11:18 In Isaac shall thy seed be called Genesis 21:12
12:24 mediator Deuteronomy 5:5
12:24 new covenant Jeremiah 31:31
12:24 blood of sprinkling Leviticus 16:19
13:11 high priest Leviticus 16:11
13:15 sacrifice of praise Leviticus 7:12
13:15 the fruit of our lips Hosea 14:2
13:20 shepherd of the sheep Isaiah 63:11
13:20 blood Zechariah 9:11
13:20 everlasting covenant 2 Samuel 23:5


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  • The Priesthood of Melchizedek (
    Jesus, however, was not a Levite but from the tribe ofJudahand the line of David. Yet he is called a priest according to the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek appeared to Abraham in Genesis after Abraham defeated the coalition of kings that had captured  Sodom and therefore his nephewLot. No mention is made of Melchizedek having a mother or father, or a genealogy. The aura of his priesthood is heavenly and not of this world, thus, not manmade or even derived by natural birth – not even a divinely appointed family of natural birth. The point is that Jesus’ priesthood will not be of this world either.
  • Jesus has many roles in our lives King High Priest Testator Surety Mediator Intercessor. (
    There are many intercessors.  In fact all the brethren are encouraged to make intercession for others.  There is however only one mediator.  Whereas Jesus is the main intercessor he is the only mediator between God and man.
  • Who then is a Faithful and Wise Servant? (
    our individual eternal destiny will be determined as much by our relationship to the Father, to His Son, and to our Brothers and Sisters who also share the same common paternity/maternity, as it will be determined by our attitude toward the issues of “works” and “grace,” cp Matthew 25:34-46.
  • He gave them bread from heaven to eat (
    What a great High Priest we have! Here was one who was prepared to put to one side His own personal needs and desires when He saw these “sheep ” or “little ones ” as Luke was wont to refer to them in his record. Now that John was dead the people had no shepherd in Israel no leader no direction and no protection. There was no-one to feed them and to water them and to lead them beside the still waters of peace and consolation in the scriptures of hope. The leaders in Israel were mostly wolves masquerading in sheeps clothing seeking to promote their own home-grown brand of righteousness. A righteousness which was in fact full blown hypocrisy and self deception and conceit. A righteousness which had no regard at all for those whom Christ came to save cp Matthew 23; Matthew 25:34-46. A righteousness which was based entirely upon national pedigree and pride in human achievement.
    Christ now took up the mantle of John’s great work as it is recorded in Isaiah 40:10-11. “His work is before Him He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm and carry them is His bosom and He shall gently lead those who are with young”. Did you notice the word “lead” in that verse? Christ does not drive us or force us to His kingdom. Paul explains this in Romans 2:4. “It is the goodness of God that leadeth us to repentance ” cp Psalm 100.
  • Jesus in the NT :: Matthew (
    Matthew is the story of a Jew to the Jews about a Jew, one who will hail from the line of David, the tribe of Judah. In Revelation 5:5 we see the account of the elder who sees that the one worthy to open the scrolls and break its seals is Jesus Christ, who is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David. Why is this important? Because the Jews were prophesied to, that the Messiah will come from David’s line. Matthew is establishing the fact that Jesus is indeed the Messiah they seek, the fulfillment of the O.T. prophecies.
  • The Humanity of Yeshua (Jesus) (
    The scriptures say that Yeshua (Jesus) experienced humanity as we do meaning that He was tempted as we are tempted (but he did not sin) and he went through pain and sorrow as we do (i.e. going to the cross).
  • Parashat Vezot Habrachah, Yom Kippur and Yeshua the Messiah (
    Sefer Vayikra / Leviticus 16 describe the temple service and sacrificial ceremony the Cohen Hagadol (High priest) is to perform on this day.  The day is marked by fasting and prayer of the individual that is committed to forgiving the sins of others and to repent of sins that have been committed against God.
    Learn about the relation of “the Word” in John 1:1-14 and Deuteronomy 5:1-5
  • Parashat VaYakhel, Is there hope in the mitzvot? (
    The True sanctuary was permanently stationed in heaven and according to Ivrit / Hebrews 8: 1-13 in Yeshua the Messiah; a new covenant has been enacted where He is now our High priest seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.
  • Realligning the Heavenlies – Our Priestly Prayer in Christ (
    As intercessors, we must boldly approach our Lord Jesus Christ, our great High Priest who ever lives to make intercession for us.
    We must understand our birthright in Christ. We are more than conquerors through Him.
  • The perfect high priest (
    Leviticus 21:16-20 tell us that no priest with any physical defect was allowed to make any offerings.
  • Filthy, Guilty, Defiled Wretches Like Ourselves (
    The child of God, spiritually taught and convinced, is deeply sensible of his infirmities. Yes, that he is encompassed with infirmities—that he is nothing else but infirmities. And therefore the great High Priest to whom he comes as a burdened sinner—to whom he has recourse in the depth of his extremity—and at whose feet he falls overwhelmed with a sense of his helplessness, sin, misery, and guilt—is so suitable to him as one able to sympathize with his infirmities.

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