From the time, Adam and Eve disobeyed HaShem (God) by eating from the forbidden tree, we, as humans, can never seem to help ourselves in being disobedient. Think about a simple point: we work hard to teach children to tell the truth, but it takes no effort at all for them to lie. It comes naturally, and is merely reinforced by our equally bad example. The prophet Isaiah said this: “For all of us have become like one who is unclean (unkosher) And all of our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment…” (Isaiah 64:6). In verse 7, he points out the danger that HaShem will hide His face from us and “deliver us into the Power of our iniquities." (Isaiah 64:7). The rest of the chapter focuses on our “teshuvah” (repentance) from our iniquity. We must also remember the Torah teaching that there can be no atonement for our souls without the shedding of blood. In the Torah, the Levitical priesthood was established as the system of blood sacrifice. However, in Genesis 14, we are introduced to a “king of Salem” (Shalom) called “Melchitzedek” (king of righteousness). With no prior knowledge of him or the kingdom, we are told only that He was a priest of the Most High God, and Abraham gave him the “tenth.” In Psalm 110, David reiterated that the subject king is a priest forever, “according the order of Melchitzedek.” (Psalm 110:4). The writer of the book of Hebrews identifies this priest as the “Son of God.” “Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.” (Hebrews 7:3)
This Son of God is Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah), who declared “I am the Way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6).
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*All Bible quotations are from the “New American Standard Bible.”