The author of Hebrews has mentioned twice that Jesus is high priest after the order of Melchizedek. The first statement is found in Hebrews 5:10, but the author could not speak about what he wishes concerning Jesusâ€™ priesthood and the priesthood of Melchizedek because the audience is dull of hearing. In chapter 6 the author spent his time challenging the readers to move away from the ABCs and move away from spiritual laziness. Then he concludes this discussion in 6:20 with the same point, â€œJesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.â€ Notice the addition of the word â€œforeverâ€ because this is the direction of where he wants to go in his discussion in chapter 7.
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