Jesus: Our Perfect Priest And King

Zechariah 6:9-15 (NIV)

The word of the Lord came to me: 10 “Take silver and gold from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon. Go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah. 11 Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak. 12 Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the Lord. 13 It is he who will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.’ 14 The crown will be given to Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen son of Zephaniah as a memorial in the temple of the Lord. 15 Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of the Lord, and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you. This will happen if you diligently obey the Lord your God.”

The prophet Zechariah was told in this vision to symbolically crown the high priest, Joshua. Zechriah is told that Joshua would rebuild the temple.  Earlier in this prophetic book, it was the governor Zerubbabel who would be crowned and would rebuild the temple. Both of these men point to a future Branch (a title for the Messiah, Jesus Christ) who would rebuild a future glorious temple from where He would reign forever.
Jesus is the perfect Priest and King ruling over everything. He is the Branch from which all of His people are sustained and given life. He is ruling on His throne in the Heavenly temple.  He will return to earth one day to rule forever and ever. Jesus is our Savior and Deliverer. He has rescued us and delivered us from the dominion of darkness. Let us live our lives in the service of our perfect Priest and King. He intercedes for us and He rules and reigns over us. He is Jesus, the Messiah and He is worthy of glory, honor and praise.
PRAYER: I praise You, Lord Jesus, for You are majestic and glorious. You rule and reign in power at the right hand of the Father forever and ever. I join with the angels around the throne who worship You. May I serve and love You always for You are God. Amen.

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