Hebrews 7:12 (NASB) reads: < For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. >
This change of Law takes place because a new order of priests is being raised through YESHUA MASHIAH (JESUS CHRIST), the High Priest – priests of the Order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 7:11 (NASB) reads: < Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron? >
YESHUA MASHIAH is appointed as the High Priest not by Law but “according to the power of an indestructible life” that fulfilled the Law (see Matt 5:17).
Hebrews 7:15-17 (NASB) reads: < And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life. For it is attested of Him, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” >
So a new order of priests arises because of the power of an indestructible life actualized in the faithful and true Witness of YESHUA that communicates the Amen of the FATHER’s will.
Revelation 3:14b (NASB) reads: < The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God >.
This priesthood operates in the faithful and true Witness of YESHUA, the High Priest, expressed in “Spirit, Water and Blood”.
1 John 5:10a, 8 and, 7 (NKJV) reads:
10 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself …
8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
This Witness of YESHUA – alive in this new order of priesthood – gives expression to the power of an indestructible life; what Ephesians 3:20c calls the power that works within us.
This power of an indestructible life is being developed in the inward parts of this priesthood (by the HOLY SPIRIT) so that this priesthood will entirely operate “by JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA MASHIAH)”.
Ephesians 3:16-21 (NKJV) reads:
16 that He (the FATHER) would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might (NASB: power) through His Spirit in the inner man,
17 that Christ (MESSIAH) may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height —
19 to know the love of Christ (MESSIAH) which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him (the FATHER) who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
21 to Him (the FATHER) be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. >
Philippians 4:19 (NKJV) reads:
19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
This priesthood of the Order of Melchizedek operates by CHRIST JESUS, through a strengthening in the inner man by the HOLY SPIRIT (Eph 3:16-17).
The new Law by which this priesthood of the Order of Melchizedek operates is described in Romans 8:2.
Romans 8:2 (NASB) reads: < For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. >
This is the Law that operates on the basis of an indestructible life sourced in CHRIST JESUS, by the HOLY SPIRIT.
This Law is established by the Word of the Oath that constitutes the Blood Covenant that YESHUA is mediating into our inward parts.
Hebrews 7:28 (NASB) reads: < For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever. >
“By CHRIST JESUS” is the clarion call of this new order of priests. Because they understand Hebrews 10:14 which reads: < For by one offering He has perfected for all time (on the basis of His indestructible life) those who are sanctified. >
So we need to pray the Word of the Oath, which is the Word of GOD understood in the Testimony of YESHUA, into our inward parts.
As 2 Corinthians 3:3 (NKJV) reads: < clearly you are an epistle of Christ, …. written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. >
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 (NKJV) further elaborates: < For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. > Amen! GBU