Ezk 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. :27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and **do them. (Heb.8:8:10/1Jn.2:3-6)
This is New Covenant language from Ezekiel. As a New Testament – New/re-New-ed Covenant believer, have you ever considered what ‘Priesthood’ you are under? What ‘Priesthood’ you have been called into (1Pt.2:9/Rev.1:6; 5:10 – Ex.19:5-6)?
Yahshua is our High Priest (Heb.5:5; :10, 7:17; :21/Ps.110:4) after the order of Melchizedek.
Have you ever considered that the Covenant/Law teaching of both the Christian Church and the Messianic Assemblies though responding in opposition nevertheless defer to the same understanding of biblical law via the Judaism of Rabbinic Orthodoxy?
That itself maintains and regularly defers to a reinforced Levitical Priesthood mindset? That includes the erroneous tho’t that – ‘The law cannot be divided’ – (2Tm.2:15 – Heb.7:12).
By and large; the Church and the Jews believe and act on this same tenant concerning biblical law – yet; the Jews want it all – the Church not at all. – Different symptoms; same illness.
Have you ever considered that Yahshua as are most of us, are not from the Tribe of Levi (Heb.7:13-14) and thereby not eligible to ever be a Levitical Priest?
Yet we are called (1Pt.2:9 = Ex.19:5-6) to be ‘royal’ Melchizedek Priests of the Most High through His Son – Yahshua the High Melchizedek Priest after the order of Melchizedek. (Melek = King – Zedok = Righteous)
If this makes sense and resonates with you; you’ll want to know there is much more.
Ponder – how much have you ever been taught or even heard about Yahweh’s Melchizedek Priesthood in any religious venue – Church or Assembly?
Or Yahweh’s Book of the Covenant (Ex.19:5-24:8) in any religious venue – Church or Assembly?
You may want to know that you will likely never have these questions fully tabled or answered at your chosen religious outlet. (Jewish, Messianic / Hebrew Roots and the like).
You certainly will not gain the fully-accounted-for proper answers looking to the Jews – Orthodox, Rabbinic to Karaite, etc. – For they all will explain the Messianic scriptures in a way that does not validate Yahshua or His Messianic claim. (Ps.110:1;4 – Heb.7:11- **21)
You may want to go to my website http://www.YahsSpiritofTruth.com. (or look for ‘teachings’ on a web search). As resources go most do not define what needs to be understood concerning the Melchizedek Priesthood.
You might also consider the research done in my book ‘The Covenants of Promise’ available through ‘LuLu/Starlight Publishing’ as an informative resource. (And another upcoming book – ‘Back to the Melchizedek Future’)
Shalom – Dr David L. Perry