Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.

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Here, Hebrews 7:27 is explained in it’s correct context to show how it does not speak of human sacrifice (e.g. the crucifixion and ressurection), as human sacrifice is forbidden by the Holy G-d. The actual meaning of the verse is inturn shared, and we will see this in a moment;

He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 7:27 ESV

Subject Phrase;

‘…he did this once for all when he offered up himself.’
(Hebrews 7:27 ESV)

Explanation;

We know that the expression ‘offered up himself’ is with regard to him willingly laying down his life in order to fulfil Scripture (John 10:18) – for example, ‘…he was cut off out of the land of the living…’ (Isaiah 53:8 ESV).

We know that Christ then became High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4), when the Psalms tell us that during his walk here, he ‘…loved righteousness and hated wickedness…’ (Psalm 45:7 ESV) whilst on the earth.

As a result, he was annointed above all fellow creation (Psalm 45:7, Matthew 28:18, Psalm 110:4);

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore god, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:7 KJV [amended]

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 110:4 KJV

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:18 KJV

This attaining to the position of mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and high priest, means he can now go on interceding (praying) for us (Isaiah 53:12 ESV, Romans 8:34).

Summary

This is the sense of what it means when it says ‘he offered up himself once’; it is speaking of his death and resurrection out of obedience, which led to him becoming High Priest. With this one act of faithful obedience, he can now intercede for us and our shortcomings (1 John 2:1);

God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:31 ESV

For clarity, Christ had no sin (Isaiah 53:9, Hebrews 4:15), and his humble sinless nature is spoken of Hebrews 13:8 – where it tells us he was the same yesterday, today, and will be forever

Peaceabley, this verse thus does not speak of human sacrifice at all.

The law of Moses (Torah), and the rest of the Holy Scriptures forbid human sacrifice, and some references for this are; Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:4. Ezekiel 18:20.

Related Reading;

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

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“Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

“Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission. http://www.Lockman.org

“Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ “

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