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Welcome to Faith Bible Church Singapore (FBCS)

At our church, we hope that through His Word and by His Spirit, and through the fellowship of the saints you will get to know and experience the Heavenly Father’s unfailing love for you.

John 1:17 (AMP)
17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.

By our Father’s Grace, we endeavour to teach His Word of Truth that Faith be imparted to your life. Then through Faith you may access His Grace all the time for yourself and for others, thus helping you to develop spiritually and helping your faith grow exceedingly.

The Heavenly Father has given FBCS this mandate, that is, “Prayer is Our Mission.” Through prayer we hope that you will fulfill the destiny that our Father God’s unfailing love has planned for you.

I pray that FBCS will be a blessing to you. Let us help you fulfill this unique plan that God has for your life.
May our Heavenly Father’s Unfailing Love pour out His abundance of Grace upon you!

 

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Hebrews 7:12 (NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.In this verse, Paul talked about the priesthood being changed and a necessity for the change of the law. What was this change?Let us study the ministry of the priesthood under the law of Moses.Hebrews 7:11 (NKJV) Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron?Under the law of Moses, all the priests came out of the tribe of Levi, and Aaron became the first high priest. The successors of the priesthood would generally come from the descendants of Aaron. The word “order” means “ fixed succession” from the Greek definition. According to the law of Moses, the succession of the priesthood was fixed by the law. They must come from the tribe of Levi and a descendant of Aaron. However, this practice was not perfect because every high priest and priest had sinned before and did not live forever (but died). Furthermore, they were not righteous and did not give life to the people. The Levitical priesthood performed all the commandments with their fleshly bodies. Since the Levitical priesthood could not give life, it was therefore imperfect. Why was there a need for another kind of priesthood that was in the order of Melchizedek? Because Melchizedek was a priest who lived forever. He was called the king of righteousness, one without sin, and since He did not die, was able to give life.This other priest is no other than Jesus who came as the fixed successor of Melchizedek. Fixed succession means God fixed it that Jesus would succeed Melchizedek, and this cannot be changed.How was the priesthood in the law of Moses changed? Under the law of Moses, the priesthood came from the tribe of Levi. Aaron was the first high priest who served in the Tabernacle of Moses, and according to the law of Moses, the one to succeed Aaron should come from this same tribe and a descendant of Aaron. Aaron in the Old Covenant was a type of Jesus, the High Priest. The book of Hebrews chapter 7 verse 12 says that the priesthood was being changed. Let us study how the priesthood in the law of Moses was changed in verse 13.Hebrews 7:13 (NKJV) For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar.Verse 11 tells us that Jesus would come in succession to Melchizedek, but Jesus was not from the tribe of Levi but was from another tribe, which had no record of anyone ever serving as a priest at the altar. Hence Jesus did not come in accordance with the Law of Moses. In fact, He changed the practice of the law. Hebrews 7:14 (NKJV) For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.Jesus became the High Priest of the New Covenant when He was seated at the right hand of the Father. He also became the High Priest of the Temple of God of whom we are. Jesus did not come from the tribe of Levi but instead arose from the tribe of Judah. It was a tribe which Moses never mentioned anything about a priest coming from there. Hence the change in the priesthood. In the previous article (The Law of Moses Has Been Changed), I wrote about the two aspects of the Law of Moses. Firstly, the practices in the law. Secondly, the purpose of the law. The practice in the Old Covenant under the law of Moses was that the priests should come from the tribe of Levi. But Jesus did not arise from this tribe but the tribe of Judah instead. Therefore the priesthood being changed means changing the practices in the law of Moses. On the other hand, the purpose of the priesthood in the law of Moses was fulfilled by Jesus. The purpose of the law was not changed.God gave the law of Moses, it had to be perfect and not to be rewritten. When Paul talked about the priesthood being changed, he meant the practices were changed. There is no longer a need to keep the practices of the fleshly commandments in the law of Moses. Moreover, when Paul said there would be a change of the law, what he was saying was there was no longer any need to keep the practices of the law.Hebrews 7:12 (NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.The word “change” in verse 12, from the Greek definition is “change; removal, transfer”. Jesus changed the law. How did He do it? The priesthood was removed from the tribe of Levi and the descendants of Aaron. It was now transferred to the tribe of Judah. Most importantly and interestingly, the law of Moses never said anything about a priest coming from the tribe of Judah. Hence Jesus coming from this tribe was never announced. We’ll also be surprised to know that no one from the tribe of Judah ever served at the altar in the Tabernacle of Moses or any temple in the Old Covenant for that matter. Jesus fulfilled the purpose of the law but changed every practice of the law. Why would anyone still keep the feasts in the law of Moses when Jesus has already changed the law? All the feasts are no longer relevant for us today.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Bible Church SingaporePlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Hebrews 7:12 (NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.

In this verse, Paul talked about the priesthood being changed and a necessity for the change of the law. What was this change?

Let us study the ministry of the priesthood under the law of Moses.

Hebrews 7:11 (NKJV) Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron?

Under the law of Moses, all the priests came out of the tribe of Levi, and Aaron became the first high priest. The successors of the priesthood would generally come from the descendants of Aaron. 

The word “order” means “ fixed succession” from the Greek definition. According to the law of Moses, the succession of the priesthood was fixed by the law. They must come from the tribe of Levi and a descendant of Aaron. However, this practice was not perfect because every high priest and priest had sinned before and did not live forever (but died). Furthermore, they were not righteous and did not give life to the people. The Levitical priesthood performed all the commandments with their fleshly bodies. 

Since the Levitical priesthood could not give life, it was therefore imperfect. Why was there a need for another kind of priesthood that was in the order of Melchizedek? Because Melchizedek was a priest who lived forever. He was called the king of righteousness, one without sin, and since He did not die, was able to give life.

This other priest is no other than Jesus who came as the fixed successor of Melchizedek. Fixed succession means God fixed it that Jesus would succeed Melchizedek, and this cannot be changed.

How was the priesthood in the law of Moses changed? Under the law of Moses, the priesthood came from the tribe of Levi. Aaron was the first high priest who served in the Tabernacle of Moses, and according to the law of Moses, the one to succeed Aaron should come from this same tribe and a descendant of Aaron. Aaron in the Old Covenant was a type of Jesus, the High Priest. 

The book of Hebrews chapter 7 verse 12 says that the priesthood was being changed. Let us study how the priesthood in the law of Moses was changed in verse 13.

Hebrews 7:13 (NKJV) For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar.

Verse 11 tells us that Jesus would come in succession to Melchizedek, but Jesus was not from the tribe of Levi but was from another tribe, which had no record of anyone ever serving as a priest at the altar. 

Hence Jesus did not come in accordance with the Law of Moses. In fact, He changed the practice of the law. 

Hebrews 7:14 (NKJV) For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.

Jesus became the High Priest of the New Covenant when He was seated at the right hand of the Father. He also became the High Priest of the Temple of God of whom we are. Jesus did not come from the tribe of Levi but instead arose from the tribe of Judah. It was a tribe which Moses never mentioned anything about a priest coming from there. Hence the change in the priesthood. In the previous article (The Law of Moses Has Been Changed), I wrote about the two aspects of the Law of Moses. Firstly, the practices in the law. Secondly, the purpose of the law. The practice in the Old Covenant under the law of Moses was that the priests should come from the tribe of Levi. But Jesus did not arise from this tribe but the tribe of Judah instead. Therefore the priesthood being changed means changing the practices in the law of Moses. On the other hand, the purpose of the priesthood in the law of Moses was fulfilled by Jesus. The purpose of the law was not changed.

God gave the law of Moses, it had to be perfect and not to be rewritten. When Paul talked about the priesthood being changed, he meant the practices were changed. There is no longer a need to keep the practices of the fleshly commandments in the law of Moses. Moreover, when Paul said there would be a change of the law, what he was saying was there was no longer any need to keep the practices of the law.

Hebrews 7:12 (NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.

The word “change” in verse 12, from the Greek definition is “change; removal, transfer”. Jesus changed the law. How did He do it? The priesthood was removed from the tribe of Levi and the descendants of Aaron. It was now transferred to the tribe of Judah. 

Most importantly and interestingly, the law of Moses never said anything about a priest coming from the tribe of Judah. Hence Jesus coming from this tribe was never announced. We’ll also be surprised to know that no one from the tribe of Judah ever served at the altar in the Tabernacle of Moses or any temple in the Old Covenant for that matter. 

Jesus fulfilled the purpose of the law but changed every practice of the law. Why would anyone still keep the feasts in the law of Moses when Jesus has already changed the law? All the feasts are no longer relevant for us today.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Bible Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread

Do you know that the law of Moses has been changed? How was it changed and when was it changed? We need to understand that there are two aspects of the law of Moses. 1. The practices in the law: for example, the feasts, circumcision, sacrifices, anointing with oil, and the celebration of Sabbath day. All these were instituted in the law of Moses. These practices were all done in the flesh.2. The purposes of the law: for example, the sacrifice of the lamb and from it, the blood was for the purpose of covering the sins of the high priest and the people. The purpose of the high priest going into the Holy of Holies was a type of Jesus. He rose again and ascended to be seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.Let us begin by studying this verse written by Paul concerning the practices in the law of Moses.Hebrews 7:16 (NKJV) who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.The law of Moses is called a fleshly commandment because all the practices in the law were done in the flesh (with their fleshly bodies) by the people in the nation of Israel. Whatever the law commanded them to do were fleshly commandments. These practices would only minister to the soul but not the spirit of man. It was imperfect in this regard. Many Christians will be confounded by what Paul was about to say in the next verse.Hebrews 7:12 (NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.Paul said that there was a change in the priesthood. Therefore there was a necessity for a change of the law! God gave the law of Moses, it had to be perfect without any error. Then why was there a necessity for the law to be changed? Did Paul mean they had to rewrite the law because there were errors in it? What does it mean by the priesthood being changed? That it was of necessity a change of the law? It will really upend many people's thinking and their conception of Christian practices today.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Bible Church SingaporePlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Do you know that the law of Moses has been changed? How was it changed and when was it changed? 

We need to understand that there are two aspects of the law of Moses. 

1. The practices in the law: for example, the feasts, circumcision, sacrifices, anointing with oil, and the celebration of Sabbath day. All these were instituted in the law of Moses. These practices were all done in the flesh.

2. The purposes of the law: for example, the sacrifice of the lamb and from it, the blood was for the purpose of covering the sins of the high priest and the people. The purpose of the high priest going into the Holy of Holies was a type of Jesus. He rose again and ascended to be seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.

Let us begin by studying this verse written by Paul concerning the practices in the law of Moses.

Hebrews 7:16 (NKJV) who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.

The law of Moses is called a fleshly commandment because all the practices in the law were done in the flesh (with their fleshly bodies) by the people in the nation of Israel. Whatever the law commanded them to do were fleshly commandments. These practices would only minister to the soul but not the spirit of man. It was imperfect in this regard. 

Many Christians will be confounded by what Paul was about to say in the next verse.

Hebrews 7:12 (NKJV) For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.

Paul said that there was a change in the priesthood. Therefore there was a necessity for a change of the law! God gave the law of Moses, it had to be perfect without any error. Then why was there a necessity for the law to be changed? Did Paul mean they had to rewrite the law because there were errors in it? 

What does it mean by the priesthood being changed? That it was of necessity a change of the law? 

It will really upend many peoples thinking and their conception of Christian practices today.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Bible Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread
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