The Woman and the Dragon
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
Then being with child, she cried out a in labor and in pain to give birth.
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, b a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
c His tail drew a third d of the stars of heaven e and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood f before the woman who was ready to give birth, g to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
She bore a male Child h who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was i caught up to God and His throne.
Then j the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there k one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens.
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer.
For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.
And Moses said to Aaron, "Go to the altar, offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people. Offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as the LORD commanded.
Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house.
Who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people's sins committed in ignorance.
Now take Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to Me as priest, Aaron and Aaron's sons: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
To be a memorial to the children of Israel that no outsider, who is not a descendant of Aaron, should come near to offer incense before the LORD, that he might not become like Korah and his companions, just as the LORD had said to him through Moses.
1 Chronicles 23:13
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was set apart, he and his sons forever, that he should sanctify the most holy things, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to Him, and to give the blessing in His name forever.
Jesus answered, "If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God.
I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
The LORD has sworn And will not relent, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.
For He testifies: "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.
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