In Jewish tradition, all priests came from Aaron, the tribe of Levi. The Messianic king was to come from David, in the tribe of Judah. Hebrews today points out another type of ruler. The king and the priest in the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek met Abram coming back from war. Melchizedek was carrying an offering of bread and wine. Melchizedek appears with Abram five hundred years before Moses and Aaron. Jesus would be a king and priest offering bread and wine, His body and blood.
The Jewish leaders could not look past their tradition. In their rules people were to fast. If we only look at the face value of the rule, we miss the meaning God has placed in our hearts. There is a time to fast, to show our desire to be with our God. There is a time to celebrate when we are with our God.
We have changed as a people this past year. What we used to do we no longer can. We learn new ways to worship God. To apply old rules to what we can do today means just like the new cloth on an old cloak it will tear away destroying both old and new. We are to grow as a people, growing in faith. With the coming of Jesus, there has not been any additional prophets or prophecies. Jesus teachings are complete. But that doesn’t mean we do not keep learning from what He has given us. He is the new wine. To try to put the new wine in old skins will burst the skins. Rather, we are to open our hearts to let the Holy Spirit fill us body and soul.
You cannot make Jesus fit your world. Pray that you may enter into His love and be one with Him.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen