Our Forerunner

“…where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 6:19-20).

The Greek noun prodromos appears only here in the New Testament. It was used in the ancient armies to identify the persons who would spy out the enemy’s territory in preparation for an attack (Numbers 13:21) and also provide vital scouting information for the safest, most advantageous route for an army to travel.

When a military’s prodromos had done his job well, his comrades-in-arms would be provided with a safe route to travel to a place of safety.

There is no place in heaven or earth safer than God’s presence. Without Jesus—our prodromos and high priest—no one can safely take shelter in God’s presence. Because of Jesus, all can. This is not a temporary shelter; it is permanent/forever.

What a prodromos!

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