Consider Jesus: Forerunner

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

Heb 6:19,20“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,  20  where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

A forerunner is a scout, and advance person, a trailblazer and preparer. Normally in this regard we think of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ. And this is true, “And it is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah…” (Luke 1:17) But this is not the only “forerunner” in the gospel.

Just as John went ahead of Jesus readying the way for Him, Jesus goes ahead of us to ready the way to heaven. He has done what we cannot yet have done, He has gone behind the veil, behind the curtain as it were, He has gone to where we cannot yet see to prepare the way for us. We can fully trust him to lead the way because He has gone there Himself. 

If we want to go to heaven we follow the one who laid down, mark out, and traveled the path for us and has clearly shown us which way to go.