Jesus our Great High Priest.
The mixing of the Mosaic Law and Grace and present it as the Gospel is not the Gospel because it removes Jesus from the picture and without Jesus there is no Gospel. The mix-mash of the Law and Jesus is not legit no matter how much religious legitimacy it appears to have. Jesus just doesn't mix in the mix. By presenting the Gospel as a Mixture of Law and Jesus results in taking away from Jesus as the WHOLE of the Gospel. Jesus plus the Law is is not the Gospel. One has to only look at the lineage of Jesus to see the truth of that statement.
The lineage of Jesus is probably one of the strongest reasons to validate that Jesus came set people free from the bondage of the law and establish a new and better way to have a relationship with the divine.
I am quite certain that all law keepers who may read this will agree with this statement; "Jesus is our High Priest, our one and only way to God!
But...Jesus did NOT come from the priestly tribe of Levi which was the tribe that priestly authority came from. Jesus was born into the tribe of Judah. What does the scriptures say about priests coming from the tribe of Judah...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Why do you think that is so? Because God Himself said that it was not to be so. God told Moses that only the tribe of Levi was to serve as priests: If indeed, then, perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for the people under it had received law) what further need, according to the order of Melchisedek, for another priest to arise, and not to The Community of the Redeemed is a living organism that move and have their being by the virtue of the life within them. All order and direction proceeds from that inner life (the life of Christ!) The living organism (the community of the redeemed) takes on the life predetermined by the life within (the very life of the Christ of God!) be called according to the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, of necessity also, of the law a change doth come, for he of whom these things are said in another tribe hath had part, of whom no one gave attendance at the altar, for 'it is' evident that out of Judah hath arisen our Lord, in regard to which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet more abundantly most evident, if according to the similitude of Melchisedek there doth arise another priest, who came not according to the law of a fleshly command, but according to the power of an endless life, for He doth testify "Thou art a priest" to the age, according to the order of Melchisedek;' (Heb. 7:11-17). Italics mine.
Priests were to come from the tribe of Levi...then Jesus shows up, breaking the rules that had been in place for thousands of years. According to tradition Jesus did not qualify to be a priest, yet He is not only a priest, He is our High Priest, even more He is our GREAT High Priest. If Jesus was from the tribe of Levi it would be a better selling point for mixing Jesus with the Law because He would have been from the priestly tribe and a tweaking of the teaching of Moses, add Jesus to the mix and abracadabra...the Gospel! But, God wasn't looking for a mixing transition, He was looking to "out the old" and a bring in a complete new way. Jesus the Priest, not after the order of Levi but after the order of Melchisedek brings in the new way...The Way of Grace!
Jesus is now our High Priest...but how can that be when the Law disallows such? The answer is given us straight from scripture; "For when there is a change of the priesthood there must also be a change in the law." (Heb. 7:12. Since our Priest is of a different linage than the levitical line, the old covenant way of trying to live up to the keeping of the law to be sanctified, holy and godly is completely incompatible with Jesus and His Message of Grace.