WHO IS THIS MELCHIZEDEK (Melchisedec)?

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WHO IS THIS MELCHIZEDEK (Melchisedec)?

Who is Melchizedek?


God’s Word tells us in 1 Timothy 3:16 that ”  Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness.” which means that to know the mystery of divinity of God, one must seriously seek a help from God to understand it, otherwise you will know nothing about his divine agenda .  It encourages us to ask God to reveal us so that we can get to know Him day by day.

Remember here in this  great mystery, is where the great division and confusion between Christianity and other faiths such as Islam rises, and here is where the other great divisions even among the Christians themselves rise.

But we will not enter there today, but we will briefly look at who Melchizedek is, by referring to some passages of Scripture. Now remember the Bible makes it very clear, that Christ existed before there was anything in the world.

John 8:57-58  (KJV)

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

You see But the question is how did we come to be? This is a question that even many Christians today fail to answer correctly. We will say John 1: 1. It proves that in the beginning there was a Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God, who is JESUS. Thus Jesus was in heaven from the beginning with His Father until the time He came down to save us.

But we do not know that this JESUS ​​who appears in nature, did not exist from the beginning. His journey began in AD 1, we will see that as we move forward.

As the Bible says at the beginning there was a “Word”, so by its very nature NOT a person, This is the Greek word Logos, meaning the ‘thought of God’

Now what was this great Word?

While reading:

1 John 1:1-3  (KJV)

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

You see here the Word had LIFE in it (John 1: 4), the life God wanted to reveal to us from the beginning . Here the apostles say they have heard it from time immemorial, so it was not a new thing in their ears but later, when the time came they came to receive the grace to see it with their own eyes and to witness  it on the day when the body was made into JESUS ​​CHRIST.

Now that we have seen any life is the Word of God (God’s Thought) to man, his main task is to restore what is lost and to redeem it. So in the scriptures this Word of life did not originate with the body of JESUS ​​CHRIST alone, it did not originate from a great distance, except it was hidden from the eyes of the people because the secret of godliness had not yet been revealed. So this WORD took many different forms for the sole purpose of bringing life into the people.

“We see it existed from Eden, at the very beginning of man’s journey as the Tree of Life in the Garden, that was the WORD OF GOD.

➜ Later It came to take yet another form of an ‘Ark’ It stood there to redeem humankind and their descendants from extinction on the face of the earth, and saved Noah and 7 others.

➜ Then came to take another form of the Lamb at the day when Abraham went to offer up his only son Isaac as a burnt in the mountain, all of which took place in great mysteries, revealing the LIFE in the future. .

“Then later we come to see it re-take on human nature and appear on earth for a little while to fulfill a purpose. As a priest to reconcile Abraham to God for a time. But the true priesthood had not yet been revealed.

Hebrews 7:1-17  (KJV)

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

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15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Elsewhere when the Word took human form, it was when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace and appeared in the likeness of the Son of God. But you will see its purpose is the same to bring life and save.

The other part it appeared as Rock. In the wilderness when the children of Israel were about to die by  the thirsty, it stood before them to save them, and Moses did not realize it until he did the double negligence of striking the rock twice when he knew that he was standing before himself, before the deliverer himself.

1 Corinthians 10:4  (KJV)

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

➜ Later it came to manifest itself in many different forms such as the Temple, some parts like angels, some parts like a pillar of fire. Another place like the brazen Serpent.

(John 3:14-15 kjv

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Another part revealed itself as the ‘Wisdom’ which he put on the judges and kings of Israel in the presence of Solomon and others who followed him, only to fulfill the purpose of saving and keeping his people above the kings whom God had chosen to dwell in.

If you read Proverbs chapters 8 and 9 you will see how Solomon describes wisdom as a living and communicative thing. Also, read (1 Corinthians 1:24) you will find that it mentions Christ as the Wisdom of God itself.

We do not have time to explain them one by one, but I want you to see some pictures there, the WORD of God, and how it was from the beginning. So later when the time came, God to reveal all the fullness, God to reveal all His fullness to man, God to reveal all life and all redemption, he saw it was a time now to form a special body, to be born of a virgin, to be called the name of JESUS ​​which means So that it can now live with people forever, talk to them, answer their questions, teach them, pass them on, rely on it, and guide them to the way of truth and righteousness and life forever. That’s when we see that Word in a body called Jesus … who we generally call the LORD JESUS ​​CHRIST HALLED! Hallelujah!

John 1:14

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

That is why the apostle John was very bolded in saying these words.

1 John 1:1-2  (KJV)

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

Now back to the words of Jesus when he said before Abraham was, I am, he was speaking, not of a virgin-born body, but of the Word of God.

So brethren when we get back to the core of the subject,Who is this Melchisedec? The answer is that this Melchisedec is the Word of God manifested in the flesh to fulfill a specific purpose before its perfect time. But later it came to be officially called JESUS ​​CHRIST. Even now when we say to welcome Jesus Christ into your life, we mean to welcome the Living Word of God into your life, Because that Word has now been revealed in Christ Jesus the Lord in all its fullness. So as you hear this Word receive it, you have received Jesus Christ Himself into your life…

Are still living in Sin ? The people of the Old Testament, though, only partially understood this Word of God but obeyed with all perfection and attained salvation. How can we be saved without appreciation of such great salvation? (Hebrews 2: 3). JESUS ​​CHRIST is the thought of ​​God,He is the WORD of God, the very GOD itself in the Body. Follow Him to be safe, in this short journey here on earth.

Godbless.

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