Who Is Melchisedec Spiritually?

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Who Is Melchisedec Spiritually?

[Study Aired May 1, 2020]

This study is a continuance from last week’s study, because we touched on the subject of Melchisedec. So, I am led to discuss who Melchisedec is spiritually and how we are to see the subject of his typified priesthood. This study on Melchisedec will be in broken into two studies so we cover the subject thoroughly.

Now, these next verses ONLY applied to Christ if you ONLY look back to the past. If you look to the present and future, it applies to us, who are Christ as His body.

Heb 5:1  For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

Each elect is taken from AMONG the men of their land and ordained for the men of their land to be a priest to their land after the order of a new priesthood to offer the tenth of the tithe, according to a new law. Christ has covered their self-righteousness because He bore our sin, offered the tenth of the tithe to His Father on our behalf, which is the completion of His life. He offered it according to the “order” of Melchisedec, which we will cover in this study. Our sin was His chastening which He learned from, He bore our sins (1Pe 2:24). Now, if we are going through the same example of His suffering, we bare the sins of the men of our land, we are being taught through chastening grace.

Heb 5:2  Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

Our new man is compassed by the weaknesses of our flesh. We are to learn from those weaknesses and are being chastened by them.

Heb 5:3  And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Heb 5:4  And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. [we are the sons of Aaron, we are the sons of Christ, whom Aaron foreshadowed]
Heb 5:5  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

If we are only seeing things in the past tense, this verse only applies to Jesus the man. If you are living in the present tense, this verse, along with the ones that follow, apply to the Christ, who is so united to Christ Himself that we are called ‘one flesh’ (Eph 5:31-32). We did not glorify ourselves to be the Christ. We were told from before the world began, “Thou art my Son [we are told that we ARE THE FATHER’S SON] today have I begotten thee” according to the order of the Melchisedec priesthood, not according to the Levitical priesthood.

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Heb 5:6  As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

These verses are all speaking of Jesus Christ, but who are you?

1Jn 4:17  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Heb 5:7  Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

This verse is speaking of Christ in the days of His flesh, RIGHT? However, scripture says we are His flesh. Have you not offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save you from death? Were you not heard and are here now because you have been given ears to hear?

Eph 5:30  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Heb 5:8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Is it not the suffering we go through that chastens us and teaches us obedience?

Heb 5:9  And being made perfect [G5685-aorist tense], he became [G5633-aorist tense] the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey [G5723-present tense] him;

If this verse were speaking of just Jesus Christ the man, why does the ‘being made perfect’ and becoming the author of ‘aionios salvation’ appear in the aorist tense? Is Christ the Head not perfect? Of course He is! However, these verses are supposed to be seen as us in Christ as the Christ, who, now in this world, are BEING MADE, being created perfect and authoring aionios salvation to the men of our world within. In other words, we are being made free daily, perfected daily. When we are given the victory over a giant, a tribe, a nation in our land, then that giant, tribe or nation has just been given aionian salvation from the man of sin. In that place and time, which is NOW, I have been freed from a doctrine that has kept me in bondage.

2Co 6:2  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.);

Heb 5:10  Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

Who is it that frees our land from the giants, the men and nations? Jesus Christ has come into our ‘land’ and is making us free from the false doctrines we once held. How is He doing that? Is there a miniature Jesus running around in me and you? No, He is doing it by His Spirit. That Spirit is going throughout our land, by the word of God, opening up our eyes and ears, teaching us who we are in Him and at the same time freeing us from false doctrine. When we are being freed from false doctrine, it has a twofold effect. It frees us from the giants, men and nations, and at the same time it increases us in knowledge of truth, increases us in new doctrine, the doctrine of Christ. Yet, if we are stuck in the past or future, we don’t see the ‘now’ of salvation, we are dull of hearing and still stuck on milk.

Heb 5:11  Of whom we have many things to say (Melchisedec) , and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
Heb 5:12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Heb 5:13  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

What is scripture speaking of above when it says we have our “senses” exercised by reason of use? What is being exercised and what are the senses? It is chastening grace. When we are chastened by the false doctrines and go through daily suffering, our senses are exercised and senses are our judgments.

G145
αἰσθητήριον
aisthētērion
ahee-sthay-tay’-ree-on

From a derivative of G143; properly an organ of perception, that is, (figuratively) judgment: – senses.

Total KJV occurrences: 1

This process is what salvation by grace means, and this IS THE WORK OF GOD. It is not by religious works of the flesh as verse 9 says, but by the workmanship of God in Christ that we should walk. It is not a life of peace and tranquility in the flesh, but a life of trials, temptations, persecutions, sicknesses and severe mental anguish, battling the giants, men and nations in our land. It is going through these things in this present age, and while going through them, to know that it is all a work of God to mold us more into the image of Christ. Life in religion is easy. It never looks too much inwardly at what’s really going on. As long as you APPEAR good, you are fine. Severe introspection and self-examination is lost in music, tithes, and sermons, where you are compared to “those people out there” who are gross sinners. Hell-fire sermons keep you in check, not love towards God as a free slave, even while you are suffering chastening. We must be crucified and slain as a literal animal was in the old testament before we can come to know the truth of what salvation by grace really means. It is not coffee and donuts, but a life of sorrow and pain in the flesh, that in the eons to come (in this life), and in the future tense (thousand-year reign ruling with a rod of iron and the lake of fire where we will be used to bring the rest of the world into the truth because we are in Christ, “called of God an High Priest after the order of Melchisedec”) we will see the glory of God in what we went through in this aion/age. Once again listen to these verses:

Heb 5:13  For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Heb 5:14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Strong meat belongs to them who see themselves going through chastening grace daily, hourly, minute by minute as their creation process. They see it as their REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST. They see that the life of the new man is so united to Christ in spirit that he sees himself in Christ as Melchisedec. Not the Melchisedec, but so united to Christ that his new man, by faith, is being greeted by Christ/Melchisedec when coming to the knowledge of the truth in the battle that was just fought against Chedorlaomer and the kings with him.

Heb 7:1  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;

Gen 14:17  And the king of Sodom went out to meet him (Abram) after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale.

We must remember that this battle with the king Chedorlaomer is spiritually the battle against Babylon within us. All these kings are from the region known as Babylon, as the place where they originated, “Shinar”, definition explains:

H8152
שִׁנְעָר
shin‛âr
shin-awr’

Probably of foreign derivation; Shinar, a plain in Babylon: – Shinar.
Total KJV occurrences: 8

So this battle is against being under the dominion of the Babylonian system. This is where the “high father” H87 – Abram comes in, our new man, who through faith has come out of “Haran” (Gen 12:1-4). He goes out to battle against the last major doctrinal hold of Babylon, Chedorlaomer, whose name means “servant of Lagamar”, servant of the Babylonian godess.

“The name Chedorlaomer is associated with familiar Elamite components, such as Kudur, meaning “servant”, and Lagamar, who was a high goddess in the Elamite pantheon” – A god of the Elamite pantheon. Lahurati appears to have been the counterpart of the Akkadian god Ninurta.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chedorlaomer

What this has to do with us is that we must leave our father and mother “go out of, separate from” the land of “Haran” – H2771. This takes us to our Revelation scripture where we are told to “come out of her, my people”. The “her” is the Babylonian system from which we are being freed. It is the father and mother we must hate.

Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people [our calling to leave Haran], that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Luk 14:26  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Once we are freed from her, we must then go through the chastening grace, the eons called, “the beginning of sorrows”, where we start the birth pains to bring forth the called and elected child in us, through much sorrow, called the three woes.

Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Joh 16:20  Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Joh 16:21  A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

This is the beginning of sorrows for us, the beginning of the woes.

Rev 8:13  And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Rev 9:12  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

Rev 11:14  The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

Rev 12:12  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

These sorrows are bringing about the new man, who will reign for a 1000 years over the world with a rod of iron and who will intercede for the world to come in the lake of fire, who will be Melchisedec to the world.

Rev 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
Rev 12:2  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. [in sorrow]

Rev 12:5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne [rule all nations inwardly – first].

Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life [who was not given to rule all nations 1st inwardly] was cast into the lake of fire.

Ruling all nations inwardly first does not mean, as Babylon teaches, we sin no more, but that we are given dominion over the flesh, in which we were enslaved through the doctrines of Babylon. We know that our lives are written in a book, and we do not have freewill. We know that sin is used as chastening grace to free us from the doctrines of Babylon. We are given this promise by God the Father.

Heb 6:13  For when God made promise to Abraham [you and me, the elect], because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Heb 6:14  Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
Heb 6:15  And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

We must see ourselves in Christ as Abram who, after he had patiently waited, received the promise. This receiving of the promise is not a ten-second sinner’s prayer, or a few months or even a few years, but a lifetime of receiving the promises after suffering through trials, going through the woes. It is always in aorist tense.

1Pe 5:10  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered [G5631-aorist] a while, make you perfect [G5659-aorist], stablish [G5659-aorist], strengthen [G5659-aorist], settle [G5659-aorist] you.

These trials are perfectly made for us to suffer and to teach us how to have peace in the midst of them. They teach us to have rule over the flesh from the doctrines of Babylon with a rod of iron, and not lean to Babylonian doctrine for aid of any kind. They teach us how to be settled, established by them, and strengthened by them. They are the meat that makes us grow up and get off the milk. Where no suffering is, there is no growth, but lest we become “suffering hunters”, we should always know that some suffer more than others. Your suffering may be terrible for me, but not that much for you, or vice versa. The point being, whatever you are suffering, whatever battle you are warring, like Abram against the kings in Genesis 14, it was perfectly made for you to grow by. We are given a promise that is unshakeable, unmovable that we are the heirs of the kingdom. That promise is a promise made by the Creator Himself, promised by Him, and told we will be His workmanship.

Heb 6:16  For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Heb 6:17  Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
Heb 6:18  That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 
Heb 6:19  Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
Heb 6:20  Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

We have an anchor within the veil, the veil that is opened for the elect, where we enter after the Forerunner has opened it for us, Jesus Christ. He has torn open the veil into our holy of holies within our temple, and is showing us who we were, are and will be. We, as Christ Himself, enter that veil, because we are the priests of God in Christ Jesus, Who is our Forerunner. As He was made a High Priest after the order of Melchisedec, so we are made into that same image.

Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Christ had no earthly origin that made Him a priest after the order of Melchisedec because there wasn’t one, and neither do we. Our calling came from before the world began as we saw earlier in Eph 1:4-6. There was no lineage of Melchisedec in the earth, the point being is that our lineage comes from before the earth was ever created, both the literal and our own earth. We are not called because we have some great lineage from our literal parents. We are called because God had chosen us in Christ according to His own will and good pleasure. We have nothing to boast of in the flesh.

Heb 7:11  If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

From the studies we have gone over from Mike’s study on “What The Camp, The Court, and The Tabernacle of Israel Foreshadow”, we can see that the Levites represent Christianity. That being the case, these verses have a different meaning for us inwardly and outwardly. What we are being told in foreshadow, which the literal Levitical priesthood represents, is that the truth of Christ will not come from what we know as Christianity! That’s right. If Christianity represents the Levitical priesthood, then the truth does not come from them, but from outside that system of laws, offerings and tithes. Their system is as the Levitical priesthood, given for a time, but not for perfection. We were hidden in that system until we are called out of it; “Come out of her my people.” Read these next verses, and read the priesthood and Levitical system as Christianity today.

Heb 8:4  For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: [Remember, in Christendom is the literal nation of Israel, and Christendom offers gifts according to the literal laws of Moses and according to their own laws derived from the law of the flesh, for example, tithing]
Heb 8:5  Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
Heb 8:6  But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Heb 8:7  For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
Heb 8:8  For finding fault with them [Christianity], he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

Who is He finding fault with? Those who call themselves Christians by the law, call themselves “Jews” and are still trying to make themselves Christ by the laws of the flesh.

Rev 2:9  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Heb 9:1  Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
Heb 9:2  For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
Heb 9:3  And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
Heb 9:4  Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Heb 9:5  And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Heb 9:6  Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Heb 9:7  But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Heb 9:8  The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: [the truth is not manifested as long as Christianity, as we know it today, is still standing as the pantheon of truth in our hearts]
Heb 9:9  Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Heb 9:10  Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

All Christianity has to offer is carnal commandments that stem from the literal Israelites, as though the Christian is the Levitical priesthood for the literal nation of Israel. They have nothing new but law after law, holy days after holy days, and all of it from and for carnal uses which can never make the people perfect and is why fault was found. This is why we are called in Christ after the order of Melchisedec, a new priesthood, a new and living way. Not after carnal laws and ordinances, not after holy days and tithing, none of that. It comes from a calling not of this world, from before the world began.

Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Where is the boasting of the flesh from Pentecostals, Reformers, Catholics, Mormons, Southern Baptist, Regular Baptist, and any other lineage of the 40,000 Christian denominations? It is gone, because we do not come from their lineage, we are not from that levitical lineage. Our calling is from above all that system and is sure and steadfast in Christ, Who is the beginning of a new priesthood after the order of Melchisedec, which we are lineage to and will now cover.

We will end here and pick up next week covering Hebrews chapter 7 on who Melchisedec represents spiritually.

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