These two bookends are a wonderful match. Today I would like to try and show you the mirror reflection of these two men. As this is done another question that so many continue to ask in controversy; just may be answered.
Melchizedek – king of righteousness
JESUS – is our righteousness Isaiah 32:17; fruit of righteousness Philippians 1:11
Melchizedek – Priest and king of Salem/Jerusalem
JESUS- King of the Jews Matthew 2:2, 27:37; High Priest Hebrews 3:1, 6:20
Melchizedek – without earthly genealogy (no beginning and no end)
JESUS – accepting HIM as being truly GOD which is who HE is without flesh. Then HE too has no earthly genealogy, HE is recorded as being the Alpha and the Omega; the Beginning and the Last. John 1:1-4, 14; Hebrews 1:2. JESUS also did not have an earthly biological father nor did HE have a heavenly deity for a mother.
Melchizedek – was truly seen by Abraham and Abraham gave him his tithes. In return Abraham was blessed by Melchizedek.
JESUS – is our GOD, our Savior, our LORD, our Healer, our Deliver and I’m certain that some of you can add to who JESUS is to you. But we must also remember that JESUS is also our High Priest who deserves our all. After all did HE not give HIS all to you? So here is the answer to the most controversial question regarding tithes; this is our answer in the New Testament we are to tithe to our High Priest just as Abraham tithed to Melchizedek who also was a priest but JESUS is our Great High Priest forever. The priesthood of JESUS cannot be challenged and neither will it ever be interrupted. Death could not hold JESUS which means that HIS priesthood is not transferrable to another simple because HE had an ancestral linage and HE had no descendents neither did Melchizedek.
Melchizedek – served Abraham bread and wine.
JESUS – served HIS disciples bread and wine 1 Corinthians 23-25
Hebrews demonstrated that Melchizedek is a type of CHRIST by noting that both are a Kings of righteousness as well as a Kings of peace, both are unique (“without descent”), and both abide as priest continually. Hebrews 5:6-11, 6:20, 7:1-3, 28.
- Melchizedek is superior to the order of Aaron:
- Melchizedek is greater than Abraham, the father of Levi (priest) Abraham tithed to Melchizedek and received a blessing from him – Heb. 7:4-10
- David prophesied that the order of Melchizedek would replace the Levitical priesthood – Heb. 7:11-19
- There is a divine oath – Heb. 7:20-22
- It’s permanent – Heb. 7:23-25
***This is just me talking but I’ve often thought and I still do think that Melchizedek was JESUS before HE was born to Mary. Just like I believe that when the three men who came to speak with Abraham while on the way to Sodom and Gomorrah the one which did not accompany them was JESUS. Genesis 18:16-33 http://about.me/amfbministry