A greater than Melchizedek is here.
In previous posts we’ve quoted from scripture that a greater than Solomon, a greater than Jonah, a greater than the temple and a greater than the law and the prophets, has all appeared in the son of God. He fulfilled all the law and the prophets as being the object they all only mimicked in a carnal way. For they spoke of Him
We explain how all the law and the prophets, being these various persons, offices and objects in scripture, be it Moses or Aaron the priesthood or the prophets, the tabernacle, arc and the covenant, these are all physical representations of invisible realities of God in the spirit. And whereas finite man in his limitations cannot multitask in the fashion of the Living God. For this reason the various aspects of God were broken down in concept only for our understanding. The law and the prophets are just a breakdown of the things of God for us to conceptualize God more clearly and for us to understand the immensity of the living God and all His tasks He does simultaneously without ever lagging in any part.
It is now our duty as believers to take these various articles of faith represented in the old covenant called “All the law and the prophets, and seen more clearly in the life of Christ, to reassemble them in the spirit of our mind, which is our place of transfiguration. To be “renewed in the spirit of our mind”. (Romans 12.2)
When the Son came into the world He said that all the law and the prophets were till then, now the kingdom is preached. He was showing for us something significantly different. For all the law and the prophets were an addendum that had been added because of transgression till faith in the Son came. They are then done away with. They were put in place only until the time of reformation. Hebrews 8
You see Christ’s need to fulfill all these things wasn’t that he had to become something that He already wasn’t, or to do something for Himself because He wss not fully developed. He is not in transition, we are. Christ is “the same yesterday today and forever” and does not change. These concepts of Him were only carnally displayed in the law culture, then in the man known as Jesus. This was to open up our understanding to see that, He is all these things and more simultaneously. Even as He said to Mary “I am the resurrection” showing even this is not a place in time, or an event, but an aspects of His person. All the law and the prophets being fulfilled in Him, because they portray aspects of Him. He didn’t come to keep the law. He is the law. He is “that prophet”. He is The Priest”. But those others? They were dim images that have been replaced. Sown coruptible, to be raised incorruptible in the spirit, which is our new association.
They are the things that are “made new in Christ” in this way and not a physical way. And since He is eternally the same and cannot change, the transition is ours. It takes place in the spirit of the mind to become spiritually like Him “for God is Spirit and truth and seeks such”. And such are we. We conceptualize God in this way and we are conceived. We see Him as He is and become like Him. (1st John 3) And if you can see what we are talking about, you have eyes and ears of a different nature.
So our topic today is to conceptualize Christ im the person of Melchizedek. The writer of Hebrews wanted to get into the eternal realities associated with him, but could not get any further than to try to show them that Christ takes away the first covenant to establish the second”. That the priesthood and the feasts, sacrifices and offerings, was expired with understanding “The great high priest in the order of Melchizedek” . A preisthood before the law culture were ever added. Those hearers were “dull of hearing and needing milk” having not the “senses to discern good and evil. The author of Hebrews wanted to go much further, but he was unable to because of their spiritual immaturity and dependency on those physical articles noy realizing that they have trade in value. Hence, new for the old. The earmarks of the New Creation, distinguishingly different from the old.
So it is our point here today to show you what they were not able to see, because they were stuck in the covenant delivered through Moses of repetitive cycles and heeding the voices of the prophets of that covenant and were still ignoring their replacement.
So let the Holy Spirit say again in our day that “today is the day of salvation”. Today you hear the voice and harden not your hearts as they did.
The deliverance from the old can be concluded. Even as God delivered the Israelites from their enemies, and parted the Seas for their cross over, so too he can hold back and defeat your enemies while you cross over. For there is no future work of God to do this for you other than the gospel. The gospel is the power og God unto salvation, and not a future event. Christ dealt with sin once and for all, from that time” waiting for His enemies to become His footstool”. And His enemies are? Your refusal to accept the saving of the cross whereby He defeated Satan, sin and death, being the old enemies. So let us go on to perfection if God allows. Let us therefor enter “the Kingdom of God at hand”.
Melchizedek being first “king of peace” and “king of Salem” the city. Salem means peace, and the prefix “Jeru” is how we get the verbage “Jerusalem” meaning city of peace. And from scripture “it is witness that He lives” meaning, the King of peace. That the Kings city being being the place of peace is pre-existing as well. You cannot have a King without a Kingdom, or he would be just a dreamer.
Melchizedek portrayed in picture form only for us to conceive the idea, the eternal truth of “the Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world”. To whom Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. (Hebrews 7.)
Not only is the King insolvent, so too His city is only broken down in concept for our conception to conceive. This is the original Jerusalem that “comes down of God from Heaven” for our perceptions to be enhanced and enlarged to receive this reality as a constant immovable, unchangeable, eternal reality that can never be physically realized but can be spiritually actualized and implemented in the spirit of our mind, the place kf our individual transfiguration. You see “flesh and blood does not inherit the kingdom, but some do. And who might that be? Us the elect.
This is how we conceive invisible, spiritual matter. We conceptualize and reassemble these concepts of the invisible God through our invisible tool we call faith, of the evidence of things hoped for and the substance of the things unseen. By this we obtain report with God” . (Hebrews 11)
Melchizedek was king of Peace, meaning king of Salem, and also high priest in the Heavenly city called Salem. Showing for us and assembly of things much greater than the priesthood of the law because Melchizedek was an assembly of the priest, the priesthood, the king and his city that pre-ceeded them. And had we been able to understand this, then we could have forgone the continual breakdown of the things of God into smaller concepts called the law and the prophets, as things that “were added till faith comes” and not a carnal event. The law and the prophets were instruments given us to bring us to maturity.
As those of whom it is said “when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part is done away with”. This is us in whom the law and the prophets have become faint images of past, expired old covenant images of the things we re-collected and assembled them in their proper estate being “the spirit of our mind” as the things that are fulfilled in Christ”. It is “all things are made new in Christ”. That we who understand this are “new creations in Christ” by expiring the old breakdown of concepts.
Paul said “When I was a child, I thought like a child and spoke like a child. But when that which is perfect has come, that which was in part is done away with”. This scripture is fulfilled in our hearing. Those breakdowns in concept are assembled and raised in our understanding.
That a greater than the law and the prophets was the promise and the oath given Abraham and established through Christ as pictured in Melchizedek. And it was the writer of Hebrews who said of Melchizedek that “we have much to say however you have become dull of hearing”.
And so it is today for those who cannot differentiate between old and new covenants. For the writer of Hebrews could make no other point than that a greater than the prophets was here and today that’s not even accepted. Today they reappropriate scripture as all yet future and reject God as God is. Spirit and truth. Inconceivable.
But Melchizedek is he who witnessed that he lives. And who is it that lives would be an eternal one who has no beginning or end. And an eternal one who is more than just a priest in the fashion of Aaron. Being much greater than the prophet of Aaron being much greater than a king like David. And being much greater than Zion on Earth in Jerusalem remains of Eternal priest after the order of Melchizedek. And this is the order that the son of God was to absorb into himself. A greater than all these things is here because Christ is the culmination of all these things and this is the reason for the dispensation of the fullness of times is these things that were broken down, dispersed in dispensed for our understanding. We are to gather them in the spirit of our mind as the only place we have that is eternal.
So here is the conclusion of the matter from the 12th chapter of the book of Hebrews:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Be consumed by this for this is the consummation of our faith and not physical death.
As ever. The Kingdom of God is at hand.