Witicles Experts Online Articles Directory
     
Witicles Experts Articles Directory Witicles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles Directory

Welcome, Guest!     Sign Up    Sign In
Sponsored Ads

Create Free Website or Blog with Hubpile

When God Speaks: The Nature & Integrity of God's Word






Author Box


Free Online Articles EditorFree Online Articles Editor
We challenge the minds of people towards mental and attitudinal shift and National transformation. We are the Editorial team of Witicles.com & Witicles.com.ng. Promoting knowledge for all!
Joined 4 years ago
From Abuja, Nigeria
Total Articles 137

Recent Articles From Author

# How do I download or save a YouTube video to my computer?
# LeEco's first driverless car, 7 things to know about It
# How To Buy eBooks on Kpibooks.com.ng in Nigeria
# How to Write a High-Quality eBook in 30 Days

Namecheap.com Namecheap.com



Become A Witicles.Com Expert Contributor Today



Shop for Books online in Nigeria at kpiBooks.com.ng Order your favourite books online now, Save the stress & Pay online or with cash at Your Doorstep!


We help our esteemed clients develop web strategy that works!
Call us @ +234 803 578 3880




Authors Spotlight
Gboyega Adedeji  Gboyega Adedeji
Gboyega Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
238 Articles
   I am a Nigerian and an Ambassador of Christ sent to Nigeria for the cause of His Kingdom. By divine-making, I read, teach and ... from Abuja, Nigeria


Free Online Articles Editor  Free Online Articles Editor
Free Online Articles Editor is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
137 Articles
   We challenge the minds of people towards mental and attitudinal shift and National transformation. We are the Editorial team of Witicles.... from Abuja, Nigeria


Abiola Benjamin Obayomi  Abiola Benjamin Obayomi
Abiola Benjamin Obayomi is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
241 Articles
   Real Estate is my Profession. The change we need in Nigeria begins with all of us doing things differently. Collectively, we can make Nigeri... from Ile-Ife, Osun State


Omolara Adedeji  Omolara Adedeji
Omolara Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
60 Articles
   I am a kingdom expander and I believe in the testimony of a transformed life as the greatest testimony of all. I am a voice of God for m... from Abuja, Nigeria



Sell Your Books online in Nigeria, Earn 80% from book sales


Top Articles
Top 10 Reasons for Nigeria's Undeveloped Economy
CONSAT: Nigeria DTH Cable Television That Challenges DsTV, MyTV, Startimes and Others
INSIGHTS On Tithes & Offerings from Brother Gbile Akanni
The Pyramid of Friendship: Secret of Effective Relationships
The Quick Fix for Nigeria's Underdevelopment and Unemployment


Recent Articles
Buhari Anti-Corruption Fight: Is It A Sham?
The Presidency and A Failed Coup: Let Us Make Sense of It
Saraki Impeachment Plot: How Easy Can It Be?
Who Is Afraid of Bukola Saraki?
Police Brutality: A Menace To Our Collective Existence


Recent Comments
Aerocity Escorts
Mahipalpur Escorts Link For The Entertainment
5 days ago www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-mahipalpur.html www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-dwarka.html www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-delhi.html www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-gurgaon.html www.callgirlsaerocity.com

Delhi Escorts
Ghaziabad Call Girls Hi Fi Female Company Escorts in Ghaziabad
5 days ago www.24x7callgirls.com www.24x7callgirls.com/escort-services www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-gurgaon.html www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-delhi.html www.callgirlsaerocity.com

Escort Services
ICG Adult Ads - Free Classified Adult Ads Site in India
5 days ago http://www.24x7callgirls.com | http://www.24x7callgirls.com/escort-services | http://www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-gurgaon.html | http://www.24x7callgirls.com/call-girls-in-delhi.html

Site Clouds
Witicles, Articles, Webnigerians,Experts, Submit Articles, Become A Writer, Writing, Technology, Leadership, God, Government, Management, Nigeria, Society, Culture, Authentic Articles
Social Sharing



Sponsored Ads


Namecheap.com
Article Category >>>Religion and Kingdom

Understanding The Order of Melchizedek

By Free Online Articles Editor       Jan 13, 2015


("king of righteousness".) King of Salem (Jerusalem) and priest of the most high God (Elion; used by Balaam, Num 24:16. The Phoenicians so named their chief god according to Sanchoniathon in Enseb. Praep. Event., doubtless from primitive revelation. After the slaughter of Chedorlaomer Melchizedek met Abram in the valley of Shaveh (level), the king's dale Gen 14:17-20; 2Sa 18:18), namely, the valley of the upper Kedron, where Absalom long afterward reared a pillar; adjoining Jerusalem. Salem was the oldest, the poetic name Psa 76:2), Jebus was the next name, and Jerusalem is the most recent name. This favors the view that Siddim, Sodom, and Gomorrah were to the S. of the Dead Sea.

Abram in returning from Dan to Hebron would naturally take the route by Jerusalem (Thomson, Land and Book, 2:31). Adonizedek ("lord of righteousness") corresponds; being also the name of a king of Jerusalem Jos 10:1).

"Brought forth bread and wine" 1Sa 25:18), hospitably to refresh Abram's weary band (which, though not referred to in Hebrew, reminds us of the Lord's supper), probably after sacrificing animals the first fruits of the spoil (as Philo, de Abr., asserts, epinikia ethnee); as indeed Heb 8:3 proves, for the "blessing" and "tithing," which alone are recorded, are not enough to constitute priesthood. Abram "the friend of God" recognized him (probably having received some divine intimation) at once as his spiritual superior, and this in a day when every patriarch was the priest of his family.

Melchizedek disappears as suddenly as he came. Almost a thousand years elapse before the next notice of Melchizedek (Psa_110:4.) "The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou (Messiah) art a priest forever after the order (i.e. 'the similitude' Heb 7:15, the office) of Melchizedek": i.e. (I) Combining the kingship with the priesthood Zec 6:9-15, especially Zec 6:13). David cannot be the king priest; he could bring wrath on, but not effect an atonement for, his people 2Sa 24:17). Uzziah, heir of his throne, incurred leprosy by usurping the priesthood 2Ch 26:16-21).

The divine Heb 7:20) oath accompanying this priesthood, but not the Aaronic, shows its unparalleled excellency. David died, and the Aaronic priests could not continue by reason of death Heb 7:8). The Aaronic priesthood was "made after the law of a carnal commandment," but the Melchizedek priesthood "after the power of an endless life," as is declared a thousand years later than the psalm Heb 7:1-3; Heb 7:15-16; Heb 7:28).

Melchizedek was probably of Semitic stock, for Shemites were in Palestine before the immigration of the Canaanites (Hamites). By the time that Abram arrived "the Canaanite was then (already) in the land" Gen 12:6). (II) Melchizedek is introduced "without father, without, mother, without descent" being recorded, whereas this was an essential in the Aaronic priesthood (see Ezr 2:62-63; Exo 29:9; Exo 29:29-30; Lev 21:13-14).

This is a second peculiarity of Messiah's priesthood, that it is not derived from another before Him, and "passeth not to another" after Him Heb 7:24 margin). The "without father," etc., refers to Melchizedek officially not naturally. Melchizedek was without father, etc., i.e. sacerdotally he was independent of his descent, unlike the Aaronic priests, who forfeited the priesthood if they could not trace their descent (see Neh 7:64-65).

Melchizedek had no fixed beginning or end of his king priesthood, such as the Levitical priests, who began at 30 and ended at 50 years of age. Christ as man had "father, mother, beginning of days and end of life, and descent" genealogically traced Heb 7:3).

Melchizedek therefore cannot have been absolutely without these; but officially he was without them, even as the antitypical priest Messiah was officially and sacerdotally without them. Messiah was not of Levi, but of Judah, so did not receive His priesthood by inheritance. He did not transmit it to any successor; nay, the term hiereus (Latin: sacerdos) is never applied to apostle, presbyter, deacon, or any Christian minister in the New Testament Aaron's "end" is recorded, Melchizedek's not.

With Melchizedek the king priesthood in Canaan ceased; but Melchizedek's priesthood lasts forever in the Antitype, who is from everlasting to everlasting, and to whom Melchizedek was "made like," for the archetype of Messiah's priesthood existed in the divine mind from everlasting before Melchizedek. Doubtless Melchizedek had father and mother by birth, but as king priest had no predecessor nor successor.

(III) The Aaronic priesthood was local, temporary, and national; the Melchizedek priesthood was prior to the Levitical temporary law, and so world-wide and everlasting. The Aaronic high priest claimed no authority over other nations. Melchizedek was priest not only to his own city Salem, but is recognized as such by Abram the representative of God's church and people; and the king of Sodom tacitly acquiesces in this claim to an universal priesthood. This is the significance of the title, priest of "the Possessor of heaven and earth."

Melchizedek is the first and the last who by God's appointment, and in God's name, exercised the priesthood for Shemite and Hamite alike, the forerunner of gospel universality which joins under Christ all of every race Gal 3:28; Col 3:11; Rom 10:12). (IV) Melchizedek was superior to Abram, in that he Blessed and received tithes from him (the giver's token of acknowledgment that all his property is God's), and so was superior to Levi and the Aaronic priesthood which were in Abram's loins. So Messiah is infinitely above the Antonio priests.

(V) Melchizedek as king of "righteousness" (tsedeq) and of "peace" (salem) was "made like unto the Son of God," Messiah, who is both in the highest sense Isa 9:6); the peace He brings is "the fruit of righteousness" Isa 32:17; Jer 23:6). As Balaam was a true prophet among the heathen, so Melchizedek was the king priest among them; but at Melchizedek's time the nations had not so far apostatized from the primitive faith as subsequently.

Melchizedek is the first designated koheen, "priest." God Himself called him to the office, according to Heb 5:1-4; Psa_110:4. As priest, Melchizedek authoritatively mediating between God and man first" blessed Abram" on the part "of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth," who would make Abram heir of the world which is His; next "he blessed the most high God" on the part of Abram for His having delivered his enemies into his hand. Reciprocal blessing, happy exchange; God making over His gift of the world to Abram, and Abram giving to God all the glory of his victory an earnest of his final universal possession 1Co 3:22; Rom 4:13).



From Witicles.Com: Thank you for the gift of your time. We appreciate you for reading this article published by Free Online Articles Editor. Witicles.Com is indeed your partner for your growth, effectiveness and maturity.

1595 Views


If you need to re-publish this ARTICLE, please cite this article - (http://witicles.com/understanding-the-order-of-melchizedek-199.html) and the Writer (Free Online Articles Editor)

Do You Find This Article Helpful?


Article Tags: Order of Melchizedek, Christ Jesus, Messiah, God
Save the Stress, Shop for Books Online in Nigeria - kpiBooks.com.ng
Article Source
Free Online Articles EditorAbout Free Online Articles Editor
Free Online Articles Editor Free Online Articles EditorFree Online Articles EditorFree Online Articles EditorFree Online Articles Editor

   We challenge the minds of people towards mental and attitudinal shift and National transformation. We are the Editorial team of Witicles.com



Social Sharing

If You Enjoyed This Article; Then, Share It On Your Social Network





     Copy This Short Link To The Article: http://i.witicles.com/FrvEK Understanding The Order of Melchizedek Understanding The Order of Melchizedek Understanding The Order of Melchizedek Understanding The Order of Melchizedek



Post Comment


Article Comments

No comment found! Be the first to share your thoughts on this article!



Namecheap.com
Related Articles




Author's Articles

" " " "




Related Books

Structural Disorderliness and the Destiny of the Church

Give Me A Drink

Developing Faith in Jesus Christ

A Disruptive Faith: Expect God to Interrupt Your Life







My Accounts Categories Useful Links Affiliate Links Follow Us
Witicles.com is not a mere article directory; but Trusted Online Article Directory of syndicated articles on 27 core topics, including health and fitness, finance, business and economy, life improvement, real estate, politics, leadership, management and education. Authors publish articles for free and share knowledge with potential customers.


My Accounts
Account details
Lost Password








News and Society (169)
Self Improvement (135)
Business and Economy (103)
Leadership (102)
Politics (67)
Arts & Entertainment (48)
Health & Fitness (126)
Religion and Kingdom (58)
Real Estate (16)
Computers & Technology (21)
About Us
Advertise With Us
Contact Us
How To Submit Articles
Article Writing Tips
Sitemap





Leadersoil
Hubpile
Pay4ebooks
kpiBooks
Fridayposts
Flickers of Hope Foundation





CentreNDL on Facebook  Facebook

CentreNDL on Twitter  Twitter

CentreNDL on Google+  Google+

CentreNDL Blog  Blog

Send Email to Hubpile  Email