Key Precept: The priestly dynasty of Melchizedek that ends with the last Adam started with the first.
“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...So also Christ / The Anointed One 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.
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec…Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 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 not…those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” (Hebrews 5)
The Melchizedek referenced in Genesis was alive in the same time frame as Nimrod, Abraham, and even long-lived Noah and his three sons.
“And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel / Nimrod king of Shinar…made war…Abram…smote them…And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.” (Gen 14:18-20)
Now put this passage in the proper historical socio-politico-religious context we learned in the post on Nimrod.
“Anu [corresponds to YHVH] and Bel [Lord, corresponds to YHVH’s Son to whom was given dominion over the earth] called by name me, Hammurabi, [Ham – abi, Ham is my (fore)father), the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land…”
Now re-read the biblical statement, with appropriate emphasis.
“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.” (Gen 14:18)
Not Nimrod – Hammurabi – Amraphael, but Melchizedek “was the priest of the most high God.” Nimrod is the fake, the Anti- Christ. Melchizedek is the real Anointed One. At the time that Nimrod was building Babylon as the religious and political capitol of the world and corralling as many of the nations fleeing to the four corners of the habitable world as he could in a desperate bid to realize his dream of being King of the World, Melchizedek was holding the fort in Jerusalem.
Who, exactly, is he? Continue reading “16) The Order of Melchizedek”