Melchizedek and Jesus
In the Old Testament, there is a person named Melchizedek who can teach us some beautiful Biblical truths. Keep in mind that within the Old Testament the New Testament is concealed and within the New Testament the Old Testament revealed.
Melchizedek was not a manifestation of God, but was a person. But it was not known where he came from or who his parents were. However, in Hebrews we find a verse that brings more clarity to this person of Melchizedek. Hebrews 7:1-3 “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, …first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” Melchizedek was the king of peace and Jesus Christ is our Prince of Peace. Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, did not exist before Bethlehem. God was His father. Every drop of blood that was in Jesus came from his father, God, which dwelt in Him. He is the only fleshly begotten Son that has ever been or will ever be. Jesus was God manifested in flesh and there is no reference anywhere in the Bible that Jesus was a separate entity known as God the Son. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Melchizedek abided as a priest forever and since His resurrection, Jesus now abides forever.
We too are made priests after the order of Melchizedek, because we have been given the gift of eternal life by obeying the gospel. 1 Peter 2:9 gives a description of those who have been redeemed and have eternal life in heaven. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
For my King and His Kingdom.