Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Abraham was blessed by Melchizedek, Jesus entered on our behalf and became a high priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. I am really intrigued by this character that shows up in the bible only a few times and whom we know little about. Melchizedek - means king of righteousness. He was the king of Salem, which means king of peace. Fitting, that Jesus, would become the high priest forever being the embodiment of righteousness and peace.

Hebrews 7:17-27(NIV)

17 For it is declared:

“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”[a]

18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

20 And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, 21 but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:

“The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind:
‘You are a priest forever.’”[b]

22 Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

23 Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely[c] those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself

For more on Melchizedek see Psalm 110:4, Genesis 14:18, Hebrews 5:6, Hebrews 5:10, Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 7:1, Hebrews 7:2, Hebrews 7:10-11, and Hebrews 7:15,
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1 comment:

  1. I love the teaching on Melchizedek in Hebrews. Hebrews is so rich & full of depth. One of my favorite books :)


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