Jesus Christ – Our Melchizedek Is Coming
“And Melchizedek King of
“The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek” – (Ps.110:4).
“ Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek” – (Heb.6:20).
In the book of Hebrews the Holy Spirit gives us three chapters of strong meat teaching on Melchizedek proving that the Lord Jesus is “Called of God an High Priest after the order of Melchizedek” – (Heb.5:10). And then goes on to tell us that milk is for babes, but the strong meat of God’s Word is for them that are of full age. The example of strong meat given here is Melchizedek. From just four verses about Melchizedek in the Old Testament, we are taught by the Holy Spirit deep and wonderful truths concerning the superior priesthood of Christ over the Aaronic priesthood. It behooves us to continue on meditating on Melchizedek for more strong meat as it is most important at the soon second coming of Christ our Melchizedek. The whole book of Hebrews is strong meat rightly dividing the word of truth between the old and new Testaments.
Melchizedek was a type of Christ. He was “made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually” – (Heb.7:3). Melchizedek was designedly placed into the Genesis record for the very purpose revealed to us by the Holy Spirit in Hebrews. He was, so to speak, “Without Father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God…” He is introduced suddenly and startlingly into (Gen.14) for three verses and not mentioned again till (Ps.110) in one verse. He is brought forward without any genealogy, without telling us of his mother and father and without any revealed history. All of a sudden, there he is; then he is gone. There is no record of his birth or death, so, symbolically, he had neither beginning nor ending of days. As it is written of the Lord Jesus “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.) (I Jn.1:1,2) “I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the ending , saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” – (Rev.1:8). Yes, Melchizedek, a type of Christ, who had neither beginning nor ending of days.
The first war in the bible is in (Gen.14) and Abram is successful in battle against the kings and meets Melchizedek returning from the slaughter of the kings. The last war before Jesus comes back is Armageddon when our Lord becomes King of Kings and Emperor over the whole earth and defeats them again with another slaughter of the kings and sets up His millennium rule of righteousness and peace. “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army” – (Rev.19:19). All of us who have believed the gospel of the kingdom and are saved by the Lord Jesus, will be like little kings and priests (he is our righteousness and peace) after the order of Melchizedek and will rule and reign beneath our King of Kings forever.
“For this Melchizedek, King of
In (Zach. -15) it also pictures Christ as king-priest. “Then take silver and gold, and make crowns,
and set them upon the head of Joshua
the son of Josedech, the high priest” – (Vs.11). Joshua the high priest
symbolizes the Lord Jesus at His second coming also. At Christ’s first coming
he became our high priest who sacrificed himself as our perfect atonement for sin.
But like Joshua the high priest, one day he will not only wear the high
priest’s mitre but he will wear many crowns as King of Kings – Emperor of the whole
earth. “And on his head were many crowns’
– (Rev.19:12). Melchizedek was a man, not Christ. He was a type of Christ as
Priest-King ruling over the earth from
written in (Gen.19:18) “And Melchizedek
Every Christian knows that the bread and wine are emblems of the body and blood of Christ who was crucified for sin. “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins” – (Mt.26:26-28)). When we repent of our sins and believe on Christ in our heart by faith, we become part of the body and blood of Christ – the Church. Yes, Jesus Christ, our Melchizedek, truly brought forth bread and wine – Amen. When we’re saved, every believer becomes a priest serving our great high priest – the Lord Jesus – we preach the gospel of salvation to a lost and dying world on their way to hell.
And we’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Him in person when He comes back again. “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my father’s kingdom” – (Mt.26:29). Like Abraham, we’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Jesus Christ our Melchizedek who will be king and priest over the whole earth. Our Melchizedek brought forth bread and wine to save us at Calvary.
Melchizedek is a favorite for heretics who use the Word of God deceitfully. It’s used by Mormons and Masons and by the Catholic Church, who is the greatest deceiver of all. Every catholic priest at his ordination has this verse read over him – “Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” What blasphemy to have unsaved, idolatrous Catholic Priests using this precious verse so deceitfully. The Catholic Church is full of idolatry which is the mark of false religion throughout the bible. “And he put down the idolatrous priests.” – (2 Kings 23:5). “Flee form idolatry” – (I Cor.10:14).
The devil clearly and subtly counterfeits the truth of God and brings in his Antichrist who becomes King of Kings and emperor over the earth just before Jesus Christ, the rightful emperor, comes back. (Satan is most deceitful when he gets closest to the truth). Antichrist – beast will have his false prophet as Christ had John the Baptist. This false prophet will be the Pope. He is the only man that can qualify as high priest on this earth. He is high priest over one billion people and a false prophet that teaches heresy and promotes idolatry worldwide. The so-called “Holy Father’ is of his father the devil and a deadly enemy of the true Church of Christ. O, the pride and blasphemy of the unholy Pope who so presumptuously takes the name of God the Father and applies it to himself. Jesus said this about proud religious leaders who seek flattering titles – “And call no man your Father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” – (Mt.23:9). His most deadly heresy is false salvation that damns millions to an everlasting hell.
It will take two men to fulfill all that the Bile says about Antichrist. Both of these men are called by God in (Rev.14) beasts. One is the political beast and the other is the religious beast. They will be the devil’s counterfeit of Christ as Melchizedek – both king and high priest – to deceive the world just before Christ, our true Melchizedek comes back. Both men are antichrist and both are beasts, but God names the religious beast as the false prophet and the political beast as “The Beast.” The beast will be the emperor of the final world empire prophesied in (Dan.2)- the feet of the image. The president of the U.S. will be the beast as we are most certainly the last empire and military superpower and the only nation that can fulfill (Dan.2). The superpower of politics and the superpower of religion will soon burst forth on the world scene to seize total power over the bodies and souls of sinful men. And the devil’s power will help them achieve this.
The Pope himself is a priest-king counterfeit of the Lord Jesus. The Catholic Church is governed by a monarchy but its leader does not have the title king, but pope. He is the ruler of a small country called Vatican City. He is the supreme head of state and his ruling institution is called papacy. He combines in his person the legislative, executive and judicial functions of government. But he has no army to conquer the world ,so he makes an alliance with the political emperor – antichrist as he has done many times before in history.
No matter who will be the next Pope, I believe he will the last pope, and the false prophet prophesied in Revelation. All of us who are born again know that we are in the last days and Antichrist is soon to come. The president of the U.S. and the world’s high priest, the Pope, will combine together to give the world the devil’s counterfeit of Melchizedek - the King-Priest.
The pope just died last week and the news has been full of glowing tributes to him. The whole world is praising him and calling him John Paul the Great. But Jesus said this of false prophets – “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets” – (Luke 6:26). The Pope is of the world and the world loves their own but they kill God’s true Prophets – (Rev.11:1-10) Jesus also said this – “Beware of False prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits” – (Mt.7:15,16). We are given warning also in (2Pet.2:1) “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” False prophets are heretics who teach false doctrine and the heresies of the pope are well documented. And none comes dressed in finer and more expensive ‘Sheep’s’ clothing’ than the religious costumes worn by the Pope. This religious garb sets Him apart as the number one full time, religionist in the world, but inwardly he’s a wolf, sending the sheep to hell because he teaches false salvation. He is simply wearing the garments and giving an imitation of a true minister of Christ and this is proven true when you check out his evil fruit of false teaching.
Are you saved and born again by Jesus Christ? Have you repented of your sins and found remission of your sins through the blood of Christ? Become a new creature in Christ – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). And then you will be destined to become a king-priest reigning on this earth forever. “For thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth” – (Rev. 5:9,10).
Jesus Christ – our Melchizedek is coming soon
Pastor Mike Storti
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