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Melchisedec is Priest of the Most High God.
Heb 7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
Jesus Christ is High Priest in the Melchisedec Priesthood. There is in the priesthood an order, Jesus is in the order of Melchisedec.
Heb 6:20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Notice that the orders in the priesthood are mentioned elsewhere in the scriptures. Zacharais was in an order.
Luk 1:8 So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division,
Luk 1:9 according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
Now back to Melchisedec. He has no father or mother.
Heb 7:3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.
Let's look at these words.....without father without mother…….
Some of the Spirit beings are Sons of God. The sons of God are capable of reproduction, but created spirit beings are not.
Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
The following verses show how the sons of God reproduce.
Gen 6:2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
Gen 6:4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Notice how the angels cannot reproduce.
Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.
However Melchisedec is not a son of God, he is a created being.
Heb 7:3 is talking about physical parents. Jesus had physical parents. Melchisedec had no parents, he was created.
There is no spiritual descent with created beings, this is talking about physical descent. A created spirit being does not have descendants. Jesus had physical descent. Matt 1 v 1-17 shows the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Having neither beginning of days…….
Days were created in creation week. Beginning of days occurs at a physical birth. Jesus had a physical birth. Melchisedec did not.
Gen 1:5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
Nor end of life…
Jesus had end of life, Melchisedec was created with eternal life.
Made like unto the son of God...
Melchisedec is similar to Christ, he is not Christ. Christ is similar to the Father, but He is not the Father.
Notice this verse: There arises another priest after the likeness of Melchisedec.
Heb 7:15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest
Note that carefully, ANOTHER Priest LIKE Melchisedec, that means He is like Melchisedec but definitely not Melchisedec.
Melchisedec is a created being. God created him and gave him a priesthood and eternal life. He is an extremely senior member of God's created beings.
Jesus Christ has qualified to be a high priest forever in the order of Melchisedec. Christ is now above Melchisedec in power and authority.