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Bible Boot-Camp Lesson # 4

The Order of Melchizedek

You go your way...   I'll go YAHWEH!

 


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"For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, 
...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."
- Hebrews 7:1-3

            The ancient texts tell us of the supernatural conflict between the side of light against the darkness of evil. Our fight is not with our fellow man, and Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV) puts it in black and white: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
            Our story begins in the time of Abraham when spirituality was more black and white.

            During this time there were two basic religious orders: The Order of Melchizedek - they are the Rites to live for, and the Babylonian Order - they are the rites "to die for."  Throughout the centuries all the pagan religions can trace their roots back to the Babylonian order (Gen.ch.11).  It is the school of the dark rites that teach you 101 ways to feel cheap and used.

            The Bible talks of two churches.  The local church is the earthly Believers, and the Universal Church is the higher Heavenly Order.  The ancient Covenant Rites given by our CREATOR, are but small pictures of this greater spiritual puzzle of the Melchizedek Order.  Its full heavenly purpose, responsibilities, duties, and rewards, are still a mystery*.  One reward we do know of - it is energized by the power of endless life (Heb.7:15).

            (*For example: Since the time of Abraham, one piece (lesson) of this greater spiritual puzzle  admonishes us to help our neighbor, (Luk:10:30-37).  Under the Melchizedek order this might mean to help your intergalactic neighbor - and if you thought your earthly neighbor was a little weird, you ain't see nothin' yet! Rev.ch.4)

            The v-e-r-y ancient spiritual order of Melchizedek is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 14:18.  Melchizedek was the Priest of the most high GOD and the opening quote reveals more mysteries about this figure then it answers.  One thing is for sure, whomever Abraham paid GODLY respect to might have looked like a man, but his pedigree was not of this world.

Bread and wine are ancient GODLY symbols.
 " Then Melchizedek king of Salem 
     brought out bread and wine; 
         he was the priest of God Most High."
               - Genesis 14:18

            The Melchizedek Order is shrouded in mystery, and good information on it is scarce.  The word "order" means a body of people united by some common bond.  That common bond in this case is our CREATOR.  This is a Divine Order, it is not arbitrary.  It is based on our CREATOR'S Heart.  It is the one that all the members of the Heavenly societies - "angels and strange creatures" - keep.

            The beginning of understanding is, as always, with the name first.  The word "Malki-Tzedek," is two separate Hebrew words which mean king, and right or just.  The two words together mean king of righteousness (Strong's Hebrew Dictionary #4428, 6664, 4442).

            Melchizedek was directly appointed by YAHWEH to be King of Righteousness and King of Salem. In Hebrew, Salem means peaceful. Jerusalem means founded in peace, (Strong's Hebrew Dictionary #3389).  Most Biblical scholars believe it means that he was King of the area we know today as Jerusalem (Ps.76:1-2).  Jerusalem is the Holy City of the Bible, no other holy book of any other religion mentions Jerusalem. 

            Melchizedek was the Priest of the most high GOD.  He was the first messianic 'like' figure recorded to occupy the area known today as Jerusalem. He also had the rare title of King-Priest, which will be used in the future by the prophesied Messiah (Ps.ch.110).

            The Melchizedek Order is important to the Messianic church because Yahshua is the High Priest of the ancient Rites according to the order "Malki-Tzedek," or in English, Melchizedek, Hebrews 6:20. This mysterious order, first mentioned in Genesis 14:18, and is referenced eight times in the Bible (Gen.14:18-20; Ps.110:4; Heb.5:6,10, 6:20, 7:11, 17, 21). Coincidently, eight is the Biblical number of new beginnings (1Pet.3:20; Gen.17:12; 1Sam.16:1-12).

*BEWARE: Melchizedek is a Sacred Order not of this world.  The earthly Believers are a peculiar treasure, kings and priests in training for this Heavenly Order (Exo.19:5-6; 1Pet.2:9).  No mere mortal can change this Order, nor can anyone take this honor to himself (Heb.5:4).  In other words once you get your "wings," then you will become part of this Heavenly Order - but not until then.  

From the book  The Mystical Rites of our CREATOR  ISBN 0-9675266-0-4

Judea / Palestine

FYI - Judea / Palestine:  Many today will say Christianity spread from Palestine - this is simply not true. Technically speaking, the name Palestine was invented in the year 135 C.E.  Until then, back to the time of the Land Covenant Deu.ch.29-30, the area around Jerusalem was known as Judea, which was the southern kingdom of ancient Israel.

        In the year 132 C.E. the final break between the Jews and Christians happened when a Jewish military leader Simeon-Bar Kochba, which means a son of the star, had in mind to conquer the Romans and restore the kingdom to Israel. When he was organizing the "Second Revolt" against the Roman government, he wanted the Christian gentiles to join in the fight. He was a strong leader and his followers called him the messiah, and said Jesus was only a slave. The Christians turned off by his blasphemy did not help in the fight. For two years the Jews put up a valiant fight, but eventually the Romans gathered an enormous army and they were overrun and slaughtered without mercy. The ancient records say 580,000 Jewish soldiers fell by the sword alone, the horses of Romans were wading in bloody mud up to their girths. This event triggered the final divorce between the gentile Christian Church of the west and its Jewish roots.

       In the year 135 C.E. the victorious Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the diaspora, the final solution to the Jewish problem, which banned all Jews from Jerusalem and Israel. As the Roman slave markets became glutted with Jewish captives, he ordered the name of the land changed from Judea to Palestine, taking the name from Israelís ancient enemy the Philistines. He destroyed anything Jewish, their scrolls, books and their precious Torah. He defiled all the Jewish religious sites, on the Temple mount he built a Shrine to Jupiter, and over the Church of the Nativity he built a shrine to Venus.

       To continue to call Judea, Palestine, means you are a party to the lie, and agree with the diaspora started by this vile Roman emperor. To those defenders of orthodoxy, who would argue in favor of continuing to call the area Palestine, answer me this: Emperor Hadrian also renamed Jerusalem, Aelia Capitalina, yet this name was dumped in favor of the original name Jerusalem. Why is the same not done for the name Palestine?

Psalms 122

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 Melchizedek's Jubilee  - From the Dead Sea Scrolls

(And con)cerning his saying (Lev 25:13):
--"In this year of ju(bilee you shall restore a man to his inheritance"):
(Unraveled, this is...?)
(And concerning his saying (Deut 15:2):)
--"Every master [ba'al] (shall relea)se his hand concerning his claim (upon his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because he has declared the) release."
(Unraveled, this is for the en)d of days.
(It is) about the captives which (?...Belial) bound
(?...?) and from the inheritance of Melchizedek
(?...Melchize)dek, who will restore them;
and he will declare freedom [deror]
* for them
to release them (and to atone) for their sins
(and...?) this word, in the la(s)t year of jubilee (?...?)
(?...?) the (t)enth (ju)bilee (?...?),
in which to atone for all the sons
(of light)
(and the) men of the (l)ot of Mel(chi)zedek
(
?...?) over (th)em (?...?) because that is the end [qetz]
**
to the acceptable year of Melchize(dek...?)
(?...?) and the holy ones of God to the realm of judgment;
as it is written about him in the Songs of David, who says
(Ps 82:1):
--"God [Elohim] (stand)s in the coun(cil of God [El]);
in the midst of the gods [elohim] he judges."
And
(David) says about him (Ps 7:7f):
-- "Return to the height (a)bove them.
God
[El]
*** will judge the peoples."
And as he sa(ys; Ps 82:2):
--"(How long will) you judge falsely
and li(ft up) the face of the wick(ed? Se)lah."
Unraveled
[pishru], this is about Belial and his lot of spir(it)s,
who
(?...?). And Melchizedek will exact
the ven(ge)ance of the judg(me)nts of G(od);
(?...from the hand of Be)lial and the hand of all the (spirits of his lot).
And in his aid are the gods [eli(m)] (on high).
He (?...al)l the sons of Mi(gh)t and the (?...?) this.
That is the day of
(destruction).
(And wh)at is written (for the end of days by Isai)ah the prophet,
who say
(s) (Isa 52:7):
--"(How) beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who bears good n
(ews),
(he who) proclaims peace, who be(ars good news of good),
(he who proclaims salva)tion,
who says to Zion: Your God
(is king [melek])
****"
This is unraveled:
--
"the mountain(s": these are...?) for all (?...?).
--"he who bears good news": h(e is the one an)ointed by the Spir(it);
of him he says:
--
"(?...who bears good news of) good, he who proclai(ms salvation)."
That is what is
w(ritt)en about him, where he (says):
--"(?...?) to com(fort all who mourn" Isa 61:2).
*****
(?...?) he will make them wise in all the times (of wrath)
(?...in) truth (?...?)
(?...she) turns away from Belial and (?...?)
(?...?) by the judgment(s) of God,
as it is written about him
(Isa 52:7):
--"(He who says to Zi)on: Your God is king!"
("Zi)on": th(at is...?)
(?...those) who establish the covenant,
those who turned away from walking
(in the w)ay of the peoples.
"Your G(o)d": that is (?...from) Belial.
And where he says:
--
"You shall direct the trump(et to sound) in the (seventh) mo(nth...?)

--- Dead Sea Scrolls, Melchizedek Fragment (11Qmelch)
deror: or "pardon."
qetz: or "time." Hebrew word has same connotations of English "term."
El: ms. varies from Massoretic text, which has here: YHWH ("Lord").
lit: "Melek is your God." While this verse is clearly the source of the author's identification of Melchizedek with passages in the Psalms referring to "God," it is unclear whether he read it as a proclamation that God is king or that Melchizedek is divine.

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