|Reverend LC Muzembi|
Melchizedek had no father or mother and there is no record of any of his ancestors. He was never born and he never died but his life is like that of the Son of God - a priest forever. We learn from his life story that a priest’s other job is to bless those who have promises, (ref: Hebrews 7:6). Have we got any promise? Yes loads, and among others we’ve the promise of salvation.
Anyway, I said Melchizedek’s life is like that of the Son of God - a priest forever. After the Levitical priesthood God sends a new kind of priest, and we can plainly see that God's method changed, for Christ, the new High Priest who came with the rank of Melchizedek, as we all know, Christ did not belong to the priest-tribe of Levi, but came from the tribe of Judah, which had not been chosen for priesthood; Moses had never given them that work.
God took an oath that Christ would always be a Priest, "(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament" Hebrews 7:21-22.
Jesus lives forever and continues to be a Priest, so no one else is needed. "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore" Hebrews 7:25-28.
Christ has gone ahead to plead for us from his position as our High Priest, with the honor and rank of Melchizedek has blessed us. What does it mean for you? Now you can know without doubt that he will give you the salvation he promised. This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for your soul, connecting you with God himself. Don’t waste your time please, claiming what he has not promised you.
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