Melchizedek and Christ

Who is Melchizedek?

Melchizedek is only mentioned a few times in the Bible. But his life contains one of the many prophecies that helps us identify Second Coming Christ. Even Apostle Paul testified to the Early Church how difficult it was to explain and understand about Melchizedek (Heb 5:11). However, we live in the age when all the prophecies in the Bible are fulfilled and can understand the Bible clearly. This means that now we can clearly understand Melchizedek (1Co 10:11). And by doing so, we can easily recognize Second Coming Christ.  

So who is Melchizedek? He first appears in the book of Genesis. 

“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.’”

Genesis 14:18–19

In the Old Testament, it was customary for priests to sacrifice animals to bless people. But Melchizedek blessed Abraham through bread and wine; this is the sign of Melchizedek. 

Melchizedek and Christ

“Even though Jesus was God's Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him. And God designated him to be a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 5:8–10 (NLT)

The Bible states that Jesus is the high priest in the order of Melchizedek. To be the high priest in the order of Melchizedek, Jesus needed to bless people through bread and wine. And this is exactly what He did through the New Covenant Passover (Lk 22:15–20). However, there is much more to Melchizedek than just bread and wine.

“This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. ... Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.”

Hebrews 7:1, 3 (NLT)

According to the characteristics of Melchizedek, he must be without father or mother. Biblically, this means Melchizedek must come from a family that does not believe in Creator God. 

“Pointing to his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’”

Matthew 12:49–50

Jesus taught that those who do the will of Godwho believe in Creator Godare his father and mother. Yet, Jesus’ family, Joseph and Mary, were believers. So, Jesus did not fulfill this part of the prophecy 2,000 years ago.

 

Additionally, Melchizedek must be without genealogy. The genealogy recorded in the Bible is the Jewish genealogy. Since Melchizedek is to be without genealogy, it means he must be without Jewish blood. However, Jesus’ genealogy is recorded in the book of Matthew (Mt 1:1).

Christ Ahnsahnghong Fulfills the Prophecy of Melchizedek

It was difficult for Apostle Paul to explain to the Early Church about Jesus being the high priest in the order of Melchizedek because Jesus partially fulfilled the role. This means that Jesus had to come a second time to complete the prophecy of Melchizedek  (Heb 9:28). This is also why the Bible says Melchizedek resembles the Son of God—according to the teaching of the Trinity, God the Son is God the Father

 

In the Church of God, we believe in Christ Ahnsahnghong as the second coming of Christ. He fulfilled all the Bible prophecies, including the order of Melchizedek. He came from a family of non-believers, was born among gentiles (people of non-Jewish background), and He brought us the bread and wine of the Passover. The fact that this prophecy was fulfilled tells us that Christ Ahnsahnghong is Second Coming Christ who came in the order of Melchizedek. 

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