“The Coming of Melchizedek” section of the Dead Sea Scrolls (11Q13) tells us that Melchizedek will thoroughly prosecute the vengeance required by God’s statutes. He will deliver all the captives from the power of Belial.
Belial is mentioned 26 times in the Old Testament. The New American Standard Bible (NASB) usually translates Belial as “worthless;” but it is also translated as: base, destruction, rascally, and wicked. The first Biblical descriptions of a wicked person can be translated as a son of Belial in the sense that it communicates people who are corrupt, lawless and worthless. The Old Testament uses Belial as a personification of evil, not an actual entity. However, the New Testament shifts things a bit by using Belial as a proper name for Satan: “And what accord has Christ with Belial?” (2 Corinthians 6:15 NKJV).
The kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek and its High Priest (Messiah Yeshua) are the One New Man in Christ. They are the Messenger who brings good news, who announces salvation and is the one whom it is written “to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, the day of vengeance of our God” (Isaiah 61:2). Behold, dominion is passing from Belial and returning to the Sons of Light by the judgment of God. As it is written, “who says to Zion, ‘Your divine being reigns” (Isaiah 52:7). According to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Zion is the congregation of all the sons of righteousness, who uphold the covenant and turn from walking in the way of the people. “Your divine being” is Melchizedek (i.e., a Melchizedek Company of Crucified Ones), who will deliver the captives from the power of Belial.
~ Robin Main
Written July 17, 2017 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
Resource: Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr. & Edward Cook, The Coming of Melchizedek, p. 455-457
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