PRACTICAL KEYS TO UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK – PART 2 – THE ORIGINAL MELCHIZEDEK

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Once Abram victoriously conquered the Babylonian Kings in Genesis 14, the King of Sodom went out to meet him at the Kings’ Valley (the valley of Shaveh). He then escorted Abram to the city of Salem , i.e., ancient Jerusalem, where they were met by its king – Melchizedek.

The Jewish Sages identify this Melchizedek as Shem, the righteous son of Noah. Initially, I dismissed Shem being Melchizedek, because I was taught that Melchizedek had some distinct qualities that I had assumed Shem did not have. Most notably, Hebrews 7:3 tells us that Melchizedek had no mother, no father, no beginning of time, and no end of time; and in my limited mindset I reasoned that Shem had all of these because he was a man on this earth. Note: The basis of the priesthood of Melchizedek is everlasting life (Hebrews 7:16).

When the Holy Spirit prompted me to reexamine what I believed, I was amazed at what was revealed. First of all, the Hebrews probably would have kept the best track of their own history. Why was Shem identified with Melchizedek? Just like Nimrod is identified with King Amraphel,* so is Shem recognized as Melchizedek. When people are associated with different names, each name signifies a different part of their nature.

Scripture appears to be silent about many facts about Melchizedek when, in fact, there are many keys to unlock the heaven-on-earth reality of the Order of Melchizedek that are hidden and encoded in Scripture, which are now being unveiled by His spirit of revelation and understanding.

Please note that Yeshua is not Melchizedek, but the High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek. How do I know this? I had a third-heaven experience with both Yeshua and Melchizedek on January 19, 2012. As I was preparing for a time of deliverance for a pastor who had an Assignment of Death against him, I was soaking in His Presence in a bubbling eddy of the River of Life when all of sudden Yeshua pulled me down to the bottom. There He opened a golden door. We entered this long hallway with unusual portraits of military personnel on the wall. A regal gentleman came up to us. He had on a golden breastplate of the priesthood of the Order of Melchizedek with triple concentric circles. I saw the label “General,” as a nameplate on the upper left side of his golden breastplate and it had five stars under it. Yeshua personally introduced me to His highest general of the Melchizedek Order – Shem. He was extremely handsome and eternally young, yet his hair had a touch of gray, as a symbol of his wisdom. Yeshua, Shem and I talked very casually for a while when Yeshua announced that they were both going to commission me into the Order of Melchizedek. They both placed a golden triple concentric circle gem-encrusted breastplate on me. It was just like Shem’s, except under the nameplate “General” was one star. Then Yeshua placed His hand on my heart and Shem placed his hand over Yeshua’s hand to impart to me and commission me into the Eternal Royal Order of Melchizedek. Already overwhelmed at this wonderful surprise, Yeshua started giving me other gifts, including a golden shepherd’s staff.

Please note a couple things. The purpose of the Order of Melchizedek is to minister to God, and primarily flows from heaven to earth out of that reality. Only the King of Kings Himself can commission those in this royal priesthood, which is a military order. Yeshua is the pattern we have of those in the Order of Melchizedek because Melchizedek is made like unto the Son of God (Hebrews 7:3). Due to the priesthood of Melchizedek being based on everlasting life, it is the only legal voice in the universe, besides God Himself, that can overcome an Assignment of Death, which is a spirit of death released that will manifest in a person’s death if not nullified.

Shem being Melchizedek of Genesis 14 fame makes sense on several levels. Shem was known as the righteous son of Noah; therefore, it’s not much of a stretch to believe he could have been called a King of Righteousness. Just as the Messiah can sit on the Throne of David, He can be High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek. Especially when we consider that Shem led the overthrow of the apostate world ruler of his time (Nimrod), we can extrapolate that Shem easily could have been exalted to such a status himself. Even though Shem was Abraham’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, the priesthood of Melchizedek is earned, not inherited. Don’t get me wrong, just as Abraham believed and was counted righteous, so did Melchizedek. In fact, Melchizedek must have epitomized a priesthood of believers who draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith (Hebrews 10:22), else he would not have been considered righteous.

~ Robin Main

Originally published on February 20, 2014 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/pb.436004819805351.-2207520000.1393333937./635135893225575/?type=3&theater

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* King of Elam is identified as Shem’s son. Although Chedorlaomer was the leader of the Babylonian alliance,the king of Shinar – Amraphel – is mentioned first in the Bible (Gen 14:1), because he was the senior king of the four. Significantly, the Jewish Sages identify Amraphel as Nimrod. The Jewish Encyclopedia shares: “Some say Amraphel was his real name, and he was called Nimrod – ‘the chief rebel’ as leader of the tower-builders, ‘who led the world rebellion’ against heaven’s Ruler. Others say Nimrod was his real name, and he was called Amraphel as the one who commanded them to cast Abraham into the fire [Robin’s note: Fantastic story about Abram miraculously surviving being thrown in a fiery furnace by Nimrod long before Shadrach, Meshach and Abedigo].” One of the etymologies for the name Amraphel is explained as that of one whose “command brought darkness [destruction] on the world.” Abraham was thrown into the furnace because he refused to accept the worship of idols. Today, we are called to the same stance – refusing to accept idol worship and rising up to the challenge of the kingdom of heaven, suffering violence in our own lives and taking it back by force.

Source: SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up, Chapter 11 – I Thee Wed, pg. 243 –> http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

 

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AN ORDER OF PERFECTION FOR KINGS & PRIESTS (THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK)

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While doing my MELCHIZEDEK ARISING videos, I have run into several individuals who seem to think that Jesus Christ being the High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek negates the reality of people entering into this order. I chalk this up to religious orders not being a common thing these days.

First, please allow me to make it perfectly clear that Yeshua Ha Mochiah (Jesus Christ) is the only High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek (Heb 2:17; 4:14-15; 5:1,5,10; 6;20; 7:26; 8:1; 9:11; 10:21); and therefore, its Head.

“Melchizedek” is more of a title than a name. When Scripture says that Yeshua has been “called of God a High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek” (Heb 5:10), a group of people united in a formal way under the banner of the “Order of Melchizedek” is implied. Groups like the Order of Saint John may not be very familiar to many of us in our day, but various religious orders where people have been required to take solemn vows have existed for a very long time… probably since the days of Genesis 14. These have been communities under a religious rule. In Genesis 14’s case, it was the King of Righteousness’s rule. It was this man who was also a priest of Most High God that ruled Salem, which was the predecessor of Jerusalem.

Wherever we find the term “kings and priests” in the Word of God, it’s connected to the first occurrence of “Melchizedek,” because fundamentally Scripture tells us that the Genesis 14 Melchizedek was both a priest and king.

Just like the Order of St. John is an order of chivalry, so is the Order of Melchizedek an order of perfection. If you study all the occurrences of the word “perfection” in Scripture, you get a picture of PERFECT talking about completion, accomplishment or consummation of something, especially in character — being complete in labor, complete in growth, complete in mental character and complete morally. In the Greek (Strong’s 5046), it speaks of a full age or mature man, which is the manifestation of the sons of God spoken of in Romans 8:19. At its root, PERFECT in Scripture speaks of setting out for a definite point or goal – to be just like Jesus – and its fulfillment to the uttermost.

Just so you know, there is not one verse that shows where His people enter the Order of Melchizedek. We must take a common sense and holistic approach to understand this concept. I got the revelation for this concept when I asked Abba: “When are people initially commissioned into the Order of Melchizedek?” He told me an one-liner: “When they enter the Kingdom of God.”

• “Assuredly, I say to you, WHOEVER DOES NOT RECEIVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A LITTLE CHILD WILL BY NO MEANS ENTER IT” (Mark 10:15 NKJV).

• “And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, HOW HARD IT IS FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN RICHES TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD!” (Mark 10:24 NKJV).

• “Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, UNLESS ONE IS BORN OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT, HE CANNOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD” (John 3:5 NKJV).

• “Strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “WE MUST THROUGH MANY TRIBULATIONS ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD”(Acts 14:22 NKJV).

This makes sense, because the sons of God, who are being made kings, have to have entered His Kingdom. Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross was the once for all perfect sacrifice that makes a way for whosoever wills to have access to many heavenly realities. Once we accept the gift of salvation, it takes persistence on our part and focus on the Author and Perfecter of our Faith to join Him in the heavenly work here on earth to become just like Him. As we move unto perfection (becoming a mature son of God), we are learning to be His kings and priests.

Notice that Revelation 1:6 says “And has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father.” Revelation 5:10 also repeats: “And has made us unto our God kings and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.” That phrase “has made us” speaks of a progressive work where people endeavor to make our heavenly position our earthly condition.

The particular segment of His family that are referred to as His royal priesthood has made the first step of entering the Kingdom of God according to the requirements in His Word (John 3:5, 1 Pet 2:9) with the goal of MANIFESTING THE FULLNESS OF BEING MADE KINGS AND PRIESTS TO GOD here on earth as it is in heaven.

Side Note – You know people who have gotten saved by grace through faith (Eph 2:8-9) who never move on from that initial step. Yes. These people are part of His family when they accept His gift of salvation, but those who are part of Order of Melchizedek have chosen to move beyond the entryway state of salvation where they simply “see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

Know that the actions of those in the Order of Melchizedek will speak volumes. Just like Abraham, our completed or perfected faith will be revealed (James 2:20-23).

~ Robin Main

Originally published on September 14, 2014 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/pb.436004819805351.-2207520000.1410796650./745778648827965/?type=1&theater

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• MELCHIZEDEK ARISING 1 – APPEARANCE, TIME & FIRST MINISTRY –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5i6nAIvGjM

• MELCHIZEDEK ARISING – 2 – FORMATION OF NEW LIVING CREATURE –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BElDZaaFqo

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