Our High Priest

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Our High Priest

A little bit or even in some cases a large bit of knowledge is or can be a dangerous thing. Before you go screaming off in to the sunset know that the knowledge we are to seek must be fully-accounted-for.

So what do we know about our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek ?

Heb 5:5 So also Yahshua glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he (YHWH – Yahweh) that said unto him (Yahshua), Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee (Ps.2:7). :6 And he saith also in another place (Ps.110:4), Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Heb_6:20 … even Yahshua, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Heb_7:21 For those (Livite) priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, YHWH sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:

Ps.110:4 YHWH hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. (Ps 110:1 “… The LORD said unto my Lord …” KJV – or most correctly – YHWH said to Adonai)

What can we know about this phrase ‘the order of Melchizedek’?

The word ‘order’ (H1700 דּברה – dibra^h) can mean – command or authoritative instruction; a request or an invoice for services or goods; or a specialized grouping – whether in (an over time) lineage succession of or an immediate grouping of ie a ‘hood’ – Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Knighthood, Neighborhood; Priesthood, etc.

This ‘specialized grouping’ is not the same as, is separate from, does not include the Levitical Priesthood.

Heb 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and NOT be called after the order of Aaron?

The Melchizedek Priesthood spans from pre-creation to re-creation. The Israelites were to continue the Melchizedek Priesthood – BUT – they broke the Covenant (Ex.32:10, Jer.31:32). They were no longer eligible to be in the Melchizedek Priesthood (this included Aaron and his sons) – they were thrust into a Levite only Priesthood. The plan ‘B’ Levitical Priesthood was born. It lasted till the death and resurrection of Yahshua.

Heb 7:13 For he of whom these (Melchizedek) things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe (Judah), of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14 For it is evident that Yahshua sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning (Levitical) priesthood.

(There are ongoing Levitical Priesthood considerations mainly dealing with and thru ‘the sons of Aaron’)

Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

This is not a ‘change’ to no law, nor is it a change to no priesthood. It is a reversion back to the pre-covenant break Melchizedek plan ‘A’ values with its Melchizedek law (both covenant and non-covenant).

Examples of Melchizedek Covenant Law would include; inheritance of the Land (Israel – Gen.15:7), the 10 Com’dts (Ex.20), Appointed Time Feastdays, Sabbatical year (Jubilee – by implication), Sabbath (Ex.23), the Melchizedek Priesthood (Ex.19:5-6 ‘if’ they would heed His voice and keep covenant – they did not), etc.

Examples of Melchizedek non-Covenant Law would include; Clean Meats (Gen.7), the pronouncements of Gen.48 & 49, Passover, Redeeming the 1st Born, a one time tithe (of the net not the gross – ‘spoils’ Heb.7:4) evidenced and preserved at Gen.14, Physical Circumcision (the 1st Melchizedek command – Gen.17:10-11).

Examples of Levitical non-Covenant Law would include; prohibition of fire on Sabbath (Ex.35:3), Tzitzit (Prayer Shawl – by implication), Day of Atonement, Tephillim, Phylacteries (Head & Arm bands), continual compulsory Levitical tithing, Physical Circumcision (the 2nd Levitical command – Jos.5:2)

It must be understood that anything before Ex.24:11 is Melchizedek and that anything after Ex.24:12 is Levitical – However; there are restated (still in effect) Melchizedek values redundant in the Levitical law – both in effect for the balance of Torah and the TaNaK until the birth, death and resurrection of Yahshua.

Physical Circumcision of Gen.17 was a Melchizedek value until the Covenant break of Ex.32 for then the Israelites stopped circumcising their young for the next 40 + yrs (Jos.5:5).

Jos 5:5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had **not** circumcised.

Jos 5:2 At that time YHWH said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

Did you catch that; ‘the second time’ – When was the 1st? Answer – Gen.17

The edict of Jos.5:2 is clearly under the post Covenant break (Ex.32) Levitical Priesthood (Num.3:12).

So what this intelligently means is that of those today circumcising for a biblical religious value are being obedient to Jos.5:2 and NOT to Gen.17 as is almost exclusively supposed. Hence Paul was correct; substantiated on the evidence of YHWH’s Word.

Heb 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people
received the law,) {12 … the priesthood being changed, [also] a change of the law.}

1Cor 7:19 … Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, …

But – but; what about Passover?;

Ex 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to YHWH, let  all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.

This originally was the only Melchizedek value in Torah on the subject of Passover in the entire Bible. But then the New Covenant/Testament (post Crucifixion – current Resurrection) is a Melchizedek value also;

Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart (Gen.6:8-9, Dt.10:16), in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Yah.

Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of (Melchizedek) Messiah (Yahshua):

There is much more to be discovered and considered. I have written 2 books + on this and related subject matter – 1] The Covenants of Promise, 2] Back to the Melchizedek Future 3] My Doctoral Dissertation on; The Division of Covenant and Law – Each are available on PDF download for a donation of a least $15.00; sent to; (include your selection along with a valid working eMail eddress)

Dr. David L. Perry P.O. Bx 1111 Bloomington Calif. 92316

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