A Melkizedeq Overview
To encapsulate a Melkizedeq overview; as it relates to Abraham and ultimately the Israelites and thereby extending to us as, the grafted in ‘Commonwealth of Israel’ (Eph.2:12/Rom.11:25/Gen.48:19).
Gen.12 is under the Melkizedeq Priesthood lineage (Heb.7:3); and is Yahweh’s everlasting ‘oath’ *to* Abraham and his descendants (us – Rom 4:16). It is unbreakable / It is unconditional, dependent on YHWH alone (Heb 6:13) – Undefilable by man; not dependent on man.
Gen.15 – The Promise Guarantee Covenant. Made *with* Abraham and his descendants. This covenant was conditional (ie breakable) being attached to a ‘death position’ that YHWH and His Son Yahshua accepted on our behalf (Gen.15:17). Yahshua being the ‘go`el’ hence the ‘Lamb’ of/for Yah. This is where Abraham receives the Melkizedeq mantle thru this covenant exchange.
Gen.17 – The 1st command of Melkizedeq ‘physical circumcision’ – the entry sign/token to the covenants. These covenants Gen.15 (including 17) and Ex.19 were broken by the ‘Gold Calf’ at Ex.32 (Jer.31:31-33).
Ex.19:5 thru 24:8 is the ‘Book of the Covenant’ it is the ‘answer’ (Gal.3:17) to the Gen.15 ‘Promise’. It concluded with a ‘Covenant Confirming Meal’ (Ex.24:9-11). It started by giving the Melkizedeq Priesthood to the entire Israelite nation ‘if’ they kept the Covenant. They did not;
Ex.32 is the ‘Gold Calf’ Covenant break issue that thrust all of Israel into being a nation ‘with’ Levitical Priests instead of the original nation ‘of’ Melkizedeq Priests. This situation ran concurrent till the Death and Resurrection of Yahshua. Ex.32 is also the point at which the entire Israelite nation stopped circumcising anyone (Jos.5:5) for 40yrs till they entered the land.
This ushers in the Levitical ‘Book of the Law’ (Heb.7:11) retroactive to Ex.24:12 (post Covenant ratification – Ex.24:7-8 / Gal.3:15) thru Dt,31:26. This ran concurrent till the time of Yahshua’s crucifixion death. However it is still promulgated (even today) by those (who are many) that do not agree with Heb.7:12, etc.
Jos.5:2 – The 2nd command of Levitical ‘physical circumcision’; after a 40+yr. lapse from Ex.32. Rendering all ‘physical circumcision’ from that point on (including today) ‘Levitical’. The only circumcision to remain is ‘circumcision of the heart’ which is Melkizedeq (Heb.7:3)
The Jer.31:31-33 prophesy of the New Covenant (Ezk.36:26-27) which is Melkizedeq; confirmed at Heb.8:8-10 and blood ratified at Mt.26:28, Mk.14:24, Lk.22:20, etc. on Passover. Reconnecting with Ex.12 the only Melkizedeq Passover in the entire Bible till Yahshua’s Death.
Yahshua’s Passover crucifixion Death – Freeing Him from the constraints of Levitical Law – Examples include; He was crucified naked; His tzitzits were removed ie (same as cut-off – Rom.7:1) – He is now free to be the Melkizedeq High Priest and restore the Melkizedeq Priesthood (1Pt.2:9/Heb.7:12). The Levitical Law reverts back to the original Melkizedeq Law and with it ‘circumcision of the heart’.
Leading to the future Mow`edim/Appointed Time of the yet future Marriage of the Lamb to His Bride – Israel *and* the much hailed ‘Marriage Supper of the Lamb’ the ultimate Covenant Confirming Meal (Ex.24:9-11/Lk.22:20/Rev.19:7; 9).