BY: E. E. BROOKS
JESUS WAS MAD SIMILAR TO MELCHIZEDEK
JESUS WAS TRANSLATED ON THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION
YOUR BODY = PROMISED LAND = WHOLE EARTH
WHY DON’T WE HEAR ABOUT MELCHIZEDEK IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
THE FULLNESS OF THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
Very little is said about Melchizedek in the Bible. There is even less said about him in the church realm. I was raised in a major denomination for 20 years. I also attended their Bible College for 2 years. Never in all those years did I hear any sermon or teaching on Melchizedek. I would often ask, “Who is Melchizedek?”
Hebrews 7:1 For this Melchizedek, King of Salem, Priest of the Most High God, Who Met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
When ever I would ask someone about Melchizedek the reply was usually “Who?” I would say, “Melchizedek.” One person replied, “Do you mean Methuselah, the guy who lived 969 years?” I said, “No Melchizedek, the guy who met Abraham and is STILL ALIVE as reported in Hebrews!” He looked at me funny and said, “What? You mean Melchizedek was still alive when Hebrews was written?” I then started to turn my Bible to Hebrews 7:8 where it says that someone WITNESSED meeting Melchizedek and reported that HE LIVETH
Hebrews 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom IT IS WITNESSED that HE (Melchizedek!) LIVETH.
The author of the book of Hebrews knew someone who saw Melchizedek! An unnamed person in Hebrews bares witness that Melchizedek was Still Alive. The same Melchizedek that received tithes from Abraham in Genesis was still walking this earth. I believe with all my heart that Melchizedek is still on earth today and is Alive & Well! It is no coincidence that there are multiple references to the “Order of Melchizedek” as having the power of an Endless Life. There is relatively little written about Melchizedek in Hebrews. There are only 2 references to Melchizedek in the Old Testament. The Old Testament spelling is a little different, Melchizedek. The New Testament spelling is Melchisedec but both are referring to the same person. Melchizedek is a Priest and Jesus is a Priest. There is a traditional teaching that says Melchizedek is Jesus. There are several reasons why Jesus can NOT be Melchizedek and we will look at those scriptures which prove it.
Hebrews 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the Similitude of Melchizedek there ariseth ANOTHER PRIEST (Jesus!)
This verse clearly states that Jesus is similar to but different than Melchizedek! Jesus is Not Melchizedek. He is ANOTHER PRIEST made Like Melchizedek. Contrary to tradition, Jesus is very much like Melchizedek but they are not the same. They’re TWO different people. Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus has a Father. Jesus is the Son of the Highest. He also was born of a virgin and has a Mother. It is safe to say that Jesus has a Father and a Mother unlike Melchizedek!
Hebrews 7:3 Without Father, Without Mother, without descent, having Neither Beginning of days, Nor End of Life; but made Like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
OK there it is. Melchizedek was without Mother and without Father. Jesus has a Mother and a Father, so therefore Jesus is Not Melchizedek. This verse also tells us that Melchizedek is LIKE the SON. They resemble each other! Here is the same verse in another translation;
Hebrews 7:3 Without Father, without Mother, without genealogy, having Neither Beginning of days nor End of Life, but Resembling the Son of God, He (Melchizedec) remains a Priest Forever. (NRSV)
Melchizedek and Jesus are alike in many ways but it is obvious that they are two separate individuals. One way they are alike is that they both will be a Priest, Forever and both have the power of an Endless Life. Death will never claim Melchizedek or Jesus. Both of them will Live Forever. Father and Sons resemble each other in that they both look and act alike!
JESUS WAS MADE SIMILAR TO MELCHIZEDEC
Hebrews 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the SIMILITUDE of Melchizedek there ariseth Another Priest, (Jesus) 16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the Power of an Endless Life. (KJV)
Hebrews 5:6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest For Ever after the Order of Melchizedek. (KJV)
Hebrews 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest For Ever after the Order of Melchizedek. (KJV)
That’s why Melchizedek is still alive, he has the power of an ENDLESS LIFE! Jesus also has that same power over death. Jesus is a Priest after the Order of Melchizedek and WE ARE TOO! Melchizedek Priests are immortal in their physical bodies. Jesus brought “immortality to light” through the Gospel! Jesus is our example and our forerunner.
2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: (KJV)
“We shall Not all Sleep” or Die! There will be a group who follow Jesus into the Melchizedek Priesthood and not die in the physical body. They will enter the Most Holy Place where only the High Priest goes.
Hebrews 6:19-20 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which Entereth into that Within the Veil ( the Most Holy Place!); 20 Whither the Forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an High Priest For Ever after the Order of Melchizedek. (KJV)
Jesus said if we believed his words, then we would Never Die! If Jesus said it, then it IS possible. Jesus knew about the Melchizedek Priesthood and the power of an endless life in the physical body.
John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me Shall Never Die. Believest thou this? (KJV)
John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep My saying, he shall Never See Death. (KJV)
I feel there is ample evidence to show exactly who Melchizedek is, even with the few scriptures we have. First we must realize that this subject is not for the immature babes in the Lord. The author of Hebrews wanted to teach them about Melchizedek but refrained from doing so. Why? Because the people were not ready.
Hebrews 5:10-13 Called of God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. 11 Of Whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of Milk, and not of Strong Meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. (KJV)
According to that scripture, the subject of Melchizedek is not for those in the milk realm. This subject is STRONG MEAT for those who are Mature. Now it’s time to teach the mature ones. It is wise to keep our “wineskins” oiled as we search for answers. We must remain flexible so that our wineskins will not break. New Wine always stretches the wineskin. New Wine is New Truth. New truth will always expand your mind. Let’s examine some old facts about Melchizedek and look at them in a NEW Light! Are you flexible?
MELCHIZEDEK: is a King and a Priest, has No mother or father, has No beginning, has No ending, has the Power of an Endless Life, received tithes from Abraham, was witnessed to be alive in Hebrews, set up an Eternal Priestly Order, Jesus was made similar to him!
Just exactly Who is Melchizedek? Who do you know that is “without a Father?” Who is it that is “without a Mother?” Who is it that is “without Beginning?” Who do you know “without End of Life?” Jesus was made in the Similitude of Melchizedek! Well do you know of anyone who would fit all those things AND is similar to Jesus? I can only think of ONE who is without a Father! It seems to me that Melchizedek can only be God the Father, Himself! Can you think of anyone who can fit this great description other than the Most High God? Think long and hard then try to come up with anyone who could possibly be without Beginning and Ending, without Father and Mother if it’s not God?
Melchizedek is the King of Righteousness & the King of Peace. “Salem” means “Peace.”
Hebrews 7:1-2 For this Melchizedek, King of Salem, Priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of Righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace; (KJV)
Melchizedek is the King of Righteousness – Jesus is the Son of Righteousness!
Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he (God) saith, Thy Throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a Sceptre of Righteousness is the Sceptre of thy Kingdom.
Melchizedek is the King of Peace. – Jesus is called the Prince of Peace! – A Prince is the Son of a King! The Prince of Peace would be the Son of the King of Peace. If Melchizedek is the King of Peace, then he must be the Father of the Prince of Peace who is Jesus.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (KJV)
As a child Jesus was a Prince, when he matured he became the King! Melchisedec is not only a King but also a High Priest. Jesus also became a King and a High Priest!
Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more Perfect Tabernacle (Perfect Body), Not Made With Hands that is to say, not of this building, (structure.)
Our heavenly Father, the Most High God also says he does not dwell in structures but rather in a physical body! If Melchizedek really is God the Father in the Flesh, then he must have a glorified body exactly like the one HE gave to Jesus (to dwell in forever!)
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the Most High dwelleth Not in Temples Made With Hands; as saith the prophet, (KJV)
God does NOT dwell in Temples or Churches made with hands. Those tabernacles are made with brick and mortar! The Physical Body was created by GOD the FATHER as His habitation! God created Adam’s Physical Body as well as yours! God intends to dwell in the Flesh, which He created! Remember in John 1, “The Word became Flesh” and dwelt among us! God dwells in Flesh! God the Father gave Jesus a Physical Body of Flesh! Jesus still occupies that same body today, right now. God the Father glorified the same body Jesus was born with! Here in Luke 24, Jesus now has his glorified body and he is translated right before the very eyes of the disciples! Jesus appears out of “nowhere” and lets the disciples examine his new body! Jesus says, “Handle Me!”
Luke 24:36-43—36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, “Why are ye troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts?” 39 Behold my Hands and my Feet, that it is I myself: Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 43 And he took it, and did eat before them. (KJV)
Remember when they checked the tomb after Jesus was crucified and his Body was gone? Jesus kept his body! He will dwell in it forever because he is a Priest after the Order of Melchizedek! Melchizedek also has a glorified physical body of flesh.
Melchizedek gave Abraham some Bread and Wine. It is safe to say he intended them to be consumed. Melchizedek could also partake of the bread & wine with Abraham because he had a physical body. Jesus also ate and drank with his glorified body. Melchizedek gave Bread and Wine. Jesus gave his Body as the Bread and his Blood as the Wine.
When Melchizedek gave the Bread and Wine to Abraham, I believe they had a communion. Abraham had a communion with Melchizedek who is the Father. They both sat down and they ate and drank together, King Melchizedek and Abraham and there was a reason for it. It was symbolic of the time when He, the Father, would give the blood and body of Jesus, His Son. Remember when Jesus sat with the 12 Disciples and broke bread and wine with them? It was just like when Melchizedek ate bread & wine with Abraham. Like Father, Like Son!
Melchizedek transferred His Seed through that communion with Abraham. Bread is Grain or SEED and oil. Abraham was chosen to bring forth the seed of the promised Son. The Most High God appeared as Melchizedek in the Flesh to Abraham. Melchizedek transferred His Seed to Abraham like Jesus transferred His Father’s Seed to the Sons. Both were symbolically transferred by partaking of the Bread and Wine. We symbolically partake of the Body & Blood of Jesus when we accept him as our savior. Then we have the Hidden Manna within us!
Now we know that Jesus has a physical glorified body and yet he dwells within our Hearts! Jesus is Not limited to his physical body. He also has a corporate body! It’s Called the “Body of Christ.” It is safe to say that Jesus has a Glorified Physical Body AND he has a Spiritual Body of Believers as well. He has BOTH at the same time. If Jesus were to walk through the walls some night at your house and sit down while you were having dinner you would initially be surprised. But you would not be totally taken by surprise because Jesus has done that before! Jesus appeared to the disciples and ate fish with them while he was in his physical body. We have no trouble seeing Jesus with a glorified physical body AND at the same time see that he dwells within each and every believer.
Is it such a stretch to think that God the Father would have FIRST created a glorified physical body for himself? Jesus said, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father!” Jesus grew up into the Fullness of the Father and Jesus has a glorified physical body! Therefore the Father Must have a glorified physical body. If Jesus is exactly like the Father, then the Father must have a glorified body of Flesh as well.
God made US in HIS image and likeness. He made us with flesh, He made Jesus His Son with flesh, and God the Father also has flesh! God’s Glory is destined to inhabit Flesh. He intends to DWELL in the Temples HE created. God created our physical body of flesh, but it must be transformed or glorified to become like His glorious body!
We have flesh. Jesus has flesh. Melchizedek has flesh. All three have flesh right now.
If God the Father were to walk in through the walls of your home while you were having dinner some night, you would probably be very surprised. Why, because we have not pictured God the Father in a Glorified Body. Let me emphasize that God is NOT limited to that Body. It is merely a vehicle of expression, the one God chose in his infinite wisdom. He can eat bread & wine like you, me and Jesus. This creates a different picture of the Father in our minds. We can relate to the Father in a physical way because he has a body like we have. We can think about the day when we can thank him in person for what he has done. We can hug his neck and sit down for a dinner with him and Jesus someday (at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!).
It’s easy to see that a Son grows up to be like his Father. Jesus grew up to become a King and a Priest and has a glorified body of flesh. Jesus IS also GOD. Jesus is ONE with the Father yet they are two separate beings.
The Father is God and he has a body (Melchizedek)
Jesus is God and he has a body
Jesus said, “Ye are Gods” and you have a body.
Those in the Melchizedek Priesthood will become One with Jesus and the Father. The “Order” of Melchizedek is like a “Union” or a “Brotherhood.” A Union or Brotherhood acts as ONE unit. ALL those who “Join” themselves to this “Union” will become ONE in Spirit AND they will also keep their physical Body!
1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is Joined unto the Lord is One Spirit. (KJV)
Jesus has a glorified physical body not made with hands. Why would it be a stretch to think that the FATHER also would have a glorified body? Melchizedek has all the attributes which God the Father has. (Without “Beginning or End,,” “Mother or Father,” “Power of Endless Life” etc.)
Who is it that we pay tithes to? We pay tithes to God! Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. Years later the tithes were paid to the tribe of “Levi.” BUT Even Levi PAID tithes to Melchizedek! Levi was not to be born for many years to come but LEVI met Melchizedek when he was still in Abraham’s LOINS!
Hebrews 7:8-10 And here Men that Die receive tithes; but there He (Melchizedek!) receiveth them, of Whom It Is Witnessed That He (Melchizedek!) LIVETH. 9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, Payed Tithes in Abraham. 10 For He (LEVI) was yet in the loins of his father (Abraham), when Melchizedek met HIM (LEVI!)
Who do you know that can meet someone while they are still in the loins of their natural father? Can you meet your future great, great, great grandson who will be born years from now? Who is it that has this ability to meet people before they are even Born? Who is this Melchizedek if he is NOT God? Melchizedek met Levi before Levi was born. Then after they met, LEVI PAID tithes to Melchizedek! All that took place before Levi was even born and the author of Hebrews tells us that someone witnessed seeing Melchizedek, Still Alive. It was witnessed that Melchizedek was STILL Alive after thousands of Years!
Jesus was MADE in the SIMILITUDE of MELCHIZEDEK! Jesus was a Priest therefore the Father Must Also BE A PRIEST. Jesus said if you have seen me, then you have seen the Father. Jesus Only did the Father’s will. Jesus became a High Priest Like His Father.
Jesus is God. – Jesus is a Priest. – Therefore God can also be a Priest.
Jesus grew up into the fullness of the Father and became a High Priest like His Father is! The Father IS the High Priest, in fact he is the Most High Priest. If we have seen Jesus the High Priest then we have seen the Father the High Priest. That’s how Melchizedek can be a Priest OF the Most High God and STILL BE THE MOST HIGH GOD! Jesus IS God and yet he is a Priest OF God. Melchizedek IS God the Father and yet he is a Priest OF God! ONLY A PRIEST can offer up a Sacrifice!
The “High Priests” after the Order of Aaron, were just a type of the Most High Priest, (Melchizedek, Priest of the Most High.) It takes a High Priest to make Atonement for the sins of the people. God, the Father was the only High Priest who could have offered up Jesus, the Lamb of God. God the High Priest is Melchizedek. It was the Father who offered up the supreme sacrifice which was Jesus, the Lamb of God. Jesus was the Sacrifice and the Father was the High Priest. The Most High God was also the Most High Priest and his name is Melchizedek! Melchizedek is the Most High God in the Flesh! Melchizedek is El-Elyon (the Most High in a glorified physical body).
God is the High Priest and the sacrifice is God’s Own Son. Just like he told Abraham to offer up Isaac as a sacrifice, God would watch his own Son who would someday be crucified. God provided a sacrifice and Isaac was spared, but only at the last minute.
Abraham still went through all the mental agony involved with sacrificing one’s own Son. Abraham was shown what God the Father would go through. Melchizedek is the True Father of Jesus, not Abraham. Jesus is the Son of the Highest! That is El-Elyon, the Most High God.
Melchizedek met Abraham but chose not to reveal himself as to who he really was, the real Father. God used the loins of Abraham to eventually bring the promised seed, the real Passover Sacrifice, Jesus the Lamb of God.
God dwells in glorified Flesh, like the glorified body Jesus has. The Supreme Sacrifice was not a lamb but rather was a physical Body of Flesh. The Body of Jesus was the Sacrifice offered by God the Father. God saved the Flesh of his supreme sacrifice. Jesus did not loose his flesh, he saved it. The Glory of the Father presently dwells in the physical fleshly body of Jesus, as well as His Own. God the Father is interested in Saving Flesh! The “Word” became “Flesh!”
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no FLESH be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Therefore, Flesh WILL be saved!)
Those who follow Jesus into the Melchizedek Priesthood will also have a glorified physical body. They will not die at any time. We are also Kings & Priests after the Order of Melchizedek. The Manifested Sons of God will be like Jesus & Melchizedek and receive a glorified Body of Flesh.
Romans 8:19, 22-23 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the Manifestation of the Sons of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the Redemption of our Body (Flesh.)
Jesus received the redemption or salvation of his body of flesh and so will the Sons of God. They will sit IN God’s Throne! (Rev 3:21) They will become KINGS AND PRIESTS, exactly like Jesus and the Father!
Melchizedek is a King and a Priest! –
Jesus is a King and a Priest! –
You are a King and a Priest!
Revelation 1:6 And hath made US Kings and Priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (KJV)
In the natural, when a King dies the Prince becomes the King. In the Melchizedek Order there is NO DEATH. Melchizedek has the power of an Endless LIFE. Jesus was a Prince and became a King, yet the Father did not die. The Father or Melchizedek has no beginning or ending. He is still alive and well. It would seem that one is inducted into this “Order” through Translation! Translation is having one’s own physical body move supernaturally from one Place to another or change from one Form to another. Translation involves the body and those who have been translated still have their flesh. Death is the Last Enemy to be overcome. Enoch was translated by God so that he wouldn’t die!
Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was Translated <3346> that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had Translated him: for before his Translation <3331> he had this testimony, that he pleased God. (KJV)
The Greek words for “Translate” and “Translation” used here to describe what Enoch went through, are exactly the same words for “Change” and “Changed” in the Priesthood in the following verse:
Hebrews 7:12 For the Priesthood being Changed <3346> (Translated!), there is made of necessity a Change<3331> (Translation) also of the Law.
Enoch was Translated and he did Not Die! The same exact word, which is used to describe Enoch’s Translation is also used to describe what the Melchizedek Priesthood will experience. One enters this Priesthood through translation, Like Enoch! They’re the exact same Greek words.
“The Priesthood being Changed” — “The Priesthood being TRANSLATED.”
The Old Law ALSO went through a Translation like Enoch. The Law was translated from the Tables of Stone to the fleshly Tables of our Hearts. The Old Law was Translated from Death to Life through Jesus the Priest after the Order of Melchizedek. The Law went from the “Dead Letter” to being “Spirit and Life.” The spiritual transformation of the Law was when Jesus said, “Love is the fulfilling of the Law!” Love God and Love your Neighbor, and there is the sum of the whole Law. If we can do that, we will never DIE! Jesus said that some shall NEVER SEE DEATH.
John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep My Saying (Not the Old Law), He shall never see death. (KJV)
Enoch was Translated that he should not see death. It is a fair assumption to say that Enoch entered the Melchizedek Priesthood. He was Translated into Life without seeing death. Right now today, Enoch has the same body he was born with, but it has been translated!
JESUS WAS TRANSLATED ON THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION
Matthew 17:2 And was Transfigured before them: and his Face (Body) did Shine as the Sun, and his raiment was white as the light. (KJV)
The word here for “Transfigured” is the Greek word “Metamorphoo” or our English word Metamorphosis.
Those who enter the Melchizedek Priesthood will be translated or transfigured or metamorphosed in the physical Body. They like Melchizedek, Enoch, Jesus and others, will have the power of an Endless Life in the physical Body.
The Sons will be Translated into the Throne. This Kingdom is Not inherited through Death! This Kingdom is a brotherhood of Kings. The Righteous Kings are those who are after the Order of Melchizedek, King of Righteousness and King of Peace.
Hebrews 7:2 To whom (Melchizedek) also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of Righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace; (KJV)
Romans 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but Righteousness, and Peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (KJV)
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath Translated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son: (KJV)
Jesus was translated during the Feast of Tabernacles on the Mount of Transfiguration. Perhaps it was then when Jesus entered the Melchizedek Priesthood. At that point Jesus had the power over death. After his translation or transfiguration, he could move through the crowds unnoticed.
Jesus could translate and walk right through a crowd and still remain unseen. They really wanted to kill him but they could not. Jesus was hidden and yet he walked right through the middle of those looking for him!
John 7:30 Then they sought to take him (Jesus): but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. (KJV)
John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus Hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. (KJV)
I believe Jesus had the ability to translate from one place to another before the crucifixion. Translation is not the full promise but it appears to be the first step toward the fullness. But this is not to be confused with the final Glorified body he received After he ascended to the Father.
Enoch was Translated but later in the same chapter it says that he Did Not Receive the Promise! It seems that Translation comes first then the Completion of the Glorified Body Comes Later at the Time appointed by the Father!
Galatians 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the Father. (KJV)
It doesn’t say Enoch would Never receive the Promise. The Promise can only come at the time appointed of the Father. I’m convinced that Enoch WILL receive the Promise of the Father because he has his body of flesh.
Hebrews 11:39 And these All (Including Enoch!), having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: (KJV) Jesus was Translated on the Mount of Transfiguration and was then Later fully Glorified. Translation seems to be the first step in the process of Metamorphosis. There’s an element of time spent in a cocoon. Metamorphosis implies a process, which may involve more than one step.
Enoch was Translated but had not received the Promise, Yet. If you still have your flesh then you can still inherit the 100-fold promise like Jesus did. God dwells in flesh like Jesus does. Philip was also Translated and he was not fully glorified. His Body was transformed and supernaturally moved from one place to another.
Acts 8:39-40 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord Caught Away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea. (KJV)
Jesus had been translated and shone like the sun before he was glorified completely. He did not want Mary Magdalene to touch him when he appeared at the empty tomb! There was more to be done to his body, even after Jesus was translated, crucified and risen from the tomb! Jesus said, “Don’t touch me yet!”
John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet Ascended to my Father:… (KJV) It wasn’t until later on, AFTER Jesus was fully completed, that he allowed those to touch him in his flesh, his Fully Glorified Flesh! Jesus now had ascended to the Father! Now Thomas could touch Jesus and put his hand in the nail scared hand! Jesus now says, “Touch me!”
John 20:26-28 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” (NIV)
Jesus was Translated in through a shut door. He then manifested in the flesh. Thomas could touch his hands and side. Thomas could then also kiss and hug Jesus his risen Lord. Jesus has a body of flesh and so does Melchizedek. We’ve all been like Thomas at times and we will touch him too!
The real Promised Land is your Physical Body. God will fill Your “Whole Earth” with his Glory! Adam’s Body was formed of the dust of the Earth. Your Body is the Earth, which will be filled with the Glory of God! The Glory of the Father will fill your whole earthen body! The Promise is the Fullness of Glory in the Body, exactly like Jesus & the Father have.
1 John 3:2…When He shall appear, We Shall Be Like Him. (KJV)
YOUR BODY = PROMISED LAND = WHOLE EARTH!
Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts: the Whole Earth is Full of His Glory. (KJV)
Psalm 72:19…Let the Whole Earth be Filled with His Glory; Amen
Revelation 18:1…and the Earth was Lightened with His Glory. (KJV) ;
The Promise is the Glory of the Father in your Physical Body. It’s Christ in you the Hope of Glory.
Jesus did not have his life taken from him! Jesus laid down his own life, just as Isaac had to be willing to lay down upon the alter. Isaac was no child, he was around 40 when Abraham was to sacrifice him. Isaac could have headed for the hills but he didn’t. Abraham and Isaac are a picture of Melchisedek and Jesus. (The Father and Jesus)
John 10:17-18 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I Lay Down My Life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. (KJV)
Jesus prayed “Not my will but thine be done.” Jesus laid down his Body or Life as the Supreme Sacrifice. Jesus was translated from Death to Life. When Jesus willingly Laid down the sacrifice of His own Body, then He was then acting as his Own Priest!
The Priest lays down the sacrifice. Jesus laid down his Own life. Jesus became a High Priest like His Father. We are Priests after the Order of Melchizedek! We are also told to present a sacrifice! If you want to Join the Order of Melchizedek, it will cost you everything!
You must present YOUR BODY as a Living Sacrifice and become your own Priest before the Lord. During the Feast of Tabernacles they built “booths” and every man became his own Priest before God!
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech YOU therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present YOUR BODIES a LIVING SACRIFICE, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but BE YE TRANSFORMED (In Body) by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Those in the Melchizedek Priesthood will present their physical bodies as a Living Sacrifice. They will not give a tenth unto God they will give 100%.
The Kings & Priests after the Order of Melchizedek will be Transformed in the Body, or Metamorphosed in the Flesh by the renewing of the Mind (Soul). They will have the Mind of Christ. They will be one with the Father and Jesus. They will be like them in Spirit and Soul and Body! (1Thes. 5:23)
WHY DON’T WE HEAR ABOUT MELCHIZEDEK IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION?
Since He cannot die, where and how does He fit into the final picture? If Melchizedek is Father, then who is He? Who is this Great “Man” who Abraham paid tithes to? Not God then who?
Hebrews 7:4 Now Consider How Great this Man (Melchizedek) was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
Who is this Great One of whom Jesus was made SIMILAR to? Jesus is both God & Man and so is the Father. He is Spirit yet he has Flesh! Why is Melchizedek not mentioned in Revelation? Jesus was made after the likeness of Melchizedek! Hebrews 7:15-17 And it is yet far more evident: for that After The Similitude of Melchizedek there ariseth Another Priest, 16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but After the Power of an Endless Life. 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a Priest For Ever after the Order of Melchizedek. (KJV)
There were Three major feasts in the Old Testament. Every man in Israel was required to keep all three of these feasts.
The Feast of Passover – The Feast of Pentecost – The Feast of Tabernacles
These were but a type and a shadow of what would fully come. Jesus is the Passover Lamb, which was slain for the sins of the world. During Passover we learn all about Jesus. When the Feast of Passover had fully come Jesus knew his hour had come to be crucified.
John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world… (KJV)
When the Feast of Pentecost had fully come, the Holy Spirit was revealed to the world according to the Bible. During the Feast of Pentecost we learn all about the Holy Spirit. We learn about the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit etc.
It’s no coincidence that God the Father would Reveal Himself during the Feast of Tabernacles! We expect to learn more about our heavenly Father during Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles has Not Fully come yet. But we are expecting it at any time now.
During Passover we learned about Jesus.
During Pentecost we learned about the Holy Spirit.
During Tabernacles we will learn about the Father
When God glorifies the physical body of the “Overcomers” or the “Sons of God,” then the Feast of Tabernacles will have fully come. All creation is currently waiting for this event. God’s GLORY will dwell in the Physical Bodies which are Not made with Hands! We must go beyond Passover and Pentecost. We are now at the end of the Pentecost age and are on the threshold of Tabernacles. We must prepare for the New thing God is about to do.
THE FULLNESS OF THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
“The TABERNACLE OF GOD is with MEN!”
Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, The Tabernacle of God is with Men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them…(KJV)
Revelation 18:1 I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the Earth was Lightened with his Glory. (KJV)
Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the Glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
There are 30 – 60 and 100 fold Christians. Some will become One with Jesus and the Father. Some will actually sit IN God’s Throne! These will not die but be translated into the Melchizedek Priesthood. They’ll receive the full Glory of the Father in their Body and Shine Like the Sun even as Jesus does!
Matthew 13:43 Then the Righteous will Shine like the Sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen! (NRSV)
Jesus has a Glorified Body and some day you will meet him and be able to shake hands with him, embrace him and personally thank him face to face! When we see Jesus, “We shall be Like Him!” And remember that Jesus “is Like Melchizedek” the Father!
The Father is the same way. Some day you will meet him and he will embrace you! He loves you with an everlasting Love. The Father is approachable and he is lovable. The true nature of the Father is Love, Mercy and Forgiveness. That’s the highest nature of God. We need to get to know the Most High God in a more personal way than ever before. The Most High God is El-Elyon, and when we see the Father, “We shall be like Him too!” We all shall be ONE!
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