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Pamphlet 1958 Hebrews kc 12-1

You will even find in Bible commentaries
that many supposed learned men
refer to Melchisedec as a "mysterious" one.

Let's study this marvelous seventh chapter of Hebrews,
a chapter misunderstood by many who even use it to claim
that Jesus Christ had no lineage connected to the tribe of Levi.

However, such is not the case at all, as we shall document in our next study. #1959

Again, remember and understand that the reason for such shallow understanding
has already been addressed by Paul in that "babes" are unable to discern the depth
of what he is "uttering" from the law and the prophets,
and specifically to what he is trying to relate to our minds concerning that which is written of Melchisedec.

You will even find in Bible commentaries that many supposed learned men refer to Melchisedec as a "mysterious" one.

Of course you never hear Paul, a truly wise and learned man,
refer to him as such, for the King of the Just is no mystery to the "just",
those of God's elect who have eyes to see and ears to hear,
those who love Him enough to work and labor in the field to come to truly know Him!

However, before we get started in our study of this remarkable and revealing chapter seven,
perhaps it would benefit some if we first jumped ahead to the first few verses of chapter eight
where Paul gives a summary of what he has taught so far and what he is going to teach us in this seventh chapter.

That way we can keep locked in our minds the conclusion of the many details Paul gives to us
in this chapter leading up to and confirming our spiritual understanding.

Here's the first part of the summary:

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Up to this point Paul has made it clear to us
concerning the depth of the mercy and compassion our high priest and advocate,
who sits at the right hand of the throne in heaven,
has for us because He came to this earth to dwell in the flesh
and experience the trials and temptations common to us all.

To that end, it is so important that we understand that our Father did not ask us to do anything
He was not willing to do Himself. (Consider that throughout today's study.)

You see, it is not so much a matter that we can never say nor claim
that He does not know and understand what we are going through,
which thing we can never do because of what He has done,
but rather to confirm in the hearts of those who love and serve Him
that He in fact does know and understand.

By this alone we know how great and loving a Father we have.

But the point Paul is going to make here in chapter seven
is that our High Priest is eternal, after the order or rank of Melchisedec,
whose very name means King of the Just.

And "the order", "the rank", of Melchisedec doesn't get any higher than that,
as we shall see, because neither his kingship nor his priesthood was of man!

The conclusion of the matter is, that neither was Christ's kingship nor priesthood of man,
because as it was promised and written (Ps. 110:4),
and declared by the oath of God that He would be a priest "after the order of Melchisedec"!

Open your eyes and ears and learn from your Father's Word.

[2] A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Again, though Christ would come to this earth and be born of woman,
descending in the flesh from both the kingship line (Judah)
and the priesthood line (Levi),
His priesthood would not be of man but after the order of Melchisedec,
whose priesthood was likewise not of man.

Actually, if you truly understand what Paul is explaining to us in this chapter,
it should give you a more in-depth understanding of the name "Emmanuel",
which means God with us... God tabernacling with men.

Paul now explains the priesthood of Melchisedec and once again...
if you open your eyes and ears...
there is no mystery here and you will be able to "discern"
just how great this person is who is called the King of the Just and the King of Peace.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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