The Royalty Mentality
- There are Kingdom battles.
- We can win those battles even when facing insurmountable odds just like 318 men faced a vast army.
- Training is key to victory.
Let’s pick up our story with Abram. He returns from his victory and is greeted by the King of Sodom. But here is where I think the story becomes fascinating. Listen in:
Genesis 14: 18-20 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
And blessed be God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.”
Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Here are some of my thoughts: First isn’t it fascinating that we remember the death and resurrection of Christ through communion by receiving bread and the wine??? So interesting. Also, Abram knew this King and knew what to do with him. He gave him a tenth of everything.
Why is that do you think?
Who is this King Melchizedek?
He is a King and a priest of God Most High. Don’t lose the significance of this fact. Paul gives us another look at this King in Hebrews 7:
Melchizedek the Priest
This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
Okay, this gets weird here. Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning or end of life, resembling the Son of God.
What do we do with this? I have searched my Bible commentaries and read a ton of stuff this past week to wrap my head around this King. Some believe Melchizedek was the preincarnate Christ. Some believe he was the first King of Jerusalem. But I ask you to go with me here and let’s just look at the scriptures.
He was a king of peace, of righteousness and Abram knew him and knew his authority over the land (Kingdom) and offered him a tithe. My thoughts are that this was a King/Priest of God Most High. A King that represented God’s Kingdom…… here on earth….
God’s Kingdom here on earth.
God’s Kingdom come to earth.
I believe God delivered His authority, his word, his will through this Kingly Priest -Melchizedek. At the beginning of time the Kingdom of God was here upon earth. Through this High Priest God’s power and presence was on earth and God did great things through people, people who were trained in the ways of the Lord. People who prayed and worshiped El.
Could it be that King Melchizedek was actually a heavenly priest? Something to ponder?
Okay, recap. The first established High Priest was Melchizedek. The next priestly line was established through Aaron and his sons, a Levitical Priesthood.
Read this from one commentary:
The writer of Hebrews made several references in chapters 5–7 to Jesus’ priesthood being of the “order of Melchizedek” as opposed to Levitical in nature. The author of Hebrews cited Ps. 110:4. For the writer of Hebrews, only Jesus, whose life could not be destroyed by death, fit the psalmist’s description of a priest of “the order of Melchizedek.” ~Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary.
So what happened? God’s Kingdom on earth disappears. Do you know how and why?
Oh, the plot thickens. And each piece of the story absolutely has everything to do with us today. We must press on in this journey to see the puzzle pieces come together.
My question today. Who in the heck was King Melchizedek? Read Ps. 110:4 and then Hebrews 7:1-10. Share your thoughts. Remember in this place there is no judgment, only love. If you disagree, please do so in love as we travel to the end of this journey.
I promise you the best still awaits. It’s our turn to be written into this grand story. Stay tuned. Leave your answers today and I will see you in the comments.
Friday: What happened to the Kingdom of God here on Earth? Our story will quicken in it's pace as we will soon discover why all this is critical to us today. See you Friday, Hugs, Lynn