Bill Britton The Melchizidec Priesthood
Bill Britton The Melchizidec Priesthood, “There is authority in the word of a king”. In the Levitical order, kings could not intrude into the priest’s office, and priests could not sit on the throne. Levi produced the priests, and Judah produced the kings. But a new order has arisen in Jesus Christ. He is a king-priest. And He has made us a kingdom of priests, a “royal priesthood”. Revelation 1:6 and 5:10 tell us that he hath made us unto our God kings and priests, and we shall reign on the earth. He is king of kings. Glory to His name!
There were times in Israel when the priests saw the need, but because of a wicked king, they could not minister in the temple of God. So the doors were shut, and filth accumulated in the holy place. They saw the need, had the desire, but did not have the authority. So it has been with so many ministries. But not so with the Melchisedec order. They have the ministry of the priest of compassion, and the authority of the king. What a glorious time of restoration for the earth! All things will be set in order. By the church will be seen the eternal wisdom and glory of our God! All creation shall rejoice, because they shall be brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God, delivered from the bondage of death and corruption.
The balance of chapter 7, from verses 23 through 28 goes to prove the eternal quality of the priesthood of Christ. No use to depend on the Jewish temple anymore, no more sacrifices of bulls and goats to offer. Christ has replace all other orders, and God will no longer recognize any other sacrifice as valid or effective. You are wasting your time, Jewish Christian, dabbling with the law of Moses. It is dead. Only in Christ is there life, and forgiveness of sin. Only through Him can this life and eternal ministry be shared with humanity. For “you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor that ye through his poverty might be rich.”
Press on, sons of God! Press on to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Ye are called to be a royal priesthood, a king-priest company of the Melchisedec order. As we go on to chapter 8, we sum up what God has been saying about a better priesthood, a better tabernacles, and a better covenant. Our God is great, and His plan is generous, rich and magnificent! Hallelujah!