MELCHISEDEC
(Transcribed Message)

Sunday Morning:  August 12, 2001

Text: Hebrews 5:5-6  "So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. 6. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."

KING

Hebrews 7:1-3  "For this Melchisedec, 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; 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."

EARTHLY HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 5:1-3  "For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2. Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins."

REND NOT YOUR CLOTHES

Leviticus 21:10  "And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;"

STRIPPED OF HIS GARMENTS

Numbers 20:28  "And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son;"

RENT HIS CLOTHES

Mark 14:63  "Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?"

A LEPERíS CLOTHES

Leviticus 13:45  "And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he . . . shall cry, Unclean, unclean."

PRIEST ARE CALLED

Hebrews 5:4  "And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron."

WHOM HE HATH CHOSEN

Numbers 16:5  ". . . the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him."

BEGOTTEN THEE

Hebrews 5:5-6  "So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. 6. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."

PROLONGED HIS DAYS

Isaiah 53:10  "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand."

MELCHIZEDEK

Genesis 14:18-19  "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of (all things in) heaven and earth."

BLESSED WITH ABRAHAM

Galatians 3:8-9  "And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen (Gentiles) through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham."

JUSTIFIETH

Romans 8:33-34  "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us."

RAISED FOR JUSTIFICATION

Romans 4:25  "Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification."

THE PROMISE MADE POSSIBLE

Acts 13:32-33  "And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33. God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee."

GETHSEMANE

Hebrews 5:7-8  "Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death [thanatos], and was heard in that he feared; 8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;"

 

EXCEEDING SORROW

Mark 14:34  "And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death [thanatos]: tarry ye here, and watch."

OBEDIENCE

Luke 22:42-44  "Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 43. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. 44. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."

COMPLETE THROUGH SUFFERING

Hebrews 2:10  "For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain [author, Heb 12.2] of their salvation perfect through sufferings."

SO GREAT SALVATION

Hebrews 5:9  "And being made perfect (complete), he became the author of eternal [agelasting] salvation unto all them that obey him;"

OBEY

Philippians 2:12  "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."

KINGDOM MESSAGE

Hebrews 2:3  "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord (Kingdom of the Heavens), . . ."

LAZY LEARNERS

Hebrews 5:10-12  "Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. 11. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard [difficult to explain] to be uttered, seeing ye are dull [lazy] 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."

CARNAL

1 Corinthians 3:1-3  "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"

WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Hebrews 5:13  "For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe."

HOPE FOR BABES

Matthew 11:25  "At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes."

PERSUADED OF BETTER THINGS

Hebrews 6:9  "But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak."

STRONG MEAT

Hebrews 5:14  "But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."

 

Hebrews 9:28  "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look [present middle] for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto [leading to] salvation (the so great salvation of Heb 1.14; 2.3)."