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The Bible briefly mentions a man named Melchizedek in Genesis Gen 1418-20 saying And Melchizedek King of Salem brought out bread and wine now he was a priest of God Most High He blessed him and said Blessed be Abram of God Most HighPossessor of heaven and earth and blessed be God Most High who has delivered your enemies into your hand This paper is an extrapolation of Biblical Old Testament studies about this mysterious man Melchizedek the King of Salem This paper will not only look at Melchizedeks Kingship but will also explore his priesthood This paper will look at why Moses Aaron Levi and the Levitical priesthood observed Melchizedeks priesthood as a higher authorityThe first point looks at Melchizedeks priesthood and his Christ-likeness Melchizedek is the first priest recorded in the Bible God has ordained that all blessings shall come to men through His own priest The pure gifts of God in the natural world signify those of the spiritual Melchizedek declared Gods benefits toward men The Bible states in Gen 1418 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine These were essential for the bodys nourishment and refreshment These gifts of God so essential to the life of the body acted as a symbol of spiritual blessings-the souls necessary food Melchizedek was therefore the minister of holy symbols This is symbolic of when Jesus broke bread and shared wine with the disciples While they represented physical blessings they were also spiritual blessings The reason Abraham Aaron and all the priests of the Jewish dispensation regarded Melchizedek with such high esteem was not because of any office he held but because of his righteousness The priesthood of this man does not link itself with any line of priests It was complete in itself was established by no law save the law of righteousness and was limited by no statute In the days of Abraham the people found Melchizedek Priestly in his
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