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Melchezidek
« on: August 31, 2010, 08:55:10 AM »

Rastafari Greetings,

I have just been searching for some information on Melchezidek and stumbled on the forum - blessed love!

I thought I would share some of the information that I have discovered and found interesting. . .

"Melchizedek is not just the name of an individual who once inhabited this planet.  It is the name of the Cosmic Priesthood that exists through every dimension upon every sacred planet.  The king of Salem (now called Jerusalem) in the time of Abram, Melchezidek was Christ before his incarnation.  It is now coming out that Melchizedek was far more prominent than we had supposed, and the reason why we haven't known this, is because, as the Bible scholars tell us, it has been expunged from the Bible.  As a king and high priest of the Most High God (Gen.  14:18), Melchizedek holds a place of great honour and respect among Latter-day Saints.  An example of righteousness and the namesake of the higher priesthood, here presents the scriptural ideal of one who obtains the power of God through faith, repentance, and sacred ordinances, for the purpose of inspiring and blessing his fellow beings. " (Encyclopaedia of Mormonism).  The Melchizedek Priesthood is the authority, responsibility, and power to act in the name of the Christ cosciousness and to organise and direct part of his work.  "(Encyclopaedia of Mormonism).  An important witness to pre-Christian Jewish speculation on Melchizedek has surfaced among the Dead Sea Scrolls: The fragmentary Hebrew text, usually dated to the first century B. C. , features Melchizedek as a heavenly end-time redeemer, with attributes of the archangel Michael.  He appears in the tenth and final jubilee of world history to rescue the elect, the "men of the lot of Melchizedek" , doing battle with Belial and his fellow evil spirits.  Melchizedek's triumph is described as a high-priestly act of "expiation" Also noteworthy is that Melchizedek in 11Q Melchizedek, is called "Michael, Melchizedek, and the Prince of Light were three names for the same figure.  "(p.  176).  Melchizedek was also in charge of the eternal process of creation, who by the spark, ignited light into the worlds, hence an organiser of the worlds with the gods.  God's assistants, "the faithful servants of Melchizedek", rescue and preserve light particles lest any be lost in space.  Melchizedek is mentioned by Philo, a first-century Jewish philosopher of Alexandria, in three writings (Legum Allegoriae 3. 79-82; De Congressu 89;De Abrahamo 235).  Philo interprets the text of Genesis in a Platonic-allegorical fashion, seeing in Melchizedek a reference to the divine Logos, the thought of God in which the pattern of all existing things is conceived and the "image" of God according to which man was created.  Another important text, 2 Enoch, attests to early Jewish interest in the figure of Melchizedek.  In this text (chaps.  71-72), a child is born miraculously to Noah's recently deceased sister-in-law, and the child, marked on his chest with a priestly seal, speaks and praises God.  Ina night vision Nir is told of the impending flood; he is also informed that the archangel Michael will bring Melchizedek to paradise, thus enabling him to escape the flood waters.  Melchizedek will eventually become the chief of priests among the people, and in the end of days he will be revealed yet another time as the chief priest.  In this text, Melchizedek has three different earthly manifestations: born before the Flood, serving in the postdiluvian age as a great priest, and functioning in the end-time as a messianic priest Melchizedek becomes outstandingly significant, too, because of information about him in Biblical passages other than the Genesis account.  In Psalm 110and in Hebrews 7, Christ, Who fulfilled the promise in the fullness of time, is spoken of as a priest after the order of Melchizedek.  The order of Melchizedek, thus, as interpreted in the Old and the New Testaments, was the priesthood of the promise, of Christ Himself, in contrast with the later priesthood of Levi and Aaron, the priesthood of the ceremonial reminders of the promise.  Besides Melchizedek, two other persons living in this period are also referred to in the Bible as teachers and preachers of God's righteousness: Noah and Enoch.  Noah is called a preacher of righteousness and an "heir of the righteousness which is by faith" (Hebrews 11:7).  And Enoch the seventh from Adam is mentioned as the one who warned the people in his day against false teachers (Jude 14). A fragmentary text from Nag Hammadi (IX. 1: Melchizedek; cf.  Pearson, 1981,pp.  19-85) contains an apocalypse given by angels to Melchizedek, "priest of God Most High. " It is revealed to Melchizedek that he will ultimately reappear as Jesus Christ, Son of God, to do battle with the cosmic forces of darkness.  The most developed levels of speculation on Melchizedek, also lacking any influence from Hebrews, are found in Pistis Sophia, Book 4, in which Melchizedek plays a key role in the process of purifying human souls for entry into the "Treasury of Light" and transferring them from the domain of the archons, or earthly rulers, to that heavenly region.  The younger material in books 1-3 of Pistis Sophia develops these ideas further: Melchizedek is a heavenly being who seals the saved souls upon their entry into the realm of light.  -(from hxxp: www. greatdreams. com/masters/melchizedek. htm)

From another source: "Melchizedek is an ancient cosmic being in charge of the order of Melchizedek, This brotherhood organizes the Mystery School, which holds the secrets of God, the Universe and the true history of the planet, and is working to establish heaven on Earth.  Jesus was a high priest in the Order of Melchizedek and all humans belong at some level to this order".  (from www. greatdreams. com/masters/ascended-masters. htm)

Praise Jah
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