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Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


 

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Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield is based on a true story. Read chapter one now!


Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.


Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

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Melchizedek Was an Epiphany of Jesus: The Biblical Proof

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What Is an Epiphany?


One of the definitions of "epiphany" is: a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being. The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ is the Word of God, and that the Word is God. It also teaches us that the Word, or God, was made flesh, and lived among mankind on Earth (St. John 1:1; 1:14). This truth is clearly telling us that Christ, being God, was a divine or supernatural being. Now if Melchizedek was an epiphany of Jesus, He has to be divine just like Christ. And indeed He is. This is not speculation. Let us prove through biblical Scripture that the mystery of Melchizedek's identity was first presented in the Old Testament, and then corroborated in the New Testament by the Lord Himself.

Yes, Melchizedek Was an Epiphany of Jesus


We're going to look at the first time the mysterious Melchizedek appears in biblical Scripture. We read, "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. And he was the priest of the most high God" (Genesis 14:18).

We see that Melchizedek is king of Salem, believed to be the name of the ancient city of Jerusalem (JeruSALEM). Nothing sounds mysterious about him until we read, "he was the priest of the most high God." The God of Israel had not yet ordained a priesthood on earth. In fact, the twelve tribes of Israel do not exist at this early point in Genesis. So how was Melchizedek priest? There are no priests yet at all. Remember, we are quickly coming to understand how Melchizedek was an epiphany of Jesus, who is also priest of the most high God.

When we turn to the New Testament, we read something very interesting that God said to Jesus. He says to him, "Thou art an priest FOREVER after the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 5:6, 9). "After the order of" means "with the same rank". In other words, God is plainly revealing to us that Melchizedek and Jesus are equal in rank. At the beginning of this article we saw that the Bible tells us Jesus is God. Now then, if Jesus is God, Melchizedek must also be God, because only God can have the same rank as God. But there's much more to the story of Melchizedek...facts that cannot be true of any mere mortal who ever lived, including Adam, the first man God created.

We read, "For Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 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. 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. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils" (Hebrews 7:1-4).

The fact that Scripture calls Melchizedek a man does not annul his divinity. Again, remember that at the beginning of this article we give Scripture teaching that divinity, called the "Word", was made flesh. The Word, which is God, became flesh and dwelled among mankind. So, Melchizedek was a man. But this man was also God. Look at what the Scripture of Hebrews we just read says about him:

He is King of righteousness. Note the capital "K" used to denote divinity. Also keep in mind that God said no man has any righteousness of his own, not even the great apostle Paul (Philippians 3:9). Paul even tells us in the Philippians passage that Christ is the only one through whom anyone can have righteousness. Therefore, whose righteousness did Melchizedek have? The answer is clear. His own. That makes Him God. And because Christ is the only one through whom anyone can have righteousness, Christ must be Melchizedek; and Melchizedek must be Christ. They are one and the same. This is how and why Melchizedek was an epiphany of Jesus.

The Hebrews passages we just read also tell us that Melchizedek has no father and no mother. While it's true that Adam and Eve didn't have parents, we can't say they had no beginning or end of days. But of Melchizedek it's said that He has no beginning and no end. In other words, He is nothing less than Alpha and Omega...the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet. Do we not know that though Jesus the man was born, died, and rose again; Jesus the Lord says in the book of Revelation that He has no beginning or ending...that He lives forever. We read that He says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last" (Revelation 1:11). This is exactly what is said of Melchizedek. Finally, we are told that he is a priest forever. This is the same thing we read that was said to Christ. All the mortal priests of the children of Israel in the Old Testament died, because they have an end, just as they had a beginning. Melchizedek and Jesus are the only "two" who can be priest forever, because they have no beginning and no end.

Jesus Christ Reveals Himself as Melchizedek


In the New Testament book of St. John, Christ, in no uncertain terms, reveals that He is Melchizedek and that Melchizedek is He. He said to the Jews who sought to kill Him, "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day. AND HE SAW IT, and was glad. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am" (St. John 8:56, 58).

Remember that we read in Genesis that Abraham saw Melchizedek. And we learned that Melchizedek and Jesus are one and the same. In the plain language of the Lord Himself, we learn that Abraham saw Jesus in the person of Melchizedek way back in the Old Testament. Note also that Jesus says, "Before Abraham was, I am." That means that He existed before Abraham did. Now we know that Jesus the man did not exist before Abraham. There are thousands of years between their births. Therefore, we understand that Christ is saying that the Lord part of Him was before Abraham came into existence. In fact, He says, "Before Abraham was, I AM." He does not say I "was", because "was" denotes there was a beginning, and there is an end. This is why Jesus the Lord is the great I AM. Although Jesus the man does not have an ending, because He is risen to eternal existence, He did have a beginning. And this is why the Bible will never truly make sense to us if we try to make Jesus be nothing but a man, or if we try to make Him be God only. He was God in the flesh of a man. Man has a beginning, and dies, though he rises to eternal life if he is righteous. God, on the other hand, has no beginning and never dies, so there is no such thing for Him as rising to eternal life. It might be difficult to grasp this vital truth. Nevertheless, the truths God reveals to us must be accepted, however amazing they sound...and truly are. Yes, Melchizedek was an epiphany of Jesus, according to the Lord Jesus Himself.


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