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Order of Melchizedek
The Order of Melchizedek is a secret spiritual organization with an estimated 5,500 followers.
These are individuals in the physical plane (our material world) who currently claim membership in the order.
The number of entities in the Order of Melchizedek that exists only on the spiritual plane
(or spirit world) is different.
Melchizedek was one of the most important and interesting Biblical persons in the
Judaic Tanakh (or Hebrew Bible) and Christian Holy Bible:
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was a priest to God Most High.
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:
and blessed be God Most High, Who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.
— Genesis 14:18-20 (Holy Bible - Old Testament, American Standard Version).
What we know from these verses is that Melchizedek was King of Salem and a priest to the highest God.
Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever After the Order of Melchizedek.
— Psalms 110:4 (Holy Bible - Old Testament, American Standard Version).
What we know from this verse is that the Order of Melchizedek is a priesthood that lasts forever.
So Christ also glorified not himself
to be made a high priest, but
he that spake unto him,
Thou art my Son,
This day I have begotten thee:
as he saith also in another place,
thou art a priest forever
After the order of Melchizedek.
Who in the days of his flesh,
having offered up prayers and supplications
with strong crying and
tears unto him that was able to
save him from death, and having
been heard for his godly fear,
though he was a Son, yet learned
obedience by the things which he
suffered; and having been made
perfect, he became unto all them
that obey him the author of eternal
salvation; named of God a
high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
— Hebrews 5:5-10 (Holy Bible - New Testament, American Standard Version)
whither as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
— Hebrews 6:20 (Holy Bible - New Testament, American Standard Version)
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham
returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also
Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation,
King of righteousness, and then
also King of Salem, which is King of peace; without father, without
mother, without genealogy,
having neither beginning of days nor
end of life, but made like unto the
Son of God), abideth a priest continually.
— Hebrews 7:1-3 (Holy Bible - New Testament, American Standard Version)
and information regarding high priests continues through Hebrews 7:4-28
What we know from these verses in Hebrews is that Jesus Christ of Nazareth, after having been made perfect
(post- resurrection ), was considered by God to be a high priest after (or according to) the Order of Melchizedek.
This indicates that Melchizedek is/was a very important spiritual figure as well as
implies many positive qualities for the Melchizedek priesthood.
The Dead Sea Scrolls contain an additional thirteen fragments regarding Melchizedek.
Also, the Melchizedek Priesthood is distinctly recognized in
Mormonism (Church of Latter Day Saints),
founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844) at Fayette, New York on April 6, 1830.
Nowadays, the Order of Melchizedek (a.k.a. Melchizedek Priesthood) is acknowledged and carried on by a number of individuals,
who may be dealing with Melchizedek as an ascended master in cosmic planes via spiritual means or just name dropping.