Hebrews Chapter 7

Hebrews 7:1-4 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high G-d, 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 G-d; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Melchizedek was not only a Priest but also a King. (Gen. 14:17-20)

Abraham willingly gave tithes to him because his kingdom was a better Kingdom. (A kingdom above; this does not mean there is not a kingdom on earth promised to Israel through Abraham.)

Hebrews 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

He was not forced to give these tithes like one is under the law.

Melchizedek has no record of his genealogy. Was this Yeshua? It states like Yeshua. He certainly was LIKE Yeshua. King of Shalom (King of Peace) without Father without Mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the son of G-d, remains a priest continually.

This does not mean Malki-Tzedek, which means "King of Righteousness", didnít have any beginning. It just means it was not recorded. Yeshua (King of Righteousness) was G-d whose divine nature has no earthly mother or earthly father. (Miriam is not the mother of G-d!)

Yeshua does come from everlasting. He had no beginning. He has no end. Yeshua is our High Priest without end. This is better than the High Priest whom was temporary in the past.

Hebrews 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

The Holy of Holies in heaven is superior to the temple on earth. Why?

Hebrews 7:7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

He blessed Avraham, the man who received G-dís promises. And is it not true that the one who blesses has higher status than the one who receives blessing?

Hebrews 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

Also in the case of the priests, isnít the tenths received by men who die?

In the case of Malki-Tzedek, someone whose death is not recorded received it. (In like manner Yeshua is not dead but lives on.)

Hebrews 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

Melchizedek was not from the tribe of Levi. Levi paid tithes to Him through Abraham. Levi was still in the loins of Abraham.

Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Hebrews 7:13-15 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our L-rd sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchizedek there ariseth another priest,

The Priesthood was given to Yeshua out of necessity. Yeshua was from the tribe of Judah. Moshe said nothing about Judah when he spoke about the priests.

It is not about physical descent but about power of endless life.

It states, "You are a Priest FOREVER, To be compared with Malki-Tzedek."

Hebrews 7:16-18 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

"disannulling of commandments" Levitical priestly office did not bring perfection for us in the goal of the law. It could not change us inwardly. We had no power to obtain it. We cannot find peace in the law. We can only find true peace in Yeshua. Does this make the law bad? No! Yeshua is a better fulfillment of it.

Hebrews 7:19-23 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto G-d. And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The L-rd sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek:) By so much was Yeshua (Jesus) made a surety of a better covenant. And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

Priests are many in number. Because of their immortality they cannot continue in office forever. Yeshuaís position does not end and does not pass on to someone new. He intercedes for us everlastingly on our behalf.

Hebrews 7:24-28 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto G-d by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Out of necessity because He has no sins to raise - this kind of priest gadol that fulfills this need - holy, without blemish, set apart from sinners and raised higher than the heavens.

It is written later than the Torah, which appoints a son who has been to the goal everlastingly.

Yeshua is a better hope and He is a perfect priest. The Levitical was looking forward to the Priesthood of Yeshua. And was a shadow of things to come. (8:5)

Ps 110:4 The L-rd has sworn this in His word and by His oath. The priests of the Torah had no oath. "Thou art a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."

His priesthood doesnít change hands.

He made intercession for us. Not by giving a sacrifice but when he gave himself once and for all.

He was Holy, Harmless, Undefiled, separate from sinners, and higher than the heavens.

He does not have to make a sacrifice for himself.

He continues to make intercession for us. He does not have to die continually. He only had to die once.

Since the anti-Messiah will defile the tribulation temple, there will be a fourth temple. (Isaiah 56:6,7; 60:7, Zech 14:16-21, Jer. 33:18)

Priesthood - there will be priests from the line of Zadok (Ezekiel 40:46) promised I Sam. 2:35; 1 king 2:27,35)

Why another temple?

This temple will be built by Yeshua HaMashiach. (Zech. 6:12-14) Also by Gentile nations (v15) (Also Haggai 2:7; Isaiah 60:10,14 and Ezek 37:26-27.

There will be also a Prince - not Yeshua though.

Prince - Ezek. 45:22 (offering for his sin) Married, 2 sons Ezek. 46:16)

Ezekiel 46 Feast for the nations will be:

  1. Passover
  2. Unleavened Bread
  3. Tabernacles