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    A Priest Like Melchizedek The Messiah will be a Priest after the Order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn and will not relent, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." Heb 5:5-6 So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: "You are My Son, today I have begotten You." As He also says in another place: "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek"

    Melchizedek was a Type of Jesus Heb 5:5-6 So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: "You are My Son, today I have begotten You." As He also says in another place: "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek" Key Points: - This prophecy is clearly speaking of One greater than king David. - Melchizedek in Hebrew Melchi-Tzedek from Melech (king) Tsedek (righteous) My King is Righteous - Melchizedek united the offices of priest and king in Zion. - King David was not a priest, but his royal Son (Messiah) puts away the sin of His people. - Godís sworn oath was not with the Aaronic priesthood but that Messiah would be a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek - David died but this Melchizedek-like King-Priest lives forever. - Zech 6:13 reveals that Messiah will rule from His throne and sit as priest on His throne. - David had no claim to the priestly tithe and was denied the authority to offer sacrifice. - The ancient heathen Canaanites admitted the union of the kingship with the priesthood.

    Psalm 110:4 Bible Prophecy about the Messiah Psalm 110:4 The LORD has sworn and will not relent, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."