This figure has long since been an enigma. Only mentioned twice in Tanakh (Old Testament) and eight times in the Besorah (New Testament), this personality is a staple in various traditions being we know little about him.
Psalm 110 states: “Yahweh has sworn an oath He will never retract, you are a priest forever of the Order of Malki-zedeq.” Our pastors have taught us for years that David is talking about Rav Yeshua (Jesus), the coming Messiah. But we read in Besorah (New Testament) that: “Every high priest is taken from human beings and is appointed to act on their behalf in relationships with God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins; he can sympathize with those who are ignorant or who have gone astray, because he too is subject to the limitations of weakness. That is why he has to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honor on himself; it needs a call from God, as in Aaron’s case. And so it was not Christ who gave himself the glory of becoming high priest, but the One who said to him, ‘You are My son, today I have fathered you,’ and in another text, ‘You are a priest forever of the Order of Malki-zedeq'” (Hebrews 5:1-10).
Now of course these verses are speaking of our Rav Yeshua (Jesus). The key here is where it states, “…when he (Yeshua/Jesus) had been perfected…” (Hebrews 5:9), or better yet when Yeshua had attained Christ-consciousness it was only then he became an initiate/priest of Divrah Malki-zedeq (i.e. Order of Malki-zedeq).
So here, for the first time, we are made cognizant of the affinity of the Malki-zedeq personalities and Christ. I am assuming this is why in Hebrews 7:3 it reads: “He has no father, mother, or ancestry, and his life has no beginning or ending; he (Malki-zedeq) is like the Son of God.”
When referring to Abraham’s encounter with this dual-origin Being, Malki-zedeq is introduced as King of Peace and priest of El Elyon (Most High God). Our Scripture gives 2 functions that were performed by this Christ-being: 1. melek, or counsellor 2. kohen, or chief ruler. I will attempt to share with you what has been revealed to me concerning this “chief ruler of the Most Highs.”
Let us begin with this particular Malki-zedeq’s title of “King of Salem.” There are many discrepencies as to where Salem was. Some say it was as earliler name of Jerusalem, and others say it was a city on the west bank of the Jordan River. Well, to answer this question I am going to ask one….How can someone without father or mother ever become king? They cannot!
Salem is not a physical place. The actual Hebrew is “shalem,” an adjective meaning “whole, perfected, or peaceful.” Malki-zedeq is not a melek (king) in the literal sense, but a “melek shalem,” or a peaceful counsellor. The full name of this particular divine personality is Machiventa Malki-zedeq and due to his bestowal in our world, has been proclaimed Sar Olam, or Keeper of the World.
As for the Divrah Malki-zedeq (Order of Malki-zedeq), I’m not sure how to explain it. Aside from being a small group of chasidim (saints or Christ-conscious individuals), these truth seekers are also pupils who study at the Hekal ha-Gadol, or Grand Temple (i.e. the Universe). Our ancient Hebrew ancestors describe the Divrah Malki-zedeq as being such: “Within and behind all world wisdom traditions, there is a primordial Tradition from which they are all derived. The inmost secret essence of Scripture is the primordial Tradition, of which Tanakh and Besorah are an outward expression…The Order of Malki-zedeq is a code word for the primordial Tradition, which is the source of all wisdom traditions.”
Spiritually speaking, Malki-zedeq symbolizes a state of “haskalah,” enlightenment or Christ-consciouness. The patriarch, Abraham, was a student at the Hekal ha-Gadol (Grand Temple), and it was through him that Machiventa Malki-zedeq made sure the older Sethite priestly tradition of the second Eden was reinstated. For it was through Seth, the 3rd son of Eve and Adam, that the wisdom found in Sepher ha-Razim (Scroll of the Mysteries) was disseminated among his descendants.
This early priesthood knew all the secrets of the Bene-Boroth, or Creator Sons, and was permitted to utilize them. But as time went on, humanity grew in their indolence and perverted the teachings, allowing the Brethren and Sistren to fall into an abyss of idol worship. A brief mention of such a time of tribulation can be found in Genesis 6:5-7, where it states: “Yahweh saw that human wickedness was great on earth and in their heart people contrived nothing but wicked schemes all day long. Yahweh regretted having made human beings on earth and was grieved at heart. And Yahweh said, ‘I shall rid the surface of the earth of the human beings I created ~ human and animal, the creeping things and the birds of heaven ~ for I regret having made them.'”
Does any of this sound familiar? Are the times we’re currently living in a reoccurance of the selfish and Godless times of the days of Noah? When will we learn?! How many times do we have to destroy ourselves? With each passing century the ancient wisdom of our ancestors become more and more diluted.
If we cannot grasp and internalize the truths that have been passed down through the ages, and cannot properly exhibit the Power that those teachings were meant to arouse in us, then we will again be facing inevitable destruction by our own (Yahweh’s) hands.
DONOVAN DAVID CLARK