'WHO IS JESUS CHRIST'-- AS
EXPLAINED IN HEBREWS CHAPTER 7.
This is pasted from a larger study. It is of utmost importance that we both know and know
how to explain who Jesus Christ is as the Son of God. !!!!
This will further be seen in Hebrews Chapter 7 and context. Here the Bible gives
another explanation to better detail " Who is Jesus Christ ". Hebrews 7:3 speaks to
the reason why it is important that we discussed the above conception and birth of
Hebrews 7:3" without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither
beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest
As we look at this verse and its context we want to ask as the Ethiopian eunuch in
Acts 8:34," who is the writer speaking of"?
Is the writer, here in Hebrews 7 speaking about Melchizedek or Jesus Christ ??
Hebrews 7:1, " For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of most high God, who
met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him ".
Most commentaries and interpreters conclude that the subject of the sentence is
Thus the following descriptions in verses two and three would be about
Melchizedek. But according to the sentence structure in English (most English
Bibles use the same words in verse 1, "For this Melchizedek") "this" could be the
noun and thus the subject of the sentence.
If "this" is the noun then the whole meaning of verse two and three is turned to be
in reference to Jesus Christ.
To consider if " this " could be the noun, we have only to look at the previous
sentence which is Hebrews 6:19- 20. In this sentence we find that the subject is "
this hope" ( 6: 19) that is "even Jesus" having become a high priest forever (
6:20). Indeed the subject from chapter one through chapter 10 is Jesus Christ. So
we believe that the subject in Hebrews 7:1 is "this" which is "this hope" in 6: 19.
"This hope" is "even Jesus" Christ. ( verse 20).
Jesus being synonymous with" hope", as used here and 6:18 and 19 and 7:19 and
in many other New Testament verses, is significant. Significant because "this
hope" refers to the final reality of God's plan through Jesus Christ. "Hope"
because as living physical human beings we cannot see, touch, nor fully
understand what God has prepared for His people.
I Corinthians 2:9, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered in the heart of
man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
In a fuller sense that "hope" was a measure of the belief and faith of Melchizedek
Whereas in the 21st century, we have the Old Testament, New Testament and many
centuries of written and testimonial evidences to physically base our "hope" in
Jesus Christ. Melchizedek and Abraham had nothing of these physical evidences
which we deem so important.
Melchizedek, somehow, (for the Bible gives no explanation) believed in God and
was set aside by God to be a priest by which, in "this hope" as a servant of God, he
blessed Abraham and received the tithe given by Abraham. (reference Hebrews
Abraham also believed and in that same "hope" gave the tithes " to whom"
(7:2)being "even Jesus" Christ. Thus both men, Melchizedek and Abraham,
hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus Christ, believed and acted in "this
hope" "even Jesus".
How great was their hope, belief, faith, that a Savior-Messiah would come, even far
in the future. Yet their hope was secure and an anchor for their souls.
Therefore the subject being "this" in verse one and "to whom" in verse two being in
reference to "this hope" in verse 19,which is "even Jesus" in verse 20, then verses
two and three are descriptions of Jesus.
** king of righteousness:---Isaiah 9:6, Psalms 45: 6-7, Psalms 102:25-27.
** king of peace:---Isaiah 9:6
** without father:---Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:26-27 & 30-31.
** without mother:---Matthew 12:46-50, Hebrews 7:3
** without genealogy:---Isaiah 53:8.
** neither beginning of days nor end of life:---John 1:1, Hebrews 7:16-21.
** made like the son of God:---
?? Are you right with God --- do you have peace with God -- if so, you got it from
Jesus Christ, not Melchizedek.
Jesus Christ is the only person who can fulfill all the seven above statements.
Jesus Christ was not a son of God as we know and bare children. But "like" a Son
Jesus had no father accept God, but was created by God with God's spirit as His
Spirit and life. Thus Jesus was placed by God into the womb of Mary, as an embryo
and entered into this physical world.
Because Melchizedek was king of Salem (meaning peace) does not mean that he
fulfilled the necessary attributes to be like the coming Messiah / Jesus Christ.
Thus Melchizedek was a God ordained priest, (not of Levitical linage) for this
occasion (to prophecy the coming Messiah who would not be from the linage of
Levi), but Melchizedek did not qualify as did our Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Melchizedek was king of Salam, but cannot give 'peace' from / with God -- only
Jesus can give 'peace'.
** priest continually:---Hebrews 7:17-21, Psalms 110:4.
Having understood the above interpretation of Hebrews 6:19-7:3, there is only one
who has ever lived who could fulfill that description: Jesus Christ, God in the flesh.
( John 1:1-5).
Jesus Christ :------ was not a man who became a God, --- was not a prophet, --- was
not half man half God, nor any combination thereof, -- was not a man who became
God after baptism, -- was not the son of Joseph and Mary, nor was Mary the mother
Jesus Christ:---- was God in a body of flesh,---was and is God,---was and is the one
God and one Spirit,---was revealed to us at His baptism through a visible evidence
of the coming of the Holy Spirit.
The evidence of the Holy Spirit at Jesus' baptism was not for Jesus to be filled or to
receive the Holy Spirit -- HE WAS ALREADY GOD IN THE FLESH.
His baptism and the coming of the Holy Spirit was to give evidence of how He
would come into the hearts of those who would be born again and be baptized
(Acts 2: 38) -- an ILLUSTRATION FOR MANKIND.
In Acts 2:38, " Then Peter said to them, repent, and let everyone of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift
of the Holy Spirit."
The Holy Spirit was His life and Spirit, thus the Holy Spirit's coming at His baptism
was for the benefit of mankind not for Jesus Christ Himself.
Also in First Corinthians 15:45-49, the Bible makes a statement about the First and
Second Adam, "And so it is written, the first man Adam became a living being. The
last Adam became a life giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the
natural, and afterward the spiritual. The first man was of the earth, made of dust;
the second Man is the Lord from heaven. As was the man of dust so also are those
who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are
heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear
the image of the heavenly Man."
This scripture referring to the first and second Adam is speaking of the first living
human being as the first Adam and Jesus Christ as the last / second Adam. As this
comparison is made, it is clear that the second Adam was created physically as an
embryo, whereas the first Adam was created an adult by God, without father or
mother or genealogy. God created Adam physically then breathed a living eternal
spirt into the created body. The 'last' / 'second' was created a physical emdryo then
God placed His own Spirit into the physical body / embryo and Jesus Christ the
Son of God came into this physical world. (This helps us to understand that the
body I possess is not who I am, but the eternal spirit that is in this body is who I am.)
Thus, Mary did not ovulate, but received the God created embryo as a surrogate
mother and Jesus Christ the Son of God was born into this physical world as God
placed His Own Spirit into the embryo.
Jesus Christ did not have His beginning in the womb of Mary. Jesus Christ was
already alive before Mary. Even in the beginning, at the time of creation, He was
God's Spirit. God placed His Own Spirit that pre-existed before all creation into the
wound of Mary. As Jesus was born into this physical world with the Spirit of God --
God the Father was / is at the same time God in heaven. Although we can easily
understand that as fact, yet only God can do that and explain that.
Every human being, accept Jesus Christ, had a definite beginning. God places a
living spirit into the union of a sperm, from man, and an egg, from a woman, and life
begins. There are only two exceptions to this life giving process in all history:
Adam, the first man and Eve, the first woman.
Genesis 2:7 States, " And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being ".
Eve, the first woman was a little different.
Genesis 1:21-22 states, " And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam,
and he slept;and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then
the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He
brought her to the man ".
These verses simply mean that Eve was an exact duplicate of Adam, illustrated by
the stated fact that she was made from his rib. If she was an exact duplicate, then
God also breathed into her the breath of life and she became a living being as was
Everyone else who has ever lived received their life in the womb of their mother
(Zach. 12: 1) -- except Jesus Christ.
IN CONCLUSION ;;;
Melchizedek -- 'priest of Most High God' --
All that is known about Melchizedek is from this story. Because he is called a
'priest' without other qualifications, then through this story he is qualified to be
called 'priest of Most High God'. This would say that Melchizedek knew God and
would have a degree of understanding of God and communication with God.
AND -- Abraham also knew God and had understanding and communication with
God, as we know through biblical information.
SO -- Five invading kings with their warriors defeated Melchizedek's town of Salem
and several surrounding towns. They captured and took women, children and
possessions. Abraham and his men having heard of this disaster, followed after
the five kings found and defeated them. Abraham and his men then returned to
each of the defeated towns their women, children and possessions.
Melchizedek seeing this miracle of God worked through Abraham -- Blessed
Abraham. Then Abraham gave to Melchizedek a tenth of all as an offering.
THUS -- Both men, Abraham and Melchizedek recognized through these
miraculous events the hand of God in delivering the captives, redeeming the lost
and restoring them to their homes and families.
Both men recognized the need and the fact that some day God would send a
redeemer to set the captives free and to restore them to their Creator God.
JESUS CHRIST CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE AND TO REDEEM THEM
FROM SIN -- DEATH -- AND HELL --- RESTORING THEM TO THEIR GOD AND
HEBREWS TELLS US THAT JESUS CHRIST IS OUR HIGH PRIEST FOREVER !!!!!