Monday, September 21, 2009


“And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and of the kings with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley. And Melchizedek the king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. And he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of Heaven and earth. And blessed be the most high God, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all. And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the people and take the goods for yourself. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to Jehovah, the most high God, the possessor of Heaven and earth, that I will take from all that is yours, not from a thread even to a shoestring, lest you say, I have made Abram rich. Nothing for me, only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.” ~~~(Genesis 14:17-24 MKJV…also Hebrews 6:20, 5:6, 7:17,21) 


What really is the Order of Melchizedek? ……..In the above Bible verse, we learn that after Abram and his alliance of 3 men who were connected with him went out to defeat the 5 kings, the king of Sodom came out to pay tribute to Abram for what Abram had done in setting Sodom and the surrounding places free. Here the King of Sodom represents the king of this earth, or the system of this world. We often realize as Christians that after we come into a dimension of power, or into a place of victory, the things that will try to lay hold of us will come from the systems of this world. The final attack on the church is not coming from the demonic world, its coming from the market place; it’s going to be how we as Christians will survive in the market place (the places of our daily interactions with the world).  This is why demons are gong to find every way and means not just to attack us directly, but they will begin to use the systems of this world, to latch unto us, to attack us, and to reduce the strength of the local church. That’s why people are going to be sucked up into the systems of this world, their jobs, their vocations and everything that happens around and about their lives.


The devil plans to draw Christians away, just like King Nebuchadnezzar came into Jerusalem and for 2 years he made a siege over Jerusalem, and took over the city and took every article from the temple (2 kings 24:10-13), so that the temple function will be hindered. In like manner, the church will always be hindered from moving forward because the articles of the house have been attacked. God’s people are His articles, God dwells in them- His gifts are in them, His power, His grace, His grace are all in His people, so that the people can release them and function in them! Therefore if the devil lays hold of people, then the work is going to be hindered and destroyed. So find out that when Abram is making advancement that the king of Sodom comes in to intercept in order to lay hold of what Abram has become. We must understand that the devil doesn’t come to kill unless you have life! He doesn’t come to steal, unless you have something valuable and worthy of being stolen! And he doesn’t come to destroy, unless you are a threat to his kingdom! That’s why every Christian must understand that this Order of Melchizedek is a kind of special ministry that God is giving to the Church, that will protect the church from the attacks of the enemy through the market place.


You see it’s easy to understand how in the spiritual realm that the devil’s there and we are here, and we know how to bind and loose, but the tangible manifestation of these things will occur in the market place. The Order of Melchizedek shows us that the same way that Abram or Abraham - the Father of Faith – overcame the devil and the system of this world is how we (the church of our Lord Jesus Christ) must overcome the systems of this world and the powers of darkness in the market place. This Order will give the church the grace to govern and the power to prevail! It is this kind of grace that is needed inside the church today so that we can prevail over the powers of the enemy in every environment or situation we may find ourselves. So that we can be like Isaac (in Genesis 26:16) going into Abimelech’s territory and begin to realize that we have become more powerful than them, even though we came in as strangers, but now, we are taking over! We cross into their territory in order to take over. God is giving His people all kinds of territories to take over – in different nations, or regions or politics, military, entertainment, media, sports, etc. God is restoring back the articles which the devil had stolen from the temple. And when all these articles are returned to the temple, then the whole house will be in full function!


Praise the Lord!


Compiled from my notes on the Message of Dr Jonathan David: The Order of Melchizedek.

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