Bread and Wine

Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

Luke 22:19-20 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

John 6:53-56 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Hebrews 7:15-16 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

I promised you yesterday to an answer about how we could have any assurance that the words given to Moses are true, have any veracity, and upon which we can witness ourselves. It is a simple answer and a vital one to understanding the truth.

Have you partaken of the bread and wine as described above by faith? Pay close attention to those verses in John chapter 6 because that is the only way to truth.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Now for the purpose.

Melchizedek Revealed

Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

To reveal Melchizedek in any manner that is not purely spiritual in nature, a divine revelation of God, we can only examine the elements given to use in context. We must examine the entry point, his beginning. What can we discover here?

I want to jump forward to the most obvious aspects here but will resist that for the sake of order. In this introduction, the place, Salem, is also a first time entry. As we know from previous studies, names often carry deep meaning to their locale and residence.

These are the meanings of Salem; Strong’s H8004: whole, perfect, completed, finished, cherishing peace and friendship. Along with this is a footnote that Jewish commentators credit this place to be Jerusalem. This stems from a conquered people the Jebusite (Exodus 33:2) with a name meaning, trodding down, threshing floor. This points once again to Ornan the Jebusite, Mount Moriah, and the Temple Mount. Judges 19:10 names the city of Jebus as Jerusalem.

Attach that to a name for Jesus Christ, King of Peace, by reference in the whole of Hebrews 7. He being the high priest of a better covenant. Now we are being drawn into imagery, a revelation of insight into a man who had never been seen before of whom we knew nothing about until Abraham bore witness to His existence, His purpose, and His calling.

How could Abraham bear witness to this Melchizedek as being the high priest to the most high God, if Abraham had never met him before? Once again we are left with this issue of the record being given to Moses by God. Abraham did not write his own history, Moses did that at God’s divine instruction.

So how do we know with any certainty that all this is true? By what I left out, the bread and the wine.