Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–In the previous post, we have seen that Jesus was the spiritual Melchizedek prophesied in the Book of Hebrews. (Hebrews 8:5) He came as high priest in the order of Melchizedek and gave us the blessings of forgiveness and eternal life through the bread and wine of the Passover. That is why Christ is called “the mediator of the new covenant” because his mediating work was not based on the animal sacrifice as in the Law of Moses.
Even though the fact was so clear that Jesus was the spiritual Melchizedek, Paul continues to say that there is something more in the prophecy.
Unfulfilled Prophecies of Melchizedek
Hebrews 5:11 We have much to say about this (Melchizedek), but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again.
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–In the verse 8 of the same chapter, he already declared that Jesus is “the prophesied high priest in the order of Melchizedek.” And right after that statement, he adds some more to the effect of crossing out his own previous statement. He says that the story of Melchizedek is not that clear. Even though he has many things to say, he cannot explain everything because of people’s lack of knowledge. Then what was difficult to explain and why? In Chapter 7, he adds some more important characteristics of Melchizedek, which was “hard to understand” at that time.
Difficult Things In the Prophecy of Melchizedek
Hebrews 7:1 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–After reviewing about Melchizedek briefly, he speaks more about Mechizedek. We already know that Melchizedek was a priest of God who blessed Abraham with bread and wine. Since he collected tithes or a tenth from Abraham, we can see that he actually represents God himself. That was why it was easy for the people to understand that Jesus is Melchizedek. Jesus was God himself coming in the flesh. And as spiritual Melchizedek, he blessed God’s people with bread and wine of the Passover.
Without Father or Mother
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–Then what are the prophecies that are hard to understand? The first part of the prophecy of Melchizedek which is hard to understand is the prophecy of “without father or mother.” What is the meaning of this prophecy? The true Melchizedek is a person without father or mother. Physically, it does not make sense. Whoever is born on this earth is born through father and mother. Without them, no life can be given to a child. Even when Jesus-though he was God-came, he came through father and mother. But the bible says that the true Melchizedek should not have a father or mother. Therefore, we have to understand this spiritually. That who are father and mother in the spiritual sense?
Mt 12:46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” 48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
This scene contains a very important teaching of Christ. Even though the physical family members of Christ was waiting outside, Christ said the true family are the spiritual heavenly family. In this respect, he is implying that those who do the will of God can be considered as true family members. Therefore, the true spiritual family is those who believe in God by obeying his commands.
Born Into A Unbelieving Family
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–Then what about the family members who do not believe in God? According to this teaching of Christ, we can say they are not true family members. Therefore, a person who has a physical father and mother who do not believe in God can be considered as a man without father or mother in the spiritual sense.
One of the characteristic of Melchizedek in the prophecy above is “without father or mother.” It means the true Melchizedek must come from an unbelieving family. Then what about Jesus? Was he born from an unbelieving family? No, Jesus’ physical father and mother were believers of God. His father Joseph was considered as “a righteous man” in the eyes of God. (Matthew 1:19)
Thus, Jesus did not completely fulfill the prophecy of Melchizedek 2000 years ago.
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–Another characteristic of Melchizedek is that he must not have a genealogy. What is the genealogy in the bible? The bible is the book that records the family line or genealogy of Jews or God’s people. The genealogy of the bible means the genealogy of Jews. And Jesus was in the genealogy of the Jews.
Matthew 1:1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, ….. Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
As we can see through this chapter, Jesus was born in the Jewish genealogy. But according to the prophecies of Hebrews, one important feature of true Melchizedek was “without genealogy.” Then what does this mean? It means the true Melchizedek should not come from a Jewish family line and he cannot be in the Jewish genealogy. In other words, he must be born from a Gentile nation, which has no relationship at all with the Jewish ancestry.
The Requirements of True Melchizedek
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–Even though it seemed to be easy to know that Christ Jesus was the spiritual Melchizedek, just as Paul said, some parts of the prophecies were hard to understand. By coming from a believing family, Jesus did not complete the prophecy of “without father or mother.” Nor was the prophecy of “without genealogy” made complete because he came from a Jewish family line. Through these unfulfilled prophecies of Melchizedek we can have many clues how to recognize the true Melchizedek. Then let us check the features of Melchizedek. And let us find out which prophecy remains unfulfilled.
|Prophecies||Jesus Christ||Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong|
|Without Father or Mother||X||O (From unbelievers)|
|Without Genealogy||X||O (From a Gentile nation)|
|Without Beginning and End||O||O (God Himself)|
|Passover Bread and Wine||O||O (Symbols of Melchizedek)|
Through this table we can clearly see that Jesus did not completely fulfill the prophecies of Melchizedek. Without the completion of the prophecies of the bible, how can we be sure that Jesus is the true Melchizedek? Therefore, to complete the prophecies of the bible, the Christ must come back again. That is why the bible says that he must appear again in the last days. (Hebrews 9:28) When he appears a second time, we can recognize him through the fulfillment of these prophecies.
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming As Melchizedek
Christ Ahnsahnghong Coming as Melchizedek–In our time, according to the prophecies of Melchizedek one man appeared to us. That is Christ Ahnsahnghong. In the eyes of many people he might look just like one of us. Just as he described about Christ, he has two eyes, one nose, one mouth like all other human being. But we believe that he is the true God who appeared to us to give us salvation. Then let us find out how Christ Ahnsahnghong fulfilled the prophecies of Melchizedek.
First, the true Melchizedek must appear from the unbelieving family according to the prophecy of “without father or mother”. The physical parents of Christ Ahnsahnghong were not believers of God. In other words, they were not part of true spiritual family. Second, the Christ must not have any genealogy. According to the prophecy, Christ Ahnsahnghong appeared from the nation of Korea. The nation of Korea is a complete Gentile nation which has no connection with the Jewish genealogy. Above all, he restored the new covenant Passover. The symbols of Melchizedek are bread and wine. The Passover got abolished in AD 325 in the Council of Nicaea by Roman Emperor Constantine. After that for about 1600 years, nobody could keep the Passover. In our time, however, Christ Ahnsahnghong as spiritual Melchizedek restored the Passover. He gave us his flesh and blood through the bread and wine of the Passover.
Then what can we say of Christ Ahnsahnghong? He IS the true Melchizedek who was to appear in the last days. Prophet Isaiah teaches that the one who brings the Passover again in the last day is the God himself: In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God.” Christ Ahnsahnghong is the true Melchizedek, our God who gives us eternal salvation.