Genesis 14:18 – 24, Psalm 110:1 – 7, Hebrews 6:12 – 7:28
Genesis 14:18–20 (NKJV)
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said:
“Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;
20 And blessed be God Most High,
Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”
And he gave him a tithe of all.
I Encounter – Genesis 14
II Prophecy – Psalm 110
Psalm 110:1–2,4 (NKJV)
1 The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
2 The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion.
Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
4 The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”
III Fulfillment – Hebrews 7
A DEBTOR to mercy alone,
Of convenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on,
My person and offering to bring:
The terrors of law, and of God,
With me can have nothing to do;
My Saviour’s obedience and blood
Hide all my transgressions from view.
The work which His goodness began,
The arm of His strength will complete;
His promise is yea and Amen,
And never was forfeited yet:
Things future, nor things that are now,
Not all things below nor above,
Can make Him his purpose forego,
Or sever my soul from His love.
My name from the palms of His hands
Eternity will not erase;
Impress’d on His heart it remains
In marks of indelible grace:
Yes, I to the end shall endure,
As sure as the earnest is given;
More happy, but not more secure,
The glorified spirits in heaven.
Augustus M. Toplady, 1771.
Westminster Shorter Catechism
Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God; and in making continual intercession for us.