The Order of Aaron & the Order of Melchizedek

Some people claim that the Passover was abolished. Their evidence is based on the words in the book of Hebrews “…there is no longer any sacrifice for sin” (Hebrews 10:18).

Is there insistence true? No it is not. Jesus did not come to abolish the Passover and other laws. He came to change the law into a perfect law without defect (Matthew 5:17-18). In this video it explains in detail about the change of the law along with the order of Melchizedek and the Law of Christ which we must know and keep forever.

If we take a close look at the entire content of Hebrews chapter 10, which they use, we can find verses like these.

Hebrews 10:1-4 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming – not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year…because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Ultimately it means that the sacrifice offered up with the blood of animals can never take away our sins completely. The sacrificial system that uses animals as offerings is called the ‘Law of Moses’, and the system in which priests carried out the Law of Moses was called the ‘Order of Aaron’.

The order of Aaron is a shadow of the good things to come. The Bible describes the order of Aaron which offered up sacrifices through the blood of animals as the ‘first covenant’ and also it is testified that a perfect new covenant was established because the first covenant was flawed (Hebrews 7:11-12, 8:7-13).

You may ask how can the Law that God established be flawed? The first covenant, Moses’ Law was, of course, complete and holy. However, because people are imperfect to observe the law, the law could not be fully kept and ultimately people could not be saved (Romans 3:20-21, Galatians 2:16).

No matter how much we put the shadow of bread in our mouths, we will never feel full, in the same way, no matter how much we observe the Law of Moses, which is a shadow, it can never bring about salvation. That’s why God opened the way to eternal life, the fulfillment of salvation, which is the new covenant (Romans 5:20-21, Ephesians 1:7-10).

As we have seen, the Order of Aaron is based on the Law of Moses. Although the Law of Moses was proclaimed from Mount Sinai, it was prophesied that the New Covenant would be established on Mount Zion (Exodus 24:12, Isaiah 2:2-3). The place from where the old covenant and the new covenant were proclaimed were different, the sacrificial offerings of each covenant are different, and even the grace God grants with each covenant is different. Because the new covenant was established with new laws it is also called the ‘Law of Christ’, and the system in which the priests carry out the new covenant is called the ‘Order of Melchizedek’ (1 Corinthians 9:21).

Hebrews 5:8-10 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

However, who is Melchizedek? He appeared to Abraham and blessed him through bread and wine (Genesis 14:17-18). At that time, Melchizedek was the only priest who gave blessings through bread and wine. In the same way, Jesus gave the blessings of eternal life through bread and wine and established this blessed ceremony as the ‘new covenant’ (Luke 22:19-20).

Then, when is the day when Jesus gave the blessing of eternal life?

Luke 22:15-20 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer… And he took bread… “This is my body given for you; do this is remembrance of me.”… In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you…”

This is the main focus of the order of Melchizedek. The reason why Jesus is called the high priest in the Order of Melchizedek is because Jesus kept the Passover. So, all the saints of the early church reverently kept the new covenant according to the order of Melchizedek (1 Corinthians 5:7-8, 11:23-26).

In the Bible, it is not difficult to find a record of the abolition of the law. However, there is not just one law that exists. The abolished law is the Law of Moses, which had been kept by the order of Aaron, and even the Passover, which was kept by slaughtering lambs according to the old covenant, was abolished. However, the new covenant Passover, which is kept by eating bread and drinking wine according to the order of Melchizedek, must be kept forever. A person must be careful that they do not turn their back on the grace of Christ given freely because they did not study the Bible attentively.

The order of Aaron, which forgave sins with the blood of animals, is no longer in effect. The reason is Christ is the reality of the sacrifices of the Old Testament has come. The law has been changed. The saints of God must keep the Passover according to the law of Christ, according to the order of Melchizedek, till the end of the world.