The Passover and the Order of Melchizedek

There are many kinds of sacrifices in this world and those who perform and oversee it as well. Then, what is the sacrifice (worship service) that Jesus oversees and performs?

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.

Jesus is the high priest who performs sacrifices to the Order of Melchizedek. It means that when we also keep the Order of Melchizedek that Jesus, the High Priest carries out, we can be saved.

Then, what are the characteristics of Melchizedeck? In ancient times, there was a person who blessed Abraham after he returned from defeating the Northern Allied forces of Canaan. He is Melchizedek. At that time, all priests blessed people through the shedding of the blood of animals. But on the other hand, Melchizedek, uniquely blessed Abraham with ‘bread and wine’.

Just as Melchizedek, the priest of the Old Testament, blessed Abraham with bread and wine, Jesus allows the blessings of the forgiveness of sins to humankind through the Passover bread and wine.

Matthew 26:19-28 Prepared the Passover … Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Jesus, who came as the ‘reality of Melchizedek’ established the Passover bread and wine as the ‘guaranteed truth’ so that humankind can receive salvation (Hebrews 7:19-25). We must celebrate the Passover sacrifice (worship) in order to receive the forgiveness of sins.

Today, however, most churches claim that “there is no need to keep the Passover.” The Bible gives a strict warning about them.

Galatians 1:7-8 Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!