Brit Hadasha Shemini

First, I do want to introduce to you the fact that when it comes to the Brit Hadasha (New Testament) there is not an eternal (permanent) chosen section of text that is universal to all messianic synagogues like the Torah, and Haftarah portions.

So you can be familiar with where I am getting my portion from, it is from a devotional series called the “walk series” authored by Dr. Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg.

Now, in this week’s Brit Hadasha portion found in Hebrews chapter 7 primarily vs 18:19 we learn that just like David succeeded Saul in the throne Yeshua (Jesus) succeeds Mechizedek in his reign.

17For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 20And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

21(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)”

What exactly is the reign of Melchizedek and how does Yeshua fulfill the role of King/Priest after the order of this man?

A few things stand out in the comparison between the reigns of priests of Aaron and Melchizedek. First, we know that in the order of Aaron, it was required to bring tithes and offering to the tabernacle (temple in later times). In contrast, with Melchizedek it was voluntary and Abraham still did so according to what Hashem (the Lord) had blessed him with. Second we also see that because there is not a genealogy found in the text of the Torah related to where/who Melchizedek was such as homeland, mother nor father, death or birth record we see that Yeshua is the same in that He is the King Eternal robed in the body of a man that has resurrected and nobody can tell when he began His existence.

We do know that in the Brit Hadasha He is the Aleph and and Tav, basically the beginning and the end the first and the last

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Rev 22:13-14

Just by reading the verse above we learn that those who do His commandments people are blessed that they may have right to the tree of life. I have said it over and over, that we should want to be like Abraham and give to Hashem with a cheerful heart, likewise we should want to follow the commands of Hashem (the Lord). This sums up the whole order of Yeshua and Melchizedek. That there would be a better hope in fulfilling His commands.

When we choose to follow Messiah Yeshua, we are to follow His commands willingly. With all strongholds and chains of indoctrination/ rabbinic-isms aside, we can live victoriously in the Word of Hashem and in doing so we shall have the right to the tree of life.

Author: DL Canada

Founder and Director of Hanashim b'Shem Yeshua Hamashiach