Prophecy of Messiah:

Gen 14:18  And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

Stop! You are not mistaken that today’s Scripture is the same as the previous post! I know that it may seem repetitive, but this verse is packed with several pieces of important prophecies of the Messiah. So grab your favorite morning beverage and let’s dig a little deeper!

In today’s Scripture, we see the city of Salem and discover that Melchizedek was not only the priest but also the King of Salem. Jesus is our Priest and King!! I love it! Did you know that Salem was an early Old Testament name for Jerusalem? The word Salem means peace! Jesus, our Priest brings us peace through His death and resurrection. He also is our Righteous King who will bring peace to the world when He reigns! \o/ Glory!

Prophecy of Messiah Fulfilled:

Heb 7:2  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

If you doubt that the “then Salem” is Jerusalem now, take a look at Psalm 76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Where did the Old Testament Temple reside? Yes, the Temple resided in Jerusalem and it will be rebuilt there before Messiah returns. The Messiah King is mentioned many times in the Scriptures. Unfortunately, the Jews missed Messiah’s first coming and are looking forward to His “First” Coming; while Christians are preaching about His Second Coming at the end of the Tribulation.

Let’s also look at the following verses:

Joh 12:15  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.

1Ti 6:15  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Rev 17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Rev 19:16  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Act 1:9-12  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.  (10)  And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;  (11)  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.  (12)  Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

Jesus Christ, the King of Kings will return to the Mount of Olivet in Jerusalem. I found it interesting that the Mount is actually just a Sabbath day’s journey, which is only 2,000 cubits (3,000 feet – almost 6/10 of a mile). This is all the distance a Jew is allowed to travel on the Sabbath according to Rabbinical Law. It’s not far at all. Jesus fulfilled this prophecy completely!

So the prophecy of Genesis 14:18 is fulfilled by the One and Only Saviour of mankind, our King, Jesus Christ! Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!