Come Follow Me LDS- Hebrews 7-13 Part 1 (Nov 11-17)

‘Titles & Forms’

–  What can appear to be a description of Christ, Prophets & Priests, is often a title.

–  King of Salem, King of Jerusalem, King of Peace, Prince of Peace

–  The lineage of the Aaronic Priesthood vs the Eternalness of the Melchizedek Priesthood

–  Perfection comes through the Melchizedek Priesthood

–  The tabernacle and temple are built after the vision of Moses and other prophets.

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Come Follow Me LDS- Hebrews 7-13 Part 1 (Nov 11-17)

‘Titles & Forms’ – What can appear to be a description of Christ, Prophets & Priests, is often a title. – King of Salem, King of Jerusalem, King of Peace, Prince of Peace – The lineage of the Aaronic Priesthood vs the Eternalness of the Melchizedek Priesthood – Perfection comes through the Melchizedek Priesthood – The tabernacle and temple are built after the vision of Moses and other prophets.

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Hebrews 7-13 Part 1

 

alright so in this episode I want to

start off with the introduction that the

LDS scriptures have for chapter 7 of

Hebrews we’re gonna go through 7 through

10 chapters 7 through 10 in this episode

here’s what it says to start off here in

the caption up above the Milka civic

priesthood brings exaltation and

administers the gospel so a first point

there again is as I’m saying with the

Melchizedek Priesthood it is the

administration of grace it is the

administration of spiritual things and

it is the administration of the gospel

in terms of what the good news is but

which is the higher law as we spoke of

in the previous episode it’s the higher

law and it is the charity the grace the

sacrifice and the love of God to us it

is spiritual things things that are

coming from heaven or our heavenly and

eternal things that’s what the

Melchizedek Priesthood represents it

also says here after that it is received

with an oath and covenant and I’ve said

this before but I know that there’s a

little bit of confusion about that

sometimes people think that those that

are receiving and again this is not men

necessarily we kind of tie this into

just men sometimes but when we receive

the Melchizedek Priesthood it is

received not with us making an authentic

covenant the Covenant is the Co veneer

that is us reaching to God and God

reaching to us it’s us coming together

that’s what at one mint is atonement the

oath is from God it’s not us

it’s not like we’re making an additional

promise or anything it’s God that makes

the promise right so as we’ve gone

through here through all of the New

Testament but especially here in Hebrews

we see that when we talk about the

promise or the promised land even in the

Book of Mormon we are talking about

exaltation we are talking about a symbol

of exaltation of going through the works

of the first six days of creation and

then going into his rest which is

exaltation and the promised land and so

right here it says it is received with

an oath and a covenant the oath is given

with the monistic priesthood in other

words the Jews at the time with the law

of Moses and just the Aaronic priesthood

primarily did not have the oath from God

they did not have the promise now that

of course doesn’t mean that they can’t

go to the celestial kingdom or receive

exaltation in that time it just means

they didn’t have the priesthood that

would administer the ordinances that

would help them move all the way through

the temple so to speak and go through

the veil and go to the Holy of Holies

which would represent exaltation and be

crowned a son and a daughter of God in

the Holy of Holies okay so that’s what

the majestic priesthood is and so as the

author of Hebrews is going through this

they’re making that distinction again

saying look we’ve been used to the

ironic law here on the Jewish side not

on the Gentile side of course but on the

Jewish side we’ve been used to the law

of Moses and the ironic law but that

that law and that priesthood does not

come with an oath from God it does not

come with exaltation and administer in

spiritual and eternal things then we get

follow-up in confirmation on the things

that we’ve covered here in the last few

episodes in Hebrews it says in verse

wine for this Melchizedek king of Salem

that is that is not just a description

and oftentimes when we see these things

about Jesus

and about certain profits and when we’re

talking about the temple we’re not

talking just about a description we’re

talking about titles so their ideals

it’s like plato’s forms if you know

study anything on philosophy it is these

ideas and these roles and titles that

are what actually is describing these

individuals not not in the term of like

a son of God but in the title what the

son of God means in a temple term which

is something that a son or a daughter of

God all of us have the ability to have

that title so Melchizedek king of Salem

which is Jerusalem in the very ancient

times at the time of Abraham priest of

the Most High God and then in verse 2

also we have here where Abraham is

meeting with milk acidic he’s referring

to this ancient time where Abraham is

meeting with Melchizekek and paying him a

tithe and he and he refers to

Melchizedek as the first being by

interpretation king of righteousness

alright so that would be the actual term

in the most literal translation of

Melchizedek could be machi setec right

king of righteousness and after that

also king of Salem right which is king

of peace right Salem means pieces Salem

comes from Shalom in Hebrew so these are

titles and so you can see what the

author is doing here why would he put

all these descriptions in here why do we

have in in Handel’s Messiah yeah you

know as he pulls from Isaiah all of

these descriptions so to speak you know

counselor the mighty God the everlasting

father the you know these types of

things have specific meanings from the

temple

and from a temple drama and and there

that’s what this book is mostly about is

about this temple drama and about the

mystic priesthood and the order of

Melchizedek or the order of the Son of

God

so king of peace we can also say Prince

of Peace another title from Handel’s

Messiah in Isaiah and then it says

something interesting here in verse 3

and this is important to note it says

without father without mother without

descent having neither beginning of days

nor end of life but made like unto the

Son of God abideth a priest forever so

this is milk acidic so what are they

saying here a lot of times we get the

interpretation of this that it’s saying

that Melchizedek may have been Christ

which makes it zero sense and is just

not true

or we get the idea that Melchizedek was

somehow begotten is a being and was

placed on earth without ever having

parents this is a mistake if we look at

Joseph Smith translation in Genesis 14

and you should all do that it is the

beefiest chapter I believe of the entire

Joseph Smith translation that we have

and he doesn’t just make a bunch of

alterations it’s insertion of what’s

happening with Abraham and Melchizedek

you need to read that and what you’ll

see in there is that he changes a very

similar this is being pulled here

probably from Genesis 14 and what you

see there as Joseph Smith make sure we

understand that he’s not talking about

Melchizedek in saying without father

without mother he’s talking about the

Melchizedek Priesthood right so in other

words there’s two things we learn about

this number one is when he says this is

without father without mother without

descent that is in contrast to the

ironic priesthood right where Aaron and

the Levites they have mother and father

and descent of lineage that

them automatically that Levitical

priesthood

well the Melchizedek priesthood is not

that way the other thing it’s telling us

here is that it is eternal it is an

eternal priesthood it goes on forever it

comes from forever and it goes on

forever just at the end of verse 3 it

says that he abideth a priest

continually or forever right because

this is an eternal priesthood it deals

with

the spiritual and eternal things of God

and then I really like here in the

middle but made like unto the Son of God

well how is milk acidic made like unto

the Son of God well because the

prototype the whole reason for the

temple drama is Christ as the Son of God

but Melchizedek acts as the Son of God

in other words as he goes through the

temple drama he goes into the Holy of

Holies he is crowned and probably

anointed maybe not just on his head

right and he is sitting on the throne he

and then he comes out of the veil kind

of born coming back out of the veil out

of the holy of holies he is the son of

God in that sense he is made like the

son of God you can look at these terms

often times where it says that he is but

made like unto in other words milk

acidic is filling that role of the son

of God it’s like somebody who works and

operates with the mystic priesthood they

are serving in the role of Christ right

that’s what that priesthood is it’s

saying you’re going to you are a son of

God now you or you have the monistic

priesthood and I say son of God not by

spiritual lineage I say by by being born

as a high priest as an elder as a 

mystic priesthood holder and the same

thing happens with women in the temple

and so Melchizedek is filling the role

of the son of God that is what the Kings

did when they went through the temple

drama and went into the

holy of Holies and in was sat on the

throne there it’s also what the high

priest does right the high priest even

would go through on the Day of Atonement

and go into the Holy of Holies and he

had the two goats right with the day of

atonement sacrificing one and banishing

the other we’ve gone over that several

times but he’s acting as the Son of God

he had on his a gold plate up on his

forehead the name the word Jehovah right

the the tetragram upon his forehead he

was acting as God as well so he’s

filling that role at that point but this

is all about the mckissick priesthood

and then verse 5 and 6 we get this idea

here again about these distinctions of

the Melchizedek and the ironic

priesthood you may have thought that it

really didn’t we didn’t really really

get much about the Melchizedek priesthood

in the Bible but it’s in here of course

we get much much more in the Doctrine

and Covenants and a little bit in the

Book of Mormon which I’m going to tie in

here in a minute but here in Hebrews we

we get a firehose of the order of

Melchizedek verse 5 says in verily they

that are of the sons of Levi who receive

the office of the priesthood that’s by

lineage have a commandment to take

tithes of the people according to the

law that is of their brethren though

they come out of the loins of Abraham so

in other words Abraham and Melchizedek

are together

Abraham gives tithes to Melchizedek and

those that are of the Levitical

priesthood and lineage they are

gathering tithes as well just like

mckissick did but and by the way we do

that today right those that hold the

Levitical or Roenick priesthood are the

ones that typically are gathering well

not typically always gathering the

tithing so they go around for for

donations once a month and even if

you’re giving it to a member of the

bishopric they are the president the

presidency of the Aaronic priesthood

right and the presidency of the priests

quorum so tithes are a Levite achill

priesthood

function but he says in verse six but he

whose descent is not counted from them

receive tithes of Abraham and blessed

him that had the promises so in other

words the monistic priesthood can do

everything the love the Levitical

priesthood can do and a lot more and

blessed him he did these things of the

Levitical priesthood and blessed him

that’s Abraham that had the promises and

that’s Abraham so in other words Abraham

receives all these promises of God in

the Melchizedek priesthood but it’s

Melchizedek that is his superior in the

priesthood hierarchy and then are really

important to point here that I would go

back to about the fluid hierarchy that I

talk a lot about hierarchies are good if

they’re fluid and if they’re righteous

and proper if they’re rigid and they are

used for power by those that sit higher

in a hierarchy and I’m not just talking

about an authority hierarchy I’m talking

about any hierarchy but if they’re rigid

and there is power that is used in a

specific agenda by those that are higher

in the hierarchy then you’ve got a real

problem that’s not a spiritual hierarchy

from God right that’s that’s starting to

move to a different type of hierarchy

but it says here in verse seven and

without all contradiction the less is

blessed of the better so Abraham the

great Abraham where we go back like

Lazarus goes back to his bosom and

that’s in the parable of Lazarus and we

call the new and everlasting covenant

the fullness of the milk is attic

priesthood covenant the Abrahamic

covenant but even he is paying tithes to

someone he’s paying it to Melchizedek

that’s how great Melchizedek is so here

we get you know two pieces of a

hierarchy where Abraham the icon Abraham

is paying tithes to someone else and is

blessed by him we all fit into a

hierarchy hopefully a very fluid

hierarchy as the gospel preaches that

allows us to

move up and down and that those that are

in a higher position of whatever it

might be more spiritual development a

position in the church age and

experience and wisdom that they are

blessing those in those areas that are

not as far along up in that type of a

hierarchy parents loving their children

a bishop loving the members of the ward

and blessing them the owner of a

business trying to help his employees to

do the best jobs that they can and full

we have a fulfilling experience in that

company that’s how the hierarchy is

supposed to work but if you try to

flatten that hierarchy here as an

example of Melchizedek and Abraham you’re

going to have a problem because you have

to receive blessings from somewhere and

it can’t always be direct from God and

you have to have help in certain areas

in your life and you have to have

examples and mentors and people that

know more than you do and have more

experience than you do not everybody is

the same in every position so the author

here is trying to say all of this stuff

that we’re talking about here with the

order of Melchizedek and Christ is the

head of this order of Melchizedek right

it’s the priesthood after the order of

the son or the son of God being both a

description of who Jesus Christ is and a

type or a role or a form that we can all

fit into he’s explaining that it is

superior to the Levitical priesthood so

the other thing we can think about is

the Book of Mormon right we have Lehi a

prophet not sure when this would have

occurred but he had the Melchizedek

Priesthood he had to have had the

macchesney priesthood he is not a

descendant of the Levites he is of the

tribe of Manasseh and so as he leaves

Jerusalem with his family and who knows

how many others they leave and start a

new civilization and by the way where do

they go they go to the promised land

right exact same thing happening here

same idea of what’s happening it is a

metaphor

for exaltation they’re getting out of

wickedness through a lot of works and

difficulty right through the storms and

through being bound to the tree and etc

etc having to work hard and they finally

are going to arrive in in the promised

land but they’ve got the mystic

priesthood there’s no tie to the

Levitical priesthood here more than

likely there could be somehow but

they’ve got the mystic priesthood so

they’ve got the authority to do all of

these things both from the Levitical

priesthood sites such as offering

sacrifices as Lehi does and to do all

the things of the Melchizedek priesthood

perhaps in doing what they did with the

temples who knows what kind of

ordinances they were running through in

the temples in the promised land with

Lehi and his descendants and in verse 11

we get an idea of this apostasy that

there were there was a falling away of

not just doctrine and other things but

the authority of the Melchizedek

Priesthood when Christ comes around says

here in verse 11 if therefore perfection

remember we’ve talked about trying to be

bene perfect Hebrews refers to this

previously we get that in Matthew 5:48

with Christ and tell us if therefore

perfection were by the Levitical

priesthood for under it the people

received the law so if the law and the

the Levitical priesthood gave you

perfection which it doesn’t allows you

to go all the way through the temple

into the veil and through the veil what

further need was there that another

priest should rise after the order of

Melchizedek and not be called after the

order of Aaron well of course you have

to have a restoration to have the

fullness of the gospel and Christ

represents that said this before also

he’s not just the Redeemer of course

that is the critical point precious

thing important thing that was done by

Christ is the sacrifice the 

atoning sacrifice but he’s also a

restorer he is the head of a

dispensation the dispensation of the

Melchizedek

keys and so Hebrews here is trying to

let us know that it’s saying look I mean

yes he’s the Redeemer he is the last

sacrifice but he’s also the head of the

Melchizedek Priesthood and he is a great

high priest was a great high priest and

is a great high priest and he restored

the Melchizedek Priesthood which is then

going to be given to the Apostles and it

is a much greater priesthood than what

they had previously this is the same

priesthood that Elijah and Elijah and

Isaiah and all the prophets had write

there’s this distinction er that we get

which is very interesting right you

think about how the Old Testament is

described even by the Jews the whole

Tanakh

right it is divided in a few different

areas but two of the areas that you

divide this into is the law the Torah

the first five books of Moses and the

prophets and we hear that reference

especially in the Gospels it’s the law

and the prophets we look in and see the

law and the prophets what’s the

difference well one’s the law the ironic

law and the other is the prophets and

what are they preaching about that has

been removed they’re preaching

Melchizedek Priesthood things they’re

teeth they’re preaching Jesus Christ in

the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and so law

and the prophets Aaronic and Melchizedek

and of course what happens with many of

the prophets as we learn in the Gospels

and previously in other writings they’re

stoned to death look at lehigh why why

was he going to be killed even by his

sons because he’s a prophet and he

represents the melodic priesthood which

represents Christ Jesus Christ that’s

the problem and there’s always through

again the Nehor principle here there

is always a push back against the true

doctrine of Christ and that was the

responsibility of the prophets the law

and the prophets just like we’re getting

here in Hebrews the Torah

and the Melchizedek Priesthood right and

in nineteen for the law made nothing

perfect or complete but the bringing in

of a better hope did that’s the new

covenant by the which we draw nigh unto

God the better hope is the promise it is

the oath of the oath of the Covenant it

is the grace of God it is the

opportunity to return to Him and to be

like him and in 21 for those priests

were made without an oath that’s the

ironic priesthood priests but this with

an oath that’s what God promises with an

oath by him that said unto Him the Lord

swear and will not repent thou art a

priest forever after the order of

Melchizedek okay we get that from the

Psalms the promise comes with a monk as

Lee priesthood and in verse five we get

something here that I’ve alluded to

several times in this series who

serve unto the example and shadow of

heavenly things this is actually about

priests in the temple who serve under

the example and shadow of heavenly

things we say shadow again we want to

think of roles or ideas or Plato’s forms

is what we’re talking about here as

Moses was admonished of God when he was

about to make the tabernacle remember he

was about to make the tabernacle when he

was up on Sinai and he comes back down

and he’s told how to make the tabernacle

continues here for see saith he that

thou make all things according to the

pattern shewed to thee in the Mount so

when we look at the temple the temple is

what Moses saw on the Mount on Mount

Sinai right he comes off of Mount Sinai

he’s up there he sees a vision and that

is everything from the creation to the

story of the Garden of Eden to specifics

on how to make the temple according to

these stories and we should always

remember that when we open up

the Old Testament and we start with in

the beginning God created the heaven and

the earth the heavens and the earth we

are not reading a history what we’re

reading about is what informs Moses to

make the tabernacle and eventually David

and then Solomon to make the temple it’s

based off of this vision that others

have had Enoch had the same thing

probably Noah probably Seth probably

Adam Abraham alcazaba ket cetera so this

is what the temple is about and why is

the creation story in there why do we

why do we have something associated with

creation all temples around the world

not our temples I mean all temples from

anciently to now have an association

with the creation story not a minimum

and then either Adam and Eve or others

individuals that are very similar like

how did man start out this is all based

off of vision not history important to

know that a lot of people that succumb

to some of the criticisms of the church

or even to Christianity in the Bible

they think oh the earth was created in

six days and this is how they took a rib

out of Adam just remember that it

doesn’t have to be literal this is a

story that comes from a vision and

visions are things that are spiritual

they’re not things that we see every day

right there they’re they’re visions

they’re very spiritual and and packed in

with symbolism and meanings just like if

you had a dream it would be full of

meaning I may not know everything there

but there’s meaning there right that

your subconscious is working with the

temple comes from a vision and it is

built on the different days of the

creation and the rat has rest and the

story of Adam and Eve and then in verse

8 we get this for finding fault with

them

as those anciently he saith behold the

days come saith the lord one I will make

a new covenant he’s referring back to

this is something for example that we

find in the time of Lehi from Jeremiah

where Jeremiah says he’s going to make a

new covenant and what is the Covenant

and about the new covenant is the mystic

priesthood in the fullness of the gospel

it’s the covenant with the oath of

exaltation that did not exist for

everybody in the time of Jeremiah or the

prophets so he says I will make a new

covenant with the house of Israel and

with the house of Judah which is what’s

happening right now

right most of the members of the church

starting off were from Judah which would

be the tribe of Judah and the tribe of

Benjamin and some of the Levites

primarily and he says it’s not according

to the covenant that i made with their

fathers in the day when i took them by

the hand to lead them out of the land of

egypt right again children of israel

rejected the higher of this new covenant

they rejected the new covenant and went

with a lower Covenant the Old Covenant

some work times we call it that’s what

we get the name Old Testament from

Testament and covenant are the same

thing should be called the Old Covenant

and the New Covenant in the in the Bible

because they continued not in my

covenant and i regarded them not saith

the lord in other words they rejected it

and then here we get back to the

hardened hearts I’m gonna do an episode

on this sometime I think but it says for

this is the Covenant that I will make

with the house of Israel after those

days saith the Lord I will put my laws

into their mind and write them in their

hearts and I will be to them a god and

they shall be to me a people we also

hear this in Jeremiah for all shall know

me in verse 11 from the east to the from

the least to the greatest who talks

about knowing him it has to do with this

covenant about this is the true Messiah

this is Jesus Christ but we talk about

this law and the New Covenant being

written in our hearts well that means

that you don’t have a hardened heart

think about the law and how it

written on plates for example you had

you you engrave the letters into the

soft metal

hopefully soft metal right so it’s able

to stay in on your heart if your heart

is soft but if you have a hardened heart

which is the description given to the

children of Israel in the wilderness

when they rejected the higher law then

it that law cannot sit in our in our

hearts so when we get the description of

for example laman and lemuel right are

described oftentimes as having hardened

hearts so if we put these dominoes

together point by point we start seeing

this chain that brings us to hardening

heart hardened heart equal equals the

lower law and the lower law a hardened

heart means that you are not bringing

the New Covenant into your heart and

allowing it to be engrave in their pride

is what pushes you away from that that

would be the great and spacious building

that would be the tree of the

knowledge of good and evil so a hardened

heart is a denial or a pushing away of

Christ and so as you find that term

hardened heart you can equate that I

believe you can equate that with a

rejection of Jesus Christ just like

through the knee whore principle well

we’ve gone too long again on this

episode and we’re gonna have to save the

rest for the next episode I think you

can tell that well that I like the book

of Hebrews I keep going along on this

because I just hate to skip too much of

this there’s just so much good

information here and so much of the

restored gospel it is packed into this

book and it gives such a great

understanding of all the scriptures just

right here and kind of this axis of

knowledge in the book of Hebrews

I’ll talk to you next time

 

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