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Faith - Week 5 - The Posession

Key Scripture (Genesis 14:18): “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)”

Abram had a choice:

  • rule over an inferior
  • submit to a superior
  • Abram submitted to a superior and freely gave possessions instead of gaining possessions

Who was Melchizedek?

  • King of Salem
  • Priest of God Most High
  • Abram’s Superior
  • A shadow of Jesus


Jesus is our King...

  • His kingship requires our submission
  • We possess our faith to the extent that we keep Jesus’ commands


Jesus is our Priest...

  • He is the greatest High Priest
  • We possess our faith to the extent that Jesus possesses our hearts
  1. We get to embrace Jesus as our High priest, failing to do so leads to legalism
  2. We get to submit to Jesus as our King of kings, failing to do so leads to an abuse of His grace


Conclusion:

We have the same choice as Abram

  • Look for ways to acquire more possessions
  • Realize that we have a superior High Priestly King, Jesus
  1. Jesus’ Priesthood has made a way for us to be drawn near to Him
  2. Jesus’ Kingship empowers Him to transform our hearts through the work of the Holy Spirit