It Is For Our Learning: Why Melchizedek Served The Communion
The very first Communion celebrated a war victory, when Melchizedek “brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of GOD MOST HIGH. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of GOD MOST HIGH, Possessor of Heaven and earth; and blessed be GOD MOST HIGH, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” (Genesis 14:18-20)
So, the very first Communion celebrated a war victory by Abraham the father of Faith — victory over his enemies.
Likewise, when THE LORD Himself instituted The Communion as The New Covenant in His BLOOD, He commanded us to do it often in remembrance of Him — that is, we SHOULD “proclaim THE LORD’s Death” (1 Corinthians 11:26) which delivered our enemies (the devil and his angels) into our hand, TRIUMPHING over them in THE CROSS (Colossians 2:14-15; Hebrews 2:14,15).
“having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to The Cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in It [The Cross].” Colossians 2:14-15.
When our LORD JESUS CHRIST died, He actually, literally fought the devil and his evil hordes (probably billions) all ALONE, defeated and disarmed them, triumphing over them in THE CROSS.
JESUS CHRIST, as the only sinless Man, and Who resisted sin to Bloodshed, single-handedly fought as The One-Man liberating army in the biggest armed conflict, defeated and DISARMED the principalities and powers, and then paraded them publicly in the unseen realm.
Therefore, when we take The Communion, we proclaim The LORD’s Death and thus do to the principalities and powers EXACTLY what THE LORD had done to them.
Taking The Communion executes and celebrates our war victory — The Victory of The CROSS.
Therefore, whatever battle/war you may have, whatever situation may be coming against you, just take The Communion and ask GOD MOST HIGH to deliver the adversaries into your hand as He did for Abraham, yes, as THE LORD Himself had defeated them.
For as by The Communion, Melchizedek (Old Testament manifestation of the new man in CHRIST) celebrated the war victory of Abraham the father of Faith, so by The Communion we celebrate The Victory of THE CROSS.
Yes, we proclaim THE LORD’s Death — THE LORD Who, for us, defeated death and destroyed the devil who had the power of death. THE LORD, Who, by The Oath of GOD is a Priest forever according to The Order of Melchizedek.
Melchizedek (the new man) was prophetically celebrating/ proclaiming THE LORD’s Death by The Communion when he served Abraham. (Remember, THE LORD is THE LAMB Who was slain from the foundation of the world).
When Melchizedek served The Communion to Abraham, his eyes (Abraham’s) were opened to see THE LORD’s Death — His Day of Salvation unto us, (Luke 24:30-31; John 8:56-59) and Abraham gave the tithes (Divine financial supply) to Melchizedek (the new man in CHRIST).
Thus, by The Communion (The Cup of Blessing) we are blessed, (Genesis 14:19).
And by taking The Communion (The Cup of Blessing) GOD is BLESSED – we bless GOD! Hallelu-YAH! (Genesis 14:20).
“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of GOD MOST HIGH. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of GOD MOST HIGH, Possessor of Heaven and earth; and blessed be GOD MOST HIGH, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.” Genesis 14:18-20.
Do you see what happened immediately after Melchizedek administered The Communion?
Divine financial release! Abraham gave him tithes (Divine finances). Melchizedek received Divine financial release because of The Communion!
“And he gave him a tithe of all.” (v.20). Note the coordinating conjunction “And” – indicating that The Divine financial blessing was connected with The Communion.
Is not The Communion called “The Cup of Blessing“? (1 Corinthians 10:16).
If we would just believe and obey The Word as commanded, we will be blessed as commanded. (See Joshua 1:8; Psalm 133:3).
Again, The Communion is called “The Cup of Blessing”. Therefore, by simple, childlike faith, you can take The Communion and ask for Divine financial release to you and the provision of other blessings to you.
As aforesaid, as soon as Melchizedek took The Communion, GOD’s Money was released to him immediately.
But there’s something more. And it’s BIG!
When Abraham “gave a tithe of all” to Melchizedek (preexisting manifestation of the new man in CHRIST), he was prophetically putting The Blessing of Abraham on us by THE LORD’S Death Which he Divinely saw (John 8:56; Luke 24:30-31,35) when he was served The Communion by Melchizedek.
( As I shared in part one of this Word, in taking The Communion, our eyes are opened to know THE LORD. The LORD was known to the two Emmaus disciples in The Breaking of Bread, Luke 24:30-31.
I have similar experiences repeatedly by taking The Communion.
THE LORD JESUS said “Abraham rejoiced to see My Day“ — The Day of Salvation — The New Covenant.
Abraham saw The Day of JESUS when he took The Communion with Melchizedek, and he again saw The Day of JESUS when he saw The Ram in the bush to sacrifice instead of Isaac.
Both events revealed The Sacrifice of CHRIST to him. )
And so, as I was saying, when he (Abraham) “gave a tithe of all” to Melchizedek (preexisting manifestation of the new man in CHRIST), he was prophetically putting The Blessing of Abraham on us by THE LORD’S Death.
“CHRIST has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that The Blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in CHRIST JESUS, that we might receive The Promise of THE SPIRIT through Faith.” Galatians 3:13-14.
The Communion is all about celebrating The Victory of THE CROSS, being blessed and blessing GOD when we take It.
As aforesaid, that’s what Melchizedek did with Abraham celebrating the latter’s war victory.
THE LORD Himself did likewise. His very first act on earth after He had presented Himself and His PRECIOUS Blood to THE FATHER and returned from Heaven on Resurrection Day, was to serve The Communion to the two Emmaus disciples as a witness.
He was celebrating His Victory – indeed, our Victory, over the principalities and powers – the devil and his angels, (Colossians 2:14-15; Hebrews 2:14-15).
“The Bread Which we break, is It not The Communion of THE BODY OF CHRIST?” 1 Corinthians 10:16.
As I wrote in part one of this Word, when we take The Communion, we “proclaim THE LORD’s Death till He comes.” We announce The Victory of THE CROSS for the everlasting destruction of the devil and his angels out of the way.
And so, again, if you’re in any war situation, if you’re in any battle (financial, regarding business, health, family/marriage, ministry, among others), take The Communion to effect The Victory of THE CROSS for your victory.
We fight for victory from Victory. We fight for victory from THE Victory — The Victory of THE CROSS.
We fight for our victory stemming from The Victory of THE CROSS, using The Victory of THE CROSS, executing The Victory of THE CROSS.
In Faith and ALL Reverence with Thanksgiving, take The Communion to effect The Victory of THE CROSS for your victory.
David did It!
David had this revelation even under The Old Covenant.
The Holy Bread, The Showbread under The Old Covenant was Prophetic Display of The Bread of Life, JESUS CHRIST. (Exodus 25:30; Hebrews 9:2; John 6:32-58).
He ate The Showbread having this revelation by THE HOLY SPIRIT. (David had very deep revelations of JESUS: See Psalm 16, Psalm 22 and Psalm 110 for example).
When he did, the tide of adversity by his adversary against him, began to turn for his victory and enthronement.
THE LORD repeatedly delivered his enemy (Saul) into his hand, and he eventually ascended the throne.
Whatever your situation, your victory and enthronement are assured by taking by The Communion.
If you are in need and hungry, take The Communion, praying that “my GOD shall supply all [our] need according to His Riches in Glory by CHRIST JESUS.”
THE LORD Himself, captured it ever so well: “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him: how he went into The House of GOD in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate The Showbread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?” (Mark 2:25-26).
You certainly can have GOD supply your needs by taking The Communion.
“He Who did not spare His Own SON, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32.
“For you know The Grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. ” 2 Corinthians 8:9.
Taking The Communion puts the devil to flight
GOD purposed the new man (the believer in CHRIST JESUS) to DEAL with, yes, punish the devil and his angels:
“to the intent that now the manifold Wisdom of GOD might be made known by The Church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to The Eternal Purpose Which He accomplished in CHRIST JESUS our LORD,” Ephesians 3:10-11.
A MAJOR part of the manifold Wisdom of GOD to be made known by The Church to the principalities and powers, is The Communion.
And so, when we take The Communion, we proclaim THE LORD’s Death to the destruction of the principalities and powers, and overcome them easily.
This is how important and indispensably strategic The Communion is to us in our warfare.
Above all, to take The Communion is to possess Eternal Life.
As our LORD Himself said: “Whoever eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has Eternal Life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:54).
Melchizedek is “the new man”, one “made like THE SON OF GOD.” As I also used to, many believe wrongly that Melchizedek was Jesus Christ.
But Hebrews 7:3 refers to Melchizedek as being,
“without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like THE SON OF GOD, remains a priest continually.”
This could not have been JESUS. Because JESUS had a father and a mother; JESUS has a genealogy; JESUS had beginning of days when He was born in Bethlehem, and the end of life when He was put to death in the flesh but made alive by THE SPIRIT; JESUS is THE SON OF GOD — THE SON OF GOD cannot be “made like THE SON OF GOD”, JESUS is High Priest forever, not “a priest continually.”
Priests served under the high priest. Finally, v.8 says “of [Melchizedek] it is witnessed that he lives.”
This mysterious man, made like THE SON OF GOD, LIVES today. That’s the new man; the new creation in CHRIST JESUS. Hallelu-YAH!
Melchizedek is the new man; the new man made like THE SON OF GOD.
As written, “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to The Image of His SON, that He might be The Firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:29.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20)
And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, “the disciple whom JESUS loves” and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.