“And if the priesthood is changed, the law must also be changed to permit it.” (Hebrews 7:12)
We need an awakening. Things have changed and we don’t even realize the extent of that change. And yet we have also made changes God has not made! There has been a change of priesthood. Jesus was not even of the tribe of Levi. He was of the tribe of Judah. By Jewish law he could not even become our high priest unless God was changing some things. God said he was, and that had been his plan all along.
Hebrews 7 makes a big issue of a mysterious person who shows up only once in the Old Testament, and yet the Apostle Paul, (Or whoever wrote Hebrews), makes a huge issue out of this person.
Hebrews even goes as far as to say Christ was not after the order of the Levi priesthood and the Old Covenant laws, but was of a completely different system! Completely separate from Aaron and Levi! A New Covenant based on much better promises and somehow connected to this mysterious priest known as, Melchizedek!
So…if God is changing the priesthood system, then what is he changing it to? The most simple answer to that is: What ever is written and explained in the New Testament, our New Covenant with God through His Son, Jesus. Nothing more, and nothing less.
So…if you cannot find the New Covenant stating you are still under a law, such as tithing, then you are not still under that law! You have been set free and lifted to something better! And if we choose tithing to be the sacred cow we make an example of, be careful not to try and stand on any scriptures where Christ is having an encounter with someone “still under the law”, because as far as what I have been able to find, that is the only time Jesus ever referred to tithing, when he was in a debate with a Pharisee still under the law.
We are going to get very deep into Hebrews 7 and Melchizedek, because that is the awakening, that is the king having no clothes, that is Black Belt Christianity if you want to think in terms of such an analogy.
In Christ Jesus, God took us from a “set of laws”, and a condition where man covered his head to pray to God, and he took us to this!
“I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” (Hebrews 8:10b)
The Holy Spirit, the very Presence of God did not live in the Old Testament Jew as we have the Holy Spirit living in us today. We have become temples of God! They needed laws to keep them on track, but they even messed that up, by adding things and setting boundaries God never said! Like Adam telling Eve she could not even touch the tree! The Levite told their farmers if the cow fell in a ditch on the Sabbath, then the cow had to die! You do no work on the Sabbath! Jesus said that was not what God hath said!
Okay, I’ll calm down now. It’s just that I’ve spent so many years of my life trying to fit the modern church and thinking there was something wrong with me, that now I’m very passionate about the freedom God is showing me, a life of “walking in the Spirit, led of God, led of what God has actually said, nothing more and nothing less.
I was even lied to about Christmas! Can you believe it? No! I’m not talking about Santa Clause. I expect to be lied to by the world. I expect all kinds of fantasy, gimmicks if it makes money or allows their pet sin. But lied to by my church? Why was I not told the truth about Christmas? Why are our religious, college trained experts, silent on these issues? Why do they pet them and keep them? Why are they afraid of the truth setting people free?
Well, that’s another article later, but for now, just know we need to understand the change God made in the “system” through His Son. And we need to be sure of what the New Covenant says, and what it does not. Did tithing precede the law? Yes it did, through Abraham. Does this mean it is still in effect because it preceded the law? No, it doesn’t. Because circumcision also preceded the law through Abraham, and the Apostles had a big meeting over that and said it was no longer in effect. Done! Period! It was now a thing of the heart, just like Hebrews 8 describes to us, a circumcision of the heart!
So yes, we are going to consider this mysterious person, Melchizedek, and much of the book of Hebrews, even a special REST God says is reserved for his special people, and much more. It’s time we awaken, and be about our Father’s true business.