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Chapter 2

Melchizedek – The Ruling Zadok


As we learned in Chapter 1, the line of Zadok was the line of Righteous Priests set apart for the office of High Priest and the lineage of The Messiah. Few people actually realize that Yahusha was a High Priest by blood lineage; much less do they understand the Zadok line of High Priest. The Zadok line of High Priest was prepared in the Torah specifically for the coming Messiah who would be the Ruling Zadok or Melchizedek.

In Chapter 1, we discovered that Yahusha was a unique product of The House of Zadok and the Davidian Dynasty. He was literally, by blood, the prophesied Ruling Zadok. It was this unique bloodline that came together to produce the Davidian and Zadokite Prince, named Yahusha, that eventually lead to the execution of The Messiah as a threat to both the illegitimate throne of Herod and the office of high priest (illegitimately held by Caiaphas). 

There were several High Priests in Israel that foreshadowed the coming Melchizedek. One such High Priest named Yahusha III was the first High Priest that oversaw the construction of the Second Temple coming out of Babylonian/Persian Exile. He was also the Great Grandfather of The Messiah Yahusha. Yahusha III was a foreshadowing of THE HIGH PRIEST who would oversee the construction of the 3rd and final eternal Temple. I will explain this in more detail in my book The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1 – The Mediator.

It would be that in Yahusha the Messiah, the bloodlines of the Davidian Dynasty and the Zadokite High Priesthood would come together into one High Priest and King. Known as Melchizedek.

With these two bloodlines, Yahusha became the fulfillment of Melchizedek, the “Ruling Zadok”. With this authority, Yahusha would put an end to the yearly SUBSTITUTE of the Passover Lamb for the life of the “first born son” foreshadowed by Abraham and Isaac. Yahusha, as Melchizedek, would fulfill the portrait of father sacrificing his first born son. Yahusha the Eternal High Priest (as promised to the Zadok lineage) would offer himself up as a final sacrifice for sin to his Father Yahuah and make atonement!


Was Melchizedek in Genesis a pre-incarnate “Christ”?

When dealing with the topic of Melchizedek, we all have been taught that the “Melchizedek” mentioned in the 14th Chapter of the Book of Genesis was a “pre-incarnate Jesus”. We are taught that Melchizedek was the actual name of the King of Salem. This is yet another in a long list of false doctrines of The Christian Church. I want to fully explain who the King of Salem was and put this "myth" to rest. We (being mis-taught in Christianity) fail to realize “Melchizedek” is not a name but a title meaning "Ruling Righteous Priest" or "Priest/King" in Hebrew. Abraham recognized the King of Salem (Salem was the city JeruSALEM was founded upon) as a Righteous King who was also a Priest of his people to their pagan god. Righteous Priest/King in Hebrew is מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶֿק malkī-ṣeḏeq. In English it is Melchi-zedek. Abraham was not calling the King of Salem by his proper name; he was showing respect to this King by giving him the title Melchizedek as he was the first “Priest/King" of (what would later become) Jerusalem. Melchizedek is a title that foreshadowed the coming Messiah as we learned in Chapter 1. This King of Salem was neither named Melchizedek nor was he a pre-incarnate "Jesus". He was not even a priest of Yahuah! He was a pagan priest/king.

So, before we continue exploring Yahusha’s role as The Righteous Priest/King or as the title progressed with the House of Zadok… The Ruling Zadok (Melchizedek) let me first say a few words about the possibility of Yahusha pre-existing in the man Abraham tithed to (gave a tenth of the spoils of war because the King of Salem did not enter the battle).

We need to get the false doctrine that the King of Salem was "Jesus" incarnate out of our minds so that we can truly understand the meaning of Melchizedek.

This is really not that difficult as Yahusha's “beginning” is clearly defined in Scripture not as "pre-existing" his birth to Miriam; but rather it was from his human birth to Miriam and Yahseph that Yahusha was "cast" upon Yahuah and had his beginning and strength:

Psalm 22:9-10
9 But you took me from my mother's womb, Yahuah! You made me trust in You, even from my mother's breast. 10 I was cast upon You from my birth; from my mother's womb, You are my Strength.

If that is not clear enough, let us look into the Hebrew for more meaning. Below is the word-for-word Hebrew translation of Psalm 22:9-10, from The NIV Interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament. This shows the word "from" in these Scriptures is Hebrew “mem” circled below:


The Dictionary of Old Testament Words for English Readers says that the Hebrew letter, mem, which has been circled above, is "prefixed to a substantive", and which "denotes the preposition". What does all that mean? Let us take a look.

The Hebraic Tongue Restored, by Fabre d'Olivet, tells us what these prepositions mean when the Hebrew letter mem is prefixed as is in Psalms 22:9-10 above. Mem, in this situation, means "from, out of, by means of":

EXTRACTIVE OR PARTITIVE ARTICLE. __ The movement which this article expresses, with nouns or actions that it modifies, is that by which a noun or an action is taken for the means, for the instrument, by which they are divided in their essence, or drawn from the midst of several other nouns or similar actions. I render it ordinarily by from, out of, by; with, by means of, among, between, etc.


The New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second College Edition, gives a complete definition of the word mem which was translated in English as "from" as beginning at, starting with, out of.  The word translated "from" in Psalm 22:10, means beginning at, starting with. Yahusha is prophetically pictured through King David to say that Yahuah was his Strength from the beginning, starting with the point Yahusha the Messiah was conceived in his mother's womb. Yahuah was Yahusha's Strength only beginning from the point of his human birth to his mother Miriam. That rules out "pre-existence" entirely. This can only mean one thing: that before Yahusha was in his mother's womb, Yahuah was not his Strength, because Yahusha did not yet exist. Pretty obvious that he had no need of strength. Yahuah was only Yahusha's Strength, beginning at, starting with, his mother's womb. We see King David prophetically speak that Yahusha was foretold in The Heavenly Scroll before he was created in his mother’s womb.

Psalm 139
13 For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful; I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the Earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book (The Heavenly Scroll) before one of them came to be."


It is in The Heavens (Hebrew Shamayim i.e. stars) that the story of Yahusha’s life was authored, as a Lamb that would be slaughtered before the foundation of the world.  The Heavenly Scroll was then used by Yahuah to witness the Gospel to Adam, Enoch, Job, Noah, Abraham, and all the prophets.  Please read Creation Cries Out! The Mazzaroth for more on The Heavenly Scroll. 

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The Heavenly Scroll is THE seal over His Word, if you do not know it and understand it… you cannot understand The Plan of Salvation.  There is much more proof in Scripture that Yahusha did not pre-exist, but I'll stop here to keep this book on point.

We see below, that Yahusha's full birth into the family of Yahuah and Divine Spiritual Body came AFTER resurrection.  He did not “pre-exist” not even as a Spiritual Being. Scripture clearly states AFTER resurrection Yahusha "has become" the first fruits into the family of Yahuah. We also see that Yahusha was not God at that time but "a man". We clearly see in verse 21 below that "BY MAN", not God, came the first born from the resurrection at which time Yahusha became fully Divine and the first begotten son of Yahuah. We also read that Yahusha is not unique in the process but rather the first of many more sons of Yahuah to come through resurrection in verse 22; each in our own order. Yahusha is the first born son of the resurrection and our elder brother NOT our ‘God’ or part of a pagan Trinity. He definitely did not pre-exist; as Yahusha is The Way not “the exception”! Yahusha is known now as “the only begotten son” because, to date, the first resurrection has yet to occur.

1 Corinthians 15
20 But now the Messiah is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep (
the firstborn son upon resurrection not from his human birth to Mary/Joseph). 21 For since by man (Adam) came death, by man (Yahusha the Second Adam too was simply a man) also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in the Messiah all (the sons of Yahuah) shall be made alive (begotten by Yahuah as sons through resurrection). 23 But each one (of the sons of Yahuah) in his own order (after Yahusha, the eldest son): The Messiah the
Firstfruits (first and only “begotten son” at this point), afterward those who are the Messiah's at his coming (First Resurrection when the rest of the sons will be begotten, Yahusha will no longer be "the only" begotten son then).

The point Scripture clearly teaches is that Yahusha was no different than you and I. He was born into this world as a man and became the son of Yahuah by the power of the resurrection. Prior to his human birth he did not exist anymore than you and I did. I will stop here to keep this chapter on point.

The Melchizedek that Abraham tithed to was not “Jesus incarnate” but rather he was a foreshadow of the coming King of Jerusalem. Just like Isaac was a foreshadowing of “the sacrifice of the first born son”, just like Moses was a foreshadowing, just like his successor Yahusha was a foreshadowing of The Messiah leading us into the “Promised Land” and so forth. None of these figures were actually Yahusha the Messiah pre-incarnate. Yahusha, too, is the “proxy” for Yahuah NOT Yahuah incarnate. All these doctrines of "incarnation" are pagan in origin and not Scriptural.


The Prophesied and Miraculous Births of Two High Priests

I want to fully explore these two descendants of the High Priest Yahusha III; his grandson John the Baptist and his great grandson Yahusha the Messiah, both Royal Princes by law of the Sanhedrin:

      Both were prophesied by Yahuah to come.

      Both had the bloodline to be King of Israel.

      Both had the bloodline to be a High Priest in the Order of Zadok.

      Both had the unique bloodline to be The Messiah of Israel.

      Both were born with a miraculous birth as a sign of their importance in the Plan of Yahuah.

      Both were regarded by the Jews of their day as possible Messiahs.

So what were their respective roles?

We have learned so far that Yahusha III was appointed as the first High Priest over the second Temple to restore the rightful Zadokite line over the office of High Priest. As I demonstrated in Chapter 1, Prince John was born to Elizabeth who was the daughter of the High Priest Yahusha III. John was the first male descendent and heir of Yahusha III and assumed the mantle of High Priest in Yahuah's eyes as prophesied Elijah.

If King Herod had not killed the High Priest Yahusha III then Prince John would have been (and truly was) the rightful heir to the office of High Priest in succession being the first male heir. However, Herod had Yahusha III killed and then appointed Simon IV as High Priest so the line of succession of High Priest was moved out of Yahusha III’s descendants. Yahusha the Messiah would then, as Hannah's son (as great grandson of Yahusha III), have succeeded Prince John the Baptist as High Priest. This, in fact, is exactly what happened.  The “anointed” line of High Priest continued with John, not with the High Priest appointed by Herod. Hence, Prince John was executed followed by Yahusha (a standard practice to those who are a threat to the Throne and a corrupt High Priest).

I also explained in Chapter 1 how the High Priesthood in The Temple had been totally corrupted. Yahuah, in fact, kept the High Priesthood of The House of Zadok in line by anointing Prince John the Baptist (who abandoned the corrupted Temple System and served Yahuah directly in “the wilderness”) as High Priest. Many Jews of that time (who were seeking the coming Messiah and guarding the bloodline) knew of Prince John’s lineage to Yahusha III as the successor of the Zadok Priesthood. They also knew Herod was evil and followed Prince John as their High Priest, not the Temple Priests. These followers of John's were known as Nazarenes.

Yahusha too, followed the teachings of the High Priest Prince John, and was John’s disciple until age 30; when Yahusha could become a “Rabbi” and succeed John as High Priest. Yahusha’s teachings very much mirrored that of John’s. We see clearly how Yahusha felt about his 2nd cousin.  John was High Priest, Yahusha’s mentor, the "coming of Elijah", and he was the one who made Yahusha’s paths straight by teaching Yahusha the true meaning of the Torah, Repentance and Salvation:

Matthew 11:11
“I tell you the truth, among those born of women;
no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist”.

This is well known among scholars and Jewish history. It should be expected that the young Messiah would indeed follow, learn from, and be mentored by the rightful Zadokite High Priest… Prince John the Baptist. After all, Yahusha was the next heir in succession to John as a descendent of Yahusha III. So John was Yahusha's High Priest; who else would the next in line High Priest learn from? This is why Yahusha went to John to be Mikveh’d (baptized) because John was Yahusha's High Priest. It was required by Torah standards for Kings and High Priests to be Mikveh’d (consecrated) by the High Priest of Israel over them. Yahusha knew his 2nd cousin, Prince John the Baptist, was that ordained High Priest of Israel. The role John would play and the reason the "sign of miraculous birth" preceded John, was that he was the prophesied chosen Elijah who would prepare the way for his successor Yahusha and make his path straight.

Isaiah 40: 1- 5
1 “Comfort, comfort My people”, says Yahuah.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from Yahuah's hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one (John) calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way (Yahusha is "the Way" that John was to prepare) of Yahuah; make straight in the desert a highway for our Father (to reveal Yahusha which means the Salvation of Yahuah see verse 5 below). 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5 The Salvation of Yahuah (Yahusha is a compound name which literally means Salvation of Yahuah) will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of Yahuah has spoken.”

So John was prophesied by both Isaiah and his father Zechariah, to "prepare THE WAY (who is Yahusha)” and make straight a path for Yahuah to reveal Yahusha.

John was literally born to transfer all authority of the Aaronic/Zadok Priesthood over to Yahusha; as well as transfer the sins of Israel onto the shoulders of The Messiah.

It is very important to understand John's position as anointed High Priest when he Mikveh'd Yahusha. John, knowing Yahusha was The Messiah, acknowledged Yahusha's greater authority as his successor and future High Priest in the Order of Zadok, not to mention Messiah. That is why he told Yahusha he was not worthy to Mikveh him. Because Mikveh is required to consecrate a Priest and John knew Yahusha was The Messiah and didn’t feel his position was above Yahusha’s. Since Yahusha was THE Eternal High Priest an exception had to be made to fulfill all Righteousness (Torah requirements). This was the only way Yahusha could be Mikveh'd and consecrated as High Priest, King, and Passover Lamb by Torah Standards as prescribed by Yahuah. So John, the current High Priest, obeyed his protégé now ready to succeed him as High Priest and Messiah and performed the ritual as required.

Now that we realize both John and Yahusha were prophesied Zadokite High Priests for a reason and qualified by blood, let's look at a few more similarities. We see Yahuah setting the stage to bring about His "Plan of Salvation" through a human Zadokite High Priest consecrated by Torah standards by another human Zadokite High Priest: both in the rightful line from the House of Zadok the lineage required to be High Priests of Israel. We will see both were born, raised, and prophesied in identical fashion. Both men recognized the unique calling on each other’s lives as they were close 2nd cousins. John’s mother (Elizabeth) was Yahusha’s mother Miriam’s auntie and they grew up together. Remember, Miriam went to live with Elizabeth. These two men knew what they were doing, and had been groomed for it.

Both born miraculous births

Both John the Baptist and Yahusha the Messiah were born almost in identical miraculous births; as a "sign" of their unique and important anointing in Yahuah's Plan of salvation. They were both, like many others, very important in that Plan of Salvation, such as Isaac. The miraculous birth of John the Baptist is recounted in Luke’s Gospel where we learn of the elderly priest Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth who was barren.

Like Yahseph (Joseph) and Miriam (Mary), it was very unlikely any sexual relations occurred between Zechariah and Elizabeth. They both were very old, Elizabeth was barren, and Zechariah “doubted” the whole thing to begin with! Just like Abraham and Sarah, identical. Not to mention he served as Priest in the Temple at that time. In each of these cases (Yahusha, John, Isaac, among others such as Sampson) Yahuah used the seed of both parents to heal either dead wombs or make fertile a virgin womb. Make no mistake, Yahuah is Spirit and has no physical seed:

John 4
24 “
Yahuah is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in Truth.”

Those born of THAT seed (of Yahuah upon resurrection not human birth) cannot die (Yahusha died proving he inherited death genetically from his father Yahseph):

Luke 20:36
36 “
and they can no longer die; for they are like the Angels. They are begotten children of Yahuah, being children of the resurrection.”

And we all, including Yahusha, are begotten into His Family upon resurrection. Yahusha, however, would be the firstborn of the dead, and have preeminence among all the others.  A miracle birth does not make Yahusha a god or "Yahuah incarnate" anymore than it did Isaac, Sampson, or John. Yahuah would never violate His own "order" by creating a child outside of the seeds of a man and woman. Being born “according to the flesh” means human to two parents.  Maybe that is why Yahusha is called "the son of man" 87 times, because he was truly Yahusha ben Yahseph (Yahusha the son of Yahseph). Yahusha clearly explained his claim as Yahusha ben Yahuah, by tracing his lineage back to Adam ben Yahuah.

Back to John; while Zechariah was performing his priestly duties in the Temple, the Angel Gabriel came to him and prophesied the birth of a son. Because Zechariah doubted the word of the Angel, he was struck dumb until the day of the birth, at which time, filled with the Holy Spirit, he proclaimed his prophetic canticle:

Luke 1:68-79 - Zechariah’s song
67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit (
Breath of Yahuah) and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to Yahuah, the God of Israel, because He has come to His people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a Horn of Salvation for us in the House of his servant David 70 (as He said through His Holy prophets of long ago), 71 Salvation (Hebrew: Shua) from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us 72 to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember His Holy Covenant (not abolish it as Christianity teaches), 73 the Oath He swore to our father Abraham: 74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve Him without fear 75 in Holiness and Righteousness before Him all our days. 76 And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before Yahuah to prepare the way for Him (to introduce Yahusha: Yahuah's Salvation) 77 to give his people the Knowledge of Salvation through the forgiveness of their sins (which as part of preparing Yahusha or mentoring him this is what he was to teach the young Messiah and his followers. A doctrine that Yahusha then taught his followers), 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven (a direct reference to The Heavenly Scroll) 79 to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”80 And the child grew and became strong in Spirit; and he lived in the wilderness (being trained by the Essenes as High Priest) until he appeared (as High Priest) publicly to Israel.

Here we see clearly that John’s father, Zechariah, knew his son was not The Messiah, but the prophesied one called Elijah (which, too, is a title meaning Strength of Yahuah) that would come beforehand to prepare, as High Priest, the way of The Messiah. It is most certain that Zechariah the Priest taught his son Prince John (heir to Yahusha III) exactly what his role would be. John was to properly prepare the people and teach them (including young Yahusha) of Salvation and forgiveness of sin and then anoint The Messiah as Eternal High Priest in succession to him. Preparing the Way (mentoring Yahusha) and then through Mikveh “setting his path straight.” 

I want to point out one very important truth. His mother Elizabeth was barren. Zechariah was serving in The Temple. They were both VERY old at this time. They probably stopped having sex a long time ago. Zechariah wasn't buying any of it anyway... They probably DID NOT have sex to produce John. Even if they did, Elizabeth was barren and couldn’t have children. Yet, the seed of Zechariah was “placed in the womb and the womb healed” in miraculous fashion to produce John. Just because John was born a miraculous birth almost identical to Yahusha. In John's case, an Angel of Yahuah prophesied his birth and gave a child to a barren womb using the father’s seed... in Yahusha's case, an Angel of Yahuah prophesied the birth and gave a child to a virgin womb using the father’s seed.

John's miraculous birth did NOT make John the Baptist part of the "GODHEAD" nor did it make Yahuah a pagan Trinity. We do not worship John as equal to Yahuah, Yahuah in the flesh, nor in any way does it make Yahuah a polytheistic deity in fashion of pagan gods

Note: see the book Mystery Babylon the Religion of the Beast for more information.

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John had all the same lineage Yahusha did. John was prophesied to come just like Yahusha was. We need to come to grips with the fact that Yahusha's miraculous birth was not unique! It was a SIGN just like it was prophesied to be and nothing more than that.

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore, Yahuah
Himself will give you a sign: The virgin (in Hebrew this means "young maiden" has NO sexual connotation) will conceive and give birth to a son (not Yahuah).

We don't need to elevate Mary to "Mother of God" because Yahusha was not "Yahuah" or make Yahuah a pagan Trinity or worship Yahusha as god or any of that Babylonian religious’ nonesense we have inherited. It is all lies. Speaking of the time when the sons of Yahuah are gathered from among the nations (that time is now)...

Jeremiah 16:19-21

19 Yahuah, my Strength and my Fortress, my Refuge in time of distress, to You the nations will come from the ends of the Earth and say...“Our forefathers have inherited nothing but lies, worthless things in which there is no profit." 20 Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods! 21 “Therefore I will teach them— this time I will teach them My Power and Might. Then they will know that My name is Yahuah! (not Yahusha and definitely not "Jesus").

Why is Zechariah considered the biological father of John when it was Yahuah who gave Elizabeth the child? Because Yahuah used Zechariah´s seed in performing the miracle. The same is found with Yahusha, it was Joseph's seed used. I cover the Virgin Birth in detail in my book The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1: The Mediator available on www.sabbathcovenant.com.

Both John and Yahusha had to be perfected and learned obedience through suffering

The reason I want to quickly touch on this topic is for the same reason I briefly made my point about the miraculous births and “pre-existing”.  We are taught that Yahusha was Yahuah, because of the miraculous birth.  But, for some reason, that doesn't apply to John, Sampson, Isaac, Jeremiah, and others. Either a miraculous birth IS reason to deify a man, or it ISN'T. Either Yahusha had his beginning in his mother's womb, or he didn't. Scripture clearly says one thing and we clearly aren't listening. Let's make up our mind and move forward with Wisdom on such things. This brings me to the next point. Yahuah has no need of "growing in Wisdom and Knowledge of Himself" nor does He need to "learn obedience to Himself" nor does He have a need of "being perfected"... Yahuah IS GOD! Yet Yahusha was in need of all of these things because he was not God.

In the same way, we are taught Yahusha was born without sin (by denying Yahseph his right as father when "sin" was never passed down genetically in the first place), and we are taught that Yahusha was perfect from birth until death.

We are taught to believe that Yahusha "knew everything" from day one, as if he were a God!

We aren't made aware that John was his prophesied mentor, from which Yahusha learned the Torah, and the way of Salvation through repentance. We are never taught the truth concerning "Original Sin" that sin is not passed on genetically only death is. In fact, Yahusha was not born perfect, but was perfected just like John. He was not born with the Knowledge of Yahuah, but had to grow into it, just like John. He was not always perfectly obedient to Yahuah, but had to learn obedience through suffering, just like John. Yahusha had to be mentored in the Faith by John for years (until age 30) before he was ready to succeed John as High Priest. Even after Yahusha was Mikveh'd by John, it is well known that Yahusha taught the message of "Salvation and Repentance" that he learned from John. Why?

If Yahusha was "Yahuah in the flesh" and a demi-god, why would he have need of anything? No, he was simply a man “fully human in every way", albeit a HIGHLY anointed one. We will learn in the next chapter that Yahuah even made being The Messiah conditional on his obedience to the Torah! We never learned this either in "church". Truly we have inherited nothing but lies, things that profit us nothing.

Yahusha's life was exactly how the life of John the Baptist was described in scripture... identical.

      Both prophesied to come for a specific anointed purpose.

      Both born miraculously as a "sign" of their anointing.

      Both born seemingly outside the physical union of their parents yet with the seeds of their fathers by an Angel planting the seed in a barren womb and then in a virgin womb.

      Both born Zadokite High Priests descendants of Yahusha III by blood.

      Both Davidian Princes by blood.

      Both had to be perfected in obedience through suffering and had to come to know and obey Yahuah.

      Both were mentored in The Faith; John by Zechariah the Priest and Yahusha by John.

The only difference between them was their destiny! John was the destined High Priest to consecrate The Messiah, who is Yahusha, as High Priest and King.

Luke 2:40, 52
40 And the child (
Yahusha) grew and became strong in
Spirit, (and became) filled with Wisdom; and the Grace (favor) of Yahuah was upon him. ... 52 And Yahusha increased (over time) in Wisdom and Stature, and (increased) in favor with Yahuah and men.

This doesn't sound like Yahusha was Yahuah in the flesh to me. Yahusha GREW in Wisdom, Strength, Stature, etc., just like John the Baptist (see Luke 1:80). This shows that Yahusha was not born "perfect" but BECAME perfected like all other Righteous men of Israel (yet Yahusha was the most anointed one). We see below that all these attributes were not present in Yahusha at birth (because he was NOT God but a man). Yahusha obtained all these things by "inheritance" as I have demonstrated so far in this book... by blood!

Hebrews 1:4 NKJV
having become so much better than the Angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Hebrews 5:8-9 NKJV
8 though he was a son (
not God), yet he learned obedience by the things which he suffered (just like all men do). 9 And having been perfected (not born perfect as a God), he became the author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey him

Hebrews 7:28 NKJV
28 For the Law appoints as High Priests
men who have weakness (Yahusha too was appointed High Priest according to The Law from The House of Zadok), but (in addition to The Law) the Word of the Oath, which came after the Law, appoints the son (to be the Melchizedek or the Ruling Zadok High Priest) who has been perfected forever (as The Eternal Zadok High Priest).

It should be quite obvious that Yahusha was not born perfect, but he submitted his imperfect personal will to the perfect will and Ruach (Spirit) of Yahuah. Therefore, he BECAME perfected and thus qualified as the Messiah of Israel BY INHERITANCE! This is very important as we continue in this book.

It is well known that the family of Prince Yahseph, the father of Yahusha, came from a family of Royal Davidian princes, all of whom carried the hidden dream of being the Promised One, or the father of the Promised One who would sit on the seat of their ancestral forefather, King David. In contrast, Miriam’s family lived in the aura of the majesty and beauty of the Temple culture of the Jews in Jerusalem.  Now that we have a better understanding of who Yahusha really was, let us look deeper into Yahusha’s role as Melchizedek and The Passover Lamb of Yahuah.



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