3. Kingdoms

Peace Run Like A River

© 2001 Mekizedek's Treasure

Artist:  Harp and vocal  Jane Snyder

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A Comparison of Melchizedek and

Jesus Christ as to Kingdoms:

 

KINGDOMS – Melchizedek

Melchizedek was the King of Salem, a city whose name means peace. This city is considered the forerunner of Jerusalem. King David waged a war for this city that was then controlled by the Jebusites, and conquered it. He established it as his home and the center of government of a united Israel. He brought the Ark of the Covenant there and put it in a tent with 24 hr. praise and worship. He requested and received the plans from God for the temple. He also collected the raw materials for the temple, which his son, Solomon, was to build. It has always been the capital of Israel.

Melchizedek's kingdom was one of righteousness and peace. This city Jerusalem, has very many unfulfilled prophecies concerning it and it has almost every religion wanting a piece of it. Much of the Psalms is given to praise and declaration of God's intent to make Jerusalem (Zion) His permanent dwelling. It is to be the governmental center of Christ's 1,000 year reign of peace. It is so precious to the Father that He has promised a "new" Jerusalem that will descend from heaven. It is referred to as the bride of Christ.  This is the city that embodies Melchizedek's reign.

Revelation 21: 9,10 Then one of the angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife." And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

That this city has the original name of Melchizedek's city, is amazing. It has its root in Salem #7999 – meaning to be safe (in mind, body, or estate) to be completed, to be friendly, to make amends, to finish, to make good, to be at peace, make prosper, recompense, make restitution, restore, reward.

The "Jeru" part means: founded and possessed.  So the name of Jerusalem alone indicates its founding and possession is in safety, peace and prosperity with restoration to completeness. This is the substance of  Melchizedek's Kingdom past-present-future 

 

Kingdom – Jesus Christ 

Jesus Christ's kingdom is also a kingdom of righteousness and peace and it includes the whole world.

(Psam 2 NKJV) {16} "Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion." 17 I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 18 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Much of Jesus' recorded ministry is spent on the topic The Kingdom of God (or Heaven). It is recorded in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. I like the Naves Topical Bible's definition.

The Kingdom Of God: The sovereign rule of God manifested in Christ to defeat His enemies, creating a people over whom He reigns, and issuing in a realm or realms in which the power of His reign is experienced.

All are members of the kingdom of God who voluntarily submit to the rule of God in their lives. Entrance into the kingdom is by the new birth (John 3:3-5)

There are two stages in the kingdom of God: present and future in an eschatological sense; Jesus said that his ability to cast out demons was evidence that the kingdom of God had come among men. M't 12:28

"Christ in you the hope of Glory" Col.1:27

is really the capstone of the kingdom. The kingdom is: God dwelling within His people.

 

The term "kingdom of heaven" is often used synonymously with "kingdom of God" in the Bible.

The "Kingdom of God" is a more comprehensive term embracing all created intelligence's both in heaven and on earth who are willingly subject to God and thus in fellowship with Him. The "kingdom of heaven" generally describes any type of rulership God may assert on the earth at a given period.

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