Psalms 110:4
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4  Hashem has sworn and will not relent, “You are a Kohen forever, after the manner of Melchizedek.”

nish-BA a-do-NAI v’-LO yi-na-KHAYM a-TAH kho-HAYN l’-o-LAM al div-ra-TEE mal-kee TZE-dek

ד  נִשְׁבַּע יְהֹוָה וְלֹא יִנָּחֵם אַתָּה־כֹהֵן לְעוֹלָם עַל־דִּבְרָתִי מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק׃

110:4   Melchizedek 

This psalm speaks of the coronation of a king, possibly David. It includes praises and blessings to the king of Israel who rules from Tzion, who will judge the nation, lead the army, and follow in the ways of Hashem. God sees the king as a kind of priest, as he serves the people and represents them to God, much like a priest does in the Beit Hamikdash. The first king-priest lived in the time of Avraham, though he was not from his family. The Bible praises Melchizedek, the great king of Shalem, which is the original name for Yerushalayim. Melchizedek recognizes Avraham’s justice and blesses God in his presence (Genesis 14:18-20).

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  • Vijaya Lekamge

    It is due to the New Covenant.Please refer:
    Jeramiah 31:
    30 See, a time is coming—declares Hashem—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Yisrael and the House of Yehuda. 31 It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, though I espoused them—declares Hashem. 32 But such is the covenant I will make with the House of Yisrael after these days—declares Hashem: I will put My Teaching into their inmost being and inscribe it upon their hearts. Then I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 33 No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed Hashem”; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares Hashem. For I will forgive their iniquities, And remember their sins no more.

  • How is it possible that David’s descendant who
    – seated at the right hand of YHWH Elohim, surely in a supernatural situation
    – as king and executioner shall take action against the enemies of the Messiah's kingdom,
    also is referred to by David as 'my Lord' ?
    How can that be?
    Besides, he would be a king-priest within an entirely new order, not according to the order of Aaron and not related to the Levitical priesthood, but after the manner of Melchizedek. Verse 4 >
    YHWH has sworn and he will not change it. "You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek"

    Is there a solution to this issue?

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