In Hebrews 5:12 the Apostle Paul talks about the things that he desired to say, but could not due to the “dullness of hearing” of those he was writing to. He further elaborates on their condition by informing them that they need to be taught again what they should already be teaching others. “Dullness” in hearing means to resist what requires exertion or activity, or to not want to hear the truths that will make you accountable to change your ways! The word “dullness” also denotes a resistance to the cure. Your spiritual growth is determined by your hearing ability. It is not just what you hear, but how you hear it that matters. We have the ability to hear without paying attention or committing to memory what is being spoken. Paul indicates that you must become so good at what you hear, that you have the ability to teach others what you have been taught. Good teachers must first be good listeners!
The subject matter that Paul desired to speak about to the recipients of his Epistle was the Melchizedek Order. Prior to saying: “I have many things that I desire to say but can’t”, he speaks of Jesus being called a High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek. He states that he can’t further elaborate on this because of their immaturity. I have noticed that there a few teachings on the Melchizedek Order. That must be for the same reason that Paul is stating in Hebrews 5: “dullness of hearing”.
The Word Melchisedec means my King is righteous, it also means justice in both economics and politics, the Davidic Kingdom, the Messianic Kingdom, and Jersualem, the Church, as the seat of just government. No wonder it is difficult subject matter. This Order speaks to the Kingdom of GOD and how it’s dominion is to be exercised in the earth realm through the Church! The Davidic Kingdom speaks to the Kingly and Priestly functions working in the life of the believer releasing GOD’s rule and reign in every facet and sector of our society.
It is absolutely essential that those that are a part of this Royal Dynasty be mature enough to handle this kind of power and authority. GOD wants to exercise HIS rule in the earth through HIS Church, but many of those that make up the Church are still struggling to learn the basics, while the world waits for LEADERSHIP!! Look at the lack of morals and character in those who control the economic and political Kingdoms in this world. While we complain about how wicked and corrupt our world is, GOD waits to promote us into those arenas as SALT and LIGHT. HE knows that putting us into those positions before the process is complete would be deadly to us and those that would be affected by us.
The Melchizedek priesthood is identified as an ORDER. The amplified Bible says that JESUS is a Priest forever after the RANK and ORDER of Melchizedek. Mature believers understand that terminology. They understand who outranks them in leadership and have no problem submitting. In the first mention of Melchizedek, Abraham encounters him after returning from a battle. Abraham had achieved a great victory and brought back from the battle great spoils. He encountered a King that is unheard of prior to this moment. The Bible says he has no earthly genealogy, no record of Father or Mother, but Abraham still recognized HIM as a KING! Abraham at that time ranked higher in the earth realm than any other man! HE was to be the Father of many nations, however he discerns that this KING is greater than HIM and pays tithes! His prompting to pay tithes to this unkown KING must have come strictly out of his discernment of his RANK!
Maturity is knowing the benefits of discerning and responding properly to leadership that is above you. An anti-leadership spirit is an anti-Christ spirit. Christ means the anointed one, so the anti-Christ spirit hates the anointing! The anointing does not flow from the feet up, but from the head down. Your anointing will flow from whoever GOD has placed over you in rank! There are numerous scriptural examples of this truth: in Psalms 133 we see how the anointing flows down from the head of Aaron; Elisha receives the mantle from his spiritual father Elijah, Moses puts his honor on Joshua, David anoints Solomon his successor, and in the New Testament Paul imparted to his son Timothy. Anyone anointed for leadership has served and submitted the one who confers the blessing upon them. In Hebrews 5 it speaks of this concerning the Melchizedek order, the lesser is blessed by the greater.
Many never get their authentic anointing because they refuse to acknowledge the one GOD has chosen and ranked above them. Those that can’t submit could never be trusted to lead. Only good followers make good leaders. The LORD allows bad leadership like Saul, when HIS people reject the true leadership that HE ordained.
In Psalms 110 we see the conversation within the GODHEAD: THE LORD (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool. The Lord will send forth from Zion the scepter of Your strength; rule, then, in the midst of Your foes. What a picture of the submission of JESUS to the will of HIS FATHER that ultimately brings about HIS exaltation to HIS right hand on the THRONE. HE goes on to declare that the scepter of strength will come through ZION, the CHURCH!
Those that don’t understand ORDER and RANK could never be trusted with the SCEPTER of STRENGTH! The unprocessed would become tyrants and dictators corrupted by the power they have been given. Promotion in the KINGDOM must come through submission if we are going to see a “just government” raised up in the earth realm. THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE, on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN!
GOD is raising up those who understand rank and order. The earth has suffered from poor leadership long enough. We must discern our “process” and “submit” to it and those HE has placed in our lives strategically that outrank us. Just KINGS will rule through the kind of anointing that is birthed out of that kind of process. DAVID became the prototype because he understood this when he said, “touch not my anointed, and do my prophet no harm”. HE was actually speaking about the wicked Saul who was trying to kill him and whom he had the opportunity to kill! David would have disqualified himself from GOD’s promotion, although killing Saul would have been a logical way for him to ascend to the throne. David would not BREAK RANK and because of his obedience he replaced the one he honored!
GOD is raising up again the Davidic proto-type, the Melchizedek Order, the Ruling Church made up of mature believers to execute HIS justice in the earth. Dare to be knighted in to the Royal Melchizedek Order through submission. An authentic anointing will flow and the promotion that comes not from the east or the west, but from GOD will follow! The earth is waiting…(Pslams 75).
Pastor Timothy Alden