Melchizedec was the First Heavenly Man

by William J Lenhart
(Travelers Rest, S.C., USA)

THE FIRST MAN SPIRIT AS THE IMAGE OF GOD OCCURS IN THE FIRST PART OF GEN 1:27.... AND SINCE GOD IS SPIRIT ( JOHN 4:24) THE FIRST MAN IMAGE OF GOD WOULD BE SPIRIT ALSO.


Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created God them.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

So God created the first man spirit in his own image ( a Spirit) , in the image of God ( a Spirit ) created God ( a man spirit ) him ; male and female created God them ( the spirits of male and female ).

The first heavenly man spirit image of God was created by God as a great man spirit, but he was not the earthy spirit of man that now abodes in earthy man and known as the spirit of man as mentioned in ( Pro 20:27 ).

ADAM THE FIRST EARTHY MAN, HIS SPIRIT AND HIS IMAGE

The spirit of earthy man known as the spirit of man is not the image of God but rather it is the image of earthy man.

(Gen 5:3 KJV) And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:


This first heavenly man spirit the image of God in Gen 1:27 was not earthy Adam since earthy Adam as the red dust of the ground was not created until Gen 2:8 and not named until Gen 2:19.

Seth the image and likeness of the first earthy man Adam does not occur until Adam is 130 years old.

The first earthy man occurred in (Gen 2:8) and his likeness and image ( Gen 5:3) ends with the Last Adam ( 1 Cor 15:45) Jesus' death who becomes the quickening spirit. The resurrected Jesus as the second man is the immortal heavenly man who has within him the spirit of holiness of that first spirit man the image of God. The second man Jesus has the power according to the spirit of holiness ( Rom 1:4) to make all who believe the gospel of God to be holy as God command "be ye Holy as I am Holy".

(1 Cor 15:45 KJV) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.


(Rom 1:4 KJV) And ( Jesus ) declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:


THE THEM OF GEN 1:27

It is in Gen 1:27 that we learn that there are male and female spirits. The "them" in the latter part of Gen 1:27 refers to the spirit of man and woman created to abode in the later formed by God earthly man of Gen 2:8 and the even later made by God woman Eve in Gen 2:22. The female spirit of Gen 1:27 is called woman by Adam (Gen 2:23 KJV) And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.


It is these spirits ( the them of Gen 1:27 ) that become the candle of YHWH that lighteth all mankind. (Prov 20:27 KJV) The spirit of man is the candle of YHWH, searching all the inward parts of the belly.


THE SPIRIT OF MANKIND

YaH uses the spirit of man(kind) as the candle of YHWH ( Pro 20:27) to search the living soul/mind of man and woman also known in scripture as the inner/spiritual man and woman (Eph 3:16 and Hosea 9:7 ) that are in all earthy men and woman and who need born again. (John 3:7 KJV) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.


THE DIFFERENT CANDLES OF GOD

When scripture speaks of something as being "of God" it does not means it is God. Scripture is full of examples of things that are " of God ". God does have a candle and candles that shine in and on men but God is a Spirit and not a candle. The candles of God consists of the spirit of man and also Christ His Only Begotten Spirit Son. Also there are other candles such as the seven churches in Revelation that are mentioned as candles in ( Rev 1:20 ) .

Job 29:3 When God's candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

Pro 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of God, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Job 29:3 and Pro20:27 are speaking of two different types of candles of God. Job 29:3 is that outward candle light the anointing Christ that shines on the world (John 8:12 KJV) ; whereas the spirit of man is that inward candle light that God uses daily to search all men.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

THE FIRST MAN THE IMAGE OF GOD

Because Gen 1:27 refers to the first man as the image of God ( a Spirit ) and scripture refers to Melchisedec as a great man. I therefore conclude Melchisedec was that first heavenly great man spirit image of God in Gen 1:27.

Melchisedec the first great heavenly man spirit has a priestly order called "the
order of Melchisedec" ( Heb 5:6 and 10 , Heb 6:20, Heb 7:11 , 17 and 21 ) in which he was and still is the priest of the most high God.

Melchisedec the heavenly man spirit did at different times briefly appear in the form of an earthly man and this he did when he appeared to Abraham.

KJV_Heb_7:4 Now consider how great this man (Melchisedec) was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

KJV_Heb_7:3 (Melchisedec) Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

MELCHISEDEC WAS LIKE UNTO THE SON OF GOD. THE SON OF GOD WAS THE IMAGE OF GOD

Melchisedec was like unto the Son of God in that they both were spirits with one as the first spirit man image of God ( Gen 1:27) and the other as the only begotten spirit Christ, the bosom Son of God the image of God.

MELCHISEDEC WAS CREATED

Melchisedec was created as the first great heavenly man spirit and although he was like the spirit Son of God Christ, Melchisedec was not the only begotten Son of God.

THE SPIRIT SON CHRIST WAS BEGOTTEN

Melchisedec was created a great heavenly man spirit so as to be the great heavenly man spirit image of God, whereas the spirit Son Christ was begotten so that he would forever be the only begotten Son of God the heavenly spirit image of God who is always in the bosom ( John 1:18) of his Father.

Melchisedec the heavenly man spirit image of God as priest of the MOST HIGH GOD was never in the bosom of God as the first man spirit image of God.

Only when YHWH made Christ Jesus a priest forever in the priestly order of Melchisedec ( Heb 5:6) was that order of Melchisedec then relocated in the bosom of the Father.

(John 1:18 KJV) No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

(Heb 5:6 KJV) As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

KJV- John- 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. In Gal 4:6 God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son is reference to the spirit of Christ ( the Anointing ) the image of God sent forth first to Israel nationally making Israel the first born Son of God as a nation. ( Exo 4:22 )


(Gal 4:6 KJV) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

(Exo 4:22 KJV) And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith YHWH-YaH, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:

AN IMPORTANT FACT

I believe the only begotten spirit Son Christ, the image of God, found himself in the fashion of the formed by God great man Melchisedec.

The man spirit Melchisedec was not a physical mortal bodily man permanently until after he was formed by God as the likeness of sinful flesh as that second man in whom the spirit Son Christ would dwell.

KJV Phil_2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Melchisedec the first spirit man humbled himself when he was fashioned as the second spirit man.

It should be remembered that Jesus the son of man was made of a woman and he had a mother name Mary, but Melchisedec and the spirit Son Christ both as the image of God had no earthly mother or father.

Melchisedec is king of Jerusalem above and Jerusalem above is the mother of us all thereby making Jerusalem above the mother of Melchisedec the king of Jerusalem.

MELCHISEDEC WAS FORMED AS THE SECOND MAN

Melchisedec was the first man spirit of Gen 1:27 and priest of the most high God ( Heb 7:1) until in KJV Phil 2:8 he became the Second man and was resurrected as such at the death of Jesus the Last Adam son of man. When God resurrected Jesus, He resurrected him as the heavenly Second man.

It was Melchisedec the first man spirit who was formed by God as the Second man that the spirit Son Christ being found in fashion as the likeness of sinful flesh humbled himself.

Heb_7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him.

KJV Phil_2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

(1 Cor 15:47 KJV) The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the supreme man from heaven.

The supreme man from heaven is the man spirit of Gen 1:27, as the great man ( Heb 7:1) the heavenly man spirit Melchisedec who was later formed by God as the Second man and resurrected as the first of those in that immortal body of Jesus in whom dwells the only begotten bosom spirit Son Christ the image of God.

THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC

The priestly order of the Great Man Melchisedec is a spiritual order for those who have been born again of the Spirit and who have the spirit Son Christ along with the mind of Christ in that one body of Christ the Second man.

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