Melchizedek is not Jesus
(San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley))
I was comforted to hear your possibility that Melchizedek was Jesus, but this does not fit the description. The Biblical verses imply an order of priests (plural) that have no beginning and no end. This is slightly disturbing when referring to no beginning, which we Christians have always read that only God is the I am and the alpha and omega in an otherwise eternal existence.
These verses imply that there are several of them in this class with no beginning or end. Perhaps this is an order of beings higher than the angels, which is difficult to swallow because we war daily with fallen angels who tempt us to violate God's principles of moral law; and it is implied throughout the rest of the bible that the angels are the highest order of created beings besides man.
Thus the rebellion of Satan and a third of the angels is the mess we find ourselves as humans mired in. Man was created in the image of God; that is not stated of the angels and in one verse it states that Jesus was temporarily made lower than the angels, implying all humanity is only slightly lower than the angels.
And then verses go on to state that man will judge (rule over) angels! Unbelievable considering that one angel slew 180,000 enemies of the children of God. And we are going to be above them! To introduce Melchizedek into the mix is truly a mystery and must ultimately be placed into the category we make that these are things we cannot understand until we get to Heaven.
I am comfortable with that, but in the back of my mind the haunting no beginning of Melchizedek is a mystery that is very clear and understandable. Yet, at the same time it is difficult to jive with the one and only Alpha and Omega.