The Priest of God Melchizedek signifies Christ who was to come. There is a clear connection between Melchizedek and Christ. Therefore, the bible testifies Christ as Melchizedek.
Hebrews 5:8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Why is Christ called Melchizedek? What is the connection between them? In the Old Testament, the high priest of God Melchizedek blessed Abraham—who is the representation of the people of God—with bread and wine. (Genesis 14:17) In those days, the high priest worshiped God and mediated between God and His people by offering animal sacrifice.
It was only Melchizedek who blessed God’s people with bread and wine. It was the same 2000 years with Jesus Christ who came as spiritual and prophetical Melchizedek. In the time of Jesus, the high priest in the Order of Aaron mediated between God and the Israelites according to the Law of Moses by sacrificing animals as burnt offering to God for the forgiveness of sins of people.
And it was only Jesus Christ who blessed God’s people with the bread and wine of the Passover for the forgiveness of sins of people.
Matthew 26:26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
For this reason, the bible testifies that Jesus Christ was the high priest in the Order of Melchizedek, not Aaron.
Hebrews 7:11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.
Apostle Paul clearly states that Jesus was not born in the tribe of Levi to fulfill the priesthood in the Order of Aaron. Rather Christ was born from the tribe of Judah, in which there was no mention of a priest ever in the Law of Moses. Therefore, the priesthood of Jesus was completely different from that of the Levites. Considering all these things, we can conclude the signature trait of Jesus as a high priest is the bread and wine, which was the symbol of Melchizedek. That is why Jesus was prophetical Melchizedek.
And the bible testifies that the same Christ would come again in the last days for the second time.
Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
When he comes for the second time to give us salvation, then how can we recognize him? Through the connection between the Christ and Melchizedek, we can know the answer. When Christ comes again, we can know him through the symbol of Melchizedek: the bread and wine of the Passover which give us the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. With the bread and wine of the Passover, he is granting salvation to the people of God.
Even though we may not know who the Second Coming Christ is—where he comes from, what would be his name, and in what appearance he would appear, the prophecies of the bible clearly tells us that whoever brings the bread and wine of the Passover is the Christ who was to come. It is because only the Christ who is coming as spiritual Melchizedek can bring back the Passover. Today, who brought back the Passover which had been abolished for over 1600 years since 325 AD. It is Christ Ahnsahnghong. Then who is Christ Ahsahnghong according to the prophecies of the bible? He is the Second Coming Christ and our God who gives us salvation.
We must give thanks to him and rejoice for the salvation he grants to sinners who were once destined to be put to eternal death.