Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

… and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing… 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:17    Coffee in the morning always seems to permeate my home. While the presence of it doesn’t necessarily dictate my day, the aroma alerts me to the gift that is morning. Every morning is a another opportunity to be blessed by the Holy Spirit which is poured out by God. Let us this day allow the fragrance of the Holy Spirit to be poured out through us in order that others may be blessed as well.

The Ordered Life

This ‘King Melchizedek of Salem, priest of the Most High God, …is, ‘king of peace’. Hebrews 7:1-17  Monotheism was rather unique in the Ancient Near East and yet Abraham found himself blessed by this high priest of non Jewish descent. Now if perfection had been attainable through the levitical priesthood …what further need would there have been to speak of another priest arising according to the order of Melchizedek. Not much is known about Melchizedek but we know just enough to understand that it’s about the life we live not according to the law, but in honor of the law given by the one living God – Love. According to the order of Melchizedek life through Christ (the prince of peace) has already been ordained for us. We have the authority to bless and blessed by one another. Like Melchizedek, we are the priesthood of believers.

It is even more obvious when another priest arises, resembling Melchizedek, one who has become a priest, not through a legal requirement concerning physical descent, but through the power of an indestructible life. For it is attested of him,

‘You are a priest for ever,
   according to the order of Melchizedek.’   Hebrews 7:1-17