“And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10).
Think, if we are complete in Him and have the mind of Christ, then we have His thoughts, we can have His feelings and His view of things. Everything that is now happening in the world – we can see it through His eyes, because He is the head of all principality and power. We are complete in Him.
These are not just words. This is a revelation. If we enter revelation as an open portal, then we receive the empowerment that this revelation speaks of.
My prayer is that we will believe it and take it – to be complete in Him.
We are, first and foremost, sons and daughters of God. When we carry this dimension, we fulfill this mission on earth.
Christ is the main goal of any mission. Any mission has this main direct or indirect goal. We must check all our activities, all our works – whether Christ Himself is the goal. We must glorify His Name.
But we must praise Him, His Person. The Name is a great power, but the Name is not Himself. We must praise God.
Christ, and not Christianity, should be the center of our every activity, every mission. Christ Himself.
Salvation of the soul is the main goal of our mission. This is the highest goal on earth for the Church of Christ. This includes the participation of the Holy Spirit. A mission without the Holy Spirit is a mission without life.
If Christ is the centerpiece of our activity, then the Holy Spirit will be the breath of God in mission. This is the participation of the Holy Spirit in our activities.
The very baptism of the Holy Spirit is the power of God. It includes the means of grace empowerment, such as the Blood of Christ, the Word of God, revelation, obedience to the commandments. This is all part of the “clothes” of our ministry.
We must also understand that there is an urgency of need. We have no right to relax and forget the urgency of the need in the long run. People are dying every day. There are diseases, in some places it is famine, various movements against life, including curses. There are many rivers that carry poison with them. And there is an urgency of need, it should always be relevant.
The work of our missions must be the work of the hands of Christ. We must examine the strategies of our missions, whether we meet these requirements, whether the higher goals of our ministry are consistent with our works.
Overcome contradictions. There are conflicts in the hearts of brothers and sisters who do social projects but don’t feel they are working with the Gospel. They feed the hungry, clothe them, invent new ways of providing – it’s all important. But in my heart, and I think in the heart of seeking Christians, contradictions arise – in order to justify us, there will be spiritual anguish and suffering inside our hearts meant to overcome these contradictions, which are manifested in prayers, groanings and in this identification with the torments of the people for whom we suffer, with their anguish in their hearts.
It is normal for the servants of Christ to suffer within their hearts from this disharmony between what we can give and between what we give, because opportunities do not always match our works.
It is necessary to check your activity strategies against these criteria. Are we the hands of Christ? What is the significance of the Holy Spirit in our work? Do we see the power of God when we serve?
Someone has to proclaim the Word of the Gospel, because the Gospel is the center of the universe.
Jonah and Nineveh. A lot of work is being done inside the countries that we do not see. Jonah missed the moment when he no longer understood the condition of the city. He waited for the judgments under the plant that the Lord had given him. He was pleased with himself being comfortable, convenient, as the modern church is pleased today. The Lord didn’t judge, but forgave the city. Jonah didn’t know the inner movement of the hearts of the city, he didn’t cooperate and didn’t “burn” for it. It was a cold prophet. He had no desire for Nineveh’s repentance in his heart. He just did his duty with the second attempt. And he was even upset that the Lord did not judge Nineveh.
He got bitter with the bitterness of a cold prophet. His claim to God was that God had mercy on Nineveh.
Unfortunately, this happens when we become “dark” prophets.
Abraham prayed for mercy for the city. The strategic decision was a righteous remnant. Abraham brought “bargaining” with God to ten people to save the city. If there were ten righteous people there, then Sodom and Gomorrah might still be standing. But even ten righteous people were not found there.
This holy remnant that is in our cities must meet this requirement – it must be holy.
Think what the Lord sees looking at you, as He looked at Lot and his wife, the daughters and their husbands – and didn’t find that their holiness was enough to spare the city.
Can your community be the reason for sparing the city? Could it be the holy remnant because of whom the city would be saved? Lot lost, he was not “salty”. Subsequently, his daughters did terrible things to their father.
Message about the Mantle of Melchizedek.
Who was it? He appears as the image of the Son of God, as the captain
of the Gentiles, as the king of Salem, the king of peace, without a father and mother, without a genealogy, he acts as an Angel, as a Son of God. He comes to meet Abraham, coming forth and giving him bread and wine.
Is Melchizedek a man? He was a priest of the Living God. It was a very unusual encounter. He brought bread and wine. He gave it to Abraham, and Abraham, being himself a prince of God, a prophet, a friend of God, accepted it and gave him a tenth of everything he had.
It wasn’t a conversation, not a theological teaching, Abraham didn’t hear a lecture from Melchizedek about tithing, he simply took bread and wine and gave him a tenth.
Some Christians still can’t grow enough to give a tithe. They don’t believe. At testing they show that the heart is so small that it can’t give even a tenth. This indicates that they are unbelievers. They have not dedicated their lives to the Lord. The tenth part doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to the Lord. It’s a test of how deeply baptized you are. Melchizedek acts as a blessing to the overcomers.
Why is the mantle of Melchizedek needed among the nations today? This dimension goes above churchism. There is a church, and there is churchism. There is Christ, and there is Christianity.
Melchizedek is always relevant. When the church loses Christ, loses her mantle, the mantle of Melchizedek appears. Because he remains a priest of the Living God.
For many Gentiles, where the church has “fallen”, where it cannot bear a true and pure witness of Christ, Melchizedek speaks.
In some nations, people don’t understand the image of Christ, and then Melchizedek appears, who satisfies their cosmic longing.
Melchizedek is a priest for people of good will. He is the image of the Messiah for many world religions that don’t understand Christ, who find it difficult to understand the wrong format of the church – for example, with posh buildings or strange pastors, who are difficult to accept with personal characteristics that pushes people away from Christ.
Thus, the mantle of Melchizedek comes forward, and man accepts God without the witness of the “crooked” church.
This is a very important message, an important anointing and an important revelation about the Mantle of Melchizedek.
If we are a true church, then we are walking in the righteous way of the Lord. The mantle of Melchizedek completely matches with the Mantle of Christ.
The mantle of Melchizedek, harmoniously joined with the church of Christ, the Bride, doesn’t burden us, it doesn’t distract us from the Messiah, it corresponds, cooperates. If the church deviates and becomes “crooked” for the testimony of the Gentiles, the mantle of Melchizedek comes forward and Melchizedek corrects the “crooked” Christianity. Today it is very important that the mantle of Melchizedek be on our churches.
Not everyone understands this depth of revelation. This Mantle is needed in the nations when things of churchism no longer work.
When we take on the mantle of Melchizedek, we take on all that it brings with it.
It works as an encouragement to an overcomer. Abraham returned all his possessions. The mantle of Melchizedek is given to the victors. We must overcome. When we receive victory, we receive the mantle of Melchizedek. But we have to give something. Abraham gave a tenth of everything he had.
Much or little – give it to Melchizedek, and you will receive from him great treasures of bread and wine from the King.
The mantle of Melchizedek carries authority and rule. It is written in the Psalms: “The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. The Lord has sworn and will not relent, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries. He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head.” (Psalms 109:2-7).
There is an increase of power under the mantle of Melchizedek. When a man rises in power, this mantle descends on him. Take on the mantle of Melchizedek, and then your power and position in God will increase.
Many of us have become so churchistic that it is difficult for people of free will to fit into our churches. Everything becomes so traditional – song after song, sermon after sermon, strange relationships, isolation, unlovingness – the mantle of Christ fades. And churchism comes instead of church, dogmatism instead of teaching, traditionalism instead of the freedom of the Spirit, doctrine instead of revelation.
There is a rescue – the rise of new movements that feel God. Even many Gentiles are much more human than Christians, which means they have this mantle stronger.
Check your spirituality for humaneness: is there compassion, mercy, forgiveness. If we lose our humaneness, our spirituality must be questioned.
Under the mantle of Melchizedek comes the order of Melchizedek. “Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.” (Hebrews 5:7-10).
Perhaps you have met people who bring about a sense of intimacy with God? They know little about the church and the commandments, the rules of church life, but one can feel they are God’s children, feel that a little more – and they will receive their “portion” of the Blood of Christ. The feeling is that they are even closer to God than you are, Preachers of the Gospel. They don’t allow themselves what those people do. These are the people who draw the Melchizedek priesthood to them.
Some atheists have become such not because they are infidels, but because they have stumbled over the church.
There is a brotherhood of people with this metaphysical longing, and we must give them the mantle of Melchizedek, we must not disappoint them in their search, not beat them on the hands, but allow them to have an access to this portal of the mantle of Melchizedek.
There is also a powerful empowering component in this mantle – penetration. People under the mantle of Melchizedek can penetrate through barriers. They have an ability to penetrate behind the veil.
“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath,that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 6:17-20).
It’s solid food, but take your spirit – gird yourself and receive it. People who have the anointing of this Mantle penetrate the mystery. Penetration through the veil.
And there is also the excellence, the greatness of the people who are under the mantle of Melchizedek. Daniel had this anointing. It is written that he had an excellent spirit – the high spirit of the Holy God. Daniel excelled wise men, soothsayers and fortune-tellers.
He exceeded. The man who walks under the mantle of Melchizedek, he’s superior to the church people, average Christians. This is not pride or swagger, but superiority over the average believer. These are supernatural people – they have the mantle of extraordinary walking with God on them. This is the mantle of Melchizedek excellence.
“Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham;but he whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better. Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.” (Hebrews 7:4-8).
The mantle of Melchizedek carries authority. Melchizedek was superior to Abraham. Two great people met – Abraham, who carried the spoils after defeating the kings, who had a personal covenant with God. He heard the Voice of God. He followed God through the desert, which was to become his land in the future. And Melchizedek, in whose hands was not wealth, but only two items – bread and wine.
Melchizedek at this encounter, which lasted only a few minutes, showed superiority over Abraham. What was it? How could these two people recognize each other – so that Abraham humbled himself before Melchizedek and gave him not bread and wine, but a tenth of everything he had?! – It’s the anointing of superiority.
This is new, it carries freshness. Melchizedek doesn’t move old things. He doesn’t hold on to the old, he brings the new. The new that surpasses the old, the aged.
“And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.For He testifies: “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness,for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath(for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: “The Lord has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek),by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood” (Hebrews 7:15-22, 24).
This anointing is the best, it surpasses the old one. Rise above the dryness of tradition and follow new, living paths.
Melchizedek released the offering to Abraham and activated him.
My prayer is that people with metaphysical longing will be gathered under the mantle of Melchizedek, so that the church will enter not into churchism and not into “dry” meetings, but into the church under the mantle of Melchizedek, which brings renewal and hope. It is always unpredictable freshness. It is always a response to the aspirations and deepest desires of the heart.
I prophetically announce this portal open, and a time when some people from our brethren and the Body of Christ will be connected and find each other, not in tradition, but in incredible ways, new and alive.
It doesn/t matter here that you are a pastor, how many people you have, only one thing matters here – how much you have the mantle of Melchizedek. It is only from this portal that I can make difference.