God the Father and the Son have many Names, for a Name in Biblical terms is a descriptive Title: The Lord descended in the cloud and proclaimed the Name of the Lord: The LORD, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, forgiving iniquity. And God said moreover to Moses: Thus, shall you say to the children of Israel, “The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: This is my Name forever. And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the Name of God Almighty, but by my Name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the Way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Beware of Him and obey His voice; for He will not pardon your transgressions: For My Name is in Him. Thus, you shall worship no other god: For the LORD, whose Name is Jealous, is a jealous God. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the Way…
The Son of God has many Names that describe His attributes that all point to Him being the Messiah who will rule as King and High-Priest: Who has established all the ends of the Earth? What is His Name and what is His Son's Name, if you can tell? Thus, speaks the Lord of hosts: “Behold the Man whose Name is: The BRANCH; and He shall grow up out of His place, and He shall build the temple of the Lord: And shall sit and rule upon His throne; and He shall be a Priest upon His throne, and the counsel of Peace shall be between them both.”
For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His Name shall be called: The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever.
For the Son is God the Father manifest in the flesh: “But to the Son, He says: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of your Kingdom.”
Daniel had a vision of God and saw a being “like the Son of Man”, while Nebuchadnezzar saw a fourth being in the fire “like the Son of God”, meaning the Son of God has a human appearance and both terms are applied to the Son of God. Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished and asked: “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered: “True, O king.” He said: “Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God!” Daniel said: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of Heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him: And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a Kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh and justified in the Spirit. For the Father is Spirit: “God is a Spirit: And they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit”, but the Son who is the Word of God is made Flesh: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God. All things were made by Him; and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” “This is He that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ. For there are three that bear record in Heaven: The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one.”
As none has seen the Father, the Word of God made flesh appeared as the Angel of the Lord to the Prophets, to keep them in the Way: “Not that any Man has seen the Father, save He who is of God.” Jesus said: “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My Day: And he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him: You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham? Jesus said: “Verily, verily, I say to you; before Abraham was, I Am. I and My Father are one.”
The many titles of the Son of God all indicate not only His attributes, but also His Divine nature: “Melchizedek, without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like the Son of God, abides a Priest continually” …
The Greek word “aphomoioó” means “made like”, “made into an image of” the Son of God/Son of Man. The Messiah is both “made into an image of God” and “made into an image of Man”: God, who has delivered us from the power of Darkness, and has translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature; for by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible.
For this Melchizedek, priest of the Most-High God; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; is firstly by interpretation King of Righteousness; and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace. Thus, the first meaning of Melchizedek is King of “Righteousness”; and the second meaning is King of “Shalem”, which is a descriptive title meaning “Peaceful”. Thus, David says: “Give the king your judgments, O God, and your Righteousness to the king's Son. He shall judge your people with righteousness. In Salem also is His tabernacle: The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in Heaven. Jerusalem which is above is free, who is the Mother of us all.” Thus, the Son of David who is to be the Messiah is a King of Righteousness and King of Salem that is the Lord’s throne in Heaven, also known as the spiritual Jerusalem that is to come down.
So, Melchizedek, who is “made like the Son of God” is “made in the image” of the invisible God whom none has seen. He has Divine attributes and Titles, walks and eats like a Man, but He is God. Jesus, who is the Resurrection and the Life, also holds the Melchizedek title and He says that he saw Abraham and that He is I Am: “Jesus, made a High-Priest forever of the order of Melchizedec: To make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery that from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God: Who created all things by Jesus Christ.”
While Jesus was seen by Abraham, both God and Melchizedek blessed Abraham and communed with him in the same way that Jesus shared bread and wine to commune with His disciples, saying: “I am the bread of Life: For the bread of God is He who comes down from Heaven and gives Life to the world.” Similarly, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said: “I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be perfect. Your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you. And I will establish my Covenant between Me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting Covenant.” Later, when the Lord appeared to Abraham; he took the calf which he had dressed and set it before them: And they did eat. And the Lord went His way, as soon as He had left communing with Abraham. Just as God blessed Abraham, Melchizedek, King of Salem brought bread and wine: He was the Priest of the Most-High God. And He blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of the Most-High God, possessor of Heaven and Earth; and blessed be the Most-High God, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then, Abraham “gave Him tithes of all”…
Thus, Abraham gave the Divine being holding the Title Melchizedek tithes of all, while such tithes belong to the Most-High God: Melchizedek, “to whom Abraham gave a tenth part of all: Now consider how great this Man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.” For Jacob vowed to God: “If God will be with me; of all that you shall give me, I will surely give the tenth to you.”
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, for under it the people received the Law, what further need was there that another Priest of the order of Melchizedek should rise? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the Law. The Lord swore: “You are a Priest forever of the order of Melchizedek.” By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better Testament, because He has an unchangeable Priesthood; who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the Heavens; who does not need daily, to offer up sacrifice: For this He did once, when He offered up Himself. Thus, the Son is consecrated forever more.
For David, prophesying about the Messiah, son of David, said: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at My right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool; rule in the midst of your enemies. The Lord has sworn: You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the Day of His wrath…
The Messiah coming from David is his Lord, the Father of spirits who is “made like the Son of Man”, which is why Jesus said: “He that has seen Me, has seen the Father; and how do you then say: Show us the Father?” Similarly, John, who was in the Spirit said: I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last”, and I turned to see the voice that spoke with me and I saw one like the Son of Man: His head and His hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.
While the Son of God appeared to Abraham as Melchizedek the High-Priest in order to bless him, He also appeared as an Angel who keeps in the Way, meaning a non-physical being who appeared as a cloud or as fire, instead of one “made like the Son of Man”: God said to Moses, “I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the Way.” The Angel of the Lord is a manifestation of God Himself: “The angel of the LORD called to him out of Heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: And he said, Here am I. And He said: Lay not your hand upon the lad; for now, I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son from Me.”
The Angel of the Lord is also the Stone/Rock who brings spiritual water and bread from Heaven, but who also crushes the enemies of God: All were baptized with Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did drink the same spiritual drink: For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. Daniel had an end-times vision of this being, the Messiah: You saw until a Stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay and broke them to pieces: And the Stone that smote the image became a great Mountain and filled the whole Earth.
Similarly, the Tree of Life is another Title for the Word of God who created all: Thus, speaks the Lord of hosts, “Behold the Man whose Name is: The BRANCH”. He gives everlasting Life to whoever eats His fruit: “Your Words were found, and I did eat them; and your Word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: For I am called by your Name, O Lord God of hosts!” And Jesus said: “Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes in Me has everlasting Life. I am that Bread of Life.”
The Son of God who is born as the Son of David, Son of Man, is a pre-existing being who bears the Name of God: “But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, out of you shall He come forth to Me that is to be ruler in Israel: Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. And He shall stand and feed in the majesty of the Name of the Lord His God. And this Man shall be the Peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land.” Thus, the Son of God and Messiah will rule as the King of “Shalem”, King of Peace, of the order of Melchizedek, when the Assyrian will come to rule physical Jerusalem.
Melchizedek, the King of “Shalem”, is “without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of Life; but made like the Son of God; He abides a Priest continually.” This is because He is the Redeemer and the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world for the remission of sins: “He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth: He is brought as a Lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He does not open His mouth: The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
When Jesus took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to His disciples, He said: “Drink all of it; for this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” So, when this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in Victory!” Thanks to God, who gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For every High Priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: So also, Christ did not glorify himself to be made a High Priest; but He who said to Him: “You are my Son, today have I begotten you.” As He said also in another place: “You are a Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Thus, is described the High-Priest Melchizedek, of whom we have many things to say, that are hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing…
Christ Jesus, being in the form of God, made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Thus, the remission of sins is given to all who believe in the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world but was manifest in these last times for you.
Therefore, God has highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every Name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the Earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
And the Heavens shall declare His Righteousness: For God is Judge Himself. And I saw Heaven opened and behold a white horse; and He who sat upon him was called: Faithful and True, and in righteousness does He judge and make war. And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: And He shall rule them with a rod of iron. And He has on His garments and on His thigh a Name written: KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men: The Man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Worship God: For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Thus, says our King and High-Priest Jesus Christ: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life.