• Ancient Order of Melchizedek

  • By: Ken Johnson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Raynor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Who was the Melchizedek the apostle Paul spoke of in the book of Hebrews? How is his priesthood different than the priesthood of Levi? Why was the Messiah ordained after the order of Melchizedek and not after the order of Levi? 

For the first time, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient church fathers, and other rare history books reveal the mystery of the Ancient Order of Melchizedek.

We will learn about the order and how it is different from the order of Levi. We will see who the 10 Melchizedekian priests were, and how the order was broken up into three parts until the Messiah would come to earth to reinstate the order in its fullness. Most importantly, we will see how that reinstatement effects Christian theology and practical applications to our Christian walk today.

©2020 Ken Johnson (P)2020 Ken Johnson

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Truth mixed with error

Who is Melchizedek? This questioned is never answered in the book, though I infer the author believes it was one of Abraham's ancestors, because he argues that Melchizedek was not an individual man, but an office held by ten men in the lineage of Christ, beginning with Adam. Thus, he argues, when the Bible refers to "Melchizedek," it refers to an office, not a man. There really is no "Melchizedek" after whom the order is named. The scriptural support offered for this is highly speculative at best, and deceptive at worst. Instead, he relies on apocryphal texts, not recognized by the church. And although these texts may contain many truths, they are also often mixed with error, as other human writings. I found this book to be very similar to its sources: some truth mixed with error. At times, it veers close to "secret doctrine." But in the end, I do not see any Scriptural support for his theory, and it savors more of the knowledge that puffs up than the charity that edifies. I thought the latter portions of the book, where he refers to Messianic predictions in ancient, noncanonical texts, much more edifying; but they also led me to wonder about the overall message of the book, as they do not directly relate to the title. It seems to lack a unifying purpose. This book might be of interest to mature Christians with an interest in apocryphal sources.

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Shoddy research

based mostly on the fraudulent book of Jasher known to have been written in the mid eighteen century. returning immediately. Had Johnson's name mixed up with Douglas Woodward's for dome reason. I already knew Ken Johnson's research and scholarship are questionable, to be kind.

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Awesome! KJV only folks, PLEASE read or listen to audible of this book!

This was a really exciting book (or should I say prophetic book?) ! I was totally blown away with all of the prophecies that he tells us about in this book that predict the Lord Jesus Christ! I really can't express my appreciation to Ken Johnson for translating these works for us! Through him, God has revealed exciting things to those of us living in these end times. Friends, I am a KJV only person, but these are historical prophecies that were not in the Bible. Please don't deny yourself of knowing these awesome prophecies about the Lord Jesus Christ! They are very exciting things, that we would never have known about unless Ken Johnson had translated them for us! These MUST be some of the things that the Pharisees changed so that the Jews would not know that Jesus was their Messiah. This book will bless you!

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very interesting

enjoyed the history and facts. refreshing listen. the story line was great! the history of the priesthood was revealing.

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Knowledge Overflowing

This book is too much for new students. But it's a must for those thirsty for more. The research and sourcing is extraordinary. As a messianic Jew I found this book to be especially helpful and enlightening. The subject is a non-subject in my 61 years as a Jew.

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YAH IS ONE

Great book on the High Priests of YAH.

Levi priest lift up YHWH / The Word / Yeshua in the land of the living (creation). They get the 10% portion of creation. YAH is not found in the land of the living (Isaiah), this is Yeshuas Father he told us to pray to.

Zedek Priests get the 10% of the 10%. This is the earthly priesthood of YAH The Creator mentioned by title as Elohim in Gen 1. It’s not until Gen 2 that we hear about YHWH Elohim. YHWH is Yeshuas title. He will give us His new name when he comes.

King David was a Zedek Priest. He says Yah 40 times. My favorite (YAH/YHWH) distinction verse is -

“Let me not die, but live, And declare the works of Yah. Yah has punished me severely, But did not give me over to death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I enter through them, I thank Yah. This is the gate of יהוה, The righteous enter through it.” (Psalms)‬ ‭118:17-20‬ ‭

Thank you for your work. Yeshua is the doorway, YAH is our deliverer!!! HalleluYAH!!!

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Matthew 15:24

Had me up until the point the author tried to make God and Christ for everyone which is not true. Christ came only for his people Israel and that did not change anywhere in the Bible. John 3:16 means the world of Israel refer to Isaiah 45:17. Gentiles have a dual meaning in the Bible..1) Southern Kingdom of Israel that went into idolatry and 2) The heathen nations (everybody else) Romans 9:13. There is no all loving God of the Bible he only loves and knows the Nation of Israel Amos 3:1-2🤷🏿‍♂️

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Malarkey of Catholicism

Well documented material according to traditional Roman thought. I find it interesting that most Christian writers are scared to question the bible. The focus of ancient Orders is what made me want to listen to this book. Once he tried to discredit the Gnostics the bias he studied became obvious. People that continue to push Roman or Greek thoughts over Jewish understanding are promoting an historical bias. Either John and Jesus were on the same side, or like this writer thought they weren't from the same order. Like the Pharisees and the Sadducees in th time of Jesus he wants to keep the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven hidden. Interesting research, but not well thought out conclusions.

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Abridgement of Priesthood scripture, misses on one

Dead on in expounding the history and primary significance of the order of Melchizedek. excepting the assumption that following Christ's advent, there is only one Melchizedek Priest.. in that point he must err in my opinion. Else why should there be a need for Priests after the order of Melchizedek at all? Or what is the point of a Kingdom of Priests if it is not after that order by which we are made heirs of God and joint heirs of Christ?

Else also, why a period of incredibly dark middle ages with a corrupt Priesthood and zero semblance and zero presence of the ancient church at all, implying that Christ's arm were made short if his intent was to keep himself solely responsible for disseminating the work of the Priesthood after his resurrection?

In other words why wouldn't he use the concept of Priesthood governance to organize and establish his church and work across the nations in the times of refreshing.

Else, by what authority should the essential ordinances of baptism, conferring of essential ministering offices or blessings, or sacraments/communion be performed if not by those on earth set apart to act according to that very Priesthood which makes the church a kingdom of Priests?

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Quality work with many references!

Excellent use of scripture and ancient writings! would recommend! agreed with 90-95% of interpretations. wonderful read and thorough job for such a small book!

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Station or individual? Finally it is clear.

This information is really important because it is foundational understandings of and from the past. A past that is the earth bed of building these foundational things that we read about in books like Hebrews. Thank God for Ken Johnson and his commitment to these topics. I am purchasing everything there is available from His Qumran cave findings and writings.