I believe this Melchizedek was Jesus. “Zedek” is Hebrew for righteousness and Melchizedek King of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God (Genesis 14:18). Salem was the name of Jerusalem at the time. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: (Genesis 14:19)
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. (Genesis 14:20) The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. (Psalm 110:4)
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (Hebrews 6:20) For this Melchizedek, King of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; (Hebrews 7:1) To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; (Hebrews 7:2) Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. (Hebrews 7:3)
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. (Hebrews 7:4) While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. (Matthew 12:46) Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. (Matthew 12:47) But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? (Matthew 12:48) And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! (Matthew 12:49) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. (Matthew 12:50)
Jesus didn’t affirm that Mary was His mother. If Jesus had an earthly mother, He would have been born a sinner; He would have had some of Mary’s DNA. I was taught that Joseph was His father but the same would apply. No, for Jesus to be sinless, He had to remain untouched in the womb by human DNA. And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Matthew 1:16) See how this is worded, everyone “begat” someone, but it says “of whom was born Jesus”. Otherwise shouldn’t it read “and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary and Joseph begat Jesus”. But it doesn’t.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) Here God tells us that Jesus is HIS only begotten son. Jesus is Melchizedek. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. (Hebrews 7:3)
God used Mary’s womb to “grow” Jesus in. But there is no part of Joseph or Mary in Him. He is GOD in the flesh, not made with human hands. This is what they copy now. They can implant a fertilized egg (the union of a man’s sperm and a woman’s egg) into a woman’s womb and that baby will grow. When the baby is born, it will be the product of the donor’s sperm and egg, not the woman’s womb. Jesus was fully man because He was born of a woman, and fully God because He was born of the Holy Spirit Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 1:18)
The reason He chose Joseph was because he was of the tribe of Judah, of the House of David, through Nathan, the tribe of the Kings of Israel (when they were obedient). As we read in Luke chapters 1-3, Mary was Elisabeth’s cousin who was a Levite of the House of Aaron. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judæa, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. (Luke 1:5)
Jesus’ earthly parents were wonderfully chosen. A righteous man from the tribe of Judah (a king), and a righteous woman from the tribe of Levi, the high priests of God, who atoned for the sins of Israel in the Holy Place. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (Hebrews 4:14) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15) So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. (Hebrews 5:5) As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (Hebrews 5:6) Melchisedec was a King of Salem and a High Priest that Abraham paid a tenth of tithes too. Jesus is a King and our High Priest.