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, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “King of peace.” Hebrews 7:1, 2
Thus begins Hebrews chapter seven through chapter ten and the ministry of Jesus the Son of God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek and all the better benefits in His priesthood. I believe Melchizedek, who appeared to Abraham, was God the Son in His eternal role before the Father. In Mary’s womb would become the Son of Man to be the better sacrifice, having emptied Himself of all glory and honor humbling Himself. In Jesus resurrection, He is exalted to the right hand of God and given by oath the priesthood of Melchizedek – which is Hebrew for “My King of Righteousness” and “My King of Peace.”
Abraham blessed by Melchizedek tithes to Melchizedek. “Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better.” Hebrews 7:7
Blessed by the better, Abraham would go forward in His faith, receiving the covenant of promise, including the promise that through his flesh, the Messiah would come. God gave only two men this promise, Abraham and David, that the Son of Man would come from their flesh. Interestingly they are the two men we reference Melchizedek in the New Covenant.
Abraham received the promise sworn by an oath from the Lord on Mount Moriah after, by faith, he had offered his son Isaac to the Lord, Genesis 22. David, in His heart pursuit after the face of God, was promised by oath to have from his flesh that God would raise the Christ to sit on his throne. 2 Samuel 7. David, accepting the promise, went on to experience in vision and worshiped His Lord being seated at the right hand of God. Psalms 16; 110; 132:11.
As Gentiles, we do not appreciate that this revelation of Melchizedek would become the foundation of the High Priestly ministry of Jesus the Son of God. In Christ, we are blessed by the better, given a better hope, a better covenant, upon better promises, having been redeemed by a better sacrifice, Jesus now our High Priest.
Two men saw, and an oath gave two men a promise. Jesus, the Son of Man, references both these men and The eternal relationship He had with them while addressing the religious leaders and their accusations against Him. John 8:56-58, Matthew 22:41-46
And there is more.