Melchizedek – a holy man – a king of Salem ( that was Jerusalem original name ), tried to bring the blessings of the City of Enoch to his city – and tried to see the face of God, and leave this earth and unite with the other holy city – but it was not to be – none the less Melchizedek blessed Abraham, and offered tithes to God, and Abraham was in charge of these tithes, and Melchizedek gave tithes to Abraham… These two great me, fought a battle with him to take Abraham’s relatives…. but where is this story at? Melchizedek ordain Abraham… taught Abraham … let’s read more about this great man..
King of Righteousness. A notable prophet and leader who lived about 2000 B.C. He is called the king of Salem (Jerusalem), king of peace, and “priest of the most High God.” Unfortunately, information concerning him in the Bible is relatively scarce, being limited to Gen. 14:18–20; Heb. 5:6; 7:1–3. Mention of the priesthood of Melchizedek is given in several other instances, primarily in Psalms and in Hebrews. However, latter-day revelation gives us much more about him and his priesthood (see JST Gen. 14:17 [Gen. 14:18 note d]; JST Gen. 14:25–40; JST Heb. 7:3 [Appendix]; Alma 13:14–19; D&C 84:14; 107:1–4). From these sources we realize something of the greatness of this prophet and the grandeur of his ministry. See also Jebus; Jerusalem; Melchizedek Priesthood.
25 And Melchizedek lifted up his voice and blessed Abram. ( meaning Abraham now high the Higher Priesthood! – see more about this desire in the book of Abraham )
26 Now Melchizedek was a man of faith, who wrought righteousness; and when a child he feared God, and stopped the mouths of lions, and quenched the violence of fire. ( Like Christ much of what he did as a child and adult is not known! )
27 And thus, having been approved of God, he was ordained an high priest after the order of the covenant which God made with Enoch, ( here is a part of what is revealed on priesthood linage – Taken from section 84
10 And Jeremy under the hand of Gad;
11 And Gad under the hand of Esaias;
12 And Esaias received it under the hand of God.
13 aEsaias also lived in the days of Abraham, and was blessed of him—
28 It being after the order of the Son of God; which order came, not by man, nor the will of man; neither by father nor mother; neither by beginning of days nor end of years; but of God; ( This is vary close to oath and covenant of the Priesthood )
29 And it was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice, according to his own will, unto as many as believed on his name. ( real priesthood power and linage always comes from God and his servants – back to Christ or God himself )
30 For God having sworn unto Enoch and unto his seed with an oath by himself; that every one being ordained after this order and calling should have power, by faith, to break mountains, to divide the seas, to dry up waters, to turn them out of their course; ( of course these are the higher levels of faith and power – things done by mortal men! Scriptures attest to this fact in many ways )
31 To put at defiance the armies of nations, to divide the earth, to break every band, to stand in the presence of God; to do all things according to his will, according to his command, subdue principalities and powers; and this by the will of the Son of God which was from before the foundation of the world.
32 And men having this faith, coming up unto this order of God, were translated and taken up into heaven. ( this translation has happened many times to John the beloved – to the three nephites and others – unknown )
33 And now, Melchizedek was a priest of this order; therefore he obtained peace in Salem, and was called the Prince of peace.
34 And his people wrought righteousness, and obtained heaven, and sought for the city of Enoch which God had before taken, separating it from the earth, having reserved it unto the latter days, or the end of the world; ( soon Enoch and his city will join with this earth but float above the earth in the heavens )
35 And hath said, and sworn with an oath, that the heavens and the earth should come together; and the sons of God should be tried so as by fire.
36 And this Melchizedek, having thus established righteousness, was called the king of heaven by his people, or, in other words, the King of peace.
37 And he lifted up his voice, and he blessed Abram, being the high priest, and the keeper of the storehouse of God;
38 Him whom God had appointed to receive tithes for the poor. ( God appointed Melchizedek to take care of the poor – using these tithes – he being a king over a city etc.)
39 Wherefore, Abram paid unto him tithes of all that he had, of all the riches which he possessed, which God had given him more than that which he had need.
40 And it came to pass, that God blessed Abram, and gave unto him riches, and honor, and lands for an everlasting possession; according to the covenant which he had made, and according to the blessing wherewith Melchizedek had blessed him. ( Did God through Melchizedek bless Abraham to we wealthy and righteous – faithful etc. – I think he did! )
There is much we will yet learn about Melchizedek, in the future come the great Judgement day when all things are revealed…