For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
 7:2 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;

 7:3 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.

 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 
 7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 
 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, paid tithes in Abraham.

 7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 

 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

 7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 
 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

 7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

 7:26 For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh] the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. 



 Ellen White Experience

At a council meeting at Avondale School, about the year 1893, there were present Elders Haskell, F.L.H. Baker, G.B. Starr, and their wives, and Sister E.G. White, also W.A. Colcord, who was the editor of the Australian Signs of the Times.

Elder Colcord requested the privilege of reading some articles regarding the personality of Melchisedec. We all listened as he read and were surprised that Sister White listened also, with seeming interest, as she was not accustomed to listening to any argumentative writings.

“As Elder Colcord was reading, Sister White interrupted him, saying: “Elder Colcord, I would not publish these articles, if I were you.” “Why not?” He inquired. “Because they are not correct.” She answered.

He then asked, “Who then was Melchisedec?”

She replied, “I will tell you who Melchisedec was. He was the Holy Spirit of God assuming human form. He represented Christ to the people of that generation.”

That ended the council.

Elder Colcord offered no argument to refute her position, and we all seemed perfectly satisfied with the statement; in fact, I had never heard an explanation that was satisfactory before.

After the meeting, Elder S.N. Haskell said to me, “Elder Starr, when the Spirit of Prophecy speaks so plainly as that about a matter, it can be proved by the Bible, so let’s look it up.”

We found that description of Melchisedec in Hebrews 7:3 was fully met by the Holy Spirit. “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 high priest continually.

We found that in Hebrews 9:14 that statement, “The Eternal Spirit.” That would meet, also, “Without beginning of days, nor end of life.”

Then in Romans 8:26, “likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” (By man). Thus – These statements make the Holy Spirit a high priest forever. Every specification was met by the Holy Spirit, A HIGH PRIEST FOREVER, but cannot be met by any angel or human being.

Elder Haskell published this matter as reported above in his paper at South Lancaster, Mass. Thus we have TWO witnesses of the truthfulness of Sister White’s statement regarding (the person) Melchisedec.”  Signed – G.B. Starr

“…A morning talk, given at Battle Creek by Mrs. E.G. White, Jan. 20, 1890, printed in the R & H of 2-18-1890, contains the following statement: ‘It was Christ that spoke through Melchisedec, the priest of the Most High God. Melchisedec was not Christ, but the voice of God in the world, the representative of the Father. John 14:17,26 and 16:13-15, tell us who represents the Father in the earth. At the baptism of Christ the Holy Spirit appeared as a dove; on the day of Pentecost, as Cloven tongues of fire.

 It is not unreasonable (therefore) to conclude that the SAME SPIRIT could appear to Abraham in the person of the King of Salem. (“Priest of the most High God.”)

“It was Christ who spoke through Melchizedek, the priest of the most high God. Melchizedek was NOT Christ, but he was the VOICE of God in the world, the REPRESENTATIVE of the Father [[[MELCHIZEDEK WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT]]].” – Selected Messages, Book 1, p. 409.   (emphasis)

“THE HOLY SPIRIT IS CHRIST’S REPRESENTATIVE, but divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof.” – The Desire of Ages, p. 669:2.



[[[Even without the verification of the Spirit Of Prophecy the identification of Melchisedec as the Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 7 is very clear.  There is no other person who meets these qualifications but the Holy Spirit.  Praise the Lord!! He Liveth. Melchisedec lives! (verse 8), He liveth!!  He liveth to make intercession for  us, The Great High Priest forever to convict us of our sins, to show us right from wrong, to guide us into all truth, to lead us to Jesus, The Great High Priest forever, to intercede for us, and present His blood to the Father and forgives us of our sins.]]]


"Christ, our Mediator, and the Holy Spirit are constantly interceding in man’s behalf, but the Spirit pleads not for us as does Christ who presents His blood, shed from the foundation of the world; the Spirit works upon our hearts, drawing out prayers and penitence, praise and thanksgiving."


Manuscript 50, 1900



 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


Luke 11:13


 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:  John 7:39


 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 

Ephesians 4:30


Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. 

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show [it] unto you. 

John 16:13 


 And we are his witnesses of these things; and [so is] also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.


Acts 5:32



   The children of God are cooperating with all the invisible host of light. And more than angels are in their ranks; the Holy Spirit, the representative of the Captain of the Lord’s host, comes down to direct the battle. Our infirmities may be many, our mistakes and sins numerous, but forgiveness is for all who, with contrition of heart, will confess and forsake their sins. Angels of light are sent to render them all the help that is required.

Letter 102a, March 9, 1896, to O. A. Tait, at the time circulation manager of the Review and Herald.



((We are to ASK To show that we see our need))

 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


 Luke 11:13


  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  
   If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it].  
   If ye love me, keep my commandments.  
 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  (((Jesus also is our other Comforter.)))


John  14:13-16 




And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.


2 Kings 2:9


And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.


Revelation 22:17 


 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. 


Hebrews 3:19


 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, [be] with you all. Amen. 


2 Corinthians 13:14