Melchizedek’s Return

Psalm 110’s allusion to Melchizedek is a reference back to a short story from Abraham’s time. After war broke out across the land (seemingly between humans and the giant descendants of the Nephilim) and Abraham’s nephew Lot was kidnapped, Abraham headed out with his servants to rescue him. He entered into the war and won,…

The Prophet/King

While being a royal king, David also operated in the prophetic, as noted by the Psalms he wrote that foreshadow Jesus. Even Jesus Himself acknowledged David’s ability to write things “in the Spirit” (Mt 22:43). David also speaks to his prophetic gifting in his last words, saying,  “The oracle of David, the son of Jesse,…

Splitting the King/Priest Role

If we understand the Garden of Eden to be a sacred space for God to dwell, we can begin to see Adam as a king and priest over all humanity. This language, of course, is not related to Adam in the Bible, but he does seem to fit these roles. If he has such intimate…

The King Enters Jerusalem

In today’s passage, Jesus enters the sacred city Jerusalem and the city celebrates him like a king. But Jesus’ inauguration is very backwards from the kind we know. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

God Brainstorms with Others

In an intriguing passage, watcher angels deliver a message to King Nebuchadnezzar in a dream. They tell him that if he does not humble himself, he will be forcibly humbled by a psychotic episode in which he will live and act like a beast for a period of time. While this story is quite fascinating…