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The Fourth Order

The Melchizedek Priesthood   

Published 11-27-2016      Updated 14-27-2017     

An alternative name for this vibratory 4th density order is Shamballa. As the earth is transitioning into this 4th density, this will become more apparent.
An explanation of this is offered below:
SHAMBALLA HIERARCHY HUMANITY THE GREAT TRIANGLE Teachings of the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul / Alice Bailey put together by Annrose Künzi
Page 33 The theme of Shamballa is new, and little is yet known about it, its way of life and its governing laws. Only initiate - disciples can get a glimpse of some of the more exoteric significance’s, whist the inner meaning must be drawn forth by you in deep and concentrated meditation and by the determined use of the will. (...) Some key thoughts I can here give to you, and if you use them as the theme of your meditation, light upon the subject may break forth:
1. Shamballa is the place of purpose. It is a purpose which cannot be understood until the Plan is followed. Herein lies a clue.
2. Shamballa is not a Way, but a Major Centre of related states and a relatively static energy - energy held ready for creative purposes by the focussed intention of the Great Council, acting under the directing eye of the Lord of the World.
3. Shamballa is the major point of tension upon the Planet. It is a tension that expresses loving intelligent will, free from all self-will or mental bias.
4. Shamballa is the major receptive agent upon the Planet, from the angle of solar inflow, but at the same time it is the main distributing point of energy, from the angle of the Kingdoms in Nature, including - the Fifth Kingdom, the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Souls. From the point of tension the life pattern of the Planetary Logos and his Will become embodied and finally matured through the processes of evolution.
 5. Shamballa receives energy from various solar and extra-solar En- tities or centres of emphatic and energetic life; i.e., from Venus, from the Central Spiritual Sun, from the current conditioning constellation through which our Sun may be passing, from the Great Bear and other Cosmic centres. Sirius, so important a factor in the spiritual life of the Planet, brings its energies to bear direct upon the Hierarchy, and energy from Sirius does not normally enter our planetary life via Shamballa.
6. Shamballa is the Head centre, speaking symbolically, of our Planetary Life, focusing Will, love and intelligence in one great and fundamental Intention and holding that focussed point throughout the entire life cycle of a Planet. This great Intention embodies current purpose and expresses itself through the medium of the Plan. (6-519/520) ***
Page 35 Behind this Spiritual Centre of Love and Light another Centre is to be found, for which the West has no name but which is called in the East by the name Shamballa. (...) Shamballa is the place where the Will of God is focussed and from which his Divine Purposes are directed. ***
Page 141 This predicates a great influx of initiates and disciples and a tremendous inflow of what is esoterically called „angelic essence“ from the Deva Kingdom, under the direction of certain great Devas who have affiliated during the past two hundred years with the Hierarchy ***
Page 142: It was the acuteness of this situation, and the wide extent of the cleavage, which induced the Watching Hierarchy to permit a direct inflow of the Shamballa Force (in spite of its attendant risks) to pour into the world.
Read more about this at Priesthood Explained
The Melchizedek order is the fourth order and is above the third. The third order being referred to as the Patriarchal order. The patriarchal priesthood also has a role in blessing and curses on the temporal or the world. And also the sealing of promises and contracts that are viable in the eternal worlds made available through them to the people in this temporal world realm.

The higher order of Melchizedek has no need of this since they already have a power and presence in the eternal worlds or heaven as it has also been called. Therefore, they of the Melchizedek order have no need of any sealing powers of the patriarchal order, because they already are there and have this spiritual power available to them already. They are as the angels and translated beings and have access to this power through this Melchizedek order.

This order was named after Shem, the son of Noah.
This name translates to "my king is righteousness"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melchizedek
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Chazalic literature – specifically Targum Jonathan, Targum Yerushalmi, and the Babylonian Talmud – presents the name (מלכי־צדק) as a nickname title for Shem, the son of Noah.
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The name is composed from the two elements melek(h) "king" and ṣedeq "righteous(ness)".[5] With the addition of the enclitic possessive pronoun (-ī), malk-ī means "my king", so that the name literally translates to "my king is righteousness"

The Order of the Son of God

Doctrine and Covenants Section 107:2-4 2 Why the first is called the Melchizedek Priesthood is because Melchizedek was such a great high priest. 3 Before his day it was called the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God. 4 But out of respect or reverence to the name of the Supreme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of his name, they, the church, in ancient days, called that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek Priesthood.

The Mentinah Archives

Volume One thru Nine
(As of Jan. 12, 2011)
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139. Behold, the priesthood is mine own authority to govern all things pertaining
to my creation. And when you give unto any this priesthood, you shall take them
and you shall lay hands on them and confer the privileges and blessing of the
priesthood of God upon them in my name. Then you shall ordain them unto the
office whereunto they shall labor.
140. And this gift shall be governed upon principles of righteousness and if there
be no High Priest in the land, you shall not confer mine authority. For none shall
obtain this honor except by prophecy and that under the direction of the seer. Let
none gainsay my holy Church, for this is the root of great wickedness.
141. Behold, blessed are ye Nemenhah. For verily, ye have followed the
prophets whom I have sent among you. Wherefore, ye have organized yourselves,
your councils and your bodies, and your assemblies after the order of my
commandments. Now, receive ye my priesthood and I shall give you power in it
to administer my gospel. And there are two orders of the priesthood given unto
men, one wherein ye are prepared and trained to rely upon the Holy Ghost to
guide you and to govern you in your stewardships.
142. Therefore, there shall be priests in the Churches for baptism and for the
sacraments. For purification doth prepare the man to give of himself liberally and,
without compulsion, and it is given unto the Sons of Levi. For, whenever I must
needs prepare my people, I have raised up sons unto Levi and unto Aaron.
143. Even so did I when my people Israel traveled in the wilderness forty years. I
could not give a promised land unto them until a generation that would follow my
commands without murmuring had been born and prepared by my servants.
Howbeit also, I gave the Law of Moses unto my children in this promised land to
prepare them and to try them. Thus, there is one order of priesthood to prepare
and another to finish.
144. Behold, unto some in this land I have conferred another order of priesthood,
but they have been few. For whereas the lesser priesthood I gave as a preparation,
for through it the man learns to serve by the Spirit, the greater priesthood
prepares the man of God to enter into my presence. This is the priesthood of
Adam and of Enoch, and of Melchizedek, and of the Son of God. The lesser
being of the priest and his auxiliaries, and the greater being of the High Priest and
his auxiliaries. The one being the preparation and the other being the culmination.
145. Ye shall confer both orders upon men and I shall try him to see if he will be
obedient. Yea, let all men prepare themselves first through service to the body of
Christ and let them do their duty relying on the Spirit. Yea, in love and in charity
58let him be prepared. For none may see my face lest he be filled with the Holy
Ghost.
146. But if he fill his seat by compulsion, by extortion or by feigned love,
behold, I shall see it and the Holy Ghost shall abandon him. Verily, ye shall give
his bishopric unto another. But as often as men shall repent, ye shall forgive him
and he shall begin again. For behold, I shall forgive him, then why not you.
147. But ye shall govern my kingdom through the greater priesthood, for through
it ye shall enter upon the Way. Wherefore, ye shall have counsel of those who
have lived before you, worlds without end. I shall reveal to my servants those
upon whom ye shall confer the order of Melchizedek, for I shall be their
schoolmaster. Wherefore, ye shall wait upon me in this thing. For this is the Holy
Order of the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God, and God shall not be
mocked.
148. Therefore, it is conferred upon all men whom I shall call to govern in your
councils, in your ministries, in your congregations and in your temples. For I am
the Lord, and it is my place to govern my people. Wherefore, I shall call men to
administer in my place as seems me good. And if one so called be found in sin,
ye shall remove from him his bishopric and I shall give it unto another. But if he
shall repent, he shall also begin again and shall proceed again to prepare himself
to see my face. But if he repent not after he has obtained this order of priesthood
and is found in sin, ye shall cast him out and have no concourse with him. Yea,
ye shall leave him to me and I shall chasten him. For he shall be delivered up
unto the buffetings of the evil one, even the adversary. And if he repent not after
he be delivered up unto Satan for a season, behold, he has hardened his heart.
Wherefore, he shall return unto his own and shall have no place in the mansions
of my Father, worlds without end.
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16. And behold, that order of priesthood which is the finisher and culmination
of faith is called the Order of the Son of God. And it is by and through this
priesthood that Moses did stand in the presence of the Peacemaker Himself and
receive instruction of Him. Yea, it is by this priesthood that the man or the
woman, having received the commission of the Lord, may walk upon the Way
and be prepared in the spirit.
17. And behold, the ordinances and covenants of this priesthood have for their
purpose to bring the heart and the intention of the man to that point where he may
find a perfect stillness, that he might walk upon the Way and be instructed more
fully in all good things. Yea, because of the culmination whereby the Lord does
finish the man, through this order of the priesthood, the man is able to stand at the
very veil of the Celestial World and cast it down. Or, in other words, he is able to
discern the veil in himself and rend it from the top thereof even to the bottom
529thereof, and from the bottom thereof even to the top thereof. Indeed, by the
ordinances and the covenants of this priesthood, the man may rend the veil that
separates him from the Mother and from the Father.
18. This order of priesthood has for its purpose to prepare and to teach the man
to live the Law of Chastity and of Consecration. Yea, it is by this order that men
are able to become partakers of that endowment of power that only Mothers and
Fathers in Heaven may possess. Yea, by this order of priesthood does he learn
the nature of creation and the duality of all things – that he is not without the
woman and the woman is not with him, in the Lord. Yea, by this priesthood,
when he has received the commission of the Creator and Peacemaker, he may
learn to act and not be acted upon.
19. And the ordinances of the Order of the Son of God are the teaching and
preaching of the peaceable things of the kingdom, and the ordinances of the High
Place.
20. And all men who have good intention and who have received through
revelation and through the Holy Ghost the commission of God are also entitled to
seek this right of priesthood. Yea, and they enter into it with a covenant. And
this is the nature of the covenant:
21. Every man who takes up this covenant, having been commissioned and
called of God, even as Aaron was called of God, shall come unto one who has
also received the Lord‟s commission and relate the revelation unto that person,
and shall pledge his willingness to serve God all the days of his life. And that
person shall take them and lay hands upon them and, saying the person‟s name
plainly, they shall pronounce a blessing and confer this order of priesthood,
saying:
22. By the commission I have received of the Lord, I confer upon you the
Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God. You shall hereafter be known as a
High Priest and Peli of this order and I do this in the name of the Peacemaker.
23. Now I would that all should also take note of how this ordinance is
performed. For, the commission of the Lord is always clearly uttered when the
order of the priesthood is conferred. And the purpose of the calling is also clearly
stated. And when the Spirit has made an end of all that shall be said in the
blessing, it is finished in the name of the Lord.
24. This is the pattern and, though our language may all be different, and even
all that must be said in the prayer and the blessing may all be different, yet shall a
simple pattern always be followed. And again, all creation shall know by whose
word and by whose commission you speak and by whose word and will you do
expect the creation to respond.
53025. Now, when women are called unto this work, the order of this priesthood is
not conferred upon them, for they work in the covenant under that which the
Mother has already conferred.
26. But when any woman shall request this priesthood, she shall also go unto
one who has already received it and she shall relate how that she has received the
commission of the Lord by revelation and that she is determined to serve Him in
all things. Then she shall be taken and she shall be introduced into this order by
an ordinance also, except that the Order of the Son of God shall not be conferred
upon her. Rather, she is ordained unto it with an ordinance. And that person shall
take her and lay hands upon her and, saying her name plainly, they shall
pronounce a blessing and ordain her unto this priesthood, saying:
27. By the commission I have received of the Lord, I ordain you according to
the Order of the Son of God. You shall hereafter be known as a High Priest and
Peli of this order and I do this in the name of the Peacemaker.
28. And they who become High Priests and Peli after this order of priesthood
assist the Lord and the Councils in all things, just as they who become priests and
teachers assist the High Priests and Peli. Yea, they do keep the High Place and
the archives, and they do teach the people. And they also do keep peace in the
community, for they too work under the commission of the Peacemaker. And it
is their work to prepare the hearts of all men and women to stand in the very
presence of the Mother and of the Father and receive of them the fullness.
29. And they shall not seek this honor, or in other words, they shall not take up
to speak and act in the name of the Lord God, unless they have received of Him
the commission to do so. Wherefore, if anyone has a desire to serve Him, they
are called to the work by Him. And the right of priesthood is that commission
which He gives to them who make this covenant. By revelation He does
commission them. By revelation He does direct them. Yea, by revelation He
does govern His Church.
30. And behold, let none believe that they possess anything of the Lord merely
because they have had hands laid on them and because they have had this order
conveyed upon them, or that order conferred. For there is no ordination that has
any merit if not by the commission of He who is the author of them. And, if the
Peacemaker gives not the commission, let no man or woman think that they have
any right to priesthood.
31. Behold, the Nemenhah do not hold themselves to be more worthy of this
honor than any other people. The honor is that the Lord does teach us the manner
by which the Universe does function. And the power of the priesthood is a part
of it. For all they who do learn to act in this power do exercise great faith upon
the matter of creation. And, having the commission of the Creator, the matter
531does recognize in the voice of His servants that voice which did command them
in the beginning.
32. And being satisfied with that covenant by which they were first brought
together, they do combine again to do the work of Him who created the worlds.
It is by this power that the Brother of Jared caused mountains to move out of the
way, that the people of God might pass by them.
33. For the voice of the Creator is powerful because it is the voice of faith and
of love and the elements do respond to His voice. Wherefore, that servant of the
Lord who, having His commission, does speak and act in His name, invokes that
first day of creation and once again the matter responds to the voice of the
Master. And it is the same today as it was in that very first day, for all things are
as one day to the Lord and also to that which He did create. Wherefore, how
shall today be any different than in that day when He did command that the
elements form themselves and that they should begin to fulfill the covenant that
He made with the Father and with the Holy Ghost? And how can we say that the
world does differ ought from that moment when the Mother did put the breath of
life into all living things?
The greatness and the possibilities from which we are able to obtain and aspire to is limited only by our ability to understand and accept. We are only limited by those limitations we put on ourselves. We create our own environment depending on where we choose to direct our attention and put our energy with thoughts and intentions.

An angel is a being armed with the power and authority of the Melchizedek priesthood. With this power he or she was able to progress to the point of transforming their bodies so that they became immortal and thus obtained the status of an angel.

Jesus is an example of this. He became a priest within the order of the
Melchizedek Priesthood. And he died and was resurrected on the third day.

Hebrews 5:6
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Psalm 110
4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

An angel was able to expand micro beings living on the atoms in his own body to the size of living beings on this planet. In this manor he was able to produce an army of super warriors duplicated from himself.
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Isaiah 37:36
36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
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The BOOK OF JASHER Chapter 32
28. And the Lord sent three angels of the angels of heaven, and they went before Esau and came to him. 29. And these angels appeared unto Esau and his people as two thousand men, riding upon horses furnished with all sorts of war instruments, and they appeared in the sight of Esau and all his men to be divided into four camps, with four chiefs to them.

The first step in the fourth order

The fourth order is called the Melchizedek Priesthood and also called  the Priesthood after the order of the Son of God. The 1st step in this order has been called office of apostle. The first step is often formed in quarms of twelve (12) and also quarms of seventy (70).

The second step in the fourth order

The second step is often called the office of teacher.  So the second step in the fourth order is an office of teacher in the Melchizedek Priesthood. This office of teacher is above the office of teacher in the first (1st) order called the Levitical Priesthood. So then I'm going to call this the office of High Teacher in the Melchizedek order.

An account in the Mentinah Archives tells of such teachers. These teachers protected the people from the evil secret societies:

The Mentinah Archives
Volume One thru Nine
(As of Jan. 12, 2011)
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28. Wherefore, Hehmehntah, the now-aged Healer, suggested that we call ourselves Nemenhah, which in the language of his people means, "The People", and the people agreed. Wherefore, we had no more Nayfeehah, neither Lahmahnhah, nor Muhlehkites (Mulekites), Ahmohnayhah (Ammonites), or any manner of “people”. We called ourselves Nemenhah, The People, from that time forth, for we were one people, not many.
29. And we became an exceedingly numerous people and an exceedingly happy people. And the Nayfeehah became a wicked and loathsome people in the Wah- nah-stit Pah, yet the Lahmahnhah in the Wah-nah-stit Pah became more just. And we, being not willing that the secret combinations come among our people, began to trade only with the Lahmahnhah in the south. Nevertheless, because migrant Nayfeehah had established themselves in other parts of the Way-kikt-sit Pah, these secrets were also published among us because of our trade with them. But we strove diligently to root out this evil among us. And Nayfee, even the son of Aylahmahn, came often among us and showed us how the Lahmahnhah had wiped out from among them the Gahdiahntohnhehm (Gadiantonhem/Gadiantons) by preaching the gospel among them. Therefore, he did ordain Teachers from among us and taught them. Verily, these did hunt out the beginnings of robbers and combinations among us and, at great peril to themselves and their families, they preached unto them the gospel and converted many. And in this way we did maintain peace and prosperity even though it seemed that our country was surrounded about with bloodshed and blood.
30. Now among those who were called to teach these robbers were two of my sons, Hahgmehni and Ahmayleekee (Ameliki). Yea, my two eldest sons became Teachers unto the rebellious among our people. And Nayfee did lay hands on them and did prophecy over them, and these are the words he did prophecy over them when he laid hands on them to confer on them the authority to minister in the Lord's name and in His place, and to ordain them to be Teachers:
31. Behold, Hahgmehni, son of Hahgohtl! I, having authority of Ayyahshuhway Sahnhempeht (Jesus Christ), lay my hands upon your head, in accordance with the ordinance of the Priesthood, and I confer upon you the Priesthood of the Most High God, even after the order of the Son of God, the which has been transmitted to us from father to son even down to Ahlmah (Alma), who received it from God. And I ordain you unto this Office in that Order. Therefore, you shall teach, preach, expound and exhort all men to repent and be baptized in the name of Ayyahshuhway Sahnhempeht (Jesus Christ), and observe to keep the commandments of God. And in His name, if you do this, being guided by the Holy Ghost, you shall speak as if with the voice of the Lord, for His power shall be with you. And relying not on the arm of the flesh but on the Lord in all things, you shall be protected in your labors. Behold, your wife and your children shall also be blessed and prospered, and they shall suffer no hardships because of your calling, but the Lord will be with them always.
32. Behold, Ahmayleekee, son of Hahgohtl! By the authority given me of Ayyahshuhway Sahnhempeht (Jesus Christ) and in His name, I lay my hands on your head, in accordance with the administration of my calling in the Priesthood which I have received by like manner, to confer upon you the Priesthood of the Most High God after the Order of the Son of God. Wherefore, you are ordained unto a high calling, to seek out and teach those who have rebelled against the Lord. To them shall you cry repentance and teach them true ordinances of God, and if you do this, you shall have the voice and power of the Lord. Yea, and you shall be protected and your family shall be prospered because of your work. Go now, therefore, among the more wicked part of the dissenters and speak as the Spirit directs.
33. And many more were ordained under the hand of Nayfee and he spoke as if with the voice of God and prophesied. And Nayfee was a righteous man and strong in the gifts of God. Wherefore, all the Teachers went and fulfilled the words of Nayfee and converted the more wicked parts of those robbers who were among us. Then it became very difficult for the rebels to maintain their combinations in our land and they left and went into the east and south borders and began to build their combinations among our neighbors. 34. Yea, the words of Nayfee were all fulfilled every whit. Our Teachers were protected by the power of the Spirit and none could prevail against them. And none of their wives or families suffered any harm from those robbers in the land. Yea, the Teachers went out with such confidence in the Lord that our land was completely rid of the Gahdiahntohnhehm because of the word of God.
35. Now when all this was accomplished, Nayfee set Hahgmehni apart as an High Priest unto our people. Then Nayfee prepared to return into the Wah-nah- stit Pah to preach the word of God to the Nayfeehah. And we tried to prevail upon him to stay with us. For behold, the robbers had taken control of the government there. But he could not be convinced and departed into the Wah-nah- stit Pah. And it was in the sixty and ninth year of the reign of the judges over the Nayfeehah that Nayfee departed from us to declare repentance unto the Nayfeehah in Tzahrahhehmlah (Zarahemlah).
36. Behold, because of the diligence of Hahgmehni and the regulation he made of the Church, we had continual peace in our land for many years. But behold, in all the lands our neighbors in the east and in the south, the Gahdiahntohnhehm gained control of the governance and we began to worry exceedingly. Wherefore, in the seventy and fifth year of the reign of the judges, or as we began to reckon, in the sixth year, our people decided to move ourselves into the fast places in the mountains. For we feared exceedingly the strength of the robbers that surrounded us.

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1. Behold, I did make every effort, while I sat in the seat of the High Priest, to stay in contact with my brethren in the west. But, it became increasingly difficult to do so because of the encroachment of the Gadiantonhem in the land. For, many Nephites had also migrated to the Land Northward because of the Gadiantonhem in the south. But they did also build settlements and they did engage, as might be expected, in trade. Now, as this trade did increase, the smell of it did reach the noses of the Gadiantonhem of the south and they did begin to make their way even into the lands of the Nemenhah.
2. But, the people of Mentinah did send men of renown to teach them the gospel of peace and to bring them into the fold of the Nemenhah. And these men were great in stature and strong. And behold, they were also waxed great in the preaching of the word, insomuch as many of the Gadiantonhem that heard their preaching did turn from their evil and become part of the community of the saints in the Land Northward.
3. But many of them did not turn in their ways, but continued to conspire to take away that which the people labored to bring about through peace. These, the preachers sought out and destroyed. Wherefore, in all the histories of the descendents of Lehi there have not been such preachers in the land. Yea, and in all the records there have been none like unto them. For they did labor with all love to convert the Gadiantonhem. And their words were mighty to the convincing of many, and indeed, to the salvation of many. But they so loved their country and their brethren; yea, so much did they love the peace of the land and the tender hearts of the little ones, that they did take their lives into their hands as an offering unto the Lord and they did fight with their might to preserve the peace, and the right of every person to peace. Wherefore, unto those who would not repent, they were like the whirlwind. And in this way was the scourge of the Gadiantonhem kept back from our gates for many years.
4. But behold I say unto you, Even their efforts were not enough to hold back the tide of iniquity that would befall all the people. For the Land Northward was rich and beautiful, and there was nothing rich and beautiful that the Gadiantonhem did not yearn to possess. And they made secret covenants one with another to destroy the people out of the Land Northward and to take of all its bounty unto themselves.

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11. Now, Hagmeni, who was the grandfather of Ougou, was a great preacher of the word of God and he did travel upon the face of the Land Northward rooting out the Gadiantonhem and teaching them the word of God and the gospel of peace. And he was also a mighty man and a man of great stature. Wherefore, when he discovered a nest of vipers, for so the Gadiantonhem were called by the people, he did begin to diligently teach them. And when he had taught them the gospel of Christ, he did straitly command them to covenant with God to lay down their weapons and their cunning plans to destroy the people and the peace of the land, and to become adopted into the family of the Nemenhah. And behold, many there were who were so convinced by the power of his teaching, as also the power of the Holy Ghost in him, that they did do as he commanded them and became covenant Nemenhah through the ancient and sacred law whereby we may take to ourselves and to our families, even those who share no relationship with us. For, we do regard as truth the principle taught by all Nemenhah that we are all relations, being of one family, one heart and one mind.
12. But behold, there were here and there, viperous men and women who would not listen to the preacher, nay, nor to the Spirit of God in him and they would not make the covenant, but swore in their wrath to take from the Nemenhah all that they possessed and enslave them. Unto these Hagmeni did offer battle and he did slay them with the might with which God had blessed him.
13. For, Hagmeni was a mighty man and he had been commanded of God to search out the Gadiantonhem and destroy their evil works. And this conversion he proposed to accomplish either by the might of the Spirit of God or by the might of his own arm, he being supported by the hand of God. And behold, in all his mission, when he found those who would not make the covenant and he was forced by their wickedness and hatred to bring them battle, the Lord did support and sustain him to the extent that he had the victory over all unto whom he did raise the sword. And behold, so notable was his success that the rumor of him went out even so much that many of the Gadiantonhem did covenant and become adopted into the Nemenhah simply because of the rumor of his coming nigh unto them.
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7. And we have also heard of no great teachers and the doing of miracles in
the Land Southward. Wherefore, we believe that the people no longer resist the
puffing themselves up in pride. For, where pride is, the Gifts of the Spirit cease.
Wherefore, we fear that the peace of the land shall hardly be preserved.
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12. And behold, the leaders of that which men do call the Church of Christ in
the Land Southward have sent out missionaries and teachers into all the land to
make a regulation of the church. And there have been reported many marvelous
works and miracles among them. Yet, the people continue to harden their hearts,
even to the extent that it seems that soon the wicked will greatly outnumber the
righteous in the Land Southward.


The third step in the fourth order

The third step in the fourth order is that of priest. This office of priest is also called the office of high priest in the Melchizedek order. This is also called the Order of the Son of God or the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God. This office is that of priest of and in the order of Melchizedek. And since the Melchizedek priesthood order is considered an order of high priesthood, an office of priest within this order of high priesthood, might be called and considered to be a High Priest.  This might be the case even when the office being identified is still the 3rd step in this fourth order.

GENESIS 14
 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

Hebrews 5:6
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.


Psalm 110
4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.


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21. Every man who takes up this covenant, having been commissioned and called of God, even as Aaron was called of God, shall come unto one who has
also received the Lord‟s commission and relate the revelation unto that person, and shall pledge his willingness to serve God all the days of his life. And that
person shall take them and lay hands upon them and, saying the person‟s name plainly, they shall pronounce a blessing and confer this order of priesthood,
saying:
22. By the commission I have received of the Lord, I confer upon you the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God. You shall hereafter be known as a
High Priest and Peli of this order and I do this in the name of the Peacemaker.
23. Now I would that all should also take note of how this ordinance is performed. For, the commission of the Lord is always clearly uttered when the
order of the priesthood is conferred. And the purpose of the calling is also clearly stated. And when the Spirit has made an end of all that shall be said in the
blessing, it is finished in the name of the Lord

BOOK OF MORMON ALMA 13
 1 And again, my brethren, I would cite your minds forward to the time when the Lord God gave these commandments unto his children; and I would that ye should remember that the Lord God ordained priests, after his holy order, which was after the order of his Son, to teach these things unto the people.

 2 And those priests were ordained after the order of his Son, in a manner that thereby the people might know in what manner to look forward to his Son for redemption.

 3 And this is the manner after which they were ordained—being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such.

 4 And thus they have been called to this holy calling on account of their faith, while others would reject the Spirit of God on account of the hardness of their hearts and blindness of their minds, while, if it had not been for this they might have had as great privilege as their brethren.

 5 Or in fine, in the first place they were on the same standing with their brethren; thus this holy calling being prepared from the foundation of the world for such as would not harden their hearts, being in and through the atonement of the Only Begotten Son, who was prepared—

 6 And thus being called by this holy calling, and ordained unto the high priesthood of the holy order of God, to teach his commandments unto the children of men, that they also might enter into his rest—

 7 This high priesthood being after the order of his Son, which order was from the foundation of the world; or in other words, being without beginning of days or end of years, being prepared from eternity to all eternity, according to his foreknowledge of all things—

 8 Now they were ordained after this manner—being called with a holy calling, and ordained with a holy ordinance, and taking upon them the high priesthood of the holy order, which calling, and ordinance, and high priesthood, is without beginning or end—

 9 Thus they become high priests forever, after the order of the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, who is without beginning of days or end of years, who is full of grace, equity, and truth. And thus it is. Amen.

 10 Now, as I said concerning the holy order, or this high priesthood, there were many who were ordained and became high priests of God; and it was on account of their exceeding faith and repentance, and their righteousness before God, they choosing to repent and work righteousness rather than to perish;

 11 Therefore they were called after this holy order, and were sanctified, and their garments were washed white through the blood of the Lamb.

 12 Now they, after being sanctified by the Holy Ghost, having their garments made white, being pure and spotless before God, could not look upon sin save it were with abhorrence; and there were many, exceedingly great many, who were made pure and entered into the rest of the Lord their God.

 13 And now, my brethren, I would that ye should humble yourselves before God, and bring forth fruit meet for repentance, that ye may also enter into that rest.

 14 Yea, humble yourselves even as the people in the days of Melchizedek, who was also a high priest after this same order which I have spoken, who also took upon him the high priesthood forever.

 15 And it was this same Melchizedek to whom Abraham paid tithes; yea, even our father Abraham paid tithes of one-tenth part of all he possessed.

 16 Now these ordinances were given after this manner, that thereby the people might look forward on the Son of God, it being a type of his order, or it being his order, and this that they might look forward to him for a remission of their sins, that they might enter into the rest of the Lord.

 17 Now this Melchizedek was a king over the land of Salem; and his people had waxed strong in iniquity and abomination; yea, they had all gone astray; they were full of all manner of wickedness;

 18 But Melchizedek having exercised mighty faith, and received the office of the high priesthood according to the holy order of God, did preach repentance unto his people. And behold, they did repent; and Melchizedek did establish peace in the land in his days; therefore he was called the prince of peace, for he was the king of Salem; and he did reign under his father.

 19 Now, there were many before him, and also there were many afterwards, but none were greater; therefore, of him they have more particularly made mention.

 20 Now I need not rehearse the matter; what I have said may suffice. Behold, the scriptures are before you; if ye will wrest them it shall be to your own destruction.

 21 And now it came to pass that when Alma had said these words unto them, he stretched forth his hand unto them and cried with a mighty voice, saying: Now is the time to repent, for the day of salvation draweth nigh;

 22 Yea, and the voice of the Lord, by the mouth of angels, doth declare it unto all nations; yea, doth declare it, that they may have glad tidings of great joy; yea, and he doth sound these glad tidings among all his people, yea, even to them that are scattered abroad upon the face of the earth; wherefore they have come unto us.

 23 And they are made known unto us in plain terms, that we may understand, that we cannot err; and this because of our being wanderers in a strange land; therefore, we are thus highly favored, for we have these glad tidings declared unto us in all parts of our vineyard.

 24 For behold, angels are declaring it unto many at this time in our land; and this is for the purpose of preparing the hearts of the children of men to receive his word at the time of his coming in his glory.

 25 And now we only wait to hear the joyful news declared unto us by the mouth of angels, of his coming; for the time cometh, we know not how soon. Would to God that it might be in my day; but let it be sooner or later, in it I will rejoice.

 26 And it shall be made known unto just and holy men, by the mouth of angels, at the time of his coming, that the words of our fathers may be fulfilled, according to that which they have spoken concerning him, which was according to the spirit of prophecy which was in them.

 27 And now, my brethren, I wish from the inmost part of my heart, yea, with great anxiety even unto pain, that ye would hearken unto my words, and cast off your sins, and not procrastinate the day of your repentance;

 28 But that ye would humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually, that ye may not be tempted above that which ye can bear, and thus be led by the Holy Spirit, becoming humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all long-suffering;

 29 Having faith on the Lord; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the love of God always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his rest.

 30 And may the Lord grant unto you repentance, that ye may not bring down his wrath upon you, that ye may not be bound down by the chains of hell, that ye may not suffer the second death.

 31 And Alma spake many more words unto the people, which are not written in this book.


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 54 They are they who are the church of the Firstborn.

 55 They are they into whose hands the Father has given all things—

 56 They are they who are priests and kings, who have received of his fulness, and of his glory;

 57 And are priests of the Most High, after the order of Melchizedek, which was after the order of Enoch, which was after the order of the Only Begotten Son.

 58 Wherefore, as it is written, they are gods, even the sons of God—

 59 Wherefore, all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs and they are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.

 60 And they shall overcome all things.

 61 Wherefore, let no man glory in man, but rather let him glory in God, who shall subdue all enemies under his feet.

 62 These shall dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever.

 63 These are they whom he shall bring with him, when he shall come in the clouds of heaven to reign on the earth over his people.

 64 These are they who shall have part in the first resurrection.

 65 These are they who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just.

 66 These are they who are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly place, the holiest of all.

 67 These are they who have come to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of Enoch, and of the Firstborn.

 68 These are they whose names are written in heaven, where God and Christ are the judge of all.

 69 These are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his own blood.

 70 These are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God, the highest of all, whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical.


The fourth step in the fourth order


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2 Which commandments were given to Joseph Smith, Jun., who was called of God, and ordained an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the first elder of this church;

 3 And to Oliver Cowdery, who was also called of God, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the second elder of this church, and ordained under his hand;


Sections 21
1 Behold, there shall be a record kept among you; and in it thou shalt be called a seer, a translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of the church through the will of God the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ,

 2 Being inspired of the Holy Ghost to lay the foundation thereof, and to build it up unto the most holy faith.

 3 Which church was organized and established in the year of your Lord eighteen hundred and thirty, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April.

 4 Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me;

 5 For his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith.

 6 For by doing these things the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory.

 7 For thus saith the Lord God: Him have I inspired to move the cause of Zion in mighty power for good, and his diligence I know, and his prayers I have heard.

 8 Yea, his weeping for Zion I have seen, and I will cause that he shall mourn for her no longer; for his days of rejoicing are come unto the remission of his sins, and the manifestations of my blessings upon his works.

 9 For, behold, I will bless all those who labor in my vineyard with a mighty blessing, and they shall believe on his words, which are given him through me by the Comforter, which manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful men for the sins of the world, yea, for the remission of sins unto the contrite heart.

 10 Wherefore it behooveth me that he should be ordained by you, Oliver Cowdery mine apostle;

 11 This being an ordinance unto you, that you are an elder under his hand, he being the first unto you, that you might be an elder unto this church of Christ, bearing my name—

 12 And the first preacher of this church unto the church, and before the world, yea, before the Gentiles; yea, and thus saith the Lord God, lo, lo! to the Jews also. Amen.


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12 And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles, and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry and of the same things which I revealed unto them;


PEARL OF GREAT PRICE JOSEPH SMITH—HISTORY
 72 The messenger who visited us on this occasion and conferred this Priesthood upon us, said that his name was John, the same that is called John the Baptist in the New Testament, and that he acted under the direction of Peter, James and John, who held the keys of the Priesthood of Melchizedek, which Priesthood, he said, would in due time be conferred on us, and that I should be called the first Elder of the Church, and he (Oliver Cowdery) the second. It was on the fifteenth day of May, 1829, that we were ordained under the hand of this messenger, and baptized.



The fifth step in the fourth order

Moses held this office of telestial leader and was renown for holding an functioning in all four offices of telestial leader of the four orders of priesthood going downward from the Melchizedek order. He functioned in all four offices simultaneously like the movement of a rook chess piece going  downward on the squares. Aaron was given the office 3 steps down of the Levitical order to assist him in the office of telestial leader of the Levitical order.
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7.There was once a great prophet named Moshe, in the days before our father Lehi was driven out of the land of his first inheritance. And he was a Priest of Levi, by virtue of his birth. But look! He received another calling and vocation, even that of Melkisedek by the voice of God and the power of the Holy Ghost, even that same Wyakin by which we receive our callings from God in our day. But the token of that calling was conferred upon him under the hands of a foreigner who was a Priest of Midian.

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 6 And the sons of Moses, according to the Holy Priesthood which he received under the hand of his father-in-law, Jethro;

 7 And Jethro received it under the hand of Caleb;

 8 And Caleb received it under the hand of Elihu;

 9 And Elihu under the hand of Jeremy;

 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 Esaias also lived in the days of Abraham, and was blessed of him—

 14 Which Abraham received the priesthood from Melchizedek, who received it through the lineage of his fathers, even till Noah;

 15 And from Noah till Enoch, through the lineage of their fathers;

 16 And from Enoch to Abel, who was slain by the conspiracy of his brother, who received the priesthood by the commandments of God, by the hand of his father Adam, who was the first man—

 17 Which priesthood continueth in the church of God in all generations, and is without beginning of days or end of years.