The priesthood that God created to oversee those who were asleep on the planet was the “priesthood of Melchizedek”. When Jesus came, He was of the order of the priesthood of Melchizedek because He came to awaken and make a way back for all of us who were in Him before the foundation of the world.
Were you in Him before the foundation of the world? Yes.
Are you part of the priesthood of Melchizedek? Yes .
Is it your responsibility to awaken those who are in Him? Yes.
This is only a small portion of the teaching, “The Melchizedek Priesthood“.