"The soul is first and foremost a being filled with longing. It is filled with sympathy and antipathy, with the world of wishes, of desire. After some time however, the spirit reveals to the soul that it comprises more than only desire. When the soul, led by the spirit, has overcome the longing, then she is not passive, then love flows from the evolved soul, in the same way that longing flows from the undeveloped soul. Desire and love, these are the two opposing forces between which the soul develops. The soul still trapped in sensuality, in outward appearance, is the soul filled with longing; the soul that that has evolved its relationship, its harmony with the spirit, is the loving soul. That is what leads the soul on its path from incarnation to incarnation, in that it evolves from being filled with longing and desire, into a loving soul whose activities become actions of love."
Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 52 – Spirituelle Seelenlehre und Weltbetrachtung – Berlin, March 8, 1904 (page 347)
Powerful excerpt. Keep in mind that Steiner says elsewhere that the Christ works with the hierarchies of angels, yet Sometimes it seems as if the Christ is a separate, solitary Force. Also, our freedom to evolve, our global community in progress, acts in a mandorla with the etheric Christ, so my perspective tells me. We are not just here to get saved by any one Impulse in simplistic way but to evolve forward helped and guided by the loving light of the Good. Of course we need to overcome materialism and egoism/egotism along the way. Just a brief consideration.
I should mention that the Book of Hebrews (New Testament) has a good amount on the Order of Melchizedek, and Jesus is raised to the head Priest of the Order forever. (by God).
Gen. 14 : 18
Ps. 110: 4
Heb. 7: 1