BIBLE READING: LEV. 1
And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Exodus 19:3-6
The Old Testament is a shadow while the New Testament is the substance. After God delivered the children of Israel from Egypt, He made it expressly clear to Moses that the entire Israel was to become a kingdom of Priests. From the least person to the greatest, from the youngest to the oldest. He separated from all the peoples of the world into Himself as Priests.
The same thing is repeated by Apostle Peter through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in 1Peter 2:9 about the believer under the new covenant “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light."
Again, God is saying the entire nation is an army of Priests. Under the Old Covenant, God has one nation; Israel which was birthed through the Abrahamic Covenant that was cut by birth and circumcision. Under the New Covenant; God has one nation though now bigger and span different geographical nations, tribes, cultures and people groups; the church or body of Christ of which you and I became part of by spiritual circumcision. “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Romans 2:28-29”
Once you are spiritually circumcised and you become part of the new nation, I can boldly tell you that you are born into a nation of Priests. Welcome to the priesthood though now interwoven with royalty. If you are not born again yet, ask Jesus to come into your life and become your Lord and Saviour. He is right there and can hear you. Begin the journey today!
I am a Priest by virtue of the new covenant. God has made me a Priest unto Himself.
Thank God for making you a Priest unto Himself. Thank Him for the revelation of priesthood.
TAPE: 4 Levels of priesthood by Pastor David Ogbueli
BOOK: Rees Howells (The Intercessor)