KEY SCRIPTURE: Rev. 1:5-6
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Rev 1:5-6
One of the greatest privileges of redemption is the restoration of our priesthood according to our scriptural text. Redemption consecrated the believer into two offices: the kingly and the priestly. As important and glamorous as the kingly office of the believer is, it is powered by priesthood. To be a successful King, you need to have a strong priesthood backing you in addition to your degree and all other relevant skills. Jesus Christ, our model today, is also a King and a Priest. He has His throne right beside the Father for rulership and dominion, yet He is our High Priest who appears before the Father on our behalf.
To understand yourself and what God has planned and accomplished for you, always look at Christ, who is our model. Every believer is a Priest. That’s why you don’t need a native doctor. You don’t need some prophet somewhere that sees visions for you because you are a Priest. A native doctor is a counterfeit of what a real priest is. Satan tried to copy everything God has done, so he creates counterfeit of everything that God has. You are the actual original doctor. You don’t need to go to native doctors. If you do, then you have removed yourself from your office and humiliated your calling. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Rev 5:9-10
God went to your tribe, family, village and nation to save you. You are among the few people He has selected from your race. There is no family, people group, clan, language, or nation where God will not go and take a people for Himself.
When Jesus Christ died on the cross and paid the price for our Redemption. He now commissioned the great Commission and is to every kindred, every tongue, every people, every nation. He redeemed us to God and after calling us to Himself…. What is the reason? So you can go to heaven? That’s part of the package, but why did He call you to Himself?Why did He save you? Look at the next verse "And have made us unto our God; Kings and Priests." Our priesthood is not by man’s election. It is by divine election. Know it, understand it, and begin to function in it!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I want to thank you for the privilege of being made a king and a priest. Open my eyes to the revelation of priesthood and it’s power so I can understand and deploy it appropriately.
Pray for all DC members worldwide that God will open our understanding to the subject of priesthood.