The Priesthood of All Believers Pt 2
The Priesthood of All Believers is a Biblical Declaration!
Revelation 1:4-6 Grace to you, and peace, from Him Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne; 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 for ever and ever; Amen!
The Lord Is Building Us into a Living Temple Of Priests Serving God Forever
1st Peter 2:5 …you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
The Lord Has Joined Church & State In His New Nation
1st Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.
The Lord Always Sought for a Kingdom of Priests to be His Nation
Exodus 19:5-6 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: & ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
The Lord Promised a New Covenant at the Failure Under the Old
Heb 10:16-17 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”
The Lord Died Under The Old Covenant To Establish The New Covenant
Hebrews 9:15 …Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance–now that He has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
The Lord’s Priests Will Never Die & Will Be Totally Vindicated
Revelation 20:6 — Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
The Lord Personally Established The New Covenant
Luke 22:19-20 He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.
The Lord Has Created a New Priesthood & They are ALL of His Redeemed
Revelation 5:9-10 …they sang 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!