As a Christian you are Royal Priesthood A king and A Priest! Be one in practical terms + How does this honorable function outplay in Real Life?

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As a Christian, you are Royal Priesthood -A king and A Priest! –  Be one in practical terms + How does this honourable function outplay in Real Life?

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As a Christian you are Royal Priesthood A king and A Priest!  Be one in practical terms + How does this honorable function outplay in Real Life?
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Friends, let’s explore , “As a Christian, you are Royal Priesthood -A king and A Priest! –  Be one in practical terms + How does this honorable function outplay in Real Life?” And bible text that support this awesome role and the functions in real life or how it plays out in real life.

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Now, Let’s look at this role play out in our work

How many of us feel our work is not “spiritual” enough or doesn’t matter in God’s grand design? Understanding this concept of a “priesthood of all believers” can help us see how all our vocations bear great importance.

The priesthood of all believers is an important biblical idea that has great implications for our personal spirituality, our public life in the church and the world, and our work.

So, what is the priesthood of all believers, and what does it have to do with faith and work?

When Martin Luther referred to the priesthood of all believers, he was maintaining that the plowboy and the milkmaid could do priestly work. In fact, their plowing and milking was priestly work. There was no hierarchy in which the priesthood was a “vocation” and milking the cow was not. Both were tasks that God called his followers to do, each according to their gifts.

*The Priesthood of All Believers in Scripture*

The priesthood of all believers is based on the clear teaching of scripture. The Old Testament anticipates this reality:

God says to his people at Sinai, “You shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Ex. 19:6).
Isaiah says that a time will come when “you will be called the priests of the Lord, you will be spoken of as ministers of our God” (Isa. 61:6).

*The New Testament points to the reality accomplished:*

1 Peter 2:5 tells believers that “you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

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1 Peter 2:9 says that “you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Revelation echoes the reality prophesied in Exodus 19:6, saying, “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God and they will reign upon the earth” (Rev. 5:10).

*The theological background for this idea is Christ’s high priesthood, outlined in Hebrews 7.* Because of Christ’s high priesthood, and because we are now in him, we all become priests. Because of Christ we are now all prophets, priests, and kings. We are now part of a “royal priesthood” that prophetically proclaims his message.

There are at least four positive implications of the notion of the priesthood of all believers for our lives. The first two are spiritual privileges, and the last two are responsibilities for our work in the church and the world.

*1. Direct Access to God*

Today, we have the privilege of direct access to God through Christ. We can come boldly unto the throne of grace. It is because of Christ that “we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him” (Eph. 3:12). This is a tremendous privilege, yet it is so easy for us to neglect it. We take prayer and its power for granted.

It’s important that we integrate our faith and work with a prayerful demeanor, remembering that we have direct access to God as we work out the implications of calling for our lives.


*2. Spiritual sacrifices*

We are still to offer sacrifices. However, these are no longer offerings of bulls and goats but sacrifices such as prayer, praise, thanksgiving, repentance, justice, kindness, and love. 1 Peter 2:5 spells out this function. We are a holy priesthood in order to “offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Above all, you can be confident that your sacrifice will be accepted through Christ.


*3. Prophetic role*

As a “royal priesthood,” one of our responsibilities is to “proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:9). This is not to say that all should be preachers or teachers. Everyone can and should bear witness to Christ in some way—according to his or her gifts.

John 16 says that the Holy Spirit was sent in order to “convict the world” of “sin, righteousness, and judgment” (John 16:8). This “convicting of the world” can also apply to public prophetic proclamation not only in preaching but in politics, business, law, and other arenas where believers need power to speak about their cause.

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*4. Agents of reconciliation*

We must mediate Christ’s love into a dark and troubled world. Just as priests are agents of reconciliation to God and others, so are we to be such mediators.

God is the one who initiates the process of reconciliation: “all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and has given us a ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18). Because of what God has done in Christ, we are given the task of carrying out this ministry of reconciliation.

We as Christians act as agents of reconciliation and restoration, pointing toward the coming kingdom that God has initiated and will complete when Christ returns. Our work is one area of our lives where we bear witness to this promised consummation.

If we recover the notion that we are a “priesthood of all believers” we will pray more boldly and realize our unique privilege in Christ.

We will be willing to prophetically confront the problems in the church and in the world.

We will be agents of reconciliation, ambassadors, and mediators. In other words, we will be priests in our society.

Let’s continue with the *biblical texts for MEDITATION*

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

1 Peter 2:10

for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:8

and,
“A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;
for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.

Exodus 19:6

and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.”

1 Peter 2:5
you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:6

and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Deuteronomy 14:2

For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Isaiah 61:6
But you will be called the priests of the Lord;
You will be spoken of as ministers of our God.
You will eat the wealth of nations,
And in their riches you will boast.

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Deuteronomy 7:6

For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Isaiah 62:3

You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Jeremiah 33:18

and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices continually.’”

Hebrews 7:11

Now if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?

Exodus 19:5
Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Mark 2:26

how he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the consecrated bread, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests, and he also gave it to those who were with him?”

Psalm 110:4

The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.


1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; I hope you are blessed with, “As a Christian, you are Royal Priesthood -A king and A Priest! –  Be one in practical terms + How does this honourable function outplay in Real Life?”

 

Shalom

Ambassador Oreojo Monday OGBE

Gods Eagle Ministries

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