kings & priests
The Bible says in Revelation 1:5-6

"and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

This position was given to us by Jesus for His purposes in the earth. We will glorify Him in taking this position and fulfilling the will of God, as our Savior did and was glorified by His Father. This scripture, the last one sung on the album, shows our position before God, as He has made us. What then, is a priest and a king?

Priests often are known to have command over the spirit realm. Kings are thought to have dominion over the earthly realm. However, whether the king knows or not, there is a spiritual authority along with that dominion. Thatıs why leaders of countries that seek the Lord cause blessing to flow on the entire country. Priests, likewise, can have an effect on the earthly realm in their prayers because the natural or earthly realm is subject to the spirit realm.

So then, to be both a king and a priest is combining the two callings to serve before God in the earth; having faith to affect the spirit realm that Godıs will be done "on earth as it is in heaven," and dominion in the earth to rule in the ways of God. The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 11:15)

"Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ," is what the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 11:1. The Apostle Paul was a man with a trade (tent-maker) who supported himself financially to pursue his ministry. We ought to follow Paul in this example. King David was man who served God as a prophet, priest, and king. He was a worshiper and a soldier. Joseph was made second to Pharaoh in one day by the Lord. God gave him divine wisdom. Daniel was the chief administrator under Nebuchadnezzar because an excellent spirit was found in him. He that walks with the wise will become wise (Proverbs 13:20). Let us learn from these godly men whom the Lord raised up before him in prominent positions.


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