November 11, 2018
PRIESTS & KINGS
Hebrews 5:1 FOR every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
ISRAEL WAS INTENDED TO BE PRIESTS!
Exodus 19:4 (KJV) 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.5 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:6 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 20:19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
Exodus 20:22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
REJECTING THE PRIESTHOOD
His voice to a rebellious humanity
THE LORD HAS HANDED OFF THIS MINISTRY TO THE CHURCH
1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Revelation 1:6 (NIV) 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father–to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
Revelation 5:10 (NIV) 10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
NOBODY HAS A PROBLEM WITH BEING KINGS – ruling over people…
Hebrews 5:1 FOR every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sin
1. FROM MEN … WE CANT FORGET WHERE WE HAVE COME FROM
2. FOR MEN—standing in – mediators — praying for them
Going to the throne on their behalf – save, heal, Intercession WE CANT FORGET OUR TASK!
3. TO MEN – taking Gods word to them“compassion on the ignorant”
At one time God will allow His angels to proclaim the gospel to those on a tribulation world….
Revelation 14:6 (KJV)And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,Until then we wants His church…to proclaim the Good News
2 Corinthians 5:1 (KJV)For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Peter 1:14 (KJV)Knowing that shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.