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  • Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

    These duties would be the current ministry of reconciliation entrusted to us, as we preach Jesus ( the Great High Priest) sacrifice and blood for the Atonement of sin to the whole world.


    Have i left any duties out?
    And those castles made of sand....fall into the sea......eventually

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    Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

    Originally posted by jeffweeder View Post
    These duties would be the current ministry of reconciliation entrusted to us, as we preach Jesus ( the Great High Priest) sacrifice and blood for the Atonement of sin to the whole world.


    Have i left any duties out?
    No you haven't

    2 Peter 2:9
    9But 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.

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    • #3
      Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

      Originally posted by marty fox View Post
      No you haven't

      2 Peter 2:9
      9But 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.

      Well there is Heb 13 …….

      15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
      And those castles made of sand....fall into the sea......eventually

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      • #4
        Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

        Sorry about the piesthood typo. Priesthood .

        We are not a bunch of Alcoholics folks.
        And those castles made of sand....fall into the sea......eventually

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        • #5
          Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

          Yes, you have left one out.

          The most important one in my opinion: Maintaining and equipping the temple itself. <---found in
          Leviticus.
          ....The temple in this case would be the body of Christ. So, equipping and maintaining the temple itself by looking out for both the spiritual and physical interest of all of the temple's people more so than just looking out for ourselves. <---found in John 13:34 and Philippians 2:4 and Ephesians 4:11-16

          Found more so, in:
          Ephesians 4:11-16




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          Last edited by Jacob's Ladder; Oct 31st 2019, 03:49 AM. Reason: addition(s)
          Don't seek too much knowledge. You just may be putting more weight on your shoulders than you're able to bare.
          Let God be the one to decide how quickly you grow

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          • #6
            Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

            Originally posted by jeffweeder View Post
            These duties would be the current ministry of reconciliation entrusted to us, as we preach Jesus ( the Great High Priest) sacrifice and blood for the Atonement of sin to the whole world.


            Have i left any duties out?
            Interesting way of putting it! We do not, of course, operate any Levitical or Priestly ministries. But Paul did identify Christ as the fulfillment of this priesthood through the establishment of a completely different priesthood, sometimes called the Priesthood of Melchizedek. All that means is that the priesthood of Christ stands independent of any official priesthood under the Law, and took place purely by the authority of Christ's divinity.

            The atonement he accomplished, in contrast with the Law, had eternal consequences. The Law was purely a temporal blessing, since mortality always prevented Man from obtaining anything in eternity.

            And so, the priesthood of Christ has enabled Man to obtain Eternal Life, and now operates through us by the gift of his Spirit, which guides us in his righteousness.

            The priests not only performed the duties exemplifying Christ's future Salvation, but they also served to keep the People informed about the requirements of the Law. And so, today we have Christian leadership and eldership, which is designed to set an example for the Church as a whole. And we have parents in a family, teaching the children to observe Christian morality and spiritual life.

            There is no priesthood to accomplish any more work of atonement. But there remains plenty of work for us to do through the Spirit of Christ. This is our priestly call, to observe the commands of Christ and to show leadership in the Church, modeling obedience to Christ in our daily lives and in our ministries.

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              Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

              Originally posted by randyk View Post
              There is no priesthood to accomplish any more work of atonement. But there remains plenty of work for us to do through the Spirit of Christ. This is our priestly call, to observe the commands of Christ and to show leadership in the Church, modeling obedience to Christ in our daily lives and in our ministries.
              Amen to that !

              But, Jesus and I think a number of His apostles too, all referred to christians as priest(current tense) and kings(future tense)

              Priest(current tense) and future kings(future tense) does = a Holy Royal priesthood.
              Don't seek too much knowledge. You just may be putting more weight on your shoulders than you're able to bare.
              Let God be the one to decide how quickly you grow

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                Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                Originally posted by Jacob's Ladder View Post
                Amen to that !

                But, Jesus and I think a number of His apostles too, all referred to christians as priest(current tense) and kings(future tense)

                Priest(current tense) and future kings(future tense) does = a Holy Royal priesthood.
                Revelation 1:5-6
                , 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
                To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 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.

                Actually they are both current tense "He has made us"

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                • #9
                  Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                  I'm glad Amils brought this topic up. Maybe we can finally get to the bottom of some things that make zero sense if coming from an Amil perspective. Such as...


                  Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

                  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.


                  and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands.... but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years .

                  Obviously this is meaning after they have been martyred. So, what are their duties during the thousand years after they have already been martyred? We can't exclude any of these martyrs. It's right there in black and white, that after they have been martyred, they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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                    Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                    Originally posted by Jacob's Ladder View Post
                    Amen to that !

                    But, Jesus and I think a number of His apostles too, all referred to christians as priest(current tense) and kings(future tense)

                    Priest(current tense) and future kings(future tense) does = a Holy Royal priesthood.
                    Probably true. However, my point is that the priesthood under the Law, comparing with out NT duties, must recognize that priests under the Law could only minister as priests at an adult age. Children may certainly testify to Christ and exemplify him in their lives. No doubt!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                      Originally posted by marty fox View Post
                      Revelation 1:5-6
                      , 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
                      To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 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.

                      Actually they are both current tense "He has made us"
                      Good question! Some feel that he made us, in the past, these things without actually bringing them to pass until the future Kingdom. Others feel that we currently minister as priests and reign as kings. It does seem more likely to me that we currently minister as priests, and will only, in the future, reign as kings.

                      If we look back, in the past, we see that *legally* we were qualified to become kings and priests by the Cross. But when we actually begin to "reign" is the question?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                        Originally posted by Jacob's Ladder View Post
                        Yes, you have left one out.

                        The most important one in my opinion: Maintaining and equipping the temple itself. <---found in
                        Leviticus.
                        ....The temple in this case would be the body of Christ. So, equipping and maintaining the temple itself by looking out for both the spiritual and physical interest of all of the temple's people more so than just looking out for ourselves. <---found in John 13:34 and Philippians 2:4 and Ephesians 4:11-16

                        Found more so, in:
                        Ephesians 4:11-16




                        .
                        A point very often forgotten. Well said.

                        A priest had two main duties;
                        1. Bring God to man. The High Priest entered the Holy of Holies once a year to bring atonement for the people. Christ is now the High Priest of the Church, and, having allowed His flesh - the Veil (Heb.10:20), to be torn, He has made the way open for all Christians to come "boldly to the throne of grace - the Mercy Seat. But this is Christ's duty, and our privilege. The main area of work for the priests was the Holy Place. There, the Showbread Altar, the Lampstand and the Altar of Incense stood. All three represent an aspect of Christ. The Showbread depicts Christ as the divine food, and it was the priest's job to put out fresh bread every two weeks. The Bread that had remained for Two Sevens (14 days) became the food of the Priests. In the Church it the job of EVERY one to bring the Bread of Life to each other through the Word. The Lampstand is Christ as light. The priests trimmed and supplied the oil for light and this speaks for the priests in the church - EVERYONE - bringing light through, revelation from the Word, admonishment when sin is at hand and what Christ wants from the Church in regard to works. The Altar of Incense, hard against the Veil in the Old Testament, and now part of the holy of Holies, speaks for Christ carrying our prayers to God. So also are the priest INTERCESSORS for other members of the Church. The priest's job, meaning every Christian, is to work at these three things to bring God to man.
                        2. Bring man to God. The next are of competency for the priests is the Outer Court. In the Outer Court there was first the Gate. Here, the sacrifices were checked for blemishes. The priest was to pint out any sacrifice not acceptable to God. He was to save man from defiling the altar. Next was the Altar. Here the priest either slew the man's sacrifice, or supervised the man if it was one that he had to slay. The modern priest of the Church must make sure that the sinner ONLY brings Christ. There is no sacrifice acceptable to God for sinning man except Christ. Lastly, the Laver stood between the Altar of Sacrifice and the Tabernacle Door. It was to wash the priests for their duty. Not only must we, as priests, be ready to Baptize any new convert, but we are to wash the saint's feet (John 12) - that is, in humility and love, point out to them where the world has tainted them before they enter audience with God, Whose enemy the world is. The priest's duties mainly revolved around bring man to God in a suitable condition.

                        Occasionally, the priest would be called for a duty away from the Temple - to a leper's house or to judge in the city he lived. This speaks for our duty to reach the heathen with the gospel - a vital duty and not to be neglected. It is a point often missed that big "tent evangelism" was the exception in the new Testament. The gospel was mainly from house to house, and one-on-one, or to small groups. The evangelist must use his Talent to the utmost, but EVERY CHRISTIAN, in season, out of season, from person to person and house to house, must bring Christ to men.

                        The "royal" part speaks for our ORIGIN. We are both Seed of God (Jn.1:12-13), and Seed of Abraham (Gal.3:29). Thus we are born to ROYALTY and PROMISE of inheriting the earth (Rom.4:13). But in ALL THINGS Christ has the preeminence. So until He is made King (Revelation Chapter 4) we are only ROYALTY IN WAITING. When our Lord Jesus comes to crush Gentile rule, as Daniel and the prophets predicted, and Revelation confirms, THEN ONLY does our royal ORIGIN come into play. At the Judgement Seat of Christ, in the air, after rapture - the Bema (Rom.14:10; 2nd Cor.5:10) will the Lord make the Overcomers co-kings with Him. Then we will rule cities of the Gentiles (Lk.19:17-19).

                        As the Church is only ready AFTER the Millennium (Rev.21:1-4), the priestly duties will not stop. All the duties remain until the perfection of the New Jerusalem after the Millennium.

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                          Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                          Originally posted by Walls View Post
                          A point very often forgotten. Well said.

                          A priest had two main duties;
                          1. Bring God to man. The High Priest entered the Holy of Holies once a year to bring atonement for the people. Christ is now the High Priest of the Church, and, having allowed His flesh - the Veil (Heb.10:20), to be torn, He has made the way open for all Christians to come "boldly to the throne of grace - the Mercy Seat. But this is Christ's duty, and our privilege. The main area of work for the priests was the Holy Place. There, the Showbread Altar, the Lampstand and the Altar of Incense stood. All three represent an aspect of Christ. The Showbread depicts Christ as the divine food, and it was the priest's job to put out fresh bread every two weeks. The Bread that had remained for Two Sevens (14 days) became the food of the Priests. In the Church it the job of EVERY one to bring the Bread of Life to each other through the Word. The Lampstand is Christ as light. The priests trimmed and supplied the oil for light and this speaks for the priests in the church - EVERYONE - bringing light through, revelation from the Word, admonishment when sin is at hand and what Christ wants from the Church in regard to works. The Altar of Incense, hard against the Veil in the Old Testament, and now part of the holy of Holies, speaks for Christ carrying our prayers to God. So also are the priest INTERCESSORS for other members of the Church. The priest's job, meaning every Christian, is to work at these three things to bring God to man.
                          2. Bring man to God. The next are of competency for the priests is the Outer Court. In the Outer Court there was first the Gate. Here, the sacrifices were checked for blemishes. The priest was to pint out any sacrifice not acceptable to God. He was to save man from defiling the altar. Next was the Altar. Here the priest either slew the man's sacrifice, or supervised the man if it was one that he had to slay. The modern priest of the Church must make sure that the sinner ONLY brings Christ. There is no sacrifice acceptable to God for sinning man except Christ. Lastly, the Laver stood between the Altar of Sacrifice and the Tabernacle Door. It was to wash the priests for their duty. Not only must we, as priests, be ready to Baptize any new convert, but we are to wash the saint's feet (John 12) - that is, in humility and love, point out to them where the world has tainted them before they enter audience with God, Whose enemy the world is. The priest's duties mainly revolved around bring man to God in a suitable condition.

                          Occasionally, the priest would be called for a duty away from the Temple - to a leper's house or to judge in the city he lived. This speaks for our duty to reach the heathen with the gospel - a vital duty and not to be neglected. It is a point often missed that big "tent evangelism" was the exception in the new Testament. The gospel was mainly from house to house, and one-on-one, or to small groups. The evangelist must use his Talent to the utmost, but EVERY CHRISTIAN, in season, out of season, from person to person and house to house, must bring Christ to men.

                          The "royal" part speaks for our ORIGIN. We are both Seed of God (Jn.1:12-13), and Seed of Abraham (Gal.3:29). Thus we are born to ROYALTY and PROMISE of inheriting the earth (Rom.4:13). But in ALL THINGS Christ has the preeminence. So until He is made King (Revelation Chapter 4) we are only ROYALTY IN WAITING. When our Lord Jesus comes to crush Gentile rule, as Daniel and the prophets predicted, and Revelation confirms, THEN ONLY does our royal ORIGIN come into play. At the Judgement Seat of Christ, in the air, after rapture - the Bema (Rom.14:10; 2nd Cor.5:10) will the Lord make the Overcomers co-kings with Him. Then we will rule cities of the Gentiles (Lk.19:17-19).

                          As the Church is only ready AFTER the Millennium (Rev.21:1-4), the priestly duties will not stop. All the duties remain until the perfection of the New Jerusalem after the Millennium.
                          A really nice post, Walls! Lots of good stuff there.

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                            Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                            Yes, very nice post indeed!

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                              Re: Duties of the Holy royal piesthood.

                              Thanks all for the good replies.
                              Hope the following addresses some of your questions.


                              Originally posted by marty fox View Post
                              Revelation 1:5-6
                              , 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
                              To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 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.

                              Actually they are both current tense "He has made us"



                              Yes Marty. We execute the duties of the priesthood now. He has made us.

                              We proclaim the excellencies of him who calls us all out of darkness up until the day of his visitation.


                              1PET 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; 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.

                              11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.




                              Rev 1 also has our duties climaxing with Gods visitation

                              REV 1
                              4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— 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.

                              7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
                              8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”





                              Rev 5 has us performing our duties while the Holy Spirit is sent out into the earth.

                              REV 5
                              6 And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. 7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. 8 When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,
                              “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
                              10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”






                              Rev 20 has those partaking of his resurrection in order to perform their duties.
                              REV 20
                              6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years





                              The time when those duties seem to cease will be his imminent visitation at the end of this age when the Gospel has gone to every tribe , nation , tongue.
                              God then runs out of patience and sends powerful delusion upon all those who didn't receive the love of the truth through our ministry of reconciliation , in order that they be judged , those who believe the lie and utterly perish.



                              2 thess 2
                              8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

                              11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
                              And those castles made of sand....fall into the sea......eventually

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