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. 1 Peter 2:9
Do you know that God has you in a special category?
Oh Hello Priest!
Yeah, this isn’t news but perhaps you’ve taken this lightly for long.
It’s intriguing that many fail to operate in this “office” thinking it belongs to some special people when in fact they are the “special people” (Children of God).
In Contrast to the school of thought that some special people have been specifically set aside to function as priests, our focal scripture gives us a clarion call to the universality of this function to believers.
Indeed a Royal Priesthood we are! To understand better the primary assignment of a priest, we take cues from the people of old who were specifically called to function as High Priests. Aaron as a unique example was a high priest whose primary role was to stand in the gap for the Israelites and offer sacrifices on their behalf.
Likewise, the believer in this era of Grace has been called to function as a royal priest and to make INTERCESSIONS for all in the body of Christ, as well as the unbelievers. In the book of John chapter 17, Jesus exercised this function standing in the gap for all.
So The next time you before the Lord in prayer, do so with authority as a Royal Priest, proclaim blessings and intercede for others struggling in the faith.
You have the legal right as a child of God to boldly approach the Father to receive help at the point of need. You have a royal blood running through you! You are not common.
Today endeavor to Pray for the body of Christ which is the sure foundation of your calling and take authority!