Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Law - The Royal Priesthood (SD19)

Exo 32:26  then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord’s side—come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

Though all the Israelites were the people of God, yet only those who volunteered to obey and serve Him were chosen. Similarly, only those who willingly choose to serve Him will be called.

Heb 9:11-12  But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption

When our Lord Jesus offered Himself as the perfect Sacrifice, He was able to serve as High Priest in the Most Holy Place, and we, being His royal priesthood can also serve the Father inside the Most Holy Place.

Priest at the Bronze Altar

At the Bronze Altar the priests with the holy garments (with His love and perform according to His word and will) accepted the sacrifices (for sin, peace, thanksgiving, healings, etc.) and offered them to God. He would then pray for their forgiveness of sins, requests, healings, miracles, etc. Similarly, today's pastors are to minister to the sheep with His love and teaching His words in truth (no heresies nor distorted truth).

Warning to all sinning pastors

Eze 44:13-14  "And they shall not come near Me to minister to Me as priest, nor come near any of My holy things, nor into the Most Holy Place; but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. Nevertheless I will make them keep charge of the temple, for all its work, and for all that has to be done in it."

Similarly, unless these depraved pastors and church leaders had truly repented of their worldliness, covetousness, carnality, deceptions, immorality, lies and heresies, they will not be able to come before God nor have His truth, helps, revelations, teachings, anointing, empowering, etc. Being in darkness, their teachings using worldly wisdom will always contradict the word of God.

 It is easy for born again Christians to recognize the heresies of these false teachers and false prophets. All godly Christians will abhor heresies, distorted truth and false doctrines for these demonic teachings had misled and deceived many of God's people to damnation.

Eze 44:15-16  “But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood,” says the Lord God. "They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge."
   
Brethren, just like Zadok we must faithfully keep His words amidst the popularity of the attractive but distorted and destructive gospel.

1John 4:6  We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

When we love the Lord with all our hearts, we will rejoice keeping His words, commandments, teachings, etc. and we will be able to love one another as He had loved us by dying for us. Since God is love and God is also holy, so when we walk in love we are actually walking in holiness. And then we will be able to present ourselves inside the Most Holy Place as His Royal priesthood serving Him in front of His Throne of Grace.