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1 Peter 2:9 -- "For you have been chosen by God Himself -- you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God's very own -- all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light."

We know we are a priesthood, chosen by God, possessed by God, holy like God and royal to God. We have immediate access to Him and we don't need a human priest as a mediator because our Heavenly Father provided one Mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ. We have direct access to God, through God.

Now we're certainly not chosen, possessed, and holy to do nothing and to live mediocre lives.

Of course not!

We're called to minister in the presence of God, to live an active role in His presence. Our lives are a priestly service through:

1. Holy intercession, and

2. Discipling new believers into their inheritance in Christ.

Romans 12:1 -- "I beseech you therefore, bretheren, by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."

As priests we are to serve God no matter what our vocation. Not because we have to, but because we want to! And, there is not one vocation that is more "sacred" than another because Christ is Lord over all. His Word applies to all. The Word does not say that ministry is "sacred" and other vocations are "secular." Life itself is sacred. God is life and all Believers are life giving priests.

Because we are royal priests we are called into royal service, to be a wonderful message to the world! We have been commissioned to display His nature, His kindness, His goodness, and His ministry to a world that needs to know Him. We can bear the burdens of others and we are the go-between for them before God. We identify with the weak, helpless, fear-filled, unborn, sick, poverty stricken, homeless, hungry, depressed, and spiritually destitute. We ask on their behalf, in faith, believing. Then, as the Father gives direction, we GO and minister to them and His power becomes available to set them free.

As soon as we're saved we are to be discipled so we can be disciples doing what Jesus did. Then, we GO and equip more disciples (Matthew 28). We move out of the church building into the works of the Kingdom.

Affirmations

I am not designed to drift -- I am designed for destiny.

I seek God for my destiny, and don't lose sight of the heavenly vision.

I carry within me the resurrection power of Christ -- I have the power to BECOME.

I am ready to expand my reality and become the destiny for which I have been predestined.

 

 

 

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