DOMINION MANDATE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2022
WE ARE A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD
REVELATION 5:10; REVELATION 20:6; REVELATION 1:6
"But ye are a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, an Holy Nation, a Peculiar People; that ye should shew forth the Praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His Marvellous Light." 1Peter 2:9(KJV)
A royal priest is a priestly king or someone who functions as both a king and a priest. It was always God's Intention for His children to function as both priest and king (Ex. 19:6). As priests they do the job of ministering on the Altar while as kings they reign and rule from their thrones, exercising Dominion over diverse territories. Melchizedek was the Representation of this New Order as he was both priest and king (Gen. 14:18-2. The Lord Jesus Christ came as a Priest after the Order of Melchizedek (Ps. 110:4). On this premise, we as Christian believers are called to function as priests and kings after the Same Order.
God wants us to function both as priests and kings because of the very important relationship that exists between these two offices. The king reigns from a throne. The power of the throne is not resident in the throne itself but rather in the altar that is backing it. Simply put, every throne is as strong as the altar that backs it. As Christian priests, we minister on the Altar and contact the Power of God (Matt. 23:16-22). We then carry that Power into the different spheres of society that the Lord God Almighty has given us Dominion over to reign and rule as kings on His Behalf. What an awesome privilege indeed!
O Lord, please grant us Understanding of our Dual Position in Christ as both kings and priests. Please help us to function maximally to the full capacity of our potential in Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen.