BECOMING A PRIEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY
DOMINION MANDATE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2021
BIBLE READING: EXODUS 19:5-6; REVELATION 5:9-10
Becoming a priest in your community;“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” 1Peter 2:9(NKJV). Who is a priest
One of the revelations that the body of Christ must have is the revelation of the priesthood of all believers. However, every priest needs a priest over him. You cannot be Abraham until you know your Melchizedek.
Every believer is a priest and a priest is someone that mediates and represents God before men, as well as represents men before God.
However, you cannot be a functional priest without an altar where you offer daily sacrifices which energise and strengthen your power base —altar *(see Lev. 6:12; Heb. 10:11a).* As believers, our priestly ministry covers ministering to one another through prayer, words of exhortation, etc.
Secondly, our priestly ministry includes unbelievers. We represent God before them by preaching the gospel and living a godly life as salt of the earth and light. We represent them before God through intercession. It is in the place of prayer and intercession that we intercede over the salvation of their souls.
Consequently, after we minister to unbelievers, we must learn to return regularly to our local Churches to receive ministry from the five fold ministry gifts who are gifts to the body of Christ that edify and train us for our ministries (Eph. 4:11-13). The primary job of the five fold ministry gifts is that of equipping the saints for the work of ministry.
Furthermore, it is imperative that we submit to training and discipline as part of God’s processes and divine protocols in the making of the man that He uses.
Finally, God wants every believer to take up ministry in representing Him before men in our neighbourhoods and in all our different spheres of the society that He has placed us, to bring His kingdom to that sector.
Our Lord Jesus prayed, “… let thy kingdom come and let thine will be done (Matt. 6:9-10).”* It should be our uttermost desire to see the kingdom of God established everywhere that we find ourselves.
Father, I thank You for the privilege of being a priest to You, give me the wisdom and grace to function as a priest to my generation in Jesus name.