Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The new things that have come; The Royal Ambassadorship and the Royal Priesthood. Part 2.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
E. The fifth principle of doctrine as a part of the
new things which have come that have never existed before
is the two unique royal commissions:
The Royal Ambassadorship and the Royal Priesthood.
Throughout the Bible a priest is a human being who represents some segment of the human race before God.
A. There is the family priesthood which functioned under which the patriarch of the family functioned as the priest for the family.
This operated from Adam to Moses.
B. The Levitical priesthood of Israel.
This priesthood is limited to the Jewish age and the Millennium.
C. The royal priesthood.
During the Church-age, Jesus Christ is our High Priest.
We are in union with Christ; therefore, we are royal priests,
1PE 2:5, 9.
1. The privilege of the exclusive right of inheritance.
The promise of land or geographical blessing as given in GEN 12:1.
Secondly, as a priest and the principle of blessings of inheritance by association, we have such blessings as those given to Abraham,
Thirdly, as a priest there is also the blessing of the wall of fire and the divine blessing of all things working together for good, ZEC 2:5.
ZEC 2:5, “For I,” declares the Lord, “will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.”
ROM 8:28-29, And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren;
As a priest and the blessings of inheritance, we have such blessings as those given to Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, HEB 7:1-2.
HEB 7:1-2, For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
As a priest and the blessings of inheritance, we have such blessings as longevity to Abraham, GEN 24:1.
As a priest and the blessings of inheritance, we have such blessings as Isaac’s right woman,
As a priest and the blessings of inheritance, we have such blessings as those given to Isaac, in GEN 25:11.
Be’er la-Chay Ro’iy
(be-ayr’ lakh-ah’ee ro-ee’)
a place in the Desert.
There were those blessings given to the priesthood to Isaac in GEN 26:3.
B. The Levitical priesthood of Israel. This priesthood is limited to the Jewish age and the Millennium - a specialized priesthood of those who were born from the tribe of Levi.
The eldest son was appointed to be the High Priest.
Their job was to teach doctrine and explain the rituals.
Under this priesthood, the person could have no physical defect,
The spiritual function of this priesthood was related to ritual and to the teaching the
Word of God, HEB 10:1-4.
The Church-age is unique in that the priesthood has been extended to include every believer;
1Pe 2,5, REV 1:4-6;5:10.
ROM 14:4, Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to
make him stand.
ROM 14:10, But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.
2TH 3:11-12, For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread.
HEB 13:9, Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were thus occupied were not benefited.