Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The secret of the mystery. Part 176. Everything that makes your life significant is related to the fact that as a priest you represent yourself before God.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Two Unique Royal Commissions for every Church-age Believer.
These two Royal Commissions are the royal priesthood and the royal ambassadorship.

Ours is a universal priesthood because believers in other dispensations have a specialized priesthood, e.g. the Levitical priesthood.

The universal priesthood of the believer, 1PE 2:5,9; REV 1:6; 5:10.

Everything that makes your life significant is related to the fact that as a priest you represent yourself before God.

Your royal priesthood shows that God’s plan for you in the Church-age as Royal Family is totally and completely unique.

The moment you were spiritually born into God’s family, you were given some astounding birthday gifts: the family name, the family likeness, family privileges, family intimate access, and the family inheritance.

In the ancient world, as long as the heir was a minor, usually classified as under 13, he had no advantage over the slave, though legally he owns the entire inheritance.

COL 2:16-17 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day, things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

Here on earth we are given “the riches... of his grace... kindness... patience... glory... wisdom... power... and mercy...”

EPH 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

1. We will get to be with God forever.
2. We will be completely changed to be like Christ.
3. We will be freed from all pain, death, and suffering.
4. We will be rewarded and reassigned positions of service.
5. We will get to share in Christ’s glory.

Your spirit can be deeply touched and be united with God’s spirit while you live in your human body called the body of humiliation, PHI 3:20-21.

When you fully enter into the presence of God through understanding your royal priesthood, you shall fully see all that you now have by faith.

Your spiritual life is a journey toward Christ possessing you more completely and this happens through understanding that you are a royal priest.

Under the privacy of your priesthood, you must be able to define your life in terms of the PPOG, which means you must learn the technical language and vocabulary.

Once you do, you as your own priest can analyze and evaluate your own life and your own problems, and apply doctrine and make corrections to your own life under the privacy of your own priesthood.

This is why the royal priest’s self-improvement is based on the function of perception of doctrine, not upon the advice and counsel of others.

No believer can think, apply doctrine, or solve problems through the mind or the personality of another Christian.

To the extent that we seek counsel or advice, we are not getting enough doctrine or we are not using our own doctrine.

Under the privacy of your priesthood, you have the right to assemble with other believers in a group, where your privacy is respected, to learn doctrine from your pastor-teacher.

The privacy of your priesthood permits the function of both your positive volition toward doctrine plus the right to metabolize and apply that doctrine to your own experience.

The only human dependence of the royal priesthood is the divine provision of your very own pastor-teacher, and consistent positive volition under his teaching ministry.

The privacy of your priesthood permits the function of both your positive volition toward doctrine plus the right to metabolize and apply that doctrine to your own experience.

Faithful Bible teaching from your right pastor demands your faith perception, metabolization, and application of that teaching to your own life as a royal priest.

a. Rebound as the basic technique for the recovery of fellowship.
b. A consistent prayer life.
c. Perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine to your own experience.
d. Worship.
e. The sacrifices of life, such as praise, which is your doctrinal momentum resulting in spiritual adulthood and the manner of operating of virtue-love.
f. Divine viewpoint mental attitude from metabolized doctrine.
g. Self-motivation from metabolized doctrine.

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