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Your kingdom come.  Your will be done.  On earth as it is in heaven.  (Matthew 6:10)

All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  (Matthew 28:18)

I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  (Matthew 28:20)

Priests and Kings

Jesus Christ holds the offices of Priest (Hebrews 2:17; 3:1; 4:14-15; 5:5-6, 10; 6:20; 7:3, 11, 15, 17, 20-21, 26; 8:1, 3-4; 9:11; and 10:21) and King (Matthew 2:2, 5:35, 21:5, 25:34, 40, and 27:11; Mark 15:2; Luke 9:38 and 23:3; John 1;49, 6:15, 12:13-15, and 18:37; 1 Timothy 1:17 and 6:15; and Revelation 15:3, 17:14, and 19:16).  Christ holds the office of being our High Priest as explained in the passages in Hebrews in conjunction with the references mentioned above.  And as Messiah, Christ is to be the King to sit upon David’s throne.

Being the children of God we have been given the offices of priests and kings (1 Peter 2:9; and Revelation 1:6; 5:10; and 20:6).

The office of priest would include having many responsibilities.  The two most important functions of priests are that they represent God before man and they also represent man before God.  This responsibility is very important in the battle plan of God.  Moses made the grave mistake of misrepresenting God before man in Numbers 20:1-13 and because of that failure he was denied entrance into the Promised Land.  One way that we represent man before God is when we pray for our fellow man in the ministry of intercession.  We represent God before man in being salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16).  This includes being a living example and a testifying witness to the things of God.  Another way we can represent God before man is included in the Great Commission which we will detail later: in making disciples and in teaching.  We have been commissioned to do so and hold the office to complete the mission.

The office of king, as children of the King, would be as protector and provider of the Church.  This would include taking care of the brethren in sharing of resources of the benevolent Father (an example of this in the practice of the early church is Acts 4:32-37 and the various offerings the Apostle Paul was involved per Romans 15:25-29; 1Corinthians 16:1-4; and 2 Corinthians 8 and 9).  This office would also include contending for the faith (Jude 1:3 and 2 Peter 2) and sound doctrine (John 7:17; Acts 2:42; Romans 16:17; 1 Timothy 1:3-11; 1 Timothy 4:6-7, 13 and 16; 1 Timothy 6:1,3; 2 Timothy 3:10, 16; 2 Timothy 4:2-4; Titus 1:9; Titus 2:1, 7, 10; and 2 John 1:9-10).  In this way making disciples and teaching is also a function of the kingly office given to us.  Authority, empowerment, and the official office title are given to us to complete the Commission of the Revolution.

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