Be Priests and Reign with God and Christ

New JerusalemRevelation 20:6 declares, “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.”

An outcome of the Lord’s redemption is that we became a kingdom of priests (Revelation 1:5-6). Gradually we grow in Him and are built together into the reality of the priesthood to be saturated with Him and to radiate His excellence.

When the Lord returns, those believers who are living in the reality of the priesthood will be brought onward to be priests and to reign with Him for a thousand years.

There are many conflicting teachings about the thousand years. Without getting into this morass, we see that the kingdom of priests was intended by God with Israel, is founded on Jesus Christ Himself as the kingly High Priest, was brought forth and is built up in this age, will exist (no doubt stronger) in the thousand years, and will reach its high point in New Jerusalem.

This kingly priesthood is not many separate individual priests, but is the corporate body of priests, the priesthood, built together one spiritual house. It is progressing now, will be fuller in the thousand years, and will consummate in New Jerusalem.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.

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  1. Edgar Hovhannisyan

     /  May 6, 2015

    Amen! Wonderful portion!

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