Royal Pains: What Does a Royal Priesthood Do?

Monday Discussion


We are a royal priesthood to our God. That is what Peter says in 1 Peter 2:9.

Alexander Whyte writes:

Our office is not the apostolic office, but Paul would be the first to say to us that our office is quite as magnificent as ever his office was.  Let us, then, magnify our office. Let us magnify its magnificent opportunities; its momentous duties; and its incalculable and everlasting rewards. For our office is the ‘royal priesthood.’ … To be ‘kings and priests unto God’—what a magnificent office is that!

Lord, Teach Us to Pray
(Based on a series of messages preached in 1894-95)
Alexander Whyte

And what is one of the chief duties, joys and privileges of a priest of God, but to bring the cares, concerns, sorrows and joys, thanksgivings and praises of the people of God to the throne of God. Let us be diligent to exercise our office in praying for one another and for the souls of men that the Lord has said is “white unto harvest.” (Luke 10:2)

Join the 10.2 conspiracy to change the world. Set your watch, clock, alarm, cell and computer to remind you with a ring, that brothers and sisters around the world are stopping at 10:02 AM and remembering to pray and beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into the harvest field.

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