“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” Hebrews 3:1
LIGHT FOR NOW: In the priesthood of Jesus, every believer is a partaker.
A partaker is one who has a part or a share in something. In the priesthood of Jesus, every believer is a partaker. This means that every believer in Christ has a part in the calling of Jesus. We have been called to be high priests of the New Testament. As Jesus is called as an High Priest, we as believers in Him also have a part in that calling (Hebrews 5:10). All believers are part of the priesthood of Jesus. God wants all men to be kings and priests. In the Old Testament, this was not so (Exodus 19:5-6). The Old Testament priesthood was based on keeping the Law. But the Law was too difficult to be kept. God had to select the Levites to be priests unto Him. This was never the original plan of God. God wanted all men to be priests. Today, by the redemptive plan of God, all believers have been made priests and kings. The person of Christ has qualified us to be priests and kings unto our God. Christ is our qualifier.
The sacrifice of Jesus makes it possible for all believers to be made priests. 1 Peter chapter 2 verse 5 says, “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ”. Verses 9 and 10 of the same 1 Peter chapter 2 confirms that we are now partakers of the priesthood of Christ. They read, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy”. Also Revelation Chapter 1 verses 5 and 6 buttresses this truth. They read, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen”. You must therefore walk in this vital reality that you have a part in the priesthood of Jesus. You are a partaker of the New Testament priesthood.
INSTRUCTION: Be conscious that you have a part of the priesthood of Jesus.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for making me a partaker of the New Testament priesthood, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Your boldness in life is in your knowledge.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: NUMBERS CHAPTER 15; EVENING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 3