Pray that the saints would see God’s intention that all His people would be priests and would see the turn from the Old Testament priesthood to the New Testament priesthood—an age-turning priesthood that includes every believer (Exo. 19:6 and note 61; Rev. 1:5b-6 and note 62; 5:9-10; Matt 3:1-2, 5-6).
Exo. 19:6—And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the children of Israel.
Rev. 1:5b-6—To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him be the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen.
Rev. 5:9-10—And they sing a new song, saying: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for You were slain and have purchased for God by Your blood men out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made them a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth.
Matt. 3:1-2, 5-6—Now in those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near…At that time Jerusalem and all Judea and all the surrounding region of the Jordan went out to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1989, vol. 4, “The Advance of the Lord’s Recovery Today,” ch. 1, p. 5 and CWWL, 1989, vol. 1, “The Organic Practice of the New Way,” ch. 2, pp. 494-495.
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