Pray that the saints would accept God’s ordination that they, along with all His people, are priests in the New Testament priesthood and would declare in faith that they are New Testament priests of the gospel (Rev. 1:5b-6; Rom. 15:16 and note 163; 1 Pet. 2:5, 9 and note 58).
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.
Rom. 15:16—That I might be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, a laboring priest of the gospel of God, in order that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, having been sanctified in the Holy Spirit.
1 Pet. 2:5, 9—You yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ…But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired for a possession, so that you may tell out the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1989, vol. 4, “The Advance of the Lord’s Recovery Today,” ch. 1, pp. 4-5.
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