In the Bible there are two orders of priesthood: one is the order of Melchizedek and the other is the order of Aaron.
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The holy priesthood is typified by the order of Aaron, and the royal priesthood is typified by the order of Melchizedek Exo. Peter tells us that we are holy priesthood 1 Pet.
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The fact that we are a holy priesthood denotes the capacity of the divine nature to separate us unto God and sanctify us for God. As a holy priesthood, we need to be separated from the common things, the worldly things, unto the Lord and unto His use. We need to be built up together as holy priests, those who are separated from the world.
To be holy means to be sanctified, to be separated unto God for His use 1 Pet. The holy order is an order separated from common things unto the divine things and unto the use of the Lord. For us to serve God as priests we first need to be sanctified and separated unto the divine things. We need to be sanctified unto God and offer up spiritual sacrifices to Him; we offer Christ as the reality of all the sacrifices of the Old Testament types such as the burnt offering, the meal offering, the peace-offering, the sin offering, and the trespass offering, see Lev.
Lord Jesus, we separate ourselves from anything common to You for Your use and purpose. Save us from being defiled with the worldly things or people.
You Are a Royal Priest
We offer up our bodies as a living sacrifice to You to be in the word of God, in the meetings with the saints, and in many times of prayer throughout the day. Lord, we want to experience You and offer You up to God as the reality of all the offerings.
We bring the ones we shepherd and minister to before God as spiritual sacrifices. Oh Lord, thank You for making us a holy priesthood, those sanctified to You offering up spiritual sacrifices to God! As a kingdom of priests, we are a royal priesthood 1 Pet. The royal priesthood is the priesthood of the order of Melchizedek Gen. This is the gospel, the good news, for fallen, sinful man. In addition, this is what we share in the church meetings to build up the church.
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These three terms apply to three different aspects of the same priesthood in the New Testament. We are priests, and we are being built up as a priesthood, having Christ as the high priest. The main function of the gospel priesthood is to preach the gospel to save sinners, so that they may be offered to God as acceptable sacrifices. Romans talks about a minister of Christ Jesus laboring to offer the nations.
And 1 Peter talks about offering up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
The functions of these three priesthoods are absolutely one. Actually, the gospel priesthood includes the holy and royal priesthoods.
As a gospel priest we need to come forward to God to be saturated with Him first. NET Bible But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
New Heart English Bible But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Aramaic Bible in Plain English But you are a chosen race who serve as Priests for The Kingdom, a holy people, a redeemed assembly; you should proclaim the praises of him who called you from darkness into his excellent light. You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
III. THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD
World English Bible But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Young's Literal Translation and ye are a choice race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired, that the excellences ye may shew forth of Him who out of darkness did call you to His wondrous light;. Exodus Now if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, you will be My treasured possession out of all the nations--for the whole earth is Mine.
Exodus And unto Me you shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His prized possession, above all peoples on the face of the earth.
you have become a Royal Priesthood.
And He has chosen you, their descendants after them, above all the peoples, even to this day. Deuteronomy And today the LORD has proclaimed that you are His people and treasured possession as He promised, that you are to keep all His commandments, Deuteronomy that He will set you high in praise and name and honor above all the nations He has made, and that you will be a holy people to the LORD your God as He promised.
Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar. Isaiah The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned. Isaiah I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.