Let the world know God by the authority you hold
Exodus 19:6 - And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
The Hebrew word used here for priest is 'Kohen' < 03548 >
03548 kohen ko-hane'
active participle of 03547; n m;
AV-priest 744, own 2, chief ruler 2, officer 1, princes 1; 750
03547 kahan kaw-han'
a primitive root, apparently meaning to mediate in religious services; v;
AV-priest's office 20, decketh 1, office of a priest 1, priest 1; 2
A priest does not mean just a religious person but means a person given authority to mediate between God and man.
When Jesus was man on earth, He spoke unto us and discharged authority to us, therefore anointing us all priest, all those who believe and have become His disciple. Every believer does not become a disciple, but those who walk in His ways does.
All who are holy are not necessary priest but all who are priest need to be holy. If you consider yourself have authority in Christ then it is necessary for you to walk the path of holiness. The people in authority are pulled up and dealt with severely if found unholy.
The world does know God only because His people lack authority and do not follow the path of holiness.
So let us people of God, glorify the Lord in the whole world by walking the path of holiness and having authority. And let our actions not just words speak unto our generations.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You gave us authority on all this earth (physical creation) and subjected all these unto us. But we lost this authority due to sin entering us. Lord Jesus, You showed us the way of holiness and imparted your authority unto us. In your Name we gain back the authority which we lost due to sin. Lord Jesus Christ, help us know the depth of this authority and help us like You helped Moses, to use it with power and responsibility. Let You be glorified among us...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
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