Thursday, June 22, 2017
PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING
In the days before Christ, the nation of Israel had separate individuals filling the role of Prophet of the land, Priest of the people and King of Israel. Then when Christ Jesus arrived on the scene, He fulfilled every one of these roles in Himself. He still fulfills them for Israel today and for the rest of the world as well.
Being a Prophet not only concerns the future but the office pertains to wisdom. Christ is Wisdom. This part of the Messiah's ministry is connected with the Mind. Within the mind we ponder, worry and process our information. Here is where we desperately need Jesus in and on our minds to aide with what concerns us and Him; to help in revealing what is to come. "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:1-2)
Being a Priest means that someone is the Shepherd, the Watcher and Minster of someone's Soul. Jesus is called the Savior of our Soul. To me this means Christ Jesus paid the ultimate price, His life, to have the office of Priest over our souls - at our acceptance of His sacrifice. Our soul - the emotions, the will and personality of a person - is in no better care than when we entrust it to the One who knows all our troubles. "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin." (Hebrews 4:15)
Being a King means dealing with what is; handling the issues of today - now. This ministry of Jesus pertains to our Body. Our shell is in the here and now and is something we must surrender to Christ as King. "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Jesus is The Prophet. Jesus is The Priest. Jesus is The King. If you have not already, I encourage you - allow Him to govern your life as Master or Lord of all three offices in your mind, soul and body. Allow Him to be your Prophet, Priest And King.