You also as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I Peter 2:5
No longer a place to go, the church has become a living temple with God's Holy Spirit dwelling in us, His spiritual residence. A spiritual house built and comprised of living stones who sacrifice their very lives for the King.
Our priesthood resembles the Musketeers of old, guardians of the King and protectors of the realm. A band of swordsmen and riflemen sworn to protect and serve even unto death! When we become born again we are no longer of this natural world and our primary citizenship is the Kingdom of God. Our duties become those of a priest to offer up spiritual sacrifices to the Most High and to steward those mysteries that He has given us to keep and to sow to those who would receive them!
We are no longer our own because of what the Lord Jesus did at the cross for us all by the sacrifice of His life. We have been purchased with Holy blood shed that we might have eternal life in Him! One for all and all for One is our motto, I believe taken from the scripture, the Musketeers war cry to defend the King and fight the good fight of faith for God's holy kingdom!
For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. II Corinthians 5:14,15
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin