Tuesday, February 25 2020
Therefore holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus. Hebrews 3:1
The Greek word for apostle is "Apostolos" which means, an envoy, ambassador, a messenger commissioned to carry out the instructions of the commissioning agent, in our case, the Lord Jesus Christ!
An apostle is one gifted as a master builder, a planter and one who waters what has been sown. Not everyone is an apostle, but everyone can have an apostolic vision. An apostolic vision is a view of God's eternal plan for man to be saved and set free from sins by the supernatural transformation, brought about by faith, repentance and the washing of the blood of Christ.
The very first messenger was an unlikely choice, but nonetheless Jesus chose to use Mary Magdalene whom He had cast out seven demons. Mary, a brave follower who went to the tomb when the rest of the disciples were in hiding in fear for their lives was a faithful servant of the Lord. Jesus told her to go and announce to His brethren that He had risen!
"Go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' " John 20:17
Christ, a Son over His house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. Hebrews 3:6
We as believers are the temple of God, Jesus is the High Priest and we are His chosen priesthood, called to do the greater works that He promised us. Neither cheerleaders, nor spectators, we are the replica and model of the Lord Jesus Christ!
As Jesus is the image of God in the flesh, so we are the image of Him in the earth, new creations called to conquer and to bring about the transformation of mankind on earth as it is willed from Heaven! One with God the Father, God the Son and Holy Spirit, we hold all the power and benefits of the heavenly kingdom.
Everyone is a minister and priest over his house, trained, equipped and sent to carry the message of LIFE to a lost and dying world. Empowered to preach, heal and deliver those who would come to the light of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Jesus, who being the brightness of God's glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged (cleansed) our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:3,4
THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 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 2:4,5
We are a living, breathing supernatural temple of the Holy Spirit, comprised of born again, Spirit-filled new creations in Christ. Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone and High Priest of our faith, seated at the right hand of the Most High!
As a holy priesthood we are to offer up spiritual sacrifices to God, such as our life, possessions, family, ministry and prayer. Our ministry to Him is an intimate fellowship, communing with the Father in the Spirit, receiving His divine revelation and communication directly from the throne of His power.
Renewed in body and mind we have received a divine inheritance being in a "Blood Covenant" with the King of all kings and Lord of all! No longer a place to go, we are a Person to be, the exact replica and expression of Jesus Christ in the earth!
You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but now are the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. I Peter 2:9,10
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin