Three aspects of the believer’s priesthood are discussed in this compelling work: the priest (position), the temple (place), and the sacrifice-offerings (practices). Each is explained in three dimensions: the Old Testament (foreshadowing), the person of Jesus Christ (fulfillment), and the church (forwarding). You will gain a new perspective on how to change your world through your priesthood by being the church and not just going to church. This book is a must read for anyone serious about the work of the kingdom.
Excerpt: Christianity is a White Collar Job
One of the most exciting aspects of the Christian life is that we are priests. We play a major role in the events which happen on this planet. Before we discuss the priests, the temple, and the sacrificial system in their three phases, here are some general thoughts that form the basis of this study:
- God always has a priest to represent the world before Him.
- God always has a temple to live in which can be seen by the human eye.
- God always desires His priests to offer Him acceptable sacrifice-offerings.
- God always moves powerfully on the earth through acceptable sacrifice-offerings.
Someone once said, “We are not human doings, but human beings.” In the Christian world, it is extremely important that we understand this. Being must precede all doing. We must know who we are before we can be effective in what we do. We are priests who live in anointed human temples and offer God acceptable sacrifice-offerings that change the world. This has been the plan of God from the beginning. Everything from the Old Testament forward has pointed to the work of Christ in His church. God moves in us and through us. Whatever happens on the earth for the advancement of the kingdom happens because the church is operating as a powerful priesthood. These principles summarize the message of this book.