Priesthood of the Believer
The term “Priest” is defined as “one authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and God.” All born again believers today are priests of God and may boldly enter into His throne room in prayer directly through our Great High Priest of the order of Melchisedec, Jesus Christ. No other advocate or mediator is needed between God and His people. As priests, we are able to study God’s Word, pray for one another, and offer spiritual worship to God Almighty. We all have equal access to God with no exceptions.
- 1st Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
- 1st Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
- Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.