CONCERNING OUR CALLING TO THE SPIRITUAL PRIESTHOOD UNDER LORD YESHUA / JESUS CHRIST… THE NEW HIGH PRIEST OF YAHWEH
“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”… 1 Peter 2:5
TO BE A CHRISTIAN MEANS TO BE AN “ANOINTED ONE” AS OUR LORD YESHUA / JESUS CHRIST IS THE ANOINTED ONE & HIGH PRIEST OF YAHWEH AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDECK…
ALL TRUE BORN AGAIN, HOLY SPIRIT FILLED CHRISTIANS ARE PART OF A ROYAL SPIRITUAL PRIESTHOOD TO OFFER UP SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES TO THE MOST HIGH GOD OUR FATHER.
WE HAVE BECOME PART OF HIS KINGDOM AS THE ELOHIM… HIS ROYAL SONS AND DAUGHTERS. THIS IS ALL IN THE BIBLE.
SO THERE IS A HIGH & HOLY CALLING… to live as the Temple priests did with “HOLY unto YAHWEH” written on their foreheads… yet as these scriptures explain… under the New Covenant… there has been a CHANGE from the Levitical and Aaronic priesthood under Moses… to a spiritual priesthood under the inspiration and anointing of the Holy Spirit with Lord Yeshua/ Jesus Christ as the new High Priest of YAHWEH.
“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”… “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” 1 Peter 2:5 and 9
“If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore” Hebrew 7:11-28
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord’s Bride…
let us be known as the Anointed Ones… yet humble Servants and friends of the Most High Elohim / God who willingly honor and serve Him in the True Holy Communion of the Spirit of Love and Truth… keeping His Sabbath Day Holy and coming out of anything that is not pleasing to our Father YAHWEH. This is His will for us and it is a High and Holy calling and a blessing and honor to serve Him… being a part of His Royal Household… praying and worshiping Him at the “Altar of Incense” in the Priestly Ministry! Dressed in the white linen of His Righteousness and living as “Holy unto YAHWEH”. The Bride of Messiah is to be separated from the world (in INWARD thinking and OUTWARD behavior) from those who are not living in this MOST HOLY LOVE & FAITH… presenting themselves to God as sacred and set apart unto Him. It is a beautiful and spiritual way of living. Amen.
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” NASB Rom.12:1-2
“Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. herefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace” NASB Rom. 6:8-14
These are Mysteries of the Spirit… about the calling into the “Holy of Holies” Spiritual priestly ministry to Father YAHWEH in the secret and Holy place of our own hearts… connected by the Indwelling Ruach Holy Spirit to the Heavenly Sanctuary… where the Mystery of the Godhead dwells in Immortal Light.
Yeshua revealed Himself as the expected Messiah to the Samaritan woman at the well and spoke about how the time had arrived for a change in the Temple system and the way of worship to YAHWEH. It would no longer require animal sacrifices, a special Temple or a special priesthood… but would be from the indwelling well of “Spiritual Water”that He would baptize each beleiver with! (His cousin John the Baptist was already baptizing people with outward water to prepare their hearts for this)
Yeshua meant He was the Messenger of the New Covenant and that the promised Gift of the Holy Spirit would soon be given from Heaven… pouring God’s Love into their hearts… that is joining together with their and our spirits in a Holy Communion, Spiritual Union, Divine Marriage, Echad Oneness with the MYSTERY OF THE GODHEAD… as His Spiritual Sons and Daughters! All made One in the Messiah King as Yeshua prayed for in John 15, 16, and 17. HalleluYAH. All for receiving / accepting Yeshua as our Savior and Messiah by Faith and living as His disciples in this world with the Father’s and His Name sealing us from the Wrath of God and the Lamb to come on this world for their rejection of Him and the Father’s Love.
“Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he“. John 4:9-26
THIS IS THE HOLY CALLING FOR EVERY BELIEVER… in the Holy Spirit’s anointing of Love… to be part of the new Spiritual Priesthood.
Yeshua never meant for members in His Body, Church, Bride… to set up RICH worldly buildings in place of the Jewish Temple which was destroyed in 70AD by Rome… nor to form themselves into man made organizations and claim they were God’s only representatives on earth. How to worship God in the Spiritual Priesthood is not learned at a theological colledge but taught by the Holy Spirit, directly through prayer to YAHWEH AS OUR HOLY FATHER in the Name of Yeshua or Jesus. The priests today under the New Covenant Holy Spirit’s anointing are not just some “special” Roman Catholic priests, or protestant ministers who wear religious clothing, say set prayers, perform rituals and read scripted sermons and are generally admired by the pew sitting “laity”… but ALL God’s people, even little children of simple faith who are taught the Truth and Faith)
FROM A PROPHECY THE LORD GAVE IN Jan 26th 2013… (see Tabs above called “PROPHETIC WORDS & MESSAGES”)
QUOTE: I am calling forth a Royal Priesthood to worship me in Spirit and in Truth even as they still stand upon the earth – they see and know me by faith – they lift up Holy hands in the Holy Place of prayer and worship – they dance and sing before me as my Holy Ruach Spirit inspires them. This is the spiritual worship from the hearts of my people that I have long longed for says your Elohim Eternal Father – my burden and long suffering of spirit has been to bring them forth for my glory – that they may know me and even speak of and for me while they are still in the flesh and blood – for they are extending themselves – by faith into other forms of reality – even where I abide in those Heavenly Places of Love and Spiritual union where all is One in my love – they sense the mystery of this love – wooing and drawing them on and upwards into the things that have yet to come – into the experiences of that which has been already seen and prophesied by my servants the priests – and prophets and apostles of the Lamb – (etc)END QUOTE
THE MOST HIGH GOD’S SERVANTS ARE SPIRITUAL WORSHIPERS!
They are prophets and prophetesses, called and anointed of the Lord! They share in His sufferings… grieving for the sins of mankind and the unpreparedness of His Church for His return! They pray for the restoration of Israel! They care for others as true shepherds! They long to feed and protect them as pastors of the flock. They long to see the Body of Messiah come into the fullness of her calling and maturity as the Sons of God Rom. 8 (see v.19)… as YESHUA HaMachiach / Jesus the Messiah of Israel REVEALS Himself to us! The servants of the Lord must not “strive” but rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him, seeking only His anointing, wisdom, guidance and inner strength… knowing His Word and His Spirit will work in His Perfect will and timing. With God’s help I am committed to singing and speaking forth His Praises in the earth by the Spirit of Prophecy… who reveals His Perfect Heart, Mind and Will. Our attitude should always be “Not my will but thine be done” Luke 22:42b…“Without me ye can do nothing” John 15… but “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. Phil. 4:13
THE SECRET PLACE of Prayer and Worship…
is where we humbly bow down and weep for our inadequacies and sins. It is the place where we rise up on eagles wings, in the resurrection power of Christ, by miraculously EXCHANGING our weakness, doubt and death for His strength, faith and Life. It’s where we receive a sound mind, understanding, guidance, counsel and wisdom from the Most High. It’s where He teaches us His ways and helps us to pray according to His prophetic will and purposes and puts His New Songs and melodies in our hearts. It’s the Holy Place of Visions and Revelations of Truth under the Light of His Mennorah. It’s the sacred place of healing, deliverance and restoration of our souls from hurts, doubts and fears. It’s where we are sanctified and changed. It’s where we are taught Mysteries of the Spirit and given spiritual callings and gifting by the LORD! It’s where we are led to intercede with mercy and compassion for the spiritual growth and maturity of others. It’s where we are PREPARED, EQUIPPED & INSPIRED TO GO OUT AND MINISTER TO OTHERS IN HIS HOLY NAME. HalleluYAH!
THE PRIESTLY MINISTRY UNTO THE LORD… is not from the old nature and flesh but inspired by the indwelling Holy Spirit… as the offerings of prayers, thanksgiving, declarations and words of praise that arise from our hearts to the only One Who can really know and hear us… and or also to touch the strings of a musical instrument accompanied by the voice/ vocal chords to praise God with music ZAMAR and new songs TEHILLAH…
WORDS FROM ONE OF MY SONGS…
‘Lord raise up the harpers… who will harp upon their harps…
Sing ZAMAR Praise unto the Lord…
And give Him thanks for all that He has done…
Sing ZAMAR praise unto the Lord’.
SO YES… the LORD is asking us at this time to come before Him in this beautiful HOLY OF HOLIES spiritual priesthood ministry to Him… to worship Him in spirit and in truth…
with fasting and prayer and weeping… so that He may prepare and purify us as a bride without spot or blemish for Yeshua… just as Queen Esther was prepared with precious Myrrh, Aloes & Anointing Oils before she went before her husband the King. If we are willing to present ourselves in the secret place and bow down in humility… He will lift us up in joy. God wants honesty not a false exterior. He sees the real motives of our hearts. The Holy Spirit of Truth is our helper, teacher, comforter and guide into all truth. The One who blesses and anoints us can work the overcoming, quickening, resurrection power of Christ in our mortal bodies! We have to learn to YIELD to Him so that we can overcome ‘the world, the flesh and the devil’. He is doing a thorough work in our souls and it’s all to please our Beloved King Yeshua! “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God thou wilt not despise” Ps.51:17
PLEASE carefully re-read this article and ask the Lord what He would have you to do about these simple but profound things… for as I said earlier… these are Mysteries of the Spirit about the the calling into “Holy of Holies” Spiritual priestly ministry to Father YAHWEH in the secret and Holy place of your own heart… connected by the Indwelling Ruach Holy Spirit to the Heavenly Sanctuary… where the Mystery of the Godhead dwells in Immortal Light.
“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away…. O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.” Song of Solomon 2:10 & 14
(Also see articles in the CATEGORIES list called “How to worship YAHWEH”)
Love in Lord Yeshua and our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit
from Psalmist Susan. Australia