When God established the law with Moses, He then established the priesthood. The priests came from the tribe of Levites, all priests are Levites but not all Levites are priests. God ordained the priesthood because he wanted someone to deal with what stood between Him and the people. The priesthood became a precarious position because a dishonest priest could manipulate the people to his advantage. Eli was one such priest, he misrepresented the Lord and allowed sin to reign in the temple.
Joel 2:17 Let the servants of the Lord, His priests, weep tears of repentance. Let them intercede and say; have mercy God, on the people, don’t let the heathen take and rule over them, saying where is their God?
The priests were instructed to live a hallowed life in order to be intercessors for the Lord. When Jesus began His ministry, most of His opposition came from the priests. The priesthood got away from its original intent and they lorded their position over the people. They were to stand between God and the people in order to bring the two closer together. But the people were presented a God that was fabricated by the priests. The priests preached goodness to the people but did not practice it themselves.
Revelation 1:6 We have been made kings and priests unto God and His Father.
The priesthood came to the cross of cavalry and was totally changed. We no longer need a man to stand between us and God, we have been made priests to offer our own gifts and sacrifices.
1 Peter 2:5 You, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
What are these spiritual sacrifices? We are the spiritual sacrifices, we became what Jesus died to make. As we labor to become the image of God we give Him the glory when we offer ourselves as new creatures to Him. The Holy Ghost stands between us and the Lord. He helps us to be what God wants us to be, sons of God. The Holy Spirit is not authorized to make us do anything, He comes to help us fulfill our godly choices. We are what we are by the grace of God, the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Grace.
1 Timothy 2:1, 4 I desire that first of all, intercessions and giving of thanks, be made for all men. For God would have all men to be saved.
As New Testament priests, we stand between God and the sinners, we are their intercessors assigned by God Himself. We offer prayers of redemption on behalf of the sinner, God does not hear the prayers of sinners but He hears us. We are not called to judge the sinner but rather to pray in their place and that will lead their salvation. We are their priest but they don’t know it. God loves them but they don’t know it. As we intercede for them the Holy Ghost comes and woos them into the Kingdom of God, some come in and some don’t but they are invited.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.