Partakers Of A Heavenly Calling
Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession”
Certainly one of the greatest aspects and benefits of our having been loved, released “from our sins by His blood,” and made “to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father” (as we are told in Revelation 1:5-6), is that Jesus Christ, Himself, is the High Priest of this “royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9).
So, when you say yes to God’s love, salvation, and His making you to be a member of His kingdom of priests, accepting the mantle of your priesthood to minister to the Lord in His presence, this truly becomes the key that unlocks the door to your own interest in and understanding of Jesus Christ as your High Priest.
Ministering to the Lord is most definitely our being “partakers of a heavenly calling.” For ministering to the Lord actually does call us heavenward, to minister in the presence of our God, as His priesthood, trusting in His wisdom and outpouring that flows out to us as we do ascend, individually, and corporately as His body, in our praises as we identify ourselves as priests unto our God.
Ministering to the Lord is our saying, with our lives, “God, You are first. You are first in my thoughts, first in my devotions as a priest in Your presence, and first in all I do.”
As a blood-washed, born-again, Spirit-filled member of this kingdom of priests unto the Lord, you certainly do want to know the meaning of Jesus Christ as the “High Priest of our confession” and, as a minister to the Lord, you are graced to see, receive, “consider,” and be transformed by this great truth of Jesus Christ, the “High Priest of our confession.”
Yes, confess Him in His presence today.