08LHCD9-10 ? Steve Coyle ? PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVERS - DONATION $4.00 - Mal 2:1-4, 7-8. About 1,000 years from the start of the priesthood at this time it is corrupted. Ex 19:4-6 a kingdom of priests and a holy nation, God says to the Hebrews at Sinai. The tribe of Levi stood with Moses to serve God. They tended to the worship of God; offered up the people?s offerings, etc. The High Priest, on the Day of Atonement, entered the Holy of Holies and took blood so sin was forgiven for the nation. In the New Testament the high priest is Jesus, the priests are the believers. In the Old Testament their role was intercession. The people were dependent on the priests; in the New Testament this all changes. Heb 9:11-12 - Jesus, the sacrifice of His blood on the mercy seat for us. Vs. 24-28. Heb 7:24-25 ? intercession is the key role of the High Priest and Priests. The word intercession in Greek is entungch?nein. The primary meaning is to meet with a person to converse with him. The secondary meaning is to address someone in behalf of another person. Jesus as our high priest will first talk to us and He makes the appeal. I Pet 2:5, 9, Rev 1:5, 6, 5:9-10. He explains what we do as priests. The role of a priest is not an office it is a function, it is servanthood. We offer up not physical (lambs) sacrifices but spiritual sacrifices. Most important area is worship; it is preeminent. Worship is about intimacy between you and the Lord. It comes from your spirit. Second role of spiritual sacrifice is to receive confessions; show people they have a direct access to God?s presence. The third role is involved in spiritual warfare; you have spiritual authority and weapons. The priest led in a spiritual battle around Jericho until the walls came down. Luke 10:19, II Cor 10:4. Are you doing these things? It is time for you to be who you are. That is who you are ? the anointing is there. Ex 29:19-20 ? ordination of the priests. As believers we are all priests. Steve closes by anointing with oil, those who desired, into the priesthood.