Mo. 2/25/13: Exodus 19:5 – 6 What were the covenant conditions?
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
What were the covenant conditions? Obey God’s voice and you will be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. (It never happened)
Tu. 2/26/13: Hebrews 7:14 – 16 Where does Melchizedek come in?
For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life.
Where does Melchizedek come in? Christ is high priest, not after Aaron but after Melchizedek, and forever.
We. 2/27/13: Heb. 7:23 – 25 Who is the unchanging High Priest?
Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Who is the unchanging High Priest? Christ rose from the dead and has an unchangeable priesthood to intercede for sinner or saint.
Th. 2/28/13: 1 Peter 2:4 – 5 What are we being built up as?
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
What are we being built up as? Christ is building His Church made up of Holy Priests who now offer acceptable spiritual sacrifices.
Fr. 3/1/13: 1 Peter 2:9 – 10 What does God now want us to be?
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.What does God now want us to be? As His own special people, God wants to be a Royal Priesthood and a holy Nation.