Archive for May 2011

The Helmet of Salvation

In Ephesians, Chapter 6, Paul describes the full armor of God that has been given to every believer. It is both God’s defensive and His offensive spiritual weapons. Last week we noted that our warfare is spiritual, not physical, and we examined 2Cor. 10:3-5: For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not [...]

Spirit Power

In several past lessons we’ve discussed the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives. The Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17), the Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9), the Spirit of God (1Cor. 12:3), The Spirit of Glory (1Peter 4:14), the Spirit of His Son (Gal. 4:6), Spirit of Faith [...]

Blood-Word-Name

OK, we’re priests, prophets, and kings (P,P, & K) under the guidance of The High Priest, The Great Prophet, and the King of kings. As members of these three offices we need two official factors to allow us to function at full capacity: (1) authority and (2) power. As we’ve noted before, authority is the [...]

Job of the Prophet

When Jesus died on the cross, His Last Will and Testament went into effect. He had already outlined the terms of it with God in John 17. In His last Will and Testament, he specified, I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] [...]

Handling the Blood

In addition to the other jobs of the office, the Priest specifically handles the blood of the sacrifice. In the OT, of course, this was the blood offered as atonement for sin. The passages below carefully explains how this worked and how it has changed under the NT. I know it’s long, but these are [...]

A Royal Priesthood

King Jesus is also the great High Priest of His Church (Heb. 2:10, 5:5-6), and the Great Prophet of God’s Kingdom (Rev. 19:10). And it was His great pleasure, through His death on the cross, to make all who believe in Him to be priests (1Peter 2:9, Rev. 5:10), prophets (Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17-18), and [...]