Religion & Covenant: The Royal Priesthood #5

As we continue our journey of repentance of breaking covenant as members of the royal priesthood, we move to Scriptures outside of Malachi 2:4-9 that refer to priests. For more information on the covenant of life and peace the Lord of Hosts made with Levi and his descendants as priests, please see the previous posts on Religion & Covenant: The Royal Priesthood.

1. As a member of the royal priesthood (based on Ezra 9:1-2), please repent on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for…

  • entering into marriages with idolaters (Ezra 9:1-2)
  • entering into unequally yoked partnerships with idolaters (2 Cor 6:11-18)

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace…

  • being holy, coming out and being set apart from the midst of idolaters (2 Cor 6:16)

2. As a member of the royal priesthood (based on Isaiah 28:7-8), please repent on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for…

  • erring through intoxicating drink (Is 28:7-8)
  • being swallowed up by wine (Is 28:7-8)
  • erring in vision (Is 28:7-8)
    • this Hebrew word for “vision” is used only once in the Old Testament and refers to prophetic vision
    • stumbling in judgment (Is 28:7-8)

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace…

  • being filled with the Holy Spirit to replace the erring through intoxicating drink (Eph 5:18)
  • receiving vision of the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17)
  • judging according to the judgments of the Lord in controversy (Ezek 44:23-24)

3. As a member of the royal priesthood (based on Jer 5:30-31), please repent on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for…

  • ruling by own power (Jer 5:30-31)
  • loving to have the priests rule by their power (Jer 5:30-31)
  • prophesying falsely (prophets) (Jer 5:30-31)
  • loving to have the prophets prophesy falsely (Jer 5:30-31)

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace…

  • leading as a servant (Matt 23:11-12)
  • leading by humility (Matt 23:11-12)
  • leading like the Lord as a shepherd (Is 40:11)
  • loving to be lead by those who lead like the Lord as a shepherd (Is 40:11)
  • hearing, believing and receiving the lovingkindness of the Lord (Ps 143:8)
  • prophesying only through the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:17)
  • abiding in the Word in order to know the truth that makes one free (John 8:31)

4. As a member of the royal priesthood (based on Jer 6:13), please repent on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for…

  • giving over to covetousness (Jer 6:13)
  • dealing falsely (Jer 6:13)

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace…

  • having the Lord satiate the soul of priests with abundance (Jer 31:14)
  • being satisfied with the goodness of the Lord (Jer 31:14)
    • When our souls are satiated and satisfied with the goodness of the Lord, there will be no room for covetousness or false dealings with others.

5. As a member of the royal priesthood (based on Jer 32:32-33), please repent on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for…

  • provoking the Lord to anger (Jer 32:32-33)
  • turning back to the Lord and not the face (Jer 32:32-33)
  • not listening and receiving instruction of the Lord (Jer 32:32-33)

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace…

  • seeking the face of the Lord with our heart (Ps 27:8)
  • finding the Lord by diligently seeking His face (Prov 7:15)
  • fearing the Lord and receiving instruction of wisdom (Prov 15:33)

6. As a member of the royal priesthood (based on Ezek 22:26), please repent on behalf of us individually, our generations and our Nation for…

  • violating the Lord’s law, direction and instruction (Ezek 22:26)
  • profaning, desecrating and polluting the holy things of the Lord, which He commanded are to be set apart (Ezek 22:26)
  • not distinguished between holy/set-apart and unholy/common/profane (Ezek 22:26)
  • not made known to others the difference between the clean/pure and unclean/impure (Ezek 22:26)
  • hiding eyes from the Sabbath (Ezek 22:26)
  • profaning the Lord by doing these things (Ezek 22:26)

As a member of the royal priesthood, please replace…

  • keeping the commandments, law and instruction of the Lord that you may live and multiply (Deut 30:16)
  • being clothed with righteousness (Ps 132:9)
  • knowing and teaching the different between the holy/set-apart and the unholy/common/profane (Ezek 44:23-24)
  • discerning between the unclean/impure and that which is clean/pure (Ezek 44:23-24)
  • judging according to the judgments of the Lord in controversy (Ezek 44:23-24)
  • keeping the laws/direction/instructions and statues of the Lord in His appointed meetings (Ezek 44:23-24)
  • keeping the Sabbaths holy (Ex 20:8; Ezek 44:23-24)

 

This is an excerpt from Chapter 11 of “Covenant & Religion.” The remainder of this chapter and the complete book, “Covenant & Religion,” is available for purchase here.

Copyright 2015 Rivkah Isaacs