Exodus 19:5-6 A Kingdom of Priests

Exodus 19:5-6 (KJV)
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

In a Daily Visit with God out of Exodus 19:5, dated December 6, 2011, I wrote, 

“God has a peculiar treasure among His treasures; in the Old Testament God laid upon Israel a condition; “If ye will obey“. The New Testament does away with the condition and declares as a fact that the believer is a peculiar treasure to the Lord. 

· We are that treasure because we are in Christ
· We are that treasure because of our love for the One God loves

But we ARE that treasure.”

We are God’s treasure, a peculiar people not because of our obedience but because of our faith. We are what Israel never became, “a kingdom of priests.” Every born again, blood-bought child of the Lord is a New Testament priest. 

  • We stand between men and the Lord. 
  • We Intercede to God on behalf of men. 
  • We testify the Word of God to men. 
  • We serve as salt and as light in this dark and corrupt world. 

We are a kingdom of priests. There are no non-priestly Christians. There are only less active, less visible, less effective ones. 

To my readers:
First of all, thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. Secondly, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Exodus 19:5-6 A Kingdom of Priests

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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