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The Priesthood

Posted by appolus on July 22, 2010

There is a time coming soon when the “temple will be restored,” so to speak. God will be elevated amongst His people above the din of the world and beyond our circumstances. He, and He alone is our exceeding great reward.” “This is eternal life, that you may know Him.” He shall be known to a people who draw near to Him in the beauty of His holiness. In His presence we will know the height and the depth and the fullness of Him and we will be ruined for all of this world and we will never be the same, we will never be the same and then we will indeed be a sweet savour to our Lord and to our God.

THE PRIESTHOOD

 

I believe that the so called ” clergy,” that has arisen in the man made systems of religion are an abomination. One is born by the Spirit into the priesthood in my opinion, not ordained by men. And for those born into the priesthood, they are my fellow brothers in Christ, all else are some religious aberration. There are many, as Christ would teach us, who love the honour of men and who love the best place at the table and who love to be addressed by others in a manner that elevates and separates them from the rest.

This is man-made priesthood and is a mere reflection of the world and its pecking order. Every pastor or ” clergyman,” not born of the Spirit are simply blind leaders of the blind and have led the people into a ditch. Others are “Judaisers,’ ….. ” Gal 2:4  And that because of false brothers brought in, who came in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.” Oh, those who dwell in chains, desperately seek to bring into similar bondage, those who have found freedom in Christ. The tragedy is that so many of these false brothers hold the position of ” pastor,’ today. And where else would the enemy have them? Its our freedom from the chains of darkness and sin that proves the reality of our new heart. And from pulpits all over America and the world, death and condemnation are preached. Men are left in their sins. Men are condemned to a life of slavery. Victory over sin and death is not proclaimed.  

We are a priesthood of believers. I thank the Lord that we have had a remnant down through the centuries that kept the fires of holiness and shone the light of Christ into a dark world. These people would typically be hunted down by both sides, whether the Catholic church or the reformed church. I guess when you are hated for Christ’s sake and those who call themselves by His name hunt you down and kill you, thinking they are doing the work of God, then you know that you are on the right, narrow path.

I thank the Lord that I sense in my spirit that a new dawn is rising, a new wineskin is coming. A wineskin fitting for a new wine of His presence. The glorious majesty of an almighty God will take hold of a people, will sweep them away in a mighty river of His presence and they will, with all their hearts, seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, seek first to glorify Him in the beauty of His holiness. Seek only to lift and to glorify the name of Jesus, seek only to ” know ,” Him in the fullness of the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus. 

Personal revival is very important and should always be before our face. We should constantly long after Him as the deer panteth for the waterbrooks. Yet, in a corporate setting, or a national setting, there have been men of God calling God’s people back to Him since the OT. The time is ripe for leadership that God raises up to call the people back to the shekinah worship of the living God. In Nehamiah 8 we see Godly leadership in glorious action where Ezra and Nehamiah realize the worldliness of the people coming out of a long stay in Babylon. Calling an eight day celebration of the living God for those who recognized their state , which led to these very people repenting.

There is a crisis, a tragedy that has befallen the people of God. They have leanness in their souls, they are not ” unto God, a sweet savour of Christ.” Instead they have a stench of the world about them. God will raise up, is , as we speak, raising men, raising leaders who not only understand our true state ( there are actually many men who do) but understands how God would have us deal with it.

God has to retake, or take, His rightful place in the hearts of His people. Many are so lost, so worldly,so far from the ” presence of God,” as to not even know what it is. There is at least a generation , right now, of people who have heard tale of such a presence, but never have tasted of it. God will be high and lifted up. God will come to a people who lift Him up. God told us that if we will draw near to Him then He would draw near to us. Yet, He is not our grandad, He is not santa clause, He is not a kindly old gentleman, He dwells in a place that we can boldly come before Him, but not with presumption. Yes we have the honor and privilege to approach this throne of God, availed for us by Jesus Himself. But, will you skip into the presence of a most Holy God? Will you??? No you will not. Is He your buddy or your pal? No, He is not. He is your Father and He rules and He reigns and the angels fall down and they cry out “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God almighty.” Will you do any less? When you cry out “Abba Father,” will you not fall down before your heavenly Father and just simply tremble before such awesomeness, an awful place, meaning full of awe.

There is a time coming soon when the “temple will be restored,” so to speak. God will be elevated amongst His people above the din of the world and beyond our circumstances. He, and He alone is our exceeding great reward.” “This is eternal life, that you may know Him.” He shall be known to a people who draw near to Him in the beauty of His holiness. In His presence we will know the height and the depth and the fullness of Him and we will be ruined for all of this world and we will never be the same, we will never be the same and then we will indeed be a sweet savour to our Lord and to our God.

As we come into this place of fullness before Him, then the persecution will increase upon God’s people, in fact the enemy of your souls will do everything in His power to destroy such a people, such a fragrant army. Yet, what can he take from us, a people dead to ourselves and alive to Christ. He may be able to take everything from us, but he cannot take our freedom in Christ that was wrought for us at the bloody battle-field of Calvary. We will be a people who will have learned to be content in every situation, a people who know that no matter what comes at them, that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. The worldly Christian believes this Scripture to be a magic phrase that allows them to pursue the desires of their own hearts, as they believe the” and all these things shall be added unto you,” means that they will have material things, yet this is the song of the martyr.

The man or woman of God can walk through any fire , any furnace, any trial or tribulation and know that they can do all things in Him. Why do they “know,’ this? Because they “know,” Him and they have stood in His presence and cried “Holy.” And they know that they can count all loss as mere rubbish because no matter who they are or what age they are , they know that their lives are but a vapour and they will soon join a mighty throng around the throne from every tribe and every tongue and every nation and will cry out night and day “Holy ,Holy, Holy is our Lord God almighty.” A new song, a new song, sung as one by the priests of God for all eternity. And all of these light and momentary afflictions will be swallowed up in the glory of the unadulterated presence of the living God that is beyond what our minds can comprehend, for it is written……”Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. “

2 Responses to “The Priesthood”

  1. Robert Taylor said

    Brother Frank….My oldest daughter just graduated from 3 years of bible college down in the state of Durango. It wasn´t my desire for her to go to bible college, but as she is over 18 years old, and insisted on going, i gave her my blessing. My family and i went down there one time to visit her, and while walking along the campus there there was a person approached me, and said. “I hear you are a missionary”. I said “Yes, what can i do for you”. She said. “I am a teacher here at the college, and i want you to pray for me because i know that missionaries have a lot of faith” I said, “what is the nature of your prayer request”, she said, “I don´t have any faith, i am an un-beleiver”. I was stunned, i was absolutely speechless. I re-gained my composure, and said to her. “But, you are a teacher here at a bible college, and you are telling me that you don´t even beleive?”. She said, “That´s right. I teach the bible but i have absolutely no faith at all, pray for me.” This was my indoctrination into just what you are talking about here brother Frank. A gilded example of the blind leading the blind. Blind teachers turning out blind preachers. My daughter saw the foolishness being proclaimed at that college. She already had a very good bible education before she even enrolled in that abomination, and she got her education merely from studying her bible at home, and letting the Holy Spirit do his work.
    You have written a very good article here. My prayer is that many will read it, and ponder on it.

    • appolus said

      How tragic brother. Much of what is taught in Bible schools is merely academic. I am sure there are many wonderful Christians in Bible schools all over the world, but its kinda like a person going to Washington with ideas of changing the system, they will merely get crushed by the machinery of the system, swallowed up. We need nothing more than His Spirit, His calling, his teaching, His leading and His guiding. Can He use others in this process? Yes, but first and foremost we need to sit at the feet of the Holy Spirit as He teaches us. Men boast of schools they have been to, whether it is Notre Dame or Oxford or Yale, yet there is a fragrancy and a beauty from those saints who have sat at the feet of God Himself. Glory to God, a begger such as I was taught and is able to sit at the feet of the Almighty as He opens up His word to me. Now there is something to boast about. One who has sat at the feet of God, speaks as one who knows, not as one who is regurgatating information. We are called to bear witness to what and who we know, we are eye witnesses to Calvary and a changed heart. The world needs to hear this, not information………brother Frank.

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