Are You a King or a Priest?

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Rev 1:5-6

The Kingdom of God is not that difficult to understand and walk in. God created the Kingdom to be simple, practical and eternal. To start operating in the Kingdom, you need to have a revelation of what your role is in the Kingdom. The good news is that there are only two roles that you could possibly fill; either you are a King or you are a Priest.

The issue that we have had is that we have experienced a general lack of knowledge about this foundational truth of God’s WORD. The WORD says that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law (the WORD) of thy God, I will also forget thy children” (Hosea 4:6).

In other words, what you don’t know can and does kill you.

A King who operates as a Priest brings destruction on himself (1 Sam 13). The office of a Priest is a holy office, the Priests being chosen by God himself. A Priest does not choose to be a Priest; in fact, he may try to run from it for years. But because it is God’s sovereign choice, you can never get away from the calling of God. I have watched over the years as satan has tried to lessen the importance of this office, either by filling it with men who are not called to be Priests or by spreading egalitarianism in the Body of Christ. Simply put, if you are called to be a King and you take on the office or the actions of the Priesthood, the WORD promises trouble will come to you. If you are a King who operates outside of the relationship that you should have with a Priest, inevitably you will misspend the provision that God has placed in your hands, fight battles outside of the choreographic move of God and never see the favor that the Kingly anointing should bring to your life.

On the other hand, a Priest who operates as a King brings confusion, frustration and ineffectiveness on himself.  If you are a Priest that chooses to act as a King, you will chase provision to your own hurt. You will experience severe frustration at the lack of provision for fulfilling the vision that God has given to you. And ultimately, the distraction of money will completely cripple your ability to carry out your mandate on this earth.

So you see, we need each other desperately but we need each other to know and operate perfectly in the roles that God has chosen for us. Kings are called to conquer but they need the revelation and blessing of the Priests in order to war effectively. Priests are called to manage the affairs of the kingdom but they need the Kings to conquer and bring to the Kingdom of God the spoils from the secular world.

At this stage, we have found that the single most important thing that we should seek as Kings and Priests in the Kingdom of God is revelation knowledge. God created man to operate by revelation, God speaking to and revealing things to man. When man fell, he fell from revelation to information and has attempted to get back by education. But education and information cannot bring about revelation (1 Co. 2:13). Flesh begets flesh, logic begets logic and spirit begets spirit.

So, how do we get revelation? If you are a King, you can get a limited amount of light by studying and praying on your own. The Holy Spirit will teach you and lead you into truth. But it was never God’s intention that Kings should be able to operate independently of his Priests. Some quote the verse in 1 John that says that “you have no need of man to teach you” as proof that we do not need Priests today or that we are all priests. But John was speaking directly to a heresy that was affecting the church in those days, the error of the Gnostics. John was saying that you have no need of the secret teachings of mere men, even the youngest Elect has more spiritual understanding than the wisest carnal man.

Revelation is given by God to his servants so that they can teach and build up the Body of Christ here on earth (Eph 4:8-13). How do you get revelation? Get yourself into an ekklesia that is teaching revelation knowledge of God’s WORD. There is simply no substitute for this. If the Spirit of God is not present in the meetings, giving revelation that transforms your thinking every single week, run. As a King, you need that revelation knowledge so that you will be fully equipped to live in dominion over this world system. Without it, you will just spin your wheels and lose your rewards.

So let’s look at a brief overview of what the job duties are for Kings and Priests inside of the Kingdom of God:

It is the job of the Priest to:

  1. Do service in the temple, or church building (We call them Embassies of the Kingdom of God). To teach, train, offer communion and baptize.
  2. Care for the house of God.
  3. Care for widows, orphans and the strangers.
  4. Receive the tithes and offerings from the people and use them in Kingdom business.
  5. Speak blessings over the Kings before they go off into battle.
  6. Hear the direction and timing of the move of God.

It is the job of the Kings to:

  1. Fight battles against the enemies of God.
  2. Gather the spoils of war. Satan wants control over the resources of this world so that suffering will not be alleviated. The more money his kids have, the less that can be used to end suffering on this planet.
  3. Bring tithes and offerings to the Priest. It is the job of the Kings to protect and provide for the Priest that God has given to them. God calls it theft from him to withhold tithes to support the Priest (Mal 3:7-12).
  4. Govern the secular affairs of the Kingdom.

This is a brief overview, we are teaching it much more in depth in our services. But this should give you a good start in knowing your role and beginning to walk in it. If you want more teaching on this, attend one of your local Isaac’s Wells. If there is not one near you and you would like one, simply write to us and we will see about starting one. So far we are running Embassies in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. You can also become a partner with us and get special monthly teachings and access to sermons.

So, get out there and build Kingdoms, my friends! That is indeed your birthright!

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