The Royal Priesthood Part II: Stewards of the Mysteries of God
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. I Corinthians 4:1
God's priesthood of believers have been entrusted with the mysteries of the universe and of the kingdom of the Almighty. The revelation of His plan for man, the design of His spiritual house and the revealing of His Son Jesus Christ have all been given to His "Royal Priesthood."
Jesus asked His disciples, saying "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man am?" So they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." Jesus responded, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus answered him and said, "Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in Heaven." Peter received a revelation directly from the Father that Jesus was in fact His Son. The revealing of the "Anointed One of God" didn't come from an angel or word of mouth, it came through the voice of Holy Spirit speaking into the heart of man.
"To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.' Luke 8:10
STEWARDS OF KINGDOM SEED
"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God." Luke 8:11
Jesus, upon seeing Peter receive revelation from God about His identity told His disciples that the very foundation of His church was based on the revealing of His Father's word through Holy Spirit's ability to speak to man's spirit. The Royal Priesthood of God has been given stewardship over the seed of Heaven, the word of the living God.
Stewardship is the God-given privilege to manage and oversee the affairs of the kingdom on earth. The seed, God's word has been given to the priests to sow into the souls of men in order to further build up and expand the heavenly realm throughout the world. The foundation of God's assembly, the church is grounded on the word of God revealed and sown into the hearts of man.
The parable of the sower explains the mission of the priesthood to sow the word into the hearts of mankind in order to produce a harvest of souls for the Father. Jesus came to a nation of farmers and shepherds to speak to them in a language they understood and that is sowing and reaping. We are share croppers for Jesus in that we use the land that God owns to sow His seed in order to become sharers of the crop and co-laborers with the Father in the family business.
"I thank You, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Luke 10:21
THE SOWER'S REWARD
Then those who received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Acts 2:41
Jesus planted seed in His disciples for over three years and it took root and sprouted into a garden producing good fruit that in turn would multiply into a full blown harvest of souls. Jesus was the first seed to be planted in the earth, rising to become the first fruit in God's garden thus creating an organic tabernacle of souls. The disciples took the heavenly seed and sowed it in Jerusalem at Pentecost and three thousand souls were saved and added to the church of the living God!
The priests of God have been given the duty of sowing and reaping in the earth in order to build up and multiply the "Body of Christ." The body is Jesus in the earth, a revelation in itself, the "Bride of Christ" is the wife of the Lord Jesus and when there is intimacy between the wife and her husband Jesus, spiritual children are produced thus creating the family of God and expanding the lineage of Christ. The mystery of God and the kingdom are hidden from the world deep within the seed, the divine DNA of the Creator.
Supernatural sowers reaping kingdom rewards for eternity, the jewels and treasure of Heaven that we have the privilege of gathering for the Father. The stewards of the treasure chest and keepers of the mysteries of the kingdom of God. The Royal Priesthood, servants of the Most High, light bearers and possessors of the faith, endowed with the power and glory of Heaven, called to harvest the earth and establish the greatest kingdom in the history of the world!
For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Gory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." And we heard this voice which came from Heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. II Peter 1:17-21
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