From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: kings and priests
To: those that will stand in the dual office of king/priest.
. Revelation 1:5b,6. 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 for ever and ever. Amen.
. Revelation 5:10. …and hast MADE US UNTO OUR GOD KINGS AND PRIESTS: and we shall REIGN on the earth.
. Revelation 20:6. …but they shall be PRIESTS of God and of Messiah, and shall REIGN with Him a thousand years.
. the dual office of king/priest. like the four living creatures and the elders. like king David. like Yeshua Messiah. like the two witnesses. like the sons of God. like the sons of oil. like the sons of Zadok. like the sons of Israel. Joshua and Zerubabbel, Abraham and Melchisedek, Mordecai and Esther, the list goes on…
. the four living creatures and the twenty four elders are connected.
. Revelation 4:4-11. and round about the throne were twenty four seats: and upon the seats I saw twenty four elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold…in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne were four living creatures full of eyes before and behind. the first like a lion, the second like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth like a flying eagle; they rest not DAY AND NIGHT, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come; when those four living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to Him who sits upon the throne, who liveth forever and ever, the twenty four elders fall down before Him that sits upon the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things; and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
. Revelation 5:and I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb…and when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints. and they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast MADE US UNTO OUR GOD KINGS AND PRIESTS: and we shall reign upon the earth.
. the four living creatures and the twenty four elders are connected: in worshiping Him. in ruling with Him. when one group worships, the other group responds, and worships also. as one group. representing the dual office of king/priest.
. the four living creatures are created beings. Hertz comments that their form was essentially human. the number four speaks of creation in the earth.
. “the number twenty four is a multiple of twelve, expressing in a higher form , the same significance. it is the number associated with the heavenly GOVERNMENT and WORSHIP, of which the earthly form in Israel was only a copy. Moses and David ordered all things connected with the Tabernacle and Temple worship by direct revelation from God, and as a copy of things in the heavens…it was so with the twenty four courses of priests in the earthly temple; these were formed on the “pattern of things in the heavens.” E.W. Bullinger. Number in Scripture. It’s Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance. page 264.
. if you sit with Him, in and around the Throne, KING. where is the REIGNING done from? the Throne.
. if you fall down before Him, and worship Him, PRIEST. where is the WORSHIPING done at? the Throne.
. together, made unto God a KINGdom of PRIESTS.
. Exodus 19:5,6. 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:…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.
. 1Peter 2:4,5,9. Amplified and KJV. Come unto Him then, to that Living Stone which men tried and threw away, but which is chosen and precious in God’s sight. Come and like living stones, be yourselves built into A SPIRITUAL HOUSE, for a holy, dedicated, consecrated, PRIESTHOOD. to OFFER UP those spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable and pleasing to God through Yeshua Meschiach. but you are a chosen generation. a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a HOLY NATION. Gods own purchased, special people, that you should show forth the PRAISES of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
. kings and priests.