A Priesthood of Believers!
And you shall know, recognize, and understand that I have sent this [new] decree to you priests, to be My [new] covenant with Levi [the priestly tribe], says the Lord of hosts. My covenant [on My part with Levi] was to give him life and peace, because [on his part] of the [reverent and worshipful] fear with which [the priests] would revere Me and stand in awe of My name. The law of truth was in [Levi’s] mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness and turned many away from iniquity. For the priest’s lips should guard and keep pure the knowledge [of My law], and the people should seek (inquire for and require) instruction at his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:4-7
“A priesthood of believers”--YES!
Indeed. You’ve shown it and will rise to any level you are called to, no matter the price. I’ve known you all quite awhile now :) and have Seen it.
I worded it that way because “every day” is not the day to be armed to the teeth storming the gates of hell with neighbours and coworkers.
Some days we are “ambassadors of Christ as if God were making His APPEAL through us.” Some days we are learners and watchers and pray-ers. Some days we’re just enjoying the blue skies and flowers that Abba made for us.