Kings and Priests
“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Rev 1:6 KJV)
The Saints of God are made both Kings and Priests. This is past-tense, showing that we are kings and priests now. We are intercessors to others.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” (1Pe 2:9 KJV)
We have an office to live up to. We can’t look and act like the world. We are set apart from the world. We are in the world, but not of the world.
“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (Joh 15:19 KJV)
We are sanctified.
“14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
(Joh 17:14-17 KJV)
We are set aside, sanctified, to do the work of God – to spread His gospel, to bring others to truth.