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(47) ... The ROYAL PRIESTHOOD Of The Believer In Christ

February 22, 2012

Today’s Church (at least here in America) is not functioning in the Biblical "Pattern" of the Early Church. In 1st Corinthians 14:26, the Apostle Paul addresses the issue of "what should take place" when Christians meet together in the name of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ.

1st Corinthians 14:26  - "My Brethren, when you meet together, EVERY ONE of you have something to help the other. One has a song, One has something to teach, One has something to share which God has shown to him, One has something in a tongue, One can tell the meaning of a tongue. Do all these things to help one another.”

The Apostle Paul makes it quite clear "that each" Christian is to have the "opportunity" of being able "to participate and share" when we meet together in the name of Jesus Christ. This is how the Body of Christ is "Built Up."

1st Corinthians 14:26 clearly gives us the "PATTERN" by which the Church is to "put into action" in order that the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" of Believers in Christ can be "Spiritually built up." This is part of the HERITAGE of Christians as the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" of Believers in Christ!

The Church "Pattern" that we have today (at least here in America) "DOES NOT ALLOW" for  1st  Corinthians 14:26 to take place in our Churches.

1st Corinthians 14:26  shows us clearly that "the Lord never intended" for just 1 individual, or 2, or 3 individuals to have CENTER-STAGE in the Church, week after week, month after month, year after year. 

It is evident that the Body of Christ at large does not have much of an understanding of how Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Shepherds, etc. "are to function" in the Church.

The Christian individuals whom The Lord has chosen for these positions are to function in the Church in such a way  that all or most of the attention is not being constantly focused on them. The very opposite is taking place today in our Churches.

Because of the MAINSTREAM Church "Pattern" that is functioning in our Churches today, Christian individuals who hold these positions are functioning in such a way, that  it  "promotes" a great deal of attention to be focused on them, week after week, month after month, year after year. 

This is the result of the Body of Christ not recognizing and implementing the ROLE  of the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" of "EACH" and "EVERY" Believer in Christ. The "teachings" of JESUS and the Apostles "DO NOT" "support" or "promote" "this type" of Church "System."

The typical of Church "System" that we have today is  ROBBING  the Body of Christ of the "RICH VIBRANT LIFE" that the Lord intended for "EACH" and "EVERY" Christian "to experience" when we meet together in the name of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ.

In fact, the type of  "System"  that is in place today DEFEATS the very purpose of the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" of the Believer in Christ.

The INPUT of "EACH" and "EVERY" single Believer In Christ as part of the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" is "VITAL" to the very HEALTH of the Body of Christ. 

We have "become so steeped" in the present day Church "Pattern" that is functioning today, that we think that this is the way that it is meant to be. We think that this is the way that it has always been, and yet 1st Corinthians 14:26  tells us differently!

The Institutional Church "System" has "in effect" Institutionalized the ROLE of the Holy Spirit!

A serious Bible "study" will reveal that the "doctrine of tithing" that is widely taught in our Churches today, IS NOT VALID for the New Testament Church.

It is very unfortunate that "this type of teaching has been responsible" for putting so many Christians under "unnecessary" bondage and "unnessary" hardships.

The question then becomes "How can the Institutional Church  "System" survive without tithes"? Well, "IT CAN'T."

This further proves the point that today's Instittutional Church "System" is not functioning in the  Early  Church  "Pattern" that the Lord intended for "His" Church.

This further validates the point that the Church needs to recognize that each Believer in Christ is part of the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" and "provide the setting" for the function of the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" of the Believer in Christ to take place when they meet together, as described in 1st Corinthians 14:26The Institutional Church "Pattern" does not provide this type of setting!  

Christians have been "BLINDED" by the Institutional Church "System" to such a degree that they do not understand their ROLE in the "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD" of Believers in Christ, and of how "VITAL" their ROLE is to the HEALTH of the Body of Christ!

To find out the Biblical 
Truth about "tithing," simlpy go to the internet and key in any one ot the titles listed below:   

The truth about tithing and the tithe Fact verses fiction!        


Exposing the tithe lie  -  Jack Helser


Tithing, robbing God by restoring the law of Moses - Ken Sublett

The tithe - is it still abblicable today?  - Lee Underwood   
 
Studies on the tithe  Vision Of The Church  

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