Prophet priest – Jesus Filled These Roles While On Earth
Prophet, priest, and king. The first two of these roles are ones we should probably emulate while we are on earth. Read: Mark 1:21-28
When Jesus went to the temple to teach, many today miss the significance. Jesus was merely a child the first time, and a carpenter by the time this passage takes place. According to tradition, only priests anointed by God could prophesy in the temple.
Jesus Assumes His Role
Yet, when Jesus did this, He did it with the full authority of God even driving out an impure spirit from a man there. Jesus spoke and healed with authority, so people listened to what he has to say. The prophet and priest embodied within a simple carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth.
When confronted with people who act as though they have authority in spiritual matters, it is our duty to speak God’s word about His plans. We are to give His message, and do His work. Others may have authority in earthly matters, but do not keep silent for their sake. Instead we should speak for the One who has true authority over Earth and Heaven.
It is ultimately the job of the Christian to take on the roles of prophet and priest. Jesus’ last message on earth, The Great Commission, commands Christians to go and make disciples of all the earth.
Boldly Fulfilling Our Role as Prophet-Priest
Can we be so bold as to start a spiritual revolution by sharing God’s message with authority? Will we fulfill our roles as prophets and priests? Do we dare choose to truly emulate Christ on Earth?
“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” —Mark 1:22