But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9
Christians are a kingdom of priests, so in order to understand what that means, let’s look at what someone had to do to become a priest in the Old Testament.
• The first thing the priest did was bathe from head to toe. This symbolized that he was saved (see Titus 3:5). When we are saved, we are bathed from head to toe in Christ’s cleansing blood.
• After his bath, the priest received a linen garment, which symbolized the righteousness that is provided by our Lord.
• Then he was anointed with oil, which is symbolic of the Holy Spirit.
How encouraging to discover God’s Word flowing from the Old to the New Testament to describe such essential details of the believer.
Have you been bathed in the cleansing blood? Are you aware you’re wearing a robe (the righteousness of Christ)? The Holy Spirit lives within you. As you go through your day today, be ever mindful: you are a priest—chosen, royal, holy, set apart for Him.