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Scripture: 1 Peter 2: 5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter!

Happy New Year to Moment of Daily Encounter family. Indeed 2021 was a fulfilling year for those that remained with us and 2022 shall be greater in the name of Jesus.

Today is an introduction to the theme of the month.

We understand from the scriptures that the duty of the priest is to burn incense;

Luke 1: 9. According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

Although God desired the entire nation to be priests unto Him (Exo.19:6), but they disappointed God in the matter of building the golden calf and committed whoredom.

When Moses returned from the mountain and asked, “who is on the Lord’s side”, it was only the children of Levi that were on the Lord’s side(Exo.32:26).

Hence, the tribe of Levi became the only tribe to stand in the office of the priest. And the first man to serve in that office was Aaron(Exo.40:13-15).

However, by redemption, every believer is now granted the privilege of priesthood(Rev.5;9,10):

Revelation 5: 10. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Does that nullify the office of a teaching priest? No, of course not!

This explains why God still calls men into that office today;

Ephesians 4: 11. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: –

The one singular role that we are to play as priests therefore is PRAYER!

And this is not to nullify the established teaching priest that has been called into the office of a teaching priest, or to assume we are all equal as priest.

Why is prayer the priesthood ministry of the believers?

It was customary for the priest to offer incense upon the altar.

The Bible said:

Luke 1: 9. According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

Our anchor scripture made us understand that we are redeemed to offer spiritual sacrifice which is incense.

We also know that incense according to scriptures represent PRAYER (Rev.8:3,4).

Hence the primary priesthood role of the believer is to offer incense which is PRAYER!

Beloved, join me all through the month of January as we journey through the Bible, looking upon the Monarch of the universe to beam His light on this noble profession called Prayer which is the priesthood of the believer.

So fasten your seat belt by opening your heart to the word of God daily on this platform Moment of Daily Encounter and you will be richly blessed.

Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. The decision to spend eternity with God begins by surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus! Do so today.

Prayer points:

– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I received grace to stand in my office as a priest in the name of Jesus.

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy year 2022 will favour you in no small way in the name of Jesus.
-I declare this year shall be a year of supernatural recovery for you and your family in the name of Jesus

From your brother Alex
God bless you
Happy New Year.

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