A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD
Each of My children are living stones used to build My spiritual temple. The chief cornerstone is My Son. The foundation of My church is built upon the teachings of My apostles and prophets. As living stones, you are to offer up pleasing sacrifices to Me; in fact, you are a living sacrifice. You are not only a priest unto Me, you are the sacrifice; so take care to offer up a life of worship that is pleasing and acceptable to Me.
I am not speaking of good works alone. I am speaking of the incense that comes from a pure heart of intimate worship. The longing for My presence. The desire to minister to Me first and foremost. Come before Me with thanksgiving and praise. Let your life, regardless of circumstances, radiate righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. This sacrifice of praise brings Me much honor and glory. My Son is your example in everything. He lived for Me alone, to do My will regardless of the cost. Intimacy with Me and obedience to the mission was His one desire. Let this be true of you as well, My child.
1 Peter 2:4-5 Living Bible (TLB)
4 Come to Christ, who is the living Foundation of Rock upon which God builds; though men have spurned him, he is very precious to God who has chosen him above all others.
5 And now you have become living building-stones for God’s use in building his house. What’s more, you are his holy priests; so come to him—you who are acceptable to him because of Jesus Christ—and offer to God those things that please him.
Psalm 118:22-23 Living Bible (TLB)
22 The stone rejected by the builders has now become the capstone of the arch! 23 This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous to see!