He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever & ever! – Revelation 1:6 NLT
Once we were helpless sinners, but now, as John explains in this verse, we are a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).
Once we served sin; now we worship and serve God. We are a kingdom of priests.
In Old Testament times, priests offered sacrifices on behalf of the people of Israel and stood as mediators between the people and God. Now we come directly to God through Jesus, and we offer ourselves and spiritual sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 2:5).
Once we were in Satan’s domain; now we are in Jesus’ domain.
Ephesians 2:2, 5 remind us that once we were followers of the prince of the power of the air—Satan—but our merciful and loving God made us alive together with Christ.
All praises to God!