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Church, Priestly Kingdom, Thousand-Years


Having overcome the “beast,” Christians reign as a “kingdom of Priests” now and during the “thousand years.”

According to Revelation, believers are a priestly kingdom, present tense. By his death, Jesus has “loosed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father.” Already, saints that “overcome” qualify to reign with Jesus on his throne, “just as I also overcame and sat down on my Father’s throne.”

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Priestly Kingdom, Priests, Saints


In Revelation, disciples reign with Jesus and fulfill their royal role as “priests” who render service in his Tabernacle.

The self-sacrificial death of Jesus is THE foundation of the visions of the book of Revelation. And his death means the installation of overcoming believers to rule as “priests” in his domain. Already, he reigns already over the “kings of the earth,” and the outpouring of his lifeblood has consecrated his followers to become “priests” for his God.

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Crystal Sea, Lamb, Priestly Kingdom, Sealed Scroll, Throne

The Throne, Sealed Scroll and the Lamb (Rev 4:1 – 5:14)

The scene recorded in chapters 4 and 5 is the theological center of Revelation and sets the stage for all that follows.  Through paradoxical victory, the sacrificial Lamb is crowned sovereign over the Cosmos. The declaration of the Lamb’s victory leads into the opening of the seven seals, which continues into chapter 8. It is the Lamb who takes the scroll and begins to break open each of its seals. Continue reading “The Throne, Sealed Scroll and the Lamb (Rev 4:1 – 5:14)”