Modern-Day Priests

“And [Jesus] made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”Revelation 5:10

Old testament priests exclusively served within the wall of the temple. They seldom stepped into the marketplace except to prophesy or warn/call out the kings of current or potential missteps. Their anointment was for the house of God whereas kings were anointed only for the marketplace… or so conventional “wisdom” had them believe.

Modern-day priests can indeed carry this same anointment for the faith mountain, yet also be a critical role that is available for marketplace impacters within their companies.

The modern-day priest anointment includes:

  • A clear, distinctive calling within faith mountain to build the church.
  • Grow a strong five-fold leadership ministry within their body.
  • Equip and grow the spiritual foundation and strength of their tribe.
  • Walk along side of their kingdom members as spiritual Sherpas.
  • Provide their kings with an apostolic covering for their marketplace mission.
  • Equip their kings to serve in the role of both a king and priest in their work.
  • Sever the traditional divisions of “clergy vs. lay leaders” while raising up an army of Spirit-led, Kingdom-focused warriors to invade and conquer their marketplace mountains.
  • Embrace their marketplace kings as far more than an instant cash machine but as a strategic partner in transforming the world for the gospel of the Kingdom.

Truth is – a business leader can walk in these same roles within their organizations.

May I be so bold as to challenge you with this – if you as a marketplace king are NOT walking in the role of both a leader and a spiritual guide to those around you, you are missing your calling.

For you have the power of Kingdom within you (Ephesians 3:20). And for many of your colleagues, your supernatural Kingdom power is the ONLY Kingdom power they may have speaking into their lives.

So, modern-day priests include both the heavenly anointed church leaders as well as marketplace kings who carry the Kingdom within the marketplace.

Today’s Revelation: Modern-day priests operate both within and outside the church.

Today’s ActivationTake a small (bold) step today in your anointed role of marketplace priest (even as small as praying for such boldness).

About Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim Harris serves executive teams who desire a breakthrough in strategy, innovation and teamwork. He has delivered hundreds of keynotes and business presentations around the world and is the author of numerous award-winning business books including Our Unfair Advantage: Unleash the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Business, The Impacter: A Parable on Transformational Leadership and Finding and Keeping Great Employees.

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