THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2018
PRIEST, KING, PROPHET
January 28, 2018
We are destined for greatness, as we partake of the mission
and ministry of Jesus himself as priest, king and prophet.
be a priest is to come into the presence of God to give Him
worship. “Let us come before him with a song of praise”
(Ps 95:2a). Our God is a great God. “For the Lord is
a great God, the great king over all gods” (Ps 95:3).
He is the awesome Creator of the universe and owns all things
in it, “who made them, formed them by hand.” (Ps
95:5b). Our greatness stems from the greatness of God, as
we are to be like Him. As priests, we enter into His very
presence, acknowledging His dominion over us and over all.
“Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before
the Lord who made us.” (Ps 95:6). As priests, we are
His people, and pastor His sheep. “For he is our God,
we are the people he shepherds, the sheep in his hands.”
be a king is to be a servant of the King of kings. Like Jesus,
servant leaders are given authority over God’s people,
intended for them to care for the flock. Like Jesus, they
are to teach “as one having authority” (Mk 1:22b).
Kings are protectors of the people. They lead in the assault
on the enemy. This is especially true of spiritual warfare,
as kings help break the dominion of the enemy over people.
Like Jesus, they are to expel demons from people’s lives.
Jesus cured the demoniac, as he rebuked the unclean spirit:
“Quiet! Come out of him!” (Mk 1:25).
be a prophet is to speak for God, just as Moses did. If God
is speaking, then His people must listen. “A prophet
like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you from among
your own kindred; this is the one to whom you shall listen.”
(Dt 18:15). Prophets represent God in guiding, forming, correcting,
rebuking, leading, encouraging His people. They speak only
what God wants to tell His people. “I will put my words
into the mouth of the prophet; the prophet shall tell them
all that I command.” (Dt 18:18b). If people do not listen,
then they are ignoring not the prophet but God Himself. “Anyone
who will not listen to my words which the prophet speaks in
my name, I myself will hold accountable for it.” (Dt
be a prophet is a great privilege but also a great responsibility.
It is greatness to represent God, to speak His words, to guide
and form His people. As such, they are also accountable for
what they say. “But if a prophet presumes to speak a
word in my name that I have not commanded, or speaks in the
name of other gods, that prophet shall die.” (Dt 18:20).
we serve a great God, and we are called to do the very work
of God. We are to be priests, kings and prophets. That is