God says that you are a priest. Now depending on your background, that may be scary or confusing. Scripture is saying that the two benefits that priests have are now available to everyone who is a believer.
In the Old Testament, priests did two things:
They had the right, privilege, and responsibility to go directly to God. They could pray and talk to God, worship, and fellowship with God. Everybody else had to go through a priest.
The priest had the privilege and responsibility of representing God to the people and ministering to the needs of other people (serving). Those are the very two things that are true of you when you become a believer.
The Bible says that when Jesus died on the cross, there was a veil in the temple that separated the Holy of Holies, where God’s Spirit was from where man was. Only priests could go behind that veil once a year. When Jesus died on the cross, God ripped that veil from top to bottom, symbolizing that there no longer was a barrier.
You now have direct access to God. You don’t have to pray through anybody else. You don’t have to confess through anybody else. You don’t have to fellowship with God through anybody else. Read your Bible, talk with the Lord, and fellowship directly with him.
You also by the same mind of the priest now represent God to the people that don’t know God around you; at your work place, in your family, in your community, and every other place. Use this access to your advantage by praying for the people that God has put in your care and forward their petitions and needs before God in prayer.
SCRIPTURE READING: Revelation 1:6 KJV And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Father, I pray for the boldness to best represent you to my environment that doesn’t know you in the name of Jesus