Perhaps the most neglected idea in the New Testament is the declaration that every Christian is a member of the Royal Priesthood that God has created in Christ. Indeed, scripture calls us both "kings" and "priests". As kings, we can and should speak with royal authority both in opposition to everything that belongs to the powers of darkness, and in support of everything that lies in the Father's purpose. And as priests we have unfettered access to the throne of God, a constant right to approach the Lord freely and openly, to speak boldly, and to expect miracles of answered prayer. These two things - our royal authority, and our right to approach the throne of God - are constantly being attacked by powerful forces both from within the church and without. There is always someone saying either that you are unworthy to draw near to God or that you have no right to speak against sin, sickness, poverty, fear, or any satanic work. There is always someone trying to deny your access or to stifle your authority. But, if you are a Christian, then you should scorn all those false voices, and assert bravely that you are God's royal priest, and that no one in heaven, earth, or hell, can close the door nor silence your voice. This book is a call to Christians everywhere to a new understanding of their status as a royal priest, to understand what that means, and to apply it to daily life. Anyone who does so, will enter a remarkable dimension of spiritual liberty and of effective service for Christ and the church.
Royal Priesthood by Ken Chant was published by Vision Publishing in January 2013. The ISBN for Royal Priesthood is 9781615290727.