Thursday, June 19, 2008

Prophet, Priest, and King

Olive oil was used to anoint:
  • the prophet, who delivers God's word
  • the priest, who is the People's representative to God
  • the king, who enforces God's word
The Spirit of the Lord anointed Jesus - Luke 4:18

  • while on Earth, functioned as prophet, delivering God's word
  • now at the right hand of God, functions as priest, interceding for the people
  • when he returns, will return as triumphant king, enforcing the righteousness of God

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