WHO ARE THE KINGS AND PRIESTS?"


WHO ARE THE KINGS AND PRIESTS?




Who shall be made kings and priests unto God? Will there only be 144,000 kings and priests of God who will rule and reign with Jesus as the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society teaches?

What does the Bible ITSELF teach us concerning WHO shall be made kings and priests unto God in the world to come?


Let us begin by reading Revelation 5:9,10.


“And they sang a NEW SONG, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10.  And have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”


The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society go to Revelation 14:1-3 because the 144,000 sing a NEW SONG which ONLY THEY can learn. And therefore to THEM the US in Revelation 5:9,10 are the kings and priest unto God who will rule and reign WITH Jesus because they sing the NEW SONG and thus there are ONLY the 144,000 in Revelation 14:1-3 who shall be made kings and priest seeing that they ONLY are able to learn the NEW SONG.


Revelation 14:1-3.


“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

2.  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

3  And they sang as it were a NEW SONG before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and NO man could learn THAT SONG but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”


Now when we focus only on these two passages of Scripture it certainly appears or SEEMS that ONLY the 144,000 will be made kings and priest unto God to rule and reign with Jesus based upon them singing a NEW SONG.


But is this what the WHOLE word of God teaches us?


Have you ever noticed that it says that no man could LEARN that song? So WHO is TEACHING then that NEW SONG? In another study called "WHO ARE THE 144,000?" I explain what I mean by the 144,000 will be LEARNING that NEW SONG DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus and that it will be the SAINTS or the kings and priests who will be the ones TEACHING the 144,000 that NEW SONG.

Let us look up the phrase “kings and priests” shall we, so we can see what the REST of God’s word has to say on the subject. When you do look up this phrase “kings and priest” for YOURSELF, then you will find this phrase “kings and priests” only two times in the entire Bible. One time in Revelation 5:9,10 which we have already read, and one more time, in Revelation 1:6 but let us read the CONTEXT of Revelation 1:6 by reading Revelation 1:4-7 so we can see more clearly to WHOM the Apostle John is speaking.


Revelation 1:4-7.


“John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

5.  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (To all my dear Jehovah’s Witness brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, does Jesus LOVE YOU? Has his shed blood WASHED your sins away? Of course, Jesus LOVES you and he suffered and died for YOUR sins the same as Jesus LOVES ME and died for MY sins. Now if you believe God’s word of TRUTH, his Holy Bible, then read the next verse to KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that YOU shall be made one of the kings and priest unto God just as I and every other faithful believer in Jesus shall be made kings and priest unto God)

6.  And has made US (Speaking of EVERY faithful believer in Jesus being the Christ, the Son of the living God who suffered and died for THEIR sins. So if YOU are a BELIEVER in Jesus then YOU shall be made one of the) kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

7.  Behold, he comes with clouds; and EVERY EYE shall SEE HIM, (Which means that the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has been LYING to you my dear brother and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ because THEY falsely teach that Jesus has already returned INVISIBLY way back in 1914 and a whole lot of other dates that they kept changing. So who are you going to believe MAN or God’s word of TRUTH?) and they also which pierced him (Shall also SEE Jesus coming in great clouds of glory): and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”


The ONLY people who will NOT be MOURNING and wailing are the true born-again faithful believes in Jesus as the Christ the SON OF the living God who suffered and died for their sins.

And EVERY believer in Jesus who is found to be that good and faithful servant shall be rewarded with ETERNAL LIFE at the COMING of Jesus and be made kings and priests unto God. We will rule and reign WITH Jesus over the mortals down on the surface of the earth, who survive the WRATH of God, to enter the Millennium in their mortal bodies to be taught of the Lord.

If you do not believe this to be true then read the entire New Testament for YOURSELF without the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society lording over you, deceiving you, that only THEY can interpret the Bible FOR you. If you know how to read then YOU can interpret the Bible for YOURSELF. Did not Jesus talk to the plain ordinary simple uneducated people?

Here are some verses from the New Testament to get you started in reading the Bible for YOURSELF to see if what you are being taught by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society is the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God as opposed to being deceived by those who HOLD back the verses that they do NOT want you to see.


Let us begin this study in God’s word by reading another passage of scripture from the book of Revelation which is describing the COMING of Jesus and what will happen when Jesus comes.


Please read Revelation 20:1-10.


“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2.  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3.  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, TILL the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that, he must be loosed a little season. (Ask yourself the question, is the Devil who is also called Satan still DECEIVING the nations right now in this present world? Yes of course he is. And that TRUTH of the Devil STILL YET deceiving people in this present world is yet another sound BIBLICAL piece of evidence as to why Jesus has NOT YET returned invisibly or in any other fashion. When Jesus returns EVERYONE will know it at the SAME time all over the world. No one will have to tell you when Jesus returns for you will SEE his coming for yourself with your own eyes)

4.  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5.  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6.  Blessed and holy is he that has a part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but THEY shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him a thousand years. (So then, EVERYONE who takes part in the FIRST resurrection which is AT the COMING of Jesus will be made kings and priest unto God and they will RULE and REIGN WITH Jesus for a 1000 years.)

7.  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

8.  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

9.  And they went up on the breadth of the earth and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.

10.  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.”


So then, ALL the faithful believers in Jesus who have died in the faith, whether their death is a natural death or whether they are martyred or Satan cuts their life short by oppressing them with a sickness. The dead IN Jesus Christ will be RESURRECTED AT his COMING and made priests and they will live and REIGN WITH Jesus for 1000 years. Now, obviously, if you live and REIGN WITH Jesus, that means you are a “king” even though this verse does not specifically say the whole phrase “kings and priests” but rather says,

they shall be PRIESTS of God and of Christ, and shall REIGN with him


So then, WHO shall be made kings and priests unto God to rule and REIGN WITH Jesus during the 1000 years? Go back and read verse 4 again.


Revelation 20:4.



“And I saw thrones, and (I also saw) THEY sat upon them, and judgment was given unto THEM: and I saw the souls of THEM that were beheaded FOR the witness of Jesus, AND FOR the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and THEY lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”




Now, seeing that a Christians will be beheaded or martyred for the sake of Jesus and the sake of the gospel, then obviously they must be RESURRECTED in order to LIVE and REIGN WITH Jesus.

So do you as a Jehovah’s Witness believe in the RESURRECTION which will take place AT the COMING of Jesus as this verse plainly teaches? Do you believe that you are a Christian? Do you believe that YOU will be resurrected?

Well if you believe those things, then WHY do you NOT believe that YOU will RULE and REIGN WITH Jesus in the world to come? I will tell you why. It is because the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has been LYING to you that is why? You have been dogmatically taught that ONLY the elite 144,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will be the ONLY ones to rule and reign with Jesus in the world to come. And that YOU will be one of the MORTALS down on Paradise earth being ruled OVER by the 144,000 elite Jehovah’s Witnesses.

You believe this because you have been WRONGLY taught that ONLY the Jehovah’s Witnesses shall survive the battle of Armageddon. And since ONLY the Jehovah’s Witnesses will survive, then it only makes sense that EVERY Jehovah’s Witness cannot be a king and priest to rule WITH Jesus because WHO will they rule OVER?


But what does the Bible ITSELF teach us?


If you still do not believe that YOU will rule and reign with Jesus in the world to come let us take a close look at WHO will be given JUDGMENT.


Read the first part of Revelation 20:4 again.


“And I saw thrones, and (I also saw) THEY sat upon them, and judgment was given unto THEM:”


Please read 1 Corinthians 6:2,3.


Do you not know that the SAINTS shall JUDGE the world? and if the world shall be judged by YOU, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3.  Know you not that WE shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”


So then, WHO are the SAINTS who sing the NEW SONG and also to whom is JUDGMENT given to be made kings and priests unto God to rule and reign WITH Jesus in the world to come?


Please read Psalm 149.


“Praise you the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a NEW SONG, and his praise in the congregation of SAINTS. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: (Israel is the FIRST chosen people of God) let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. (The children of Zion are the LAST chosen people of God. Now if you remember the words of Jesus he said that those who are first shall be last and those who are last shall be first. Jesus also warned the Jews, the children of Israel, that they would enter into the kingdom of God AFTER the publicans and the harlots speaking of the Gentiles who BELIEVE in Jesus as their Messiah. This means that Israel will NOT enter into the world to come as kings and priests unto God but rather there will be a REMNANT of Jews who will enter into the world to come in their MORTAL bodies. They will NOT be allowed to enter into the CITY of God until the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Please read Revelation 22:14,15. “Blessed are THEY that do his commandments, (Speaking of the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament) that THEY (Speaking of ONLY the faithful Christians obeying the teachings of Jesus) may have right to the tree of life (Eternal life), and may ENTER IN through the gates INTO the CITY.

15. For without (Or outside of the city of God down on the surface of the earth) are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a LIE.” (No LIARS shall enter into the kingdom of God. And WHO is a LIAR? 1 John 2:22, “Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. The Jews and the Muslims DENY that Jesus is the anointed of God who suffered and died for their sin so THEY who NOT receive eternal life AT the coming of Jesus. And THEY will NOT be allowed to enter into the Kingdom of heaven which is the CITY of God the New Jerusalem until the END of the 1000 years IF SO BE they be found WORTHY. So you do NOT want to be a MORTAL down on the earth DURING the 1000 year reign of Jesus.)

3.  Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

4.  For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

5.  Let the SAINTS be joyful in glory: let them SING aloud upon their beds.

6.  Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

7.  To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

8.  To bind their kings with chains (The principalities and powers of the air, Satan and his devils. And also those in power in the governments of the world), and their nobles with fetters of iron;

9.  To execute upon them the JUDGMENT written: this HONOR have ALL his SAINTS. Praise you the LORD.”


So then, IF you are a SAINT, meaning that if you are a true born-again Christian, then you will be given JUDGMENT at the coming of Jesus. Who is one of God’s PEOPLE whom he LOVES? And who are the ones whom the shed blood of his Son Jesus has cleansed their SINS? If you believe in Jesus then you are one of the children of Zion who shall be made kings and priests of God who shall sing that NEW SONG and who shall rule and reign WITH Jesus in the world to come over the mortals down on the surface of the earth. And it will be US, the SAINTS, who TEACH that NEW SONG TO the 144,000 sealed JEWS of the twelve tribes of Israel. Again, please read the study called "WHO ARE THE 144,000?"

Still not convinced that the SAINTS will be far more than just the supposed 144,000 elite Jehovah’s Witnesses.


Please read Jude 1:14,15.


“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints,

15. To execute JUDGMENT upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”


Well, I would say that TEN THOUSANDS plural of his SAINTS is far more than just the 144,000. The Greek word translated as ten thousands in the King James Version of the Bible means MYRIAD or an INDEFINITE number. And if you still doubt that a MYRIAD of saints is an INDEFINITE number based upon what the Watcher Bible and Tract Society has taught you that the kings and priest who will rule and reign with Jesus is a DEFINITE number and the number is ONLY 144,000, then please keep reading what the Bible ITSELF teaches us.

Now the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society paints a picture or gives the impression to those of you who are a Jehovah’s Witness that ONLY the 144,000 are the SAINTS who minister TO the LOWER class believers in Jesus who are the average Jehovah’s Witnesses.

But the Bible ITSELF does not teach this. Please read where the Apostles of Jesus are the ones who minister TO the SAINTS. Now the Apostles and disciples of Jesus are also saints but they never exalted themselves to lord over the saints like the elite of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society lords over their flock.


2 Corinthians 8:4.


“Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering TO the saints.”


Also please read Romans 15:25.


“But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister UNTO the SAINTS.”


So in TRUTH, the SAINTS are ALL the BELIEVERS in Jesus TO whom the gospel of Jesus Christ is ministered TO and NOT some ELITE group of Christians whose number will cap off when that number reaches 144,000 saints who CLAIM that they are the ONLY saints who ALONE have the authority to minister to the LOWER class of believers in Jesus.

Just simply read what the Bible ITSELF teaches for YOURSELF. Paul is talking to the CHURCH at Rome and says the following.


Romans 1:6,7.


“Among whom are YOU ALSO the called of Jesus Christ:

7.  To ALL that be in Rome, BELOVED of God, called to be SAINTS: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”


The words “to be” are not in the original Greek text so this verse LITERALLY reads To ALL that be in Rome BELOVED of God called holy ones or called SAINTS grace to YOU and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus anointed.”

So then, EVERY true born-again Christian is a SAINT according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us. Here is another verse of Scripture that bears witness to this undeniable TRUTH that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES in Jesus to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved is a SAINT.


1 Corinthians 1:2.


“Unto the CHURCH of God (Do YOU belong to the church of God? Is Jehovah God? Then you belong to the church of God, the body of Jesus Christ. Yes, Paul is talking to the CHURCH of God) which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified IN Christ Jesus, called to be SAINTS (Again the words “to be” are not in the Greek text and this verse should read “to THEM that are sanctified IN the anointed Jesus CALLED SAINTS”. That is what the Bible itself calls true Christians. We are CALLED SAINTS in the Bible. Every believer in Jesus as their Messiah is called a SAINT along), with (THE) ALL that in EVERY place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:”


So then, if YOU, as a Jehovah’s Witness, have called upon the name of Jesus to be saved then YOU are a SAINT who shall be given ETERNAL LIFE and be made a king and priest unto God to RULE and REIGN WITH Jesus in the world to come over the MORTALS down on the surface of the earth.

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has been teaching you FALSE doctrine so YOU need to share with your leaders the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. BUT BEFORE you do that get the names, the addresses, the emails, and phone numbers of every member of your Kingdom Hall fellowship and as many other fellowship halls so that you can share with them as much of the truth of the whole word of God that you can before you get SHUNNED. Because after you are shunned for just merely sharing the TRUTH with them you will no longer be allowed access to that kind of information. You will be dead to your family and to every other Jehovah's Witness. You will be an apostate to them simply because you QUESTION the teaching of the Watch Tower which CONTRADICTS what the Bible ITSELF teaches.

Please read these other studies in God’s word that I have written for YOU, and all my dear Jehovah’s Witness brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, so that your eyes of understanding will be opened to see and understand the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God and so that you can share the truth with as many of your family members and friends who are Jehovah's Witnesses as you can before you are shunned.


“WHO ARE THE 144.000?”


“HAS JESUS ALREADY RETURNED?”



“IS THE 1000 YEAR REIGN OF JESUS LITERAL?


“IS SHUNNING BIBLICAL?”


“IS JESUS MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL?”


“DID JESUS DIE ON THE CROSS?”


“DO CHRISTIANS GO TO HEAVEN OR NOT?”


“WATCHTOWER JEHOVAH’S WITNESS TRUTH!”


“IS JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY?”


“IS THE DOCTRINE OF SOUL SLEEP BIBLICAL?”


“WHAT IS THE ONE TRUE CHURCH?”


“IS JEHOVAH GOD’S REAL NAME?”




Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark.

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