10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reignon the earth.”
To begin with let us look in the Strongs Concordance at the word king. King 935 in the Greek dictionary could be translated as (a foundation of power), from 939 (walk, foot). So now we begin to see a deeper message unfold in Revelation 5:10 as it shines the light of revelation on scriptures such as Deuteronomy 11:24, Joshua 3:13, Joshua 14:9 and Romans 16:20 etc.
24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory.
3 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off, the waters that come down from upstream, and they shall stand as a heap.”
See the foundation of power in these scriptures? When God's people mature in His knowledge this is the power that belongs to the body of Christ! Satan has tried to cover this over.
9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’
20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
So Revelation 5:10 should read, “and made us a foundation of power (people) and priests (government) and we (together as Christ's body) shall reign on the earth.” Dominion shall be returned to mankind as in the beginning.
1 Peter 2:9shows the contrast.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood(government), a holy nation(people), His own special people(new species), that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light(see Psalm 102:18);
Isaiah 9:6-7 clearly shows the distinction between people and government.
6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given(Yeshua); and the government will be upon His shoulder(the body of Christ foretold). And His name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace(one God).
7 Of the increase of His government and peacethere will be no end(see the truth?), upon the throne of David(David's tabernacle – Acts 15:16-17) and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice(He rules through His government) from that time forward, evenforever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this(God is revealing His government and functioning through them to restore the planet. It is the unfolding of His plan).
11 And He Himself(Christ)gave some to be apostles, someprophets, someevangelists, and some pastors and teachers(His government, gifts to the people),
12 for the equipping of the saints(to bring to fruition His plan of restoration) for the work of ministry(so they can in turn help others), for the edifying of the body of Christ(to bring authority and power to the body of Christ to enforce His already attained victory to earth),
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man(restoration completed), to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ(the body of Christ in complete power and authority to renew, restore creation and establish the Kingdom of God);
1 Corinthians 12:28-29 proves not all believers are government.
1 Corinthians 12:28-29
28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, afterthatmiracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues(see it, we as vessels are all the same, but the gifting is quite different).
29 Are allapostles? Are allprophets? Are allteachers? Are allworkers of miracles? (The answer is no!)
1 Corinthians 12:17-20 shows us just how ridiculous the doctrine Priesthood of the Believer is.
1 Corinthians 12:17-20
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?
18 But now God has set the members, eachone of them, in the bodyjust as He pleased(not in the way man places them).
19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be? (The false doctrine Priesthood of the Believer has evilly hindered the body from coming together for years!)
20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body(head and body are one).
16 ‘After this I(Jesus)will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; Why?
17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, evenall the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things.’
18 “Known to Godfrom eternity are all His works(all a part of His plan to set creation back in order and set man free from the knowledge of Satan and his rule through the governments of man).
26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints (heaven fights hell through man).
27 To themGod willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: whichisChrist in you, the hope of glory.