Psa. 110:4 The LORD has sworn
and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
after the order of Melchizedek.”
The supernatural nature of the heavenly ministry is critical for us to experience the power of a true Pentecostal Christian faith. Many Christians never think about the heavenly ministry of Jesus, they only think of what He did for us in His sacrificial death on the cross. It was the work of the cross that enabled Him to obtain His heavenly ministry. It is in His work today in heaven that brings us into the power of His presence. If you think back to the first day of the birth of the church, Peter is seen preaching to explain the source of the Pentecostal power that was filling those early believers. In that sermon he described the source of that pentecostal outpouring, “Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing”. That pretty much tells the story, our power to live supernatural Christianity is connected to Christ’s work in heaven today. Here is how Andrew Murray describes this eternal priesthood.
“Eternity is an attribute of Deity and of the divine life, and has its true existence only in the fellowship of that life. In God there is no change, or aging, or fading; He is all that He is in an ever-fresh, never-changing, youth. As some one has said: “He is the Ancient of Days, and yet the youngest of all, for He lives ever in the freshness of the eternal strength that knows no past.” The eternal life is that which always remains the same, because it is always in God. And when God speaks to His Son, Thou art Priest for ever, it not only means that the priesthood will never cease, but it points to what is the root and cause of this; it roots in the life and strength of God. Christ is become a Priest after the power of an endless life. Unceasingly, without one moment’s cessation, in unbroken continuity, He lives and works in the power of the divine life.”
So maybe your Christianity seems a little void of power and you seem to get stuck in apathy or even worse, falling into compromising lifestyles. If that’s the case take a look at Jesus, seated at the right of the throne of God. As you look to Him you may find yourselves caught up in the power of His presence.