THE ROYAL PRIESTHOOD AND
THE HOLY NATION
February 7, 2012
Greetings! We hope this letter finds you in good health and in good spirits. Though our road is cramped and narrow, we can conquer because our Lord conquered. May you have peace.
We know that Jehovah has purposed a Holy Nation and a Royal Priesthood:
“And now if you will strictly obey my voice and will indeed keep my covenant, then you will certainly become my special property out of all other peoples, because the whole earth belongs to me. And you yourselves will become to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” – Exodus 19:5-6
“[Y]ou yourselves also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house for the purpose of a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. But you are ‘a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a special possession, that you should declare abroad the excellencies’ of the one that called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
– 1 Peter 2:5, 9
This series of letters is written to trace the development of the Holy Nation and clearly identify who we are and what are our obligations to our brothers, to the congregation, and to the world. So, let us take an in-depth look at Jehovah’s glorious purpose for a Royal Priesthood and a Holy Nation.
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“The Royal Priesthood and the Holy Nation”
Letter No. 1 A Typical Representation
Letter No. 2 A Shadow of Good Things to Come
Letter No. 3 A Turning of the Shadow
Letter No. 4 A Hazy Outline as Through a Metal Mirror
Letter No. 5 The Covenant for A Kingdom – the Royal Priesthood
Letter No. 6 The Triumph of the Sacred Secret
NOTE: Since writing this series of articles, we made some corrections: