“As the host of heaven can not be counted and the sand of the sea can not be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me”
The prophet Jeremiah was echoing the “word of the oath” that we have looked at in Hebrews (Hebrews 7:28, 6:17-18), which was originally given in Psalm 110 regarding a coming Messiah Who would be both “Lord” (Vs 1) and “priest forever” (Vs 4). This is Jesus Christ, Who presently is our risen Lord and High Priest.
This word of prophecy from Jeremiah, I believe, finds its fulfillment today in you and I. Indeed, the entire body of Christ represents this great word. We are the descendants of David through faith, because Christ our Lord, Who has given us new life in Himself, is Himself a descendant of David (see Matthew 1:6).
We are also God’s new priesthood in this day “who minister to Me,” as our Lord said in this text from Jeremiah (See Acts 13:2, 1st Peter 2:5-9, Revelation 1:5-6).
Let us joyfully receive this blessing, of being a minister to our Lord today, and let us praise God that He has graciously created us anew in Jesus Christ, that we ourselves might be a part of this fulfilled prophecy, to serve Him and to minister to Him as priests. Bless His holy name!
Yes, let us joyfully yield to, and be embraced by, the reality of our priesthood to God, so that our Lord may indeed, in this day, “multiply” the number of priests in the body of Christ “who minister to Me.” This is clearly our God’s desire, to “multiply” the priesthood, even to the degree that we “can not be counted” and “can not be measured.” Oh may this be true in our generation, that we would, all in the body of Christ, awaken to God’s call for every one of us to be His Own “royal priesthood” (1st Peter 2:9).
Yes, give thanks to God in His presence today as His Own loyal priest. May the truth of our sacred priesthood to God rise up in this generation of Christianity so that our God may indeed “multiply” the priests “who minister to Me,” for God’s true honor and glory, for He is worthy of all praise from His entire blood washed and purchased kingdom of priests (Revelation 5:9-10) Hallelujah!