The Priesthood of Humanity

From  September 16, 2011

Genesis 2 says that God set Adam in the Garden in Eden to "tend and keep" it. Contrary to our modern assumption, God created Adam with much more than farming in mind. Adam's primary created purpose was that of a priest - ministering to God in a sanctuary.

Rightly understanding Adam as the model for all of humanity's created purpose as priests brings clarity to the reason for the increase of night and day prayer across the globe today.

From the assimilation of God into our worldview to the purpose of our worship, Josh develops and traces this biblical foundation established in Genesis in these notes, discusses how we have strayed from it, and ties it into incessant adoration of Jesus.

This teaching was given at the International House of Prayer Eastern Gate in Cranford, NJ in September 2011.

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Joshua Hawkins is a pastor, Bible teacher, and content creator for disciples of Jesus from College Station, Texas. He co-hosts The Apocalyptic Gospel Podcast, a weekly audio show exploring how a first century Jew would have understood the Gospel. He's also an all-around tech nerd and enjoys road cycling.

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