Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 7:11 (KJV); If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
The Melchizedek Priesthood is a better and superior order of the Priesthood to the Levitical one. The Melchizedek Priesthood achieved what the Levitical could not because, by it, Christ became the perfect atonement for our sins. The coming of Christ ended the Levitical Priesthood.
Under the new covenant, priesthood is not based on physical ancestry. This also means that ministry is not hereditary in nature.
Sadly, in our day, there are ministers of the gospel who have a levitical perspective on ministry.
I have known pastors who attempt to push their children into ministry as their successors and try to shape them accordingly, treating the priesthood as though it is a monarchy or an order of generational ancestry that has to be passed down through blood.
Oftentimes, this is done without teaching children the fundamental principles of how ministry is built.
While it is an honourable thing for a minister of the gospel to pass on a mantle to his seed, there is an order in God by which this is achieved.
Our children must know God for themselves, be taught by Him and have personal experiences of Him. The mere fact that a parent is a minister of the gospel is not a guarantee that their child is qualified to follow in his steps in ministry or in the priesthood.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 22:6, Isaiah 54:13
GOLDEN NUGGET: Our children must know God for themselves, be taught by Him and have personal experiences of Him. The mere fact that a parent is a minister of the gospel is not a guarantee that their child is qualified to follow in his steps in ministry or in the priesthood.
PRAYER: Loving Father, we thank You for this revelation on Your order of Priesthood. We look beyond the levitical, to what we can do through our own acts and to what You have done through Christ. It is by this wisdom that we teach our children to seek You and know You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.