Prophet, Priest and King
A prophet is a covenant lawyer
He pleads with the people, "Repent before God comes to destroy ya"
But he also pleads with our covenant God
To recall His promise and not punish His flock.
We see this in Jesus who’s greater than Moses.
The will of God for our salvation He shows us.
He involves God’s cosmic story.
He came to explain the name; the Father’s glory.
Cos as the Word He is Yahweh’s message.
but He does more than declare the Father’s blessing.
The God in flesh is the embodiment of His covenant love: awesome hessed.
Old Testament prophets were often screaming:
"Thus says the Lord", the Law they’re teaching.
But when Christ the Prophet’s preaching
No thus says the Lord cos God is speaking.
The Prophet bring God’s truth to His people
men are ignorant, in pursuit of their evil
The priest sheds the blood of the sacrifice
men are guilty, hopeless in the after life
When the king rules justly, peace abounds
but men won’t submit cos they seek his crown
All need a prophet, a priest and king
cos we're ignorant, guilty and deceitful beings
The prophet’s been exposing our need for God’s forgiveness
the Torah has convinced us there is no man that’s sinless
the Lord’s in His court and He’s abhorring the stench sends
a priest to intercede through some bleeding repentance
he’s bearing all the people on the front of the ephod
but keep calm cos in the holy place is where he meets God
every single year on the day of atonement
if there’s no shedding blood, then there’s no shalom kid
the final high priest offers himself one time
it’s done right, there’s no need to offer the Son twice
He incarnately has represented God to man
but didn’t flaunt it, when He entered in and walked the land
so now He’s honored up in heaven as the spotless Lamb
because He wanted, His bride, though it cost him fam
Christ is interceding, may His will be done
as we're submitting to our new King until He comes
It’s the only through the work of the greater high priest
That with the king sinners are able to find peace.
Let’s talk about this king and His righteous reign
how His rule is expressed in a wide domain.
Protecting His people, conquers the enemy.
To rebels He’s lethal; monstrous penalties.
Plainly stated; misbehaviors hate it, they're jaded.
The faithful elated; amazed with the greater David.
It’s prophesied in the text Messiah wouldn’t come to flex
but instead would die for His subjects.
Raised from the dead since He left from the earth.
Now the kingship of Christ is expressed through the church.
But don’t get it twisted, though the kingdom is slept upon
Invisible but at the eschaton it is physical.
When Christ comes with His strong heavenly crew
We’ll see the fulfillment of Psalm 72.
The Prophet bring God's truth to His people
Christ is the final word, none is equal
The Priest sheds the blood of the sacrifice
Christ died for his bride, cos he loves his wife
The king rules justly, peace abounds
Christ makes us willing to seek his crown
The prophet, the priest and the king unite
In the gospel of Jesus who is the Christ