What does it mean to be kings and priests?
Israel demanded a king. “Make us a king to judge us like all the nations”
Scripture 1 Sam 8:6
Revelation 5:10 He has made us kings and priests to our God, and we shall reign on the earth.
God designed us to desire to rule and reign on this earth. Gen 1 says we were created in his image. Fill the earth and subdue it.
It is not a bad thing to want to rule and reign unless it is paired with selfishness. This is why we died with Jesus, we were crucified with Christ, no longer do I live but Christ within me. So that our selfish nature does not rule and reign any longer.
So what does this mean to be kings and priests?
We represent the king of kings in his image and nature: love.
We are ambassadors for Christ, reconciling the world to God.
His kingdom is expanding through us.
Go into all the world and make disciples of all the nations.