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The hearts of those who experience something of their sinful unworthiness, and Christ's gracious salvation are won over to love and serve Christ. They are true Christians - Christ-followers. The more they receive of Christ's inward-working graces, the more they will reflect this in outward-working fruits.

Christ's work as Prophet, Priest, and King and the resulting fruits in the lives of true Christians are portrayed in the chart below.

CHRIST'S WORK REFLECTED BY GRACE IN THE WORKS OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN
Christ's Gracious Work
The Resulting Christian's Work
I. Prophet

Prophetical:
To confess Christ before man

II. Priest
A. Sacrifice

Priestly:
To present self as a living sacrifice to Christ's service

B. Pray

To intercede in prayer for others

C. Bless

To be a blessing influence in the lives of others

III. King
A. Deliver

Kingly:
To fight against sin

B. Protect

To guard against sinful temptation

C. Rule

To govern all things in life according to God's will/law

How is true spiritual life like a plant which grows roots inwardly and brings forth fruit outwardly?





 

This people have I formed I for Myself; they shall shew forth My praise.

- Isaiah 43:21

I beseech you therefore, -brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

- Romans 12:1

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquereors through Him that loved us.

- Romans 8:37

 




Why are the testimonies of true Christians, as prophets, priests, and kings, full of imperfections in this life?


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