The Judeao-Christian Priesthood the eternal Melchizedek Priesthood [comprised in part of the promises, priesthood, holy feasts, covenants, laws, adoption and glory] is the framework for the interaction and a relationship between the Holy God and a sinful people.
Jews-Israelites: the Jews are to worship the God of their forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, be physically and spiritually circumcised, obey the Sabbath Rest [the Feast Day and the Commandment], look for the fulfillment of the Biblical promises of God, from their Prophets – the Millennial Reign of the Messiah, the resurrection to come and eternal life or else they might not be Jews-Israelites.
Christians: the Christians are to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, be spiritually circumcised, obey the Sabbath Rest [provided in the finished Holy Week Ministry works of Jesus Christ], look for the fulfillment of the Biblical promises of God, given by the Jewish Prophets and the Christian Apostles – the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ, the resurrection to come and eternal life or else we might not be Christians.
Romans 9:4-5 Who are Israelites [governed by God, physical Jews and also the Judaeo-Christian Priesthood]; to whom pertaineth the adoption [becoming sons and daughters of God], and the glory [God’s plans accomplished], and the covenants [Old and New Testaments], and the giving of the law [commandments and instructions], and the service of God [Melchizedek Priesthood – Jesus the High Priest] and the promises [resurrection – eternal life]; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.
Holy Feasts – Sabbath
Sabbath: to partake in the Sabbath Rest [the first of the 8 Feasts (Leviticus 23:1-3) and Commandment – our rest in the finished accomplished works of God] is to be “Predestined” [appointed outcome] to receive the fulfillment of all the covenants, commands, feasts, promises, etc. of God. In other words to be partially a Child of God or to be partially in a personal relationship with God is to be eventually in an entirety with God as a justified, adopted Son or Daughter of God.
Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root [the Messiah] of Jesse [King David’s father], which shall stand for an ensign [banner] of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and His rest shall be glorious. ~ Prophet Isaiah
Isaiah 30:15-19 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye [Israelites] be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. … till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill. And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee. ~ Prophet Isaiah
Matthew 11:28 Come unto Me [Jesus Christ], all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I Am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. ~ Jesus Christ
Hebrews 4:9-11 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did [Genesis 2:2] from His. Let us [Christians] labour therefore to enter into that [trust in God] rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. ~ Apostle Paul
God bless everyone,
David Anson Brown