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The Priesthood and Land

We read in Joshua 14:4…

… they gave no part to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, with their common-lands for their livestock and their property.

Many in the dispensationalist camp still hold to a physical inheritance of land for the people of God. But can we get insight into this from the landless Levites of the OT? I think so.

Just as the Levites were the priesthood of the OT, so every believer is part of the priesthood of the NT…

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people… (1Pe 2:9)

As far as I know the regulation regarding the priesthood to not inherit land has never been abrogated.


About theologian

I'm a child of the King, my Father who is in Heaven, by the precious blood of His eternal Son, Jesus Christ. I am married with children and currently reside in Pennsylvania. I am a Pastor with the Association of Charismatic Reformed Churches (ACRC) working as an Urban Missionary in Chester, PA. Throughout my time in ministry God has also blessed me with opportunities for formal education by which I earned my terminal degree (Doctor of Theology) from New Geneva Theological Seminary in 2013.


5 thoughts on “The Priesthood and Land

  1. I preached from Zechariah 2 this last week. There God illustrates through a vision, a Jerusalem w/o walls. He goes on to say that many nations would be joined to Him. And that He would come to dwell among them. This points to a day where the city of God, the temple of God would no longer be formed out of brick and mortar made by hands. Rather, the people of God is His holy city and that we are the temple which, by the Spirit, He dwells therein.

    Posted by David McCrory | December 28, 2006, 6:00 pm
  2. Yes, and Hebrews 10:16 tells us that those heroes of the faith were looking for a heavenly country, a city prepared by God Himself.

    Posted by theologian | December 28, 2006, 6:10 pm
  3. amen, I used that and Gal. 4 as evidence of this fulfillment.

    Posted by David McCrory | December 28, 2006, 6:28 pm
  4. Interesting point in your initial post Larry. I think dispensationalists would associate the New Jerusalem and the point you make with the eternal state after the earthly millennium.

    Posted by Gomarus | December 29, 2006, 3:06 pm


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