Dare our New Testament Church and its Diaconate, living as they do in times of greater religious illumination and far more economic prosperity, ever attempt anything less than the above? Not likely!
JESUS CHRIST IS OUR MODEL PRIEST AND DEACON
Jesus is our model Priest and Deacon. The Saviour is simultaneously and overlappingly our great Prophet-Priest-King.129 Focussing here only on His Priesthood, we need to see that He was a human priest not only while on Calvary,130 but also lifeling before Calvary131 and everlastingly after Calvary too.132 And at all three times, He not only restores the Adamitic priesthood of all believers,133 but also advances it to the highest heavens.134