As you come to Him, the Living Stone---rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him---you also, like living stones are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1Peter 2:4-5
These verses of the Holy Scripture are pertaining to TRUE BELIEVERS, who come to Christ for fellowship with Him on a daily basis. It is an intimate relationship of communion with their Lord.
The first step in practicing holiness is a healthy relationship with Jesus Christ, who is the Chief Living Stone, who was rejected by humans. He is a Stone that is LIVING and He gives LIFE to others. People can enter into an intimate, personal relationship with this LIVING STONE and become a LIVING STONE also.
When people become LIVING STONES they are placed on the Chief LIVING STONE, or the CORNERSTONE, and are being built into a spiritual house. The body of Christ is the Church. In Ephesians 2:22, the Apostle Paul says: “And in Him you too, are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.”
We not only become LIVING STONES, but we are also a ‘HOLY PRIESTHOOD, who offers spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God, through Jesus Christ. We need no mediator, other than Jesus Christ, in order to come into the presence of the Almighty God.
Praising God and ministering to others are living sacrifices, that are acceptable to God, but the ULTIMATE LIVING SACRIFICE is giving of our self to Him for His service. In order to be ACCEPTABLE to God and to have an intimate, personal relationship with His LIVING STONE, Jesus Christ. We must initially come to Him for the SALVATION of our souls, you do that by: Coming to Him with a TRULY REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE, in Heaven making intercession for you, before God then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a LIVING STONE that is placed on the CHIEF LIVING STONE, Jesus Christ, and built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!