I agree that the story seems to say the lordship of Jesus is the condition or one of the conditions under which the church, as a priestly-prophetic people, serves the interests of the creator God in the world. But I’m also concerned that the narrative-historical method creates a message for today that sidelines Jesus for all practical purposes. We can say he is lord, he is king, and he is reigning, but I can’t see how to show these propositions are relevant in the world in which we live.
In response to one of my earlier comments on your post about Moses, the apostles, and transformation, you said Jesus judges and protects God’s people. How do you see this playing out today?