The word priest occurs numerous times in the New Testament and is always referring to an Old Testament priest, except in Hebrews where it refers to Christ as our "high priest". The word doesnt appear in any of Paul's epistles unless one believes that Paul wrote Hebrews. In the book of Revelation the word priest appears three times. In Rev. 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. In Rev. 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And in Rev. 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. To whom was the writer of Revelation referring to when he used the word priest in these verses?