(1 Kings 12:31 ESV) He also made temples on high places and appointed priests from among all the people, who were not of the Levites.
(1 Kings 12:32 ESV) And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made.
(1 Kings 12:33 ESV) He went up to the altar that he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, in the month that he had devised from his own heart. And he instituted a feast for the people of Israel and went up to the altar to make offerings.
There are countless religious practices running rampant today. There is a world dying because of the self-ordained groups with their false messages that give no hope. We have not yet seen the end of the ways or the full fruit of these false representatives of our Most High God.
There is a world church that is being formed that is preaching a religion of convenience and tolerance. In it, you shall not have to sweat to go up to Jerusalem, or enter before the presence of our Father. In this world Church everything shall be easily accessible, and nothing shall be required of you.
The men who minister in its temples shall speak in soft conventional terminology without saying anything, but they shall not know God. Such men are not "Levites.” They are not God's priests nor anointed and called. There is only one true priesthood, it is comprised of all those who have been born again of the Spirit, and who are wholly cleaving to the Living God.
Where are the Elijah's of God calling out our nations to repentance? Where are the men of God who would dare stand against the high places established in the name of Christianity? When the Spirit of Elijah increases on the face of the earth we will see a holy spiritual war that will be unparalleled in Christian history.
(1 Peter 2:9 ESV) But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
(1 Peter 2:10 ESV) Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.