My dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, I want to call you to attention to who God has called you to be.
Revelation 1:6 says that He “has made us kings and priests to God and Father.” Because of what Christ Jesus did for us on the cross, we are now kings and priests to God. This gives us our perspective on our authority and duty in this kingdom of earth.
We have delegated authority, His authority, and power to extend and administrate His rule on earth. We are privileged to have this because the Israelites who were in this position were held to very strict guidelines as being priests.
For us to know what this power and authority is, we need to look at God’s rule. And to see this we look directly at Jesus Christ who was a living example of our rule and authority here on earth.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.1 Peter 2:9,10
I wanted to start with this scripture in 1 Peter chapter 2 and break this down for kingship understanding! Because in this scripture holds the key to just who you are in Christ! It’s such a beautiful scripture!
We are chosen: The biblical priests of the old testament had to be a chosen bloodline to be accepted as a priest. Today we stand in the bloodline of Christ Jesus as an heir to the throne of God because of what He did on the cross, Hallelujah!
Royal priesthood: To be royal is to have royal power, reign, or kingdom. And this is the basis of our priesthood before the Lord. We have power through Christ Jesus, we reign with the Lord in heavenly places through Christ and God has given us a kingdom here on earth to reign over. But also an eternal kingdom with Him, which we all look forward to!
A holy nation: we as children of God are a nation or tribe of people, and are therefore called to be holy as Christ Jesus is holy. (Lev 11:44) As a nation of kings and priests to God. We are to be set apart from this world and dedicated to the Lord who has sanctified us by the blood of Jesus.
His own special people- why are we considered special, those who are now redeemed by the blood? Because there is no creation like us! We who are now hosting the presence and Spirit of the living God are a special people. Animals, demons, the sky, and the heavens were not formed as we were in Christ. We are a special breed (creation) unlike any other creation of the living God.
Proclaim the praises of Him: We are all these things listed, but why? So “that we may proclaim the praises of Him, Jesus Christ. We are priests so that we can give honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ and sing of His praises due unto Him.
Who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light: the Lord is the unapproachable light as it states in 1 Timothy 6:16, yet we are carriers of this light of Jesus Christ because of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. The same light that reveals deep and secret things, He knows what is in the darkness and it is by His light that all darkness is revealed. Dan 2:22 When darkness is revealed by Christ it is then cast out in Jesus’ name! We are carriers of this marvelous light to be used in our priesthood.
It is up to us to walk worthy of our calling and this is done through the power of the Holy Spirit within. He is always helping us to transform our mind to the image of Christ, who was and is the one true King and Priest of every tribe, tongue, and nation!
I encourage you today to begin looking at yourself and your calling a little differently. Knowing that you were chosen, you are special, and that you are a king on this earth who has been given all power and authority. And you are also a priest unto the Lord, to share the gospel of Christ and set the captives free through Jesus Christ!
As I had mentioned in the previous blog kingdom power & authority, sounds simple when it is written down on paper or discussed in a conversation. But the understanding of this can only be given by the Holy Spirit. We must yearn in our hearts to have the Spiritual understanding, knowledge, and wisdom of the fact that we are kings and priests on this earth unto the living God.
As being such our lives, thoughts, words, and actions should all be in service and dedication to the Lord as was in the old testament. Our lives will begin to reflect His glory when we are truly giving ourselves to being priests and kings unto the Lord.
Without the understanding of this, it will only be knowledge and head knowledge at that. When we truly align our minds up with the word of God we will begin to walk worthy of our calling as kings and priests on this earth.
Taking all power and authority over those things that are at enmity against God and administrate His rule here on earth as Jesus did.
I pray that you would seek the Lord and begin asking Him to reveal to you your position as a child of God and that you would begin walking out your power and authority as Jesus Christ did. Remembering that Jesus came to set us free, but first He came to show us the life we are to live as sons and daughters of God once we became free!