Kings and Priests

And
from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the
ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and
has made us kings and priests to His
God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen
(Revelation 1:5-6).
  
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

(1 Peter 2:9).
  
We have two important positions
as believers. We are kings. And we are priests! Being a king doesn’t mean that
we whiz around with the pomp and circumstance of royalty having servants cater
to every whim and fancy. A king rules his
domain.
We have the spiritual authority of a king! Historically, a king’s
word was the bottom line in his kingdom. Where
the word of a king is there is power
(Ecclesiastes 8:4)! We are seated in heavenly places in
Christ Jesus. That means that He actually shares His authority with us! Demonic
forces must bow when we exercise our authority.
 
A king reigns with words.
The Father wants us to fill our words with His word! He watches over His
word to make it good! He is the King of kings! When we speak as a king, our
King’s power backs it up and brings it to pass! Jesus is Lord of lords. We are lord over our domain. And Jesus is Lord of us! We have spiritual
authority in our homes and families. We have the legal right before God to
command Satan to keep his hands off our lives! He must go with his sickness and
disease, with his poverty and lack, with his strife and rebellion, with his
depression and fear! We’re kings! Our words rule! The King of kings backs them
up! Exercise your kingship!
  
We are also priests before God. A priest represents others
before God. Jesus is our High Priest. He ever lives to make intercession for us
(Hebrews 7:25). As priests, we are to go before the Father on behalf of those
who don’t know their rights and privileges in Christ. We are to bear their
burdens, and be the go-between for them before God. We represent the weak, the
helpless, the fear-filled, the sick, the depressed, and the poverty stricken
before God in prayer. We ask on their behalf. Then, as the Father gives direction,
we go minister to them! And His power becomes available to set them free.
  
Exercise your rights as a king and a priest today. The
Father depends on you to help Him. We are laborers together with God!

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