Revelation 1:6 – “He has made us kings and priests unto God our Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever! Amen.”
Imagine with me for a minute; You were born into the British Royal Family of the United Kingdom. Imagine that Queen Elizabeth is your grandmother. The lineage you were born into makes you royalty. All the privileges of the kingdom are yours. Because of your family, there are no worries or fear of anything. You were raised to know who you are and whose you are. I remember many years ago when the revelation came to me according to 1 Corinthians 6:20 – “You were bought at a price.” The truth that through the sacrifice of Christ, God paid for my life in full. He owns me. I am now His property. I belong to Him. Meaning that I am now His responsibility. And because of this, I have no worries or problems that He will not take care of. What a liberating truth!
Know who you are and whose you are.
This is what being in the family of God is meant to be! You are a son or daughter of the Most High God. You are family. You are of the Royal Family.
That is not to say that life does not throw challenges at us. We are still in the world. Jesus had to deal with temptation, pain, and disappointment. Hebrews 4:15 – “We have a high priest (Jesus) who understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testing that we do – yet He did not sin.” Just like with Jesus’ earth experience, life will not go perfectly. And just like with Jesus (because He knew who He was and whose He was) no matter what came at Him He had confidence that His Father was going to take care of Him. Through a relationship with God, you too can have complete confidence and assurance of the faithfulness of your Father.
I know that because of the coronavirus many peoples’ lives are being disrupted and tough times are very prevalent. If this virus has struck close to home and you are being affected by it, I want to encourage you with the faithfulness of our Father. Meditate on these verses that will bring faith and peace. Romans 8:14-17 – “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His own child. Now we call Him, Abba Father. His Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. And since we are His children, we are His heirs. In fact, together with Christ, we are heirs of God’s glory. If we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering (persecution).”
The Holy Spirit keeps us from being fearful.
It is so assuring to know that no matter what we experience, we share in Christ’s glory. This word glory here means – the same dignity and honor as Christ. Dignity and honor imply that you are a Royal Priesthood (1 Peter 2:9), you are a part of the Royal Family, an Heir to the throne. There is no trouble, no problem, no test in life that our Father does not have the answer and the solution to. This is our inheritance, our right as sons and daughters. Do not let your inheritance go to waste by not tapping into it.
My prayer for you today is that you will find the confidence and assurance of the Father’s love and approval as His child. Allow Him to take care of you. He is just a prayer away.
Pointing People to Jesus,
“On Earth as it is in Heaven!”