Are you currently reigning over every situation, circumstance, defeat, and failure in your life? Has your rightful place as king over your domain been usurped by a rebellious insurgent? Well, it’s time for a revolution!
Since you are a king and a lord in the Kingdom of God, (see my last post) you have been given a domain over which you are supposed to reign. Your domain consists of the entire realm of things that concern your life. This includes your health, well-being, mental stability, peace, joy, happiness, financial prosperity, possessions, property, and your family. Your domain includes all for which you have authority, influence and responsibility. And this is not limited to the physical world but also includes the realm in which your spirit dwells. . . . Continue reading
What kind of life does a king live? Think for a moment of the great monarchies throughout history and the prodigious opulence in which they lived. Imagine a life filled with abundance, glory, splendor, riches, and more than enough provisions for you and your family. Picture opening your royal court each day to men and women of great wisdom who advise and guide your every decision. Envision having your security safeguarded by a mighty army, willing to wage aggressive warfare against any enemy who threatened your borders.
Most of us in the western world don’t really understand this kind of royalty because it’s not part of our culture. But God has much to say about the order of dominion and rule in the universe. The Bible frequently uses terminology associated with the “kingdom” form of government, giving numerous examples of kings and queens throughout early history. During most of the Old Testament period, God’s people were living under some form of kingdom government. So it seems as though God has repeatedly called to our attention kingdom rule and dominion. In fact, He tells us that we are to live in a heavenly kingdom for eternity, complete with thrones, royal courts, a royal city, and the continual praising of the King.
So the history of God’s people is filled with kingdoms; and our eternity is to live in the eternal Kingdom. But where does that leave us now? Well, this is the interesting part: God tells us that we are currently living in a kingdom, but with a glorious twist: you and I are now kings and lords! . . . Continue reading