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, 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!