Sunday – 10th August 2014

Royalties are born

And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the LORD has chosen, that there is no one like him among all the people?” So all the people shouted and said, “Long live the king!” Then Samuel explained to the people the behavior of royalty, and wrote it in a book and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house. And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and valiant men went with him, whose hearts God had touched. (1Samuel 10:24-26)

Royalties are born, not made. Yet, Christians are described as “Royal priesthood”. We are called to be “kings” in this world we live in. Obviously, we have acquired royalty by virtue of our new birth – in Christ Jesus. There is a change in identity, in our spiritual DNA, when we are born again. What priviledge! What honour!

“Samuel proclaimed Saul would be king. As the one chosen by God, Saul would carry the mark of royalty, something one is born to beyond deserving or ability. On earth, royals are ‘born into’ royalty regardless of deserving or ability; and the person who is born again is ‘born into’ a royal priesthood regardless of deserving or ability. The Lord does it through them.   

It’s what we see in those around us. The Lord places gifts in each one. And each one carries a royal mark, expressive of kings—the behavior of royalty! Each has particular gifts and callings plus a sovereign design for the release of those gifts through them—naturally, instinctively, gracefully, and for the benefit of many.

Expressions of the supernatural gifts God entrusts to us are our most joyful faith experience. Giving of ourselves into His purposes to bless the whole world means we envision greatness for those the Lord sends us to bless. Our perspective is above the crowd – visible, favored, blessed!

It’s because we are kings, carriers of the heavenly element, on assignment to produce Kingdom life . . . chosen!”

Adopted from Shirley Weaver’s Devotional