And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof:for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:and we shall reign on the earth. Revelation 5:9-10.
One of the choices I make daily is that of either being the boss (Oga) or the servant (minister). It’s very interesting to be the boss as everyone bow to your opinion, character and personality without contest. It’s is however more rewarding being the minister who serves everyone first before self; moderating over diverse opinions to bring out the best from all. Kings & priests are the status granted by redemption in Christ.
The thought of being a king according to scriptures make some proud as they seek opportunity to humiliate or even exploit others who are regarded as subjects. Redemption enthrones us as kings and priests; royal priesthood in Christ. We serve others by the gift of grace and rewarded by the God of our salvation. I am a king and a priest unto our God to reign on the earth. I am not the Oga, I am the servant leader in my field of endeavour.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”1 Peter 2:9-10.
Kings are enthroned to reign over nations, a cities or a regions. Royalty is usually associated with the retinue of servants and support staff at the beck and call of those enthroned. Their word is law and he or she must be obeyed.
We are seated in heavenly places by Christ Jesus as kings and priests to God to reign in righteousness. This is a different kind of royalty, connected to the highest yet serving men by the grace of God and reconnecting back to God. There is no royalty greater than the most high, king of kings and lord of lords. We are totally submissive to the almighty and highest to reign on the earth. We reign in life by obedience to God and service to men; service is the reigning key.
God is still in control but we are in charge on the earth as royal priesthood.
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)” Romans 5:17.
Prayer: Father thank you for being the Almighty, higher than the highest; you have made us a royal priesthood to yourself to reign on the earth. Grace to serve we receive, wisdom to reign today we ask in Jesus name.