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What? Don't feel like a king in this world? Neither did the Lord Jesus Christ. He's been there, done that. And if the world treated him like the scum of the earth, it will certainly treat you likewise.

We Be Kings & Priests (Rev. 1:6)

 

"And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." (Revelation 1:6)

This verse is a continuation of the sentence before it, verses 4 and 5. Make a note: if you are a member of the seven churches (God's church), and the seven Spirits reside in you (God's Spirit), you are a king of this earth right now!  Why do I say that?  Because when we look at verse 6, we find the Lord hath made us - as in past tense - priests and kings unto God. What?  Don't feel like a king in this world?  Neither did the Lord Jesus Christ. He's been there, done that. And if the world treated him like the scum of the earth, it will certainly treat you likewise. But the world doesn't treat you so bad, you say? Do You get along with just about everyone? Hmmm, I wonder. The Son of God said, "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." (John 15:18-19) My friend, if you ain't got no enemies in this world as a believer (though you may have some for being a jerk), let me suggest you are just a religious hypocrite, a play actor like the Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, Baptists, Methodist, Mormons, Roman Catholics, etc. etc. etc, ad infinitum, ad nauseam. (That's fancy Latin for "and the list goes on forever and ever until it'll make you puke.") Friend, take heed if you are a member of God's church because there is no need, and no direction, to join yourself to another, especially the aforementioned state churches.

Listen: If you want to know how you, the kings and priests of God, are really treated in this world, you just have to look at your Saviour while he trod this terrestrial ball. The King and High Priest, Jesus Christ, was greeted by the Jew's high priest with spits and hits; entertained by Israel's Herod the king in mockery, and stripped naked by Rome's governor Pilate. Pilate also crowned him with thorns, enthroned him upright and nailed to a cross, and offered him a cup of sour wine to quench his thirst before he died of Roman hospitality. And then the gov's last courtesy was to pay the Lord tribute by presenting him a scepter - into his heart. So now you know what the world really thinks of the King of kings and the Lord of lords - and you too! And they are waiting to honor you in the same way if they get a chance.

One may ask, "If we don't rule and reign as kings and priests in this life, who will we rule and reign over in eternity?" The answer is simple: The rebellious who are imprisoned in the lake of fire forever. But that takes no time at all, because, there is no time in eternity. They'll just be simmering on the back burner out of sight, and out of mind, while we glory in the light of the Lord Jesus Christ.

God loves you.  Read your Bible.

 

Maranatha


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen