Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jesus Made Us Kings And Priests Unto The Father!

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

In the Old Testament, God promised to make the children of Israel a kingdom of priests if they obeyed the covenant and kept His Word: "
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel "(Exodus 19:5-6). Their becoming a kingdom of priests was preconditioned on their obedience to God's voice.

However, in the New Testament, the Bible says Jesus has made us kings and priests unto God:
"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 is not a promise, or something that'll happen in the sweet by and by; it's a present hour reality. Jesus has made us kings and priests unto God. But the question to ask then is, to what intent did He make us kings and priests?

Revelations 5:10 gives us the answer--He made us kings and priests to reign and to rule in the earth:"
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." The Message Translation renders it beautifully; it says "He has made us Priest-kings to rule over the earth." Jesus has made you a Priest-king unto God. That makes you a master in life. You have authority over the devil and the negative forces of the world.

Kings make decrees, not entreaties. That's why the Bible says "
Where the word of a king is, there is power:" (Ecclesiastes 8:4). Thus as a king and priest, your words are backed with divine potency. When you pray, issue commands as a king, and minister to God as a priest. Kings don't beg. Hence having the consciousness that you're a king and priest unto God will eradicate all beggarly prayers from your life.

Make up your mind to live up to your priest-king ministry! Walk, talk, live and pray as the king that you are. You've been ordained to reign and rule in the realm of life; therefore be bold to make decrees, for whatever you decree shall be established unto you.

Dear Father, I thank you for making me a king and priest unto you. I declare that I'm reigning in life and I'm excercising dominion in this world. As a king and priest, my words are backed with power to change negative situations. As I minister to you as a priest, and make decrees as a king, every word I speak is established unto me in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Rhapsody of Realities January 19, 2008
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

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