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Called and Ordained to be KINGS

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 1:6 KJV

It is possible to be born again and suffer attacks from the devil or be tossed about by circumstances and situations. You need to clearly understand your call and ordination to be a king. So many Christians do not find life exciting because they think they are saved just to escape hell. But God saved us and not just that, adopted us to sonship so that we should function as kings and priests.

Your salvation story and experience does not end after you are forgiven of your sins. There is so much more to being a child of God, a vital part of which is taking your place and reigning as a King under the KING of KINGS.

 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.

Rev 5:9-10 KJV

A King reigns

Your response to the Gospel was beyond an escape from sin. It was an ordination to kingship. The scripture above (Rev 1:6) is not a promise. It is a present reality. Your God and Father is the KING of Kings. He is not KING over the kings of the earth. That is not what that scripture is saying. He is the LORD who reigns over us who have been called to be Kings in His glorious kingdom.

How should this affect the way you live?

As a king, you have been called to reign or rule over all creation, sin and even the forces of darkness. Kings are not subjects. Your ordination as king gave you authority (the very authority of Christ) to reign over everything that is subject to God. You are ordained to reign over sin. As a child of God, if you live in sin, then you must have subjected yourself to it, for sin shall not have dominion over you (Rom 6:14) for you are not under the law, but under grace. And if because of ignorance you found it difficult to live holy, you need to come to the realization that you have the power to lay it aside.

Secondly, that ordination makes you a lord over Satan. God, in ordaining you as king gave you authority (remember, it is the authority of Jesus himself) over all the powers of the enemy. So when you identify the hand of the enemy in your territory, you can take charge and send him out. Stop his activities.

That same ordination empowered you to rule and reign over your flesh. They who will successfully walk with God must learn to reign over their flesh. The bible makes it clear that the desires of the flesh are contrary to and against those of the spirit.

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Cor 9:27 KJV

Like the Apostle Paul, you do not have to let your flesh rule or direct you. Your ordination as a king empowers you to reign over your flesh. Walk in the spirit and subject the flesh to your spirit.