Privileges of Royalty
Much of the world, at least in the West was mesmerized awaiting the birth, gender announcement, and naming of Prince George of England this past week. The hoopla and widespread knowledge of this birth far exceeded the birth of another of far ascendant royalty in the obscure town of Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. Or did it? Few human souls knew of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth when it occurred, though millions had anticipated it for centuries. But the spiritual world and its population are humanly ignored when we consider notoriety among those that are, all who truly exist; in the heavenlies, as well as on earth. We have a difficult time believing in the whole sphere of existence that in reality surrounds us and is as much as we are; living, sentient beings. The skies were filled over the shepherds’ fields with a “host of angelic beings announcing the birth of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Nothing in the birth of Prince George or any other of earth’s royal births can exceed this.
The status and wealth of Prince George even as an infant places him among a minimal few at the top of the world’s population heap of multi-billions. Such attracts the wonder and attention of the masses. Yet every believer, who stands and lives in intimate relationship to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, are as the hymn writer expresses, “the child of a King; princes and princesses of THE King who reigns over all the universe. Does the knowledge of this revealed and eternal truth make any difference in how you see yourself or live your life? The difficulty of realizing your position and seeing yourself in the reality of what the King declares about His chosen, loved people lies in the measure of faith that is active within you. This was often the challenge which Jesus set before His disciples as He walked with them and taught them; “O you of little faith! At the end of the Hall of Faith chapter in Hebrews 11 the Holy Spirit reveals, “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. (Hebrews 11:39-40) Your faith is essential in seeing yourself in your true position and living in such perspective while still “not receiving the things promised.
It is not a perspective of arrogance and power and elitism which marks most of the royalty of the earth. It is a perspective that reflects the character of King Jesus; the character of true royalty. It is a perspective of quiet assurance of who you are and Whose you are, which gives you the freedom to become all things to all men like Paul, that some may be saved. It is the perspective of the confident power that your future is secure and you need not be intimidated by others, or fear the things in the world that paralyze others in fearful trepidation. Like your King you can be a servant of servants in alleviating or removing the ills of a sinful world, knowing that your King has promised to provide everything you need to do this well. Your perseverance may be stretched to increase your faith, but His promises never fail. This must be your confidence, for He has never not fulfilled His promises.
Live knowing you are the child of a King!
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