Eph.6 tells us about putting on the armour of God: The belt of Truth, The Body Armour/breast plate of Righteousness, The Shoes of the Peace of the Gospel, The Shield of Faith, The Helmet of Salvation and The Sword of the Spirit.
Taking a deeper study into the Word of God, we see that God wants to take the believer to a level beyond human comprehension: the unveiling of the sons of God. This is translating the Helmet of Salvation into a Crown of Glory. The Helmet of Salvation does protect us, but it also limits what we see; but with the Crown of Glory, we have clear and unlimited sight. This is the point where you can stand on one place and see the world. The only limit at this place is the extent of your vision.
We are called kings by God Himself (1 Pet.2:9), but many of us are contempt by taking the position of a foot soldier. God wants us to move on and up, to see what and who He has made us to be. The battle is over! Jesus dealt with that at Calvary. The Bible does speak about the great day of Armageddon and the apocalypse, but even that battle doesn’t involve us; and even if it did, the book has been written and closed that God is the winner. After all, He is the Author and Finisher of all things.
Now, don’t get confused with what I’m saying with what is written in 1 Peter 5:4; “And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor.” or with Revelations 2:10; “Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life.” In both of these verses, God doesn’t expect us to battle anything, but to endure, even unto death – standing fast on the Word of God and our salvation in Him.
What I’m talking about is what we can call the temporary crown of glory as seen in 1 Peter 2:9; “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 marvelous light.” This speaks of our Kingly Heritage we receive here while on earth. The crown of life will be given to us when we pass on to the eternal Kingdom of God. In this life, we will receive a crown of glory when we come to maturity in Christ. Now to fully understand this, we need to understand that a king is chosen by God, ordained by God, and receive authority to rule from God.
Looking throughout the scripture, we see that God choose kings through sending His prophets or priest to choose a king. This is the call of God for a new king. Once the king is chosen, the prophet or priest will anoint the king by the pouring out of olive oil and scented oil over the head of the chosen one. Then comes a time that the new king is ordained and he takes up his place as king, who now also receives the authority to rule as king. This process is a bit different, yet similar of that of a believer. God calls us out of darkness into His marvelous light – the process of choosing you as king. Then when you receive the Holy Spirit, God anoints you through the pouring out of His Spirit into you. This pouring out or anointing overflows you as a new believer and saturate every fiber of your being. Then when you receive your calling, you take up your place with authority to operate in that calling. Many Christians don’t feel like kings, because they haven’t answered the call of God yet – every believer receives a call from God!
In many churches today, you will still be ordained a pastor, or evangelist, teacher, prophet or apostle. However, there are many different callings and you might not be ordained in church to take up that calling, but God will always confirm that it is He Who had called you to a certain works. Every believer are called out of darkness into God’s marvelous light; and God says this to the believer: “…ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people…” This speaks of your Kingly Heritage; called, ordained and appointed by God.
For us to fully understand the royalty of man or his kingship in creation, we must understand the fashion of man. Genesis 1:26 gives us a clear understanding, saying; “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (You can read on to verse 31 for better understanding). God made man after His own image and likeness. Now we know that God is King, but here it says that God made man after His image and likeness; meaning after His Kingship – then we see that God had given man the dominion / to rule over His creation. Everything was subjected to man. God made man and also gave him the authority to be king over His creation. That was man’s birthright, until he sinned.
When man sinned, he gave up his birthright of ruling over God’s creation; and devil gladly grabbed hold of that birthright. From that day on, man was under the subjection of sin and devil. However, that was until Jesus came, died on the cross, stripped devil from his authority and gave man back his birthright. Now it is up to man to answer the call and receive back his kingly heritage. God’s plan was for man to rule over His creation; and it is still God’s plan today – He wants man to rule over His creation.
This brings me back to the present hour reality of the Kingly Heritage of the believer. We are called by God to take up our place in His Kingdom and to rule over the things God had created. David is a good example of the way the Lord leads us into our Kingly Heritage. As a young boy, God was training David to attend to his sheep. While doing so, God used it as training ground to equip David to become king. Although David was called by God, anointed by God and ordained as king, he was not completely ready to rule. This led to king Saul wanting to kill David. David resisted to take action, but rather used his spiritual armour to push through. Physically he was also equipped to take king Saul on and defeat him so that he can take his place as king of Israel, but David was led by God to patiently wait for the appointed time for God to unveil him as king. (You can study the story of David and also read the book of ‘the Tales of three kings’ to grasp God’s plan in appointing a king).
There is certain tests we need to go through which will equip us to take up our places as kings, but these are not battles we need to fight – it is simply applying what God has taught us. Therefore, be careful not to mix religion with God’s Word – because religion teach what people want to hear, but the Word of God teach what God wants people to hear.
Although we used the word king in this article, the word king refers to the ladies just as much as the gents; as it is that in the spiritual realm there are no difference in sex – the Bible always refers to both, gents and ladies as one sex in the spiritual realm.
Remember: Every king has advisers; but you have an Advisor Who is King of kings – what a privilege! Therefore, with every decision you have to take, take it first to your Advisor, He will never advice you wrong, for He is right in all He do!
God is preparing you today; through allowing diverse challenges to come your way, God is developing a sound mind within you. The more you start trusting God’s plan; and the more you start digging into God’s Word, the more you will realize that God had fulfilled all His promises – it now is only a matter of time for us to discover all He has done for us. Many times we read of God’s promises and fail to understand that God had fulfilled all His promises in Jesus Christ, because we fail to dig deeper and search out the product of God’s promises. We living in the end times; the seals of Revelation has been broken, the bowls poured out, the horsemen send out (which we will speak of more in detail in our article titled: ‘End Time Prophesy’ in a few weeks time).
God has one promise to fulfill, the rapture! But when we understand the construction of the book of Revelation, we will notice that even that promise is a done deal. All we need to learn is to see with the eyes of God. God looks at the end and rest at peace within Himself, because He knows how everything will end. Therefore, the Lord has revealed to us through Apostle John what the end will be. We need not fear, because God had revealed our destiny already, and He had declared us winners. God has given us an expected end (Jer.29:11).
What God wants us to accomplish now, is for us to seek out the truth so that He can place us before nations as kings. A believer has no need to fight any battle; and when you grasp God’s perfect plan, you will understand that a believer lives by God’s Word – nothing else matters, because everything we are faced with now is temporal and will be gone soon. A believer makes God’s Word a present hour reality through applying faith to all things. Are you ready to answer God’s call? God is waiting for you so that He can ordain you as king to rule until He returns. If we can endure we will also reign with the Lord (2 Tim.2:12). Our kingship is a joint inheritance, to reign with God over all things – it’s true, God said so, not me!