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ARE YOU A KING?

ARE YOU A KING?

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

Revelation 1: 6

We are Kings!

God has made you a king, that is what it says here, but something is strange, the word in the original is used 72 times in the New Testament and only 3 times is it translated to mean Kings, Interesting, the rest of the time it translates into kingdom, that's the same word used by John the Baptist, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand".  I think we will be kings; the Bible says that we will judge the nations and the angels. I do believe at the second coming of Jesus we will be kings, but I don’t think that’s what John is referring to in this section. I do not think the 100-year old man who is on an island crushing rocks is saying I am a king!, then, What is he trying to say?

We belong to the perfect kingdom.

The problem is that many preachers use this phrase to imply that you should be treated like royalty, "you're a princess or you are a prince", "you are a child of the King" and "who dares to treat you badly?" Tell that to John the Baptist. When he preached this message he was slain.  Tell this to John the apostle who was boiled in oil while he was alive, as he was writing, possibly with weak fingers, weak hands because of the burns he suffered. 

 

No friend, they are not going to treat you like royalty and if you expect to be treated like royalty because you are a Christian, you are sadly mistaken, you will be treated like trash but it will be worth it, because we belong to a King who is so beautiful, so great and so glorious who loved us and washed us so that no matter how we are treated we have God on our side

"If God is for us, who can be against us?"

That is the reality, and let's not be distracted by things that are temporary and focus on the eternal, that is that we have Jesus and if we have Jesus, what else do we want? If He loved us and washed us and made us kings then let them treat us however they want.  You know what?

We belong to Him & we are part of a perfect kingdom.

 


 

Jonathan Domingo

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