Today we start a new series - "Royalty." Let's meditate on and saturate ourselves with God's view of us and practice the conduct expected of kings who belong to the King of kings.
Genesis 17:6, 15-16; 35:11 NKJV
I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.”
Also God said to him: “I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.
God told Abraham that kings would come from him and Sarah. This was a part of the blessing God gave to the father of our faith. God intended to have a royal family. Jesus is called King of kings. He is the great King and we are the kings (and queens) that He reigns over. The promise of royalty first came to Abraham as he was the one God made covenant with for the purpose of restoring those who chose to serve the Lord to the intended state of existence. Galatians 3:29 says, “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” So those of us who have received Christ as Savior and Lord have become participants in the promises made to Abraham. God later told Jacob that kings would come from Jacob’s body. This shows that the promise to Abraham was going to be fulfilled through Jacob’s descendants which would include Jesus – the King of kings. Revelation 1:5-6 says, “and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Let us honor our God today and thank Him for loving us so much. He made us royalty by adopting us into His family.