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April 18: You are a Member of God’s Royal Family

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.

Revelation 1:6

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

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Being a child of God is not a title. When you got born again, you were born into the royal family of heaven (Ephesians 3:14-15). It was not one more feather added to your cap. Being born again is not an experience. It is a spiritual-biological fact or reality. You were born of the incorruptible seed of God’s Word, which lives and abides forever. You were born of the Spirit through the incorruptible seed of God’s Word as a brand new man in Christ Jesus. You were born into the Royal Family to reign as king. Our opening verse calls us a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; and rightly so, that is who we are in Christ.

God is a family God. The Godhead reveals the family life and passion of God. God the Father, and God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are trinity three in one; revealing that there is a Father-Son relationship between God the Father and Jesus the Son. That is family, isn’t it? Then God said in Genesis 1:26, “Come, let us make man in our image, and after our likeness….”. The Father wanted an extension of His family. He wanted man made in His image, after His likeness, like Jesus Christ. The Father wanted more children born unto Him like Jesus. The Father heart of God is the reason for man, and man is the reason for the earth and all the planetary bodies around it. Galatians 3:26 tells us that we are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. Through faith in Christ Jesus, God reproduces children unto Himself by the Word and the Spirit. Everyone who has reposed faith in God through Jesus Christ is a child of God, born of the Word and of the Spirit, born into the royal family of God, born with the capacity to live a dignified life in Christ. You are not an ordinary person in Christ; you are a royal priesthood. You are a king in every regard. You are royalty. Kings do not make suggestions; they make decrees. You are born with the scepter of dominion in your right hand to rule in righteousness and mercy, to rule in wisdom and majesty. You are a ruler, and you reign with Christ Jesus. He is the King of kings. You are one of the kings reigning with Him. Hallelujah! Renew your mind to this truth. You are a king!!! You are royalty!!!

My Solid Front (Confession):

I am a king. I am a member of the royal family of heaven. I have authority over this realm. I have authority over situations and circumstances. I reign in this life. In this world and in this realm, I exercise dominion; I exercise authority. I extend the Kingdom of God. I heal the sick. I raise the dead. I change situations and circumstances.

Further Meditation:

John 18:36; Psalms 82:6.