What is a King?
“And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” Romans 8:30
The above statement reigns true on who we are as Kingdom Men. God knew what he was doing when he chose us to be Kings. Are we perfect? Are we sinless? Are we all powerful? No, we are all broken. We are all stumbling from some bad decisions of this world. Our choices brought us where we are today. But there is one thing that we need to take away from that. That is that we were chosen by God to be Kings in our World, Kings of our Families and Kings in our Church. We all share some characteristics of Saul, David and Joshua in some way shape or form. These men were not perfect. They were not sinless or all powerful. These Kings all had troublesome roads they have walked, but they were still chosen by God to make a difference in the World.
This week we will begin a new series called “King of Kings”. We will expand on the following; What is a King, What is in a King’s realm, What are Subjects, Who is outside the Realm, What is a King’s Vision and closing out with Alignment with God in His Kingdom.
What is a King? A King is a person who rules over a Kingdom. Kings are called to provide, plan, protect, cast vision, train, educate, care and serve the people of his Kingdom. This is not an easy task to handle. A true King is strong, bold, courageous, fearless, humble, loving and obedient. God created each and every one of us to be Kings in His Kingdom. We first have to believe that we are Kings. If we do not believe in ourselves, then we cannot lead others.
To be a King, we have to do what is right for the Kingdom not what is right for us. A King has many subjects he has to protect. His decisions do not just affect him, but affects everyone around him. Look at what happened to the Kings in the bibles. Some of them were great Kings; however, they constantly chased after their own desires and gave into fear. We cannot properly lead our families and our communities if those are our motivators.
Saul feared David taking his throne, and he tried killing David many times to secure what was not truly his in the end. David also was a great King but fell to his own selfish desires again and again. These Kings were at their best when they listened and adhered to the direction of God. We are successful as Kings when our decisions are aligned with God’s plan.
God’s plan for each of us is set in stone, but to get to that final destination may take different paths. We are all created to be Kings, but many of us abandon our chosen role because of the responsibility that follows. This type of thinking is not what God wants for us. He believes in us and as stated above, He has called us to be Kings. He has justified his reasoning and has glorified us. If we truly believe this then we can take this task on and rule as a King.
Daily Battle Order:
Do not let this week just pass you by. Read what God is trying to do in your life. Right now, he may be resetting your priorities this week. He is setting you up to take the throne he has predestined for you. Look at your life right now and see where you stand. Are you a King or Subject? What is your true desire? God has predestined you a King and has justified it. Was he wrong? Take time out and write down whether you believe you’re a King or a subject. Then write down how you can change that.