Kings and Priests: Character of Kings

Revelation 1:5‭-‬6 NKJV
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.
It is said that when Queen Victoria was a child, she didn’t know she was in line for the throne of England. Her instructors, trying to prepare her for the future, were frustrated because they couldn’t motivate her. She just didn’t take her studies seriously. Finally, her teachers decided to tell her that one day she would become the queen of England. Upon hearing this, Victoria quietly said, “Then I will be good.” The realization that she had inherited this high calling gave her a sense of responsibility that profoundly affected her conduct from then on.
Jesus Christ has made us kings and priests unto his God and Father. Now that’s a profound statement. And just like in the illustration above, God the father has given us the greatest teacher, the Holy Spirit to teach us and instruct us to transform us and mould our character, but sadly many of us do not take the instructions seriously. We have refused to mature into the kings that we are and instead we behave like little children, sometimes like spoiled children.
Kings rule and reign and they need a certain character and characteristics to be able to function in that office. Kings walk in authority and dominion because that is what they are anointed to do. Adam was given a domain and told to take dominion over it.
Remember the bible says that as a man thinks in his heart so is he. May you and I begin to see ourselves as the kings that Christ has made us to be. That’s in past tense meaning its not something that we are looking forward to but rather something that has been done and we need to grow into. May we stop being apologetic thinking its humility, may we go out courageously to conquer and take territory for our God.
Reflective Thoughts.
When you look at the mirror do you see a king or a pauper?
Are you allowing the Holy Spirit to teach you and instruct you in the way that you should go?
What do you need to do to start thinking and behaving like the king that you are?