VERY few people today have first-hand knowledge of what it means to live as a subject of an earthly king in the way that most people did who lived during Bible times. The biblical references to kings and kingdoms were well understood in those days. Those of us who live in democratic societies probably miss a good deal of the implications of the kingdom references in the Bible.
When John, the Beloved, wrote that Jesus has made us kings and priests unto God, he was making a powerful statement. And when Jesus is called a King of kings, the people knew very well what that meant.
Like most of my readers, I have no experience in being a part of an earthly kingdom. But God in his mercy and eternal purpose has blessed me with some revelation designed to “energize His base” on the earth. That revelation relates to what it means to be a king under a greater king. Stay with me on this journey to discover who you really are and how you can truly “seek first the Kingdom of God” by fulfilling your role as a king over your part of His Kingdom.
Note: The topic is about kings, but sometimes the monarch is a female – a queen. The exact same principles will apply. At this point, it should be clarified that it’s not a male function being discussed. It’s for both men and women of God who take the call of God seriously.
KING SAUL IS DYING
THE archers have sent their arrows and King Saul is severely wounded. He’s not dead yet, but his time is short, and David is waiting in the wings. It’s time to get excited about a new day in the Kingdom of Heaven on this old earth.
Desiring something fresh from God, I opened my Bible before speaking at a conference. My eyes fell on I Samuel 31:3 – “The battle became fierce against Saul. The archers hit him, and he was severely wounded by the archers.”