Once, the children of Israel demanded of God a king to rule over them. According to the scriptures, God was dissatisfied with their request (1 Samuel 8:5-9), because in reality, He was their King. His plan was to make them a nation of royals.
In Exodus 19:5-6, God said: “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation…” However, they couldn’t walk as kings because they erred. You know, man lost his right to the world when Adam committed high treason and gave satan dominion over it. But then Jesus came, died, went to hell to whip the devil and take back the authority from satan (Colossians 2:15). Afterwards, He rose triumphantly from the grave and ascended into heaven.
Now that He’s risen from the dead, the Bible says that He has made us kings and priests like Himself unto God (Revelations 1:6). He gave us a higher authority that what Adam had or what satan received from Adam. We are seated together with Him in heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:5-6). We are superior to satan; the Lord Jesus has given us complete authority over him and his cohorts (Luke 10:18-19).
Jesus brought us the right of kingship. We didn’t need to obey any law like the Israelites to be made kings. Being born again, you’re a born king; you’re born into royalty. You belong in the royal family of the Monarch of the universe. You’re an heir of God: “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). You are an heir of the Sovereign! No wonder Peter says, “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:” (1 Peter 2:9).
You’re God’s offspring; therefore, you were born a king and not a commoner. Be aware of your heritage. Walk in this consciousness. Take full advantage of your kingly ministry as a believer. Kings reign; therefore, reign in life as the king that you are, and the devil, his cohorts and the forces of nature will obey your decrees!