Live Like a King 21 February For if because of one mans trespass...death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [Gods] overflowing grace...and the free gift of righteousness...reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
In Deuteronomy 28, God told the Israelites if they would hearken diligently to His voice and do what He said, He would set them high above all nations. He told them to be diligent about His Word. Thats because the curse, also listed in Deuteronomy 28, is out there working 24 hours a day. The devil is diligent in his destructive work, so they had to be diligent about the things of God. If they obeyed God, He promised to bless themnot just a little here and there, but in every area of their natural lives. He said theyd be blessed in the city and in the field. Their children would be blessed. Their crops and livestock would be blessed. Their baskets and storehouses would be blessed. He said theyd be blessed when they came in and when they went out. Their enemies would flee before them in all directions. Their finances and everything they put their hand to would be blessed. God didnt leave anything out of that blessing! In spite of Satans authority over the world at that time, God made a way, through His Word, for His people to have the most wonderful lives that anyone could imaginethe life of a king! He desired for His people to be so blessed that the whole world would know, just by looking at them, they belonged to God. Think about that. When Gods people are blessed, He receives the respect He deserves from the rest of the world. Even the ungodly are forced to say, Hey, those people serve a living, powerful God. They might start out at the bottom of the barrel, but their God always makes them rise to the top! Romans 5:17 clearly says He wants us to live and reign like kings. And now, because of the covenant of the blood of Jesus and the power of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can do itnot just physically, but spiritually too. He has done everything He can to get us to raise our expectations higher. He wants us to know that He is willing and able to do for us superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams] (Ephesians 3:20, The Amplified Bible). He wants us to believe His Word and act on it. He wants us to walk uprightly before Him, so fully taking advantage of His covenant of blessing that we astonish the world. He wants us to be so assured of His blessings that we will stop being concerned about ourselves and start being a blessing to all the families of the earth. He wants us to live like kings!Leviticus 21-22; Luke 16I have received Gods overflowing grace and the free gift of righteousness. Therefore, I reign in life as a king through Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17, The Amplified Bible
Scripture Reading: Psalm 67