"To Him who loves us, and released us from
our sins by His blood, and He has made us to be
a kingdom, priests to His God and Father;
to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever.
"He has made us to be a kingdom". These words rose up to me in my spiritman as I began reading the book of Revelations early this morning. I kept hearing the Lord say, "I have made you to BE a kingdom. I AM that kingdom within you. The kingdom of heaven is within you. It is at hand. It is in you. Walk in that kingdom authority. It is yours. I have given it to you."
As I received this word and meditated on it more and more the Holy Spirit began to remind me of truths that I believe the Lord wants us to embrace and walk in in these last days. Jesus has made us to rule and reign IN Him in this world and to BE His kingdom. The Father has placed His kingdom within us as born again believers, and He wants us to walk in that kingdom authority that is ours through Christ Jesus. He says, "The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ." (Rev 11:15) This world's kingdom is under our feet, and God has called us to rule, reign and take domion of it.
The work of Jesus on the cross paid the debt and broke the power of the devil over our lives. It purchased us and brought us back into right relationship with the Father, making us joint heirs with Christ and joint heirs to the inheritance of His kingdom authority. As we receive and embrace this truth by faith, we step into a realm of kingdom authority and empowerment given to us by God the Father through His Son Jesus. When we embrace this revelation and walk in it, His power and authority is released and activated in our lives to overcome and subdue the enemy when he tries to raise his head. And as we walk out our daily lives and this journey of our life in Christ, He brings us across opportunities to stand in that kingdom position and authority and BE His hands to heal and to BE His mouthpiece to speak life through His Word and through His divine wisdom. He has made us to BE a kingdom of priests that live in and walk in the revelation of our kingdom authority and to manifest His power and goodness to those we come in contact with. It's in this way that Jesus is glorified through our lives because His kingdom has come and is continuing to be released through us, His Body and Bride. And as His Bride we are His helpmate, His life partner ready for and looking for every opportunity to see our Lord glorified in this earth and through our lives.
"He has made us to be a kingdom."
Lord, we are carriers of Your anointing, carriers of Your kingdom. This is an amazing truth and revelation. Help us, Lord, to embrace this and walk in it. Help us to BE Your kingdom vessels that You can manifest Your glory and power through. Help us to rise up above our circumstances and this world's way of doing things and live, operate and function in the realm of the Spirit and in the power of our kingdom authority. It's what we were created for, Lord.....to bring You glory. Amen