Daily Devotional from The Redeemed Evangelical Mission
You are royalty. You have been made kings and priests unto God. The reason the devil runs roughshod over you is because you have refused to understand this fact and to behave like royalty. There are environments in which you can’t find a worldly prince, because he is royalty. There are ways in which he can’t talk. There are movies he can’t watch because he does not want his mind to be twisted. There is music he does not listen to. There are books he will not read. He lives his life by virtue of who he is. He lives his life conscious of the fact that he is royalty. Because he is born royalty, others will train him and guide him to live the life of royalty. He is uncommon, so he can’t function like a common man.
The word ‘common’ means ordinary, inferior, lacking distinction, mean, low, lacking in rank, and not exceptional. Why would you function like a common man when God has elevated you? Ephesians 2:4-6 (KJV) says, “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”.
For too long the church has been a misrepresentation of royalty. That is why it appears as if we don’t have the authority to declare things and have them carried out. Because the devil says, “What do you mean, you are like me? What right do you have to tell me what to do? There is no difference between us. You live like me.” Child of God, you are royalty! So stop living life frivolously. Take responsibility for your life. You are the extension of God in your world. You are His righteousness. You are His beloved. Square up your shoulders, knowing who you are. It’s your assignment. Understand that you are royalty and live like royalty.
Further Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning- 2 Chronicles 32-33;
Evening- John 18:19-40