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Called to be Kings and Priests

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Approximately 2000 years ago when the Bible was ordained by the church as truth and holy scripture, a king was sovereign ruler of almost every nation on earth. So, when we think about God’s appointment of us as kings, our thoughts naturally think He is talking about a lone sovereign ruler. But that would be an incorrect interpretation.

One of my favorite chapters in the Bible is in the Old Testament, 1 Samuel chapter 10 which teaches us many New Testament truths. 1 Samuel 10:1 says, “Then Samuel (the prophet) took a flask of oil and poured it on his (King Saul’s) head, and kissed him and said, ‘Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over his inheritance.’” This scripture tells us a lot of things about our call to be king. First the word commander,

First the word commander, according to Strong’s concordance. can also be interpreted captain, chief, excellent thing, governor, leader, noble, prince, and ruler; the main thought being he or she was on the front line. When Jacob’s name was changed by God to Israel, the meaning of his new name was “prince of God’. The main idea is that you, a prince of God, are to be a leader of some portion of God’s inheritance.

The more difficult part here is you deciding what part of God’s inheritance in which you are to be a leader. The anointing of Saul with the flask of oil represented Saul’s salvation, oil is a type or representative of the Holy Spirit. The kiss by Samuel reflected God’s kiss of each one of us He saves. When most of the disciples received the breath of Jesus (John 20:22) this was an act of their salvation. Jesus breathed into each disciple through a mouth-to-mouth kiss, I believe. John 3:5 tells us “Unless one is born of the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.”

I didn’t get saved until I was age 30, I had a lot of sins I needed to repent of and receive forgiveness, and I didn’t find that piece of inheritance I was given to be aleader for many years after that. Yes, Jesus kissed me when He saved me, and I cried while receiving the Holy Spirit.

These weekly messages will make it a lot easier for you, but it will still take perseverance. My homework assignment for you this week is to read 1 Samuel chapter 10, 2-3 times and take notes of New Testament truths.