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verse 6 "That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of Spirit is spirit."
verse 7 "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."
verse 8 "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of Spirit."
These are those whose hearts have been cleansed by blood of Lamb (Rev.1:5).It is these hearts in which reigns Lord Jesus Christ.Between Lord and these peculair people is a covenant relationship like that between a sovereign king and vassal kings.This covenant ensures and demands that 'kings' are faithful to King just as He is faithful to them:
verse 31 "Behold, days come, saith LORD, that I will make a new covenant with house of Israel, and with house of Judah:" verse 32 "Not according to covenant that I made with their fathers in day that I took them by hand to bring them out of land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith LORD:"
verse 33 "But this shall be covenant that I will make with house of Israel; After those days, saith LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people."
verse 34 "And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know LORD: for they shall all know me, from least of them unto greatest of them, saith LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."
Faithfulness is expected by King in these areas:-
* Celebrating King(Psalm 93-100)-worship; * Proclaiming King(Isa.52:7)-evangelism;& * Demonstrating King (Rom.5:17, Matt.5-7)-kingdom life.
These kings have authority of King to rule on earth. It is by wisdom of God that they rule (Prov.8:15).And Jesus Christ is wisdom of God (1 Cor.1:24).The Lord is even greater than Solomon (Luke 11:31).It is His authority (Matt 28:18, Mark 16:17-18, & Luke 10:19) that they exercise on His behalf in each of territories where He has placed each of them. Each king is not in unhealthful competition with any other king (2 Cor.10:12) but complements any other king as members of body of Christ (1 Cor.12:12).
Both kingship and priesthood of saints make up their calling in Christ Jesus (Rev.1:6, 5:10).
1. Believe that you are who God says you are.
2. Believe that you have what God says that you have.
3. Believe that you can do what God says you can do.
4. Then take action as led by Spirit of God!!!
British-born Nigerian christian writer living and working in London,UK with website:www.firstloveministries.org.uk