Kings of king

Written by Adeolu Oluade

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verse 6 "That which is born ofrepparttar flesh is flesh; and that which is born ofrepparttar 148209 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 hearestrepparttar 148210 sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born ofrepparttar 148211 Spirit."

These are those whose hearts have been cleansed byrepparttar 148212 blood ofrepparttar 148213 Lamb (Rev.1:5).It is these hearts in which reignsrepparttar 148214 Lord Jesus Christ.Betweenrepparttar 148215 Lord and these peculair people is a covenant relationship like that between a sovereign king and vassal kings.This covenant ensures and demands thatrepparttar 148216 'kings' are faithful torepparttar 148217 King just as He is faithful to them:

Jeremiah 31(KJV)

verse 31 "Behold,repparttar 148218 days come, saithrepparttar 148219 LORD, that I will make a new covenant withrepparttar 148220 house of Israel, and withrepparttar 148221 house of Judah:" verse 32 "Not according torepparttar 148222 covenant that I made with their fathers inrepparttar 148223 day that I took them byrepparttar 148224 hand to bring them out ofrepparttar 148225 land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saithrepparttar 148226 LORD:"

verse 33 "But this shall berepparttar 148227 covenant that I will make withrepparttar 148228 house of Israel; After those days, saithrepparttar 148229 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, Knowrepparttar 148230 LORD: for they shall all know me, fromrepparttar 148231 least of them untorepparttar 148232 greatest of them, saithrepparttar 148233 LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."

Faithfulness is expected byrepparttar 148234 King in these areas:-

* Celebratingrepparttar 148235 King(Psalm 93-100)-worship; * Proclaimingrepparttar 148236 King(Isa.52:7)-evangelism;& * Demonstratingrepparttar 148237 King (Rom.5:17, Matt.5-7)-kingdom life.

These kings haverepparttar 148238 authority ofrepparttar 148239 King to rule onrepparttar 148240 earth. It is byrepparttar 148241 wisdom of God that they rule (Prov.8:15).And Jesus Christ isrepparttar 148242 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 ofrepparttar 148243 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 ofrepparttar 148244 body of Christ (1 Cor.12:12).

Bothrepparttar 148245 kingship and priesthood ofrepparttar 148246 saints make up their calling in Christ Jesus (Rev.1:6, 5:10).

Action plan:

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 byrepparttar 148247 Spirit of God!!!

British-born Nigerian christian writer living and working in London,UK with

The bat,the cat,and the rat

Written by Adeolu Oluade

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The parable andrepparttar scriptures above clearly implyrepparttar 148208 issue of destiny,andrepparttar 148209 relationship between identity and destiny. An identity crisis sends one's destiny into 'sleep mode'. The truth of 'destiny' may be hard to be accepted by one's intellect but is easily embraced by one's faith. Destiny could be either corporate or personal-it is onrepparttar 148210 latter that we will focus. With respect to this issue,there are two main schools of thought. The first affirms that God isrepparttar 148211 Master of one's destiny whilerepparttar 148212 second insists that man isrepparttar 148213 master of his destiny. It isrepparttar 148214 humble view of this writer thatrepparttar 148215 reality is that of a 'partnership' in which God isrepparttar 148216 'senior partner' and man isrepparttar 148217 'junior partner'. Just as man was not created to be God's 'robot',God is not man's 'master computer'. Every person is precious and unique inrepparttar 148218 sight of God despite anyone's present social status which may be favourable or not. To activate this 'partnership',each person has to be reconciled to God by faith in Jesus Christ as one's personal Lord and Saviour (2 Cor.5:20)[one's first love] even if one claims to already know one's destiny. The reason for reconcilation is that everyone was born in sin,and sin estranges us from God who is our 'senior partner' (Rom 3:23;6:23). Upon activation of this 'partnership',one should prayerfully and sincerely considerrepparttar 148219 following V's as keys to fulfill one's destiny:-

1. Vision:-This isrepparttar 148220 mental picture of one's destiny even without supernatural phenomena (Prov.29:18a;Acts 26:19). 2. Vigour:-This isrepparttar 148221 physical,mental,and spiritual strengths to make one's destiny a reality even when facing opposition (Isa 26:4;Zech 4;6). 3. Virtue:-This is personal integrity that is Christ-like. This secures and maximises one's chances of fulfillment (Gal 5:22-23;2 Pet 1:2-11). This is one key that is so easily neglected,ignored or despised throughout human history andrepparttar 148222 dire consequences affect not onlyrepparttar 148223 individual but others too.

While these keys are not exclusive,they are essential torepparttar 148224 discovery,pursuit,and fulfillment of destiny. For any destiny that seems 'trapped' or 'lost',in Jesus Christ there is complete deliverance and restoration! When all other hopes fail,hope in God never fails!!!

1 Corinthians 7:24 (King James Version) verse 24 "Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God."

British-born Nigerian christian writer living and working in London,UK with

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