HEAVENLY ROYALTY Friday 23 March
Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:6
Read: Revelation 1:5-6
God loves little children so much because they are His heritage. While the Lord was on the earth, smart parents knew this so they brought their children to Him for His divine touch (Luke 18:15). Unfortunately, His disciples were so ignorant that they turned such parents away until the Lord Jesus corrected them. Have your children received a divine touch? Have you brought them to Him and dedicated them to the one who owns and gave them to you?
At the point of entry into this world, all children are born equal – hungry, in need of cleaning, undeveloped and naked. Job stressed this when he said:
… Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither… Job 1:21
Nobody came dressed up at the point of entry, but within minutes of delivery, levels begin to change based on the background and family the child is born into. The child of the president will look different from the child of a messenger because of their parental heritage. In most cultures, it is the status of the father of a child that determines the type of change that is effected in the baby’s life from the very first minute after birth. The type of care each baby receives will differ according to who the father is. If you are born into a royal family, you receive a title immediately after birth. You will be a prince or princess depending on your sex. But if you are born into the house of a cleaner, or domestic help, you will only be called a baby. As it is in the physical so it is in the spiritual. The moment you are born again, you are treated with royalty because Psalm 91:1 calls your Father the Most High, The Almighty. This is why His children cannot but go high. Deuteronomy 28:13 says you will be head and not tail because your father is the Most High. Revelation 19:16 calls Him the King of kings which is why at birth, you assume heavenly royalty not as a prince but as a king (Revelation 1:5-6). According to Malachi 3:6, your Father is the unchangeable Lord. His Kingdom is everlasting hence as His child, you will enjoy royalty forever. Are you living up to your status as a king of the Most High?
If you are a prince on earth, it’s only for a life time. If you are a divine king, it is for eternity.
Bible in one year: Numbers 28:30