He’s only a few days old, and yet the entire world is aware of his existence. He has done nothing to merit it, but one day he will be king. I am sure you have heard by now, he is Britain’s new Prince, George Alexander Louis, and he was born to reign.
Like most newborns, there is much speculation about what he will look like. Of course he will resemble his parents and many computer composites have been generated suggesting how he might look as an adolescent or young adult. While his looks may be a matter for speculation, his upbringing is not. He is already a prince, and he will be brought up to be a royal.
As Prince George matures, he will have to master royal protocol and learn how to live in the public eye. He will discover that his life is not really his own, that he was born for a larger purpose than simply living as a privileged prince. No doubt his earliest learning will be instruction under the watchful eye of his parents, but he will have to be given opportunities to practice his royal skills outside the safety of the palace.
Eventually Prince George will be sent out on solo missions where he will represent the monarchy and the British Commonwealth. He will also be expected to use his position and influence to sponsor various charitable causes in Britain and around the world. He will take on increasing responsibilities throughout his lifetime. Unlike most people, he will never retire, because his job as a royal will never end.
When we are born again into the family of God, we become divine royalty. Like any child, we begin to resemble our father, God, and our brother, Jesus Christ. In fact we are told in Ephesians 5:1, “Be imitators of God, as beloved children.” As we mature in Christ we go from one spiritual level to another and we increasingly manifest the nature and character of our Father God. In 2 Corinthians 3:18, the apostle Paul states, “And we all, with unveiled faces, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
At first we are instructed and nurtured within the comfortable environment of our divine family, the church. However, we cannot simply sit and receive instruction forever. We must move out into the world and put into practice what we have learned. We must be doers of the Word, and not hearers only. (James 1:22)
Jesus fully expected that we would not only learn about His life; we would live it. He instructed us before He ascended, “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to all creation. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues… they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” (Mark 16:15, 17, 18 b)
We were born again into God’s royal family to represent His kingdom here on earth. He intends that we will actively establish the culture of heaven on earth. As divine royals, this is our purpose and our destiny, for we were born to reign.
Please come and join us this Sunday at 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM. I am having a “Family Talk” with our congregation, and my topic this week is “An Apostolic Center.” I want to share the vision God has placed on my heart for HRock Church as an apostolic center, and focus on the next step as we go to a new level in the supernatural.