Sadly, around the world today, those who are considered royalty or important in society usually cohabit with pride and arrogance. They live with an attitude of privilege and entitlement. This is the world’s way. God’s way is much different.
In our Father’s world when a person gets born again into the family of God, we become His child. The world does not recognize this truth. Sadly, many who are born again don’t recognize it either. There is no position of royalty greater on this earth than being a Child of the Most High God! Therefore, if we are a child of God what comes with the privilege? Should we consider ourselves better than those who are not born again children of God? Should we expect the world to treat us as royalty? Should we expect worldly position, power and wealth? As a child of God, do we allow our carnal, worldly mind to continue to direct our path in life? Do we reason with the same priorities and guidelines as we did before our salvation? Do we view life, love and other people through the same narrow lens of flesh as we have before? Let’s hope not.
In Isaiah 55:8-9 God says, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways. For as the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” It seems to me pretty clear by this scripture that if we are to represent our God to this world properly we have a lot of changing to do. Spiritually growing into our place of privilege in Father’s world so we live by His ways not ours and we yield our thoughts to His thoughts. As we grow and learn to function in and by the Holy Spirit we will become more like Him and become less and less controlled by our flesh and the world.
In our place of privilege as a child of the Most High God, He requires us to live by love and humility with a constant priority for honesty and truth in righteousness and justice according to Him. This transition is accomplished in the Spirit and the resulting transformation will be manifest in the flesh and spirit to the world around us. As we learn to live naturally supernatural, will we not stand out to the world around us? Will we not be like a bright light shining on a hill? Yes, I know that a light shining in the darkness always draws bugs and they can be very annoying, but we must never allow them to be a deterrent. Above all else, we must learn to live to bring honor and glory to God. We do not become royalty in God’s Kingdom so we can lord ourselves over people of the world. In fact, just the opposite is true. Jesus told His disciples they must not lord their position over other people as the world does. Instead if they wanted to be a good leader they must be a servant of all. Royalty in God’s Kingdom leads in servanthood not lordship. We must offer the gifts of life we have received from Father to those around us who will listen. The hungry will stand out in a crowd. Feed them. Let the others go their way. Freely give Heaven’s gifts as the opportunities present themselves. You and the hungry will grow and be blessed and have more to give to the next person you meet.
Obviously there is a struggle in our transition from flesh to spirit – from our ways to God’s ways. To hear His thoughts we must press into Him and develop our personal relationship. We must have a conversational relationship with God so we know His thoughts and His ways. This conversational, intimate relationship empowers our transition from flesh to Spirit.
Maybe I should explain what I mean by conversational relationship. I mean that both parties participate. A one-way relationship with you doing all the talking won’t get it. There must be a conversation; each sharing and contributing to the relationship brings life and energy. Since God is love, when He speaks to us personally there is transformational power imparted. Our faith and trust in Him grows substantially. I will always remember the internal transformation that took place in me when I first met Father and He expressed His love for me. WOW! What an experience. Then later on as our relationship grew I remember the first time He said, “Son, I am so proud of you!” WOW! My legitimacy as a child of God grew again. I even remember how blessed I have been when He corrected me. Instead of my usual feelings of shame and discouragement for being what I considered a failure, I was shouting with joy, “Thank You, Daddy. Thank You, Daddy!”
So many Christians feel unworthy to be in Father’s presence. That is a tragedy! The blood of Jesus makes us worthy to be in Father’s presence. It is not through our performance but by the blood. Hebrews 10:19 says we are welcomed into Daddy’s arms because we are washed in the blood of Jesus. Father’s arms should be our final destination. Jesus is the way. In Him our way to Father has been prepared. Walk ye in it if you would experience the ultimate place prepared for you and each of God’s kids!
The exhilaration that experiencing Father’s love brings is over the top in life experience. Being lifted up into His arms is a privilege and exalted place to be, yet in my experience it brought great humility. There is no place for pride and arrogance in the presence of such love and grace.
Stepping into our rightful place as a son or daughter of the Most High God brings powerful transformation from the inside out. Our goals, priorities, desires, attitudes, emotions and life experiences all begin a huge transition. Constantly interacting with Father, Son and Holy Spirit can be a wild and exhilarating ride as we move into our destiny. So why live beneath our rightful place as a child of the Most High? Is it time to renounce flesh, the world and its ways and step into the Spirit realm where our destiny in God awaits us? Live, walk and be in His great love and power.