royal-crown

The recent addition to the Royal family has created a hailstorm of media frenzy.  The birth of Prince George of Cambridge has sparked many online discussions of lineage, descent and succession.

The English throne is regulated by both descent and Parliament.  Prince George is third in line for the throne.  In the absence of Parliament that means Prince George could someday reign as king following the eventual deaths of his great-grandmother (the Queen), his grandfather (The Prince of Wales) and his father (the Duke of Cambridge).  The life of Prince George made me think of my own life.  It made me realize that I too am royalty.  However, my reign is now.  You see, in the natural, Prince George may never be king.  It is quite possible that those who precede him could outlive him.  If that be the case, he would never experience the power of kingship.

In the Kingdom of God, God gave reign of the Earth to Jesus Christ, and as such, the children of God became co-heirs with Christ when he died.  Romans 8:17 says, “Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory,” (NIV).  As children of God, we do not have to wait for death to reign because Christ, the King, has already died, and our reign as royalty is now.  The problem is, many of us have not embraced our position as royalty.  We are still living a peasants.

Even though Prince George might never be king, we could safely assume that he will enjoy the benefits of being an heir to the British throne.  As a prince, he will be exposed to and experience a premium lifestyle.  Neither will he want nor lack for anything material.  Furthermore, as prince, he will probably possess a sense of entitlement, and rightfully so.  As Christian, co-heirs with Christ, we should possess the same confidence.  We should walk in the knowledge that our Father is the King of kings and the Lords of lords.  “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords,” (Revelation 19: 16, NIV).  As Christians, we should find solace knowing that our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10).  Not only does our God own the palaces on Earth, He owns the palaces in heaven as well.  In John 14: 1-4, Jesus said,

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Today, I declare that we know who we are and whose we are.  We should walk in the knowledge that as co-heirs with Christ, we are royalty.  As royalty, we are the heads and not the tails.  We are above and not beneath.  We are lenders and not borrowers (Deuteronomy 28:13-14).  Today, I declare that we remember that we are king and queens along with our ruler Jesus Christ.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!