“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people
for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies
of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”
(1 Peter 2:9).
We must not forget in the midst of our daily struggles that God is preparing us to rule and reign with Him when we comes. We are called to pray in His Kingdom and to understand that He is preparing us for a very glorious purpose. So let us not get disheartened at the trials that we face. They are only to develop us in spirit and in truth. We are all going through a purifying process. May our faith be strengthened in Him.
“Not only are we a priesthood, we are a ‘royal’ priesthood. Christians are the true royalty on the earth. We are sons and daughters of the King of kings. We should conduct our lives with the dignity, grace, and integrity of such royalty. We should also understand that a priesthood is for the purpose of first serving the Lord, but also serving all nations, races, and cultures with intercession and ministry.” Rick Joyner
Keys to help in your personal battles in spiritual warfare and trials:
- Ask your pastor and church leadership to cover the intercessors in your church in prayer – This could eliminate much of the spiritual warfare that Satan is attacking intercessors with in these days. A pastoral prayer covering for all of the intercessors in your church will make a big difference. It can help you to walk in greater victory and remove some of the attack that is on your life as an intercessor. We need to remind one another that we are a royal priesthood and will one day rule and reign with Christ. Together we can intercede for one another and stand in united strength.
- Silence the voice of the enemy by starving out the spirit of criticism, irrational fear, and unbelief – God wants us to fast not only from food but from critical, unbelieving, negative speech. Let’s fast from these negative forms of speech and release the opposite spirit and the nature of Christ Jesus. Instead of being negative, let us bless others with positive words, and declare that God is going to reign over the earth. Declare that the “earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.”
- Realize that God is preparing you for His Kingdom – He is making you ready to take responsibility and authority with Him when He comes. May none of us lose sight of this reality.
“Everything happening in our life now is training for reigning. Do not waste your trials. They are coming upon you because the king loves you and wants to use you for a glorious purpose. It is by passing these tests
that we advance step-by-step into the place of being ready for service to the king.” Rick Joyner
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International