Your True Identity: Kings and Priests
It is imperative that you realize your identity in Christ. In Colossians 2:9 we discover this central fact concerning Christ Jesus: „For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”
The next verse is revolutionary; it will change your outlook on life. „And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10).
You are complete, which means you lack nothing at all, as you abide in HIM! Abiding in Christ and allowing Him to flow freely out of you enables you to function with the greatest degree of success, thus fulfilling God’s call upon your life.
Understanding your true identity is essential in order to obtain your divine destiny. You are called to success, to walk in overcoming victory: „…because as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
The task set before us is no small task; we are to restore the desolate heritages of many generations.
Thus says the LORD: „In an acceptable time I have heard You, and in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You as a covenant to the people, to restore the earth, to cause them to inherit the desolate heritages.” Isaiah 49:8
This is the acceptable time; or in other words, the time of God’s overflowing favor. This is a time that Heaven is open to our prayers.
„I have heard you!” God’s Word promises that if we ask anything according to His will we will receive what we are asking for (1 John 5:14–15).
Also notice from the above Isaiah passage that this is „the day of salvation”: a day to receive the help and support of the Lord (Psalm 121:1–5). This is also the day of restoration and of the restoration of desolate heritages – you can expect to recover what many generations have lost! God is thundering the promise of Joel 2:25: „I will restore!”
You are to be established as a Kingdom Priest. There has never been such an incredibly important season of advancing the Kingdom of God. We are in His Kingdom „for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14). His Kingdom is in you for such a time as this.