When Chuck Pierce was here in January, he released many things prophetically for the season ahead. One of the things he said that really grabbed my attention was when he described the purpose of this year for us.
He said that this year, 5777 was, “the year of the sword”, but specifically, “The crowned sword”. He went on to say how it was very important for us to realize the significance in the crowning. He then paused and said, “Some of you have never seen yourself with a crown”.
That phrase really got me thinking. Have we ever seen ourselves with a crown? Do we think of ourselves as Royalty? The words of the Prophet to us were, “You need to begin to see yourself with a crown on you”.
I believe that this is key for us as we move into this next season. This happens in the place of a revelation of God’s love to us through his word. Let me encourage you with just a few things that make you Royalty. You are a crowned one; an heir of the King!
This is outlined for us in Romans 8:17:
Romans 8:17 (NKJV)
17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Here is the meaning of that word, “Heir” that is used:
Kléronomos: an heir
Original Word: κληρονόμος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (klay-ron-om’-os)
Short Definition: an heir, inheritor
Definition: an heir, an inheritor.
God is the King of all the earth and we are to inherit his estate! You are truly royalty and a crowned one! Can you begin to see the crown forming in your mind’s eye as you look in the mirror? The kingdom has all been left to you as a legitimate heir.
Another encouraging verse to look at is Galatians 3:26-27:
Galatians 3:26-27 (NKJV)
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ
We are to put on Christ! In other words, put on royalty and kingly identity! To, “put on” in this passage looks like this:
Enduo: I put on, clothe
Original Word: ἐνδύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (en-doo’-o)
Short Definition: I put on, clothe
Definition: I put on, clothe (another).
From “en” and “duno” (in the sense of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively) — array, clothe (with), endue, have (put) on.
I love that! Sink into a garment! Can we all just take a moment to sink into the royal robe of Christ right now? Let the royalty wrap you up and overtake you. Let his identity consume and clothe you!
You are a crowned one, precious in the sight of God. Walk in your kingdom authority and live in the identity of an heir. The kingdom is yours!
Pastor Benjamin Deitrick