Many today are contending with fear, anxiety, financial difficulties, sickness, and uncertainties. What are we to do????
The Church is designed to weather any storm, to prosper in any setting, and to overcome any enemy or obstacle. But, how do we access the peace and provision God has promised us.
We don’t need another formula. We need Truth!
As we discover more fully who Jesus is, and who we are in Him our lives are continually transformed into His image.
King Solomon led Israel in the greatest time of peace and prosperity in the history of their nation. How did He do it? What can we learn from His example.
Solomon was born in the King’s palace. He grew up around the throne of Israel. He saw his father David serve as King of Israel. He saw the good and bad.
Solomon’s exposure to the throne helped him to understand what it meant to be king. It gave him a tremendous advantage and head-start as he became Israel's next king.
When God gave Solomon the opportunity to have ANYTHING he wanted, he chose WISDOM! He knew he was not prepared or equipped to handle all that would be required of him as the next King of Israel. So he asked God for wisdom that he might rule God’s people well!
God gave Solomon not only awe-inspiring wisdom, but also immense prosperity and peace. The life of Solomon provides a vivid illustration of two things we need to live in peace and prosperity:
1. Access to the throne
2. Divine wisdom
You may be thinking that these things don’t apply to you, because you're not a king. But the Bible says in Revelation 1:6 that Christ “has made us kings and priests to His God and Father”. (notice that "has made" is in past tense, NOT future!)
We know a lot about being priests (religious activities). But, do we KNOW how to be kings? Do we know how to exercise the power, dominion, and authority we have as kings?
Remember, Solomon had Proximity to the Throne and God’s Wisdom!
If only we had greater access to the throne!!
Ephesians 2:4-6 (NKJV) “But God … raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”.
We're already there!
What about the wisdom we need?
Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV) ”that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." (TPT- "through your deepening intimacy with him").
The spirit of wisdom is the Holy Spirit that resides within us!! We just need to learn to activate it more fully.
Because of who He is and what He’s done, and who we are in Him, we have peace, prosperity, authority, power, victory, wisdom, and revelation!!!
But we have to know who is, and who we are!
Solomon KNEW how to be king!! And look at the results!
Do you? We are kings and priests!!!
We have access to the throne. And through our deepening intimacy with the Lord, we can access all these things.
Revival, Awakening, & Reformation are here! But the old wineskin won’t hold it!
Stay flexible. Draw from God’s wisdom and not your own. Stay in His presence around the throne of God and live your life from that place of positional authority as sons and daughters of God.
Jesus is the KING of kings. We are the kings!!
Rise up and embrace your identity and calling! The world desperately needs us to awaken!
Check out our latest podcast for a more detailed teaching on this subject.
Onward and upward,