Princess dresses. Tiaras. Light sabers. Cool armor.
Little girls and boys have dreamed of being the princess, or showcasing save-the-day strength like Jedi knights, for generations.
To be born into a fairy-tale style story sounds so wonderful. Or to be recognized that we were supposed to be in the story, and then to be actively invited in like Luke from Star Wars would be a great, too.
We honor those born in royalty because of their position, but we respect those in business who have earned the right to do what they’re doing.
In the business world, we value when we detect that the owners have earned the right to our trust. For instance, there’s Jordan Rubin. He built a company that produces top-notch food, vitamin and health products. He earned the right to clients’ trust by what he personally suffered in his own health and life. This goes beyond giving the perfunctory nod because of a position.
(For Jordan’s story, click here and scroll to bottom of webpage.)
King Jesus’ Track Record
Driving that day, I was surprised by King Jesus.
I’d been thinking about the unbelievable feat He signed up for. He held the right to THE kingship due to His royal existence. His existence as Son of God gave him that right. However, He refused to stand on that right alone. He chose to walk in responsibility and earn the right to kingship by suffering as a man. And that endeavor earned Him the title, Son of Man. Therefore, He is King as Son of God and as Son of Man. He is King in Heaven and on earth.
There is no model on earth–except King Jesus–of any natural born king or queen choosing to refuse their royalty by right of existence, and instead choosing to earn it by serving in the fields of the peasantry. It’s just unheard of. Why work to earn what you already have?
It was on two playing fields–Heaven and earth. He wanted to earn our respect and trust. And we needed Him to save us from the enemy who had stolen the earth’s rule from Adam. Kings on earth would have sub-contracted that job. Unbelievable that King Jesus did this! But, it’s true!
The fact that He chose to not rest on His laurels as Son of God and to instead earn the right to rule by “walking in our shoes” as a man speaks of His character. He is worthy of our trust and due greatest respect. He fully deserves to rule as King over all.
So, I was surprised when He spoke to my spirit, “The same applies to you (plural).”
“What?!” I exclaimed.
Then, He unfolded the following understanding to my spirit. Our spirits are created in His image, and are made of light. The Father created us in Him and sent us to the earth on our respective missions, as His royal sons and daughters. We have rights before Him as sons and daughter by fact of our existence.
However, we earn the right (to be trusted) to rule by choosing to “take up our cross” and walk in responsibility. The responsibility is to be faithful in our respective sufferings (painful difficulties and experiences). The sufferings are our cross. Their purpose is to create compassion like Jesus had. Compassion goes beyond the mind. It has experienced pain and is moved in the heart (emotional center where spirit and soul meet) to go the Father and get help. So the sufferings create compassion and maturity in us, if we let them. That, then, forms the royal character of King Jesus in us. This process then brings us to point of breakthrough in the Father’s timing-which is speeded by our cooperation.
Be Trusted, Be Royal
That’s what Romans 5:3-5 speaks of, “. . .we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint.”
Jesus earned the right to rule as King on earth because He endured the suffering, taking justice for us to the Father and releasing mercy to us from the Father.
He surprised me when He said that we do the same.
We cannot do enough good things to make us right with the Father, but when we go through suffering that we didn’t create, we are being formed into Royal Sons and Daughters who the Father can trust to administer His Kingdom on earth. And this process will bring us to a place where our deep hopes are fulfilled.
Father, thank You so much for Your Son, Jesus, King of Heaven and earth. Thank You so much for Your character which You revealed to us through King Jesus. I yield to You as Healer and King over the pain and suffering I’ve carried in my spirit, mind, emotions and body, please clean it out and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Please help me to see what You’ve been doing in my life. Please grant grace to yield to Your Spirit and cooperate with Your processes so there is no waste of pain. Thank You that by cooperating with You through these times of suffering that You are creating in me an inner royal nature that can be trusted to administer the Kingdom in a real way on the physical earth with King Jesus. In His Name, Amen.
copyright by Crystal Wade, 2015