Identity in Messiah

  • Kings & Queens

    By D A V I D COOK

     

      But you are a chosen people,
    a royal priesthood,

    a holy nation,
    a people for God’s own possession,

    so that you may proclaim
    the excellencies of Him

    who has called you out of darkness
    into His marvelous light;

    1 Peter 2:9 NASB

     

     

    Sometimes the lines seem to blur between living in reality and living ones dreams.  Is it possible for the King of the Universe to give you storybook realities that exceed your dreams while you’re chasing down today, tomorrow and forever?
    Brooke Fraser touches on some of these themes in her song "Kings & Queens".

     

    Brooke Fraser Ligertwood and husband Scott Ligertwood

     

    In the Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis presents a fantasy world were average young citizens of England with childlike faith enter into another world where they find that they are in fact, prophetic royalty that have come to play a strategic role in the fight against evil.  They relate to and eventually find themselves in a relationship with a lion named Aslan who is a benevolent and mighty King of the realm of Narnia.

     

     

    The Biblical narrative presents similar realities for followers of Messiah Yeshua who is Himself a lion king, the Lion of the tribe of Judah; the KING of kings and LORD of lords.  The Apostle Peter spent over three years with His Majesty here on earth before Yeshua offered His life as a sacrifice for our sins.  Peter was a disciple of the Messiah who will rule the earth as the KING of kings when He returns to set up His millennial kingdom on earth.

     

    What did Peter want believers in Messiah Yeshua to understand about their identity?

     

    1.     One of the chosen people.
    2.     A member of a royal priesthood.
    3.     A citizen of a holy nation.
    4.     A member of God’s family.
     
    Why did God provide all of this?

    so that you may proclaim
    the excellencies of Him

    who has called you out of darkness
    into His marvelous light

    1 Peter 2:9 NASB

     

    Peter wanted God’s people to understand who they are.  Their real identity, not just for time on earth; but their identity during the millennial reign of King Messiah on earth and throughout all eternity.
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