Text: 1 Pet. 2:9 –
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
This scripture contains many powerful and beautiful words with which God in his word, used in describing us and what God says you are is what you truly are because the word of God is truth; absolute truth. John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” Anything that is not consistent with the word of God is a lie.
- We are a chosen generation. A generation that God specifically decided to favour and concentrate his blessings upon. God deals with man dispensationally and there are seven dispensations. Every dispensation displays a special way through which God deals with his people. We are presently in the dispensation of Grace which is called the dispensation of the Holy Spirit and also referred to as the dispensation of the Church. We are a people born in due season. A dispensation is a moral period in human history that always ends with judgment.
- We are a royal priesthood. You are not only a king but a priest. The Church and every child of God need to understand this. One of the things that happened to man when he fell in the Garden of Eden is that man lost the identity of who he was and what he was supposed to be. This is because man acquired what is called ‘a diseased perception of reality’; he acquired a twisted mentality. When people don’t know who they are, they look for what they are not and end up being a wannabe. In the Church today, there are so many wannabes; that is the reason why a lot of people jettison what they are for what they are not supposed to be. One of the things that God revealed to me lately is the evil people do to themselves when they throw away the seal of God and use their money to go and acquire an evil seal that will destroy them ultimately. One of the ways by which people do this is by taking chieftaincy titles. This is a very common practice in most African countries. By this singular action, they acquire evil seals. If you are a king, a priest and a child of God and you decide to go and acquire the priesthood of idolatry, how do you think God will feel about it?
PRAY:- Dear Heavenly father, Eternal Most Holy God, I worship you. I thank you for calling me out of darkness to the marvelous light of your dear Son – Jesus Christ. I celebrate what your word says concerning me that I am a Royal Priesthood, A peculiar person. By your grace, I belong to the chosen generation that will show forth your praise. I proclaim that I have a wonderful inheritance. I am blessed beyond curse. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED.