(You’re Royalty And Chosen Out Of The World!)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.” (John 15:19 AMPC)
When Matteo and his friends decided to start telling other students in their school about Jesus, they knew what they were up against; they had seen how others who tried had attracted fierce persecution from Dante’s notorious clique. But Matteo and his friends knew better and were better prepared; they recognised their authority in Christ, knowing they had been chosen out of the world and separated unto a life of glory. Like Matteo and his friends, you must know that you’re not of this world; hence, you can’t think, talk or live as though you are. You’re a special breed, born into a kingly lineage with the life and nature of God.
This is why 1 Peter 2:9 (Weymouth) says that you’re “a chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.” You may say, “But I don’t see how this works. I still look the same; I don’t look any different from the next guy.” Yes, physically you may look ordinary, but in reality, you’re royalty.
You’re part of the separated class because you’re born of God. He has separated you from the general class unto the glory-life. You’ve been chosen to reign as a king in life. Therefore, live the life you’ve been called to, and reign as the king that you are! Walk on the path of victory, triumph and success!
Go Deeper: John 17:14-16
Speak: Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for choosing and separating me unto the life of glory, triumph, victory and prosperity. I recognise that though I’m in the world, I’m not of the world; therefore I refuse to operate by the principles and standards of this world! I reign in my world today as a king and manifest the virtues of your divine life in me. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Titus 3:1-15, Habakkuk 1-3
TWO YEAR John 8:33-43, 2 Kings 23
Act: Say this: “I was born into the God-class! I’ve been separated from the world to a life of glory, victory and success! I refuse to think, talk or live like the people of the world because I’m conscious of the fact that I’m of the kingly lineage, and born royal.