Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Are you royalty?
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (Amplified Bible AMP)
With that understanding, you may ask, “Why can’t I have some of the reward God has promised now?” Are you sure you don’t? Jesus died and rose again. Because you accepted the truth of His life, death and resurrection, you are an heir and you have ruling power.
Ephesians 2:6 He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ! (The Passion Translation TPT)
Because You accepted the invitation to salvation and chose to live the life Jesus died for, you are royalty. You will be with the Lord in eternity, but you also get to live like the royalty you are right now. You have benefits and rewards today.
Mark 10:29-30 Jesus said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, there is no one who has given up a house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, 30 who will not receive a hundred times as much now in the present age—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms—along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life”. (Amplified Bible AMP)
Here is a small list of your privileges as an heir, but there are so many more:
* You are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37).
* You are an overcomer (1 John 4:4).
* You are the head only and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13).
* You can have what you say (Mark 11:24, Matthew 17:20).
* You are healed (1 Peter 2:24).
* You are free (John 8:36, Galatians 5:1).
Your “right now” rewards come at a cost. Jesus paid the first part; the rest you pay through sacrifice and commitment, if you are willing and obedient.
2 Timothy 2:10-12a Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: (KJV)
It is up to you to realize you are royalty, along with the privileges and rewards attached. It starts with your perception of your life.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for requiring me to walk and speak like the royalty I am. I am Your child. I have authority, privileges, and rewards right now. You are helping me to see: being Your child doesn’t mean You run around with a mop and bucket cleaning up my mess. Being Your child means I walk in a place where I make fewer messes. I am responsible for how I see myself and what I feel about the things happening in my life, trials or triumphs. What I do when things happen, and what I say about what happens, dictate the true level of my relationship with You. Wow, what a wakeup call for me! I want my relationship with You to be intense and extreme. I’ve been measuring it by what I see in the natural and that’s not so. It has to be measured by my transformation. I have to see the glass half full instead of seeing it half empty…