Psa. 119:71 π Prov. 22:15
“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.” ( Prov. 22:15; top )
We have written books on the subject of “King’s Kids,” used this label on our car bumpers, used it as a proclamation of our relationship with heavenly royalty; yet we have missed the real meaning and the responsibilities of this glibly-quoted term.
Present-day Christians have misunderstood what is meant by the freedom of being a child of the King, and being led freely by the Holy Spirit.
Each of these freedoms we’ve mentioned are predicated upon a Scriptural standard, and this standard has been avoided with its disciplined requirements, because we have been taught that we can do what we wish and when we wish. Nothing could be further from the Scriptural standard for children of the King.
If we intend to rule and reign with the King of Kings, we must be totally subjected to Him, and thus we will be subjected to a very regulated lifestyle, void of worldly standards of success, freedom and prosperity, to bring forth the necessary attributes of a godly ruler.
The discipline necessary for ruling and reigning are very demanding, in that we should know the statutes of the Kingdom, practice the statutes, also be able to judge according to these statutes with love, compassion, long-suffering and self-control, by the King of the Kingdom’s requirements.
We do not learn these Godly attributes by being handed our every little carnal heart’s desire.
Instead of being accepted by the peer group of the King’s Kids, we will be rejected, because we do not seek to acquire monies, success, exaltation and fame, which is predominate through all the peer group of the King’s Kids.
The necessary disciplined walk to bring us to a place of “ruling” is one replete with desert experiences, solitary confinement, delays, misunderstandings and difficulties, none of which we totally understand.
However, the end result is comparable to Joseph’s Godly rule during the famine, as Pharaoh saw in him Godly wisdom and kingly understanding that qualified Joseph for ruling and reigning at a time when anything less would have spelled doom and starvation for the whole family of God.
“It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.” ( Psa. 119:71; top )
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