God’s programme in creation of man is to extend his family on earth. He created man like him with the same DNA and make him the King of the earth to take dominion that is to be in-charge. The devil cannot come out physically to operate on earth without man’s permission or wearing a mortal body. Even God who make man the King on the earth cannot come on earth physically to operate without wearing a mortal body or man’s permission. Instead, He will make himself a lier and God is lier.
Power is greater than authority but authority rules power. When authority misbehave power will play action. That is why when the devil want to sabotage God’s plan for man by using a woman to convince the man. He promise the devil that the seed of a woman will crush your head. (Talking about plan B) why many people give when their first plan is sabotaged is because they refuse to understand that failure is be beginning of success
So, at the appointed time, God went to Mary and said to her, “borrow me your womb”. Why? Mary ask? “God said, Because I want to be regal!” (I am paraphrasing) “Afterwards” then came Jesus, and His plan was successful executed. He restored the kingship authority that was LOST from man because of neglecting God’s instructions, But this time not to everyone but to those who “Believe”, his Kingship will be completed with a golden ring which is the symbol of authority…
What are the roles and responsibilities of a king?
Before the idea of the Divine Right of Kings became all but universal, there was a very different understanding of the Monarch’s responsibilities. They were a bulwark against the power of the wealthy. In history these were the Barons. The King or Queen was an inherited position, you were usually raised for ruling!
While raised among the nobility, the position both safeguarded the nobles and the peasants, soon joined by a middle class termed the bourgeoisie. In other words, representing the state, they were meant in their leadership role to safeguard the rights of all.
With the advent of the new philosophy of the Divine Right of Kings, their office became one of immense power over all. Regarded as chosen by God, they could do no wrong,
“The divine right of kings, divine right, or God’s mandate is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy. It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God. The king is thus not subject to the will of his people, the aristocracy, or any other estate of the realm. It implies that only God can judge an unjust king and that any attempt to depose, dethrone or restrict his powers runs contrary to the will of God and may constitute a sacrilegious act. It is often expressed in the phrase “by the Grace of God”.
The Duties Of A King
What are the duties of a king over several cities ruling under God? Have you stopped to ponder what it is that a governor would be expected to do? And, by implication, what would He be expected to know about God’s law in order to apply it as a ruler over several cities? Do you know God’s law, and can you apply it and enforce it? If not, are you willing to learn it? I hope you are, if you expect to be granted rulership over people in His Kingdom.
To look at an example of what a King was expected to know, let us look at the example of Nehemiah. As a governor, Nehemiah had to deal with Jewish citizens who were not very interested in obeying the law, and he was forced to enforce God’s law in the province where he ruled. Let us look at two examples of God’s laws that Nehemiah enforced as the governor of Judah, and let us ask ourselves if we know enough about God’s laws to enforce these laws, and others, ourselves if we were in Nehemiah’s shoes.
First, let us look at Nehemiah 5:1-13, to see how Nehemiah dealt with the problem of the rich exploiting the poor. If we were in Nehemiah’s shoes as a leader, would you be able or willing to enforce those laws of God that prevent the exploitation of the poor by the rich? Would we even realize they existed or still applied?
Nehemiah 5:1-13 reads as follows: “And there was a great outcry of the people and their wives against their Jewish brethren. For there were those who said, “We, our sons, and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain, that we may eat and live.” There were also some who said, “We have mortgaged our lands and vineyards and houses, that we might buy grain because of the famine.” There were also those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our lands and vineyards. Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children; and indeed we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have been bought into slavery. It is not in our power to redeem them, for other men have our lands and vineyards.” And I became very angry when I heard their outcry and these words.
After serious thought, I rebuked the nobles and rulers, and said to them, “Each of you is exacting usury from his brother.” So I called a great assembly against them. And I said to them, “According to our ability we have redeemed our Jewish brethren who were sold to the nations. Now indeed, will you even sell your brethren? Or should they be sold to us?” Then they were silenced and found nothing to say. Then I said, “What you are doing is not good. Should you not walk in the fear of our God because of our reproach of the nations, our enemies? I also, with my brethren and my servants, am lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop this usury!
Restore now to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their olive groves, and their houses, also a hundred of the money and the grain, the new wine and the oil, that you have charged them.” So they said, “We will restore it, and we will require nothing from them; we will do as you say.” Then I called the priests, and required an oath from them that they would do according to the promise. Then I shook out the fold of my garment and said, “So may God shake out each man from his house, and from his property who does not perform this promise. Even thus may be shaken out and emptied.” And all the assembly said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord. Then the people did according to this promise.”
Question To Ourselves
Let us ask ourselves a few questions. Are we more interested as leaders in hobnobbing with the wealthy and powerful or with enforcing God’s law wherever we have been given authority?.
Often the wealthy and powerful use their wealth and power to exploit the poor. Here we see that the poor Jews had mortgaged their homes and properties to pay for food and taxes and had even been forced to sell their children into servitude. Nehemiah had no interest in appealing to the wealthy and enjoying their parties and support—he enforced Leviticus 25:36, which forbids the charging of any interest whatsoever to a poor Israelite. Are we familiar with this law and its implications in our societies?
Are we prepared to enforce these biblical laws against banks and credit card companies and other businesses that routinely charge interest to the poor?
Do we recognize the theft that such companies engage in by profiting off of the want and poverty of others?
To their credit, the wealthy Jews, when faced with Nehemiah’s righteous anger, gave back the slaves, property, interest, and grain that they had taken from the poor. Will we be able to show the same passionate defense of the interests of the poor if and when we are placed over cities?
Will we be honorable and godly leaders like Nehemiah, more concerned that God’s laws are obeyed than that we receive the adoration of elites?
If we are more concerned with pleasing and hobnobbing with the wealthy and powerful than obeying and enforcing God’s law, we will not enter God’s kingdom, much less rule in it. Let us consider that a warning.
Wise People Never Leave God
When GOD wanted to create fish, HE spoke to the sea.
When GOD wanted to create trees, HE spoke to the earth.
But when GOD wanted to create man, HE turned to Himself.
Then GOD said: “Let us make man in our image and in our likeness”.
If you take a fish out of the water it will die; and when you remove a tree from soil, it will also die.
Likewise, when man is disconnected from GOD, he dies.
GOD is our natural environment. We were created to live in His presence. We have to be connected to Him because it is only in Him that life exists.
We recall that water without fish is still water but fish without water is nothing.
The soil without tree is still soil but the tree without soil is nothing …
GOD without man is still GOD but man without GOD is nothing.
God made you the King to Govern the universe. Go ahead to explore it and dominate!
King act with authority and no one challenges what he does. And do everything having the mind of Christ.