AUTHOR: Roger Fields
To have a royal life first means we need to understand what This Royal Life means to God. Having the ability to walk in a Royal way is revealed by how we live life in public and behind closed doors. It isn’t about religion or denominations at all, it’s about God.
But, how can anyone know how to live a royal life, if they’ve never seen or been allowed to be instructed by the royal patriarchs? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, (Israel), were instructed by the heavenly Father in how to live as being a part of the kingdom of God, friends in this royal family. I think the biggest thing to understand about living a royal life, is it must be experienced, before you can walk in it with the authority and power that you are supposed to have as a child of God. Most of us are taught to live a life based on the fear of being punished. Hoping that one day we will be knighted at the feet of Christ with an identity as being royalty. Being given a title doesn’t make you a member of the Royal family. It’s all about relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
After saying all of this, the issue I want to get to is on the subject of faith. I have walked in the church as a member for many years. I have seen people speak of faith, as if it were something that was law with no place to receive God’s grace and mercy. First of all faith is knowing something that is concrete, unmovable, stationary, dependable, without any doubt that what you are believing in was going to happen. The word says; that faith is given to us in measurements as a gift from the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 GNB
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to all for their particular service. The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. The Spirit gives one person a message full of wisdom, while to another person the same Spirit gives a message full of knowledge. One and the same Spirit gives faith to one person, while to another person he gives the power to heal. The Spirit gives one person the power to work miracles; to another, the gift of speaking God’s message; and to yet another, the ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. To one person he gives the ability to speak in strange tongues, and to another he gives the ability to explain what is said. But it is one and the same Spirit who does all this; as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person.
Romans 12:3 (GNB) And because of God’s gracious gift to me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking, and judge yourself according to the amount of faith that God has given you.
Here we should understand that faith comes to us as a gift of maturity from the Holy Spirit. We receive in measurements in the way we can handle it without misusing it. It is by these measurements that we are built up in the knowledge of God as we walk through life with him and learn to know his royal ways of governing his kingdom as Jesus did. It is in this way that we learn to have faith in him that leads us into living as members of a royal family.
Faith is knowing the will of God first. It is not to use to impress yourself or people. Why say to a mountain be uprooted and cast into the sea if the mountain’s not in your way, who are you trying to impress? One of the things I learned a long time ago when I was called into the ministry of Deliverance. Was from Dr. Derek Prince, in his book Blessings and Curses. In this book, he said something very amazing to me. He said if I am sick I will pray, if the sickness leaves it was a spirit, but if 24 hours later I am still sick, then I go to the doctor. We need to understand that faith is knowing how to pray concerning the issue. When to pray and when to act!
Mark 9:28-29 (GNB)After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive the spirit out?” “Only prayer can drive this kind out,” answered Jesus; “nothing else can.”
This prayer that Jesus was talking about had to do with discerning the problem. Prayer is seeking the true spiritual insight and learning to apply the knowledge in faith, knowing the will of God. It is only in this places that faith matures and becomes strong in your trust in God when you can pray, with belief and have the faith to see your prayers answered. All this happens, because you know the heart of God your Father. Because if you don’t know God, and you do all this, what good is it if he says to you in the end. Depart from me you who work in lawlessness, because I never knew you.
You can only have a royal life if your live life with a Royal King. Anything outside of that, is only make believe. Is there doubt in your heart? Is there doubt in your heart that your requests will not be heard by the father? If there is, then how do you expect to live a royal life? Sometimes we just need to ask the Holy Spirit, how to approach the father with the needs we are faced with. When you ask the father for something, do you entertain the doubt that your request will be denied? So, what good is faith, if you doubt and are driven by many different thoughts as to why he would or would not answer your request?
How can we live a royal life, if we do not know how to speak to God, as our Father? So, with doubt, there’s really never anything good to look forward in experience this Royal life.
So, Pray this:
Father, forgive me for not knowing you well enough to know, that when I ask you for something good, that you will not give me something bad. Forgive my doubts concerning whether or not I have the same favor as others. Forgive me for believing that you will answer me the same way my parents did. Believing that what ever I am asking for is always too much. Lord, forgive me for continuing to live life as a slave, instead of living life as one adopted into your family. One who you desire to call your child. One who you desire to refer to you as Father. Your word says, that you will never withhold anything good from me. But for some reason, I expect to be rebuked, and told to stop being selfish and be satisfied with what life has to offer. Father, teach me to believe, so I can come to know your heart and lives by your word. Help me to find this Royal life. Then I will be able to show others the way to This Royal Life as well. In the name of Christ Jesus, amen.