“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.” John 4:24
We were created in the image and likeness of God. If you doubt this, read Genesis 1:27. We forget that we were made to rule and reign in the earth. Short version of the story goes like this; God gave Adam authority to rule and reign over all the earth. He gave his authority to Satan who ruled until Jesus came, died on the cross, took all authority back from the devil, gave it back to us and told us to rule as kings and priests, He himself being the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
So, why aren’t we reigning? Why aren’t we ruling? Why aren’t we taking the authority given to us and raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons? Our problem is that we simply don’t believe. Think about that. The children of Israel were told that the Promised Land was theirs, but when Joshua and Caleb came back with the report of abundance, they wanted to stone them. Too afraid to possess what was theirs. Even though God had led them out of captivity and protected and watched over them day and night, they just didn’t believe He could fulfill His promise to them.
After all they saw, they just couldn’t trust God. Lots of blaming went on, but not so much trust. They had been slaves for so long that they couldn’t wrap their minds around the fact they were free, favored and that the God who did all of that, was well able to deliver to them the land. All they had to do was possess it but they just couldn’t believe.
I see many of us living our lives the same way. We’ve been slaves for so long, we can’t believe we are truly free and with that freedom, comes authority to rule and reign. We’re still working for what’s been given to us. We own the land but we’re still trying to work for it. We own the house but we’re still trying to buy it. We have healing, but we’re still trying to earn it. Our problem is a belief problem; even though God said it, we just don’t believe it.
Father, I thank You for the power and authority You have given to me, Your daughter. Today, I will act like a princess, walk like a princess and talk like a princess. As my King, You’ve already given me everything I will ever need for life and godliness, I just have to believe it, receive it and walk in it. How can I fail when You lead and guide me. How can I fear when You are my shield. Your rod and staff comfort me. That means that when I stray from You, Your staff will bring me back. My heart trusts in You and Your plans for me. Your promises are true and they are for all who will believe. Open my heart and mind to receive what You’ve purposed me to possess. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen