God looks at you as a priest and king.
How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as God sees you? Do you love who you are? In other words do you know that you are a child of God. He looks at you and doesn’t see the old you, but the new creation in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 18:12 “What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? And if it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. Thus it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish. We see that God will go after just one person.
Luke 15:8-10 What woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me for I have found the coin which I had lost!’ In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” When you repented and came to Christ all of heaven rejoiced. That is how much Father loves you. Matthew 10:31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. God values us more than His other creation.
Did you know you are a priest and a king.
Revelations, 5:10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” Did you know or realize that we are to reign on earth. We are called priests to serve God right here, now. 1 Peter 2:4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,“Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,“The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,”8 and“A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense.”They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. You see in this scripture above you are a royal priest!
Revelations 1:4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. You are not only Priest through Jesus but Kings. Kings reign and rule a territory. People bow down and honor kings.
Deuteronomy 7:6 “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. Deuteronomy 14:2 For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. The above 2 scriptures state the same thing. God has chosen you as His child. Special and holy are we that have been brought into the kingdom of light.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God has given us dominion over the earth. Including the devil.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 22:28 “But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials. 29 And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”Jesus has given us a kingdom, we are in his kingdom. He rules over all and He will have us sit with Him to judge. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Do you have a relationship with Jesus? Do you believe He came for you. Are you in a religion but without a relationship?
1 Peter 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
Jesus loves you and desires a relationship with you. He made us rulers, priests and kings. Do you walk as a humble priest today pulling down the devils strongholds? How can you be quiet about who you are? What Christ did for you. We should be bold and excited to share about who we are and what Jesus did for us. You are a priest of the king.