Royal Priests, The Chosen Generation

Royal Priests, The Chosen Generation

The bible says in Joel 2:28, in the last days God wil pour out His Spirit upon all flesh, the sons and daughters will prophecy and the young men will see visions. I want to speak to every young person out there, especially those in ministry- the chosen generation. The bible says that we are royal priests, meaning that we are of the dynasty of King David, we carry the ‘Davidic anointing’. King David was not just a king- kings possess and rule, but he was also a priest. A priest is someone who is in charge of preparing sacred rituals and also acts as a mediator between humans and a higher being. God is trusting us with the most sacred things in His Kingdom(souls), we have been empowered to intercede and bring change to the church of God. We have authority to possess, when Moses sent out twelve scouts to check out the promised land, ten of them came back scared of the giants they saw in the land, but two young people, Caleb and Joshua saw the vision and were filled with the Holy Spirit, they were ready to take the land and they were the only people in that generation who entered the promised land. Where are the young people who still possess that kind of strength, who are not afraid to face the giants of this world; who know very well that God has already given us the victory.

Where are the young people who will rule? Lead? Joshua led the Israelites to the promised land instead of Moses, let me tell you why, one of our branch pastors once said, and I quote, “even though the vision was founded by the elderly, young people possess the power to carry it through.” A generation that does not have young empowered people is in great danger. The church today needs young people who will embody the characteristics of an eagle, an eagle has a vision, it is fearless- when a storm comes, unlike other birds that fly away from the storm with fear, an eagle spreads its mighty wings and uses the current to soar to greater heights, the eagle takes advantage of the very storm that lesser birds fear and head for cover. Eagles never eat dead meat, they possess vitality and most importantly they know where to fight their battles.

Two of the youngest people who became kings were Joash and Josiah. Joash was seven years old when he became king over Judah(2 kings 11:21), and Josiah was eight years old when he became king over Judah(2 kings 22:1). They were the youngest kongs and the only ones, according to my knowledge who took the time to repair the temple of God, they were not led by self-appointed priests, but took instruction from the priests of God and as a result God made them successful in everything they did. The Apostle Paul gave this charge to Timothy, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which as given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee”(1 Tim. 4:12-16).

Moses, king Saul and King David were sherperds before they led Israel, therefore before you can lead Israel you first have to tend your father’s flocks. God delights in our obedience, to Him and to our parents, always remember that you are never without the throne of your Father, and like a phoenix you can rise from your ashes. With these words I would love to remind young people that the grace of God is sufficient enough for all of us.

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