The Lord told me, "This is the season when kings go to war." So, I began to meditate on what that means, because we are always in a war.
As I meditated upon this, the Holy Spirit started showing me the difference between priests and kings in times of war and how we can't go into this season of war as priests only. We must go as kings. Of course, this is the New Testament, and so we are both priests and kings—He "has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever" (Rev. 1:6).
We need to know when to flow in which grace and how victorious kings win their battles. See, priests and kings have different functions. A priest ministers to God and man. A king is a ruler who decrees and governs. Priests don't go to war; they carry the holy instruments and blow the trumpets (see Num. 31:6). Kings charge into battle, fight, conquer and collect the spoils.
There is an anointing for a priest (see Ex. 40:13, Lev. 21:10). There is an anointing for a king (see 1 Kings 1:34). There is the mantle of the priest (see Ex. 28:4). There is the mantle of a king (see Eph. 6:13-16). Priests don't count the costs. Kings do. Consider Christ's words in Luke 14:31-32.
"Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Otherwise, while the other is yet at a distance, he sends a delegation and requests conditions of peace."
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Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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