I was born a child of the king. Royal status endows me superlative benefits. Forgiveness, healing, love, satisfaction, supply, youth, protection, wisdom, understanding and much more. Who can become royal and how do I become royal?
Royal status for ordinary people was not emphasized in the Old Testament. It was hinted at, and promises were made for future royals–us. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. Psalm 103:17-18
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4
It is by faith that I receive the grace of God just as Abraham did and became the father of us all. Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. Romans 4:16
If I live by grace, then to be consistent, I must allow others to live by grace also. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. Romans 11:6
So, to become a child of God, I must believe in the name of Jesus. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—John 1:12
Children of God, Royals are led by the Spirit of God. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:14-17
Abba, Father, I yearn to be led by your spirit. I long to receive your grace and come to understand your love for me. I long to live by grace and let that grace be the foundation of others’ lives as well. Amen.
The benefits of being royal are endless. Many psalms describe these things. They are all very pleasant and necessary for a happy life.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5
Psalm 91 is a famous description of royal benefits.
Bless the Lord, O my soul. God Almighty, I yearn to experience all the benefits of being your child. Grant me royal benefits as I am able. Amen.
Extended royal benefits
From Exodus 3:14 the name of God given to Moses is: I Am That I Am — in Hebrew, ‘ehyeh asher ehyeh’. I am whatever you need me to be. I will become whatever you need me to become for you. This open ended infinitely possible designation gives me extended royal benefits simply for the asking. If I need an emergency bridge to cross a chasm or a parting of the sea to escape an enemy, The Great I Am will do it.