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THE GOLDEN MINISTRY, No. 21 - RULING AND REIGNING WITH CHRIST
Jesus Christ is our Golden Altar and He wears the golden crown of this altar. He gives golden crowns, which declare reigning and ruling, to all who join Him in this ministry.
Revelation 14:14: “And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” The “Son of man” is often used as a reference to Jesus Christ who was the Son of man and the Son of God. He is also the One who is crowned with many crowns (Revelation 19:12).
We understand that crowns are given to those who reign. We also take note that the golden altar which symbolizes prayer, worship, and intercession is crowned on its top with a golden crown.
Exodus 15:18: “THE LORD SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER.”
Psalm 146:10: “The LORD shall reign forever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.” (Read also Psalm 10:16 and145:13).
Daniel 7:14: “And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”
The wonderful truth is that through His infinite mercy and grace we have been raised up and seated with Christ for the sole purpose of reigning with Him.
Revelation 5:10: “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Read also Revelation 22:5.
Romans 5:17: “For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall REIGN IN LIFE by one, Jesus Christ.”
We reign through the ministry of prayer for this is what Christ is doing on our behalf.
Romans 8:34: “It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”
Hebrews 7:25: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Read also Hebrews 9:24 and 1 John 2:1).
We also read that the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders had crowns of gold which they cast before the throne of God. They sang a new song declaring their redemption and every one of them were involved with the prayers of all the saints. Read Revelation chapters 4 and 5. This picture reveals the truth that those who pray and worship the Lamb have on their heads golden crowns for they reign with Him on the earth.
Without question or doubt, we have been born again to reign with Christ over all the power of the enemy, and the world, the flesh, and the devil. Prayer, intercession, praise, and worship are the key to unlock the door to this ministry of reigning. No wonderful the devil tries every trick in the book to hinder us from praying.
The golden crowns are given to the prayer warriors and those who worship the Lamb in the midst of the throne.
All fathers must reign and rule in their families through prayer. Only then will we be crowned as true fathers.