“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” [1 Peter 2:9]
When changing locations from one nation to another there was a desire to participate in the governmental process as a voter. To know who the national leaders were and what principles they governed by. Those, as I was, who were raised in a nation governed by Royalty, have a built-in knowledge that royalty is a matter of blood lineage and those so endowed have Sovereign rule.
Entering into the Kingdom of God is no different! To know the King and the principles by which His kingdom is governed is a must. What signs are given and what desire is found in the soul that enters through the narrow gate? Here’s a few; the one that enters is related to the King by birth; the one that enters is of royal linage; the one that enters has a destiny in Christ; the one that enters the Kingdom has an inheritance to claim; the one that enters has a birth right of power and position through a blood covenant that cannot be broken; the one that enters is no longer conformed to the things ‘of this world’, but begins a journey of being transformed; the one that enters God’s Kingdom is aware of His Sovereign rule.
The one that enters the Kingdom continues on a path that leads to living in a secret place overshadowed by the King, protected by the King, provided for by the King, and fortified by the peace of the King! This is Kingdom living and this King is Jesus!
Further Reading: Psalm 91; Ephesians 1:3-14;