Kings, Princes and Servants
(week 24/04)
Olubi Johnson

Revelation 1:5-6 NKJV: and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Here, we are told that God has made all Christians Kings and Priests in Christ Jesus.

So we are all potentially Kings in Christ however we need to grow into the reality of operating as Kings.

As long as we are spiritual children, even though we are potential Kings we will still only operate as servants, as we grow into young-manhood we will then operate as princes and as we grow into Fatherhood we will then be able to operate as Kings:

Galatians 4:1-2 KJV: Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

1 John 2:13 NKJV: I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little childrenBecause you have known the Father.

Our destiny in Christ is to grow up into Him in all things and so operate as Kings:

Ephesians 4:14-15 NKJV: that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ–

John 18:37-38 NKJV: Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

As kings, we will operate in the same power and glory Christ did (Jn. 14.12, 2.11) and so bear witness to the truth by the manifestation of the love of God and the power of God in our lives: such that when we speak what we say will immediately be backed with the spectacular power of God.

This is what makes the difference between Kings, Princes and Servants:

The prayers and Words spoken by servants take a longer time to manifest and are not spectacular.

The prayers and words spoken by Princes take a relatively shorter time to manifest and are more spectacular.

The prayers and words spoken by Kings almost always immediately are manifest and produce spectacular undeniable results on a consistent basis: all Christians occasionally may get immediate spectacular answers to prayer but not on a consistent, regular basis like one who is operating as a King.

This is why the scripture says:

Eccl 8:4 NKJV: Where the word of a king is, there is power;

How then do we grow up from being servants (or children) to becoming princes and Kings?

By enforcing the Kingdom or dominion of God in our lives, using an abundance of the life of God and prayer in the spirit to perfect divine love in our conduct.

Romans 14:17-18 NKJV: for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 5:17 NKJV: For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

Isaiah 32:1 NKJV: Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, And princes will rule with justice.

As we do this we will gradually grow from operating as servants, to operating as princes and Kings.

We need the many of us now to grow into operating as princes and Kings in the body of Christ to bring order, direction and thus growth to the body of Christ to cause her to come into the fullness of Christ:

Ephesians 4:11-15 NKJV: And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

There is so much disorder and lack of direction in the church today with every man doing that which is right in his own sight but this situation is about to change drastically as God manifests His Kings in the church. This is prophetically spoken of in:

Judg 21:25 NKJVIn those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Jeremiah 30:8-9 NKJV:  ‘For it shall come to pass in that day,’ Says the LORD of hosts, ‘That I will break his yoke from your neck, And will burst your bonds; Foreigners shall no more enslave them. 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them.

Ezekiel 34:23-24: I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them–My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.