The one who is victorious will, like them,
be dressed in white…
I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but
I will announce before my Father and his angels
that they are mine.
Revelation 3:5 NIV…NLT

YOUR ROYAL ANNOUNCEMENT

 Wedding Video Image https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_9H1AVMLk8

Royal Wedding Prince Harry & Meghan MarkleThis past weekend was a truly royal celebration with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  How appropriate that in Canada it was our annual Victoria Day holiday weekend commemorating the late Queen Victoria’s birthday.  The monarchy was forefront in the conversations of most everyone as millions watched the marriage nuptials.

 

Me drinking royal teaAcross North America, early morning parties were planned with girls of all ages dressing up in white wedding gowns, attempting to live vicariously through Meghan Markle; a regular girl turned princess.  Here’s a picture of me celebrating the wedding drinking the royal wedding tea blend 🙂  {Notice the properly positioned pinky}

 

Even though Harry and Meghan’s wedding did veer from some of the monarchist traditions, the formality of royal announcements were a part of the day.  Just hearing, “Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah! All rise. Now entering, the Duke and Duchess of…” makes you curious to see who’s entering.  As for me, a girl brought up at the dragstrip, this all seems like a foreign language, but it sure helps me to grasp the weight of these words in Revelations.

John records in Revelations that if you are a part of those who are victorious by overcoming to the end, three things will take place.

  1. Jesus will dress you in white; symbolizing our right-standing with God through Christ.
  2. Your name will be written in permanent marker, never to be blotted out of the Book of Life.
  3. YOUR ROYAL ANNOUNCEMENT will take place!

Jesus will introduce you to the Father and His angels! To think that Jesus is going to announce your entrance into heaven is mind-blowing!  Who are you that Jesus, The Son of God should give such a royal announcement?

Through your faith in Christ: you are His child, you’re an heir, a son or daughter of the King of Kings! Therefore, you have been made worthy of such an honour!

In case you’re still finding it hard to believe, this truth is confirmed at least three times in Scripture.  Jesus himself says in Matthew 10:32 and Luke 12:8

“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven.”

As I studied this verse in the original Greek I became completely overwhelmed with wonder of God’s grace and His goodness.  When describing those who will be introduced by Jesus, the words are translated in our Bible versions as one who overcomes, conquers or is victorious.  The original says they are those who “subdue (literally or figuratively) conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory”1.

Let the knowledge of WHO you are and the future hope of, YOUR ROYAL ANNOUNCEMENT help you to be a victorious overcomer, conquering whatever this world throws your way!

Prayer

Father, I thank-you for your awesome gift of grace.  You give to me what I don’t deserve. Open my spiritual eyes to see myself as Your child, a worthy heir. Help me to overcome so experience the day Your son introduces me to You!  In Jesus name…Amen.

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Queen announcementHere’s an interesting video to watch of Her Majesty the Queen of England and the royal family being announced just for a luncheon! Such pomp and circumstance J  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eBYUOKQOnE

 


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  1. Revelations 3:5
  2. Matthew 10:32
  3. Luke 12:8
  4. Luke 10:20

Footnotes:

  1. https://www.godrules.net/library/strongs2b/gre3528.htm Website accessed 2014-10-06

BLOGGER PRAYERS-GREYYOU CAN OFTEN FIND ME LINKING UP WITH:
MONDAY
 Monday Meditations – Laura J. Davis, Soul Survival – Donna Reidland,

TUESDAY 
Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
WEDNESDAY Coffee For Your Heart – Holley GerthWord Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
THURSDAY Heart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms, Chasing Community  Barbara Bradford Ottinger
FRIDAY Dance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. MeadGrace and Truth Linkup – Arabah JoyCounting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell ELLEN’S PICKS– Ellen Graf-Martin 

*Revised post from 2014-10-06

Sherry Stahl