When one of the first class kings in our dear nation was being crowned, he did something remarkable. He decided to lead some worship in the praise of Jehovah God and even prayed in tongues. People wondered how he was able to do that as a traditional king. But to me, it was a demonstration of our king-priest operation as believers.

Friend, part of knowing who you are in Christ and how you are supposed to live on the earth is knowing who Christ has made you through His finished work. Simply put, you have been made a priest and a king (1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 5:10). In the Old Testament, you are either a king or a priest, you cannot be both. In fact, as a king, you can be punished for intruding the priestly office.

Under the New Covenant, we have been called as kings and priests. We are meant to be spiritual (having relevance with God as a priest) and at the same time, influential among men, as a king. They are not mutually exclusive. You can be spiritual and wealthy at the same time. You can be a sound Christian and a high ranking business mogul at the same time. You can be a prophetess and a judge at the same time. You can have power with God and men at the same time.

Every born again person is ordained to function as a king, a priest, and a prophet. You carry a kingly authority, a priestly anointing and a prophetic grace, all combined! To be a king is to speak with authority and rule in your sphere (Ecclesiastes 8:4). To be a priest is to have a walk with the Lord, to know how to offer spiritual sacrifices of prayers and intercessions, worship, and all that (1 Peter 2:5). While to be a prophet is to be able to see into the program and agenda of God (Joel 2:28).

You need the priestly anointing to be prophetic and you need to be prophetic to rule among men. Simply put, your relationship with God helps you to see into the future or into the other side of life that others are not seeing and this gives you an advantage among men making you a ruler and a leader in that sphere. To drop any of these is to live a life that is lesser than God originally ordained for you.

You don’t have to be called into the five-fold ministry office of a prophet to be prophetic. The primary role of the five-fold ministry prophet is to awaken the prophetic side of the believers. It is to make believers to become aware of the spiritual side of their lives. It is to bring them to a place of sensitivity and accuracy in the things of the Spirit, to make them see far into God’s purpose and agenda.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria