I heard the story of a renowned businessman who was making a great impact in the world of business. He would spend a certain number of days every month in retreat, receiving direction from God before engaging in business decisions. The effect was that he never made losses; he was in command as far as the sphere was concerned.

Friend, the fact that you have been destined to reign on the earth cannot be overemphasized (Romans 5:17). By redemption, we have been ordained for dominion (1 John 5:4). God has placed us here on earth to rule; we are kings, not subjects. God wants to use us to bring His Kingdom and Lordship to bear on different spheres of human endeavour (Revelation 1:6, 11:15).

The beauty of the new covenant is that we can now operate both as kings and as priests, unlike what was obtainable under the old covenant (1 Peter 2:9). To operate as priests is to operate as spiritual men having authority in the spirit. To operate in royalty or as kings is to command influence among men, to live in glory and honour, representing the excellency of God on the earth.

We need to understand the relationship between our priestly anointing and our kingly manifestation; our priestly anointing is what powers our kingly operation. As priests, we have altars that must be serviced so that we can rule on our throne in destiny. When the fire on the altar goes out, thrones cannot function properly (Leviticus 6:12). We sit on thrones by servicing altars.

For every position that God gives you among men, He would necessarily give you a seat in the spirit via which you wield influence on the throne (Psalms 110:1-3). If you don’t sit properly in the spirit, you cannot command the right influence in the physical. Rather than just desiring a place among men, ensure that you secure your place with God (Zechariah 3:1-7).

As priests, we must service our altars if we would operate effectively in life (Leviticus 6:12). The altar of prayer is what determines your sensitivity in dealing with life’s issues (Isaiah 30:21, Romans 8:14). The altar of worship is what determines your victory in the battles of life (2 Chronicles 20:22). Your altar of consecration is what determines your promotion among men (Genesis 39:9, Daniel 1:8). If the devil cannot corrupt your altar, he cannot affect your influence and relevance in life (Psalms 89:39).

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