September 8, 2014

The Posture of the Kingdom Resident

The Kingdom resident exudes authority.  One who is sure of him/herself. They walk with confidence, causing those who look to them or at them to sense the deep sense of assurance that they portray.  They can walk with confidence because they have been assured, “the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23)”  They know that because of the Blood shed at Calvary, they are not walking in their own righteousness but in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. As a result of their self life being slain and the victory that has been handed over to them, they are no longer self confident but GOD confident.

Their posture is anything but slouching. Their shoulders are squared, their backs straight. They are upright in physical posture as well as in the spiritual. “Mark the perfect man, behold the upright man, for the latter end of that man is peace” – Psalm 37:37

Kingdom residents are ambassadors of the Kingdom.  The very nature of the title ambassador carries with an expectation of protocol, posture, dignity, authority and moral fortitude. What is expected from this person is far above what is expected from others.  Ambassadors are supposed to represent their country well.

If the ambassador of any country was found to be a thief, then people would automatically assume that is how the rest of the country is.  A good example is Bob Marley.  He has been touted as the icon of reggae music so much, most Jamaicans who travel will tell you ” tell a foreigner that you are Jamaican and the first question is usually “do you know Bob Marley””  If only we would represent the Kingdom of God that well.

What are people seeing when they compare our lives to theirs?

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Sylvia M Dallas

Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ.  Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.

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