With reverence and respect to the late Queen Elizabeth II, I wanted to repost a series of posts I did on what it means to be royal. The late Queen of England exemplified the nature and character of royalty. In her over 70 year reign she displayed the elegance of royalty and was an example to us all in what it is to be royal. As children of the Eternal King, we each have been given a visual picture of what it is to live in a kingdom. I am truly grateful I was given the opportunity to witness her life throughout my life. Through the good and the bad, she remained one thing—royal.
Being royal is not a position one gets through a desire to be royalty; it is bestowed through inheritance and by birth. Prince Harry didn’t choose to be a royal nor did Prince William choose to be the successor to the throne. These positions were inherited as their right and their responsibility. Their royal positions were granted to them by birth.
Being Royal – Being Royalty
There is a choice in being royalty. A royal’s position has to be individually chosen; they have to choose to take up their responsibility as royalty. While they are royal through birth in divine election, the position must be received and accepted volitionally. As we saw with Prince Edward, there is a volitional choice that must take place to be in the royal position awarded by birth. Edward’s abdication was merely a rejection of the position of royalty that was bequeathed upon him as a birthright. He chose to take neither the position nor the responsibility as king, even though it was his right by birth.
Now why am I on this? Does this topic stem from my binge watching of the Netflix series The Crown? No! This post comes from a place much closer to home—my own royal position. I, too, have royal blood. And I also have to choose to take up my responsibility and live in my position as royalty. By right of my new birth, I am royal and I am given the choice to live as royalty.
Who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:13 KJV
My Being Royal and Royalty
My royal heritage was given to me by a Choice and a Bloodline that was not of my will. I was born-again into this Royal Line by God’s choosing. God chose me, bequeathed upon me, a heritage of The Royal Line. By right of my new birth, I am Royal. Now positionally, I must choose to live as royalty. I must take my place and responsibility to be royalty.
Prince William is a royal. This is an immutable fact. The Prince is royal because of his birth. He didn’t will to be royal at birth; he just was because of his bloodline. I am a royal, too. My rebirth was proof of this honor. I don’t do anything to maintain this bloodline. IT IS. What I do have to do is live as royalty. Volitionally, I have the choice to live beneath my station. I could dwell in the old man and live by the flesh. I can let my soul run my ship straight into an iceberg, if I wish. But as a royal son of the Most High God, I am royal. By birth and His choice, I am royal. In response, I live as royalty.
Being royal is being born into a royal family, but being royalty is living in the rank, status, power and authority of a monarchy. The amazing thing is when you are secure in your royal-ness, you can live in the humility of the responsibility of being royalty. Prince William doesn’t have to flaunt his being royal. He has the choice to live in the dignity of being a prince.
Born Again, Being Royal
As born-again children of the Most High, I think it is the hardest thing to live as royalty. Especially if you were one of those ones found and called from the highways and byways. We thieves and prostitutes often have a hard time accepting our Royal Bloodline. We must be convinced and entreated to forget our father’s house and cling to our Royal Beloved. Our rebirth makes us royal and our living in His Life makes us royalty. I choose to live not in the abdication, which is my flesh, but in my chosen position as royalty.
And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].
Romans 8:30 AMP