The Kingly Purpose By Rev Eastwood Anaba

THE WORD SIROCCO

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Theme : The Great Shepherd

Topic : The Kingly Purpose

Scripture Reading:
Luke 19:1-10

Main Text:
Luke 19:8
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

The expression, “…the half of my goods I give to the poor;” reveals the power of a king. For example, King Ahasuerus promised to give her half of his kingdom if she wanted it (Esther 5:2-3).

Another display of a king’s generosity is seen in the immoral King Herod’s promise to give Herodias’ daughter half of his kingdom if that was what Herodias and her daughter wanted (Mark 6:22-24). Zacchaeus portrayed the traits of a king by committing half of his goods to the poor.

Zacchaeus’ pledge to give half of his goods to the poor, restore four times what he fraudulently took from others and the other actions he displayed point to the reinstating of the offices of the prophet, king and priest in the Body of Christ. He portrayed the characteristics of a king in his encounter with Jesus Christ by giving half of his goods to the poor.

The encounter with Jesus Christ enables us to touch people’s lives. It involves being reinstated in the three-fold offices of the prophet, king and priest for the restoration of all things on earth. Apart from being prophets, we are kings and priests.

The book of Revelation mentions twice that God has called believers into the offices of kings and priests (Revelation 1:5-6, 5:10). Have this consciousness wherever you go that you have a kingly purpose to fulfil - touch lives.

Prayer:
Pray that your encounter with Jesus Christ will enable you to touch others' lives.

Recommended Reading:
“Zacchaeus – Encounter with Jesus Christ” by Eastwood Anaba
( e-books available at www.amazon.com)

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