| Spiry Tee
“I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is!" (Matthew 11:11 NLT).
Men come in sizes. There are great men but there are awesome men. Jesus understood status which is shown by His teachings throughout the gospels.
The Lord compared John the baptist, whom He regarded as the greatest of all that ever lived to a kingdom citizen. Most people don't know why Jesus said John was the greatest of ALL men that ever lived. Me too. Jesus never gave a reason.
But one thing is clear, despite the rank and status you may have outside of Christ who is the King of our kingdom, it pales in comparison to the rank and status of the least person or the last little Joe in the kingdom.
We have been elevated to a place of power and great glory in Christ. Don't let anyone look down on you. You belong to the first fruit of God's creation. You are the crowning beauty of His handiwork.
The Bible calls you a vine of highest quality (Jeremiah 2:25). You are not a riff raff. You are royalty. You reign over lack and poverty. You are enthroned over sickness and disease. Your crown, even death recognizes.
I am enthroned over sickness and death. I have a status of the gods. I am a kingdom citizen crowned with honor and dignity.