Let the Kings Arise (2 of 4)

Mike Connell

Summary Notes

1. Introduction:
1 Pet 2:9
“You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood:
· We must know and agree with what God says we are - our identity
· Chosen generation – selected by God to carry His DNA and be his family
· Royal Priesthood – access into the very throne of God
· Royal or kingly, regal
· Kings don’t beg, don’t think as a victim - powerless, blaming others
· Kings decree, legislate, make commands
· Kings discover and declare the will and purpose of God and advance the Kingdom
· Rev 19:16 “…He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords”
· Jesus is raising a generations of Kings and Lords to advance His Kingdom

Kings receive Prophetic Direction
a) “Even had come” v35
· Even = beginning of a new day. Days began in the evening
· New day = new opportunities, new challenges, new experiences
· God is always dong new things, fresh things
· Kings don’t live in yesterdays experience, they look forward to a new day
· New day = required new direction and revelation

b) “He said to them” v 35
· Don’t live in past experiences, yesterdays revelation experience
· Position yourself to hear God daily
· EG Mary, Jesus rose early and Moses
· V34 While they were alone He explained all things to His disciples
· Jesus raising Kings – took them aside to give revelation and direction
· ‘Alone’ – must build and prioritize time alone with God

3. Kings Dream of Enlarging their Territory
1 Pet 2:35
“Let us cross over to the other side”
a) Crossover” = to travel through, to journey through, go to new places
· Must be willing to move forward, enlarge, advance from current position
· Migrate = journey to a place of new opportunities
· There are challenges and obstacles to be faced

b) “Other side” = the territory beyond the place they were standing
· The country of the Gaderenes v51
· New territory, new areas to invade and advance the kingdom
· New experiences to have
· It could be personal life, finances, marriage, family, ministry
· God calls every generation out of their security to advance the kingdom
· New territories to enter: Media, education, government, finance, arts
· What dream do you have of the future enlargement, advance?

4. Kings advance New Territory
“They eft the multitude and took Him along on the boat’ v36
Left = 863 = to forgive, to send away= choose to let go can advance
i) Left the multitude (people)
· Kings don’t get led by the crowd and multitudes
· Kings have vision and direction and courage
· Crowd lacks vision, they pressure you to conform, to do what they want to do
· Kings hear God and have vision of new territory
· Faith life is in a journey of hearing God and moving forward
· It takes courage to be different

ii) Left the shore (place of security)
· No great adventures unless you cast off from shore
· Boat journeys are filled with uncertainty – cast off – let go
· What is holding you back? What are you clinging to?
· Jesus was in the boat
· Faith journey seems lonely but:
You are not alone; Jesus is with you
You are not alone; others are taking the same journey
Your faith stirs others

5. King have a Spiritual Perspective
A great storm arose and the waves beat in the boat
a) There is always demonic opposition to Kingdom advance
1. Storm 1 Pet 2:37 2. Demonised man 1 Pet 5:1
· Storm = whirlwind, rotating column of air with great turbulence
· The demonic storm whipped through the sea in to a turmoil
· Every assignment of God has demonic opposition
· Demonic opposition – circumstances or people

b) Focus on the Assignment not the circumstances, challenges, feelings – 2 Cor 4:16-18
· Disciples lost spiritual perspective
· Fear of death Accuse and blame Faith quenched and doubt
· Focus on saving self and not the assignment
· Think like a victim not a king
· Missed opportunity for growth

6. Kings make Decrees and Assert Dominion
· “He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea …” v39
· Do you arise in your spirit like a King for battle or do you cringe like a victim?
· “Said” = 2036NT = to command, to legislate, to decree
· Kings make decrees – they assert their authority over the territory
· Whatever your assignment, territory – must learn to address the demonic!
· Mark 11:23 “Have the faith of God … peak to …not doubt with your heart”
· Jesus rebuked the wind and sea and disciples
· God requires us to walk by faith not by experiences alone
· Jesus expected them to interact with the circumstances as a King