I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. Deuteronomy 18:18-19
Jesus gave up his power as the King of the Universe to become human like me. According to the law, a king was not to consider himself better than his subjects. Jesus had neither wives nor gold, but he offers me a refuge, a fortress from the ills of sin.
Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” Luke 5:23-24
The Pharisees thought that Jesus blasphemed when he claimed his authority. Jesus – a case too convoluted for the Roman court to figure out went to the High Priest. The mob wanted to crucify the King of the Jews. Rather than save himself from death, Jesus yielded to the will of his Father.
Everyday I take charge of my own little kingdom, following God by the laws written on my heart.
For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First, he says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds. Hebrews10:14-16
Bible study and memorization keep His words in my mind. The prayers of faithful friends accomplish much to keep me on the right path. The Holy Spirit reminds me that though I am a member of the royal priesthood, it’s a large body with many parts.
Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. Rev 1:5-6
The Lord is my inheritance just as He was for the Levites.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you. 1 Peter 1:3-4