Your Royal Announcement

Your Royal Announcement
The one who is victorious will, like them,
be dressed in white…
I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but
I will announce before my Father and his angels
that they are mine.
Revelation 3:5 NIV…NLT

YOUR ROYAL ANNOUNCEMENT

 Wedding Video Image https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_9H1AVMLk8

Royal Wedding Prince Harry & Meghan MarkleThis past weekend was a truly royal celebration with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  How appropriate that in Canada it was our annual Victoria Day holiday weekend commemorating the late Queen Victoria’s birthday.  The monarchy was forefront in the conversations of most everyone as millions watched the marriage nuptials.

 

Me drinking royal teaAcross North America, early morning parties were planned with girls of all ages dressing up in white wedding gowns, attempting to live vicariously through Meghan Markle; a regular girl turned princess.  Here’s a picture of me celebrating the wedding drinking the royal wedding tea blend 🙂  {Notice the properly positioned pinky}

 

Even though Harry and Meghan’s wedding did veer from some of the monarchist traditions, the formality of royal announcements were a part of the day.  Just hearing, “Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah! All rise. Now entering, the Duke and Duchess of…” makes you curious to see who’s entering.  As for me, a girl brought up at the dragstrip, this all seems like a foreign language, but it sure helps me to grasp the weight of these words in Revelations.

John records in Revelations that if you are a part of those who are victorious by overcoming to the end, three things will take place.

  1. Jesus will dress you in white; symbolizing our right-standing with God through Christ.
  2. Your name will be written in permanent marker, never to be blotted out of the Book of Life.
  3. YOUR ROYAL ANNOUNCEMENT will take place!

Jesus will introduce you to the Father and His angels! To think that Jesus is going to announce your entrance into heaven is mind-blowing!  Who are you that Jesus, The Son of God should give such a royal announcement?

Through your faith in Christ: you are His child, you’re an heir, a son or daughter of the King of Kings! Therefore, you have been made worthy of such an honour!

In case you’re still finding it hard to believe, this truth is confirmed at least three times in Scripture.  Jesus himself says in Matthew 10:32 and Luke 12:8

“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven.”

As I studied this verse in the original Greek I became completely overwhelmed with wonder of God’s grace and His goodness.  When describing those who will be introduced by Jesus, the words are translated in our Bible versions as one who overcomes, conquers or is victorious.  The original says they are those who “subdue (literally or figuratively) conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory”1.

Let the knowledge of WHO you are and the future hope of, YOUR ROYAL ANNOUNCEMENT help you to be a victorious overcomer, conquering whatever this world throws your way!

Prayer

Father, I thank-you for your awesome gift of grace.  You give to me what I don’t deserve. Open my spiritual eyes to see myself as Your child, a worthy heir. Help me to overcome so experience the day Your son introduces me to You!  In Jesus name…Amen.


Soul H2O BookIf you liked the refreshing in this #SoulH2O devotion, you’ll love my latest Soul H2O Devotional book: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions for Women.

 


Queen announcementHere’s an interesting video to watch of Her Majesty the Queen of England and the royal family being announced just for a luncheon! Such pomp and circumstance J  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eBYUOKQOnE

 


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Drawing From The Well - Brown and Blue

  1. Revelations 3:5
  2. Matthew 10:32
  3. Luke 12:8
  4. Luke 10:20

Footnotes:

  1. http://www.godrules.net/library/strongs2b/gre3528.htm Website accessed 2014-10-06

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*Revised post from 2014-10-06

Comments(16)

  1. Glynis Belec says

    Wonderful, timely and a great reminder of our significance in Christ. Thanks, Sherry.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Glynis,
      You’re so welcome! That significance is what we all need to really get and then all our problems would be so small–myself included 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  2. Alyson | WriteThemOnMyHeart says

    What a fun and awe-inspiring post! I can’t wait for my royal announcement!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Alyson,
      Hope I tweaked your excitement for heaven 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  3. Stacey Pardoe says

    I love this, Sherry! I often consider just how much these princess stories appeal to us on a soul-level! I pray your words will reach the hearts of many women who long to be the cherished bride. Praise the One who paid the price so that our longings could come to life! . . . And I really enjoyed your photo with the tea!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Stacey,
      I believe God placed that longing within us because we are royalty 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

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    • Sherry Stahl says

      Thanks Aline 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  5. Christin says

    Sherry, I LOVE this! What a beautiful symbol of the ultimate wedding feast we will experience with our eternal Bridegroom forever!! Thank you for sharing!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Christin,
      Hope I’ve stirred up hope for your Royal Announcement!
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  6. Lisa notes says

    I had such fun watching the wedding last weekend! I didn’t think about my own royal announcement though. Thanks for pointing this out, Sherry!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Glad I made you think Lisa 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  7. Jennifer says

    Hi Sherry,
    I really enjoyed your post! I like the way you used the recent Royal wedding to highlight the coming Heavenly Royal wedding of the ages! King of kings & Lord of Lords!

    “Here ye, here ye comes my faithful servant ……….” what an event that is going to be! Being presented to the Father by Jesus! Very exciting & sobering all at once!

    You’re most welcome to drop by for a cup of Prince of Wales tea in “Relationships”
    Jennifer

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Jennifer,
      Glad you enjoyed the post and that your hope for the future was stirred!
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  8. Aimee Imbeau says

    There are days when I don’t feel like royalty…thankfully, my status is not dependant on how I feel. Thanks for sharing on Grace & Truth.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Aimee,

      Soooo true. When do you set the Grace & Truth live on your site. I think I’m checking tooo early in the morning when I”m actually able to linkup these days.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

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