Monday, May 9, 2011
Check the top of your head!
Traditionally in history a crown represented power and authority. But it also represented so much more than that. A crown could also represent legitimacy, immortality, righteousness, victory, triumph, resurrection, and honor. It was typically made of gold and adorned with various precious jewels which signified the glory of the person wearing it.
Did you know that according to Scripture, if you belong to God, you already are wearing a crown? You may not feel like you're wearing a crown. But I believe it is a spiritual crown, a crown that's very real in the spiritual realm and something that can be seen by angels and demons alike. Check it out!
For You have made him (man) a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor Psalm 8:5
Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies Psalm 103:4
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory Psalm /149:4
Blessings crown the head of the righteous Proverbs 10:6
The prudent are crowned with knowledge Proverbs 14:18
Everlasting joy will crown their heads Isaiah 35:10
Crown of beauty instead of ashes Isaiah 61:3
A crown that lasts forever 1 Corinthians 9:25
The victor's crown 2 Tim 2:5
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day 2 Tim 4:8
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 1 Peter 5:4
Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown. Revelation 2:10
Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. Rev 4:4
Each child of God is crowned already with glory, honor, lovingkindness, tender mercies, life, victory, gold, righteousness, eternity, everlasting joy, blessings, knowledge and beauty. Sounds like a pretty exquisite crown to me! And when we get to heaven, we'll get an actual crown of gold, a victor's crown!
My husband got a glimpse into the spiritual realm at the moment of his salvation. He was up on the hill behind my house at the time. He told me he saw beams of light shooting up from the city straight into heaven. Later after we spoke, we both came to the conclusion that these beams must have been Christians. Maybe it was their glowing crowns? Interesting that we are marked like that and the enemy knows full well who we are. I imagine the closer we get to Jesus, the brighter we become. Cool, huh?
Next time you think you're nobody, or you just feel down about life, picture yourself wearing this marvelous crown and recite the list of it's attributes! Then be faithful, be joyful, be strong, and praise Almighty God!
For as Revelation 3:11 says,
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one takes away your crown.