The Kings Are Coming

The Kingly Anointing

The_Kings_Are_Coming_Book_1024x1024“…which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords…”

1 Timothy 6:15 NAB

Most Christians know that the “King” is coming, but did you know the Bible says there are “kings” coming too? Most of the time, when Christian think about Jesus being the “Kings of kings and Lord of lords,” they’re thinking about Jesus ruling over the natural kings of the earth. But I believe there’s also an inference to the “spiritual” kings of the earth in this scripture as well.

To receive greater insight in the “Kingly” anointing, we have to understand that Jesus is King over both the spiritual and natural domains (John 18:33, 36-37). In Psalm 47:2-3, the Psalmist writes, “For the LORD Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. He will subdue the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet” In Psalm 10:16, we read, “The Lord is King forever and ever; nations have perished from His land.” There are many other verses of scripture which talk about Jesus being King. Right now, I believe God is raising up “kings” in the spiritual domain who will one day rule with Jesus in the natural domain (2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 2:25-27; 3:21; 20:6). Praise God! I want to be one of God’s kings, don’t you?

God Wants To Take Us Into Something Better!

In Revelation 1:5-6, John writes:

“Unto Him who loved us. Washed us in His own blood, and made us kings and priests unto God forever.”

Here we see that Jesus did three things for us; He loved us, He washed us in His own blood, and he made us kings and priests unto God forever. In other words, He took us out of something to bring us into something even better!

The Anointings of Prophet, Priest and King

In the Old Testament, there were three predominant anointings which operated in the earth: prophet, priest and king. Theses three anointings have not passed away; there’re still operating in the New Testament Church today. They’re available to the Body of Christ corporately as well as to each believer individually. Before we move into exploring the depths of the “Kingly” anointing, let’s look briefly at the comparative characteristics of the prophetic, priestly and kingly anointings in relation to their present-day roles and functions.

The “Prophetic” Anointing

First off, the Church has been moving in various degrees of the “prophetic” anointing since the day of Pentecost (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17-18). The prophetic anointing is made up of three gifts which are referred to by many as the “vocal” gifts. According to the apostle Paul, there are a total of nine gifts given by the holy spirit which supernaturally empower a believer for Christian service (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). These nine gifts are generally divided into three separate groups of three gifts each: the “vocal” gifts, the “revelation” gifts and the “power” gifts. I believe the God’s “vocal” gifts; which are made up of the gift of prophecy, the gift of diverse kinds of tongues and the gift of interpretation of tongues; embody the full expression of the prophetic anointing within the Church. The prophetic anointing is the first anointing all Christian experience when they are baptized in the Holy Spirit. In the book of Acts, we find that the ongoing experience of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is always accompanied by one of these three “vocal gifts (See: Acts 2:1-4, 17-18; 10:44-46; 19:6).

During the decade of the 1980s, God began to emphasize the prophetic anointing to the Church in a fresh and powerful way. In the 80s, our understanding of the prophetic office was restored, the preaching prophets came on the scene, and the Church began to move into deeper realms of prophetic operation.

The “Priestly” Anointing

We know that the “priestly” anointing is still in operation today because the apostle Peter tells us in 1 Peter 2:9 that God has raised up the Church to be, “a nation of holy priests.”

Through the redemptive work of Christ on the cross, each believer now has the privilege of ministering to the Lord daily and bringing “spiritual” sacrifices of worship and praise before the throne of God. Each believer also has the privilege of “standing in the gap” and offering up intercessions and prayers on behalf of this lost nd dying world. These are “priestly” functions. Those who operate in the “priestly” anointing are characterized by the three “revelation” gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge and the gift of discerning of spirits.

Like the prophetic anointing, the priestly anointing has been operating in the Church since the day of Pentecost, but it has also enjoyed a time of renewed emphasis during the decades of the 1980s and 1990s. During this time period, intercessory prayer conferences began to spring up around the world, revelation knowledge began to flow like a river to God’s people, and a powerful new wave of praise and worship music began to “crest” in the Church.

The “Kingly” Anointing

I believe the “kingly” anointing is just now being restored to the Church. As we already saw in Revelation 1:6, God has made us “kings” before Him forever! I believe those walking in the kingly anointing will be marked by the three “power” gifts mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:9-10: the gift of faith, the gifts of healings, and the working of miracles. In chapter four, we will cover this aspect of the “kingly” anointing in greater detail.

Progressing Into Increasing Dimensions

In the Kingdom of God there’s a principle of progressive increase, “First the blade, then the corn, then the full corn in the ear…” (Mark4:28). This principle is taught throughout scripture, The Bible says we bear fruit, god prunes what we bring forth, and then we are able to bring forth more fruit. Finally, as God’s “prunings” continue and we allow the Word of God to continue to abide in us, we bring forth much fruit (John 15:2-8). So there’s  a principle of growth described in the Word of God; we move from childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood (1 John 2:12-13). Growth in God’s Kingdom always progresses in an order of increasing succession.

This same principle is true in the spiritual realm. The prophet Ezekiel spoke about moving into “the river of God” from the ankles, to the knees, to the loins; and then finally; God’s presence becomes a river that no man can cross over (Ezekiel 47:3-5). I believe the anointings of prophet, priest, and king advance in this same order. On the day of Pentecost, when the believers were first filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues and prophesied, they stepped into God’s river only “ankle” deep. When the Church progressed further and moved into the “priestly” anointing of intercession and ministry unto the Lord, they moved into the river only “knee” deep. The final dimension is the “Kingly” anointing. The early apostles moved into the kingly anointing in a powerful way, but the brightness of this anointing was virtually extinguished by organized religion during the “Dark Ages.”

I believe God is restoring this important anointing to the Church rights now. In the 80s and 90s, the Church moved back into the water up to our “ankles” and then up to our “knees,” but now we’re going to move in up to our “waist!” In this next move of God, people who have been faithful with little, will be entrusted with much! It’s God’s principle of growth and progression—we don’t start out in deep water, we start out ankle deep! We move from one degree of glory to another—we increase with the increase of God, “here a little and there a little,” just as bible teaches (2 Corinthians 3:18; Isaiah 28:10).

Before Jesus returns I believe there’s going to be an abundance of anointed “kings” reigning in the spiritual power on the earth! There will be many who have moved into a “kingly” dimension of life and ministry within their God-ordained spheres of appointment. Just as we’ve had prophets and priests, soon we’re going to have kings—hallelujah! M
ay you and I reign as kings for His glory!

We Are Called To Reign As Kings In This Life!

In Romans 5:17, Paul writes, “For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”

Jesus has called us to reign in life as “kings” through the abundance of His grace and by His free gift of righteousness! In light of the present condition of the Church, I believe it’s going to take an abundance of grace for God’s people to learn how to reign in this life as “kings.” Before we can be entrusted to sit with Jesus on His throne and reign with him in power over the nations after His return, (Revelation 2:26; 3:21; 20:4,6; 22:3-5), we are going to have to first receive His abundant grace and learn how to reign with Him as kings spiritually—in this life! (Revelation 1:6; Romans 5:17; 1 Corinthians 4:8; 2 Timothy 2:12)

Dr. John Polis
*This article is an excerpt from Dr.Johns book entitled “The Kings Are Coming”. If you would like to get a copy of this book, go to http://johnpolis.com/products/the-king-are-coming-book

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Apostolic Succession

40746212_sGod never intended for the Church to lose what it had been given in the beginning. The same revelation, power, and authority that Jesus shared with the first disciples was intended to be passed to future disciples in every generation. Possibly, if God’s intent had been carried out, we would already be in the New Heaven and New Earth the bible speaks of.

The Good News is that we can pick things up again and implement the strategy that Jesus used in order to retain what we have been given since the Reformation began in the 1500’s. We can keep the restoration move of God going and bring it to its conclusion in the Return of the Lord following the final harvest of the Earth by understanding some keys found in the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand in John 6:11-13. There are amazing truths found here.

RECEIVE

The first thing a successor must do is learn to receive from the one God is using to build and instruct them. V. 11 ”And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples..” The word “distributed” means “to deliver over as to a successor.” When I looked up this word a whole new insight developed from this passage. Jesus was revealing a pattern to us for future generations of ministry sons and daughters who would carry on the message and mission without losing anything. We must take what has already been given through the Spirit to our spiritual parents and as we use it, it will “multiply.” When I am training another generation, I require them to read the books I have written, get my revelation and use it until God multiplies it with a revelation of their own to compliment and add too with even more depth. This is the pattern, we don’t start with our own revelation and preach only what “God has spoken to me.” Humility will cause a protégé to take what is being given from the mentor, knowing it is “already blessed.”

RELEASE

The disciples took from the hand of Jesus and distributed it to the multitude. V. 11 “…He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down…” A successor will release the revelation to even greater numbers than the one who was giving to them. God intends that ministry will multiply. Jesus gave to the twelve, they gave it to thousands. A miracle takes place when successors are faithful with what they have been given. “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). I am thinking of a young man I know very well who took over his father’s ministry when the father passed. The young man was a protégé of his father; full of the revelation he gleaned from his dad. As he began to distribute that which was already blessed, God multiplied it to feed another generation. The church grew from 200 to 20,000 in weekly attendance. As we release what we have received, multiplication occurs supernaturally in quantity and quality.

RETAIN

True successors will not only Receive and Release the blessed bread of the Word they have been given, but they will also see that nothing is lost in the process. Retaining not only what they were given, but what was multiplied as they released to others. The revelation continues to grow and people are “filled with the knowledge of God’s will” (Colossians 1:9-11).

I am seeing that some things God released to the Church during the Charismatic Renewal of the 70’s and 80’s are in danger of being lost, many believers have gaps in their spiritual education regarding some truths that were revealed before they got into the present move of God. A true successor will go back through the revelations of every wave and continue teaching the “whole counsel of God” in order to bring The Church to maturity in Christ (Colossians 1:25-29). Jesus told the disciples to “Gather up the fragments that remain, that NOTHING BE LOST” (John 6:12). Let us, who are in the Apostolic Reformation today do the same! As we train our sons and daughters to be successors, let us follow the pattern Jesus used, teaching them to

Receive, Release and Retain the precious truths of God’s Eternal Word.

Dr. John Polis