The fifth step to get into the unexplored territory of the kingdom of God is to become a king and priest.
These two titles, king and priest, are inseparable. It is just like the state and the Church. The state is ruled by the king and the Church is ruled by the priest. They are inseparable. But the devil made it miserable for both the state and the Church by separating them. That is why there are a lot of corruption and wickedness in the government as a result of the separation of Church and state. Originally, God did not design it that way because the Church is supposed to manage the state. This was His original plan.
Genesis 1:26 “Let us make man in our image and in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea, birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
1 Corinthian 4:8 “You have become kings…”
1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood…”
King speaks of territory. Every king has a territory to rule. That makes him powerful. The whole place is under his control. So man, as a king, is supposed to rule the whole earth because this is his territory. He is the legal ruler here on earth. God rules the heaven, the head office and man rules the earth, the branch office. So God and man are co-workers, as stated in the Bible. It is a partnership. God partners with man in dominion. Satan is illegal on earth. He has no part here. However, it is the man that makes him legal to operate here on earth. Without man’s permission, he is powerless here. Therefore, when man understands his position, he can easily dominate Satan.
The function of the king is horizontal: dominion over the earth. While the priest, his function is vertical: spiritual works- prayer, worship and recruiting citizens to enter into the Kingdom. And his standard in the Kingdom of heaven is holiness. Everything depends on this as a priest. As long as you are a priest, then you are a king. What I mean is, as long as you are holy, then you can dominate. Your access as a king to the King of heaven depends on your priesthood. The king exercises the ability, the power, the wisdom, and the knowledge of God while the priest manifests the character of God.
Therefore, the two titles are inseparable. The problem with many so- called Christians today is that they don’t understand this truth – the kingship. They do not know that they are kings. So, when they accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives, they are satisfied already. But the original purpose of God for man is not only to be saved but to rule. Life without dominion is incomplete. Life without dominion is boring. Life without dominion is powerless. For the main business of every believer of Christ here on earth is dominion.