But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. ~1 Peter 2:9
I’m about to hand some of you one of the most shocking statements that you will probably ever here: “MY PRINCESS STATUS HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH MY BLACKNESS”! That’s right! I most certainly did say it, and I will say it again, because the continent of Africa will soon pass away but God’s Word will far out last it; it will stand for all the eternal ages to come.
So I must repeat my previous statement more emphatically and vehemently: MY PRINCESS STATUS HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH MY BLACKNESS! I am a princess because my Heavenly Father is the King, and He sent His Son to pay for my royal inheritance with His death. When I decided to put on my shimmering crimson robes of glory, I was making the conscious decision to accept my royal status, and this status has nothing to do with Earthly matters.
In fact, nothing can happen on this Earth that would threaten to put my royal status in jeopardy, because it has been irrevocably WON! In honor of the last day of Holy Week, before honoring the Savior’s glorious resurrection, I am writing this post to my blog to thank Him for my princess status. And I am not the only one that is reaping the benefits of this princess statues, there are many other royals walking around wearing their invisible crimson robes, that the Savior’s body was ripped in twain to purchase.
Although, we may falter from time to time, and fall; this does not mean that our crimson robes will be revoked, that is unless we make the conscious decision to take them off and lay them down. Of course, this breaks the Savior’s heart because He wants so much for us to take up our crimson robes and wear them proudly. So, that one day we can walk into the royal supper with gladness in our hearts.
And the Kingdom of God shall house so many different tribes, tongues and nations as spoke of in Revelation 1:9-10. Which just goes to show that, racism is definitely not a God problem; it is a man problem. He designed us all as a perfect mosaic of color and cultural differences, so that we would add flare to His Kingdom! God rejoices in variety, and the fact of the matter is we all need something from each other.
We have forgotten that, all of us have had the essence of Almighty God breathed into us, and this gives us life. So, we are not just a colored body, we are also a colorless soul and spirit. While the Earthly body is perishing daily, the inner man is constantly being renewed. When we choose to put on our crimson robes, we are not just choosing to join a specific “religious sect” or a “church denomination”. As a matter of fact, this has nothing to do with organized religion, because there are a lot of “religious” people who are walking around without their crimson robes on at all.
And those shimmering robes are the only invitation that we will receive from God to His Heavenly supper, because this is evidence of His Son being saturated into us; this is the evidence that our souls and spirits have been rescued from the murderous clutches of the Enemy. So, we must take up our crimson robes, because Jesus paid dearly for us to wear them. Every single person upon this Earth, has a robe that has been fitted to their specific measurements and qualifications; this robe gives us purpose and destiny.
No one can put our talents and gifts to use for the Kingdom like we ourselves can. There is room in the Kingdom for everyone; resources will never dry up or be polluted, the Kingdom of Heaven can never be over-populated.
Jesus does not accept only those that are “worthy”! Remember, a humble thief on the cross right beside Jesus, asked for his crimson robes before he died, and Jesus told him that he would be with Him in paradise. He chose to ignore all the wrong that he had done, He realized that Jesus was handing out freedom and he took up that freedom; that thief accepted his crimson robes and became a prince in the Kingdom of God.
Saul was a murderer of Christians, but on the road to Damascus, he accepted his crimson robes!
Mary Magdalene was marked as deplorable in her circle of society, but she took up her crimson robes.
Abraham was a gentile when he heard the call of God to take up his crimson robes, but he took them up anyway.
Mary, mother of Jesus was just an unassuming girl, when she decided to take up her crimson robes.
The disciples were considered uneducated and untouchable in their hometowns, yet Jesus looked at every single one of them and told them to take up their crimson robes and follow Him.
And the list could go on and on!
Tamara Nicole Canty was a girl with self-esteem issues, several learning disabilities, an eating disorder, anger problems, attitude problems, emotional problems, but Jesus looked directly at me and picked me up in a great embrace, whispering all the time: “Daughter, take up your crimson robes, accept your princess status and follow me!”
And I did, and not for a day have I regretted it. I’m not going to tell you that it won’t cost you anything, because this would be a lie; just like it cost Jesus everything, it will cost His royal children everything. Wearing those crimson robes will cost you, your life.
Jesus said: “If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give your life for me, you will find it.” ~Matthew 10:39
So, take up your crimson robes and put your time in for that Crown of Life! Jesus paid for your royal status, and no one on this Earth can repossess it from you!
Happy Holy Saturday,