A scepter is defined as:
- A rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power.
- Symbol of royal or imperial power, authority or sovereignty;
According to our definitions, a scepter pertains to royalty. Every believer in Jesus Christ belong to divine royalty. The Bible says:
“But ye are chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and holy nation, a peculiar people; the ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” – I Peter 2:9
The believers’ royalty is made clearer in the following other scriptures:
“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” – Revelation 1:6
Believers in Jesus Christ are not just imaginary kings; not kings without domain or kingdom. Believers are made priests to minister before and to God and appointed as kings to reign on the earth
“And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” – Revelation 5:10
As mentioned earlier, a scepter is a symbol of authority or sovereignty. The scepter of God’s kingdom is righteousness. The Bible says:
“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” – Hebrews 1:8-9
Righteousness is the authority of God’s kingdom. A believer’s level of righteousness defines the believer’s level of authority. The believer’s level of authority (on the other hand) defines the believer’s domain on the earth; it defines what situation or circumstance of life responds to the believer.
You don’t know what you are losing (as a believer) messing around with sin. The devil is all out to snatch your scepter (divine authority) so that he can deal with you. He did that to Adam and Eve but glory be to God he never succeeded in doing that to Jesus Christ. Any believer that chooses to, can retain his/her scepter and even grow in it. You cannot choose to live anyhow and still retain your authority as a believer. Righteousness is it!
Scriptures for meditation: I John 3:7-10; John 14:30
Jesus is Lord!