Christ’s Called-Out Rulers
Welcome to “Christ’s Called-Out Rulers” Fellowship
from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Today’s Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 15:6, Revelation 5:10
Key Verse: Revelation 5:10
[You] have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.
The Greek word ekklesia, usually translated “church,” literally means “elected and called out.” It comes from a political term that described people who ruled. The ekklesia included public officials, business managers, and entrepreneurs of Greek culture.
One of the problems with kingdom people today is that we have a very narrow view of what being “called out” means. We are the church, the ekklesia, the rulers. We should be the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business managers, the chief controllers of wealth.
The Holy Spirit did not use this word lightly. Paul was inspired to use ekklesia as his term for rulership. When we begin to understand and operate in that mind-set, then we as the church will be the kingdom people God is looking for—kings and priests; rulers and worshipers.
Lord Jesus, I am beginning to catch on to my true identity in the kingdom. You described Your people as the ekklesia, the “called-out rulers.” Help me—help us—live up to Your high calling by revealing Your strength in our weakness.