John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
Windsor Castle is the world’s largest inhabited castle. This famous residence is located on a gigantic hill next to the River Thames, 20 miles west of London, and parts of the structure date back before the days of William the Conqueror. Windsor locals can tell if their Queen is at home by which flag has been hoisted – if it’s the Union Jack, she’s away, and if it’s the Royal Standard, she’s there. Based on which flag is flying tells the people of the land whether their Queen is present.
When I came across this fact, I thought about our Christian life. When people take a look at our life and “see what flag is flying,” can they know of a truth that our King is dwelling within. Obviously, based on the Scriptures, we cannot lose our salvation, and He will not leave us, but is it evident that the King lives within? Or, are we flying another flag? We may claim to know the King, but is there a worldly flag flying?
How do you think the servants live when the Queen is in the castle? Probably, it is safe to say, they are little more focused on doing their tasks much more detailed and in order. They, most likely, make sure to take a little more care in their neatness, sharpness, promptness, etc. This is all in part because the Queen is IN the castle.
Readers, may I say that when we truly know the presence of God, we will live different. Let this wicked world know very clearly by our life that there is Royalty within us. Let the proper flag fly. He is there!
Evangelist Eric Ramos