1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)

But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1 Peter 2:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9 American Standard Version (ASV)
But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1 Peter 1:7-8 (KJV)

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

The enemy brings to Christ’s
Royal solders of the Cross
The blood bought Princes and Princesses
Of our mighty King of Kings
Temptations
To kill,
To steal,
To dull,
To destroy,
The royal gemstone encrusted
Brilliant light of Christ within.

But our precious loving Creator
Our loving Heavenly Father wants to
Create His beauty within and
Chooses the most fitting royal tests
For His Warriors of the Cross
To prove,
To bless,
To enlarge,
To prune,
To prepare,
To strengthen,
To reflect,
To perfect,
To imprint
To create,
To deposit,
His royal insignia,
His royal gemstone encrusted
Ephod like breastplate,
His unsurpassable beauty,
Into our hearts,
Into our souls,
Into our minds,
And into our lives,
In a world that desperately
Needs to see in us
His love
His cross,
His forgiveness
His sparkling
Glistening gemstones
Of grace
Upon grace
Upon grace
Upon grace
Majestically,
Courageously,
Boldly,
Humbly,
Beautifully
Lived out
In our hearts,
In our souls,
In our lives.

Yet because of His omnipotent
Oceanic cascading waves of love,
The exceeding riches of His mercy and grace,
He wants to bring about His
Heavenly beauty within us
And thereby brings in the celestially allowed
Divinely wrought pressures and fires
To refine His redemptive
Earthly rubies,
Emeralds,
Sapphires,
Diamonds,
Topaz,
Amethysts,
Pearls,
Through and through
With the fires of testings,
With the perfectly timed Blessings of relief,
With the Christ wrought and revealed
Multifaceted crystal like triumphs
That make our souls and lives
Brighten and shine like diamonds
Like redemptive, transformed stars
That shine against the backdrop of the
Embroidered velvet robes of night!

And all this,
His divinely allowed holy orchestrated refining fires,
His divinely allowed transformative,intricate gemstone producing
Blessed process of mercy,love, and grace
Yes, all of this
Is to bring about His triumphant, immeasurable beauty within,
And the exceeding untold Heavenly riches of Christ
Within our souls so that all the world will see that
We indeed are the delights of His heart!
We indeed can pass His royal tests of refining fires!
We indeed are the
Blessed,
Blood bought
Triumphant,
Joyful,
Grateful,
Grace filled,
Royal heirs,
Of the King of Kings!!

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