Priests Pray, Kings Conquer
August 30, 2010 by Matthew Gillogly
A few years back, I kept hearing stories of business men and women who had supernatural encounters with God. In turn, God showing them supernatural things of the business world. New business ideas, the right land to buy in real estate, inventions and more.
My heart longed for that kind of interaction with God. So, I started doing the things they were doing. At this same point in my life, there were a number of instances where ‘words’ were spoken over me and sent to me that confirmed the desires of my heart that I was to move billions for the kingdom.
I was psyched.
I started praying more, fasting more, I put a prayer room in my office, hired intercessors, tithed and gave more, prayed three times a day like Daniel. All in an effort to open the heavenlies and for God to pour out his blessing and abundance on me and my business.
The complete opposite happened. My business got worse, my bank account dried up, my wife and I ‘took a break from each other’, I fell behind on my mortgage, payments to my investors. To the point where I had to close my office, shut down my prayer room and let the intercessors go.
It was about this on a late Friday night, while I was attending a prayer meeting at Mahesh and Bonnie Chavdas church, that a piece of the puzzle was put into place for me. I didn’t realize it at the time, the revelation coming a few days ago, a full two years, after the fact.
While attending the church and minding my own business, I noticed this lady across the room. She kept staring at me. Everytime I looked up, she was staring at me. I’ve been around prophetic people who hear the Lord and know that look. This went on for about 45 minutes.
Then she started walking over to me and it was like the room was parting. I was kind of like ‘oh crap, here comes one of those prophetic people’ She came up to me and shared this with me;
“I’ve been watching you tonight and every time I looked over at you, I see this huge crown on your head. It is that of King. That’s not all, I see a scepter in your hand. The Lord wants you to know you are a King and like a King you can decree things and they will be.”
Then she laid hands on me and I went down. The rest of the night she had nothing else to say, no more eye contact. It was one of the weirdest experiences I’ve ever encountered. I’m used to these ‘words’ taking 15 minutes, this took less than one minute, if 30 seconds.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but God put something in me that night. I certainly didn’t feel like a King. Nothing I seemed to decree came to be law or true. In fact, things kind of drifted along.
This week, this piece of the puzzle came clearly into view for me. And it has to do with this debate or discussion of Kings and Priests.
I have to admit, all this talk of Kings and Priests seemed like psycho babble to me. Some of that complex religious stuff reserved for Theologians who had nothing better to do than come up with more complex stuff to keep us normal folks feeling like we didn’t really get ‘it’.
Then it hit me. A Priest can’t conquer. A Priest can only pray. Kings normally can’t pray, they have to go to the Priests. Kings can only conquer. Until King David.
He was the first one who knew he could pray and conquer. The veil was lifted, the access was granted to us all. (Only to be returned completely and forever to us, with Christs’ death on the cross.)
In my desire to hear the Lord more, to gain supernatural access, I abandoned my Kingly role. I stopped conquering and started looking to God to do all the conquering. That is called being lazy.
Let me show you how this is the case through David.
David was given a special anointing the same one that all of us in business who call Christ our savior possess. That is, one of Priest and King.
I’ll keep this simple for you. Remember, I’m not a theologian, I’ve never been to seminary, I know no Greek, I failed Latin and never took Hebrew. I’m just a business guy flailing away in the trenches of business just like you.
Remember this, Kings conquer, Priest pray.
David knew how to pray. This was developed in his time in the wilderness. It’s where he forged his deep relationship with the Lord. It didn’t happen in the palace with Saul.
Yet, David knew he was a King. After all, Samuel did anoint him. But he knew how to pray and spend time with Daddy.
David would slip between the two worlds, back and forth between the veil that he removed. He would pray, then he would ACT in a Kingly fashion.
Look Kings don’t walk around all meek. They conquer for gosh sakes. They rule, they aren’t mamby pampby, cause if they are, they get conquered. HELLO!
When David was given the okay to go into battle and conquer, he got his hands bloody. He stuck his sword in guys throats. He cut off heads, limbs and genitalia. He conquered land by vanquishing his enemies. Conquering in blood business.
In the fields of battle, when guy is cut open all his blood pours out, he loses control of his bowels, he pees himself. This flows onto the battle field. In the end the conquering party is standing in blood, crap and piss. Plus dead bodies.
Conquering is not always pretty. In fact, it’s usually messy.
Then David would rule as a King. He would decree new laws, set up new structures, assimilate the new people into his Kingdom. David decreed things and they were to be. No argument.
In today’s world. Kingdom business men and women don’t know how to rule and act as Kings. They act as priests. No offense, but priest for generations are not business people. They are priest for goodness sakes. It’s why churches aren’t run very well. They’re run by priests.
It’s why priests don’t know a thing about our troubles and tribulations of being in business. They can’t relate. They don’t understand, because they don’t know how to conquer. We do.
They don’t understand that business is messy. To conquer a market, is hard, troublesome, nasty work. But needed.
Hey if David doesn’t get the blood on his hands, then the temple isn’t built. David did the work. Some call it dirty, I call it noble.
I want each one of you who read this to understand you are a King. Your business is your Kingdom that you’ve been entrusted to use to take dominion and conquer new territories. Not to lay down and be all wishy washy, just ‘loving Jesus’, praying and fasting.
Look I LOVE the Lord. Make no mistake, He is my savior. Period. But he has entrusted me to conquer territory for His Kingdom through my business. To take the kingdom through the boardrooms, business halls and balance sheets.
I have supernatural connections. I know how to pray, seek the Lord and then go apply that by no fear of getting my hands dirty.
That is what it means to be a King.
Now where’s my scepter.