Do We Live in Our Crown Status?
Crowns have five significant uses throughout Scripture: decoration, consecration, coronation, exaltation and remuneration. The New Testament emphasis on crowns ties them most specifically to life, victory and eternal rewards. Some of these aspects of the crown may be experienced this side of heaven, where there will then be an even greater expression of these accompanying attributes of the crown. The crown is both earthly and heavenly – we have a crown a status, a heavenly mark upon our lives which we must hold fast to and there is also the eternal element of our heavenly status and reward. Jesus wore a crown of thorns so that we could be crowned with blessing. His brow was pierced with thorns and divine blood flowed down so that we could be restored to dignity and loosed from shame. The divine beauty was marred and disfigured and bowed beneath the weight of sin so that we could lift our heads and carry the weight of His glory, crowned with His glory and goodness. In man’s original state we were encapsulated and surrounded with the glory of God. Crowns are rich in symbolism and are intrinsically tied to honor. God desires to crown us again with honor and glory and that is why Jesus came to restore this to mankind. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” – Heb. 2:9-10 NKJV