Efraim Valverde Sr. Ministries
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philipians 2:3
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The Princes of the Kingdom of Righteousness

Praise and thanksgiving be unto the Lord our God who has always had in His Kingdom those who do righteousness. These are precisely those “princes (who) shall rule in righteousness” that were prophesied by Isaiah. Men of God, full of human imperfections, yet whose hearts dwells an intense desire to live in righteousness, and as “Princes of the Kingdom of Righteousness” they judge with righteous judgment.


And this they do not only with those among their own people, but also with as many as they can possibly reach with their blessing.
These “Princes of the Kingdom” faithfully follow the footsteps of their King. Faithful ministers of God. Humble pastors of the flock of the Lord Jesus Christ. These humble servants do not belong to any particular group or denomination. Their calling to work righteousness is highly spiritual, therefore it functions way above the human tendencies or religious politics that surround them.
Their place as “Princes of the Kingdom of Righteousness” is not an official title. However, it is a calling of honor which is strictly spiritual. An honor they’ve acquired by their conduct, and this in the hearts of those they have served whether it be few or many. Faithful men who in the course of time have not only convinced God of their righteous desire, but also all those who have benefited from their service. Men of God whose determination to live and declare righteousness has been repeatedly tested.

 

These faithful pastors, who “feed the flock of God… (not as) being lords over God’s heritage, “ serve as “examples” in the Kingdom of Righteousness (1 Pet. 5:1-4).  They are mirrors of the Godhead in whose lives is marvelously reflected that same mind “which was also in Christ Jesus” (read Phil. 2:3-5). They are not great in number, nevertheless, they are part of a “faithful remnant,” part of that “small flock” (Luke 12:32) alluded to by our King.

These “Princes of the Kingdom of Righteousness” have been, throughout the ages and unto this day, those verysame “ministers of God,” referred by Paul the apostle, in whose lives are fulfilled many of the characteristics mentioned in 2nd of Corinthians chapter 6 verses 4 through 10. Who are they? Where are they? This is known first of all by the King of Righteousness who has called them, but also by those who have been blessed by the ministry of these “Princes of Righteousness.”
These ministers of God do not seek honors, titles, recognition, or any other earthly benefits. Inclusively, those who God has counted among this small number, upon reading this article and possibly with tears before the King of Righteousness, consider themselves unworthy of such honor. Moreover, that very attitude in their lives is precisely the proof that they are “Princes in the Kingdom of Righteousness.” Daniel the prophet said of these: “And they that be wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; AND THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS, as the stars forever and ever” (Dan. 12:3).