A store clerk in California named Bill Capell has just found out that he is the next Earl of Essex in England. Due to inheritance law and custom, he now has an honorary seat in the House of Lords. Too many Christians live their lives unaware that they are spiritual royalty. They are children of the King. There is a hitch in Bill Capell's situation. To get his title he will have to give up his US citizenship, something he is reluctant to do. But, something similar must happen to us. If we want to live as children of the king we must surrender our earthy citizenship to become citizens of heaven.

J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.