My Royal crown story started through my years of growing in intimacy with the Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit revealing to me some very profound words about my identity as Abba Father’s daughter and princess. He called me Beautiful Lover and Warrior Princess, and He brought me a lot of deep healing and restoration as His daughter. And that was just one of the many new beginnings with which He blessed me. He had another Beautiful surprise gift waiting for me, in November 2017, and I was invited to come to a soaking fellowship and I was blown away by the Fullness of Abba Father’s heart, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, lavishing me with His Unfailing Love!
My heart was also deeply touched as I was experiencing God’s amazing love in all the ladies pouring out to one another and me. This reminded me of a dream I had where sisters were interceding for me to be birthed out of a narrow canal as I was laying down all my heavy burdens for my precious son and daughter, with all the fears and shame of being a mother, into a new wide and open place. The whole coronation ceremony was so glorious and I was wonderfully experiencing a fulfilment of my dream, my prayer requests and heart’s desires. In this beautiful moment I was crowned anew with His Beauty and Love as I also at the same time received His Rest for my weary heart. And I felt a wonderful release and breakthrough from the old season into a new season of wide-open spaces of freedom for me to dance through the crowning process from being a warrior princess to a warrior queen.
Every day I love wearing my crown in the spirit, and on many occasions, I just enjoy physically wearing it at home. Being crowned has double sealed my beautiful life of a warrior queen as a daughter, a woman, a wife, a mother, a sister and a friend. I am in awe of how King Jesus sees me and He says in Song of Solomon 4:1, ”Listen, my dearest darling, you are so beautiful, you are beauty itself to me!” and in verse 9 it talks about how I ravish His heart even when I feel weak or incomplete. I am also undone by His everlasting Love for me and I praise God for His endless love that stretches from one eternity to the other, unbroken and unrelenting towards me. His never-ending Love is my glorious victory over everything.
I am very honored and it’s been a true joy to be part of the royal family of Sisters of the Crown.
HRH Anoushka Riley