Dr. Myles Munroe gives a perfect example of this in the British royal family in the upbringing of Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry,the sons of Prince Charles, the future King of England, and the late Princess Diana. The two young men have been groomed from birth for the very special place they occupy as heirs to the throne. From their earliest days, they were taught that they were royalty, even before they were old enough to understand what that meant. Now, can you imagine trying to tell a two-year-old that he would be king someday? At that age, he really doesn't care; he's too busy playing with his toys. Nevertheless, even at such a young age, it is important for a prince to be told who he is. No age is too young to begin learning self-identity.
As the older of the two, Prince William stands second in line to the throne of England, after his father, Prince Charles. Even before Prince William was born, while his mother, Princess Diana, was in the delivery room, a group of tutors were on hand to begin their work. Although each one had a different specific responsibility, their overall task was the same: to teach the young prince who he was and train him how to act and conduct himself accordingly. There is a certain posture, deportment, behavior and manner of speech expected of royalty; and it does not develop automatically. From the day they were born, Princes William and Harry were taught how to walk, talk, think and behave like kings.
In the same way, we must learn how to think and act like the royal children of the heavenly King. We have spent so long in the condition and mentality of slaves in the kingdom of darkness that we automatically think and act like slaves. If we are to exercise our full status and potential in the earthly realm as ambassadors of our Father, we must be retrained in the behavior and mind-set of the Kingdom. In this task, the Holy Spirit is our tutor.
Keep in mind, the day Prince William came home from the hospital, he was placed in the primary care of those responsible for his princely training. Princess Diana certainly had regular access to her son, but his day-to-day training as a royal was in the hands of his tutors. Royalty walks a certain way, so Prince William was taught how to walk like a king. Royalty sits a certain way, so he was taught how to sit like a king. Royalty speaks a certain way, so he was taught how to speak like a king. His diction, tone of voice and manner of speaking were all carefully nurtured and polished. He was taught not to raise his voice, because royalty never has to shout. The power of a king's voice is not in its volume but in its authority of position.
When we first become believers, we receive our new spiritual birth from Jesus Christ, who then "turns us over" in a manner of speaking, to someone else--the Holy Spirit--for our training and upbringing as children of the King. Our faith is based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, but since He is in heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father. The way He relates to us and we to Him is through the Holy Spirit. In His earthly incarnation, Jesus could not be continuously and physically present with His followers, so He promised to send His Spirit who would abide with us forever and teach us how to think and act like royalty we are
16) And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; 17) the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 26) But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:16-17, 26)
7) Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I depart, I will send Him to you. 13) However, He, the Spirit of truth, has come. He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:7, 13)