Truth and Consequences series
Truth In Government
The word government surplants a image of rulership and in Truth can only be lived by faith. The consequence of this truth is that there are two basic concepts of government, lawful and unlawful government. We could bring the background of Paul into consideration, however we live in a democracy so we will emphasis Christian rulership. By faith we walk and subject ourselves to the authority that God has established law and law must be honored as well as obeyed. Those who have problems or opposition with authority are considered lawless and will not find true peace in God.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Romans 13:1-8 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets (God that Judgeth in the Earth, Psalm 58:11); we thank You for the increase and acknowledgement of Truth about government. We praise You for the understanding of submission to authority. We declare and decree blessings upon the lives of those who by faith walk in the Way, the Truth and the Light, so that the peace of God will comfort them as we add to the Glory of God. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.
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