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Be Subject to Government~

3 Oct

Be Subject to Government~

Be Subject to GovernmentPsalm 22:28 For the kingdom is the LORD’S And He rules over the nations.

We are not always going to agree with our government but the Lord is concerned with the character of His children and how we act. A great example is the behavior of David. King Saul rejected God’s will and made up excuses for his motives, blaming others and never repenting. King Saul became very jealous of David and wanted him killed. David knew King Saul’s actions did not deserve respect, yet David honored Saul as his king and refused to kill him. David said, “The LORD forbid that I should lay a hand on the LORD’S anointed” 1 Samuel 26:11.

Romans 13
Be Subject to Government
1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. 5 Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. 7 Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. 8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
1 Peter 2:13-17
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. 17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. 18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. 19 For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
With all that said we are still to keep the Lord first and not let anything (including the government) or everyone stop us from sharing the Good News!
Acts 5:27 When they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. 31 “He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
The greatest thing we can do is PRAY for our leaders.
A Call to Prayer
1 Timothy 2
1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
God Bless Each and Everyone of You!
Lord Jesus Saves



In God We Trust 11:11

11 Nov
In God We Trust 11:11

11:11 Jesus first at all times!

11:11 Putting Jesus first at all times.
When we see 11:11 or 1:11 it is a reminder to trust in our Lord Jesus at all times. We are to put Him first above all things.
Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment~
Luke 10:27
John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 11:25
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

Philippians 2:3-11
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,  so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus first and foremost yearns to have a relationship with us. The only way to put Him first in our lives is to devote our time to Him. We cannot put Jesus first when we are going about our daily activities living and focusing on our own time. Christ lives outside of time, He is not more concerned about us making an appointment rather than us stopping and planting a seed in someone whom He puts in our path. The only way to put Jesus first is to live by His time. What may seem like an interruption in our lives could truly be a divine intervention if we would just surrender our time to Him. When we give Jesus our time, we are telling Him we will serve Him and to use us however He needs to use us to glorify His name. Jesus is first in the bible, first in heaven, first in the universe, and first here on earth, four ones. When I see 11:11 I just think of it as a reminder to put Jesus first in my life above all things, even above my time. I believe this is one of the biggest struggles a lot of us deal with. With work, kids, chores, errands, and so many other things going on that takes up our time, it can definitely be a challenge. This is why it is important to practice including Christ in everything we do. He wants us to confide and ask Him about every situation in our lives. He wants us to ask Him what we need to do in every decision we make. The only way, and I mean only way for us to put Him first is to live on His time, not ours. 11:11 is not some miraculous sign, just an icon. Not an idol, just a reminder. My reminder that Jesus comes first before everything, and that I am not living by the worlds time, I am living in Christ Jesus, I will go where he goes and move when he moves. The time is now!

Lord Jesus Saves 11:11

Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. Psalm 62:8


11:11 Put Jesus first!

“He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that He himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:15-20

“Although He (Jesus) existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2: 6-11

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He (Jesus) was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:1-5




For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16



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