“Urgent Message Regarding Submission To Rulers” 1Peter 2:13-17, 21-25

The Lord has called me to tell all brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, that we are to honor our president as it is honoring the Lord.  This is not possible with a human being alone, but all things are possible with God.  Pray in the name of Jesus to change your heart to honor all those in authority whether they are good or bad because God has anointed them to serve here.  The Lord has chosen both good and bad rulers, so we must honor the Lord’s chosen person who is in charge of our nation.  God puts people in charge whether they recognize Him or not, for His purpose to serve.  1 Peter 2:13-17, 21-25 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men; whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.  For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.  Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.  Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.  “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”  When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.  Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.  For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Satan deceives and tells lies regarding God’s truth.  Even if we don’t agree with our president, we should submit and honor him because when we do, we honor the Lord.  The only time to not submit to the authority of a bad ruler is if he or she commands us to deny God, or to do evil.  The laws we have in place are against God, however, we are not being commanded or forced into partaking in them.  If commanded or by force, we are to resist to do evil and not participate in their ways, even unto the point of death, as we have no fear of death like those who don’t have God.  By submitting and honoring those who are in charge is this:  we are not retaliating to violence as Jesus taught us, nor do we speak ill against anyone that God has chosen, including those who are against God and do wicked things.  Instead, we are taught by the Lord to pray for our enemies which are enemies to God, but seeking Him in prayer for their soul and not to gossip about them, but rather, out of sorrow in our hearts, we need to feel pity for their soul.  We need not be concerned about the things of this temporary world, for one day soon it will perish.  Our concern must be for those who are enemies to God, the lost and hurting souls who are demon possessed or oppressed and don’t have the hope we have.  We being born in the Spirit of God are called to love all people whether they love us or not.  Matthew 5:44-45 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.  He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous.

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons.  Freely you have received, freely give. Mark 1:27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching-and with authority!  He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him.”  Acts 8:4-7 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.  Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there.  When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.  With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many paralytics and cripples were healed.  Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Romans 6:12-13 Do not, then, allow sin to establish any power over your mortal bodily parts to be as if it were, weapons of evil for the devil’s purposes.  But, like men rescued from certain death, put yourselves in God’s hands as weapons of good for his own purposes.  This is urgent regarding our enemies who strike us and our brethren in the faith who may cause strife with hardship, so we must take heart these words in Ephesians 4:26-27 , 29-32 In your anger do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.  Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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