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Discernment doesn't stop at the government (beast system). The Law (government) of the land is 2nd to the Law of God. We the people are NOT the government. The people are Not the first priority of the government. National pride can be a snare.
(check the thread "Good = Bad/ Bad = Good?"!)
We are told that man will set up the one world system (NWO), it will recieve a deadly wound, and that this wound will be healed and the system will serve the wicked one who comes (with observation) disguised as one of light and will decieve all those OF the world and if it were possible even the elect. This antichrist comes before the true Christ and with the substance those of the world seek (Peace and Prosperity), all u will have to do is embrace (worship) Him and His ways (system).
(2 Cor.11:14-15/2 Thess.2:3-12/Rom.12:2/ Mat.13:22/ Matt.24:24/ Dan.7/ Rev.13/ Dan.11:21-32)
Those who embrace the beast system will be among those who embrace the apostacy in spirit and works. They will be given a false sense of security (peace). The message of the apostacy is like that of pre trib doctrine: just come unto me (the anti) and all will be well, when we have already been warned not to Lk.17:21,23
Many sadly point to Rom.13:1-7 to claim God's people are to blindly trust and follow the government in Every way no matter what.
When it comes to The KINGDOM (phy./spiritual) of God, the power structure is set up by God and executes God's judgements. Elohim means Devine Judgement and consists of all instruments (The Many Membered Body) of The LORD. In days of the temple the Levitical priests were the government (Deut.17:9). These nations are messured by God's Word and effected by it in their relationship with him. Ps:118:8
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
God's will always comes to pass thus fulfilling The WORD. We are told of the One World System and it's role, it's not all pleasent and even plays into the apostacy. There is a saying "Go for the head of the snake". (Jn.19:10-11)
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. (Matt.10:28/ Lk.12:4-5) 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.
God uses whomsoever He will (Discernment between clean and unclean spirits is a gift). Those who are choosen (and or called) are given knowledge of how to be fruitful instruments and when devoted in Faith, Nothing can prosper against them. All Praise To YHVH.
Satan Attempted to tempt Yeshua (Jesus).
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence
(1 Tim.6:13-15/Dan.2:44/ Dan.7:14/ Rev.11:15/ Rev.17:14)
God's elect in the end times have a job to do and they need not be told what that job is for they Know how to recognize The Holy Spirit (sword of truth) and it will be The WORD of The LORD that moves on the enemy.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places
And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god (O.T.-Elohim) to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet (Ex.15:24/ Ex.16:8,9,11)
Elohim- devine judge/ Note: Moses didnt blindly follow the government which was one of idol worship and against The Almighty and His people.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men
We are to respect the fact that God is in control and pay attention to the order of any given land while discerning its Role in the The Blueprint. Again The LORD is More than aware of what is going on and notice how as any nation embraces God it is blessed or as they stray they recieve effects. This is but another good reason to grow in your Personal Relationship with The Father.
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. *Honour all men. *Love the brotherhood. *Fear God. Honour the king.(Rom.13:7)
We know that The Law of God is above the law of man. We are to honor the order and laws of the land 2nd to the Way's of God. We are told to love The LORD our God and not to have any other gods but him.
*****Note: The Greek word translated punishment in vs.14 is ekdikesis and just so happens to be the same term used in Acts.7:24 where Moses avenged one of his people from mistreatment by Egyptian soilder of the local Government. Many may not see the value of this seeing as i have heard some "preach" that Moses was a "murderer" cause he slew (killed) this Roman soilder, not knowing that the commandment uses the Hebrew word for murder and the act of moses the word for kill (More). 1 Pet.2:12 the believers are being told to conduct themselves in a postive way among the nations that the nations will note their fruits and Praise Him!
In the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego we see an example of the law of man coming 2nd to that of God! King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had made an idol and demanded that all people in the region bow down to it. They refused and vowed to only worship The LORD. The responce by the king was to cast them into a fiery furnace. The power of God delievered them from harm to show that their God was in fact The LORD.
Daniel, Joseph, Yeshua, Sampson,... and more all were subjected to trails by governments and found gulity yet were given victory in YHVH!
Lk.20:22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
vs.25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
Jn.15:18-19/ Jn.17:14/ 1 Jn3:13
1 Cor.6:1-11/ Ex.18:15-27/Matt.7:1-6
The stranger in Israel was to live under Torah Law just as its citizens Ex.12:49/ Num.15:15-16
rahm emanuel never let a crisis go to waste http://youtu.be/1yeA_kHHLow