Who, and or what, are the 'Higher Powers'? Are they really government powers as most TV preachers say?
Yes and no.
The 'higher powers' do refer to "Government Powers", but
NOT secular, godless, evolutionary, pagan-heathen, all-religions-equal, homosexual, Christian-mocking, God-scoffing, Bible-denying, Jesus Christ-blaspheming, Creation ridiculing, Ten Commandments rejecting, pure-atheistic, baby-killing government.
Romans 13 refers to Church-government, Church rulers, Church councils - Apostles, Bishops, Deacons, Elders, Shepherds and Church "Rulers".
In fact, we are told three times in a single chapter to OBEY the Church Leaders who have THE RULE OVER YOU who teach you the WORD OF GOD and who watches FOR YOUR SOULS!
* Heb 13:7 Remember them which have the RULE over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
* Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the RULE over you,
* [A]and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.
* Heb 13:24 Salute all them that have the RULE over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
Church is the Greek work 'ekklesia' as you probably know: Jesus chose the one and only Greek word for "Supreme Authority of the State!"
"Church" is government, the government that rests completely and only upon the shoulders of Jesus Christ the Messiah, Saviour Lord and King! The best known Prophecy of Jesus the Messiah is Isaiah 9:6, You probably know it by heart:
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER!"
Think for a moment, of the thousands of great things God could have foretold us about His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, and He decided to inform us that The GOVERNMENT shall be upon HIS SHOULDER!
Is not this amazing?
What then does God say about the "Government of Jesus?"
Isaiah 9:7 - Of the increase of His government and 'peace' (Shalom - peace, health, prosperity, protection, nothing, lacking, nothing missing, nothing broken, wholesome blessedness . . .
. . . note also that even the 'Increase' does not cease to increase . . . it KEEPS increasing - without end!)
there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David (coming through Israel NOT Rome, Babylon, Persia, Greece or Egypt, etc.,), and upon his kingdom,
to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of (for) the LORD of hosts will perform this! Isa 9:7
Thus we have Jesus commanding us NOT to seek 'individual souls' but SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM! in Mat 6:33.
Know that 'Church' is not a spiritual or religious word, but 'political' and 'government' only. That's why Jesus CLARIFIES that not all 'ekklesias' are correct . . . just His Ekklesia.
[If in doubt, check it out! Google 'ekklesia' in any Greek research document and see how it was used for 700 years! Ekklesia is GREEK DEMOCRACY! Nothing more and nothing less!
Now CHRIST'S CHURCH is much more than simple democracy, as it includes all manner of spiritual principles - now and forever - with the WORD of God for its CONSTITUTION - NOT a man-made document!
So Jesus said: "I will build MY EKKLESIA . . . (implies it will supersede all, attack all and overcome all and guarantees even) and the Gates of Hell will NOT prevail against its massive attack!
Jesus also said in Matt 11:23 The Kingdom of God allows aggression, and the aggressive establish it by force (aggressive evangelism - NOT guns and bombs)
While secular government is among the higher powers in many nations, should we really obey, godless rulers?
The answer is no.
What is the Higher Power that this chapter, refers to is not some man.
It used to be that the ten commandments where displayed in every, courtroom in Britain and America, why? Because they, are the very foundation of our nations.
When King Alfred the Great established the Kingdom of England, the first thing he did was to establish a constitution. He did not get clever men to write it. He simply made the ‘Ten Commandments’ the supreme law of his great Kingdom.
The Ten Commandments are the basis of what we now call ‘The British Common Law’.
All Laws, rules and regulations, which are not based on Gods Commandments, are not to be obeyed, indeed they should be opposed. This is how Christ's Church had so many martyrs: from disobeying Godless governments!
From Stephen, James, Peter,and Paul to Wycliffe, Tyndale, Bonhoeffer, and PUuitans under King James (he burned Baptist Bible preachers at the stake the SAME YEAR his government published the King James Bible!
In fact it is Treason to obey, godless laws!
Examples of Godless Laws are:
What does the Bible sat about Abortion?
1] The Bible teaches that children are a blessing
Gods first commandment to man was “Be fertile and multiply” (Genesis 1:28)
Psalm 127:3-5 Says “Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
The bible teaches that the child in the Womb is not a person, made in Gods Image:
Notice how Gods word links ‘Conceived and Bore’. Genesis 4:1 says “Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain”.
2] God Knows a Child before it’s born
“You knit me in my mother’s womb . . . nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret” (Psalm 139:13,15).
. “You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God” (Psalm 22:10-11).
“God… from my mother’s womb had set me apart and called me through his grace” (St. Paul to the Galatians 1:15).
3] God condemns murder.
‘Thou shalt not kill’ Ex 20:13, De 5:17
Killing the innocent Brings Judgement
Matthew 5:21 You “You shall not kill” and, “Whoever shall kill shall be liable to the judgment.”
In Deuteronomy 19:10 Gods word says When innocent blood is shed, Judgment comes on the Nation.
Same Sex marriage
Homosexuality brought Judgement on Sodom and Gomorah (Genesis 19:24-28)
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” (Lev 18:22)
God also said this “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” (Lev 20:13)We should submit to Gods Law and not Earthly Rulers
James 4:7 Says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” .
When Earthly rulers make laws that contradict Gods Law, we should resist them. Any thinking Christian should understand, that the present governments, of Britain and America are not Godly, and according to James should be resisted, when they pass laws like the ones making Abortion, and homosexuality, legal they are of the devil.
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