June 30th, 2018
Every Soul Be Subject
Romans 13:1-2 (KJB) 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. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
These verses were inspired by God and recorded for our learning.
Did you know that in these ancient times spoken of in these verses that the Roman government was highly corrupt, taxes were excessive, and there was great ungodliness? It is not just happening today with government and politics being such a huge mess they have been this way for some time.
However, the important concept being made for our learning in these verses is that the higher powers, or our government, are ordained of God. God has allowed the leaders of our country to be in their elected positions. He is fully aware of all the circumstances at hand in our land.
Secondly, God is making it clear to us, we are first citizens of His heavenly authority foremost, secondly, as blood-bought citizens of heaven, we are expected to obey the civil authority God has placed over us in this world. If a man of God refuses to obey the authorities divinely placed over him he brings upon himself certain damnation.