Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Supreme Court Ruling -- Remember, God is still on the Throne


Yesterday was a dark day in American history; the rule of law went out the window.  Yes, as a country, we will survive to face another day.  For most of us it is unsettling but we shall not worry—God’s still on the Throne.

Government was ordained by God; its purpose was to bring control and discipline upon the people.  Romans 13:1-5 says:  Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.  For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 

As professing Christians, we are to be witnesses to the Truth whether free or slave; we are to live out our faith no matter the cost or sacrifice.  We need not lose our head about the court ruling made this week or Obama care.  Who brought us safely this far?  God has alone, not some politician or Supreme Court Justice.  They may think they are the end of line, they hold the authority but they answer to God.  A day of accountability is coming for all of us.

No matter what the future holds, hold fast to the faith for “kings and kingdoms will all pass away but there is something about that name” and that name is Jesus.

Sleep well, Christian, this is another sign of Christ’s eminent return.  Sleep well, God’s plans are never thwarted; they are just being unfurled before us more plainly and clearly than ever before.  Let’s work with Christian zeal serving the Lord.  Occupy with vigor until He comes.  Be in the world not of it.  Work to hasten the day of His return.  Sleep well, Christian, the devil and his men can only harass our spirit.  They have no sting; all they can do is buzz like a fly. 

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