Be humble, pray and seek His face… 1/23/17

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2 Chronicles 7:14

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;

then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 

As believers who are called into obedience with humility, we are to refrain from following the crowd, from becoming part of a movement or a resistance, unless the established authority is imposing something  that is contrary to Gods laws and mandates. On a whole we are not entangled nor threatened by the masses or their agenda.

 

Rom 13:1-14 Paul instructs you in your obligations as an earthly and heavenly citizen.1

1. Submit To Government Rom13:1-72

God is glorified and His will is fulfilled when you submit to His governing authorities. In 13:1a Paul writes: “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing3 authorities.”4 The command begins with the words, “Every person” (pasa psuche lit. “every soul”).5 This includes believers and unbelievers, rich and poor, great and small, without exception.6 But Paul’s primary concern is that believers “submit” to governing authorities. The verb “submit” (hupotasso)7 means “to place oneself under.”8 After reading this blanket command, some look for exceptions. However, here Paul provides the general rule, not the exceptions. Of course, there are at least three areas in which a Christian should resist authority: (1) If he or she is asked to violate a command of God.9 (2) If he or she is asked to commit an immoral or unethical act. (3) If he or she is asked to go against his/her conscience.10 But when a believer resists authority he/she must be willing to accept the consequences (see 13:2). Submission is never easy and frequently there are grave ethical dilemmas.11

excerpt from: https://bible.org/seriespage/26-laws-land-romans-131-14

We are also called to pray…

1 Timothy 2:1-2, KJV

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty”

 

What God wants from us to be that contrast, showing the world by example.  How do we do that? For starters we allow God to shape and mold us, through His word.

 

Ephesians 4:24

24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created

in righteousness and true holiness.

 

It’s truly sad when you see these people in self destruct mode under the guise of a cause. What is worse is the hypocricy, for the things that they claim are an insult or an imposition upon them is nothing in comparison to their actions, words  and deeds. Like children throwing an ill tempered tantrum they revolt. They are fighting and arguing for their sins. They refuse to be held accountable for their actions, they want a carte blanche ticket to behave badly.

 

Truthfully, there is a difference between priveledge and liberty. One thing is for sure, both were provided under the umbrella of sacrifice from those who gave their lives to provided it. Respect, reverence, and justice should be paid to the purpose of  human rights not for the exploitation. 

 

priv·i·ege
ˈpriv(ə)lij/
noun
1.
a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.

lib·er·ty
ˈlibərdē/
noun
1.
the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views.

Heavenly Father we pray for our Country, our new leader and for all of the new administration that will be inlfluencing changes in every facet of our lives. We pray a hedge of protection over ourselves and over the,. We also pray for the misguided masses that justified in their actions. Lord, we ask that you enlighten them to their behaviors. Touch these people in their consciences and in their spirit to serve You and to utilize that energy toward positive advancement,  In Jesus Mighty name we pray AMEN.

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