• By John Hicks

Sometimes you just have to not obey...WHAT?

Before you cry out heresy, hear me out... He that answereth a matter before he heareth it , it is folly and shame unto him. Proverbs 18:13 The mantra (doctrine) of the day in regards to God appointing or anointing all leaders has a problem. That problem is scripture... God's word does not agree with this false teaching. The result of this false teaching is that people end up obeying man over God and we have today in our world seen the obvious affects, and that is a great falling away from God through rulers who are a terror to good works. The modern doctrines on leadership are typically rooted in this single verse: 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. Romans 13:1 Here is the first problem. God told Hosea something that seems to contradict what Paul wrote in Romans chapter 13 verse 1 as well as today's popularly held belief that God sets up all rulers. They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. Hosea 8:4 When you read the full context of Romans 13:1 in light of the next two verses, 2 and 3, then you find what qualifies as a leader whom God actually approves. 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. [3] For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same...Romans 13:1-3 Can you think of any leaders or governments today who are a terror to good works and promotes evil or, in other words, introduces evil or allows evil to continue? We really need to pray for the souls of our elected leaders and we need to pray that our government repents for the many evils it propogates, protects and promotes (abortion, homosexuality and many other sexual perversions, usury and many other sins)... Here are but a few examples of terrors unto good works that we see happening today: legalizing abortions (in 1970 five Republican appointed Supreme Court Juctices led the majority in passing Roe V Wade which declared killing babies the Constitutional right of women), taxes used to pay for abortions, wars to protect monetary assets but deceptively​ passed off to the citizens as the protection of freedom, secularizing or in other words kicking God out of the government, the schools, the national parks, etc, etc. Also to be included here is the monetary bondage of the citizens in the USA that was put into law in 1913 and has been supported and protected ever since by the government. For those who are not aware the Federal Reserve act was passed by Congress and ratified by the President in 1913. This put the complete control of the US economy into the hands of a select group of private banks who quickly diverted the monetary standard completely away from any real value (gold or silver standard). This move created a fully fiat economy which means that the underlying currency is now completely 100% debt driven. This is what the Bible calls usury and it is not at all approved of by God. It puts the people under economic bondage to men. People tend to remain ignorant on this point typically due to lack of "proving all things" as the Bible says we ought to do. They simply prefer to remaining comfortably numb and staying on the path of supposed least resistance, the path towards economic hell, which suits them just fine. With all that said, forcing debt on the people is not God's way and it is definitely a terror unto good works... Here is a good biblical example of when not obeying the rulers is appropriate in God’s eyes. In this case there are the religious rulers who at that time were given a certain degree of jurisdiction regarding ruling the people by the Roman government, especially in the realm of religious affairs. They commanded that the apostles not speak in the name of Jesus but instead of obeying that direct order they continued to teach and preach Jesus Christ. … and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:40-42 With so much watering down of this doctrine and many other scriptural teachings and commandments in the Bible it is no wonder that the church today is lacking the backbone of courage and resolve it once had as demonstrated by those apostles some two thousand years ago. They bravely continued on in what they were commanded by God to do instead of bending to man’s will. We must do the same today. We must boldly be a terror unto the evil. We must obey God over man. Since our government is supposedly ruled by "we the people" then we are essentially the Caesar of our day, the rulers if you will. This means that we are directly responsible for all of the evils created by our government.

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