Wednesday, January 20, 2010

“R. U... 'Under Authority' – 101”…Blog.

“Under Authority – 101”…Blog.

What does it mean… “To be Under Authority…?” In today’s vernacular that is not a popular term. Many of the children will think, about their parents as the boss or maybe even their school? In reality, discipline in ‘Public & Private’ schools has taken a ‘permanent vacation’. In the workplace there may be a stricter authority, but still, many have allowed things that were not done so, even as short as 20-years ago. Comedy has so proliferated, this concept of… ‘No Authority’… as to make it a big joke… to everyone… in each & every situation.

In the realm of… ‘husband/wife’, interpersonal interactions… ‘one’ is the boss and the other only appears to be so. Say it isn’t so…? The amount of divorces simply indicates the ‘Truth’ of that statement. Vows made in churches before “God”, seem to be of no lasting validity, ‘even unto death do us part’, as promised. Many ministers ‘never’ even say… “If there is anyone who can show ‘just cause’ why these two should ‘not’ be married, speak now or forever hold your peace?” Somehow those that say they are Christians… do not even ‘practice & believe’… the Word of God.

***(Matthew 19:6) So they = are no longer two, = but one flesh. = Therefore, = what God = has joined together, = man must = “never separate”.

***(Mark 10:11-12) So He [Jesus] = said to them, = "Whoever = divorces his wife = and marries another woman = commits adultery = against her.
(Mark 10:12) And = if a woman = divorces her husband = and marries another man, = she commits adultery."

What does it mean… for a Christian to be… “Under Authority…?” When I was in the workplace, it was under the ‘old school’ training. IF you choose not to do it the… “Bosses Way”… you were out looking for other employment. The… “My or the Highway”… concept, seemed to work quite well. One just ‘sucked it up’, and did their job without any whining or complaining to the Labor Board. This ‘old school’ concept can be seen in the movie, “Heartbreak Ridge” starring Clint Eastwood.

He portrayed a Korean War [hardened] Veteran… training a platoon of “misfits, malcontents and goof-ups”… as combat marines, ready to go to war. None of them wanted to be, trained as marines, “Under Authority” but wanted to take the path of least resistance. Today, many of this nation’s “Youth”, have been “Miss-Trained” for life, for their parents! “Wrongly” trained as… ‘Friends’… and ‘Not’ those… “Under Authority!” Most are disrespectful to their parents, some not paying “Board & Keep”, but still living at home past High School and some past College! Most do not know what it means to be… “Under Authority”… nor do they even want to know, what that means.

***(Romans 13:1) Let every = soul = be subject to = the higher authorities. = For there is no authority = but of God; = the authorities that exist = are ordained by God.

Recently the courts… permitted an “Islamic girl, 17-years old”, to not return to her home and be out from under, her parent’s authority. The national news carried this story, claiming that she would be… “Put to death”… by her father, who was a ‘Strict Muslim’. The Christian community supported the girl and eventually she won her freedom, from her Islamic family. I believed this issue to be… “Wrongly backed by the Christian Community!” … “Why would I say such a thing”… even if this girl that had embraced Christ and His Word, the Bible… and has rejected the Quran and the teachings if Islam…? Simple Answer… “Under Authority…!”

***(Exodus 20:12) Honor your father = and your mother, = so that your days = may be long = upon the land which = Jehovah your God = gives you.

***(James 1:22) Keep on being = “Doers of the Word”, = and “NOT” = ‘Merely Hearers] = who = Deceive Themselves.

Worst case Scenario…? She might have died for her faith, making her a martyr for Christ. If she was not killed for her faith, then it could bring Christians together, to pray for ‘her divine protection’. Also many Christians could be praying for the “Repentance of her Family”, see 2Timothy 2:25-26. IF Her father would killed her, then he would face the death penalty for murder.

Best case Scenario…? She would have been able to share what Christ had done in her life and what the Word of God meant to her. Now she has ‘shamed’ her father and family… “Publically”… and probably will never be able to return… to share the “Love of Christ” and “His Gospel to all mankind”. She essentially, by her rebellion, sent a clearly wrong message… about what the Bible really teaches.

***(2Timothy 2:25-26) in meekness = instructing those = who oppose, = if perhaps = God = will give them = “Repentance” = to the acknowledging = of the Truth,
(2Tim 2:26) and = that they awake = out of the snare = of the Devil, = having been taken captive = by him, = so as to do = the will of that one [Satan].

We here, have lived under a "False Façade"... of being… “Under Authority”. Say it isn’t so…? Do you always drive the ‘Speed Limit’, or do you only slow down when you see that Law Enforcement has pulled someone over? Do you ‘do’ the assignment that your boss has given you or do you …“Bitch”… to your fellow co-workers about it…? Do you call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus and say that you ‘live’ for Him…? IF someone asked your employer [Boss]… would Christ Jesus get blamed… for your lack of professionalism and complacency in your work life…?

***(Colossians 3:23-24-25) And whatever = you do, = do it heartily, = as to = “The Lord” = and = not to men;
(Col 3:24) knowing that = from the Lord = ‘you’ = shall receive the reward = of the inheritance. = For you = “serve” = the Lord Christ.
(Col 3:25) But = he who = does ‘wrong’ = shall receive = justice = for the wrong which he did, = and = there is no respect of persons.

About now… if you believe the Scriptures, you will begin to see that even the “Hard & Trying Circumstances”… come from our God. The fires of life will simply show us, what we are made of. “Jell-O” fits almost any mold, but it cannot stand up, unless it’s concentrated. If you always take the easy way, then you will never move onto… “Adult Maturation”. Some of the ‘30-to-40’ year olds, still act as Adolescents. The body may be mature… yet the mind, will and emotions may still be… ‘kiddy like!’

***(Luke 7:3-to-10) And = when he heard of Jesus, = he sent the elders of the Jews = to Him, = begging Him [Jesus] = that He would come = and heal his servant.
(Luke 7:4) And coming to Jesus, = they begged Him earnestly, = saying that he was worthy, = he for whom = You give this;
(Luke 7:5) for, they said, = He loves our nation, = and = he has built us a synagogue.
(Luke 7:6) Then Jesus = went with them. = But He = being yet not far off from the house, = the centurion sent friends = to Him, = saying to Him, = Lord, = do not trouble Yourself. = For I am = not worthy = that You = should enter under my roof.
(Luke 7:7) Therefore neither = did I think = myself worthy = to come to You; = but say a word, = and = my servant will be healed.
(Luke 7:8) For I also am = a man = set under authority, = having under me soldiers. = And = I say to one, Go, = and he goes; = and to another, Come, = and he comes; = and to my servant, = Do this, = and he does it.
(Luke 7:9) And hearing these things, = Jesus marveled = at him. = And turning to the crowd following Him, = He said, = I say to you, = I have = “NOT” found = such Faith, = no, = not in Israel.
(Luke 7:10) And they who were sent, = returning to the house, = found the sick servant = well.

This man, a gentile, “Roman Centurion”… recognized that Christ Jesus was also… “Under Authority” and could say… “Just say a word and my servant will be healed!” Only those who are truly… “Under Authority”… can recognize this concept. Those who are ‘not’… “Under Authority”… ‘Cannot see the forest, for the Trees!’ That is they have no vision, of what it means to be “Under Authority!” Christ Jesus was under the complete authority of His Father. He spoke only what the Father told Him to, and did what, the Father told Him to.

***(John 5:30) I can do nothing of My own self. As I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of the Father who has sent Me.

***(John 12:49-50) For I have not spoken of Myself, but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say, and what I should speak.
(John 12:50) And I know that His command is life everlasting. Therefore whatever I speak, even as the Father said to Me, so I speak.

***(Ephesians 5:20-21) always giving thanks = for “all things” = to God the Father = in the name of = our Lord Jesus Christ,
(Eph 5:21) “Submitting yourselves” = to one another = in = the fear of God.

How many obey… only from the outside, while seething on the inside, against that authority…? Remember life is only here to show us… “What we are really made of… and… ‘IF’, we are truly trusting God… and what He has said in His Word, the Bible”. Believing God and His Word, is demonstrated in us and the way we respond to, ‘each & every’… situation. Perhaps one more time…?

***(Colossians 3:23-24-25) And whatever = you do, = do it heartily, = as to = “The Lord” = and = not to men;
(Col 3:24) knowing that = from the Lord = ‘you’ = shall receive the reward = of the inheritance. = For you = “serve” = the Lord Christ.
(Col 3:25) But = he who = does ‘wrong’ = shall receive = justice = for the wrong which he did, = and = there is no respect of persons.

***(1Colossians 3:13-14-15) each one's work = shall be revealed. = For the Day [of Judgment] = shall declare it, = because = it shall be revealed by fire; = and the fire = shall try = each one's work = as to what kind = it is.
(1Col 3:14) If anyone's work = which he built = remains, = he shall receive a reward.
(1Col 3:15) If anyone's work = shall be burned up, = he shall suffer loss. = But he shall be saved, = yet so as by fire.

***(1Samuel 15:22-23) And Samuel said, = Does Jehovah [God] =delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices = as in “obeying” = the voice [Word] = of Jehovah? = Behold, = “to obey” = is better than sacrifice! = To listen is better = than the fat of rams!
(1Sam 15:23) For ‘rebellion’ = is as “the sin of witchcraft”, = and = ‘stubbornness’ = is as “iniquity and idol-worship”. = Because = you have rejected = the Word of Jehovah, = He has also = rejected you = from being king!

***(2Corinthains 13:5-6) examine yourselves, = whether you = are in = “the faith”, = prove your own selves. = Do you not know = your own selves, = that Jesus Christ = is in you, = unless you are reprobates?
(2Cor 13:6) But I trust = that you = will know = that we are not reprobates.

***(Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].

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