Respect the Office

I am becoming more sensitive to the vocalization taking place against the authority in our land. This message is to believers not to the world, because Yah made it clear he will judge the world, we are called to judge matters from within. (1 Cor. 5:12) Having said that this is the problem, regardless of the state of affairs that is taking place Yah’s word makes it clear that we are NOT to disrespect the authority that He has put in place. Whether you voted at all, or voted for or against the current men in our current administration is irrelevant, the point is they are in office and once they take that oath and fill that position, any criticism you may have of them (not their policies) needs to be done between you and Yah. Social media, or personal pot shots amongst family and friends dishonors Yah.

Just imagine if Yahushah would have said some of the vial things that I see being stated against the current administration today to Pilate? I mean afterall he was being brought up on capital punishment charges not being guilty, if anyone deserved to have a grievance it was Yahushah, but instead he makes a very clear statement to Pilate that we should take heed to because it applies in our current administration.

Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. (Joh 19:11) Emphasis mine

Please recognize that the power (position) a man holds in authority over people is allowed him by the Father. If Yah wanted Pilate out of the equation he could have done so without a vote. As sure as Ananias and Sapphira dropped dead where they spoke. (Acts 5) However, he didn’t stop Pilate from carrying out this act though he could have a number of ways. It is also important to note who God said had the greater sin. Consider when you vote or don’t vote how God views your decisions. What exactly is motivating your voting decision? Are you seeking his will or your own? Because in many instances while we are looking at the man in office, Yah is looking at the people who put him there.

There is a mandate that is given to believers as it relates to how we should respond to authority and it is in 1 Timothy.

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. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (1Ti 2:1-3) Emphasis mine

I have heard from believers ridiculous reasons why they can justify ignoring this command that points to the fact that they believe he is the beast. Yet, concerning the Angels, God says this,

“Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” (Jud 1:9)

Now certainly if Yah wouldn’t allow Michael on his own accord to rebuke the devil, what makes us think that even if we believed the President to be the devil that we would have justification to speak against him? But rather we begin to fall under the category of those mentioned after this verse,

“But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” (Jud 1:10)

Please understand that it sickens me when I see what this country is becoming from a spiritual perspective. I see the headlines just as many of you do and it doesn’t look good. I have been guilty of saying and feeling the same way you do but I am increasingly becoming convicted that regardless of how valid my issues are that this doesn’t give me the right to speak against our President. But scripture teaches us its okay to be angry but we are to sin not. (Eph. 4:26) As much as I hate the murders of millions of innocent babies, the legalization of covenants that are not within the governments domain the forcing of our children in schools to be taught that such abnormal affections are normal, none of these things give me the right to put my mouth on the man who holds this position of authority. As Paul who was being smitten contrary to the law stated,

Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest? Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. (Act 23:3-5) Emphasis mine

We need to REPENT! We cannot expect that Yah is going to hear our prayers for healing our nation while we are speaking boldly in opposition of a man whom he has allowed to hold that position. It just doesn’t work.

David was a man after God’s own heart because he respected authority, even in the face of authority wrongfully pursuing him to kill him. Beloved, it should be our desire to have a heart like David that even in the face of being wrongfully abused or misused by authority we still respect the position that Yah has given him. We must recognize that this is Yah’s anointed. David asked Abishai, when he was in a position to take out King Saul a question that we need to be able to answer.

1Sa 26:9  And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD’S anointed, and be guiltless?

Notice David doesn’t even mention the man in the position, he keeps his focus on what’s important, and we likewise would do well to do the same.  Why, you ask?  Because it is not about the man, it is about the position the man was given, this position is of God and we CANNOT put our mouth on him, period.

Finally, speak boldly against the atrocities you see going on today because like Ezekiel warns us if we see trouble coming and warn not the people their blood will be on our hands. We are commissioned to tell people to stop their sin and we can aim all of our spiritual artillery straight in its direction knowing that all of heaven will back us up as we preach the Gospel and share the truth of God’s word. But here me clearly DON’T PUT YOUR MOUTH ON THE MAN WHO HOLDS THE POSITION OF AUTHORITY. If Yah permits you or leads you to say, The Lord Rebukes you just as David also said He was coming against Goliath in the Name of the Lord, that is how you do it. But please beloved let it not be flesh initiated. Because what is flesh initiated will be spiritually investigated and I assure you, you don’t want to deal with Yah’s internal affairs department, you will be found wanting. The authority thing is so serious with Yah that children were stoned for rebellion against their parents. (Deut. 21:18-21)

Please understand me clearly, we see what a “man” is doing, but notice that God is focusing on the “position” and what we are doing with that. The command concerning parents is on their position, the commandment concerning those who are rulers of your people is on the position. Not because of the man, but because of the position. Now mind you I am not talking to those who have an issue with the President because he is black, because if that is your issue, you may not be saved. I’m gonna be completely honest with you, there is absolutely NO scriptural justification for someone having a problem with someone because of the color of their skin. I am communicating this message to those who have VALID frustrations and grievances based on scriptural principles being violated and usurpation of authority that is not given to the office.

Our responsibility as believers is to pray for Him, not against him. Pray for all men everywhere, and why you say? That WE might live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. I can’t say it better than the book of Timothy did. Your peace and quietness depends on it.

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