The Powers That Be…

1 Corinthians 6:12

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Paul acknowledged the fact that there are some things that would have been within his “rights” to do, but just because he had the “right” to do something does not mean that he should…

I was watching the news yesterday and I saw a crowd of people on the steps of the legislative building in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.  Apparently, yesterday was the day slotted for some kind of protest, the likes of which I have never understood, called “Moral Monday” (which is the biggest oxymoron, since nothing about their disturbing the work of the legislature is “moral”) where liberals meet to protest everything from the fact that the governor was voted into office, to the requirement in 2016 for voters to show their identification at their local polling place.  As I said before, I have never understood what the protest is all about.  That, however, is neither here nor there.  The issue I have is much greater than anything that they were protesting.

My issue with this “moral Monday” garbage is the fact that most of the people who are down there on the steps of the legislature claim the Name of Jesus Christ as their Lord.  They go down there spouting out a few scriptures and claim that they are being mistreated and persecuted based on the laws that have been passed recently in legislature.  They spend entire Mondays down there (which I think they have been doing for several months now) instead of being somewhere else doing something useful.  I am sure they disturb the work that is going on inside of the legislative building.  They have got to be a nuisance to people who are simply coming to work because they have a job in that building.  They, however, (meaning the protesters) think that they have the “right” to be there because they think they are taking a stand.

Let me just clear a couple of things up for you “moral Monday” protesters:  first of all, you have no issue to protest.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with the governor of this state doing what he is convinced will improve conditions in this state.  The people of this state voted him in, and if you do not like him, then you will have a chance in a few years to go to the polls and vote him out.  Let your voice be heard where it should be heard:  through your vote.  The governor works for the people, and if the majority of the people disapprove of the job he is doing, then they will get rid of him.  Period.

Second of all, “moral Monday”-ers, stop claiming the Name of Christ when it comes to your “protests”.  The leader of the “bunch” is a guy who calls himself “Reverend”, but behaves in a manner that is the polar opposite of Who Christ really is.  If he really is a “Reverend”, then he should know God’s Word well enough to know that God ordained the political power in this country, and He only uses the vote as the vehicle to accomplish His purposes….the Bible says “Let ever soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God:  the powers that be are ordained of God.  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  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

According to scripture, resisting the governing powers brings damnation on the guilty.  I would certainly call the moral Monday protests resistance, and I also call them Im-moral!  I know that we do not always agree with everything that the governing body does.  I know I don’t.  I do not agree with most of what the president says and does, and, I sometimes even disagree with the governor of our state, (but I am proud to say that I voted for him!).  However, I look at the big picture.  The governor is doing all that he can to try and save our state.  He is trying his best to restore things to their former order before the liberals got into office and destroyed everything.  I disagreed with the liberal agenda, but no one ever saw me on the news down at the legislature disturbing their work because I didn’t like what they were doing.  The protesting that I did was contained to my own bedroom on the floor beside my bed, where I took all of my complaints and gripes to the only One Who is able to make any real changes.  Proverbs 21:1 says “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water, He turneth it whithersoever He will…”  I know that my Father in heaven can  and does control the hearts and minds of those who are in power, and all I need to do is go to Him on their behalf.

People of God, listen up:  if you are involved in these protests, you need to repent.  The source of your supply is not found in the legislative building.  Your Source is in heaven on high, and if you want to protest what is being done, join me in the privacy of your bedroom as I call out to my Father, telling him all the bad stuff that is going on in this world that concerns me.  Join me as I pray for the salvation of those in leadership positions, that they will turn to the Lord for wisdom and counsel on how to lead the people over whom they have charge.  Join me as I pray for change in this nation:  change from our lackadaisical attitude in the church, to our nonchalance over our allegiance to Israel, to our lack of concern for the 50+ million babies that have been aborted in our country over the last 41 years, to the fact that we have become Sodom and Gomorrah, and as of this writing, 14 states in our country have overturned the ban on homosexual “marriages”.  Things cannot remain as they are, and the only thing that is going to change them will be when the people of God get down on their knees and cry out to God to make a change in this United States of America.

Will you join me as I pray for our nation?

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….2 Chronicles 7:14

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