Wednesday, December 2, 2015

All Spiritual Authority

Romans 13:1 - 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.

Do you see that? God is all the spiritual authority we need. And since spiritual authority is greater than human authority, instead of looking only to our world leaders, spiritual or secular, for answers, we should be looking to God. No man, no matter who he says he is, has all spiritual authority. And sometimes they do not look to God for their authority. 

In a study in Revelation I am taking we are constantly reminded that we look up. We are not to concern ourselves with anything else. We are spending the next few months learning about the last days, the end times, the great Day of the Lord, whatever you want to name it. While we are not to fear what will transpire, or when it will (because it will be quite evident when it is just around the corner; maybe already is), we are being directed to the Lord each week in our lesson. We are being reminded to trust Him alone, to be certain of our relationship with Him so that our assurance and hope will lie strictly in Him, not the world. We look to wisdom from above, not ourselves or man. I know I sound like a broken record, but it's all about God. Once we get that seared into our minds and hearts our lives are more at rest.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” ‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭11:29-30‬)
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
‭‭(John‬ ‭6:35‬)
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel "...I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”
‭‭(Jeremiah‬ ‭31:23,25‬)

I was given a CD from a friend. One song reminds us that as believers we are not of this world, rather we are strangers in it. We are not, as the Word says, to be conformed to this world. In other words, if Jesus was despised for what He taught, we will be too for sharing His teachings. 

We might feel we walk this life alone, that we might be called fools and life would might not always be easy, that we will still experience physical death, but all His promises of never leaving us, being by our side during, or waiting on the other side after, difficulty, His love, strength, grace, light, will always be there...when the world will fail. He will be our anchor, He still confounds the wise, and we just trust in Him. Greatest of all, He will wipe every tear from our eyes some day. All those tears because of what we lived on this earth.

That's why it's all about Him. No man can do these things. No man can promise anything even remotely near to what the Lord can. This is what He does for those who earnestly seek Him and why I keep saying that! I don't care if I appear a fool, or get tired sounding. It's what Jesus would teach! 

He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. All, all, all. The Beginning and the End, Alpha and Omega, First and Last, who was and is and is to come. The ancient of Days. That's 
ALL.ALL.ALL. In heaven and on earth. 

Matthew 28:18 - And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

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