Bible Ballistics: BBs #664 Good Citizens For Jesus’ Sake!!!
I would simply like to wish each of you a most blessed and “Happy Independence Day”-4th of July, here in the US! And a blessed and joyous day to all! I just want to share a message from God through the Apostle Paul in regard to our duty to our governmental leaders no matter where we live, no matter the perilous times we may live in! We as believers and followers of Jesus, are called to follow God and respect the authorities that God has established. I simply want to share a couple of passages for your perusal sometime this weekend as you spend time with family and friends, celebrating the blessings of God in establishing this great country! And I pray that God will please “Bless America”, and “deliver us from evil”! Amen!
“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:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee
But if thou do that which is evil,
for he beareth not the sword in vain:
for he is the minister of God,
a revenger to execute wrath
upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject,
not only for wrath,
but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also:
for they are God’s ministers,
upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore
to all their dues:
to whom tribute is due;
to whom custom;
to whom fear;
to whom honour.
8 Owe no man any thing,
but to love one another:
for he that loveth another
hath fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:1-8
And from Paul’s letter to his son-in-the-ministry, Timothy!
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all,
and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;
2 For kings,
and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet
and peaceable life
in all godliness
3 For this is good and acceptable
in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto
the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God,
and one mediator
between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom
to be testified in due time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6
And may we, each one, seek to please our Lord in all we say and do, letting our “little light shine”!
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus
concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
May God’s blessing be seen at every turn in your life—He’s there—are we paying attention? Let’s do!
Amen and Amen!!!