Thursday, September 17, 2020

When the Righteous are in Authority the People Rejoice

Here in The United States of America, we are blessed with a representative form of government that has the means and the ability to address, through non-violent means, matters of injustice—like the brutal murder of innocent babies in the womb.

It is disgraceful that we who claim the name of Christ have severely neglected for decades our God-given authority to rule in our local communities, counties, and our state and federal levels of government.

Too many christian men have proven that they would rather be immersed in their comfortable ministry surroundings than to engage the public at large in the arena of city, county, state and federal governance. Then, when tyrants legitimately gain control of our city, county, state and federal offices (that Christians have abandoned) and enact iniquitous decrees (that Christians could have stopped,) we believe that the only way to "fix" the problem is to "defy the tyrants" or get our guns out, and be sitting ducks for the tyrants, when they come inside our homes to rape us and our children. This is irresponsible behavior! 

Capable Christian men need to go beyond their comfy pulpits and ministry circles and start running for and holding public office on all government levels; and/or discuss and announce other capable men in our fellowships who will run for and hold public office. "When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, the people groan." (Proverbs 29:2)

There is Biblical precedence for Christians to engage in the governing process of our communities. In Deuteronomy 1:13, Moses commanded the Israelite's to choose wise, understanding and knowledgeable, men from among their tribes to be "heads over [them]." It's time for Christians to stop groaning about what evil men are doing in the earth, and get to work ruling in our local communities so that we can "establish God's righteousness and justice in the earth." (Psalm 89:14)

Some people may ask: Is the constitution an unfruitful work of darkness? What are the actual fruits of it where we currently stand? Are there too many tyrants to replace with actual Christians for there not to be another 47 years of waiting to end abortion? 

Here's the answer: The same as there are no perfect Christians, there is no perfect form of government. Government "of the people" is whatever We the People make it. How many times have we heard from a pastor or elder, "If you're looking for a perfect church, you're never going to find it, because there are no perfect Christians"?

Yet someone questioning the fruits of the U.S. Constitution behaves as though we need a perfect form of government before we can engage in ruling with God's righteous authority in the earth. Taking such a posture exposes one's apathy, cowardice, or downright laziness to actually take responsibility to rule with Christ-given authority. Enough with the empty, illegitimate excuses for failing to rule with our Christ-given authority! Start engaging in the process to assume leadership positions in the earth. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7) 

Get out there and get to work, networking and researching how to run for office. And get elected to positions of authority. Then, rule with your Christ-given authority to establish justice for the preborn and for all who are oppressed. Go and be authoritative salt and light in the world, and truly love your neighbor as yourself.