Prayers for Governing Authorities

Prayers for Governing Authorities

Prayers for Governing Authorities

In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, the Apostle Paul wrote:

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.”

Christians are called to pray for kings and all who are in authority. Are you so praying? If not, you should. If you are praying, what are you praying for? Is it about the economy, foreign policy, class warfare, defense, the culture, etc.? Or is it more important things?

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Socialism Warning: “A government big enough to GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT…

American Minute with Bill Federer

Socialism Warning: “A government big enough to GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT is a government big enough to TAKE FROM YOU EVERYTHING YOU HAVE”-President Ford 

Born on JULY 14, 1913, he was named Leslie Lynch King, Jr., till he was renamed by his stepfather

He was renamed Gerald Rudolph Ford.

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How Chuck Colson Thought Abortion Would Ultimately End

BreakPoint Daily

Today’s BreakPoint: How Chuck Colson Thought Abortion Would Ultimately End

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…“This,” Chuck concluded, “is the way the abortion war will ultimately be won: through Jesus Christ changing hearts, one by one. No amount of political force, no government, no laws, no army of Planned Parenthood workers, can ever stop that. It is the one thing absolutely invincible…

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This Week’s Colson Center Breakpoint Recap

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A Quote From Break Point This Week:

“An Originalist doesn’t at all mean that the current situation on the ground doesn’t matter. The idea that someone could tell you, ‘Here’s how I’m going to rule on any case having to do with the ACA…is to miss what’s there. There’s a sort of judicial care from Judge Barrett ” ~John Stonestreet~ 

What We Learned From the Amy Coney Barrett Hearings
Teacher Anxious on Preferred Pronoun Mandate Asks Shane and John for Advice
So-Called “Virginia Values Act” Undermines Religious Freedom

 

Devotional Thought for Today – 10/17/2020

I lay down this maxime of Divinity; Tyranny being a work of Satan, is not from God, because sin either habitul or actual, is not from God; the power that is, must be from God; the Magistrate as Magistrate, is good, in nature of office, and the intrinsically end of his office, Rom. 13:4. for he is the Minister of God for thy good; and therefore a power ethical, politic, or moral, to oppress, is not from God, and is not a power, but a licentious deviation of a power, and is no more from God, but from sinful nature, and the old serpent, then a license to sinne. Samuel Rutherford, Lex, Rex, or the Law and the Prince (1644), emphases added. Lex, Rex, or the Law and the Prince is available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Governments have long oppressed religious freedoms.  The USA was supposed to be a safe haven for all religions (with the caveat that they did not break the laws of the land, human sacrifice and the like) but many have been oppressed.  So how can a “Christian” support the government? 

Jesus had an answer: 

Does not Christ confirm the lawful authority of the beast of Rome when He says, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Mt. 22:21)? 

Answer: This question was proposed by the enemies of Christ (the Pharisees and the Herodians) in order to “entangle him” (Mt. 22:15). If Christ were to answer, “Render the tribute to Caesar”, the Pharisees (who strongly opposed Roman complicity) would have slandered Christ as a Roman sympathizer. However, if Christ were to answer, “Render not the tribute to Caesar”, the Herodians (who strongly supported Roman alliances) would have slandered him as being an avowed enemy to Caesar. But the Lord Jesus “perceived their wickedness” and essentially gave them a non-answer to their question. Since it was not an honest question, Christ did not play into their trap by answering their question. In fact, “they could not take hold of his words before the people” (Lk. 20:26). Even they could not clearly understand what He had said about the issue of paying tribute to Caesar. Thus, if the enemies of Christ couldn’t pin Him to an answer one way or the other (though they would have loved to), neither can any one living today conclude whether Christ condemned paying tribute to Caesar or commended it from His answer. Such evasion to entrapment was used by Christ on other occasions as well (cf. Mk. 11:27-33; Jn. 8:1-11). Even if Christ did endorse the paying of tribute to Caesar, that is not an oath of allegiance paid to Caesar, nor a declaration concerning the lawfulness of Caesar’s authority. For tribute exacted by an unlawful government is simply extortion required by a thief who threatens to take all your property if you don’t pay him part of your property. Furthermore, even foreigners and aliens pay taxes to nations in which they work without declaring any allegiance to the civil government of that nation. Thus, the payment of taxes is not an oath of allegiance.

– Greg Price, Biblical Civil Government Versus the Beast and the Basis for Christian Resistance (emphases added).


 Jesus makes it clear that our duty is to God, but we also have a responsibility to the government God has appointed over us. Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God. Romans 13:1

I encourage you to read our Sunday’s Sermon Series – Civil Government by using the search box. 


Other Resources:

The things that are God’s

What did Jesus mean when He said, “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s”?

Pro-Life Updates (Various Sources)

REMINDER the annual 40 Days for Life event began Wednesday September 23rd in Jackson, MS and many cities across America. It ends November 1st

212 LIVES SAVED

FROM ABORTION SINCE SEPTEMBER 23

Please join us in some manner of  40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pray, that the women will know the child growing inside them is a creation the Lord has made and that child has a purpose. 

To find out more in the greater Jackson area contact Pro-Life Mississippi  or at  (601) 956-8636.  Or the national 40 Days for Life Organization for a location near you.

Also read the latest Pro-Life Mississippi (PLM) Newsletter Here: Pro-Life MS Sept 2020 News

YOUR VOTE COUNTS:

#1 Please sign the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge.

As pro-life Americans, we will never vote for a pro-abortion presidential candidate. And we pledge not to vote for pro-abortion Joe Biden. Sign your name to this pledge today!

#2 Share the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge
 by email or social media with your friends and family!


SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Pro-Life News Report

To read these stories and more visit:  LifeNews.com

Top Stories 

 Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “I Believe in the Power of Prayer.” Thank You for “Praying for Me”
 Senate Democrats Trash Amy Coney Barrett: The Right to Kill Babies in Abortions “is at Stake”
 Catholic Bishop Asks Joe Biden: How Will You Explain Supporting Abortions to God?
 Biden Considering Andrew Cuomo for Attorney General Despite Killing 15,000 Nursing Home Residents

More Pro-Life News 

 Joy Behar: Amy Barrett Supporters are Racists, Sexists. They Have a “Male White Panic”
 Senator Slams Democrats’ Attacks on Amy Coney Barrett’s Christian Faith: It’s “Demeaning to Women”
 Planned Parenthood CEO: Amy Coney Barrett is a “Vocal Threat” to Abortion
 Feminists Trash Amy Coney Barrett’s Large Family: She Has a “Clown Car Vagina”

Pro-Abortion Senator Ironically Claims Amy Barrett’s Confirmation Will Set Back Women 

Writer: Pro-Life People Voting for Biden Prove They Hate Trump More Than They Hate Abortion


Stand 4 Life

Miracle preemie twins finally come home: ‘They had a 10% chance to live and they did it’

Vice President Mike Pence: “I’m Pro-Life, I Don’t Apologize for It”

Supreme Court refuses to rule on FDA request to keep abortion pill safeguards in place

Democrats Focus on Abortion in Barrett Hearing at Their Peril | National Review

Justice Alito on Court’s Bizarre Inconsistency in Failing to Block District-Court Injunction on FDA Rules on Abortion Drugs | National Review

Religious Groups Hit Biden on Abortion, Religious Liberty – Washington Free Beacon

5 Ways America Will Fundamentally Change If Biden Packs The Court

Catholic Bishop Asks Joe Biden: How Will You Explain Supporting Abortions to God?

Pro-life activist shares remarkable scan of 12-week-old preborn baby’s brain

WATCH: Leftist students, encouraged by College Dems leader, destroy pro-life display in broad daylight

Babies Are Being Left To Die. Trump Just Helped More Of Them Live

American Medical Association asks Supreme Court to strike Trump abortion rule

The doctor called her ‘it’: Parents recall horrible Down syndrome diagnosis experiences

‘You’ll Know…When The Election Is Over’: Biden Refuses Again To Say Whether He Will Pack The Court

Joe Biden: Incoherent and Indefensible on Abortion | National Review

House Democrats Want to Force You to Pay for Abortion | National Review

 

 

 

VOTER (CHRISTIAN) GUIDES

Personally I do not understand how anyone especially someone calling themselves a “Christian” could ever vote for the democratic Biden/Harris ticket. 

Joe Biden raises $26 million in 24 hours after naming Kamala Harris as his running mate - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe

Unlike those opposed to Trump it is not about personalities, I do not dislike them, I don’t even know them. What I do know is what they stand for, what their party stands for and that is as anti-biblical and anti-christian as it gets (so far). My vote MUST be biblically guided or I am not a true Christian. 

Here are some biblical voter resources:

 

News to Ponder (Various Sources)

Today’s Headlines (my interpretation): CA Exodus, Packing SCOTUS, Kamala Art, Education & Marxism, Communism vs. Christianity, A new Declaration of Independence, SCOTUS Hearings, 

TOP STORY:  Biden still confused as ever.

As always; these are opinion and news pieces mainly from a conservative constitutionalist view and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, doctrine and views of this ministry or any individual associated with it. They are provided for and intended for individuals to be able to read and form their own opinions and views on issues at hand. (Sad that we even have to explain this!)


VIDEO: Student gets assaulted and spit on for supporting Trump — but refuses to give up his MAGA hat

Staten Island GOP hoodwinks Trump rally saboteurs into donating thousands to Republican Party

Jake Tapper schools top Biden official with constitutional lesson for defending false claim from Biden

Amy Coney Barrett’s opening statement is out, and liberals are already outraged

Top WHO official to world leaders: ‘Stop using lockdowns’ to control COVID; ‘Terrible, ghastly, global catastrophe’

Critical swing voters in battleground state reveal why Kamala Harris helps Trump’s re-election chances

Woman says Southwest Airlines staff refused to board her over ‘lewd, obscene, and offensive’ shirt that exposed much of her chest

(UPDATED) 1 dead, man in custody after fatal shooting in Denver near ‘Patriot Rally’ and ‘BLM-Antifa’ counter-protest

Biden snaps over court-packing question, says voters don’t deserve know his stance on packing Supreme Court

Chris Christie released from hospital following COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment with remdesivir

Washington AG fires investigator who stiffed a waitress on a tip for wearing a Black Lives Matter pin

North Korea reportedly flaunts new ‘monster’ ICBM at showy military parade — and some analysts believe it could be one of the world’s largest ballistic missiles

Bill Maher confronts Adam Schiff about mass exodus from California, cites Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro

 


Conservative Freedom Network

NYT Reporter: Kamala Harris Told Me She was open to packing SCOTUS

Celebrities Get Naked To Tell People To Vote

When Being Pro-Trump Is Worse

Biden Tweets Debunked Charlottesville ‘Very Fine People’ Hoax

State Senator To Introduce Legislation for safe injection sites

Lori Lightfoot On Whitmer Kidnapping Plot


Trump Confirms: Democrat Party Facing Fiery End

Deep State Blocks Russia Hoax Oversight — But Didn’t Expect This

Leftists Are Desperate To Discredit Trump’s Life-Saving COVID Treatment

Kamala-Inspired Art Is Going Viral — And She’s Furious


Lift up the Rocks and See the Snakes

Cancel Culture in Bayonne, New Jersey

Corey Lewandowski on Donald Trump

France Cracks Down on Everyone to Avoid Singling Out Islamic Terrorism

How Modern Education Makes Good Little Marxists

Strangers in our Homeland

Why Communism is Compelled to Destroy Christianity

Looking beyond the polls, there continue to be signs that Trump will win

Biden: Voters have no right to know his position on court-packing

San Francisco reminds us why we have anti-drug laws

Sen. Lee reminds us: this is a Republic, not a democracy

Towards a new kind of declaration of independence


 

100PercentFedUp.com

Breaking: Chuck Schumer and Kamala Harris Push Demands Before Amy Coney Barrett Hearings

ABC Anchor Questions Biden Campaign Co-Chair on Biden Raising Taxes: “In fact, middle income earners…will see an increase” in their taxes under Biden

Former Dem Leo Terrell Calls Out Biased Fox News Anchor Arthel Neville: “I suggest you hide your Democratic support for Joe Biden while broadcasting on Fox News”

Local News ‘Bodyguard’ Shoots and Kills Denver Pro-Police “Patriot Rally” Attendee

Video: Joe Biden on Telling Voters his Position on Court Packing: “No, they don’t deserve” to know

Tucker Carlson Warns About Biden/Harris Plan to “Completely Change Our American form of Government”

Wife Of Deceased Never-Trump Senator Who Passed Fake Russian Dossier To FBI, Endorses Joe Biden

Joe Biden Endorsed Democrat Gov John Carney (DE) Pardoned Career Criminal Behind Alleged Plot To Kidnap MI Gov Whitmer In 2019

Confused Joe Biden Tells Small Crowd He Wants A “$15 MILLION dollar…$15 thousand dollar…$15 dollar minimum wage…I’m dreaming here!” [VIDEO]

 

2020 Mandate For Leadership

The Heritage Foundation

As they have done since 1980, Heritage scholars have once again compiled their extensively researched public policy solutions, this time for
Mandate’s 2020 edition. This book contains the policy prescriptions they
believe will deliver success after success in tackling some of America’s
biggest issues.

2020 Mandate For Leadership – A clear Vision for the Next Administration 

Daily Devotional – Great but Imperfect Leaders

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COMMENTS 

I was reading an article this morning by P.F. Whalen, published in the American Thinker entitled Great but Imperfect Leaders. It got me to thinking about the attitude and expectations of so many “Christians” and “Non-Christians” alike. 

Let me try and flush this out a moment; recently at an event for veterans folks were cursing and caring on when one guy turned to me and asked if their behavior offended me? I immediately replied not at all, for I was no greater than they only one had ever lived perfectly and He had done so for all our freedom.  Another guy chimed in I know someone perfect, my wife she has to be to put up with me. 

Interestingly we will admit our faults with a few beers in us, but deny that same capacity in anyone of our leaders . We expect perfection, otherwise they are racist, homophobes, or worse. But should we?  

The bible makes a few things very clear:

all have sinned and fall short of God’s Glory  Romans 3:23

all will answer for their actions before God Romans 14:10-12

all will confess Christ as Lord (yes even the unbelievers before being condemned to hell) Philippians 2:10-11

the Good News is God’s free gift of Salvation has appeared to all men Titus 2:11

This gift is made available because of our text, God takes sacrifice at Calvary as payment for our sin and attributes Christ’s perfection (righteousness) to us in place of it. 

Now as for leaders the bible is also very clear, Romans 13:1-2 says that no authority on earth is formed unless God forms it, just as He formed us. That means we are to OBEY, those appointed over us; unless the government asks us to do something that is in direct disobedience to God’s Word. Then and only then, we are to disobey the government in a manner consistent with God’s Holy Word. 

But what about those leaders who are jerks, tweet stuff I don’t like and such. STOP, read the book, 1 Peter 2:18-19 true “Christians” are to be submissive to your masters (leaders)with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are good and kind, but also to those who are unreasonable.

We need to not have expectations beyond measure. We are all flawed that includes our elected representatives. Stop whining, lying (gossip), and posting memes get off your duff and be proactive for matters (Kingdom) that count. 


 

Here is the article from  P.F. Whalen, published in the American Thinker  this morning.  Great but Imperfect Leaders


What does the Bible say about government?