Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Story to Remind

Apple and Orange live in Boleh Land.

Serigala Government rules Boleh Land. Of late some of Serigala ‘s minions have acted questionably.

Apple and Orange go to Cerdik.

Cerdik reminded Serigala (Cerdik may be frail looking and extremely thin but he has a BOOMING voice. He stands).:-

(a)    You are creatures of the earth made by an All Mighty Being. You are not God!

(b)   You would not be Serigala ruler of Boleh Land without the All Mighty Being placing you there!! Romans 13:1 (“…there is no authority except from God”)  John 19:11 (“You would have no authority at all if it hadn’t been given you from above”). Ephesians 1:20-22 (“He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens far above every ruler and authority, power and dominion and every title given not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put everything under His feet and appointed Him as head …”) So you are subject to an All Mighty Being who is just, righteous and holy. He is watching and He is watching his own Psalm 1:6- (“For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked leads to ruin” Even if you do not believe this, is your conscience so numb that no action is taken against those who rob from the poor to line their own pockets? Is there no moral law within you? Remember Proverbs 21:2 (“ All the ways of a man seem right to him but the Lord evaluates the motives” and in verse 6 “Making a fortune through a lying tongue is a vanishing mist a pursuit of death”).

(c)    If you do wrong, your own sword will come upon you! Romans 13:4- (“For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong”). He is coming to judge. (Psalm 96:13).  

Cerdik reminded Apple and Orange (In softer tones, he sits down and calmly strokes his pet):-

(i)    (“Don’t say “I will avenge this evil!” Wait on the Lord and He will rescue you) Proverbs 20:22.
 Be comforted that He is in control.

(ii)   Yes submit to Serigala for Romans 13:1 requires us to do so. Apple and Orange be law abiding citizens( Take comfort take comfort, the Almighty is in control). Take action by prayer (“The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight”) (His delight!!- stands and shouts Cerdik. Got a little excited there and who can blame him)  Proverbs 15:8 and  by legal peaceful means. Take action by putting on a covering of humility just as Jesus was and is. Let us remember to (“Love our enemies and pray for those who persecute you…”) Matthew 5:43-48.

(iii)    Trust Him. He values your hope in Him (“He is not impressed by the strength of a horse. He does not value the power of a man. The Lord values those who fear Him those who put their hope in His faithful love”) Psalm 147:10-11.  (“Stop your fighting and know that I am God, exalted amonf the nations, exalted on the earth”) Psalm 46:10

(iv)   Focus on the power of the Almighty (Just mediate on Job 38 with hope with reverence with awe. Serigala mediate with FEAR)

(v)   Take comfort in knowing that you are citizens of heaven

Philippians 3:20
Colossians 3:2-3
Colossians 1:13
1 Corinthians 6: 19-20
1 Peter 2:11

As citizens of heaven, you obey the laws of the Almighty, and you trust the true ruler will act. And we are NOT starving…

Should civil disobedience be needed?... Just know this, you are aware of Romans 13:1, yes but where the result of bad governance is most grevious- (MOST). there are:

Exodus 1:15-20, Daniel 3:9-18, Daniel 6:6-10 to name a few.

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