Submit to Authority

“Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Matthew 22:21

Do we submit to authority or rebel against it? When people were asking Jesus about paying taxes, they were hoping he would say don’t pay them. But instead Jesus gave a powerful answer to give back to Caesar (Rome) what belongs to Rome and give to God what belongs to God. Jesus is saying “submit to authority”, even though Jesus is our ultimate King ,there will still be Earthly governments set to in place. We are to respect our government authorities

Many people want to live in a civil and orderly society but they don’t want to submit to their authority leaders, such as the President of the United States. You can’t have it both ways, you can’t expect live in a free nation while displaying anarchy. It is actually unbiblical to display lawlessness Most people don’t realize that all government and rulers are actually setup by God (Romans 13:1) The Bible tells us “let everyone be subject to the governing authorities”

Does that mean we have to agree and or everything the government tells us? No, for example Daniel refused to bow down to a pagen God of Nebuchadnezzar, and was thrown into the blazing fire for the penalty. But because Daniel honored God he was saved and protected by an Angel of The Lord (Daniel 3) We need to learn to just be civil and respectful to our governing authorities, however we don’t have to allow them to disobey God

We should all know that there is only one ultimate King of Kings (Revelation 19:16) where all nations and governments will rest on his shoulders (Isaiah 9:6) and he will rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 2:7)Every knee will bow and tongue will confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord, so prepare for the return on our ultimate King and stay submissive to your current authorities in Jesus Name Amen

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