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Bread and Pottage

“Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage ... thus Esau despised [his] birthright.” Genesis 25:34

The question is who do you owe your service to, God or men? Do the benefits you pray for have a price? If you owe men then you have not obeyed the gospel according to Romans 13:8:

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8

If you do owe men like Caesar or other man made governments the question might be why do you owe men your service, your labor, your sons and daughters? Have you rejected God? Who is your king?

In the beginning of the Church the Christians were accused of saying Christ was their king and His Kingdom was their government.

“...these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, [one] Jesus.” Acts 17:7

We know that we cannot serve two masters. We must know, as painful as the truth may be, that we have bound ourselves in conformity to the world because we have prayed for the benefits of the world. One reason we have done this is the Church has not been rightly dividing the bread from house to house, sons and daughters have not been honoring their parents, and Husbands and Wives have not remained faithful to their vows before God.

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:23

But one of the worst things is the preachers have not been preaching the Kingdom of God, nor His righteousness except for after you die. And that the Kingdom is only spiritual.

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diverse lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” 2Timothy 3:5-7

Men have said that it is okay to make agreements, apply for benefits from false benefactors, at the expense of your neighbor. They turn a blind eye to a covetous way to secure their society, and entangled whole nations back into the bondage of the world. How have these damnable heresies crept into houses of the Lord?

We also know to seek the Kingdom of God which is not of the world and live according to the righteousness of God, which we are not. Jesus appointed a Kingdom to his ambassadors.268

Once we realize that Jesus was a king, then we know that he was a savior in Spirit and Truth. People arranged themselves in order under His ways. We should understand now why Paul told us to not make agreements with Belial and those who do contrary to God.

“And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?   And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 2 Cor. 6:15-16 

People love the benefits of the “world” despite where those benefits come from or how they are provided. They go and tithe to churches “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof” as we see mentioned in 2 Timothy 3:5.

Obey them that have the rule269over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.” Hebrews 13:17

One might assume that Hebrews is talking about governments of the world but the words “have the rule” is from hegeomaiand means to lead and is often translatedcount 10 times, think 4, esteem 3 times. It is also seen in Hebrews 13:7 “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of [their] conversation.”

It is clear they are talking about the Church as the leaders not the other governments... Christ appointed a government and Pilate recognized it as a valid government.270

If we were servants of Christ, and the God of Abraham, and  the God of Moses, then we would not need to pray to the Nimrods, Pharaohs, and Caesars of the world. Just as many Churches have gone under the authority of the State so have the people gone under the power and authority of the rulers of the world. Not because God appointed these men rulers but because we pray to them.

People need to repent and make straight the way of the Lord. They need to seek the Kingdom in Spirit and in Truth. If we have need of aid or assistance we should go to the congregation of those who seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and not the men who call themselves benefactors. If we do not have such a congregation then we need to seek those who will congregate in the name and character of Christ and not just give him lip service.

Mt 7:21 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

Mt 7:22 “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”

Mt 25:11 “Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.”

Lu 6:46 “...why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

Lu 13:25 “When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:”

Ro 13:4,7 “... if thou do that which is evil, be afraid...Wherefore ye must needs be subject...For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute [is due] ... fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

 

 

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    Romans 13 and I Peter 2,13-14
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    Romans 13, NN Video Series:7-10 4:32
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    Footnotes:

     

    268“... I appoint unto you a Kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;” Luke 22:29

    269Strong's 2233, hegeomai AV-count 10, think 4, esteem 3, have rule over 3, be governor 2, misc 6; 28 1) to lead 1a) to go before 1b) to be a leader

    270John 19:19 “And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

     

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