“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same,” Romans 13:1-3.
We have recently watched as hundreds of young children have been contained and held in cages because of entering our land illegally.
This event has sparked outrage among many in the Christian community and in other avenues across our land.
And yet we are told to obey the laws of the land and to be subject to those higher powers that have been instituted by God.
But now when a law betrays human decency and goes against what is held as sacred in the eyes of God, then those laws are not framed as something that the Almighty would want His children to follow.
And then when officials quote scripture to somehow justify their means, one must stand up and declare when wrong is wrong and when truth must be held in its proper context.
Certainly a land must be governed by laws so that anarchy doesn’t develop and chaos would ensue.
For without laws a country would run rampant with those who would steal and murder and wreck havoc.
But when a law is instituted that betrays common decency and goes against the laws of God, then an outcry must be echoed, and a people must stand up for what is right.
One can justify anything by a law. Many homes particularly in the south, had slaves who worked and were held by their owners.
But in time we realized the indecency of owning a certain race of people and treating them like cattle.
The laws of a land must also follow and be governed by the heart. For when the letter of the law is followed without an adherence to human decency, then that law must not be followed.
Certainly a land must have the means to protect its borders from those who would come into it to harm others.
But one must use wisdom and common sense when instituting a law and frame it with not only reason but also with the heart.
“But Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven,” Matthew 19:14.
“….. Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to Me,
I lift My Lamp beside the golden door,” The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?