Governments, while at times used by YHWH (God), are not created by Him. Neither are they approved of Him. Government for YHWH is like a gun for us. We do not want to use a gun unless necessary. In the case of using it against another human it must be absolutely necessary.
Man created government. I believe it was actually demonically inspired. It is part of our fallenness that men love to rule over other men. I speak of humanity not just males. All categories and social-economic areas of humanity are guilty of this. Whether it is a political, business or religious institution the default seems to always be somebody wants to be in charge and will, often, do whatever is expedient to be in charge and continue in that state as long as possible.
We have learned well from our overlords. You may say, “Well, someone must be in charge. Someone must decide for the rest of us what is best otherwise there will be anarchy”. Yet I must respond with a rebuke if you are a believer in Messiah Yahshua (Jesus). Where Shaul (Paul) speaks of the first Adam and how Yahshua was the second Adam he is presenting the fact that the main purpose of Yahshua’s sacrifice was to take us back to the garden.
Restoration of intimacy with Elohim (God) is the plan. To redeem us. Put us back to a state where there is no longer the debt of sin to separate us from meeting face to face in the cool of the day. We were. We are co-regents with Him. We were given dominion over the earth to tend it and mold it. We are made in our Creator’s image thus we were to take the raw materials provided and make something of them.
Now back to the subject. We were never intended to rule over one another. We were intended for be naked before Him and one another. To allow ourselves to be known at a level where all of our “stuff” we cover up, the real us is stripped away. Not stripped away through some form of abusive confrontation we call ‘tough love’. Let me explain
It is like the virgin bride on her first night with her new husband. She is at first shy and hesitant, but as she becomes more sure of his unconditional love, as she learns that he accepts all the things she is insecure about in herself she becomes welcoming of his presence.This welcoming of his presence leads to less and less inhibition and allows her to “let her hair down” so to speak.
Some of us have had such an experience with The Master Yahshua. We have learned to be free and expressive in our adoration and desire for His closeness. We have learned to allow Him to gently and gradually undress us in His presence. To stand before Him with nothing to hinder Him from knowing us completely.The Creator of all things allowed Himself to be completely stripped and humiliated before the entire world so that we could know that He understands our hesitancy, our fear of seeing ourselves, let alone allowing Him to see us.
If you have such a relationship with our savior, relish it and realize you are unique. It is not that you should be unique in this, only that the church has, with some rare exceptions, failed to communicate this vital truth of The Kingdom. For those who do not have this relationship with Him I would challenge you to begin asking Daddy for the revelation of this truth. You have missed what you were created for without this revelation.
OK, moving on to the next step. All that I just stated about our relationship with Him is also true of our relationships with one another. The difference is that unlike with our bridegroom we do not “undress” one another but learn to ‘undress” ourselves. Please do not lower yourself or the truth of this message by trying to imagine some sensual or carnal thing here. Mature people understand that metaphor is a powerful tool for expressing spiritual truths that are beyond the capabilities of any human language to describe.
So. We are in a marriage with Him and with one another. Through loving acceptance in a safe place we are to learn, or relearn who we really are and start being that with one another. The thing is, even though we are all married to one another, we only have one Husband. Yahshua is the Head. He is in charge and not any other human being can or should ever take that place. When they do and when we allow it we become spiritual adulterers.
This is a very serious matter. Allowing someone else the place that only YHWH rightly deserves establishes that person in a position that is in direct opposition to the Creator. Put another way when you allow someone else to tell you how God wants you to act, live etc. you have made that person YOUR GOD.
Making someone your god brings some really bad results besides the obvious fact that as an imperfect human being they will eventually disappoint you. In the end, if they see themselves as your authority and you do as well and they mislead you guess what? Both of you will be judged for it. For him or her it will, of course be compounded by the fact that they likely saw themselves not only as your authority but a host of others for whom they will answer for each that was lead astray by them.
You will stand before The Great White Throne of Yahshua and give an account for why you went astray from the truth. As is the nature of going astray one normally ends up being misled in a whole lot of other things as well. Ya see once you start to follow men you will trust them to tell you the truth. You do not want to have to answer for idolatry and adultery.
I am not saying that we should not have teachers, only that we and only we must go to YHWH about everything they teach us. We must not assume because they are more learned or have a title that they are correct. YOU are accountable for what you do. Only you will answer for your deeds. The fire will test them. So you test them before the fire does so you will know whether you are doing all the YHWH wants you to.
I keep getting away from my point because so few have good foundations. So many of us have spent our lives playing follow the leader which is fine if Yahshua is your leader but that is, for most of us, not the case even if we generally would claim it to be. Don’t pull a Romans 13 sidestep on me here. You really need to understand that what you may have been taught that Romans 13 means is not at all what Shaul (Paul) was really speaking to.
Yahshua is the Head, the Husband of this marriage so that we never have any right to be in charge or run the lives of others. Each one must hear from Daddy for themselves. By the way this is true of we husbands with our wives He is the Head. She hears just as well and maybe better than you in most circumstances. Learn to trust her and her relationship with YHWH and you will have a better marriage than if you think you are “in charge”.
Does this mean there are to be no leaders. No. Just not in the form we mostly see those who take positions of leadership, even if we agree to it. The way to recognize leaders is that they are the ones who love the people in a self sacrificing way. True leaders will die for you. They are about putting you before themselves. If they are not the servants of everyone they are not leaders. They desire that you be all that Daddy created you for. They get under you and lift you up.
Love one another as He has loved you. See others in the body as part of you even when we disagree we need not be disagreeable. If you are trying to hear and follow YHWH (God) you obey what you are hearing. Sure, seek counsel but remember that you will answer if you disobey HIM. He WILL NOT UNDERSTAND if HE tells you to do something and you don’t do it because your pastor or other leader says not to do it.
By the way, not obeying someone in “authority” when God has said other than what they are is NOT REBELLION. Rebellion is not obeying YHWH. Also, if The Bible clearly says something and some teacher tells you it does not apply or does not mean what it says you take it to Daddy. Holy Spirit will show you the truth. You are responsible to obey HIM.
May you be blessed.