God always works through a chain of command. Yesterday at Evergreen, Pastor Seth illustrated that when we stand under God’s umbrella of authority, we are also under his umbrella of protection. In looking again at Romans 13:2, “Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgement on themselves.”
Since God works in a chain of command- it means- yes, the president of the United States is our president and in authority-even when we don’t vote for Him. Our boss is still our boss even if we don’t like what they tell us to do or how they communicate that to us, our Pastor is still our Pastor even when he challenges us and it hurts. Oh and ladies…your husbands are still your husbands even when they are sitting on their arse watching the game while you are cooking dinner, keeping the kids occupied, playing host to the company and all around making sure the house doesn’t fall down around you all!
God does not need to justify to you WHY he put these people in positions of authority. You need to TRUST in HIM that he has your back.
The angel Gabriel said, “I stand in the presence of God and I have been sent to speak to you and tell you this good news.” Go Gabriel this week, stand UNDER the presence of authority and remember Psalms 46 “God is our refuge and strength , always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear,even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. For You are my hiding place; You protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.” Go out in your week and be victorious!