Sunday, November 10, 2013
“…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Hebrews 13:5c,6 KJV).
Big Brother is watching; Heavenly Father is, too!
Earth’s governments did not become corrupt overnight. They have been growing progressively worse since Genesis chapter 3, when sin first entered creation through Adam’s disobedience, some 6,000 years ago. God is very much aware of the problem, and in His own time He will resolve it, but until then, He is operating our program.
The Apostle Paul, writing to members of the Church the Body of Christ living in the Dispensation of Grace (people like us): “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:14,15).
Why were they living in the midst of a nation with a corrupt government like we are? God’s program to restore earth’s governments—Israel’s program—was (and still is) temporarily suspended. Evil Roman emperor Nero allegedly decreed Paul’s beheading shortly after this epistle to Philippi was written. Satan is “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4); hence, the Bible calls it “this present evil world” (Galatians 1:4).
Remember how our Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles behaved in the context of the wicked Roman Empire. They were all willing to die for the truth of the Holy Bible. Christianity was an illegal religion in the eyes of the Roman government, and yet the Apostle Paul preached the Gospel of Grace for over 30 years before being executed by that same corrupt government.
Beloved, let us not be afraid of man’s government. May we let the light of Jesus Christ shine brightly in and through us. Just as He will be with believing Israel during the antichrist’s tyrannical regime (today’s Scripture), He is with us and we are privileged to represent Him in this dark world.
Just remember, in the end, “Big Brother Versus Heavenly Father” will have a Victor — Heavenly Father! 🙂