Gods group thoughts for 12/24/2012 “God takes Precedence”

The link below is for “Our Daily Bread” 

http://odb.org/2012/12/24/moment-of-grace/

The link below is for the Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie… 
http://www.harvest.org/devotional/daily-devotions/home.htm    

Acts 4:19-20But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”  (NKJV)

The Sanhedrin was the Jews’ national ruling body, made up of rulers, elders, and scribes… This was the Supreme Court of Jesus’ times… These religious leaders were extremely worried about Jesus’ disciples, because they had seen them performing miracles, just like Jesus had done… They realized that they were a part of executing the Messiah, and they told Peter and John to stop preaching in the name of Jesus…

But Peter and John, along with the rest of Jesus’ disciples, had boldness about them because they were Spirit filled on the day of Pentecost; and they weren’t about to be stopped from preaching the gospel of Christ… Their response to this council of 71 men is recorded by Luke in the opening scripture…

The Bible is clear that we are to obey the government in charge… The Apostle Paul tells us this in…Romans 13:1-2Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.  (NKJV)

But the Bible is also clear, that as God’s children, we should live our lives to please God; and if government dictation is against what God has recorded in His Word, then we must let God, and what He wants, override governmental rules… We see this being done back in…

Exodus 1:15-17 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; 16 and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” 17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.  (NKJV)

We also see in the Book of Daniel, where Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego defy the laws of King Nebuchadnezzar; when they wouldn’t bow down and worship the gold statue of the King… You know the story…They were thrown into the fiery furnace that was 7 times hotter than normal, and God protected them… This act of love and loyalty for God actually converted the King, after they were saved and he saw God’s power… You can read all about this in the following link, for a little extra readinghttp://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Dan%203&version=NKJV

In today’s society, the act of abortion (the killing of fetuses) is surely something Christians should be against… God’s 6th Commandment tells usExodus 20:13Thou shalt not kill. (KJV)  Here is an outstanding link that has in depth coverage on the subject of the “Bible and Abortion”…  http://www.bible.ca/s-Abortion.htm

Any laws permitting homosexuality are also against God’s wishesLeviticus 20:13If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.  (NKJV)

Do you think AIDS just popped up out of nowhere?  God is in charge of everything… Paul tells us this about homosexuality, inRomans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.  

As Christian’s, everything we need to believe…everything that we say and do…how we should treat others…it’s all there in black and white in the Bible… The laws made by man, are for the most part, made to protect us and to guide us in our daily lives… But God, and what He wants from us, as clearly recorded in His Word, should always take precedence over man made laws…

Heavenly Father, I am ever so thankful, as always, for the truth and the direction that we find written in Your Word… Help us Lord, to allow Your Word to guide and direct our lives… Help us Lord, to live in accordance with Your will and Your ways… And I will thank You in Jesus’ most precious name…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

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