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Romans 13:1
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.

There is no power but of God. We are all subject to some kind of power controlling us in life. Either a boss on a job, the bank holding the mortgage on our house, the police officer who stops us while we are driving, our teacher at school or our spouse. However, the good news is that the powers that be are ordained of God.

Since the powers that be are ordained of God, none of those individuals in my life, that think they have power over me really do. The power is really the LORD’s and it was just ordained to flow into my life through that particular vessel.

This is why Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:5, “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;” Do it as unto Christ because that is where the power originated. Promote the thing to something much higher than the earthly vessel the power is being manifested through.

Many churches, pastors and even some employers will tell you that you must submit because they really are given the power over you by the LORD. While it is true that their power originated with the LORD it is also true that they can abuse and misuse that power. I do not believe that the LORD expects nor requires us to submit ourselves to an abuse of power.

If someone is using their God given place over me to abuse, take advantage of and lead me in a different path than what the LORD intended for me, I should remove myself from that situation and connect with the source of that power over me, namely the LORD Jesus Christ.

The Heavenly Father is a much better parent than we could ever be and as mortal human beings we would never expect our child to willing remain in an abusive situation. How much more does our Heavenly Father feel that way?

Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. So the question is, is what’s happening on earth lining up with what is going on in heaven?

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