Who Are the True Higher Powers?
A truth that has only been recently revealed to me is the true meaning of the Romans 13's admonition that we obey the 'powers that be'. As I wrote in Part VII of the Mystery of Iniquity article series the government claims that it is this higher power. Others claim that this higher power is the church, that is organized religion. So just who are these powers that we are commanded to submit to?
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.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and
they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a
terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the
power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he
is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil,
be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of
God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
What of organized religion? Is your denomination or pastor ordained of God? Certainly they will tell you they are, but what proof will they offer? A piece of paper from a bible school or seminary. That is proof of ordination by men, not of God. As we should all realize by now organized religion is not the true body of Christ but the antichrist system. Most all of the churches are infiltrated by Freemasons and the Illuminati with their false Christ or antichrist, we know this because they present the sheep with false doctrine. "My sheep know My voice" saith the Lord. We must "Know them by their fruits" as He commanded.
Is your government a 'minister of God' to you? Is the coming world government? Of course not. Are we to fear our government? Nope, we are to fear no man but God (Matthew 10:28 KJV). Yes, we are required to obey our government in civil matters, like paying taxes (Mark 12:17 KJV) but in spiritual matters we must submit only to God and His ordinances.
The True Higher Powers
Paul and Silas had no authorized ordination papers from the scribes. so who ordained them? That were ordained directly by God! They operated under the direct authority of the Holy Spirit within them.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,
cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold,
nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither
two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his
We need to look at the bible as not just a bunch of stories but a blueprint. Did Paul have his own church? NO. Did any of the disciples? NO. That should tell you something. These leaders of the true body of Christ did not have big buildings or great wealth. They went from city to city with nothing but the clothes on their backs, yet it is they who were the ones recognized as the higher powers in the body of Christ.
If we accept the New Testament church as a blueprint of what the body of Christ is supposed to be like what can we surmise about those who run the big churches and ministries today? Who ran the organized church in the times of the disciples? The Pharisees!
Are We to Fear the Higher Powers?
Going back to Romans 13 you may ask what of the parts about bearing the sword and fearing the powers that be? Surely a minister of God does not bear the sword against us or cause us to fear, right? When I inquired of God about this He brought to my mind the story of Ananias and Sapphira of Acts 5:
Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have
agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them
which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and
the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried
her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as
many as heard these things.
As we can plainly see in this passage Peter was one of the higher powers ordained by God and the people were filled with great fear when they saw the power of God manifested through him. Peter was informed by the Holy Spirit of the sin unto death that Ananias and Sapphira had committed and He wielded the sword of the Spirit against them as commanded by God. It was not Peter they feared, but the authority that God had given him.
Is My Pastor Ordained of God?
I cannot say whether or not your pastor is ordained of God, but if he is you will see the Holy Spirit operating in His life mightily. There will be no doubt in your mind because the Holy Spirit will bear witness of His authority. Be a Berean, test everything they say against the Word of God. Like Paul in his day the higher powers of this end times church will commend you for doing so, not condemn you.
Don't be surprised when the Holy Spirit shows you who the true higher powers of the end times church are. They don't have big ministries with lots of money, they are humble men of modest means. They are meek and lowly just as Christ was, but you shall know them by their fruits.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come
out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye
receive not of her plagues.
If you have checked what your church and pastors are teaching against the Word of God and find that they are in error you have the responsibility before God to come out from under their authority. If not, you will bring a curse upon yourself as did those of Isaiah 30:10 (KJV).
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