When I say “Rise and shine”, I don’t mean breakfast at IHOP

Awakening at 3:00 am can do tricks to the brain. This question about the agnostic, dyslexic insomniac came to mind as I suddenly awoke at that hour.

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Moral relativism and political correctness hold our fellow Americans hostage to a tyrannical government. The problem is one of authority, or better still the understanding of it.

Do we want a king to rule over us? Yes, it’s built into our DNA so to speak. One day an incorruptible king will rule over the earth with inexhaustible wisdom, infinite wisdom and perfect justice. This incorruptible king? His name is Yeshua Ha-Mashiach to the Jews, Isa to the Muslims, Jesus Christ to the Christians.

Meanwhile, we Americans have a unique system of government in all human history: a democratic republic.

The uneducated, unknowing majority do not know the order of authority God has graced to us. Allow this question: How do you know who the boss is? Is it not the person who can fire you?

Our president is not a king. He is but a hired administrator. As stipulated in the U.S. Constitution, We the People hold authority second only to God himself. Our system of government has three NOT co-equal branches of government. In order of authority, these are the Legislative branch, the Executive Branch and least of all the Judicial branch.

We the People can ‘fire’ legislators who, in turn, can fire presidents and federal judges. Only our elected representatives have been authorized to make law and tax us. The executive has only authority to execute (carry out) the laws. Our founding fathers gave us a judiciary to settle disputes, not to craft law. Therefore, as a bonus, ‘case law’ is not legitimate law.

Our country is in trouble. As Pres. George H.W. Bush once said, “deep doo doo”. If your hope rests in the hands of one or more of the three branches of federal government, then I suggest you spit into one hand and put your hope in the other to see which fills faster.

Comedian George Carlin humorously said, “I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.”

Actually, we who have come into personal relationship with the Heavenly Father through the Spirit of Adoption have the authority Carlin jokes about.

Personal responsibility and personal accountability are attached to personal authority. The Bible defines this as dominio propio ( a little Spanish lingo), self-control. If we lack self-control, we are then powerless.

Is it not time for each and every one of us to call on the Living God for wisdom? Shall we choose instead to be willingly ignorant of God’s amazing gifts that await our discovery?

“But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light [of God’s precepts], for it is light that makes everything visible. For this reason He says,

“Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.””
Ephesians 5:13-14

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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