The Believer’s Civil Duty: The True Meaning of Romans 13

The Believer’s Civil Duty: The True Meaning of Romans 13

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. Deception is a
favorite tool of generals and
politicians alike. . Propaganda can influence the
thinking of entire populations to believe what is
in reality a lie. . People lie for
many reasons. Those who lie frequently know honest minded people are most susceptible
to relieve lies simply because they
themselves do not lie. . Adolf Hitler observed . in the big lie there is always
a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses more readily fall
victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell
small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort
to large-scale falsehoods. . It would never come
into their heads to fabricate colossal untrues and they would
not believe that others could
have the impudence to distort the truth
so infamously. . The most effective liars are
those entwined with error, the subconscious mind
recognizes truth. This lends credibility
to the error that has been
entangled with truth. It is for this reason
it has been said, “The devil can cite
Scripture for his purpose” William Shakespeare. . It is important
for believers to be aware of this
devilish device for it is widely used by governments and
organized religion to garner support and conformity
to unbiblical practices. . Scripture warns of a global
entity at the end of time that shall exercise
despotic power over all. . Believers have long
stood as a bulwark against the encroachments
of evil. Therefore, the devil has
sought a way to beguile them into remaining passive
in the face of wrong. . At the same time, he twists and justifies
their inaction to them as obedience to Yah. . Romans 13 has a passage that is being increasingly
used to deceive Christians into supporting unjust laws and tyrannical governments. . Let everyone be subject to
the governing authorities for there is no
authority except that which God
has established. The authorities that exist
have been established by God. Consequently whoever rebels
against the authority is rebelling against
what God has instituted and those who do so will
bring judgment on themselves for rulers hold no terror
for those who do right but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from
fear of the one in authority, then do what is right and
you will be commended. . For the one in authority is
God’s servant for your good, but if you do wrong,
be afraid; for rulers do not bear
the sword for no reason. “They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring
punishment on the wrongdoer.” “Therefore it is necessary
to submit to the authorities not only because of
possible punishment but also as a matter
of conscience.” . “This is also why
you pay taxes, for the authorities
are God’s servants, who give their full
time to governing.” . It is true the
Monarch of the Universe is the King of Kings
and Lord of Lords. He removes kings
and sets up Kings. Yahuwah is the judge; He puts down one
and exalts another.” . All earthly authorities
are in power by permission of Yahuwah. However, this does
not mean that they are servants
of the Most High and should be
obeyed as such. . Most earthly powers work
to advance Satan’s kingdom, not Yahuwah’s. Therefore, it is only when
their laws or regulations are in harmony
with the divine law, it is the believer’s duty
to submit to them. . It is a misinterpretation
to use Romans 13 to force compliance
with unrighteous laws. The law of Yahuwah must
always take presidents over human laws. Scripture is
full of examples wherein men of Yah risked
their lives defying human law in order to stay faithful
to the divine law. . When a vain king
erected a golden image on the plain of Dura and commanded all to
bow down and worship it, the three worthies
risked their lives to remain faithful
to Yahuwah. . They boldly declared: . “Let it be known
to you, O king, that we do not
serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold
image which you have set up.” . Several decades later, Daniel faced a
similar situation. When a law was passed
regulating worship, Daniel calmly went
about his business without altering his
normal practices in any way. . Three times a day he knelt
and prayed toward Jerusalem as he always did. . The cost for his
actions was high: “They brought Daniel and cast
him into the den of lions.” . The government had
overstepped its authority when it made a decree that no one could
pray to any god save the king
for a month. Daniel knew this. So, although he was very
highly placed in the government, he remained faithful
to the divine law rather than comply
with the human law. . Daniel’s act of defiance
against human law met with approval of Yahuwah. When the king opened
the lion’s den and asked if Daniel
were still alive, his reply clearly
reveals the principle. . Obedience to
the divine law always takes precedence over
obedience to human law. . “O king, live forever! My Elah sent His angel and
shut the lions’ mouths, so that they
have not hurt me, because I was found
innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have
done no wrong before you.” . My Elah. . Daniel was establishing
that his Elah, his God was superior to
the king’s gods and, as the Elah of Gods, obedience to His decrees took precedence over every human law. . It is a principle
of righteousness: the law of Yahuwah
is never to be broken, that human laws
may be obeyed. . The story Peter and John
before the Sanhedrin is another splendid example. The law of Yahuwah
takes precedence over earthly decrees. . When the commands of men
defy the law of Yahuwah, man must rather
obey the Most High. After Peter had
healed a lame man, the priests had him
and John arrested. . When they had commanded them
to go aside out of the council, they conferred among
themselves saying, “What shall we
do to these men? For, indeed, that a
notable miracle has been done through
them is evident to all who dwell
in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. . But so that it spreads no
further among the people, let us severely
threaten them, that from now on they speak
to no man in this Name.” . So they called them
and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach
in the name of Yahushua. . The disciples’ inspired and so reveals the
principle all should follow when faced with human laws
that oppose the divine law: . “But Peter and John answered
and said to them, “Whether it is right
in the sight of Eloah to listen to you more than
to Yahuwah, you judge. For we cannot but
speak the things which we have
seen and heard.” . This story is interesting
for another reason: it was the religious
authorities of the nation demanding compliance to
their rules and regulations. . Scripture is clear: regardless the earthly power, the believer’s first responsibility is to Yahuwah. The only earthly
laws to be obeyed are those that do not
contradict the divine law. . Throughout time, millions
have given their lives for resisting
ungodly authority and remaining
loyal to Yahuwah. . It is extremely
important for believers of the final generation to have a correct
understanding of Romans 13 because misuse
of this passage is already being practiced
to enforce compliance to tyrannical
earthly powers. . In the near future, these passages will be used to
uphold the counterfeit Sabbath. . Compromising ministers
will urge their members to submit to earthly laws that breaks the
law of Yahuwah. . A misunderstanding
of Romans 13 will lead Yahuwah’s
professed people to comply with man-made laws. In doing this, they will receive the
dreaded mark of the beast. . It is both incorrect and
morally wrong to use Romans 13 to support
governmental laws in opposition to
the divine law. . Yahuwah has not given
authoritative power onto any man in
heaven or earth, to negate His law. . Dietrich Bonhoffer
understood this extremely important principle
of righteousness. Bonhoffer, a committed
Christian pastor lived under the atheistic
regime of Nazi Germany. At that time,
many Christian churches conformed to Nazi demands and they based this
spiritual fall on Romans 13. . A Lutheran theologian, Bonhoffer understood
the danger of placing human authority
above divine authority. He took it one step further to explain all have
the responsibility to resist unjust authority. . To illustrate the
need to speak up in defense of others, he wrote: . First they came
for the Communists, and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist. Then they came
for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists and I did not speak out
because I was neither. Then they came
for the Jews, but I was not a Jew
so I did not speak out. . And when they came for me, . there was no one left
to speak out for me. . This courageous
man of Yahuwah was arrested and
imprisoned in 1943. He was martyred
just two weeks before Allied forces liberated
the labor camp in which he was
incarcerated. . Scripture does not
teach blind obedience to earthly powers. In contrast, it teaches all
who love truth and holiness have both a duty and an
obligation to resist wrong. . The very opposite of the
incorrect interpretation of Romans 13. . It is a solemn duty
to stand for truth. It is a sacred obligation to
resist evil in all its forms. Edmund Burke was a man
who understood this well. He was an author,
statesman, political theorist
and philosopher. A quote frequently attributed
to him states clearly: “The only thing necessary
for the triumph of evil, is for good men
to do nothing.” . Governments, powers and
authorities hold their positions by permission
of the Almighty. . Their authority is
delegated authority. As such, ultimately they are
answerable to the Creator. . Just as they may bow
to form requirements that defy the divine law, in that instant,
they violate the authority given them by the
divine Lawgiver. . Ecclesiastes 12:13 summarizes
the Yah given duty of man: “Let us hear
the end of all: fear Yahuwah and keep
his commandments: for this is the
whole duty of man.” . The soul’s primary
responsibility is to the Creator. . Earthly governing
authorities are to be obeyed only when they are in
conformity to the divine law. . This is the
whole duty of man.”

25 thoughts on “The Believer’s Civil Duty: The True Meaning of Romans 13

  • lazarlin Post author

    romans 13 is more than likely a catholic edit

  • Felix Offor Post author

    When R u people going to get real eyes and realize that every word in the bible is not truth. Sheep and goat dwell side by side till the end.

  • Jay Danger Post author

    Let the high praises of [YaHuWaH] be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetter of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written; this honour have all of his [established]. Praise ye YaHuWaH.
    Psalms 149:6-9

  • yahshu1 Post author

    Aren't you the people who claimed the pope after benedict was going to be john paul resurrected ?

  • Doy Degamo Post author

    When Apostle Paul wrote these verses two thousand years ago, the SPIRIT OF CHRIST was spreading through out the world to fulfill the world of our LORD JESUS to HIS apostles to go out into all nations and preach the Word of GOD. During the time of the apostles after our LORD JESUS went back to heaven, the Word of GOD was preached to ALL nations. Until during the dark ages when the BIBLE was kept to public and the wisdom and knowledge of satan (darkness) spreading through out the world and the world live in lies until now. The beast (papacy) was wounded after the dark ages 1798 when they could no longer kept the BIBLE to the public. So they changed their strategies by changing the mindset of the people by controlling the educations, religions, media, and all aspect of life in the society and by creating many BIBLE translations in one language. Satan has done a great job since 1798, and in this last generations, the world are all blind to the TRUTH even when they read the BIBLE because their minds are full of the wisdom and knowledge of this world which are lies, that they could no longer understand the true teaching of the BIBLE which is the spiritual (mental) war.

    You are living in a world where the spirit of demons are controlling the minds of the authorities, medical personnel, children, and all walks of life in the socieity. As it is written, “Babylon the great (this world is spiritual babylon-kingdom of satan) is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!" (Revelation 18:2 NKJV). That is why the message of the Real Christians to the people are to come out of Babylon- this world (GOD'S enemy) lest they will share by plagues (GOD'S WRATHS). The normal actions and words of the people are coming from satan because their minds are controlled by his spirit to run his kingdom-this world. Satan and his demons are watching all the time and putting thoughts in the minds of GOD'S people whether to tempt, deceive or persecute in this last days. What you see and hear from the people or any things of this world will be exactly what's in your mind and you feel, whether to persecute, tempt, deceive you. That's because satan can put thoughts in your mind and link your thoughts and feelings to the people around you or any things that you see and hear in this world. The authorities, medical personnel, children, and all walks of life in the society are following whatever thoughts and feelings that coincide to what they see and hear inside their minds to deceive, tempt and persecute. Is the actions and words of the people from your neighbors, co-workers, friends, police, and all the people in the society and whatever you see from the things of this world correlate what's in your mind? Do you feel like the actions and the words of the people around you, are threatening, bothering, mocking, attacking you? Do you feel like people are after you or talking to you? Do the sound of the cars, plane or anything that you hear bother you? That how spiritual (mental) persecution works, that this world are hiding by calling "mental illnesses" or whatever alibi they have created depending on your reactions or "signs and symptoms" as these doctors have called. The police, ambulance personnel, hospital personnel, children, and all the people in the society are controlled by satan, and he just pick whomever he wants to tempt, deceive and persecute you to bring you wherever he wants. You are living in a pit of hell (this world) that is about to explode when GOD'S WRATHS (seven last plagues) will fall.

  • Brothers and Sisters Channel Post author

    WLC please make a video full of mary the mother of God

  • Treslyn Raymond Post author

    Definitely so, I agree totally, only as one obey Yah above man can man please Him, and be accepted by Him.

  • the prophet ez1 Post author

    This is one of WLC's better videos. Great message.

  • Valeria Farries Post author

    Google "Strong's Concordance." Enter 1 Tim. 3. See verse 1: "if a man" G1536 ( Whosoever); "Bishop" G1984 (Office of an elder). V.2, "Bishop" G1985 (Bishoprick). V.1 is a position. V.2 is a person. Whosoever desires the Office of a bishop. Acts 14:23, "elders" G4245 (elder man, elder WOMAN). Acts 20:28, "overseers" G1985 (Elder of a Christian church). Bishops are overseers as pastors of Christian church. Holy women stand in office of bishop. Eph. 4:11, God gave some apostles, teachers, etc. Titus 1:5, "ordain elders in every city."

  • Fig Tree Informer Post author

    ., good timing as just yesterday I received a Delinquent Jurors questionnaire.. I was not going to fill it out as I am against what U.S Incorporated is about and it's apostate laws but upon listening to Holy Spirit's wisdom I filled it out. What benefit would it serve for me to get fined and maybe imprisoned by not obliging. Since this does not disagree with Father's Law.. it is my duty to serve as Juror. Who knows maybe He will place me in a situation in which my Obedience to Father will help another's case within the judicial system .. Thank you for your message. I just wish at least you an use KJV. when quoting scripture..

  • TheBranden86 Post author

    the mark of the beast is not what you are saying it is on here the mark of the beast is the same mark cain received for killing his brother there is no more lying to the people on that they will soon know the truth regardless of what anybody does to suppress it, that is why once you kill in the movies there is no going back meaning no more chance for redemption you will know if you are marked and you know the others that are marked with you, that is also why they say you have to sacrifice your loved one in order to be rich and famous and part of the so called illuminated ones or the illuminati

  • christina N Post author

    Excellent video as always.

  • Treslyn Raymond Post author

    Lets study so me may know the truth for ourselves, so deception will have no influence over us, Preach the world servant of Yah, Yah truth remains the same, The principle of worship remains the same, through the ages, from the time of Cain and righteous Abel. Let copy the way Abel"s way of worshiped,

  • WARRAW Post author

    the ISRAELITES are darkskinned bushy haired people…
    not CAUCASOID…

  • TRACK PETERSON Post author

    "T'is time to fear when TYRANTS seem to kiss!" emp. mine …author unk.
    …make no image…" Exodus 20:4 …
    Thank you for the teaching again for these last days…the correction of attire of YAHs' men standing for HIM…back to TORAH indeed..

  • Roman Roberts Post author

    I don't believe your interpretation is absolute fact. I believe that opposing and defying un-Godly laws is right, but Jesus didn't tell us to fight, he told us to turn the other cheek. Plus, the Ten commandments ARE Gods holy laws, within they clearly state, "Thou shalt not kill" not, "Thou shalt not kill, unless….". How do you defeat the enemy if you're bound by that golden rule?? plus, the righteous have already won. Nothing on this earth is truly worth losing your soul over.

  • Richard McQuarry Post author

    ask yourselvs why did the lord throw out the money changers because he new it would lead to are time and the unfairness and unhappyness of this money system of evil this serve theyself money system of greed and selfishness the lords way is service to your fellow man this is what makes men happy not serving youself like this money system does and now we have come to the end and we can see the truth about this evil money system of evil that makes men serve themselvs that creates men to become unhappy and sad and belive me all the rich are unhappy and misrable people who nomatter how much money they have its never ever enough they are truly unhappy and the lord never wanted a money system to humanity he wanted humanity to serve eachother this is what makes men and women happy and fullfilled not this system of evil we have now thats finnally coming to its end game over trump and clinton both are on the same team to rain in civil war and world war niether one have solutions to the worlds problems we truly are at the end and these people trump and clinton are both luciferian devil worshippers who want power and control and will mislead all humanity causing this world to come to its end game over aman

  • fantom58 Post author

    The rebelliousness of Daniel, the 3 Hebrew boys, the Hebrew midwives etc. is all Old Testament stuff that was nailed to the Cross and does not apply to Christians.

  • Jued Abriol Post author


  • Mark Wood Post author

    The Apostle Paul understood and was learned at both Roman….he was also a Pharisee of the Pharisee's. As a Roman-citizen he could have at anytime stopped the beatings he insured…for He was beaten many times with Roman rods by court rulings….yet he never appealed to Ceasar which would have immediately stopped any beatings he insured. He did however appeal to Ceasor that last time before being taken to Rome. It was because he understood law that he made such an influence for good and further advanced the Christian cause….which cause has stemmed the tied of evil throughout history(His-Story). Paul's knowledge saved him and he demanded to be taken before Ceasor, "Where I ought to go," he srates claiming his Roman- citizenship finally…. His appeal made only after being taken into custody. For he had never been lawfully arrested at his previous times of enduring beatings. So today Yah needs his people understanding their duty to man… being the best citizen they can possibly be…..thus the powers that be will have tu violate their own conscience and The Laws of the land when the final persecutions are carried out upon Yah's people. It won't matter which country…..all will violate their own laws and concience when a death deCree is made.
    My Friends …hear me and learn more hidden truth for our age.

  • Crippled Post author

    the beast is rome, paul writes about rome.

  • the prophet ez1 Post author

    Here is a link to a video that I did on this same subject

  • Peter Dickinson Post author

    Let God be true and everyman a liar. Western democracies have developed the yeast of the Pharisee, so offending anyone's lifestyle, makes me a bigot,. I watch folk practising assisted suicide, excessive amounts of your own will is unhealthy. I know that when I preached about the folly of a homosexuality, and the folk were stopped still with conviction, a older brother started to sing, later I asked him why? Has he not seen that verse in O T where the singer playing a stringed instrument is just entertaining the folk. It is through the foolishness of preaching that men are saved! And the preacher is the mouthpiece of God. The full counsel of God? Repentance is ongoing as the evil increases. The days of Lot, We say that we should honour God. And have compassion on the lost. Even if they refuse to listen. We just go somewhere else!

  • Robert Black Post author

    those of you who have an ear let him hear the words of god

  • Roger Bartels Post author

    WHY do you have that loud music playing, it is louder than the voice, it is totally annoying and distracting!!!

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