my Eyes of Blue
my Eyes of Blue
i am reviewing my earlier discourse in light of Romans 13:1-12 "Let every soul to the higher authorities be subject, for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities existing are appointed by God, so that he who is setting himself against the authority, against God's ordinance hath resisted; and those resisting, to themselves shall receive judgement. For those ruling are not a terror to the good works, but to the evil; and dost thou wish not to be afraid of the authority? that which is good be doing, and thou shalt have praise from it, for of God it is a ministrant to thee for good, and if that which is evil thou mayest do, be fearing, for not in vain doth it bear the sword; for of God it is a ministrant, an avenger for wrath to him who is doing that which is evil.
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject , not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience, for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
render, therefore, to all [their] dues; to whom tribute, the tribute; to whom custom, the custom; to whom fear, the fear; to whom honour, the honour. To no one owe anything, except to love one another; for he who is loving the other - law he hath fulfilled, for, 'Thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false testimony, thou shalt not covet;' and if there is any other command, in this word it is summed up, in this: ' thou shalt love they neighbour as thyself;' the love to the neighbour doth work no ill; the love, therefore, [is] the fullness of law.
And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already [is] to be aroused out of sleep, for now nearer [is] our salvation than when we did believe; the night did advance, and the day came nigh; let us lay aside therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armour of the light;"
Ephesians 6:10-18 "As to the rest, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might; put on the whole armour of God, for your being able to stand against the wiles of the devil, because we have not the wrestling with blood and flesh, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, with the spiritual things of the evil in the heavenly places; because of this take ye up the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to resist in the day of the evil, and all the things having done - to stand.
Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness, and having the feet shod in the preparation of the good-news of the peace; above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench, and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God, through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints".
i pray for you always Rebecca
i love you