Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In Rebellion Of Authority

For the mystery of lawlessness {that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority} is already at work in the world... 
{II Thessalonians 2:7}

The Bible says that in the last days there will be a great falling away of Christians from the faith.  Children will not obey their parents.  Citizens will not obey their government.  Wives will not obey their husbands.

Today, it is looked upon as evil to teach that wives are to obey their husbands even though the Bible commands us to.  The Bible tells us we have a "hidden principle of rebellion" if we are not obeying the Bible and we will never reap all the wonderful things God has in store for us as long as we are living in rebellion to Him.

God instituted authority for a reason.  It keeps peace.  When children are obeying their parents, there is peace in the home.  When citizens are obeying their government, there is peace in the nation.  When wive are obeying their husbands, there is peace in the marriage.

God's ways are good.  Satan's ways are not.  Rebellion is from Satan and it always leads to destruction.  Destruction of your children, your nation, and your marriage.  Is it always easy to obey your husband?  No, but in the long run, it is good, very good.

Don't obey him if he is asking you to do something that God commands you not to do since God is your highest authority. However, most husbands don't ask their wives to do evil.  Most ask you to not spend too much money, or run an errand for him, or fix some of his favorite foods, or give him frequent sex, or  keep the home tidy for him.  When you obey him, you are drawing him to you.

May I encourage you to stop living in rebellion.  Living in rebellion doesn't feel good.  It feels bad and produces very bad fruit.  Living in obedience to God feels good and produces lovely fruit.

As an older woman, I am commanded to teach you to be obedient to your husbands so you do not blaspheme the Word of God.  Don't take a bite of the apple, the forbidden fruit.  Leave it alone.

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, 
obedient to their own husbands, 
that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:5