Focus on right government first



By Ilya on 3/13/2024, Seedling - Faith

Intended Audience: For believers or those interested in intersection of faith/politics.

Christianity has been called the "Upside-down Kingdom", and for good reason.

Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death,

and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:12

Along with many other references to using the weak to shame the strong, the meek inheriting the earth, the least are the greatest, last being first, and the kingdom conquering without violence but by changing hearts.

That last one is interesting, because it's different from culture which wants to enforce rules from the top and make people obey them by force, coercion, or manipulation. Christ changes the heart of man, and the changes there spread out to the rest of his life.

The bible is very political, it wants all of your life to be placed under the rule of Christ. It defines every sphere of government, and how that sphere should operate, we've just chosen to ignore those passages. Thinking that we were in a neutral world, we deceived ourselves, because nothing is neutral. Culture is always trying to influence you to it's values. Are we tired of the manipulation, overreach and totalitarianism of our government? We can't rush in and try to change things, it won't stick.

We must start in our own hearts, and repent of our unbelief and wrong worship. Self-rule is where it starts, once we can rule ourselves like Christ has shown in the word, we can start to lead our families (don't wait for perfection, you can do both simultaneously, but you must do both). We must think generationally and covenantally, it's a long game. Build our families, pass on the word and build traditions that worship God. We must pass not only our inheritance, but our faith and our work to our children, they shouldn't start from scratch (just learning about covenant succession).

Only then will our work be blessed and not cursed, we must be faithful to the covenants we entered. The symptom will be a healthy civil sphere.

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