Government, hand and glove complicit with the leadership of the “average church,” has fixed into the mind of the typical pew-sitter a completely undeserved awe, an ill-begotten respect, a woefully overboard reverence for anything and everything government does or says.

What makes human government so special? Why do we fawn and fuss over presidents, governors, “leaders” of all stripes? Are these not the “rich and famous” overlords who make our lives miserable, the very people who oppress us?

Long ago Isaiah prophesied thus of a Child to be born in his future – a prophecy fulfilled by One who was most certainly born in the fulness of time. That Child, born in our past, grew to be a man – no, to be “The Man.”

According to the rabbi and apostle Paul, that Man:

“…died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,” – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

He also ascended into heaven where he presently sits at the right hand of God, the seat of universal authority.

“But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” – Luke 22:69

What was it that Isaiah said of Him?

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.” – Isaiah 9:6-7

And so, I ask you; If the government shall be on His shoulders, why do we do obeisance to human government? Could it be that we have missed the fact that human government is passe? Do we not realize that government by man is over, so over?

If we believe that Jesus is in very fact KING of Kings and LORD of Lords, why don’t we start acting like it, and stop scraping and bowing and groveling for those to whom such honor is clearly not due?

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