Kingdom Principles 101

 

In a kingdom, typically The king has conquered an area and has dominion over everything in that area. All the land, people...Etc. He then appoints people that he trusts to administer parts of that kingdom according to their ability to administer it. And, typically, these people have shown their ability and their willingness to deal with their areas according to how the king wishes it to be handled. People that don't have the intelligence or acumen, (talent) are moved out into a different position and someone better suited is moved in. 

The Administrator, typically, called a Governor, has the responsibility for collecting and sending to the king a tribute as a show of loyalty, ( the king actually owns everything so he can demand everything the area produces, witness the Israelites in Egypt.)[Study question for the Student: Why would God do that to them?]. The governor takes what is left over and uses it to administer to the needs of the people, (This IS first and foremost: if you don't feed your people…they die.)

The governor then uses the Rules and Laws of the kingdom and sets them in place in his area. Some parts of the Rules of Order he might have to make small changes to accommodate the needs and differences of his particular area. He MUST however, understand the meaning as well as the letter of the kingdom law to do that. He then appoints people to judge other people according to their actions, (i.e. breaking the law, or disputes over territory or products...you get the picture)

One important aspect of his position is to make decisions about activity in his area. You walk into a fast food place and ask for extra ketchup, what kind of manager would run back to his supervisor and say, “What do I do? What do I do?”  Answer: a poor one.

Here again, he must understand the reason for the Laws as well as the letter of the Law to make decisions in line with the rest of the kingdom. And this is where almost everybody drives into the ditch. They fill themselves up with their own crap and blind themselves to the proper course of action, (The Bible has one very notable example, [Study question for the Student: Who is that?]).

Another responsibility of the governor is to regularly report to the king the condition of his area. “We have this many people, we have produced this much, we have gained new lands for use”…etc. He also has the responsibility or reporting anything beyond his control and asking the king for help, (he is actually asking the king what he wants to do about it; the answer may well be No; I'm making an assumption here.) My point about authority here is that the king assigns what authorities his governors have. He may well have a default stance, (One set of rules and everybody follows those), or he could assign different powers and authorities to different people. 

What this means to us: We are saved and brought into the Kingdom of God and given rights ( Blessings),

Psalms 103:

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways unto Moses, His acts unto the children of Israel.

8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever…[This has passed for beleivers].

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the Heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear, ( Remember to filter old testament verse through Grace), Him. 

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. 

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear, ( Again, Grace has come in the form of The Christ Jesus,) Him. 

14 For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.

 

Now, turn the question around.. As Governors (Kings) THIS IS YOUR EDICT.

These are the Rules of Order for the Kingdom of God. This is how He runs His Kingdom and this is how He wants you to run yours!

 

 

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