We’ve looked at how to Praise the Lord in prayer time, and for the last few days we’ve looked at waiting on Him:
- Waiting on God
- Waiting on His Timing
- Waiting on His Will
- Waiting on His Peace
- Waiting on His Authority.
I don’t like the idea of being under anyone’s authority. Abraham Lincoln is my hero – he was a self-made man, born in a log cabin he built with his own two hands!
We operate under God’s delegated authority!
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Not only that – but we’re to submit to humans that God placed in authority!
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
God commands us to submit ourselves to other humans!
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Its not as easy for others to see us submitting to the Lord. It’s a lot easier for others to see submission when we submit to other humans (whether it’s Nero, the President, your boss, or a supervisor you struggle to respect). God wants to use you as a picture of submission.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Interesting – submitting to God is tied to victory over the devil….
Let’s submit to God, and to those God told us to submit to, and yield our self-rule during our prayer time!