Government by the People…It has Deep Roots!

As I continue to learn more & more about the founding of America, I am becoming more & more fascinated with the workings of governments. Coming from someone who, in the past, couldn’t care less, this in itself is pretty amazing!

Also, coming from someone who looks to God’s grace & His new Covenant – which replaces completely the old Covenant (Galatians 4:22-31), wherein we found the Old Testaments laws (government) of God given through Moses – this is all the more surprising. Government produces laws. But the just shall live by faith…there seems to be an antithesis at work here, doesn’t there? Yes, I’m mixing spiritual truth with temporal environments & workings, but…can they really be separated?

In a post from March, 2014,  America…and Law vs. Grace, I wrote about the possibility that no matter how perfectly our Constitutional laws were applied, in the end, even the glorious *Redeemer Nation, the United States of America & her government would fall short. In the end, only the ways of God in Christ would prevail, not through the systems of man but through the Son of God, our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

Well…I didn’t realize at that time, how instrumental were the Old Testament systems of government in our own.** If someone doesn’t point this out, I think many of us would not realize it. So now, I’m in the middle of quite a rethink, and it’s going down deep….

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Everyone knows that, according to Scripture, in ancient times the nation of Israel wandered 4o years in the desert, with Moses leading them. Up until now, my understanding of this long, drawn-out trek was that the Israelites just weren’t getting it. They were going about everything the wrong way. The LORD had His hands full, bringing them into the Promised Land of Canaan! I’ve heard sermons about being bull-headed & rebellious resulting in long stretches of wilderness in our own lives…

.. and I’m not saying all these things aren’t true.

Moses -Peoples LawBut it occurs to me, one thing that isn’t normally taught, is that during this time the LORD gave the blueprint for the government of the future United States of America. The same Moses who brought those stone tablets of Law down from Mt. Sinaiand because of that is called ‘one who accuses’ – is also the Moses who implemented rulership of ‘the People’!! The Moses who, according to Josephus & others, was being groomed to be the next Pharaoh (The Hidden Moses ), a Pharaoh who ruled the people, instead became the Moses who set up the system that allowed the people to rule! And perhaps, even in large part, this was one of God’s purposes for that wilderness jaunt. If this be true, how foolish we are today to ignore that miraculous gift! We have been given the answers!

How much God loves us, how much forethought & effort He put out so long ago, to bring America forth in her time! People, we need to catch this vision! This IS the vision of our Founders! When they produced our Declaration of Independence & our Constitution, they were working in accord with the mind of God!

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“…in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.”

(Matthew 18:16)

….so we have here a first example of people’s government, seen in the structure of ancient Hebrew life.

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Enter (many, many centuries later) the Anglo Saxons.

Around 450 AD, the Anglo Saxons arrived in southern Britain. Their intention of temporarily joining with the king of Kent to combat his enemies resulted in a permanent arrangement, as well as a name change from Britain to Anglo-land (or England). With their ruling presence came their “institutes of constitutional government…almost identical with those of ancient Israel.”**

I cannot help but draw a connecting line between these two ‘testimonies’ of sorts,Anglo Saxons spoken, written & enacted in the governments of each of these two nations, the Israelites of old & the Saxons who eventually peopled England, the mother country of those forever gloried thirteen colonies now known as the United States of America. Is it not then possible, that this strong & free nation of America, with her fortifying Constitutional rule of law by the People is – and was always intended to be – an established word of God? Of which it was testified & foreshadowed by two powerful ‘witnesses’?

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GREAT & MIGHTY is our God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Ernest L. Tuveson, Redeemer Nation   **W. Cleon Skousen, The Making of America, pp.41-62, ‘Discovery of the Ancient Principles’.

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Monarchy Encroaching?

When I first published “They wanted a King!…or, The Evils of Monarchy” https://godhistoryandyou.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/they-wanted-a-king-or-the-evils-of-monarchy/ in July, 2009, I had no idea, really, of the…magnitude…of that topic. I could not relate at all as to why Benjamin Franklin was so concerned about the colonists possibly reverting to monarchical rule (W. Cleon Skousen, The 5000 Year Leap, p.18,19.) My thinking at that time was, after all they suffered? such spilling of blood & loss of treasure? how could anyone EVER consider monarchy again!! To me, such an action was unimaginable. And beyond foolish.

Greater awareness of what goes on in the world, and exposure to types of information once completely foreign to me, has broadened my perceptions.

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Deception ever seeks to lure the innocent & unsuspecting. Some who should by now be partaking of strong meat are still desiring only milk! We need to become those who partake of meat. There are realities beyond foundations of repentance & faith, doctrines beyond resurrection & eternal judgment, and we are exhorted to move past them to perfection. (Hebrews 5:12-14, 6:1-2) When we find ourselves in places demanding that we learn to discern between good & evil, we become those partaking of meat. We may not then be so easily deceived.

I say these things because I think, based on my own experience, that this ‘leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection’ (Heb.6:1) encompasses the kinds of knowledge & understanding that are needful in, say, avoiding a return to monarchy. The desire for an earthly monarch (king) can be, at root, a spiritual error. In a world torn by hatreds, divisions & conflicts, pummeled daily with lies & fear, people want an answer. What they DON’T want is more chaos & discord in governing bodies.

They wanted a King !....or, The Evils of Monarchy

Samuel imparts the LORD’S warning

 

Israel of the prophet Samuel’s time, similarly wanting security in their own world, where fraud & corruption abounded in their ‘government’/judges (1 Samuel 8:3), wanted an answer also. Against the Lord’s extremely clear, warning counsel, they demanded…yep…a king. A monarch!

 

Although on the face of it, the demands of those people seems more like simple bull-headedness, it is not. First came a forsaking of their God. Then a serving of other gods. Webs entangle, darkness clouds vision & judgment. We may hear but not listen.

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What the people did not seem to care about was that their God wanted to be their King. Israel instead wanted to be like the other nations (Multiculturalism? Globalism?), having a king of flesh & blood. Somehow they had been deceived into believing that an earthly king would be preferable, more effective than Yahweh.

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There was a moment in my life when the Lord told me that I was not to look to people or organizations, insurance or company benefits, government or improving economies for my help. Though He may send help through persons or agencies, He was the Source. He wanted me to trust Him alone. . “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” (Psalm 146:3)

…so for the peoples of our world today to reach a place of need, or desperation, where they believe any man or any agenda can bring solutions to their crises – apart from God working in & through them – would seem to be a big mistake. Yet more & more, we hear talk of global organizations/leaders/agendas that would seem to point to this very thing.

Something very big is going on. Hiding in plain sight, it gains mass & momentum.

Conceivably, at the ‘right’ time, it will manifest & the world will fall for it. It is manifesting now, and many do not see. (Perhaps they should not see, perhaps it is not necessary & would be of no benefit to anyone.) The complete manifestation would be so timed as to coincide with a readiness of the world’s peoples to welcome its arrival & its programs. IN THE MEANTIME the way is being paved by large & compelling issues: borders/immigration & climate change (whether real or a hoax). In order for a globalist agenda to be accepted, there needs to be conditions that affect all peoples & nations around the globe. Well, environmental conditions affect the entire world. And if the world was one big, borderless mass, well, there you have it, ready-made for a one world leader. No separate countries with separate cultures & governments, let’s just all blend together & be one big happy ‘family’ without individual citizen’s rights, so we can easily be taken over.

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“The Old World Order was characterized by {individual, separate} monarchies, countries with independent standing armies, metals and fiat currency. The New World Order will be characterized by One-World government {single ‘monarch’?}, open borders, a world army, world court, and a world cashless credit-based currency managed via microchips.” http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2008/06/new-world-order-part-1.html {parenthesis mine}

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IF WE ARE NOT looking for a ‘monarch’ to provide solutions & security – if we are seeking our help from the LORD instead, and through HIS ‘agenda’, purposes & people – such events as just described wouldn’t happen. Humanity’s focus would be elsewhere, not fixating on an earthly ‘king’ & his World Court, nor so willing to buy into the narratives that accompany this.