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Authority   Worth Considering    5/11/21    Trinity Fellowship at Kealia,    Ken Smith<><

Definition of Authority by Merriam-Webster
English Language Learners Definition of authority : the power to give orders or make decisions : the power or right to direct or control someone or something. : the confident quality of someone who knows a lot about something or who is respected or obeyed by other people.

So, let us start in our quest for understanding here with the first abuse of authority.

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.  Isaiah 14:12-14

Ezek. 28:13-18″ “13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.  14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.   15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.   16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.   17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.  18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

So in the beginning, before Adam, GOD created a spiritual world that also allowed for freewill.  It appears that lucifer was created to cover the works of God in our solar system including earth.  So in this event 2/3rds of the Angles stayed submitted and 1/3 of the angles left became demons.  God Gained Michael and Gabrael and lost lucifer.  But now the angels that are with God are there because they want to be there and want to serve GOD.   So there is both freewill and righteousness without manipulation of any kind.

It appears that lucifer misjudged GOD’S loving peaceful humility as to being soft and weak and decided to reign on earth.  But in the absolute foreknowledge of GOD, this decision of pride and rebellion was also known as also the ultimate destruction of lucifer.  And all was used by God in the creation of Adam as the first species in the image and likeness of God to perfect the use of freewill to grow into righteousness.  So only one NO tree in the Garden of Eden was allowed to still belong to lucifer and to help Adam grow in learning how to use freewill.   All of the other trees were all yes and to enjoy.  But GOD already knew that Adam would fail but that the second Adam (Jesus) would prevail four centuries later.

So we are born into a world where most of the trees of choice cause death but where there is still the one tree of Christ Jesus to bring life.   And it is up to us to gather around that Tree of Life or not.

Let’s look at the 3 temptations of Eve that caused the spiritual death to both Adam & Eve.   First off Eve was created to help Adam, not to take charge of Adam.   Adam needed a wife, not a mother.  So then at the temptation why is Eve in the conversation at all.  And why is Adam just standing by her and listening.  And then lets look at the temptations,  every day we get the same 3 temptations.  Can you pick them out from the lies and ½ truths ?

Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?  2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden,  3 Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.  4 But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die,  5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.  6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate.  7 Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apron like girdles.

For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].  1 John 2:16    And these are the same 3 temptations that lucifer used on Jesus.  Matt.4:2-10,    Notice here that Jesus only used the words of Moses as the authority to defeat lucifer.

We often pray the Prayer, “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done on Earth as in Heaven.  Our Heavenly Father has set up an authority structure on Earth to help us get ready to live with HIM in Heaven.  He is total authority but wants to live in a peaceful loving gentle family of humility and righteousness.   We are now in a temporary earthly time dimension to learn how to do just that.  If we are going to see the Glory of Jesus then there must be Loving Authority and Unity. And if we would rather not, there is nothing outside of GOD but void.  The order of authority training goes simple like this: Children, Women,  Mother, Men, Father, Deacons, Elders, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Heavenly Father.  And it is loving authority by choice and not be manipulation. 

Jesus prayed this prayer:   “20 Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,  21 That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.  22 I have given to them the glory (power) and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one: John 17:20-22,    Heb.13:17.  We are in school learning how to use our freewill and become obedient in humility or we are in the world walking in pride and rebellion.

Yours, in HIS great Love & Wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<><

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