Government is God’s idea, He created it. God also created man to be governmental in nature. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit comprise the ultimate governmental system. Isaiah 33:22 says, For the Lord is our judge, The Lord is our lawgiver, The Lord is our king; He will save us. The Judge is God the Father. The Lawgiver is the Holy Spirit, and the King is Jesus. Here we have the three branches of government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Man is created in the image of God and according to His likeness: spirit, soul, and body. These three parts of man are reflected from the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father is reflected by our soul—our mind, will and emotions. The Holy Spirit is reflected by our spirit, for He is Spirit. And Jesus, having a body of flesh, is reflected in our body. At the same time all Three are reflected by man’s complete being. We are made in His image and according to His likeness.
The Biblical word for government means, a dominion, realm or empire under authority or rule. Man, as an individual, submitted to the authority of God was the very first government God created on the earth. Man is created to govern or rule himself under the direct rule of God and is accountable to God for his actions. We see this clearly with the creation of Adam and his relationship with God. The structure of government was first relational and personal. Each man is responsible to God to love the Lord God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind, and to love their neighbor as themselves, Matt 22:37, 39. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law, Romans 13:10. Biblical love is the motivation for our obedience to God. The government of God flows through our relationship and fellowship with Him. God commanded the man to be fruitful and multiply, subdue the earth and rule over it, Genesis 1:28. God then placed man in a relatively small place called the Garden of Eden to subdue and rule.
Following man’s individual responsibility before God, God created family. Family is the basic unit of government for society. Family is where individuals with governmental responsibility before God begin to function in a relational group of order and structure. The family is created to be a relational unit of fellowship with God and one another with each having responsibilities to the other. The husband and wife are responsible to one another by mutual submission. Parents are responsible for nurturing, teaching, training, and disciplining their children according to the ways of the Lord God. Family government consists of children submitted to their parent’s authority as parents are submitted to God’s authority. Parents are responsible for legislating the will of God in the family and exercising their judicial duties as well. This makes for a healthy and safe home that affects all of society outside of the home.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, Ephesians 3:14–15.
Every family derives its “name” or authority (governmental power) from God the Father. God did not give children to civil government, the public school system, the church or to the village. God gave children to parents. That does not mean others are not used in a child’s life to help with their upbringing, but it also does not mean parents can abdicate their God given role and authority without consequences to the family and to society. The family, made of individuals, is the fabric of society and the foundation for all government. When family breaks down, every part of society breaks down. This is “a” reason Satan attempts to destroy the nuclear family and therefore the government of God in the earth. Satan worked his evil scheme of temptation with the first family, Adam and Eve, in the Garden. When they took Satan’s bait, death ensued and they engaged in finger pointing, blaming God and each other. Eventually their eldest son Cain murdered his brother Abel, and the curse continues. Family breakdown equals societal breakdown.
“Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other. ~ John Adams
In scripture, we do not see an organized form of civil government until Genesis 11, the city and tower of Babel. Under the leadership of Nimrod, Noah’s great-grandson, the citizens of the world built a city and a tower to reach into the heavens. Their purpose was twofold: to establish a name for themselves and to keep them from being scattered over the whole earth. They desired to live by the authority of their own name or in other words, they rejected God’s authority and rule and chose to live by their own laws. Secondly, they desired to stay together and not be scattered rejecting God’s command to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth as well as His provision and protection. This was the world’s first attempt at one world government or globalism. Even though God confused the language and scattered the people, the idea of globalism has not died. We are witnessing its demonic resurrection today in real time. Satan is attempting to pervert God’s ultimate plan and deceive the nations. We are eventually going to have a one world government when Jesus returns as King and sets up His Kingdom on earth. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord! Yes, it is going to happen. Nothing or no one will stop it. Government is God’s idea and His children are privileged to participate in it both now and later as His Family Dynasty.
To be continued…