Monday, November 13, 2023

How GOD governs


Romans 13:1

King James Version

13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. 

For there is no power but of God: 

the powers that be are ordained of God.

How does GOD govern?

First, He creates something to govern:

John 1:1-4

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; 

and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Genesis 1:1

King James Version

1 In the beginning 

God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:16-17

King James Version

16 And God made two great lights; 

the greater light to rule the day, 

and the lesser light to rule the night: 

he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven 

to give light upon the earth,

Genesis 1:26-27

King James Version

26 And God said, 

Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: 

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, 

and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, 

and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing 

that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, 

in the image of God created he him; 

male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:2-3

King James Version

2 And on the seventh day 

God ended his work which he had made; 

and he rested on the seventh day 

from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: 

because that in it he had rested from all his work 

which God created and made.

Genesis 2:5

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5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, 

and every herb of the field before it grew: 

for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, 

and there was not a man to till the ground.

Genesis 2:7-8

King James Version

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, 

and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;

and man became a living soul.

8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; 

and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Second, GOD gives the instructions:

Genesis 1:28-31

King James Version

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, 

Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, 

and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, 

and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing

 that moveth upon the earth.

29 And God said, 

Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, 

which is upon the face of all the earth, 

and every tree, in the which is the fruit 

of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30 And to every beast of the earth, 

and to every fowl of the air, 

and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, 

wherein there is life, 

I have given every green herb for meat: 

and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, 

and, behold, it was very good. 

And the evening and the morning 

were the sixth day.

Genesis 2:15

King James Version

15 And the Lord God took the man, 

and put him into the garden of Eden 

to dress it and to keep it.

Genesis 2:16-17

King James Version

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, 

Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, 

thou shalt not eat of it: 

for in the day that thou eatest thereof 

thou shalt surely die.

Third, GOD gives help for man:

Genesis 2:18-20

King James Version

18 And the Lord God said, 

It is not good that the man should be alone; 

I will make him an help meet for him.

19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed 

every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; 

and brought them unto Adam 

to see what he would call them: 

and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, 

that was the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, 

and to the fowl of the air, 

and to every beast of the field; 

but for Adam there was not found 

an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:21-25

King James Version

21 And the Lord God caused 

a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: 

and he took one of his ribs, 

and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, 

made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, 

This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: 

she shall be called Woman, 

because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, 

and shall cleave unto his wife: 

and they shall be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, 

and were not ashamed.

Fourth, GOD even WALKED with man, as well as SPOKE to him DIRECTLY:

Genesis 3:8-9

King James Version

8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God 

walking in the garden in the cool of the day: 

and Adam and his wife hid themselves 

from the presence of the Lord God 

amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, 

and said unto him, Where art thou?

Fifth, He punishes the serpent for his deed, as well as Adam and Eve for their disobedience:

Genesis 3:14-15

King James Version

14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, 

Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed

above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; 

upon thy belly shalt thou go, 

and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, 

and between thy seed and her seed; 

it shall bruise thy head, 

and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 3:16

King James Version

16 Unto the woman he said, 

I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; 

in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; 

and thy desire shall be to thy husband, 

and he shall rule over thee.

Genesis 3:17-19

King James Version

17 And unto Adam he said, 

Because thou hast hearkened 

unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, 

of which I commanded thee, saying, 

Thou shalt not eat of it: 

cursed is the ground for thy sake; 

in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; 

and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, 

till thou return unto the ground; 

for out of it wast thou taken: 

for dust thou art, 

and unto dust shalt thou return.

Sixth, despite our disobedience, GOD's heart is still tender towards us, as a FATHER would be -- in the simplest gesture yet.

Genesis 3:21

King James Version

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife 

did the Lord God make coats of skins,

 and clothed them.

Seventh, He saves His people, through Moses:

Exodus 18:10-11

King James Version

10 And Jethro said, 

Blessed be the Lord, 

who hath delivered you 

out of the hand of the Egyptians, 

and out of the hand of Pharaoh, 

who hath delivered the people 

from under the hand of the Egyptians.

11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: 

for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly 

he was above them.

Eight, He SAVES us from death, THROUGH His Son, JESUS:

John 3:16-17

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world 

to condemn the world; 

but that the world through him 

might be saved.

Ninth, in the last days, GOD will make a NEW heaven, and a NEW earth, and He shall DWELL with us again:

Revelation 21:1-3

King James Version

21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: 

for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; 

and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, 

coming down from God out of heaven, 

prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, 

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, 

and he will dwell with them, 

and they shall be his people, 

and God himself shall be with them, 

and be their God.

Tenth, GOD will make ALL things NEW:

Revelation 21:4-8

King James Version

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; 

and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, 

nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: 

for the former things are passed away.

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, 

Behold, I make all things new. 

And he said unto me, 

Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6 And he said unto me, 

It is done. 

I am Alpha and Omega, 

the beginning and the end. 

I will give unto him that is athirst 

of the fountain of the water of life freely.

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; 

and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, 

and the abominable, and murderers, 

and whoremongers, and sorcerers, 

and idolaters, and all liars, 

shall have their part in the lake 

which burneth with fire and brimstone: 

which is the second death.

Eleventh, the reserved TREE of LIFE, will cause the healing of nations:

Revelation 22:1-5

King James Version

22 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, 

clear as crystal, proceeding 

out of the throne of God 

and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, 

and on either side of the river, 

was there the tree of life, 

which bare twelve manner of fruits, 

and yielded her fruit every month: 

and the leaves of the tree 

were for the healing of the nations.

3 And there shall be no more curse: 

but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; 

and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; 

and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there;

and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; 

for the Lord God giveth them light: 

and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Twelfth, GOD did so much more -- through His Son, JESUS:

John 21:25

King James Version

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, 

the which, if they should be written every one, 

I suppose that even the world itself could not contain 

the books that should be written. 


Don't you love how GOD governs?

First, He created heaven, and earth.

Then, He created light, the waters.

The plant for food, the firmament, night, day, and animals.

After which, He created man -- in Their OWN image, and likeness.

GOD created man to dress, and keep the garden of Eden.

He gave man dominion over His creation on earth.

He let Adam name every living creature.

But GOD had ONE important instruction:

Man is NOT to eat from the tree 

of the "knowledge of good and evil".

He can eat from ANY tree, BUT that.

GOD didn't want man to be alone, so He created woman, from man.

In those days, GOD spoke directly to Adam and Eve.

He even walked in the garden of Eden.

That's how intimate we were with GOD in the earliest days.

But everything changed when Satan governed.

The next post will tell you about that.

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