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Christian blogger, KJV Bible apologist, legal researcher, teacher, learner, family man, writer, entrepreneur, born Jamaican, son of the soil, traveler... it's complicated. "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence." 1 Corinthians 1:25-29 (KJV)

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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Perfect Submission

Below is an excerpt from the Mar. 2010 issue of my monthly newsletter called: "to the Saving of the Soul".

Throughout the scriptures we see examples of submission. When Solomon was officially made King of Israel, all of Israel, including the chief ones, submitted to him (II Chronicles 29:23-24). In Psalm 81:13-16, Asaph told Israel that God called them to hear His reasoning and outlined the consequences of rebelling. He also set out some things that God would do if they submitted to Him. He told them God would: (1) subdue their enemies; (2) turn His hand against their adversaries; (3) subjugate the haters; (4) bless Israel eternally; (5) provide the best things in life for them; and, (6) satisfy them with good things. But they were still rebellious.

It is a fact that God chastens His rebellious children (Hebrew 12:6). Earthly fathers sometimes chastise, rebuke or whip (not physically abuse) a child at some point in the child’s life (Hebrews 12:9). The writer of Hebrews says we should not despise this neither should we faint (grow weary) when it occurs because if we are not chastised then we are bastards, outsiders and not family (Hebrews 12:8).

James addressed Christian Israelites who had backslidden (James 4:7). He told them that they needed to submit to God and resist the devil. He said when one resists the devil he flees from them. Paul addressed the Romans using the Israelites as examples (Romans 10:2). He told the Romans that Israel had “a zeal of God” but “not according to knowledge”. He further said they were ignorant of God’s righteousness and sought to establish their own righteousness because they had not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God (Romans 10:3). The only way to walk in perfect love is to be in submission to God perfectly.

You may print the entire study from the link below or download it in PDF format: