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Bring It On-Line: Kings and Princes

Why is it that God ordains kings and princes to rule over people and then allows the ruler(s) to lie, be deceptive, and literally tear a nation down? What can Christians do when we are affected, just like the unsaved? How does one love God as ... Read Transcript


Terry: WELL, WE WANT TO

TAKE SOME TIME TO "BRING IT

ON" WITH SOME OF THE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU'VE SENT INTO

US.

GORDON, THIS FIRST ONE IS

FROM A VIEWER WHO SAYS, "WHY

IS IT GOD OR ORDAINS KINGS

AND PRIESTS TO RULE OVER

PEOPLE AND ALLOWS THEM TO

LIE AND TEAR THE NATION

DOWN.

WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS DO WHEN

WE'RE AFFECTED, JUST LIKE

THE UNSAVED?"

Gordon: UNFORTUNATELY,

WHEN JUDGMENT COMES, IT

COMES ON BOTH THE RIGHTEOUS

AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS.

AND THE BIBLE IS SPECIFIC

ABOUT THAT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK

AT THE LIVE OF JER

JEREMIAH.

HERE HE IS SERVING GOD,

BEING A PROPHET OF GOD, AND

HE IS WARNING THEM ABOUT THE

COMING INVASION OF THE BAB

BABYLONIANS, AND FOR HIS

TROUBLE, HE GETS THROWN INTO

A PIT AND PEOPLE WANT TO

KILL HIM.

AND EVEN AFTER JERUSALEM IS

SACKED BY THE BABYLONIANS,

HE SAYS DON'T GO DOWN TO

EGYPT, AND GOD WANTS US TO

STAY HERE IN THE LAND, AND

HE GETS DRAGGED OFF TO EGYPT

AGAINST HIS WILL.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STORIES

OF THE GREAT PROPHETS AND

APOSTLES, IT IS NOT SOME

DREAM LIFE THAT THEY'RE

HAVING.

THEY'RE GOING THROUGH

PERSECUTION, AND THEY'RE

GOING THROUGH TROUBLE, AND

THAT'S A PROMISE WE HAVE

FROM JESUS.

NOW, SPECIFICALLY WHAT'S

GOING ON, IF YOU'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT OUR CURRENT

GOVERNMENT, HERE IS ONE OF

THE CURSES THAT WAS PUT ON

ISRAEL RIGHT BEFORE THE

BABYLONIANS INVADED.

"I WILL GIVE CHILDREN --,"

THIS IS GOD TALKING "I WILL

GIVE CHILDREN TO BE THEIR

PRINCES, AND BABES SHALL

RULE OVER THEM."

THAT'S ONE OF THE

CONSEQUENCES WHEN A LAND

GETS TURNED OVER TO SIN.

RIGHT BEFORE THAT VERSE,

THERE IS ALL KINDS OF TALK

ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF ADULTERY

AND MURDER GOING ON IN

ISRAEL.

AND GOD SAYS, AS A RESULT OF

THIS, I WILL GIVE BABES TO

RULE OVER YOU.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OF

THE CHILDISH BEHAVIOR, THE

NAME CALLING THAT IS GOING

ON, I REFUSE TO NEGOTIATE

WITH YOU, AND THE ULTIMATUMS

GOING BACK AND FORTH, IT IS

AMAZING TO ME WE HAVE A

GOVERNMENT WHO IS WILLING TO

NEGOTIATE WITH IRAN BUT

CAN'T NEGOTIATE WITH ONE

ANOTHER.

AND SO WE'RE UNDER THAT KIND

OF RULE.

THERE IS AN ADAGE, FOR EVERY

DEMOCRACY, YOU GET THE

GOVERNMENT YOU DESERVE.

SO THAT -- WE ELECTED THESE

GUYS.

YOU GET THE GOVERNMENT YOU

DESERVE.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF

US, IT'S TIME FOR US TO

PRAY.

AND EVEN MORE THAN PRAYER,

IT IS TIME FOR US TO REPENT

AND TO TURN ONCE AGAIN.

BECAUSE WITHOUT GOD, THERE

IS NO HOPE FOR US.

GOT TIME FOR ONE MORE.

Terry: HOW DOES ONE

LOVE GOD AS A FATHER WHEN

ONE'S FATHER GROSSLY BROKE

THAT TRUST.

WHEN I NEED TO BEG FOR HELP,

I GO TO JESUS.

MOSTLY I FEEL GOD HAS GIVEN

ME TOO MUCH BURDEN TO BEAR.

I CAN'T FEEL, HEAR, OR SEE

MY GOD."

Gordon: SHARI, I'M

SORRY WHAT HAPPENED WITH

YOUR DAD, AND SO IS GOD.

LOOK AT THIS FROM JOHN 3:

16: "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE

WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON."

THE REASON JESUS IS THERE IS

BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU.

LET THAT INFORM YOU AND LET

THAT CHANGE YOUR HEART.

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