|Queen Elizabeth of England|
To this day in some countries, to disrespect or disobey a king, queen, or president will result in torture and death.
The respect and/or fear of reprisal if your will is not bowed before him or her in authority is non-existent in our society as a whole. Children in this generation don't even respect their parents, elders, teachers, principles, or even police. There is no respect for the authority figures in their lives.
It has been my experience over this almost 30 years, that Christians for the most part acknowledge Jesus Christ as Saviour. Very few truly respect His Lordship. Mainly because it is not taught about.
Therefore, God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, and of those on Earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God, The Father. ~Phil. 2:9-11Young Christians in our society do not know anything about the authority of a lord.
Slaves did. Slaves do. Prostitutes who have pimps do. Children with abusive parents do. Forcefully, they are made to bow their wills.
So, bowing to the will of The LORD Jesus Christ - on our own - is not something that comes naturally to Americans. It must be taught in our churches. It must be part of the foundational truths we teach to young Believers. They must understand the concept of lordship.
I am blessed to say that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord, and I'm in the prep stages of teaching a foundational course in our church. May God grant me the ability to communicate this most important topic to His children.
|The Lords and Servants of Downton Abbey|
May it teach us Americans how to bow our will to that of another in authority over us, namely The Lord Jesus Christ.
Any thoughts on this subject?
Because of Him and Unto Him,