THE CALLOUS & OFTEN CRUEL TREATMENT OF THE POOR
(ProVerse, Parables, Fables)
Part 5: The Contemporary Hope For The Poor:
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Editors Note: Many come crying out in shame as they confront confusion as they have mind mishaps regarding love of self and those that are different. However many come claiming that they have never looked to dislike in hate those that come with a diverse badge. Meanwhile the poor sit and wonder as the old restless hatemonger seeks to deny life to self thinking they can defeat and dig ditches for those with a pittance that equals joy.
All should be able to eat, have proper health care and never wonder if the water will cease to come from an indoor faucet. However the selfish never think on these things as they desire the theory of “you get yours I got mine.” So are the days spent among the unscrupulous and the crafty often cunning and astute that follow the ways of temporal self. But all things will end on this side as true Peace and Paradise only comes in the morning when we fly away.
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere. To those that believe in the Bible as the supreme authority that governs all of humankind. In this we give thanks to God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit that leads and guides us the straightway.
Beloved it is a blessing that God has allowed the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America. We also bear witness that the righteous should come to support President Obama and send a message to those that are lost that we must support our President as he has a great and difficult job ahead of him. So as we look to the hope of America and the poor we see the Bible. We also bear witness that President Obama will not only make for historic achievements among the domestic population but will also bring much dissension to pass from the world table.
At I Timothy we find scripture that teaches us to pray for our leaders. Paul presents instructions about worship at verses 1-8 at I Timothy 2. Our primary verses will be the first three however we suggest that you read and study all of the verses found at this place.
I Timothy 2: 1-3: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;” (Also see Ephesians 6: 18)
Here we see that there are various forms or addresses regarding prayer. Supplications are the more earnest requests made under intense necessity. Intercessions are prayers on behalf of others who are in need of the mercy of God. Thus we pray for our President and all of his supporting staff in the name of Jesus. Meanwhile the giving of thanks are expressions of gratitude for favors that already have been received from the Lord. We thus give thanks to God for the election of Barack Obama as President of these United States of America.
2: 2: “For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
Here we find the Apostle Paul specifying who we should pray for. Thus it is noted here to pray for those in positions of authority and whose rule has some effect on the life and liberties of the general citizenry. Thus Christians should be undisturbed in their desire to lead a Godly life. Paul surely did not expect these prayers to affect the rulers directly because they would not hear them. However we note that if the prayers are scriptural God will intervene in His own way to see that the rulers administer their office in a way that is pleasing to God and His people. We also note that this is not a new doctrine. See Daniel 4: 25 in reference to Nebuchadnezzar. We also see this further during New Testament times.
Now follow us over to Romans 13 for a powerful cross reference on this scripture. At Romans 13 Paul teaches us about our responsibilities toward higher powers and the obedience to the government. We refer you to verses 1-7 however our primary verse is verse 1.
Romans 13: 1: “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.”
We will offer a definitive look at the major words or phrases in this verse to ascertain as much understanding as possible. “Higher” is noted as being above or superior in rank and authority. “Power” is one who possesses authority a ruler a human magistrate. “Be subject,” means we have to obey the ruler of human governments. This same command is given in direct terms in Titus 3: 1 and I Peter 2: 13-14.
Meanwhile “ordained,” means to place in a certain order. The Mosaic system was both religious and civil, or secular as a government. But when the New Testament came in and the New Law things changed. Civil was no longer commanded and man was ordered to form his own government. However this was done with the understanding that man would not pass any laws that would violate the laws of God. Thus those that resist the laws of man are also resisting the ordinances of God.
2: 3: “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”
God desires that all men be saved, rulers as well as citizens. But who can determine the good from the bad? Are we also commanded to pray for those that look not with concern on all the people?
We Have Some Help
Many that existed to struggle from
day to day for food, shelter, clothes
and basic necessities always had
help in the Lord.
We bear witness that they now have
some help among those that are sent
to rule and govern. Thus we pray for our
leaders and thank God for the help.
John saw and looked at H E L P. He
then saw Heaven, Everlasting, Love
and Peace. Love equals Peace and Peace
equals Heaven. We thus pray for all of humankind.
We also pray for the salvation of all that
liveth. Thank God for help as those stricken
to rely on social welfare cry out. There are
no useless handouts to the poor.
Those that willfully exploit any program for
the needy will be quartered not in a mansion
but in a stable of goats. Cry not for the hungry
just stay with HELP.
Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 4 September 2009 in the year of our Lord and savior Christ Jesus.