Adam and Eve chose the Law over relationship. They reasoned in their minds that the knowledge of good and evil, right and wrong would make them like God, and they would have the power to rule their own lives. That did not work then, and it does not work now. They chose to substitute what is “right” for what is “legal”. This is the method that our Government and our world operates and functions under today. The method of governance that our God and our Creator designed and provided for us to live successfully in relationship with Him and with all of humanity is everyone simply doing what is right. Doing what is right provides justice for everyone. Justice is founded in eternity and does not change. The two pillars that hold up and support the rule of our God are justice and righteousness, being in right relationship with our God. Our God began His method of fellowship and communication with humanity in the garden through relationship and that remains His plan and His desire/choice today.
Humanity’s obsession with what is legal over what is right always results in corruption. Execution of judgment is no longer based on justice and what is right. In our legal systems today, justice is not the consideration and most of the time is not possible without divine intervention. Man has substituted his thoughts, his ideas, and his opinions that are based on situations, circumstances, and on particular relationships that always advantage them. This results in their creating a new standard of what is legal and not what is right, or the administration of justice. This is humanism in its purest form. And who oversees all of this and who administers and dispenses the results that have little to do with justice (what is right)? Government. Government gives all the power for judgment to the lowest paid attorney in the room. This really is a travesty. This is a mockery, an absurd misrepresentation of justice.
This system has become so large and so powerful, we may seem helpless. However, we know with certainty that we are not helpless, nor are we without hope. We have hope and we have power. I am reminded of two things.
First, how many times has our God used one, singular person to impact society and to change culture? Jesus, Martin Luther, and Martin Luther King, Jr. come to mind. And, how with only twelve seemingly insignificant, non-influential men, the entirety of humanity has come to know about His plan for our lives.
Secondly, what did these men do that so amazingly influenced and changed their society and everyone’s culture forever? When the Holy Spirit God revealed truth to them, they took a stand. They were no different than you and me or any others of their day. Their response to truth made the difference. It was not because of their exterior, visible difference to their society. They appeared to look like everyone else. Their impact was because of an internal, eternal response to the voice of the Holy Spirit God speaking to their eternal spirit His forever, unchanging truth. They heard and they recognized the voice of their God, our Good Shepherd. We all do. They took His Word to their mind where they evaluated it and there, they declared their allegiance and their passion to follow and to pursue His direction and His ways. They understood the objective; the desired outcome and they ran after that end with all of their might. How can we sit idly by and expect the wrong on the Mountain of Government and our Legal System to correct itself? That too is a dynamic that is part of the design of our Creator. Man calls this Newton’s Law of Inertia which states that a body in motion (something that is going one way) tends to remain in motion (follow that same path) until it is disturbed by an outside force. We are to be “an outside force.” The principle says that the motions tend to respond proportionally to the amount of the pressure/force that is applied. How much do we want Government and our Legal System to change to reflect the Government of our God? How much pressure/force are we applying? How do we apply the pressure that becomes a force?
In the examples of Jesus, Martin Luther, and Martin Luther King, Jr. a similar path was followed.
- They heard the Word of the Lord from the Lord
- They came declaring the Word of the Lord to all of humanity
- They identified the injustice and presented the cure
- They took an active stand for right/justice
- They stood knowing the consequences for them could be horrific
- They valued the outcomes as being worth the personal risk, they stood firm and declared the Word of the Lord
- Society and Culture was changed because of their actions
I believe this path, this method, and this process will work for reestablishing the Kingdom System of our God as the reigning culture on all of the Mountains of Society. We must first recognize that the Kingdoms/Mountains of Society of the world are under the influence and the control of the Kingdom of Darkness. Adam and Eve, Humanity gave their authority to Satan and he now controls these components of our society that have huge impact on our life experiences. We must then know that God Himself came to the earth as Jesus Christ, Emmanuel and bought our freedom from the tyranny and from the oppression of these illegitimate rulers, (redemption-freedom) and restored us to our rightful place of authority and dominion (restoration-power and authority) that we experienced before the fall/transgression of humanity.
5 Then the devil took Him up to a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time [[a]in the twinkling of an eye]. 6 And he said to Him, To You I will give all this power and authority and their glory (all their magnificence, excellence, preeminence, dignity, and grace), for it has been turned over to me, and I give it to whomever I will.Luke 4:5-6 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
19 Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.Luke 10:19 New Living Translation (NLT)
18-20 Jesus said, “I know. I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. See what I’ve given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy. No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you—that’s the agenda for rejoicing.”Luke 10:19-20 The Message (MSG)
19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and (physical and mental strength and ability) over all the power that the enemy (possesses); and nothing shall in any way harm you.Luke 10:19 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
We are forever redeemed, and we are forever restored. Our enemy Satan is forever the Defeated Satan.