Chapter 5, Pages 77-84
Romans 13:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8:10 & 13:10
Pastor Larry Titus, of Kingdom Global was instrumental in my salvation. He shared with me during one of his many visits with me while in Prison, “If you don’t respect authority, God will never permit you to operate in it.” Those words hit me like a Grip-Rite, 16-Penny, Steel Coated Sinker Nail, and it stuck! While authority has been abused by parents, governmental leaders, and yes even church officials the LORD clearly intended it to be used to build people up and never to tear down.
2 Corinthians 10:8 says, we can see how the God-Head establishes the principle of authority. The Son only does the Father’s will and the Holy Spirit speaks only what He hears from the Father and the Son.
In chapter five of my book Unshackled, I shared about my rebelliousness towards authority. Having God’s perspective on this topic brought liberty and enabled me to submit. It wasn’t until I did this that He began to use me to make a difference for the Kingdom. So, whether it’s swearing at a Correction Officer making his nightly rounds or driving 20 mph over the speed limit on I35N in Texas, violating authority has its consequences. But when submitted and obedient, your life on earth will carry the authority of heaven to earth, building others up, seeing them reach their fullest potential. God Bless you.