I'm so glad to have all of you here today.
Thank you for joining us!
If you are here for the first time, I do not believe it's by chance or accident,
I believe it's by the divine work of our Father and the Holy Spirit..
And I pray that you will come join us again next time we meet...
Dear Holy and Blessed Father, in heaven,
We, Your children are gathered today in this place, and come before Your Throne.
Though we are unworthy of Your goodness, but through the grace of Your Son, Jesus,
may we be made worthy by Your name.
Oh, Lord, we come asking for Your forgiveness and Your mercy.
That we would be sanctified and made holy through You.
As we continue our worship of You this morning, may Your glory overshadow our worries and anxieties, allow us to know Your presence as we experience Your blessings.
Church, I would like to start off by saying that Submission is not a dirty word! Nor is authority a license for tyranny!
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord."
The Christian Home:
"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Father, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God."
WE SHOULD NOT AND CAN NOT IGNORE THE AUTHORITY THAT GOD HAS PLACED IN THE HOME!
God has chosen the man to be the delegated authority, the woman to represent the church
And might I add that would be almost impossible UNLESS a woman sees God’s authority in her home. I know many of you aren't going to like this but...
The REAL issue is your submission to God, not your husband.
So, who then are you submitted to, if not to God?
Qualities of a Sound Church:
Remember the first commandment with promise?
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you."
Submission requires revelation or it's misery!
Submission to Husbands
A Word to Husbands"Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered."
1 Peter 3:1-7
Called to BlessingFinally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. For
And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips from speaking deceit.
Let him turn away from evil and do good;
Let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know where it was from.
And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers"Then He began to tell the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, leased it to vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time. Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that they might give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the vinedressers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent another servant; and they beat him also, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also and cast him out.
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Probably they will respect him when they see him.’ But when the vinedressers saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.’ So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy those vinedressers and give the vineyard to others.”
And when they heard it they said, “Certainly not!”
Then He looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written:
Has become the chief cornerstone’?
Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”
And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people—for they knew He had spoken this parable against them."
Look, even though some of you may not like it or agree with it, but it is what the Scripture says...
Don't take it up with me, take it up with God in PRAYER.
God views those that reject His delegated authority as rejecting the authority of God Himself.
There is no way around it!
Even after God confronted Saul Himself, on the road to Damascus, He then placed him right back to His delegated authority, which was Ananias!
Let me just put it this way...
IF GOD DARES TO TRUST MEN WITH HIS AUTHORITY.. HOW DARE WE IGNORE IT!
We must dare to obey.
Step out & trust Him.
Our Job is to acknowledge it!
However, to those in authority...
IF GOD'S AUTHORITY IS MISUSED, REST ASSURED GOD WILL CORRECT IT!
You will be dealt with!
Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.”
And now for the blessing
And now may the Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Now and forever, in Jesus' name
Brian Monzon Ministries