Jan. 14, 2021 New Moon: 1st day 11th month
(These are only brief notes. NOT an exact transcript. Please actually listen to the sermon to get full edification and full understanding.)
The word "obey" is in the bible at least 308 times (AOB)!
Not counting, in addition to related words such as "keep, observe, heed, hearken, do... do not do..." etc.
Lots of "To Do" and "Don'ts" in the bible contrary to popular belief.
GOD, His Voice, His Direction, His Will, His Commandments, etc.
Obey His Will: Matt. 12:46-50 Our brother & mother, family, is the people who do (obey) the will of our Father in Heaven.
Eph. 4:11-16 Obey His Servants, His Anointed, Prophets, Ministers.
They are spiritual fathers, helping raise the new babes in Christ to the greatest maturity.
1 Tim. 1:2 Paul called Timothy his son (Spiritually.)
Submitting ourselves to one another. Eph. 5:21
Children obey Parents: Eph. 6:1
Servants and slaves obey Masters and Employers, Eph. 6:5-9
Women to Men: Eph. 5:22-33 Obey husbands, & obey the men in the church administration.
Government in general. Romans 13:1-7
GOD even told Jeremiah to tell Israel to submit to the invading armies of Babylon.
AOB Jer. 34:5-11 Page 77 (Other bibles Jer. 27:5-11. Chapters and verses were in different order in oldest bibles. That's why it's chapter 34 in AOB but 27 in KJV.)
When their armies come in the Great Tribulation, I believe that, in general, we shouldn't harm them. They will be here because GOD sent them. They are coming as messengers of GOD's Judgment for the sins of the people. Remember also that those young men, soldiers, have children, wives, mothers, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents, etc.
Of course, those in the military here, have a responsibility to try to fight. That's their job. And there will be pockets of resistance throughout the Great Tribulation, and ultimate victory against the invaders. Let GOD and the military take care of all of that. Outside of the military, we have no business harming the invaders, in general. There's always exceptions.
There are exceptions in ALL of the above. Acts 5:29
GOD must be first in all things. No person can force us to disobey GOD. See 4 Maccabees where the Syrian rulers were trying to force GOD's people to disobey GOD and even the women refused to disobey GOD.
-Women definitely shouldn't obey ungodly, wicked, lost men. They shouldn't be having sex with ungodly men; and shouldn't be living with ungodly men. Divorce should occur if the husband long term continues to serve the devil via Christmas, Easter, Halloween, horror movies, atheism, unbelief, false religion, etc. What fellowship does light have with darkness? NONE!
-Christians don't have to obey demonic Babylonian preachers.
-And neither do Americans have to respect, honor or obey Biden who is bringing in antichrist warfare against Christians. He's not the true president, so we don't have to obey him, nor pay taxes to his regime. All laws enacted in the 117th congress is illegitimate (not lawful.) Biden is also not an invading king as Babylon was. But rather a traitor within our own government. Therefore he doesn't deserve the same respect/obedience that we would have toward an invading king that is sent by Jesus for our punishment. Biden is a sellout, and much more evil than the Russian & Chinese presidents in many ways. At least they don't believe in homosexuality over there.
Full sermon audio: https://soundcloud.com/isawthelightministries/jan-14-2021-obedience