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by Dave “Doc” Rogers
©2008

In feudal, fiefal, aristocratic, and monarchial societies there are kings & princes, queens & princesses. These positions are for the select few who by birth, selection, or might of arm have attained them. They are lords and ladies over government. They govern by right, by might, by leave of those governed. But to desire their position by covetousness or jealousy is to sit upon Damocles’ thrown with a threat held back by a hair thin thread. What if it was different?

What if, from the beginning, it was decided that YOU were to be trained to rule and reign?

What if, from the beginning, it was decided that YOU had to overcome problems, to become skilled in the use of Wisdom, to be skilled in the identification of the roots of problems, to find equitable solutions that work and produce profitable results?

From the beginning, before the foundations of the world, it was decided that YOU would rule and reign, but only if you did it right. Your progenitor, Adam, has put in your hands the choice to do good or evil, to do that which is right and wise or to do that which is wrong and leads to death. Heady decisions for one so young. Life and death have been given over to your hand. Your words are the executors of your judgments.

The first affected by your words or actions is YOU. As your ancestors have faced the decisions of life and death, to choose wisely or foolishly, so will you. In the moment of the crisis of decision, will you chose life or death? They are within the power of your tongue to speak, within the power of your hand to act. YOU chose life or death and the results thereof.

Do not be surprised or dismayed that you find yourself in diverse problems. That is what ROYALTY is there to resolve. Leaders of government are there to resolve difficulties, to find resolution to problems. A quick fix will result in a quick resolution but it is trimming the verge and not rooting out the problem. It will be faced again and again until resolved correctly.

The God of Adam, Noah, & Moses decided a long time ago to make a people like Himself; in His image and likeness He made Adam. Adam decided poorly, going against the Wisdom of God, and reaped the fruit of his decision.

It was not until the arrival of Yshua Ha Massiach [aka Jesus, the Messiah] that realization of who we should be started to make serious impact. From Adam to Noah, from Noah to Abram, from Abraham to Moses and onward, we ‘humans’ were like so many ants crawling across the face of the Earth. To borrow from Shakespeare, strutting and fretting our hour upon the stage, the sound and the fury signifying nothing, then heard of no more.

Jesus taught that we ‘humans’ are the children of God, the god spoken of by Adam through Noah, from Noah to Moses and beyond. That God, the God of Israel – if we are His children, then we are destined to rule and reign with Him. But what wise king would allow a fool like a jester to rule his kingdom? If a wise king would not, how much more so the Creator of the Universe not allow one not truly prepared to rule to rule? He would not.

How would one prepare a son to be a prince? A daughter a princess? Through instruction and wise counsel, through teaching what is good and profitable, and through teaching what is not.

When the princeling comes to an age of understanding, they are given more responsibilities and allowed to be a prince or princess. If they do well, they maintain their state; if they do not, what was given is taken back.

YOU and I are destined to rule and reign with Christ Jesus. It is so. Just accept that. If you are not prepared for this destiny, you will fail and you may not even be allowed to enter into this grace.

The God of the Universe has been speaking to YOU from before you were in your mother’s womb. He has been counseling you, advising you, telling you what is good and profitable or what is bad and will result in loss. Many chose, as Adam did, not to listen to God and fail. Some listen but do not act. Few listen and respond.

BE WISE!

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and YOU will be saved from a judgment to come.

Do what He has said YOU should do, according to His Words and according to His Counsel.

LISTEN to His Counsel that things might be well with you.

You are destined to rule and reign.

You will have problems in this life; and in the life to come.

Be prepared!

A word of warning to those that will take it.

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I like this comment from a friend’s blog: “These provisions can be meager or they can be mammoth, depending on His calling on our lives.” She was referring to a prayer about ‘daily bread’ or manna provision.

Link: Manna Living Myth Busters

The discussion started with this video: I dare you to pray this

My friend, Donna Schillinger, posted the video to Facebook. I saw the video and appreciated the humble sentiment with which it was made. However, it didn’t sit well with me. Actually, it stirred me up a bit because there is so much more do that having ‘just enough’ cannot supply. So I commented.

“I understand ‘manna’ living – just enough, fresh everyday; but I ask that God – our Father – give me all He can so I can do my part to fund or go to all of the world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature. Amen.”

Some are challenged with living humbly and respectfully before God, and that is good. Others are challenged by a larger world. Both have their challenges ever before them. The challenge and question is not whether one is more pious or greater than the other. The real challenge is managing what God has given us to manage. Therein lies our daily bread.

A problem arises when we are also given our seed to sow and our bread to eat. Some have taken to assuming all given is ‘bread to eat’ and they consume it all. Any farmer will tell you that is folly.

Manage the vineyards God has given you to manage. If that is faithful in the day-to-day work place or as an entrepreneur or as person of great wealth. Each one has a responsibility to God, our Father, as to how those assets were managed.

Now some will say ‘all I have is enough.’ My father is one of those.

Others will look at what they have and see opportunities to additionally bless and ask as Jabez to expand their tents.

Others will look around at all they have been blessed with and say as Nebuchadnezzar did, ‘Look what the God of Israel has done in my life’ and then tell all of those under his influence.

As each is given a measure of faith, each is given the ability of trusting God to meet their daily need. Some get greedy and ask God to help meet the needs of others.

There is nothing wrong at any state you find yourself. In need, need just met, need exceeded, exceeded need to help meet the needs of others.

Find out from God, where your ‘need’ is.

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If you are battling a little depression during this holiday season you have two options.
1. Praise God for Jesus Christ anyway!
2. Go do something!
– The joy of the Lord is your strength. He inhabits your praises!!
– Action kicks in endorphins, blood flow, and oxygen … all 3 improve the mood!
– Really kick it into gear by doing both!

Happy holidays and merry Christmas!!!

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Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war – for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted – for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions – to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually – to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed – to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord – To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us – and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington, POTUS

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