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Proverb 28: “Bold as a Lion”


December 28, 2013


“The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” The first verse of Proverb 28 caught my eye today because years ago it fit my situation and it was easy to memorize. I was rolling down the highway in my 18 Wheeler and saw the blue lights flashing ahead, and instead of backing off the cruise and slowing down, I just moved into the left lane and kept my speed the same as it had been all along, 65mph in a 65mph zone. This illustrates the second half of this verse: “The righteous are bold as a lion”. When you are doing right there is no need for backing down the throttle and jumping on the brakes, just smile, keep abiding in Jesus and drive on down the road!

Not only does this verse underline the fact that the righteous should be bold when they are doing right, but in essence their boldness comes from knowing they are under God’s authority when they obey the laws of Civil Government. Staying under authority is the key to continue abiding in Jesus, because He has no communion with REBELS!

After a recent preaching engagement where I emphasized this principle of staying under regardless of the situation, one of the men who heard the message jokingly said his wife was late to our dinner meeting because my message caused her to drive slower from the church to the restaurant. Although it made a timely joke, this is no joking matter, Drivers!

If you want to stay in touch with Jesus throughout the day as you drive, as you walk, as you talk, as you rest etc., you MUST stay under the authority God has given for your blessing and benefit…else you will become an active REBEL!! He has given us a total of eight authority structures and you are always under one of them, so take heed lest you be labeled a REBEL by the God of heaven and you lose your abiding communion with Jesus, the sin causing God to take you away:

Eight Specific Authority Structures & Authority Principles of the New Testament
  1. Submitting Yourselves One to Another in the Fear of God (I Peter 5:5)
    1. Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-21)
    2. Clothed with humility (I Peter 5:5)
  2. Wives Submitting to Husbands (5) New Testament Occurrences
    1. Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-22)
    2. Filled with the Word (Colossians 3:16-18)
    3. Chaste conversation coupled with fear (I Peter 3:1ff)
    4. A meek and quiet spirit (I Peter 3:4-6)
    5. Sober, loving, discreet, chaste, good (Titus 2:4ff)
  3. Children obey your parents (Ephesians 6:1)
    1. Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18, 19)
    2. Honor thy father and mother (Ephesians 6:2)
  4. Servants be obedient to them that are your masters (3) New Testament Occurrences
    1. Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-6:8)
    2. Filled with the Word (Colossians 3:16-25)
    3. With all fear (I Peter 2:18)
  5. Saints Submitting to Civil Government (3) New Testament Occurrences
    1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers (Romans 13:1-7)
    2. To be ready to every good work (Titus 3:1-3)
    3. For so is the will of God... (I Peter 2:13ff)
  6. Younger submitting to the elder (I Peter 5:5)
    1. As the elders are submissive to the Chief Shepherd (I Peter 5:1ff)
    2. Clothed with humility (I Peter 5:5)
  7. Saints submitting to them which have the rule over you
    1. Remembering them...following them (Hebrews 13:7)
    2. Obeying them...submitting yourselves (Hebrews 13:17)
  8. Saints submitting to God
    1. In humility (James 4:6)
    2. Drawing nigh to God (James 4:8)
Seven Biblical Principles of Authority
  1. God Is The Ultimate Authority (All Authority Proceeds from His Throne)
  2. God Has Established Institutions (Family-Government-Priesthood-Church)
  3. God Gave Each Institution Positions of Authority
  4. God Ordained Heads/Delegates (Pastor Teacher/Elder/Bishop, President, Governor, Policemen etc.)
  5. God’s Plan is for All to be Under (1) or More Authority at All times (Physical & Spiritual)
  6. God’s Word Provides Specific Boundaries for Each (Areas of Jurisdiction/Control)
  7. God Blesses & Chastises His People Through His Delegated Authorities
Three Arenas of Ministerial Exercising of Authority by the Saint [#1 Restoration of Destroyed Foundations-Psalm 11:3]
  1. Internal (Mind)
    1. Scripture Memory
    2. Scripture Meditation
  2. External (Ministry to Saints)
    1. Intercession
    2. Interaction
  3. External (Ministry to Sinners)
    1. Intercession
    2. Interaction


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