Illusions The Kingdoms Part 2

When you are born, most people are brought into the world with parents. A mom and dad. As a baby, we don’t know or understand much. Then a father or mother may walk away and abandon their promises and responsibilities. Even though a parent may leave, they still have a responsibility in God’s eyes and man’s eyes.

As you grow up you discover your parents have authority over you. Over where you go, over what you do. How did your parents exercise their authority? Your parents having authority is based on their position. They are your parents. They gave you life, brought you into this world and you had no say in the matter. I am speaking from a human, worldly sense right now. We know God gives life.

So your parents have a position of authority as your parents. But how do your parents exercise their authority? When you are born into a family, you are brought into your parent’s kingdom, their home. Because it is their home, they have authority over their kingdom. When they have children, they are bringing more people into their kingdom. They have authority in their kingdom and they exercise their authority with the words they speak or command.

Parents lay down rules. These rules are the rules of their kingdom. When the rules get broken, punishment can occur. Children learn what is right and what is wrong based on what their parents teach them. Eventually, the children grow up and leave “the nest”. They go to start their own kingdom. And the cycle continues. But two foundational points stand during each cycle.

~ Everyone is in a kingdom, whether their own kingdom, their parent’s kingdom, God’s kingdom or Satan’s.

~ Each kingdom exercises their authority by their word, what they say.

Whatever kingdom you are in, as a benefit, you are given certain rights. A child has the right to be fed, clothed, educated / taught. Americans have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And Christians, true believers, children of God, have rights too. God gives us rights according to his word.

When a kingdom is established, authority is also established. God set up a “chain of command”. Initially, Adam and Eve were equals. After the fall, sin came in, God set the man as the king and the woman as the queen. So dad is king and mom is queen. But when conflict over authority sets in, confusion comes. That is the conflict still.

The conflict of the ages is over authority. America was set up with 3 equal branches – executive (president), legeslative (congress) and judicial ( supreme court ). All three are equal. But today we have a president who wants more authority so with his ” pen and a phone ” tries to make laws through executive orders. Congress has not stopped him and the courts have slowed him down. But the issue is the president is trying to get more authority and exercise that authority with his words which he pens into an executive order.

Wives try to get more authority when their husbands, like congress, fail to step up and stop, correct, help a situation.

And God has final authority over everything. But Satan wants to take authority. Both exercise their authority by their words. The difference? God created Satan, not as an evil doer but an archangel over music. It is no surprise that satanic messages fill a lot of music today.

Just as God has his kingdom, we have kingdoms in what country we live, our families, our jobs, they are all types of kingdoms. And the conflicts are over authority in each kingdom. Authority is exercised by the words of each kingdom leader.

And we will pick it up from here tomorrow Lord willing. Tomorrow we will try to wrap this up and I will share the experiment I mentioned in our first Illusions post.

Isaiah 9:6-7 KJV  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
[7] Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Until next time.

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