Sunday, May 24, 2015

Legal vs Lawful

Just because Man makes something Legal, does not necessarily mean it is Lawful


We founded this Country on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and on The God of the Judeo-Christian Bible. We fashioned our Laws after those of the Bible, including the Ten Commandments. Our very first Amendment, was to match, the very First Commandment.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

God said..
"I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."
There is no "Wall of Separation" There is no Constitutional foundation to tell me, that I can or cannot Pray wherever and whenever I want. Including Schools and Government places. As a matter of fact, the Constitution FORBIDS Government from "prohibiting" me from doing such. It is Freedom OF not FROM Religion. It was put there to prevent the Federal Government from creating a National Religion, such as that of which we fled in Europe. Government cannot create a Religion and Laws to force Americans to follow. Has nothing to do with not being able to say "Jesus" in public places in the fear of offending someone.

Over the years, Mankind has decided, in his own "wisdom," that this also means that we can worship ANY God we chose. We created Laws to make it Legal and "protected" to worship Mohammad, Buddha, even that big purple bunny in your back yard. That does not however, make it Lawful in God's eyes to do so.

For years in this Country, and around the World, we had what has come to be called Blue Laws. Which means, six days you were allowed to work, but on the seventh, which they deemed as Sunday, in America, you could not legally open for business or be forced to work.These Laws were designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday activities for Religious standards, particularly the observance of a day of worship or rest.

God said,,
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it."
They were in sync. Then due to greed, in the name of convenience, one business stayed open, then another, then before you knew it, we became a 24-7 society. It became Legal to be open whenever you want. Oh, there are still some Blue Laws across the Country and the World, but for the most part, it is now Legal to work on the Sabbath. However, it is not Lawful.

God said,,,
"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
For years, the Family was the most important thing in this Country. It was founded on Faith, Family, and Freedom. Now? It is perfectly Legal to put your kids in Daycare, and your Parents in a Nursing Home, because we no longer have time nor the ability, to care for them ourselves. But just because it is Legal, does it make it Lawful? Not to God.

God says,,,
"Thou shalt not kill."
No only do we say it's OK for a Woman to slaughter her unborn innocent Child, we made it Legal for her to do so, we actually call it a "Right." This in no way makes it Lawful in God's eyes. He sees it as the Murder of the most innocent of all life. Genesis 9:5-6, 26, Psalm 139:13-16, Exodus 21:23--25, just a few places where God tells us how reprehensible He sees Abortion.

It is Legal, although perhaps not wise, to to commit Adultery. We have Talk Show Hosts, TV Programs, Websites, that make millions exploiting this behavior. Is it Lawful? Jesus even told us that we do not have to actually commit the actual act to be guilty of violating this Godly Law..

{Matthew 5:28}
"But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."
We, Man, America, say it is Legal, and have created Laws to protect Homosexuality. We are currently attempting to make Gay Marriage Legal. God says Marriage is between one Man and one Woman.. Jesus even elaborated on this as well..

{Matthew 19:5-6}
"For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
We find in God's Word, in Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Ezekiel 16:48-51, Romans 1:18-32, God goes to great length to tell us that not only is Homosexuality against Him and Nature itself, but it WILL bring judgement to those that do such, and to those who condone such.

Jesus tells us simply,

{Matthew 22:37-40}
"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
If you really want to know if something is Lawful, do not look toward Man, but rather look toward God. For as Paul warned us in Romans 1...
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
Am I saying that you need not follow the Law of the Land? Surely not. For the most part, we must follow the Law of the Land, to live free and in Peace. However, we must always remember that what is Legal to Man, is not necessarily Lawful for us, as Children of God. What is Legal for Man, is not necessarily Lawful toward God. Regardless of what Man says, we must follow what God says.

You can Legalize Sin all you want. Even though Man attempts to justify Sin by calling it "Legal," does not change the Fact that it is still Sin in God's Eyes, and America must take a lesson from Samaria
"Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done."
Be careful Child of God. Be careful. Be careful that in the name of compassion, or in the name of "evolving" that you do not condone, nor justify Sin. God tells us that if we do, we "multiply thine abominations." We as Children of God, even though our Country, or even the World may, we must be careful to NOT change "the truth of God into a lie, and worship and serve the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever."

Staying with God's Word, believing what HE says, is not Old Fashion, Close Mindedness, Discriminatory, or Hateful. It is simply believing in the Truth. Sin is still Sin. Right and Wrong, is still Right and Wrong. You can "evolve" or you want. You can change Truth to fit your Sin all you want. But God tells us, He will still call it Sin. When you stand before Him, and He asks why did you condone or justify Sin, do you really think He will accept you telling Him "Well, it is legal." No. He will tell you that it is not now, then, nor will it ever be, Lawful.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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