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The Purpose, Limits, and Blessing of Civil Government

Punishing Evil Doers is Essential in this Fallen World, Age

FATHER, in the name of Jesus Christ, we ask You now, afresh, to expose and to plunder the wickedness, the evil forces seeking to take this nation down (Matthew 10:26-28). Call and grant true repentance to those who call themselves by Your holy name (2 Chronicles 7:14-15). Heal this land that Your holy name is glorified and Your people live “quiet and peaceable” lives (1 Timothy 2:1-8). In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Doing justice requires us to “CONDEMN THE WICKED”

Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

It is a curse to justify the wicked or to condemn the just:

“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.” Proverbs 17:15 

NO matter what, we know God is a just God – a God of justice. So, we pray….

Holy Father, may justice be done in this nation. Expose the roots of wickedness that pose as righteous. May the Haman’s be hung in the gallows they created to murder others. Root out the wicked doers and cause Your people to humble themselves in true repentance and obedience to do Your great commission to teach Your Word to all. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

If our leaders and country and the peace thereof doesn’t matter …

    1. WHY did God ordain them? (Romans 13; 1 Peter 2:13-14)
    2. WHY did God instruct us to specifically pray for such? (1 Timothy 2:1-6; Jeremiah 29:7)

Biblical Fact: God hears, answers, and uses the prayers of His people to do His bidding and anoints and sends men to destroy evil, God-less regimes. The LORD will do as He sees fit. He doesn’t need our puny, no-count permission. Read of Jehu’s anointing to do just that in 2 Kings 9 when he was anointed by God to destroy the kingdom, regime of Ahab and Jezebel. Also, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, was anointed by God to destroy many nations and was called by the LORD His “hammer.” (Jeremiah 50:23)  Cyrus, the ruler of Persia, was called by God His “battle axe.” (Jeremiah 51:20) The also says this of Cyrus: “Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;” (Isaiah 45:1) These biblical facts make it clear that God, who owns all, uses evil men at times to do His bidding, His work.

Civil government is the ordination of God where He appoints men to punish “evildoers” (Romans 13; 1 Peter 2:13-14). He is all-wise and all-loving! We His people are commanded to pray for “all in authority” while we fulfill Christ’s Great Commission command to make Him known, that is, the “one mediator between God and men”, Jesus
Christ (1 Timothy 2:1-6) The civil government servants are “God’s ministers” that “are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers” so that the family unit and body of Christ are kept safe in this fallen world where wicked men abound (Romans 13; 1 Peter 2:13-14). 

This is biblically stated and therefore non-negotiable.

Let that sink in.


Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we petition You now to let the light shine on the darkness of this government and for justice to come upon the wicked. In Jesus’ name.

Praying for our leaders and nation doesn’t mean it’s our main focus and yet if God’s people don’t pray, the nation falls (2 Chronicles 7:14; Jeremiah 29:7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8).

Personally, this disciple has to watch, to monitor and examine myself daily. From birth was taught patriotism and was a Marine 7 years. VERY thankful for America. So it’s in my blood but I must remain abiding in Christ and uphold Jesus as “first love” and have no idols! (Revelation 2:4-5) God will damn all idolaters (Exodus 20:3-4; 34:14; Ephesians 5:5-9; Revelation 21:8, etc.).

Those who care and fight for our nation and yet aren’t obeying Christ by participating in the LORD’s Great Commission, are in need of returning to Jesus as “first love” – first priority (Revelation 2:4-5).

God commands us to pray and give thanks for all in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-3).

GOD gave us those freedoms so we can quietly and peaceably – without chaos – make known Christ the “one mediator between God and men.” (1 Timothy 2:1-8)

Some still wish to vaunt their ignorance, self-righteously pretending that civil government isn’t of God or doesn’t invoke their personal participation, namely in the divine command for us to pray for “all in authority.” (1 Timothy 2:1-3) And there’s divine incentive given us in such praying – that we might lead “quiet and peaceable” lives (1 Timothy 2:1-3).

“And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” Jeremiah 29:7

Not caring for your nation is like not caring to patch the hole in the sinking boat you’re in. Foolishness. This is how unappreciative some are – they act too spiritual to involve themselves enough to obey God and pray for those in authority. Then they self-righteously blame those who are concerned and praying as being idolaters. Silly. Novice. God commanded you to be interested enough in your nation and leaders and incentivized enough to pray to Him for your nation, for all in civil authority in that nation – “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” and “for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.”

Yet in that “quiet and peaceable life” God desires our society to experience, the body of Christ is to make known the “one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” – this is all in the same passage – amazing!!!! (1 Timothy 2:1-6) …. oh and men are to pray in our nation, everywhere! (v8) BAM No matter what, the Great Commission must be the top priority of God’s people – feeding His sheep and evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:47).

Wow. Wow. Wow. More on this glorious 1 Timothy 2 passage in a moment.

Speaking of how God uses wicked men, Sharon Cornella Scutti writes:

“Jesus, when He commanded, meant GO into all the world (systems) — Matthew 5:16. . ‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:16)”


“First, civil government is secular in nature while Christianity is spiritual. Christians are aliens and strangers, just passing through this world (see 1 Peter 1:1). Their citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). Second, the state can look upon Christianity as competitive, even hostile to its authority. The Christian’s highest authority is God. In Rome, Caesar was “god.” Because of this, Romans considered Christians as atheists. Christianity was eventually seen as treasonous. Third, at times Christians were required to “obey God, rather than men” (see Acts 5:29), which openly confirmed the government’s suspicions. Fourth, government officials, either unconsciously or willingly, used their authority to actively oppose the church and to persecute Christians.”

Some Christians draw a hard line, claiming that because Jesus and His apostles weren’t witnessed being involved in civil government (although Paul did appeal using his Roman citizenship), that Christians today should have nothing to do with it. Is this true? Is that what “come out from among them” really means? (2 Corinthians 6:17) The context of this “come out” command is speaking of being separate in the way we, as God’s people, live in this fleeting world, and not of necessarily being completely disconnected from the people and institutions of this world. Paul says we would have to leave this world to get away from the sinners of this world – “then must ye needs go out of the world.” (1 Corinthians 5:10)  Yet, in this fleeting world, God desires civility and therefore ordained civil government to keep things civil – “for the punishment of evildoers.” (1 Peter 2:14)

Think about what America would be like if there were no consequences for hurting others. There were no crime systems or jails. Look at the rampant looting, murder, assaults happening now on our streets where civil authorities in those areas are refusing to do their God-ordained duty of protecting the people, the community. And, when someone is jailed for a crime, they are immediately released to go commit the same crime and worse. Without civil authorities, there’s no deterrent from evil men doing every evil under the sun.

Notice in this important passage below how the LORD informs us that it’s His will that we pray for those in civil authority in order that we, His people living in this fallen world temporarily, can “lead a quiet and peaceable life” (civility) as they carry out His great commission, making known Jesus, the one and only “mediator between God and men.”

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6

This is biblical authority and command – to at least pray for  those in authority, to submit to them, to recognize them as being from God Himself and ordained by Him for His all-wise purposes. Pray and thank God for civil authority – These are divine commands. In my opinion, it’s not a sin to be involved with the civil process such as in voting, etc. We are not under the same government structure as were Jesus and His apostles. They had no say-so.  It’s an individual liberty afforded by God and people shouldn’t be judged for doing so or not doing so because it’s a non-essential (Romans 14). To say it’s a sin as do some, seems to be coming from a novice perspective. Being involved in the civil process by prayer and otherwise, should not take away from the preaching of the Word, the Great Commission Jesus gave us (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20, etc.). One writer notes:

“God ordained (allowed) civil government for the old creation as a necessary evil/stop-gap measure to maintain order.”

Civil government, governors, civil servants are “sent by him” but to do what? – “for the punishment of evildoers” and what else?:

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.” 1 Peter 2:13-14

God’s people are to pray according to His will which is His Word – “for the punishment of evildoers” in the country they are in. Also, civil authorities are ordained of God to “praise them that do well.”

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.” 1 Peter 2:13-14 

Civil government ceases to be sanctioned by God  when it begins punishing instead of praising “them that do well.” Read that passage above again, real slow, carefully.

Let’s sum up what God ordained civil government to do:

They are “sent by him for the …

  1. “punishment of evildoers, and”
  2. “ for the praise of them that do well. “


We see here how those who “do well” “praise” the God-given authorities, civil government agents, the police.

Notice this: Let’s read the passage again….

“for the praise of them that do well.”

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him (God) FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF EVILDOERS, and for the praise of them that do well.” 1 Peter 2:13-14

So, when civil government “authorities” begin to punish “them that do well,” they are acting unlawfully and must be prosecuted as traitors.

WHEN a husband or wife orders their spouse to do something sinful, the child of God will refuse to do it. With the same principle in mind, namely civil disobedience, WHEN the government tells the child of God to do something that is not biblical, the disciple of Jesus will not obey which we see with the apostles (Acts 4:23-31). Get a clue. Some people have been deceived, intentionally misled by the 501(C)(3) Savior-rejecting, state-controlled frauds, to believe that any and everything the civil government orders them to do they must obey. Silly. Gullible. Stupid. Ungodly, Un-biblical. Repent. Isn’t that what the Germans did? – they obey hitler’s civil government orders which began softly, subtly, which led to 6 million murdered Jews?

AND, these unlawful orders such as a mask “mandate” is a laughable fraud that cowards have obeyed.

“Do not comply. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did not comply. Along with the apostles when they were told to quit preaching the Gospel.” Karen Cochran

Mandatory Mask Madness: Flaunting Stupidity 

WARNING TO COPS, SHERIFFS, JUDGES, CLERKS OF COURT, AND ATTORNEYS WHO CARRY OUT UNLAWFUL ORDERS (such as closing business, mask “mandates”, etc.)…. There’s no justifying their cowardly, traitorous actions, period. They are violating the RIGHTS of the people by obeying unlawful orders after they swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and to protect WE THE PEOPLE from government tyrants who would dare make unlawful orders which contradict Constitutional law. Read the 1st Amendment. Those who do such are traitors. They can and should be held liable, by name, in their individual and official capacities in Federal court. Under the color of law they are breaking their oath of office as they perpetrate, carry out tyranny and should be held accountable. Then this stuff will stop. The cowardly German people are the exact people to blame for complying with Hitler’s playbook, from the beginning when he began with more minor dictates and then escalated to the murder of 6 millions Jews (masks, lock downs, vaccinations, etc).

Christians are to Participate

It not a sin to care for, pray for, and vote in your present earthly country (2 Chronicles 7:14; Jeremiah 29:7; Romans 13; 1 Timothy 2:1-6; 1 Peter 2:13-14, etc.). It is a sin to put your earthly country before, above your heavenly citizenship (Philippians 3:18-21; Hebrews 11:10; 13:14; Revelation 21, etc.). When we truly trust the LORD, He can change the governments of men because “the most high ruleth in the kingdoms of men.” (Daniel 4:32) Let us follow Jesus and petition God in His holy name for “ALL in authority” in this nation as we are about our “father’s business,” making known the “one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” who desires “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (Luke 2:49; 1 Timothy 2:1-6).

  1. Seems to me that Satan would have people ignore the affairs of civil government and let Satan’s agents and agenda to steal, kill, and destroy prevail. Satan clearly wants God’s people to NOT be involved in the government so he can destroy them through the government (see all of history).


  1. He will attempt to get God’s people overly involved in government and cease putting Jesus first and obeying His Great Commission command.

1 Timothy 2:1-3, Jeremiah 29:7, Romans 13; 1 Peter 2:13-17, etc., speak directly of civil government which is 1 of the 3 institutions ordained by God for mankind in this present fallen world.

  1. the Family
  2. the Church (body of Christ)
  3. the government (civil)

When Christ’s future reign is established in the restored earth, all enmity will be removed and predator and prey shall dwell at peace together.

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6

“The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 65:25

We are passing through, in this world temporarily and yet, God wants us protected here.

While we are commanded to pray for “all in authority,” we must remember that this is not our home. Read Revelation 21.


“…governors (civil authorities), as unto them that are sent by him FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF EVILDOERS, and for the praise of them that do well.” 1 Peter 2:14

Any question as to why God ordained civil authorities in this fallen world, this fallen age?

God Ordained Civil Authorities…. but for what? Please read the verse below and answer in the comments.

“Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.” 1 Peter 2:14

Your Answer here: _________________________________________________


We live in a fallen world. God instituted 1. the Family, 2. the Church, and 3. Civil Government. Civil government protects the people, including the family and the body of Christ.

What has GOD ordained civil authorities to do” – “for the punishment of evildoers” …. Let’s review again this central passage on the biblical doctrine of civil authorities and their purpose from God:

“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.” 1 Peter 2:13-14

When the cops are dealing with you, comply. Simple. Many are not with us today because they didn’t. Our policemen are people too and their lives matter and they have the right to defend themselves. Comply or you may die, especially if you are reaching for a weapon. If you are mistreated by civil authorities, in our nation we have Cons  which makes provision for redress of grievances, or restitution for governmental wrong doing.

“Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to OBEY MAGISTRATES, to be ready to every good work,” Titus 3:1 

Keep in mind that there is a proper use of force, of military, of civil authorities (Romans 13; 1 Peter 2:13-14). That proper function of civil authority is to punish evil doers, and to protect the citizens from foreign and domestic enemies, “evildoers”.

Mask Mandates – Masking, Muzzling the People

Romans 13 does not instruct believers to comply with tyranny. Let’s rightly divide. Excuse me, if that were the case, WHY didn’t the apostles obey the civil rulers of their day and stop preaching Jesus? (Acts 4:23-31) Not only did they not obey, they disobeyed those civil rulers and their orders as did Daniel and the 3 Hebrew children, right? Right. The apostles not only disobeyed, they cried out to God for a fresh infilling of the Holy Ghost and more boldness to do exactly what those civil rulers made illegal. Selah.

So, are you a temple of the civil government or a temple of the Holy Spirit? (1 Corinthians 3:16) Many who claim to be Christ’s seem to prove they aren’t His at all. Think: GOD made us with no muzzle and yet many professing Christians muzzle their mouths and noses, their very breathing, breath. Think. Selah. You have obeyed civil government against the creation of God. You have willingly enlisted as a slave to sinful man’s Christ-defying, unlawful orders which are telling you to do things that are plainly against the LORD.  

No mask. No muzzle. No vax. No compromise. No fear!

YOU are under NO obligation to comply with any of these “mandates” which are unlawful and a joke AND you should be hoping to get ticketed or arrested. If they violate your non-negotiable RIGHTS, a federal lawsuit will name each traitor and the federal government will have to pay out restitution damages for deprivation of rights (First Amendment, 18 USC 1983 and 242, etc.).

A Constitutional RIGHT cannot be taken away unless you simply give in and give it up like a coward. RIGHTS are not privileges. Privileges can be taken away but RIGHTS cannot be.

Under a good civil ruler, the military is in better hands than than when regimes perpetuate lawlessness at home and endless wars abroad for money and other evil NWO/luciferian dealings. See why we should obey God and pray?

It’s a blessing when elected leaders have a general fear and reverence for God. No, I didn’t say they had to be a born again Christian. Yet, we should be thankful when, if we have leaders who have a great respect for God, like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, even neither of them knew Jesus.

EVERY democrat is a wicked sinner. They hate anyone who represents law and order because they love voting to MURDER innocent babies and call it choice. Repent now sinner. The blood of these precious babies is on your evil, wicked hands before a holy God who is the Judge of your eternal soul. Hell awaits.


Believers are not called to judge civil authorities as they are to judge leaders and other believers in the church. In the 1 Corinthians 5 passage below, the word “without” means outside of the church, outside the realm, the domain, the jurisdiction of the body of Christ:

“For what have I to do to judge them also that are WITHOUT? do not ye judge them that are within? 13 But them that are WITHOUT God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” 1 Corinthians 5:12-13

With the exception of Jesus calling Herod a fox, we have very little in the way of rebukes toward civil authorities.

The way Jesus and his apostle’s dealt with false prophets was different than the way they spoke of civil authorities, Christ and His apostles openly exposed and named false teachers within the church world. Think of how Jesus lambasted the pharisees of his day in Matthew 23. How about when Paul wrote the 4 chapters of 2 Timothy and named 8 deceivers, 2 per chapter, etc.

Jesus says render unto Caesar (civil authorities) that which is Caesar’s and yet it also says that if you support a false prophet then you the be judged with them and to expose false prophets. What’s the difference? The difference is that we are not to treat civil authorities as we do bad actors posing as Christian leaders who are misleading Christ’s flock as they use His holy name in vain.

Some misuse, take out of context Romans 13. Be careful and may God bless us with His discernment. No, God’s people are not to obey any and every rule of “authority”. The saint of Christ is the temple of the Holy Spirit and not the state (1 Corinthians 3:16). We are to render to Caesar (the state) only that which belongs to Caesar and no more. “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)

It’s horrid and concerning that abortion has not ended. Keep praying saints. Ask God to grant us law and order which is His stated purpose for civil authorities (1 Timothy 2:1-3; Romans 13; 1 Peter 2:13-17). That law and order, as the Constitution makes clear, should punish all murder, including that within the womb (5th Amendment, 14th Amendment, etc.).



“It is God’s job to judge, it is ours to love each other!”


Yes God is the JUDGE …. and what did the Judge tell US to do? Let’s look….

Deu 19:16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong; Deu 19:17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days; Deu 19:18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; Deu 19:19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. Deu 19:20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.

Who said obeying God means a person has to hate anyone? Loving God is the highest priority, not pandering sinful sentiment. We must walk in His love and that is coupled with obedience to Him. Executing the will, the Word of God doesn’t mean we hate anyone. Hatred in ones heart is a personal issue one must work out before the LORD. Yet to disobey the LORD by not doing what He said, is sin.

We must study the whole counsel of God’s Word and rightly divide the Word of truth (2 Tim 2:15). GOD ordained civil authorities to judge evil doers. Read Rom 13 and 1 Peter 2:13-17

What has GOD ordained civil authorities to do” – “for the punishment of evildoers” ….

1Pe 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 1Pe 2:14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

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