Heaven’s Chain of Command

By John Thiel

Daniel 8:16 And I heard a man’s voice between [the banks of] Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this [man] to understand the vision. 17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision.

We are preparing for the heavenly Canaan. We want to appreciate what it will be like to participate in the functions and governmental aspects of heaven. Psalms contains an arrival of Jesus with his people in the heavenly expanse.

Psalm 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift [them] up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he [is] the King of glory. Selah.

Here is a celebration of Christ’s victory in which the call of the angels one to the other. Those who are responsible for the gates of heaven were called upon to lift up those gates so Christ the king of glory, the Lord of hosts can come in with his people.

Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

Soon the church triumphant will be part of that scene. Notice what they are called, the righteous nation which keeps the truth. A nation, a church.

1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

The church of God is called a holy nation and that holy nation for which the gates of heaven are to open will function as a nation.

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

This is what Jesus done for his people. He has produced a nation that is ruled by priests and kings unto the father.

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Thou hast made us kings and priests unto our God. For a nation to function effectively there must be a pattern of government that is normal understanding. This form of government that is spoken of in this heavenly nation is a government of kings and priests unto God. Let us explore the nation of that government as we seek to prepare our hearts and characters to dwell under that government. This is important to understand in preparation for the heavenly Canaan. This government is written of by God.

Who He Is

1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, [who is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of Lords;

The only potentate is God. The word potentate comes from the word potent. A ruler, someone who is potently ruling. He is the only one. He is now the king of kings. The ruler of rulers. In God’s government there are other rulers, there are other kings but he is the only one over all of them. In the government of the universe there is one central ruler, the only potentate. King of kings and Lord of Lords. There are kings and there are Lords. The King of kings is in capital K. There are kings and Lords in God’s nation but every king in the universe is in position under the direction of the only potentate. Even kings on this planet are under the potentate of the universe. Nebuchadnezzar recognised he was only in position after God had directed him.

Daniel 4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom [is] from generation to generation: 35 And all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

He is the only potentate. Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged this.

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

This is the reality that the potentate of the universe is the one who imparts to the inhabitants of the earth rulership that he gave to Nebuchadnezzar.

Daniel 4:36 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my Lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.

He recognised his rulership was given him of God. There in the heavenly courts, the army of heaven is under command and angels are governed by this potentate. They themselves also govern under this potentate. The most beautiful description under this chain of command is given in Zechariah.

The Line of Communication

Zechariah 4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all [of] gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which [are] upon the top thereof: 3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right [side] of the bowl, and the other upon the left [side] thereof. 4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What [are] these, my Lord? 5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my Lord. 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

The power and might here is governmental authority. What is meant by the oil running into the bowls?

Zechariah 4:11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What [are] these two olive trees upon the right [side] of the candlestick and upon the left [side] thereof? 12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What [be these] two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden [oil] out of themselves? 13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these [be]? And I said, No, my Lord. 14 Then said he, These [are] the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

What is the picture being drawn here? The symbol of the olive trees and the candlesticks and the oil flowing is all depictive of the authority of heaven flowing down through the ranks. The two olive branches are what? They are the two holy ones that stand in the presence of the Lord. The throne of God has two angels on each side, anointed angels. They receive from the throne the authority of communication. They pour their oil into the bowls that channel the oil through the candlestick up through the candles to keep them alight.

By the holy beings surrounding His throne, the Lord keeps up a constant communication with the inhabitants of the earth. The golden oil represents the grace with which God keeps the lamps of believers supplied. Were it not that this holy oil is poured from heaven in the messages of God’s Spirit, the agencies of evil would have entire control over men. God is dishonored when we do not receive the communications that He sends us. Thus we refuse the golden oil which He would pour into our souls to be communicated to those in darkness (RH Feb. 3, 1903). {4BC 1179.8}

The holy beings that are surrounding Gods throne are given the message to be communicated to the angels and then to this world. There is a chain of communication. If we were not under this chain of communication then we would be under the control of the evil agencies.

The very same difficulties which were created to hinder the restoration and upbuilding of the work of God, the great mountains of difficulty which loomed in Zerubbabel’s way, will be met by all who today are loyal to God and to His work. Many human inventions are used to carry out plans after the mind and will of men with whom God is not working. But it is not boastful words nor a multitude of ceremonies that show that the Lord is working with His people. The assumed power of the human agent does not decide this question. Those who place themselves in opposition to the Lord’s work may hinder for a time, but the same Spirit that has guided the Lord’s work all the way through will guide it today. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” . . . {4BC 1179.4}

We are living in a time where people are governing in the churches after the mind and will of man.

The Lord would have every soul strong in His strength. He would have us look to Him, receiving our directions from Him (RH May 16, 1899). {4BC 1179.5}

This is what is represented by this vision. The chain of command, the only potentate, the king of kings sends his message of command. It comes to the angels and the angels that are around his throne continue to communicate it down the line. To receive the directions from him comes via a chain of command. Observe how this chain of command is exercised in Daniel 8, a voice commanded Gabriel.

Daniel 8:16 And I heard a man’s voice between [the banks of] Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this [man] to understand the vision. 17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision.

Here was an instruction commanded to this angel so this angel came and gave the message to Daniel. He came to give instruction to Daniel in reference to the vision under command. Daniel was praying and pleading with God as he had a poor understanding of the vision of Daniel 8 which was only partially explained.

Daniel 9:21 Yea, whiles I [was] speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22 And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. 23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show [thee]; for thou [art] greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

As Daniel was praying to the Father in heaven, the commandment came forth for Gabriel to go, he was commanded to communicate to Daniel. A command came forth and the angel was commanded to communicate the holy oil.

John the Revelator

John the revelator was commanded by the angel who was also commanded to give the revelation of Jesus that God the Father gave to him.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:

The Father, the Son, the angel and John.

Revelation 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3 Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.

Blessed are the people who pay attention to the command, the chain of communication that came direct. Not by any human being but by John from Jesus and the Father. A very important understanding of truth for these last days as well.

Revelation 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

As we read these scriptures in Revelation we are receiving the instruction from the throne. The chain of communication was to the point of the prophet. Is there any continuation of that chain? The chain continues straight from the throne of God via the different channels. Jesus Christ has placed into position people in this chain of command. Jesus took the twenty four elders and a company that were raised at his first resurrection.

Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

What for?

Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

The holy oil flowing from one to the other comes finally to the saints who ultimately are to be perfected by this process as it comes finally to apostles, pastors and teachers. Those who have those particular gifts are under the chain of command. These people will be or not be benefited. The first in the line when the message came to the prophets was the apostle. God has set some in the church like he has set some in the world.

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

God has set them and the first one was the apostle. If you study this chain of command, the apostles were necessary to discern if the prophets were of God or not as there were false prophets. In the chain of command the prophet sent of God has to be identified by the apostles and when he can see everything is in harmony he can ascend to it. The apostles take hold of the messages of the prophet and communicate them via the teachers. This is the picture of Zechariah 4. In this function and method of communication, the vast universe is under the rule of God. God rules in the universe but he rules via kings and priests throughout the universe. The children of Israel as they were travelling through to the promised land were being prepared to govern in Canaan when they got there. How were they prepared in the wilderness wanderings?

The government of Israel was characterized by the most thorough organization, wonderful alike for its completeness and its simplicity. The order so strikingly displayed in the perfection and arrangement of all God’s created works was manifest in the Hebrew economy. God was the center of authority and government, the sovereign of Israel. Moses stood as their visible leader, by God’s appointment, to administer the laws in His name. From the elders of the tribes a council of seventy was afterward chosen to assist Moses in the general affairs of the nation. Next came the priests, who consulted the Lord in the sanctuary. Chiefs, or princes, ruled over the tribes. Under these were “captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens,” and, lastly, officers who might be employed for special duties. Deuteronomy 1:15. {PP 374.2}

We are looking at a miniature of what God does in the universe. Here we have a sample of the government that governs in the universe. The experience of the children of Israel was a type of God’s church in the last days commencing from the time of Christs first advent. They were types.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Apostle Paul includes himself with them, the ends. The end of the world commenced from the time of Christ’s first advent and goes through to the final scene. We are going through the understanding and learning in preparation for the heavenly Canaan as they went through. Part of that was the chain of command. They went into the promised land and after a period of time they didn’t like the chain of command. It was to be through different departments but then they wanted ta king and so God said give them a king but they are not rejecting you but me. God’s church that is preparing for the heavenly Canaan commenced with the twelve apostles designated by God. Through to the end, the channel of command from heaven continued through the organisation and the different companies identified in the Hebrew wilderness wanderings and Ephesians 4.

The Seven Churches

The command from heaven coming to the individual via these communication links is in Revelation. That very picture of Ephesians 4 Is reinstated. John saw the seven churches as seven candlesticks.

Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

The communication of the angels next to the candlestick, the two anointed ones, the ministers and messengers on earth were the seven stars and the candlesticks which made up the seven churches. What does that mean?

The names of the seven churches are symbolic of the church in different periods of the Christian Era. The number 7 indicates completeness, and is symbolic of the fact that the messages extend to the end of time, while the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods in the history of the world. {AA 585.3}

Not seven churches but as it was the children of Israel traveling through the wilderness, the church in seven periods of the Christian era. We are not looking at seven churches we are looking at one church in seven periods of earth’s history, the church of Jesus Christ that is travelling through the wilderness. The chain of command of the Hebrews was a type of the New Testament church.

One Church

There is one church that we are to be part of in that chain of communication.

The church is God’s fortress, His city of refuge, which He holds in a revolted world. Any betrayal of the church is treachery to Him who has bought mankind with the blood of His only-begotten Son. {AA 11.2}

The church is the communication avenue and if we do not partake of the church, then we are not partaking of the chain of command. What is this church? I shudder every time a particular organisation says we are that church. What is this church?

From the beginning, faithful souls have constituted the church on earth. In every age the Lord has had His watchmen, who have borne a faithful testimony to the generation in which they lived. These sentinels gave the message of warning; and when they were called to lay off their armor, others took up the work. God brought these witnesses into covenant relation with Himself, uniting the church on earth with the church in heaven. He has sent forth His angels to minister to His church, and the gates of hell have not been able to prevail against His people. {AA 11.2}

Where is the church? Who is the church? Faithful people who are listening to the voice of command and are carrying the pure messages from heavens direction to the people on earth, that is God’s church.

During ages of spiritual darkness the church of God has been as a city set on a hill. From age to age, through successive generations, the pure doctrines of heaven have been unfolding within its borders. Enfeebled and defective as it may appear, the church is the one object upon which God bestows in a special sense His supreme regard. It is the theater of His grace, in which He delights to reveal His power to transform hearts. {AA 12.1}

How many times this has been read by Seventh Day Adventists to me. Those in the Seventh Day Adventist church say enfeebled and defected as this church maybe, it is still God’s church. Which church is the Spirit of Prophecy speaking of? It is talking of his church through the ages. Through the history you can see the churches, God’s church that is faithful which the pure doctrines of heaven have been unfolding direct messages of heaven. You must study the seven churches and discover that church and who is that church today, faithful souls giving the message directly from heaven. We who are just living prior to the second advent are called upon to submit to those who have already had the message unfolded to them in the past.

The Pioneers

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

We who live today have a multitude of counselors. “in the multitude of counsels there is safety” where is the multitude today? Is there allot I can rely on? Yes. I can rely on the ministries from the time of Christ to the end. I can pursue the counsel of them and I am under the multitude of counselors. There is a mentality today that we don’t have to listen to the old fashioned doctrines of the past and we come to those who have been designated by God in those fifty years and we see that Adventists today no longer want to listen to their counsel.

Where shall we find safety unless it be in the truths that the Lord has been giving for the last fifty years?– Review and Herald, May 25, 1905. {CW 53.2}

What is written by those who have gone before us about these people not wanting to listen anymore?

The prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation are misinterpreted. These persons do not consider that the truth has been set forth at the appointed time by the very men whom God was leading to do this special work. These men followed on step by step in the very fulfillment of prophecy, and those who have not had a personal experience in this work, are to take the Word of God and believe on “their word” who have been led by the Lord in the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels’ messages. These messages, received and acted upon, are doing their work to prepare a people to stand in the great day of God. If we search the Scriptures to confirm the truth God has given His servants for the world, we shall be found proclaiming the first, second, and third angels’ messages. {2SM 111.2}

What had been given to Daniel and John the ministers are misinterpreting. In the chain of command these men were given this special work. What are we to do today? We are to take the counsel of the multitude before us. We are to take their word that God had directed them to communicate and not put our interpretation on anything that God has said. We want to stand in the great day of God and we have messages that have come to us from 1844 to 1904 and it says these messages will us prepare to enter Canaan. You want to be part of God’s church? Then take the counsel already displayed. It is on this premise that Hebrews 13 comes into focus. How poorly this statement is used and wrongly interpreted.

Obey Them That Have the Rule

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.

They are part of the chain of command and they have to give account to the majesty of heaven and if they have to give account of the ministry to the people, what have the people to do to make their work easier? Obey them. I want to make the work of the forebears of the Advent message joyful. I want to obey their direction and that has been the force of my ministry and it is for everyone to examine where is the line of command so we can be under the direction of the heavenly potentate and the premise of those we are to obey in the chain of command directly from heaven. We have identified that like the Hebrews in preparation for the earthly Canaan, we have a whole heap of kings and priests coming right down the line, right down to the family.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.

What is the apostles saying? Follow me. Have you ever played the game of follow the leader? I used to as a child. The leader was ahead and as I was following. I was following the person in front of them till it came to the leader and this is the ministry of God’s work. Follow me as I follow Christ. We are all in need of examining the people who are following. Are they following the true leader? We must do the same. This obedience of following the leader is the demonstration of heavens line of command.

How the Angels of Heaven Govern and Are Governed

The disciples feared for their own lives, and they all forsook Him and fled. Jesus was left alone in the hands of the murderous mob. Oh, what a triumph of Satan then! And what sadness and sorrow with the angels of God! Many companies of holy angels, each with a tall commanding angel at their head, were sent to witness the scene. They were to record every insult and cruelty imposed upon the Son of God, and to register every pang of anguish which Jesus should suffer; for the very men who joined in this dreadful scene are to see it all again in living characters. {EW 168.1}

Here is Christ their commander in the hands of the mob and the angels were there to record in companies. A whole heap to catch every little thing so all this throng of people are going to meet it. They were under command of angels.

I beheld Jesus in the garden with His disciples. In deep sorrow He bade them watch and pray, lest they should enter into temptation. He knew that their faith was to be tried. With strong cries and weeping, Jesus prayed, “Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done.” Angels were hovering over the place, witnessing the scene, but only one was commissioned to go and strengthen the Son of God in His agony. There was no joy in heaven. The angels cast their crowns and harps from them and with the deepest interest silently watched Jesus. They wished to surround the Son of God, but the commanding angels suffered them not, lest, as they should behold His betrayal, they should deliver Him; for the plan had been laid, and it must be fulfilled. {EW 167.1}

When Jesus had to explain to the angels what he was going to do in coming to this earth many thousands of years before, they said we want to help but the commanding angels said no. The commanding angels had to stop them. That is the chain of command.

Jesus stood meek and humble before the infuriated multitude, while they offered Him the vilest abuse. They spit in His face–that face from which they will one day desire to hide, which will give light to the city of God and shine brighter than the sun. Christ did not cast upon the offenders an angry look. They covered His head with an old garment, blindfolding Him, and then struck Him in the face and cried out, “Prophesy, who is it that smote Thee?” There was commotion among the angels. They would have rescued Him instantly; but their commanding angels restrained them. {EW 170.3}

They felt for Jesus and there was commotion. The angels were straining at the bit, we have to try and stop this and the commanding angels said no you don’t, they restrained them.

Jesus knew that angels were witnessing the scene of His humiliation. The weakest angel could have caused that mocking throng to fall powerless and could have delivered Jesus. He knew that if He should desire it of His Father, angels would instantly release Him. But it was necessary that He should suffer the violence of wicked men, in order to carry out the plan of salvation. {EW 170.2}

The angels were restrained.

Soon after they had commenced their earnest cry, the angels, in sympathy, desired to go to their deliverance. But a tall, commanding angel suffered them not. He said, “The will of God is not yet fulfilled. They must drink of the cup. They must be baptized with the baptism.” {EW 272.2}

The commanding angel has to communicate to the other angels no, the command is leave them to battle through this bitter cup as Jesus had to. This is God’s form of government. Just as in heaven so on earth. As the angels interrelate with man directly from God, recall when John fell at the angels feet. The angel said don’t, I’m your fellowservant. God commands the angels, to the prophets, ministers and to the people and the people to the next in command.

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God.

There is another chain of command. The head of the woman is the man. As the man receives the message from the priest, minister and angels, he communicates the message to the wife. The women in the church are benefitted from those in the chain of command.

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.

He is talking about her hair, it is to be long, it is called the power on her head. A covering signifying that she is under the power of her husband. What do the angels do with that as they are all under a chain of command? For them to be relate correctly to the women, the women have to communicate we are under the chain of command as well.

They are to be taught that those who are to represent the high and holy God must keep their souls pure and clean, and that this purity must extend to their dress, and to everything in the home, so that the ministering angels will have evidence that the truth has wrought a change in the life, purifying the soul and refining the tastes. Those who, after receiving the truth, make no change in word or deportment, in dress or surroundings, are living to themselves, not to Christ. They have not been created anew in Christ Jesus unto purification and holiness. {CH 101.4}

The angels? Those women who want to demonstrate they are under the chain of command, the angels can bless accordingly. The church on earth is one with the church in heaven. Here on earth, those redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus, who have been given the gift and talents, are to replace the fallen angels. When we get to heaven and replace the angels, what will be given us if we have been faithful in our realm here under the chain of command? Jesus left talents with people and left.

Matthew 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

He followed through Gods direction.

Matthew 25:21 His Lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.

Obey them that have the rule over you, they must give an account. When Jesus comes, they are going to be ushered into higher commanding positions as they have been faithful here. Here we are called upon to exercise the talents God has given us and let them be multiplied by use. Commanding angels, positions of authority in the heavenly kingdom, let’s be clear what that means. The man believes he has to rule the wife and the ministers of the church believe they have to rule the church and so on up the scale, there is a misconception picked up. Are you a person in the church who has a position of responsibility?

Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

In Gods chain of command there is no domineering. The person who is called to obey is the one that is addressed, not the person who is in position of leadership. Just because God has designated someone to be in leadership, it does not give him the right to demand obedience, it doesn’t give him the right to dominate over another brother or sister. We are only in the position that we have to administer what God has told us to administer. That’s all. May God help us to learn quickly now in these last moments of preparation so that we will be ushered in and the words well done thou good and faithful servant will come to our ears. Mothers, are you faithful in least? You will be as the angels, men in positions of trust, you will be as the angels. If you have one, two or five talents, faithfully exercise them. We will be called to higher rulership as the angels that are fallen will be replaced by us. God help us to prepare.

Amen.

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Posted on August 21, 2010, in Angels and Heaven, Divine Service Sermons, Sermons by John Thiel and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. mellen bonareri mbaka

    send her the same gospel messages by email

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