by Wayne C Anderson
The Kingdom of Heaven must invade the earth and “There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:7)
Government is vitally important to all of society, make no mistake about it. Once there are two or more together, living in connection with one another, there is a need for government of some kind. Yes, government is very important to every living soul upon the earth.
When the United States of America was first formed, the foundations were laid as a “republic.” Over the course of the last 4 – 5 decades the media and government representatives have been dropping off the “republic” part, using only the term “democracy.”
Yet the pledge of allegiance states, “… and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Notice it does not say, “to the Democracy for which it stands.”
Does this make a difference? Is this important or is it just semantics? For a people to be free of tyranny and safe from both mass hysteria and tyrannical government, both a republic and a democracy are vital to us in the United States of America.
So, is the United States a republic or a democracy? The truth is that the United States of America was founded as a republic, with democracy given to the individual states so that it would be more of a Republic Democracy, or more commonly referred to as a Democratic Republic.
A simple definition of both of these words and their description of government structure is this:
- A republic is a governmental system structured so that the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf, according to the needs and desires of their constituent voters.
- A pure democracy, however, is a form of government that is structured so that the people decide policy matters directly. This is done on both small and large scales, through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums.
Neither one of these government structures work well on their own. Our Founding Fathers did their homework and decided that the safest thing for the people of the United States in future generations would be a republic with democratic tendency. This is possible when the state governments have more of a democracy and the Federal Government has more of a republic form. I believe we need both of these government structures for the United States government. Thus, the federal framers constructed what can be described as a republic where there is representation but the people are still free to decide on issues for themselves. Thus, a Democratic Republic.
In the Federalist No. 10 paper, written by James Madison, Friday, November 23, 1787, it is stated that democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths” (Federalist No. 10). This paper and other observations by the US federal founding fathers cause them to fear the outcome of a total democracy. They favored the republic form of government structure.
A pure republic government is fine until the representatives begin to legislate corruptive ways to empower, protect and prosper themselves over the people. They stop serving the people and serve themselves. After more than 200 years of existence and many legislative bodies, the United States of America has too many laws that protect the wicked at the price of the people. The people are dumbed down by prosperity and propaganda while the politician, the banker, the CEO, and judges are protecting their positions by bureaucratic rule. The people need to wake up and use their democratic input to remove them from the bench, vote them out of office; and put some of them into prison.
The Church has always given guidelines for living to the US Government until lately. I do not believe that it is too late for us to rescue the United States of America, but we better rise up fast and get radical or we’ll lose what we once had and what the framers of the US meant for us to have. We are their posterity and they are, no doubt, turning over in their graves when looking at what we have let go.
Another form of government structure that is proclaimed is the “theocracy.” That is a God ruled and legislated society. (Theo is Greek for god, while the “cracy” part has to do with rule.) But to have such a government structure there must be spokesmen of God – a priesthood – because the people cannot hear the will of God for themselves.
But, let me suggest that as the Kingdom of Heaven invades the earth it is not seen as a “theocracy” but a righteous service to the people of every free nation. A righteous theocracy does not rule the people it serves the people. That statement bares repeating a few times until we get that through the thick skulls of the politicians, lawyers, judges and the like.
Now, Sharia Law is a “theocracy” placed upon the people that is controlled by demonized religious leaders. Many people mistakenly believe that a mosque is no more than an Islamic church. This is not the case at all. A mosque is the theocratic headquarters that legislates Sharia law upon the people of a geographically organized society. A mosque is not a church at all. Sure there is prayer in a mosque, but prayer in a building doesn’t make it a church or a temple or a basilica or anything else. A mosque is a government center. Therefore, under the laws of the United States of America, every mosque is built for treasonous purposes and are therefore illegally constructed. In many regions where this is known, “Islamic Centers” are constructed in lieu of a mosque in order to build the mosque once there is Muslim prevalence.
The Church is theocratic and not democratic so that the government of God is exampled upon the earth. The government for the people is democratic in nature and not theocratic. By this, I mean, that God is not going to come down and rule over the people like a tyrant. So, the people have their best opportunities for freedom with theocracy coming forth upon the earth through the Church and a Democratic Republic structure of government that legislates the society of the people’s lives.
What we do not want to see is a theocracy structured government in the United States. What we need is servant leaders that are anointed to continue the framework of the founders of this Republic who are greatly influenced by the needs of the people and their voice through instituted democracy woven into and curbing the unruly politician who is serving himself/herself instead of the people.
This calls for servant leadership. Instead of the politician that runs for an “office” so they might win a better and much higher “office” so that they might be seen as great in their own eyes by the conference of like minded politicians and powerful money people.
“Government of God” means that God inspires the idea of the form of servant strong government. “Government by God” means that His anointing comes upon those who serve to legislate law and judge on behalf of the people so that there might be liberty and justice for all of the people. “For the people” means that this government must be of service to the people so that the government exists to serve the people and not the other way around.
So, let us start with the “servant strong government.” This is a paradigm shift from where we find ourselves today. Even though the occasional politician will use a phrase or two to try to convince the public of their heroic nature as a servant of the people, yet the money, power, lust and political agendas tell us that they are in this job for themselves. “Servant Strong Government” is needed to be fashionable and the self mindedness needs to become the shame of those who show any signs of anything less than servanthood.
Almost all people want to gain knowledge. Fewer want to gain understanding but fewer still strive to attain wisdom. Knowledge can be enlightening. Understanding certainly leads to enlightening, but wisdom is the enlightenment of the soul that shines out to illuminate the paths of others. Wisdom is God given. To think that wisdom comes by education is futile. There are signs of wisdom and those signs are not letters behind a name on a door or a business card. Experience has little to do with wisdom. Again, wisdom comes from above and is heard from the tongues of men and their very lifestyles.
King David was anointed with a pure oil of beaten olives, with spices that spoke of wise things in the heart of God Himself. Samuel poured this anointing oil over David and the life of the “great king” began to flourish. Through a kind of “school of brokenness” and courageous battles that anointing took hold of the man, David, and formed his heart for service to the people whom God loved. David was a shepherd when he began. He was no less a shepherd when he was king. He herded his father’s flock in both instances. His job description changed very little.
Wisdom was given to David to serve the people and he was anointed to do so. He served well and was rewarded with a great reward of honor and glory.
We need to find wisdom from the Lord in people we want to serve us in government. The anointing means everything to us, not the cleverness of speech or persuasive words. The anointing shows signs of servant hearted breakthrough for the people.
Government is not the beginning or the end of anything. Government serves the people’s needs. Government does not create jobs. The marketplace creates jobs. Government does not create anything. It should lead the people into their prosperity and protect the people from harm. The people will do the rest. It is philosophically ignorant to think that government makes life for the people of any state. The people grow with initiative, ambition, and creativity. The government can only help them prosper and be protected.
So, let us go back to some foundational principles of good government. Theocratic government must remain in the Church as a touchpoint from heaven. Government must be established, formed or reformed into “Servant Strong Government” that is “government of God, government by God, government for the people.”
Organizationally, the best structure for a government system is that of a “Republic” with “Democracy” influences. In the case of the United States of America, it is a Democratic Republic that shows the massive strength of now 50 states in unity. Those states unify to make a Federal Government that is to serve them with direction and protection. The direction that the Federal Government gives is for the prosperity of the states and not control over the states. The states are protected not only by a unified armed defense service but also by a constitution that outlines freedom and liberty for every soul in every state.
For now, “we the people of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union, …
Let us envision a Servant Strong Government, together.
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