For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation
The Bible says that we are in this world but we are not of this world. This government that is being talked about here is not the U.S.. Government, the Singaporean government, the Russian government or any other man-made government. This is talking about the government of the Kingdom of God. The government where Jesus rules and reigns. Now most people will say, “Praise God, when Jesus returns Jesus is going to rule and reign. Things are going to be great!!!!” As Brother Copeland says, ” I know how it’s going to be when we are there in Heaven, but what about the rotten here and now?” Let’s look at what another book in Isaiah says.
You will be secure under a government that is just and fair.
Your enemies will stay far away.
You will live in peace,
and terror will not come near.
Isaiah 54:14 New Living Translation
The book of Isaiah goes on to say that, “in that coming day no weapon against you will succeed.” I am here to tell you THAT DAY is here. That scripture is talking about after the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. As New Testament believers we need to have a very clear understanding of the difference between the Old Testament dispensation and the New Testament dispensation. Because of what Jesus HAS DONE, so many things have changed and so many things that were future (in the Old Testament) ARE NOW!!! The scripture above says that you will be secure under a government that is just and fair. When you live by faith, you are not bound by the natural and the here and now. You are seated in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus. You are now dwelling secure under a government that is just and fair because you are under the government of the Kingdom.
The spiritual world is what the natural world is based and seated in. None of the evil or bad things that happen here on Earth affect Heaven in any way shape or form. When you are conscious of that Kingdom by The Word of the living God, and you by faith take your seat in and with Jesus, you are then protected and covered and all the things that are mentioned in The Word are yours. I know it sounds impossible but that is only with men. With God, all things are possible and all these things are yours by faith through Jesus Christ. Your enemies stay far away from you. You live in peace (in shalom) and terror will not come near you. This is the government that you are under through Christ Jesus. This is YOUR GOVERNMENT and it is in effect right here and right now for you. Now someone may ask, “How can I be protected while evil is happening all around me?” The same way that the Egyptians were in total darkness while in the same area the children of Israel had light. Look at this promise in Psalms 91.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Psalms 91:7-10 King James Version
Where is the ‘there’ in verse 10? It’s the Secret Place of the Most High? It’s in JESUS!!! You are the righteousness of God IN Christ Jesus. You are in Christ, safe and secure just like Noah and his family were in the Ark. Death and destruction were happening all around them but not TO THEM. They were safe in the Ark. Today that Ark is Jesus and when you come under His Government you are safe and secure.
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!