Romans 13:1-14

13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Revelation 5:12 “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath (out of fear), but also for conscience sake. (Because it is right)

For for this cause pay ye tribute (taxes) also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute (taxes) to whom tribute is due; custom (debt) to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. (clearing the lust of the worldly presumptions {making your mark on the world, possessions and accomplishments for the world’s recognition} see verse 13:14)

Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (Torah)

For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling *(the way of living out) of the law. (Torah)

*G4137 πληρόω pleroo (plee-ro’-ō) v. to fully, completely fill. Accomplish, to fully supply, satisfy, execute.

Matthew 5:17 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” (this fulfil is the same pleroo)

Matthew 3:15-16 “But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him” FAITH FOLLOWED BY ACTIONS.

11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep (spiritual torpor.): for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. (Torpor is a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy.)

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

This is to represent a mirror thus we can see the truth of our existence and the light being the instructions of YHWH. Yeshua is the light and a living example of the Torah.

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting (a carousal, as if letting loose) and drunkenness, not in chambering (unmarried cohabitation) and wantonness (licentiousness), not in strife and envying.

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. (see note verse 13:7)


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