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Authority

“Be not deceived;
God is not mocked;
For whatsoever a man soweth,
That shall he also reap.”
Galatians 6:7.
   

On the different dates I gave up my freedom to the benefit of another. At some time in all of our lives we indicate another person can rule over us. This is not unusual for such to happen. As Americans we like to think we are free to o as we please, but it is not so.

 

Look around you and notice what and who controls your every move. Among men and women style is controlling. The cut of hair is important. The type of garments which covers our bodies is crucial. Actually, the list is endless. Outside pressure is constantly used to thwart our movements. Some of the authority is both good and bad, but the point is we are influenced by forces which we cannot know.

 

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Certain groups exist – in which every effort has been made, to place each one of us under their authority. All one has to do is watch the idiot box television, to understand how the effects of authority are carried out.

 

On November 8,1955, my mother, and father and little sister, went to a place that no longer exists. It was the train depot in Odessa, TX This was the gathering area for those who had been called or volunteered for the United States Army.

 

We were placed in the vehicle to move us to the United States induction center. We were then transported to the sight. Once we had arrived then our name had been called out. Each man answered here. The instruction was clear. Line up! Raise your right hand and repeat the following:  “I, Gerald Fugit, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith.”

 

Then we were told to take a step forward. It was then we were officially members of the United States Army. It was then my freedom was under the authority of another person for two years then meetings and two weeks in the summer. My life had been from freedom to the orders of others. The commanders in chief which I serve under was Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

 

The second time my freedom was put under the power of another was February 14, 1959, in Matador, Texas when my father – before a large group asked if I took this woman to my lawful wedded wife. Then, he asked if I would do this in sickness and in health. The reply was yes.

 

Another obligation was fully taken by myself. This meant a promise and had been taken to support my wife. Another type of authority was freely given to another person. The transfer was made from her parents to me. This was made without any mental reservation.

 

There was a third transfer of authority occurred on Easter Sunday in 1939. It was then I became a follower of Jesus Christ the Son of God. All other promises were secondary compared to this event. The Gospel was unexplained, and I accepted it.

 

From that date on this idea has been by life. The one who commands me now are his teachings. What has been written out is a short line when your writers gave authority of his life to three other people. The last one is the more important.

 

Each time the choices were mine. It was freely done. My word has been kept in all three. My time in the United States Army was completed. My marriage is now sixty years. My time as a servant is ongoing.

 

 

JESUS CHRIST 

There was a formula that he always used. He referred himself in the singular never in the plural. You can search the New Testament for the concept of many ways. Jesus said it again He was the way. John 6:35, he stated who he was.

 

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to

 me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”

 

In other passages He said he was the way, the truth, and life. Any place that He spoke of himself not one time was a plural used. There was no “S” used. The confusion that is present is we have confused “civil rights” with scripture. These are different. There are areas in the Holy Scripture that authority has been removed from our use and vocabulary.

Our Civil Rights are subservient to the Holy Bible. Do not let some ignorant worlding – tell you that there are many ways to God. There are not!

 

It was the poet Longfellow that stated when the god’s wanted to destroy someone first they made them naïve. Churches have failed to keep the Gospel true. Some people will say the Gospel is feeding and helping the poor. It is not The Gospel summary can be read in I Corinthians 15: 1-4.       

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have receive, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 

 

Should we feed the less fortunate? It is our duty to do so – based on the Bible teachings that the Gospel must be given to them at the same time. Personally, there is no responsibility of mine to give food and clothes if we do not tell them the good news of Jesus Christ.  To give to a group because they say what they are is a scam. What you do with your money none of my business.

 

At the same time – it has become a racket.

 

TODAY’S PROBLEM

 

From what I can read all the churches are in decline in numbers. There is a reason for this. Civil rights and the social gospel have become the gospel. The Gospel bears fruit as told in Galatians 5:22-23.

 

“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” 

 

Have you heard sin righteousness and preached from the prophets? What about the following:

  • Cursing
  • Adultery
  • Fornication
  • Corruption
  • Many God’s
  • Care for parents
  • Lying
  • Envy
  • Abortion
  • Gluttony

 

Preachers and priests must tell people the truth. There would be a mass walk out of the membership. Buildings would be lost, pension cancelled, and membership would plummet. It would be like the early church. Meeting in homes. Little money available. Much prosecution. Jesus said who he was in Mark 1:14-28. 

 

“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God,

“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God,”

“And saying, This time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

 “Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.”

“And Jesus said unto them, come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.”

 “And straightway they forsook their nets and followed him.”

“And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. “

“And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants and went after him.”

“And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. “

“And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,”

“ Saying, let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.”

“And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.”

“And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.”

“And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. “

“And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.”

 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY

Mark was quick to tell who Jesus was. The nice Jesus was told in Matthew, Luke, and John. Not Mark, Mark wrote like a hammer.

 

The first time the Americans and Germans met in battle in WWII it was chaos for the Americans. The place was the Kasserine Pass. Romell knew how to fight. Then at Guettar it changed. The Americans learned Romell was on the move. Then Patton was in charge. The Germans lost at Guettar.

 

Patton said “Romell you genius sob I read you”. Patton did what he had to do to fight Romell. You are no different. The Bible must be read. Then, worldings can be known what motivates them.

 

Only a Christian can see through the lies of ignorant and arrogant humans. 

 

CONCLUSION

1. Authority is what you allow.
2. You will be controlled.
3. Bible speaks to the issue.
4. Jesus is the only way.

 

God Bless Our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

 I  SURRENDER ALL 

All to Jesus I surrender, 

All to Him I freely give;

I will ever love and trust Him,

In His presence daily live.

 

Refrain:

I surrender all, I surrender all;

All to Thee, my blessed Savior,

I surrender all..

 

All to Jesus I surrender,

Humbly at His feet I bow,

Worldly pleasures all forsaken;

Take me, Jesus, take me now.

 

All to Jesus I surrender,

Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;

Let me feel Thy Holy Spirit,

Truly know that Thou art mine.

 

All to Jesus I surrender,

Lord, I give myself to Thee;

Fill me with Thy love and power,

Let Thy blessing fall on me.

 

All to Jesus I surrender,

Now I feel the sacred flame.

Oh, the joy of full salvation!

Glory, glory to His name!

 

 

GERALD K. FUGIT
412 N TEXAS AVE
ODESSA, TX 79761

 

 

 

 

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