Honoring Civil Government
13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
The local church is called to pastor the city. We are a city within a city. It means bible culture should permeate the culture of our city. Since the planting of our church, we have tried and prayed that our church will be able to partner with the city. We are called to be a blessing to our city.
Mayor Guia in our 5th day of prayer and fasting last month
Leading the Bible reading in San Juan City Hall
Honor your civil government, love them and pray for them. You will be amazed how God will open the doors for your church!!!