Do You Pray for Your Leaders? Part 1

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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 13, 1999

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

NOTE: This article or series has not been updated recently. As such, it may possibly contain some outdated information, and/or ideas and beliefs which I no longer embrace, or which have changed to some degree.

Discerning The Truth, The 666 And The Backslider, Endtime
Rebellion, Ask For His Wisdom, Church Tradition, Hedonistic
Rome And America, Leaders As Gods, Patriotism, Separation
From The World, Lord's Prayer And Our Coming Kingdom, Pray
For The World?, God Knows His Children, Depart From Iniquity
Antichrist U.S. Government, God's True Sheep, Principles Of
Prayer, Pray For Our Persecutors?, Government Persecution,
Shake Off The Dust, Worldly Governments And Armageddon

Every now and then, one of my readers will write in, and
during the course of their conversation, they will state
that the Lord tells us to pray for worldly governments and
leaders. Recently, while I was engaged in a discussion
regarding the war in Yugoslavia, one of my readers reminded
me of this again. When this occurs, I have usually made it
my practice to overlook such remarks, because in my heart, I
know that the plain truth regarding this matter is simply
too difficult for some people to receive because of their
patriotic inclinations, and also because they have already
accepted the traditional view as it is espoused and taught
by many churches and preachers, some of which have, in large
part, compromised with the world. I am reminded of the
following incident which occurred in John chapter six, after
Jesus had given His 'eat my flesh and drink my blood' sermon:

"Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this,
said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus
knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said
unto them, Doth this offend you?...From that time many of
his disciples went back, and walked no more with him."
John 6:60-61, 66, KJV

How sad. Because those Disciples were so carnal-minded, and
did not yet possess the Wisdom and the Spiritual Discernment
of God's Holy Spirit, which was given later on the day of
Pentecost in Acts chapter two, they were not able to fully
comprehend the great spiritual Truth which the Lord had
shared with them that day; and thus they were offended and
abandoned Him. I find it rather significant that the Bible
reference, John 6:66, which just so happens to contain the
infamous '666', is associated with the backslider in heart.
You may recall that we are also told that those people who
reject God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ during the
Endtime, will pledge their allegiance to the satanic world
leader, referred to in the Holy Scriptures as the Beast, by
receiving the damnable '666' in their right hand or else in
their foreheads. I explain the possible significance of this
number in 'Mondex And The Mark Of The Beast', 'The Seven
Heads' series, and other related Endtime articles:

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in
their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he
that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number
of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a
man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
Revelation 13:16-18, KJV

Notice that just as John 6:66 contains three sixes, which
add up to the number eighteen, we also see the three, the
six, and the eighteen in the above Scriptural reference. The
three ones in the reference also remind me of the following
verse which discusses the unholy trio which shall soon
deceive the world:

"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the
mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and
out of the mouth of the false prophet."
Revelation 16:13, KJV

As I mentioned a moment ago, the reason that many people
reject the Truth of God's Word, is because they do not have
the Spirit of God, but rather they possess the spirit of the
world. They are blind followers of the false god of this
current materialistic world; Satan himself; the Prince of
the Power of the Air, who works in, and through, these
children of disobedience. In his Epistles, the Apostle Paul
exposes this spiritual rebellion, such as in the following

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit
of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he
know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
1 Corinthians 2:14, KJV

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of
them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious
gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto
them." 2 Corinthians 4:4, KJV

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of
this world, according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of
disobedience:" Ephesians 2:2, KJV

To understand the deep Truths of the Scriptures, we must ask
the Lord for spiritual guidance through the Wisdom of His
Holy Spirit. If we do this with a sincere heart, the Lord will
not fail to answer us; for as we are also told in His Word:

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that
asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him
that knocketh it shall be opened." Matthew 7:7,8, KJV

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be
given him." James 1:5, KJV

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father
will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and
bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said
unto you." John 14:26, KJV

"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto
your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give
the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" Luke 11:13, KJV

"For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to
another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;"
1 Corinthians 12:8, KJV

As I emphasize in quite a number of my articles, it is
because many people do not really have the Wisdom of God's
Spirit, even some church-going Christians, and also because
they do not take the time to study the Scriptures for
themselves as they should, that they blindly and readily
accept the false doctrines which are taught to them by their
spiritual elders. Exactly why is it that some of these false
doctrines become so embedded in the theology of certain
churches? In my view, it is because the leaders themselves
have become creatures of tradition; just like the Scribes
and the Pharisees of old. The attitude of some Christians
seems to be 'What was good enough for Grandma Gertrude, is
good enough for me. Pastor Joe there has been preaching at
our church for forty years now, so why should I change what
I believe?'. I'll tell you why. Maybe what was taught to
Grandma Gertrude, or to Great Grandpa Jones, by Pastor Joe,
and then passed down to you, is not true or according to the
Scriptures. That's why. Just because some belief or practice
has been around for a while, does not necessarily make it
true or correct. Please don't forget that. I discuss this
topic of tradition more fully in such articles as 'Have You
Read The New Scriptures Yet?'.

To reiterate then, it is my view, that it is the modern,
compromising church system, which is married to the beastly
governments of the world, which has largely encouraged this
age-old tradition of praying for government leaders, some of
whom have no interest whatsoever in what God thinks of them,
or of their evil policies and practices. In this regard, I
believe that we can indeed say that religion truly is the
opiate of the people. In speaking of the corrupt, hedonistic
leadership of ancient Rome and its sex-crazed citizens, the
Apostle Paul also exposed their rejection of the God of the
Bible when he wrote the following lines. Please notice in
verse one, the results of their refusal to retain God in
their thoughts:

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do
those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit,
malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God,
despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents, Without understanding,
covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable,
unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which
commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the
same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
Romans 1:28-32, KJV

How much this sounds just like the antichrists who control
the government of the United States of America; and who seem
bent on totally destroying the Christian values we inherited
from our forefathers. I will expand upon this thought in a
moment. As far as I am concerned, this practice of praying
for worldly leaders is just another manifestation of the
false spirit of nationalism and patriotism which has swept
the world since so long ago. As world history will confirm,
in some cases, praying for leaders, has eventually evolved
into praying to leaders, or at least admiring them as gods!
If you doubt that this is so, think of the Caesars of Rome,
or of King Herod in the Book of Acts; or perhaps even the
pope? Consider what Luke wrote concerning the death of King

"And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat
upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the
people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and
not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote
him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of
worms, and gave up the ghost." Acts 12:21-23, KJV

Now, for those of you who do pray for the leaders of your
country, I am not saying that you worship them as gods; so
please do not misinterpret my words. I am simply pointing
out what this practice has led to in some cases; however, in
the United States of America, I do believe that it is quite
accurate to suggest that some people, particularly some
conservative Christians, are made to feel that if they are
not praying for their national leaders, regardless of what
kind of leaders those people might be, then there must be
something wrong with them. They must not be very patriotic.
Maybe they are even communists! Isn't this exactly how some
of you feel? Please be honest with yourselves. Do you really
pray for a certain leader because you really feel led to do
so by God's Spirit, or is simply because it is expected of
you, because it is a part of your tradition? Are you merely
bowing to peer pressure and political correctness? I just
find it truly ironic, that while the U.S. Government openly
encourages separation of church and state, and tramples upon
the Bible, some foolish Christians still insist that we must
pray for these ungodly people. Well, by the time you have
finished reading this series, I hope that I will have
convinced you that this practice is not solidly based upon
God's Word.

Having said the above, allow me to begin by challenging you
the reader, to show me clear Scriptural proof where Jesus
Himself tells us to pray for the ungodly rulers of this
world. Does it make any sense to you that the Lord would
tell us to pray for the evil governments and leaders of this
world, and then turn around and tell Pontius Pilate the

"...My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of
this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not
be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from
hence." John 18:36b, KJV

If Jesus' Kingdom is not of this world, then neither is
ours; unless of course we don't belong to Him. Now, because
our Kingdom is not of this world, we are told quite clearly
in the Scriptures that we are not to entangle ourselves with
the affairs of this life, any more than it is absolutely
necessary, in order to get the job done; and that job is to
preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.
Our spiritual separation from the false materialistic world,
created by the god of this world, is stated very plainly
over and over again in the New Testament, as I point out in
other articles. Here again are a few Scriptural examples to
prove that this is so. This is not just my personal opinion;
it is God's Word; and I truly hope that you the reader will
accept it:

"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but
because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out
of the world, therefore the world hateth you."
(John 15:19)

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will
receive you," (2 Corinthians 6:17)

"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of
this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be
a soldier." (2 Timothy 2:4)

"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the
friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever
therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of
God." (James 4:4)

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is
not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the
flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is
not of the Father, but is of the world." (1 John 2:15-16)

Why does Jesus say that the world hates us? Because we are
not a part of them; that's why. We are not children of the
world. So let me ask you a simple question. Having read the
previous Scriptures, to whom do you believe that we owe our
primary loyalty and obedience? Is it to the evil, corrupt
governments of this current filthy world, or is it to the
coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ on Earth? There is only one
Kingdom for which we are instructed to pray; there is only
one Government for which we are told to pray; and the Lord
Himself tells us exactly which one it is, in one of His very
own prayers, which He prayed to the Father almost two
thousand years ago:

"And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which
art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy
will be done, as in heaven, so in earth."
Luke 11:2, KJV

There it is as plain as day. We are to pray for our coming
Kingdom; which in fact is already here in a spiritual sense
in the hearts of the Believers. This is because of our faith
in God's promises regarding our own coming Redemption and
Salvation at the Lord's Return. This is precisely why Jesus
also said the following:

"...The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither
shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20b-21, KJV

In this all-important prayer, which we have come to refer to
as the 'Our Father', or the 'Lord's Prayer', knowing that
His words would become world-renown, surely the Lord could
have also given us specific instructions to pray for the
governments of the world; but He didn't; He only said 'Thy
kingdom come'. Jesus' mind and heart were, and are, totally
focused on His Father's Kingdom; a Kingdom which He Himself
will rule during the Millennium; and it is apparent to me,
through His own example of prayer, that He is telling us
that we should do the same. It is for this very reason that
almost eight hundred years earlier, when the Lord gave him a
brief glimpse into the far future, the Prophet Isaiah was
inspired to write:

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name
shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6, KJV

So you see, this idea of praying for worldly governments and
leaders is a fallacy. This belief, this sacred tradition, is
not based upon God's Holy Word. In fact, as I clearly point
out in other articles such as 'Love, Mercy, Forgiveness And
Chastisment', as well as in 'Modern False Prophets And
Worldly Ecumenism', not only did the Lord tell us that His
Kingdom is not of this world, but through another example of
His own prayers, Jesus tells us that we are not to pray for
the world. When the Lord was praying in John chapter
seventeen, He specifically said:

"I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them
which thou hast given me; for they are thine."
John 17:9, KJV

Through all of these verses which I have shared with you
thus far, it becomes rather obvious that Jesus only prayed
for His own followers who believed in Him; He didn't pray
for anyone else. He prayed only for God's true Kingdom, as
well as for His children who are, or who would eventually
become, members of that Kingdom through their acceptance of
Him. The Lord did not pray for the rebellious children of
this world; which also includes most of its materialistic,
power-hungry governments and leaders, some of whom actively
fight against God's true children. Notice in the above verse
that the reason that the Lord says He is praying for His
followers, is because 'they are thine'; they belong to God.
The implication then, is that not all are His, and this we
already know to be true. If they are not even His, and will
never be His, then why even pray for them? The Apostle Paul
said the very same thing in his second Epistle to Timothy
when he wrote:

"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having
this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let
every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from
iniquity." 2 Timothy 2:19, KJV

It is very interesting to note that Paul states that those
who belong to the Lord are to 'depart from iniquity'. Is
that what the governments and leaders of the world have
done? Have they forsaken their evil ways? Are they even the
least bit interested in departing from iniquity? For those
of you who suggest that we should pray for the American
president and the rest of the American leadership, allow me
to ask you: Is that what they have done? Can you honestly
tell me that they have departed from iniquity, or that they
have any interest in departing from iniquity? Do you really
believe that God is foremost in their thoughts, and that
they seek His Divine Counsel in order to find out what is
best for the American people? You and I both know that they
do not. You and I both know that the American government is
becoming more antichrist in its policies and practices with
each passing year; not only in its national policy, but in
its foreign policy as well. Now, before you try to convince
me otherwise, please go set up a manger scene on the White
House lawn; or orally recite a Christian prayer in your
child's classroom; or provide me with the latest statistics
on government-sanctioned abortions. Are these the leaders
that you say we are supposed to pray for?

The truth of the matter is that your prayers, and I might
add, your votes, have done very little, if anything, to
change the American government; because some of its members
are not God's children, and they do not want to change. In
fact, they are either antichrists themselves, or else they
are pawns of the antichrists, who control them threw their
offerings of money and temporal Earthly power; just as Satan
did with Jesus in the following verses:

"And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed
unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give
thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me;
and to whomsoever I will I give it." Luke 4:5,6, KJV

Some of the people who rule in Washington, D.C. have their
own agenda, and their own god, and it is most certainly not
the same one that you and I worship. Don't be fooled by
'made-for-TV' news shots of the president, or of some other
White House official, attending Sunday church services. Some
of them are simply showmen who know how to play their roles
well. A true Christian, a true child of God, simply does not
do the horrible things which we see being committed by the
American president and his cronies. This being the case, why
then do you feel under obligation to pray for them? Why do
you blindly accept this manmade tradition? Jesus and Paul
both said that, 'the Lord knoweth them that are his', and
those are the only ones for whom we are supposed to pray. Of
course, as I stated earlier, that includes those who are
predestinated to be His, who may not even know it yet; but
He will reveal it to us by His Spirit. He will point out His
true sheep to us; for as Jesus Himself said:

"All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him
that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."
John 6:37, KJV

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow
me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never
perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
John 10:27,28, KJV

"He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear
them not, because ye are not of God." John 8:47, KJV

I will discuss this topic of predestination a bit more in
part two of this series. You must remember that the results
of prayer are dependent upon three primary factors; your
will, God's Will, and the will of the person, or persons,
for whom you are praying. Even if your will is aligned with
God's Will regarding a certain matter, you can pray until
you are blue in the face; and God may hear your prayers; but
until that person, or persons, choose by their own free will
to submit to God's Spirit working in their lives, your
prayers will have very little effect. I discuss the topic of
free will in more detail in such articles as 'Free Will And
Personal Choice'. As I will point out later in this series,
there is clear Scriptural proof which shows that there are
even times when we are not to pray for certain individuals.

Allow me to reiterate then, that I do not believe that we
are under any direct obligation from the Lord, to pray for
the unbelieving, rebellious governments and leaders of this
current world. Nowhere do we find this in any of the Lord's
direct teachings. It simply does not make very much sense to
me, that the Lord would clearly tell us throughout the New
Testament, over and over again, that we, and our Kingdom,
are not of this world, that we are not to partake of this
world's temporal pleasures, that to be a friend of the world
is to be the enemy of God, and that we are to come out from
among them, and then turn around and tell us to pray for the
ungodly governments and rulers of this world. Such a thought
seems totally contradictory and confusing to me; and I know
that God is not the author of confusion, for as the Apostle
Paul wrote:

"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in
all churches of the saints." 1 Corinthians 14:33, KJV

Now, to present a full, balanced Scriptural picture here,
there is one place in the Gospels, where Jesus does instruct
us in the following manner regarding our prayer lives :

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that
curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
Matthew 5:44, KJV

Undoubtedly, some of you may look at the previous verse and
say to yourselves, 'Well, couldn't persecution conceivably
originate with some government, or with some government
official, who just happens to be very antagonistic to the
Christian cause? That being the case, doesn't the Lord say
that we are to pray for those who despitefully use us and
persecute us? Doesn't that mean that we are to pray for our
governments and worldly leaders?' My answer would be yes to
the first part, but no to the second part. In fact, I will
readily admit that I am no stranger when it comes to being
persecuted by worldly governments because of my Christian
beliefs. Quite a few years ago, I was directly told by two
different governments, to leave their countries, simply
because I was an active Christian missionary. One country is
dominated by Roman Catholicism, while the other is primarily
Buddhist. Of course, looking back now, I don't doubt that it
must have been a part of God's plan, in order to teach me a
few lessons, as well as to motivate me to move on and do
other things for Him. As the Apostle Paul tells us"

"And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to his
purpose." Romans 8:28, KJV

Many of us are familiar with the fact that quite a few
countries, including Israel, Russia, China, and many Muslim
and Buddhist countries in Africa, the Middle East, and the
Far East, have all passed certain laws, the purpose of which
is to definitely restrict our Christian witness in some way.
In recent months we have read of violent persecution against
Christians in such countries as Egypt, Sudan and Indonesia.
Even in the United States of America, which hypocritically
boasts of being the most Christian nation upon the Earth, a
great evil has emerged because of the so-called separation
of church and state; which in my opinion, is itself a gross
misinterpretation of the American Constitution by modern-day
antichrist lawmakers. As I mentioned earlier, many of us
have watched as prayer has been removed from our schools,
and manger scenes and other Christian-oriented Christmas
displays have been removed from government properties. We
have also watched as abortion has become legalized, as the
satanic theory of EVILution has infiltrated our public
school system, as same-sex marriages and relationships have
become common practice, as Satan's music has filled the
airwaves, and many other shameful things.

However, concerning Jesus' commandment to us to pray for
those who persecute us, based upon all of the other verses
we have looked at thus far, I tend to believe that the Lord
is speaking to us on a personal level. I believe that He is
telling us how to react to those specific persons who do us
harm, and nothing more. If we take into consideration a few
additional verses found in the Gospels, it doesn't even seem
likely that the Lord expects us to pray for a whole town
when they reject our Christian witness; how much less for an
antichrist national government? Notice the Lord's counsel
in the following two verses:

"But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into
another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone
over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come."
Matthew 10:23, KJV

"And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye
depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a
testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be
more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of
judgment, than for that city." Mark 6:11, KJV

Notice that the Lord tells us to do two things in the face
of large-scale persecution; He tells us to flee, and He also
tells us to shake off the dust of our feet in testimony
against our persecutors. Nowhere does the Lord counsel us to
pray for them. How much less for an oppressive government
which actively seeks to restrict our Christian witness? I
discuss the topic of Christian persecution more fully in the
article 'Civil Disobedience And Christian Persecution'. So
again, I believe that there is a very big Scriptural gap
between praying for a few people who treat us wrongly and
persecute us, and suggesting that the previous verse from
Matthew chapter five indicates that we are to pray for world
leaders and governments. Furthermore, I do not believe that
the Lord advocates the long duration of worldly governments;
which is basically the spirit and attitude behind the act of
praying for such governments and their leaders. It is the
'God Bless America' syndrome. The older America becomes, the
longer she erroneously believes that she is going to endure.
It is a self-righteous spirit of pride, arrogancy and false
complacency; just as we see with Babylon the Great Whore in
the Book of Revelation:

"How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously,
so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her
heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no
sorrow." Revelation 18:7, KJV

The only Government that Jesus Christ wants to endure, is
His own. It seems totally contradictory to me, for the Lord
to encourage us to pray for worldly governments and their
rulers, when He already knows, and has in fact told us by
way of many inspired prophecies, that someday soon, many of
those very same Earthly government bodies will oppose His
Divine Rule. We are plainly told that because of their evil
rebellion, they will have their military might destroyed at
the Battle of Armageddon, and their Earthly dominion taken
from them, by force, following the same. Consider the
following verses which clearly confirm these facts:

"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain
thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers
take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his
anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast
away their cords from us." Psalm 2:1-3, KJV

"Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands,
which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and
clay, and brake them to pieces...And in the days of these
kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall
never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to
other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all
these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever."
(Daniel 2:34, 44)

"Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will
declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall
give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the
uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt
break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in
pieces like a potter's vessel." (Psalms 2:6-9)

"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become
the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is
marvellous in our eyes?...And whosoever shall fall on this
stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it
will grind him to powder." (Matthew 21:42, 44)

"And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end,
to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule
them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall
they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father."
(Revelation 2:26-27)

"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all
nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto
God, and to his throne." (Revelation 12:5)

"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he
should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod
of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and
wrath of Almighty God." (Revelation 19:15)

"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices
in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the
kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign
for ever and ever." (Revelation 11:15)

In the second part of this series, we will continue our
discussion by taking a look at such topics as the illusion
of Christian America and my personal warning, being faithful
to deliver our souls, political involvement versus Heavenly
Involvement, the possibility of altering Biblical prophecy,
the Eternal Now, our Invisible Nation, the structure of the
Early Church, submitting to and praying for our leaders,
praying for each other, who God does not hear, praying for
the Salvation of all men, being brought before kings, Paul's
ministry in Rome, the benefits of our prayers, our testimony
against worldly leaders, our predestination, the temptation
of worldly power and the children of wrath. I trust that you
will join me.

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