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The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships from the Inspired Word of God It is not a book about religion, but relationships—from the creation of a man and a Your Relationship to Where God Wants to Lead You. Sep 3, Here's why you can't be stopped from T.D. Jakes. of Zelophehad outlines the first case of gender discrimination mentioned in the Scriptures. Jan 3, from “The T.D. Jakes Relationship Bible: Life Lessons on Relationships Six sample “Lessons from the Heart” from The Relationship Bible follow: 1. The art of relationships requires that a man who is very different relationship, you are ready to enter into the research that will lead to sound decisions.
Jakes It is said that this is a man's world. It is not a man's world. Men may be occupying many seats of authority, but God is in control. If God blesses you, do not fear.
A blessed woman can survive--even in a man's world. The challenge is to receive what is yours without becoming bitter about the times it was withheld from you.
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In Numbers 27 a story is told concerning the daughters of Zelophehad who went to Moses to challenge the fairness of the "good ol' boys" policy that would deny them the right to inherit their father's wealth.
Their actions suggested, "We are women, but we are blessed women. In spite of public opinion, they chose to speak up for their rights, and they got what they fought to attain see vv. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox!
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Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. The daughters of Zelophehad were not disrespectful or rude. They went through proper channels, but bless God, they went through. God is a good Father.
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It is His will to bless you. Don't worry about who is against you; just keep thinking about who is for you. The story of the daughters of Zelophehad outlines the first case of gender discrimination mentioned in the Scriptures.
The writings demonstrating America's Christian history are so numerous I will not attempt to debate that in this article.
Suffice it to say that the wording of the Declaration of Independence showed a Christian worldview, the U. Constitution was replete with principles from Scripture, and all the original state constitutions based their civic laws as well as their public school education on the teaching of Scripture.
However, my focus is not on American history but on having the proper biblical understanding of the church's responsibility to reflect biblical ethics in culture. To start, the Cultural Commission was the first covenant God made with human kind and was found in Genesis 1: In this instance, God commanded His people to bring His rule to all of the created order, which ultimately would include all systems, which support civilization including politics, law and economics.
Jesus reiterated this command in Matthew Jesus also called believers to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth in Matthew 5: Jesus did not abrogate the law but came to fulfill it Matt.
The Ten Commandments were not just a moral code for individuals, but were primarily given as a framework to guide public policy for a nation Ex. Even Paul says in 1 Timothy 1: Jakes believes it is possible to have "neutrality" in regards to the ethos of a nation and its government.
However, neutrality is impossible because every human government is based on some religious, ideological and philosophical foundation. Either it is man centered or God centered. The biblical view regarding the proper framework for all nations is found in Isaiah 2: This is God's view of true societal transformation and His standard of ethics. It has never changed.
This does not mean that one church or denomination should rule over a nation. Scripture does not teach that a particular religious institution should set up a theocracy and force conversions and biblical compliance.
Although I believe Scripture teaches the separation of church and state, it does not teach the separation of God and state. In Scripture there are five distinct human jurisdictions—personal, family, business, civic and church—hence each expression of human government is separate and distinct.
Throughout human and biblical history, God's kingdom has been set against the kingdom and pride of men.
From the Tower of Babel, to the judgments against the Pharaoh in Egypt, to the judgment and subsequent conversion of Nebuchadnezzar which resulted in a shift in Babylonian law to the crucifixion of Jesus, God's Word never separates faith from policy and politics.
There is no neutrality!