Yahweh's Government

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It was Yahweh's will that each man was to rightly (righteously) rule himself, as one of His children. Unfortunately, that didn't work out too well. Please note, the absence of Government doesn't mean or imply the absence of LAW. Yahweh's law is a reflection of His character and that was also to be reflected in man.

Government was a contingency for sin and Yahweh didn't implement His government until after Yahushua (Jesus) came and defeated Satan, bringing the Kingdom of Yahweh. This also was true of the law, which was given because of sin. (Galatians 3:24-26). The absence of government and law before sin doesn't imply anarchy. They were simply unnoticed, not unimplemented.

If you can find any evidence of a government of Yahweh prior to Yahushua (Jesus), please send it to me.

In Heaven there was no government. In the Garden there was no government. Yahweh specifically moved Abraham away from government. There is a brief period while the Israelites wandered in the wilderness that there seems to be a government. At least they were given laws with penalties, but there wasn't a government. When they arrived in Canaan, they were judged by judges. This was not a time of government because every man did as he thought best (every man ruled himself).

In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Judges 17:6

Finally, Israel asked for and got a government with King Saul, but that wasn't Yahweh's plan and it wasn't His government. He warned His children against it, but they wanted a king like their neighbors who followed Satan.

... Then all the elders of Israel ... said unto him [Samuel] ... make us a king to judge us like all the nations. 1 Samuel 8:4-18

Man has written much in defense of government, but Yahweh's reply through Samuel plainly tells us Yahweh's opinion of government. It is the most clear, concise and accurate description of government ever written:

"And Samuel told all the words of יהוה [Yahweh, our god] unto the people that asked of him a king. And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and יהוה [Yahweh] will not hear you in that day."

This was Yahweh's attempt to convince His people NOT to have a government. But He was unsuccessful and they wouldn't be convinced.

It doesn't matter if the leader is called a king, a president, a dictator, a comrade, a prime minister or any other name. The results are the same.

Most governments are and have been FAR WORSE than Yahweh's description.

Kings tax the people far more than the tenth Yahweh mentioned. They conscript the youth and send them to war, where many are killed. They kill millions of "enemies" (usually in the name of Yahweh) as well as their own people.

But worst of all, they use FORCE, THEFT and FEAR. Force, theft and fear are Satan's tools and are the opposite of Yahweh's character of FREE WILL, generosity and LOVE.

"Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. Government is force; like fire it is a dangerous servant -- and a fearful master." George Washington

"Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men..." Lord Acton

"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." Thomas Jefferson

"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." Mao Tse Tung

In opposition to this, Yahushua (Jesus) is lamblike (innocent, harmless, passive)

He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth Isaiah 53:7, Acts 8:32

Yahushua (Jesus) is the same as the Father.

If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? John 14:7-9

Therefore Yahweh is lamblike. Lambs use no force, theft or fear. Yahweh doesn't use force, theft or fear. Satan is the Yahweh of force, theft and fear.

But in his estate shall he honour the Yahweh of forces: and a Yahweh whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Daniel 11:38

If Yahweh used force, He could have / would have stopped sin and Satan 6000 years ago. But He grants us free will - not force.

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