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You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 15:16

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Don't Give to Caesar What Belongs to God

The earth is the Lord's and everything in it

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Rev 4.11

There is no doubt that all powers belong to God, whether they are political, economic, intellectual, societal and so on. But Jesus is the express image of the Father, the custodian of all power and authority. "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations." But is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Caesar? Jesus' answer is that we should pay tax and not bribes to Caesar. Since Caesar's image is on your money paying tax means removing Caesar's influence over your money.

But the earth is the Lord's and all that is in it. So government and all the nations of the earth, all belong to the Lord. So can we now give what belongs to God to Caesar? God forbid. Friend, you are made in the image of God, return to God, so that Caesar will return what belongs to the Kingdom to you. And by you Caesar will return himself to God who made him! "For by him (Christ) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him."

 

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