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'Obey the government, for YÁOHU UL is the One Who has put it there.
There is no government anywhere that YÁOHU UL has not placed to govern in power.'
Therefore those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey YÁOHU UL, and punishment will follow.
For the police officer does not frighten people who do what is right; but those who do evil will always fear him.
So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well.
The police officer is sent by YÁOHU UL to help you.
But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished.
He is sent by YÁOHU UL for that very purpose.
Obey, therefore, the laws for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.
Pay your taxes too, for these same two reasons.
For government workers need to be paid so they can keep on doing YÁOHU UL's work, serving you.'
Pay everyone whatever he ought to have: pay your taxes and import duties gladly, obey those over you, and give honor and respect to all those to whom it is due.' - Romans 13:1-7, Holy Scriptures.
In other words, the government's official business is absolutely YÁOHU UL's business.
'Pray for the head of the country and all others who are in authority over you, or are in places of high responsibility, so you can live in peace and quietness, utilizing your time in holy living and thinking much about hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA. This is fine and pleases YÁOHU UL.' - 1 YÁOHU-tam (Timothy) 2:2-3
'You wives must submit to your husband's leadership in the same way you submit to Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA.
For a husband is in charge of his wife in the same way that hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA is in charge of His body, the Oholyáo (Congregation).
(He gave His very life to take care of it and be its Savior!)
So you wives must willingly obey your husbands in everything, just like the Oholyáo obeys ha-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA.
And you husbands, show the same kind of love to your wives like hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA showed to the Oholyáo when He died for her, to make her holy and clean, washed by immersion and YÁOHU UL's Word.
So He could give her to Himself as a glorious Oholyáo (Congregation), without a single spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, being holy and without a single fault.
That is how husbands should treat their wives, loving them as parts of themselves.
For since a man and his wife are now one, a man is really doing himself a favor and loving himself when he loves his wife!
No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just like hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA cares for His body, the Oholyáo (Congregation), of which we are members.
(That the husband and wife are one body is proved by the Scriptures which says, 'A man must leave his father and mother when he marries, so he can be perfectly united to his wife, and the two shall be one.)
I know this is hard to comprehend, but it is an exemplification of the way we are parts of the body of hol-MEHUSHKHÁY.
So again I say, a man must love his wife as a part of himself; and the wife must make sure that she deeply respects her husband - obeying, praising and honoring him.
Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because YÁOHU UL has placed them in authority over you.
Honor your father and mother. This is the first of the Ten Commandments of YÁOHU UL that ends with a promise.
And this is the promise: that if you honor your father and mother, yours will be a long life, full of blessing.'
And now a word to you parents. Don't keep on scolding and nagging your children, making them angry and resentful.
Rather, bring them up with the loving discipline that Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA Himself approves, with admonitions and scriptural advice.
Workers, obey your employers; be eager to give them your very best. Serve them as you would hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA Himself.
Don't work hard only when your employer is watching and then shirk when he isn't looking; work hard and with gladness all the time, as though working for hol-MEHUSHKHÁY, doing the will of YÁOHU UL with all your hearts.
Remember, YÁOHU UL will pay you for each kind thing you do, whether you are bound or free.
And you employers must treat your employees right, just like I have told them to treat you.
Don't keep threatening them; remember, you yourselves are employees of hol-MEHUSHKHÁY; you have the same Ruler they do, and He has no favorites.'
- Ephesians 5:22-6:9, Holy Scriptures
'Obey your spiritual leaders and be willing to do what they say. For their work is to watch over your souls, and YÁOHU UL will judge them on how well they do this.'
Give them reason to report gladly about you to Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA, and not with sorrow, for then you will suffer for it too.' - Hebrews 13:17, Holy Scriptures.
For YÁOHU UL's sake, obey every law of your government; those of the president as head of the country, and those of his officials, for He has sent them to punish all who do wrong, and to honor those who do right.
It is YÁOHU UL's will that your upright lives should silence those who foolishly condemn the Glorious Message without knowing what it can do for them, having never experienced its power.
You are free from the law, but that doesn't mean you are free to do wrong. Live as those who are free to do only YÁOHU UL's will at all times.'
Show respect for everyone. Love your fellow-believers in hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA everywhere. Fear YÁOHU UL and honor the government.
Subordinates, you must respect your authorities and do whatever they tell you - not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are harsh and cruel.
Praise our Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA if you are punished for doing right!
Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are penalized for doing wrong; but if you do right and suffer for it, and are patient beneath the punishments, YÁOHU UL is well pleased.
This suffering is all part of the work YÁOHU UL has given you. Hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA, Who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in His steps.
He never sinned, never told a lie, never answered back when He was degraded; when He suffered He did not threaten to get even; He left His case in the hands of YÁOHU UL Who is always just.'
- 1 Káfos (Peter)) 2:13-23, Holy Scriptures
'Wives, fit in with your husbands' plans; for then if they refuse to hearken when you talk to them about Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA, they will be won by your respectful, pure behavior. Your holy lives will speak to them better than any words.
Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on jewelry, or beautiful clothes, or hair arrangements. Be beautiful inside, right deep in your hearts, with the enduring charm of a gentle and quiet spirit which is so valuable to YÁOHU UL.
That kind of inner beauty was seen in the holy women of old, who depended upon YÁOHU UL and fitted in with their husbands' plans.
Soroáh, for example, obeyed her husband Abruhám, honoring him as head of the house. And if you do the same, you will be following in her steps like dutiful daughters and doing what is right; then you will not need to fear offending your husbands.'
You husbands must be careful of your wives, being thoughtful of their needs and honoring them as the weaker sex.
Remember that you and your wife are partners in receiving YÁOHU UL's blessings, and if you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not get ready answers.'
And now this word to all of you: You should be like one big happy family, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds.
Don't repay evil for evil. Don't snap back at those who say unkind things about you. On the contrary, pray for YÁOHU UL's help for them, for we are to be kind to others, and YÁOHU UL will bless us for it.' - 1 Káfos (Peter) 2:13-3:9, Holy Scriptures.
'Dear brethren, honor the officers of your Oholyáo (Congregation) who work hard among you and warn you against all that which is wrong.
Think highly of them and give them your wholehearted love because they are laboring hard to help you. And remember, no quarreling among yourselves.' - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, Holy Scriptures.
'Never pay back evil for evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honest clear through. Don't quarrel with anyone. Be at peace with everyone, just as much as possible.'
'Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to YÁOHU UL, for He has said that He will repay those who deserve it. Don't take the law into your own hands.
On the contrary, feed your enemy if he is hungry. If he thirsts, give him something to drink and you will be 'heaping coals of fire on his head.'
In other words, he will feel so ashamed of himself for what he has committed against you.
Don't let evil get the upper hand but conquer evil by kindness.'
- Romans 12:17-21, Holy Scriptures
'You wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA has planned for you.
And you husbands must be loving and kind to your wives and not bitter against them, nor harsh.
You children must always obey your parents, for that pleases Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA. Fathers, don't scold your children so much that they become discouraged and quit trying.
You workers must always obey your earthly employers, not only trying to please them when they are watching you but all the time; obey them willingly because of your love for YAOHÚSHUA Molkhiúl, and because you want to please Him.
Work hard and gladly at all you do, just as though you were working for Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA Himself and not merely for your employers, remembering that it is YAOHÚSHUA hol-MEHUSHKHÁY Who is going to pay you, giving you your full portion of all He owns. He is really the One you are working for.
And if you don't do your best for Him, He will pay you in a way that you won't like - for He has no special favorites who can get away with shirking.
You employers must be just and fair to all your subordinates. Always remember that you, too, have a Ruler in heaven Who is closely watching you.' - Colossians 3:18-4:1, Holy Scriptures
'Anyone who wants to be My follower must love Me far more than he does his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters - yes, more than his own life - otherwise, he cannot be My disciple. And no one can be My disciple who does not carry his own stake and follow Me.' - Luke 14:26-27, Holy Scriptures
'Those who welcome you are welcoming Me. And those who reject you are rejecting Me. And those who reject Me are rejecting YÁOHU UL Who sent Me.
When the seventy disciples returned, they gladly reported to Him, 'Even the demons obey us when we use Your Shúam (Name)!'
'Yes,' He told them, 'I saw ha-satán falling from heaven like a flash of lightning. And I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and to walk among serpents and scorpions and to crush them. Nothing shall injure you!
However, the important thing is not that demons obey you, but that your names are inscribed as citizens in heaven.'
- Luke 10:17-20, Holy Scriptures
'A tree is identified by its fruit. A tree from a select variety yields delectable fruit; poor varieties never.' - Man-YÁOHU (Matthew) 12:33, Holy Scriptures.
'Then the mother of YÁOHU-caf and YÁOHU-khánam, the sons of Zebedee, brought them to YAOHÚSHUA and respectfully asked a favor.
'What is your request?' He asked.
She replied, 'In Your Kingdom, will you let my two sons sit upon two thrones next to Yours?''
But YAOHÚSHUA told her, 'You don't know what you are asking!'
Then he turned to YÁOHU-caf (Jacob) and YÁOHU-khánam (John) and asked them, 'Are you able to drink from the terrible cup I am about to drink from?'
'Yes,' they replied, 'we are able!''
'You shall indeed drink from it,' He told them. 'But I have no right to say who will sit upon the thrones next to Mine. Those places are reserved for the persons My ABí (Father) selects.'
The other ten disciples were indignant when they heard what YÁOHU-caf and YÁOHU-khánam had asked for.
But Molkhiúl (Ruler) YAOHÚSHUA called them together and said, 'Among the pagans, kings are tyrants and each minor official rules it over those beneath him. But among you it is quite different. Anyone wanting to be a leader among you must be your servant.
And if you want to be right at the top, you must serve like a slave.
Your attitude must be like My own, for I, hol-MEHUSHKHÁY, did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give My life as a ransom for many.'
- Man-YÁOHU (Matthew) 20:20-28, Holy Scriptures
'Let YÁOHU UL train you, for He is performing what any loving father does for his children. Whoever heard of a son who was never corrected?
If YÁOHU UL doesn't punish you when you need it, like other fathers punish their children, then it means that you aren't really YÁOHU UL's children at all - that you don't really belong to His family.
Since we respect our fathers here on earth, though they punish us, should we not all the more gladly submit to the training by YÁOHU UL in order that we can begin to really live?'
Our earthly fathers trained us for a few brief years, doing the best for us that they knew how, but YÁOHU UL's correction is always right and for our best benefit, that we may share His holiness.
Being punished isn't delightsome while it is happening - it hurts! But afterwards, we can see the result, a quiet growth in grace and character!'
- Hebrews 12:7-11, Holy Scriptures
'Here is a sample of YÁOHU-khánam's (John's) proclamation to the crowds that came for water immersion:
You brood of snakes! You are trying to escape hell without truly turning to YÁOHU UL!
That is why you want to be immersed in water! First go and prove by the way you live that you really have repented.
And don't think you are safe because you are offsprings of Abruhám. That isn't enough. YÁOHU UL can make children of Abruhám from these desert rocks!
The axe of His judgment is posed over you, ready to sever your roots and cut you down. Yes, every tree that does not yield fine fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.'
The crowd replied, 'What do you want us to do?''
'If you have two coats,' he replied, 'give one to the poor. If you have spare food, give it away to those who are hungry.'
Even tax collectors - notorious for their corruption - came to be immersed and asked, 'How shall we prove to you that we have abandoned our sins?'
'By your honesty,' he replied. 'Make sure you collect no more taxes than the Roman government requires you to.'
'And us,' asked some soldiers, 'what about us?'
YÁOHU-khánam replied, 'Don't extort money by threats and violence, never accuse anyone of what you know he didn't do; and be content with your pay!' - Luke 3:7-14, Holy Scriptures
'Happy is the man with a level-headed son; sad the mother of a rebel.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 10:1
'The wise man is glad to be instructed, but a self-sufficient fool falls flat on his face.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 10:8
'An upright man has firm footing, but a crook will slip and fall.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 10:9
'The upright shall never lose YÁOHU UL's blessings, but the wicked shall lose everything.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 10:30
'YÁOHU UL hates cheating and delights in honesty. Proud men end in shame, but the meek become wise.' - Maush'léi 11:1-2
'The evil man gets rich for the moment, but the upright man's rewards last forever.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 11:18
'If even the upright shall be rewarded here on earth, how much more the wicked!' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 11:31
'To learn, you must want to be taught. To refuse reproof is stupid.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 12:1
'Uprightness exalts the nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 14:34
'A sensible son gladdens his father. A rebellious son brings sorrow to his mother.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 15:20
'When a man is trying to please YÁOHU UL, He makes even his worst of enemies to be at peace with him.' - Maush'léi 16:7
'YÁOHU UL will help the authority to judge the people fairly; there need be no mistakes.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:10
'YÁOHU UL demands fairness in every business deal. He established this principle.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:11
'It is a horrible thing for a leader to do evil. His right to rule depends upon his fairness.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:12
'The authority exults when his subordinates are truthful and fair.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:13
'The anger of the authority is a harbinger of death and a wise man will appease it.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:14
'Many favors are showered on those who please the authority.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:15
'How much better is wisdom than gold, and comprehension more than silver!' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:16
'The path of the upright leads away from evil; he who follows that path is safe.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 16:17
'If you repay evil for kindness, the curse will remain upon your home.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 17:13
'YÁOHU UL despises those who say that bad is fine, and being upright is bad.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 17:15
'Pride ends in ruin; humility ends in honor.' - Maush'léi 18:12
'Discipline your son in his early years while there is hope. If you don't you will ruin his life.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 19:18
'YÁOHU UL puts out the light of the person who curses his father or mother.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 20:20
'Don't repay evil for evil. Wait for YÁOHU UL to handle the matter.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 20:22
'YÁOHU UL loathes all kinds of cheating and dishonesty.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 20:23
'If the authority is kind, honest as well as just, his rule remains secure.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 20:28
'Just like water is diverted into irrigation ditches, so YÁOHU UL directs the authority's thoughts. He directs them wherever He wants to.' - Maush'léi 21:1
'True humility and respect for YÁOHU UL lead a man to riches, honor and long life.' - Maush'léi 22:4
'Teach a child to select the right path, and when he grows older he will remain upon it.' - Maush'léi 22:6
'He who values grace and truth is the authority's friend.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 22:11
'A young person's heart is filled with rebellion, but punishment will drive it out of him.' - Maush'léi 22:15
'Don't fail to correct your children; discipline won't hurt them! They won't die if you use a stick on them! Punishments will keep them out of hell.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 23:13-14
'O my child, be wise and remain in YÁOHU UL paths; and never carouse with drunkards and gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty. And remember that too much sleep clothes a person with rags.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 23:19-21
'My child, watch your steps before YÁOHU UL and your authorities, and don't associate with radicals. For you will go down with them to immediate ruin, and who knows where it all will end?
It is wrong to condemn the poor, and let the rich go free. He who says to the wicked, 'You are innocent,' shall be cursed by many people of many nations; but blessings shall be showered on those who rebuke sin fearlessly.' - Maush'léi 24:21-25
'When you remove dross from silver, you have fine silver ready for the silversmith. When you remove corrupt people from around the authority, his reign will be just as well as upright.
Don't demand an audience with the authority as though you were some powerful prince. It is better to wait for an invitation rather than to be sent back to the end of the line, publicly humiliated!' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 25:4-7
'Open rebuke is better than hidden love!' - Maush'léi 27:5
'A workman may eat from the orchard he tends; anyone should be rewarded who protects another's interests.' - Maush'léi 27:18
'When there is moral decay within a nation, its government topples easily; but with honest, sensible leaders there is stability.' - Maush'léi 28:2
'To complain about the law is to praise wickedness. To obey the law is to fight evil. Evil men don't comprehend the importance of justice, but those who follow YÁOHU UL are much concerned about it.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 28:4-5
'Only a stupid leader will oppress his people, but an authority will have a long reign if he hates dishonesty and bribes.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 28:16
'The man who is often reproved but refuses to accept criticism will surprisingly be broken and never have another chance. With upright men in authority, the people exult; but with the wicked in power, they groan.' - Maush'léi 29:1-2
'Scolding and spanking a child helps him to learn. Left to himself, he brings shame to his mother.' - Maush'léi 29:14-15
'Discipline your son and he will give you delight and peace of mind.' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 29:17
'Pamper a servant from childhood, and he will expect you to treat him as a son!' - Maush'léi (Proverbs) 29:21
'Obey the your authority as you have vowed to do. Don't always be trying to get out of doing your duty, even when it's unpleasant.
For the authority punishes those who disobey. The authority's command is backed by great power, and no one can refute it or object to it.
Those who obey him will not be punished. The wise man will find a time and a way to do what he says. Yes, there is a time and a way for everything, though man's trouble lies heavy upon him; for how can he avoid what he doesn't know is going to happen?' - Qeholóth (Ecclesiastes) 8:2-6
'Never curse the authority, not even in your thoughts; nor the rich man, either; for a little bird will tell them what you've said!' - Qeholóth (Ecclesiastes) 10:20
'If your authority is angry with you, or accuses you of something you are innocent of, don't quit! A quiet spirit will quiet down his bad temper.' - Qeholóth (Ecclesiastes) 10:4
'Don't join the majority who are intent on evil. When on the witness chair, don't be swayed in your giving of testimony by the mood of the majority present; never slant your testimony in favor of a person just because he is poor.' - Exodus 23:2,3
By the term 'government' are included all governing officials, functionaries and bureaucrats and in all political sub-units and agencies by which any particular country is governed including, but not limited to: the chief of state (president, king or queen), chief justice, justices, magistrates, senators and representatives, governors, mayors, chiefs-of-staff of the country's armed forces, chiefs of police and their men and so on, depending on which type of government is in power and in control.
Some countries are ruled by military juntas and others by dynasties, while others are governed by political parties and others are ruled by royalties and/or religious clerics.
Whatever form of government holds power in the country which one is a citizen or resident of, that government is one of the individual's legitimate authorities to which he is bound to submit to and be under its control, protection and laws, which is pleasing in YÁOHU UL's sight.
Second is the religious organization (most commonly called 'church' or 'congregation') to which one has determined to belong and become an active participant.
Third are the parents, if one is still unmarried, and these include his legitimate stepfather or stepmother, if your biological parent is deceased.
Whoever is the common-law wife or husband of your biological parent is not your legitimate authority if your other true biological parent is still living, though separated by a decree of divorce or even if they have been living separately through the long years.
Remember, whenever man-made laws are in contradiction with the eternal moral laws of YÁOHU UL, as set forth in His Word, you are obliged to obey the highest moral laws and you are excused from disobeying the man-made laws.
A fine example would be the matter of marriage and divorce.
YÁOHU UL hates divorces but some governments legally allow them. The higher moral laws of YÁOHU UL must prevail in such cases.
'Whoever divorces his wife, except for fornication, causes her to commit adultery and whoever marries a divorced woman is committing adultery,' said Molkhiúl (King, Ruler) YAOHÚSHUA.
Another example of YÁOHU UL's moral laws superseding man-made laws is when governments prohibit the free assembly of believers to worship and praise YÁOHU UL, such as in some atheistic, communist governments, in which case the believer in that case is expected by YÁOHU UL to obey Him no matter what the consequences might be.
Fourth is the husband being the head of the family, if the wife is legally married to him.
If you happen to be a child, son or daughter, in a family, then your parents plus your unmarried ELDER brothers and female siblings are your authorities in YÁOHU UL's chain of command.
Fifth are your employers and all those holding offices that are higher than yours wherever it is you are employed; in this category are included your lessors (if you rent your dwelling place), your manager, supervisor, chief or foreman.
If however one is still a student, then the heads, teachers, professors and deans of the educational institution in which one is enrolled are the legitimate authorities to be respected, obeyed and followed, insofar as school matters are concerned.
For example, the president's jurisdiction is only within the territorial integrity of the country of which he is the head of.
A president of one country cannot exercise control over the citizens of another country because that is beyond his dominion or jurisdiction.
Likewise in the case of governors, mayors, judges, and other military and police personnel, they too have their own limited areas of jurisdiction within which they can lawfully perform their functions and duties, but not beyond.
If one resides in a foreign country, then he is subject to the executive, judicial, military and police authorities of that country, whether he is a citizen thereof or not.
Though one is not entitled to the full rights as a citizen in that foreign country, still and all, he is subject to its own laws on peace and order, be it as a tourist, guest, permanent or temporary resident in that country. So one has to respect and obey the laws of the country wherein he resides.
YÁOHU UL does not expect anyone to obey nor submit to the orders and commands of the king or president of a country to which one is not a citizen of. If you are a Canadian citizen, you are not obliged to obey the promulgations of the president of Mexico, unless you dwell there.
So a government official or employee, must always be sure that he only exercises his duties, powers and influences over those whom he has legal jurisdiction and dominion (coverage of governance).
Otherwise, if someone goes beyond his legitimate area of responsibility and command, YÁOHU UL does not enforce and never expects submission from subordinates in those exceptional cases.
If one is the leader of a religious organization, then all congregants or registered members of his religious organization are his subordinates, if that is the way the religious organization is governed.
Scripturally though, the real Head of the legitimate Oholyáo (Congregation) of YÁOHU UL is none other that YAOHÚSHUA hol-MEHUSHKHÁY Himself.
Many churches are ruled by boards of deacons which appoint pastors and other ministers. In these cases, the chairman and members of the boards of deacons are the people in authority in such religious organizations - to which the pastors and ministers are accountable to.
The members are then expected to submit to the authority of the pastor and other ministers, they being the agents of the board of deacons.
Scripturally though, all members of the legitimate Oholyáo (Congregation) of YÁOHU UL are brethren and YÁOHU UL puts those with different gifts to edify His flock, under the direction of the 'RÚKHA hol-HODSHÚA' (Sanctified Spirit of YÁOHU Ulhím) and with hol-MEHUSHKHÁY YAOHÚSHUA as the mystical body's Head.
In other words, the scriptural way of leading the body of believers in YÁOHU UL's Congregation is by servant-leadership, the greatest being the servant of all.
Molkhiúl YAOHÚSHUA said: 'Among the pagans, kings are tyrants and each minor official rules it over those beneath him.
But among you it is quite different. Anyone wanting to be a leader among you must be your servant. And if you want to be right at the top, you must serve like a slave.'
If one is a parent, then his subordinates are the legitimate and legally adopted children, plus the domestic helpers at home, the butlers, cooks, nannies, drivers, gardeners and others who are in his domestic employ. The children of a parent's neighbors are not his subordinates because to exercise control over them would be going beyond one's responsibility, control and dominion.
If one is a husband, then his legally-married wife is included as one of his subordinates together with the children and all those working within the household, including the farm hands, if any.
If one is a child, son or daughter, then his younger female siblings (siste-s) or brothers who are still unmarried are his subordinates, plus those in his household who are working or serving under his command.
The children of one's female sibling or brother are not his subordinates, neither are his younger cousins. That would be going beyond legitimate bounds.
If one is an educator, principal, professor, dean or coach, then his subordinates are all students and pupils who come under his tutelage, protection, guidance and discipline, insofar as their educational activities are concerned in each respective department.
If one is a business manager or a corporate official or employee, then those in his company or place of business lower in rank than his are one's subordinates.
If one is a bus or train driver, airline pilot or ship captain, then all passengers are his subordinates while they are in transit with him, together with his junior officials and staff.
If one owns hotels, flats, homes or rooms or any other place for rent or leasehold, then his tenants and lessees are his subordinates, only as regards those which pertain to their lessor-lessee relationship, but not beyond.
Municipal or city garbage men are one's legal authorities insofar as the collection of garbage is concerned, especially as regards enforcement of proper disposals thereof. They are YÁOHU UL's servants to enforce and maintain sanitation and cleanliness in the community.
In a typical business corporate model, the usual source of authority are the shareholders who annually appoint the members of the board of directors, which then appoints the management officials who run the organization under its direction, supervision and control.
The management is answerable, accountable and responsible to the board of directors who in turn is responsible to the shareholders.
Your internet service provider (ISP) and the host of your WWW server site is one of your secular authorities to which YÁOHU UL expects you to show proper behavior and right attitudes, insofar as matters pertaining to the Internet are concerned, and not beyond, though.
The overall goal is to prevent the spread of evil and wickedness among subordinates; in other words, to promote virtue and conquer evil - because since the fall in paradise, man lost his direct spiritual connection and immediate subordination to YÁOHU UL.
This arrangement or setup has been established from the beginning. Remember also that YÁOHU UL gave all authority and power in trust, over all His creation, to Adam as the federal head of this planet Earth, and YÁOHU UL created Khavyáo (Eve) to be Adam's helpmate or auxiliary.
Directly above them both was YÁOHU UL Who is the Most High, the Almighty under which Adam was to function and perform his duties (as a gardener in YÁOHU UL's paradise, among others).
But then the fall of mankind in paradise occurred:
'YÁOHU UL placed the man in the Garden of Eden as its gardener, to tend and care for it.
But YÁOHU UL gave the man this warning: 'You may eat any fruit in the garden except the fruit from the Tree of Conscience - for its fruit will open your eyes to make you aware of right and wrong, upright and bad. If you eat its fruit, you will be doomed to die.'
And YÁOHU UL said, 'It isn't all right for man to be alone; I will make a companion for him, a helper suitable to his needs.'
So YÁOHU UL formed from the soil every kind of animal and bird, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever he called them, that was their name. But still there was no proper helper for the man.'
Then YÁOHU UL caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and took one of his ribs and closed up the place from which He had removed it, and made the rib into a woman, and brought her to the man.' - Genesis 2:15-22
But when ha-satán beguiled Khavyáo, who in turn seduced Adam, at which point Adam and Khavyáo rebelled against YÁOHU UL and implicitly submitted under the serpent's dominion, then began ha-satán's active usurpation of Adam's power and authority on earth.
'The serpent was the craftiest of all the creatures YÁOHU UL had made. So the serpent came to the woman.
'Really?' he asked. 'None of the fruit in the garden? YÁOHU UL says you must never eat any of it?'
'Of course we may eat it,' the woman told him. 'It's only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not to eat. YÁOHU UL says we mustn't eat it or even touch it, or we will die.'
'That's a lie!' the serpent hissed. 'You'll not die! YÁOHU UL knows very well that the moment you eat it, you will become like Him, for your eyes will be opened - you will be able to differentiate virtue from evil!'
The woman was convinced. How lovely and fresh looking it was! And it would make her so wise!
So she ate some of the fruit and gave some to her husband, and he ate it too. And as they ate it, immediately they became aware of their nakedness, and were embarrassed. So they tied fig leaves together to cover themselves around the hips.
That evening, they heard the sound of YÁOHU UL walking in the garden; and they hid themselves among the trees.
YÁOHU UL called Adam, 'Why are you hiding?'
And Adam replied, 'I heard You coming and didn't want You to see me naked. So I hid.''
'Who told you you were naked?' YÁOHU UL asked. 'Have you eaten fruit from the tree I warned you about?'
'Yes,' Adam admitted, 'But it was the woman You gave me who brought me some, and I ate it.'
Then YÁOHU UL asked the woman, 'How could you do that?'
'The serpent tricked me,' she replied.
So YÁOHU UL said to the serpent, 'This is your punishment: You are singled out from among all the domestic and wild animals of the whole earth - to be cursed. You shall grovel in the dust as long as you live, crawling along on your belly. From now on you and the woman will be enemies, as will your offspring and hers. You will smite his heel, but he will crush your head.''
Then YÁOHU UL said to the woman, 'You shall bear children in intense pain and suffering; yet even so, you shall welcome your husband's affections, and he shall be your ruler.'
And to Adam, YÁOHU UL said, 'Because you hearkened to your wife and ate the fruit when I told you not to, I have placed a curse upon the soil. All your life you will toil to earn a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you shall eat its grasses. All your life you will sweat to subdue it, until your dying day. Then you will return to the ground from which you came. For you were made from the ground, and to the ground you will return.''
The man named his wife 'Khavyáo' (meaning 'The life-giving one'), for he said, 'She shall become the mother of all mankind'; and YÁOHU UL clothed Adam and his wife with garments made from skins of animals.
Then YÁOHU UL said, 'Now that the man has become as we are, knowing virtue from bad, what if he eats the fruit of the Tree of Life and lives forever?'
So YÁOHU UL banished him forever from the Garden of Eden, and sent him out to farm the ground from which he had been taken.
Thus YÁOHU UL expelled him, and placed mighty angels at the east of the Garden of Eden, with a flaming sword to guard the entrance to the Tree of Life.' - Genesis 3, Holy Scriptures
Only in active and full submission to YÁOHU UL and His Word became flesh (YAOHÚSHUA) can one fully recover all dominion, power and authority which YÁOHU UL originally gave Adam before the fall of humankind. Please see Romans 5:12-21, Holy Scriptures.
Note that part of YÁOHU UL's penalties to both Adam and Khavyáo is the woman's continual attempt to usurp authority from the man, and to be equal with him, though she was only created to be of help and support to the man, originally.
After the fall, mankind began establishing their own human systems of government and city administrations, because they were already spiritually severed from the All-Powerful One, YÁOHU UL.
It was only through the permissive will of YÁOHU UL that man-made governments and kingdoms were established, since Adam had already rebelled against Him.
What happened subsequently?
Let's proceed to receive more scriptural wisdom and knowledge in the NEXT segment of these spiritually-awakening guidelines now....