All Forms of Government Are Bad

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What kind of government is the best? In school the children are taught that the form of government they are under is the best. … All of the different forms of government, from anarchy to absolute despotism, are according to the purpose of God. They are all bad insofar as they are not subject to God … [However] God does not make all authority bad now. He gives good rulers once in a while by way of change, because we need the contrasts … [But] It is their failure that fulfills God’s purpose.

KnochA.E. Knoch (1874-1965)
Unsearchable Riches, Volume 36, 1945
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The Divine Weaver

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My Life is but a weaving,
He does His work in me;
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily.

Oft times He weaveth sorrow,
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper,
And I the under side.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver’s skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.

I do not know what next may come
Or what the morrow brings:
But with the glad salute of faith,
I hail its open wings!

B.M. Franklin (1882-1965)
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Being Filled with God

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Every moment, on every level, in every dimension, God is creating and operating all existence. He needs nothing; rather, He creates needs in us, and then fulfills them, on a perfect schedule, with infinite wisdom. Filling us with Himself as faith and patience, we begin to enjoy Him as “All in all,” in His sweet time, on His perfect schedule, as He processes us through the death, resurrection, ascension, glorification and subjection of His son, resulting in pleasure to Him and delight to us. He has everyone right where He wants us, all the time, and He’s very good at what He’s up to.

Jeff Bohlender
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