A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY OF WITNESSING TO THE WORLD
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
The Apostle reminds us that at a time of apostasy, at a time of gross godlessness and irreligion, when the very foundations are shaking, one of the most striking manifestations of the lawlessness is “disobedient to parents” (2Ti 3:2)…When will the civil authorities learn and realize that there is an indissoluble connection between godlessness and a lack of morality and decent behav-ior?…The tragedy is that the civil authorities—irrespective of which political party is in power—all seem to be governed by modern psychology rather than by the Scriptures. They all are convinced that they can deal with unrighteousness directly, in and by itself. But that is impossible. Unrighteousness is always the result of ungodliness, and the only hope of getting back any measure of righteousness into life is to have a revival of godliness That is precisely what the Apostle is saying to the Ephesians and to ourselves (Eph 6:1-4). The best and the most moral periods in the history of this country, and every other country, have always been those periods that have followed mighty religious awakenings. This problem of lawlessness and lack of disci-pline, the problem of children and of youth, was just not present fifty years ago as it is today. Why? Because the great tradition of the Evangelical Awakening of the 18th century was still operating. But as that has gone, these terrible moral and social problems are coming back, as the Apostle teaches us, and as they have always come back throughout the running centuries. Present conditions therefore demand that we should look at the Apostle’s statement. I believe that Christian parents and children, Christian families, have a unique opportunity of witnessing to the world at this present time by just being different. We can be true evangelists by showing this discipline, this law and order, this true relationship between parents and children. We may be the means under God’s hand of bringing many to a knowledge of the Truth. Let us therefore think of it in that way.
From life in the Spirit in Marriage,Home&Work:An Expostion Of Ephesians 5:18 to 6:9
Welcome to what I hope to show here is a glimpse into the life of a wife, mother and women whose life is on a journey to complete physical and mental separation from the world, it's anti-christ system and learning how to walk in obediance on a daily basis.
Who am I? Well I guess I would have to say I am a person who is walking out my salvation with fear and trembling. I am a woman that wants to be a Godly wife, mother and friend and who daily trust God to help me die to self. My husband and I are in a process of separation from worldly ways. We believe as well that God had a plan from the beginning of time and we have departed from that plan and are living the consequences of that. A Biblical Agrarian lifestyle is what God ordained from the beginning of life and His word shows clearly that He wants us to live the way He designed us to live . We believe in the elect of God. We believe in a sovereign God who is in complete control. Life is process driven, not purpose driven. We walk each day in the mercy of God and believe only He can change a heart and draw man unto himself.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
2 Co 6:17-18
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
“Wherein lies then the maintenance of God’s order in the family? The answer to this question is found in both Ephesians and Colossians. (Eph. 5: 22-33, Eph. 6: 1-9; Col. 3: 18-25, Col. 4: 1.) The husband is the head, and as such has to act as God’s vice-regent, to govern not according to his, but according to the divine will. The authority put into his hands is from the Lord, and it is his to wield for Him, and it cannot therefore be delegated to another. The wife is in subjection to her husband, even as the Church is subject to Christ, the husband on his part having to love his wife even as Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself for it. The responsibility of children is to obey their parents in the Lord. Their obedience is to be absolute, qualified only by the condition — in the Lord. Servants have likewise to obey their masters, parents and masters having on their side their respective obligations.
With these instructions before us, it is easy to perceive that if the wife govern instead of the husband, or if the children are permitted to have their own way, to please themselves instead of living in subjection; or if, again, servants are allowed to govern the household, it could not be productive either of blessing, harmony, or happiness. No; the pathway of blessing is the pathway of obedience in the several spheres we are called upon to fill. And when this is acknowledged by the various members of a family, that household becomes a testimony for God in a scene where all have departed from Him — a bright circle of light in the midst of surrounding darkness, and an anticipation of millennial blessing when the Lord’s authority shall be acknowledged throughout the whole world.”
E. Dennett, God’s Order, Published in The Christian’s Friend, vol. 9,(1882), p.225