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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Word of the Day

Theocracy

Main Entry: the·oc·ra·cy
Pronunciation: thE-'Ã-kr-sE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
Etymology: Greek theokratia, from the- + -kratia -cracy

1 : government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided

The word theocracy originates from the Greek theokratia "the rule of God" (Josephus), itself form Greek words (theos, of unknown origin, perhaps not Indo-European), God‚ and (kratein), to rule.

Biblical Theocracy means affirming the crown rights of the Lord Jesus Christ over every area of life.

We should distinguish between theocracy (the rule of God) and ecclesiocracy (the rule of the church).

*I bring this word before you because I am more grieved and desperate to see it manifested in my life and church than anything else.



Today I clearly see we can have no crown without a cross.

Psalm 60:1 O GOD, You have rejected us and cast us off, broken down [our defenses], and scattered us; You have been angry--O restore us and turn Yourself to us again!

(Amplified) O God, You have rejected us You have broken us;
You have been angry; O, restore us.


(NIV)You have rejected us, O God, and burst forth upon us;
you have been angry-now restore us!


Yes, burst forth upon us! We must have a move of your Spirit! We must!

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