When we think of government, we often miss the much larger picture the Bible paints of the physical and spiritual worlds blending together. In this message, I look at Romans 13 (which is often misapplied for people to endorse anything their favorite political leader does) and set it in the larger cosmological landscape of the Bible.
There are two major streams of the prophetic in the church today. One form is of a more supernatural perspective, where God speaks to people and they speak out his word. The other form is of a more natural perspective, where the poor are preached about and actions are taken to provide for them. But these two streams shouldn't be separated. If God truly is supernaturally speaking to us, he will at some point speak to us about the poor. The prophetic life is both supernatural and natural—preaching and action.