Every believer in Jesus Christ is called to yield, to submit to domestic, civil, and ecclesiastical authority established by God. If the presiding authority is tyrannical, we have the obligation to resist and support reform. This was the position of the American colonists which led to the American Revolution.
A most valuable lesson to learn from our predecessors is the importance of creating a godly image. Of this, Jesus Himself said, “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14, 16).
“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you” Hebrews 13:17.
We know the end of the story – God wins, there is a new Heaven and a new earth, His people are preserved. Keep this in mind when your heart is filled with anxiety and trepidation about the things of this world. Since God is in control and His love for you is perfect, there is nothing of any real consequence to fear.