Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
Romans 13: 1
1LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God's appointment.
Twelve is a perfect number, signifying perfection of government, or of governmental perfection. It is found as a multiple in all that has to do rule.
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments.....
1 Corinthians 12: 28
So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.