The truth about elections.
Truth #1. God established that we should have government.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13:1
There can be no doubt that God’s plan for humanity included that we should have government. The Bible is plain on this subject.
Truth #2. According to the Bible we have certain rights and responsibilities to that government.
We are to be submissive to our government to the full extent that our relationship with Christ will allow. I Peter 2:13-14 and Titus 3:1 are two examples.
We should pray for our government and I believe we should participate in our government. We should participate in the national conversation and make our voice known by voting.
Truth #3. Elections do not always go our way.
The first election that I was fully aware of was 1976. I was terribly disappointed in the outcome. After that election I became accustomed to elections going “my” way. 1992 hit me hard! I remember exactly where we were when we heard the results of the 92 election.
1996, 2008 and now 2012 are some more elections that did not go my way. My guy lost. I was not enthused about “my guy” in most if not all of those elections but he was “my guy.” I was disappointed in the man that won each time and in each case he led the country down paths that I did not like. If President Obama is able to accomplish his stated goals this time I know I will not like it. Let's not even talk about my concerns about his real agenda. But…
Truth #4. We need to make sure that we keep the enemy in proper perspective.
There are spiritual forces at work. There is a real devil with a real agenda against all that is good and right. There are men in our world system that will do their dead level best to fulfill all of satan’s will. But man is not our enemy!
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) II Corinthians 10:3-4
President Obama is not my enemy. His policies are liberal. His tendencies are socialist. His loyalties are questionable. His intentions are debatable. He seems haughty, aloof, arrogant and proud. But even IF all of this is and much worse is true, President Obama is not the enemy.
We are not fighting flesh and blood! The enemy is not a person. The enemy is the devil! We must keep that in perspective.
Truth #5. God has a divine plan.
We must remember that. God has a divine plan. You do not know what that plan is. I do not know what that plan is. The president, your congressman, your senator, not even your mother knows what that plan is. But God has a divine plan.
Truth #6. God’s plan will prevail.
You can not side track God’s plan. The president can not side track God’s plan. A bad election can not side track God’s plan. A thousand bad elections can not side track God’s plan. God will prevail, my friend. God will prevail.
What is the truth about elections? The truth is they matter to us. They matter deeply and I think they should. But elections do not affect God. God was not voted out on November 6, 2012. God is still on the throne. God is still working His will in our lives. God still has the whole world in His hands, including you and me and President Obama. Thank God for that!
Hmmmmmmm...Have you been talking to Brother Dwain? Comparing notes? OK...We'll just chalk it up to great minds thinking alike!ReplyDelete
That's funny, Bro. Riggs! My mind in not in the same class as Bro. Galiher's great mind. I have enough mind to know that.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading and commenting.
I like the way you think. Good words of encouragement to help us keep perspective after such a discouraging event. I would only add this: It is, and has always been my belief, that we cannot blame the woes of our nation on Government, education, or any other of our favorite targets of blame.ReplyDelete
When the church gets down to business and becomes the watchman on the wall. When we are willing to truly stand in the gap and make up the hedge, our nation will experience a spiritual revolution or reformation. Such a revival may spark fires of persecution - it usually does. But when the fires of persecution flame higher, the fires of revival burn brighter.
This one thing we do know - Jesus is coming again...soon. The most important question is: Are you ready?
Amen Pastor Harris!Delete
Very well said my friend.ReplyDelete
No one could deny that our country has set a course that is contrary to God's law as revealed in the bible. Through our electoral process "we" (not all individuals, but "We The People"), have willfully supported sodomy and murder. God's judgment is sure to follow.
But alas, we are in the last day's and surely these things must come to pass. I voted, I've preached and prayed against the evils of our society, but evil men and seducers will continue to wax worse and worse. The pendulum is swinging and every tick ushers us closer to wrath and redemption.
Was I saddened by the results last night? Yes, utterly. What saddened me more however, was the comments of some who claim to be believers in Christ. I received one text which stated that if voters didn't take "him" out, maybe Seal Team Six would. WHAT KIND OF CHRISTIANITY IS THAT!?! How can we make those sentiments harmonize with our Lord's Sermon on the Mount? WE CAN'T! Worldliness goes deeper than our dress code. My prayer is that this election will serve as an alarm to the true church. We are called to prayer, not politics! Our citizenship is in heaven and our Sovereign is yet on His throne!
Are you ready!!!!!!!!! that is exactly what i am expecting from you. looking forward to the best government.ReplyDelete
Thank you Bro. Davy. Well said!ReplyDelete
"Happy is that people whose God is the LORD." Psalm 144:15
Thanks for the reminder that our Father has the final word. Very well said! I will share this.ReplyDelete
Thank you for all of the kind words.ReplyDelete
Appreciate those words. I was so disheartened by the results but this helps put it back into perspective. God truly is in control. What we need is an old fashioned, heaven sent, Holy Ghost, sin killing revival. It's in the hard times that people often turn to God.ReplyDelete
Amen Bro. Davy! I have a shout in my step any way. God has been to good to me!ReplyDelete