To be or not to be…

This is what I hear all the time from Christians, “I’m not political, i just can get into that, politicians lie all the time, my vote doesn’t matter anyways, I’m tired of politicians promise one thing and when in office they change their mind” Have you heard one or all of these from Christians you know?

The question:

Should a Christian be involved in politics(voting, raising funds for a politician, promoting one, etc)?

Yes. Here’s why. As a Christian-American we have the ability to have our voice be heard. Through the last few years we have seen our traditions and values be taken from us.What once was a christian nation has now been a melting pot of all kinds of compromise. We have seen how those who oppose our ways make their voices heard and they have triumphed over us. Sure scripture says that in the last days,

2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV 

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.

We can understand why christian ways are being attacked. but do we stop standing up for what is godly and right? DO we stop preaching the word of God and the gospel message? NO!

Therefore, as a christian-American we must vote for someone who will stand up for us. As all Americans stand up and vote for what they believe, we too can do the same.

Why wouldn’t we, as a christian, want someone to lead us into the ways of the Lord. Did we forget what scripture says about a nation who serves the Lord? It will be blessed.

Also, having a leader that shares Christians values means they will support Israel. and we know what scripture says about that.

“And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:2-3

A nation that blesses Israel will be blessed. Our nation was founded on Judaeo-Christian beliefs. When our forefather set up our government with its laws and constitution, etc it was with the mind set of Christ and his teachings. (Side note: When we become a Christians we become part of the inheritance of Israel. Remember we are grafted into the vine. We become adopted in. Therefore, what is applied to Israel and its blessings also applies to us that follow after the Lord)

Since our nation has served the Lord, and made him the God of this land we have been blessed. For a leader to say “this is no longer a Christian nation” has brought disaster to our land. Have you noticed this has happened? Look at our stock market it has been horrible the last few years and weeks, specifically. Look at how many mass shootings there has been in the last 10 years. The things that were once looked down upon are now considered good. We have not been blessed as we once were.

There is a remnant that is here. They have been repenting for this country. God has not lifted his hand entirely….yet. However, if we, as a nation continues down this path and we do not humble ourselves before the Lord and repent, we will see an increase of disasters.

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

God is a good God. He will do whatever it takes for us to come back to Him. If it means going through a trial only to turn to Him, then so be it. He loves us that much.  We have seen “trials” come to our land with bad weather, poor leaders, economical and financial down fall. There is going to be a tipping point soon. It will be with a new leader.

We can see this all the time with the history of Israel. When she rebelled and turned from God, He would bring trials and situations(disasters) come there way to lead them back. The more they fought the longer the trial. Check out the book of Judges, in the Bible, for references.  But, when they humbled themselves God would raise up a leader and His favor would be on them again.

If we were to vote for someone that does not know the ways of the lord, who is not humbled himself/herself before the lord how do we expect our nation to be blessed again?

I am not going to share who I am voting for(although if you know me or see my tweets or facebook page you would know instantly.) However, I am going to encourage you to pray for discernment and clarity as to who you feel you should vote for. I would rather have one that has a right relationship with the Lord. Why? because their council will be the Lord and godly people.

The godly offer good counsel;
    they teach right from wrong.
They have made God’s law their own,
    so they will never slip from his path.

Psalm 37:30-31

If you are a christian who is reading this…

PRAY

ASK for discernment

VOTE for the one the represents You as a christian.

Only God can!

Know His love

faithhopelove

“11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 12:11-13

When I was unknowing about the Lord, I did as I pleased. I did as the world did. I felt content but not satisfied. But, when I came to know the Lord Jesus and what he did for me I felt like I never felt before. I began to think like Him. I began to speak like Him and live like Him. Now I see myself and I see who I am in Him. I am a child of God. I am His and He is mine. I have the authority to cast out demons, to lay hands on the sick so they will recover, to speak wisdom into peoples lives, to tell others about Him, and offer Hope.

I know nothing can move me! I am strong because I know Him. Because I have Him I know what it is to have faith that can move mountains, to have love that is unfailing  and unconditional and to give that to others.(1 John 4:7-8). Because I know Him I know my Hope is only in Him. For he sustains me, He completes me, He satisfies. When trials come I know He is by my side. I will not be moved.

With out His love I AM NOTHING!

With out His love I am nothing and I can DO… nothing! I am powerless, weak, always searching for what will make me “feel” better. Without His love I can not live right or do what is right. With out His love, should trials and tribulations come I fall.  I run to and fro searching and always wanting.

I need His love. I want His love.

With His love in me I can reach out to others give and still feel full.

His love gives me..

Faith

 He gives me

Hope

But if I do not have His love…

have neither Faith or Hope.

love

What is His love?

It is unfailing, unconditional(Psalm 86:15), and sacrificial(John 3:16). His love died on the cross for my sin, my shame, my healing, and my hope. When I accept what He has done for me I am overwhelmed.

I know I need Him in my life. I know I was bought, I was redeemed, and I know I am SAVED! There is none other.

With His love..

I AM FREE!!!

“So if the son sets you free, you are free indeed.” John 8:36

i am free

SATAN FEARS A FREE MAN/WOMAN.(Romans 8:37-39) Why?

  • A free person can say to Pharaoh “let my people go!”
  • A free person can say to a King, “i will not bow to your idol even if i die for it”
  • A free person  can call fire from heaven and say “here comes the rain!”
  • A free person can sit in prison  and praise the lord
  • A free person can be stoned to death and say they see the lord and have peace
  • A free person can walk through the valley of death and not fear but delight in Gods council and love.

I want to know His love …

faith-hope-love.jpg