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!

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