Alright fine I am going to do this. I am tired of hearing about “Trump” this and “Hillary” that. “If they are a man/woman of integrity or a christian, we will be good”. You know what!? I am about to lay it all down. Here is the truth of the matter…
History Lesson First
Let us take a good look at Israel. She has had many Kings rise and fall. Some who started out horrible and turned to God. Some who were “godly” and fell horribly.
King Saul. He was the first King of Israel. He was tall and handsome and get this..humble too. A perfect kind of leader…Right? Well, at first yes. Then he disobeyed God. He began offering sacrifices (which was a job for the priest to do, not the King) Course we know, that later, when David came around, we really got to see the evil side of King Saul. So here was a good leaders who started out great then fell horribly. And the kingdom suffered for it too.
King David. A “man after Gods own heart.” Okay I don’t have to go into all the details about his life. After all even worldly people know his story. But, he was called a “man after Gods own heart” because when he DID sin, he repented. He felt the guilt and shame. He knew he was unworthy. Here is a leader who fell a lot! Yet, God still used him and Israel was powerful “great again” because of him. What we get from King Davids reign…is we remained humble, He sought God, (even after he messed up), and He sought godly council. He did his best to keep God first.
I can see how you may think buy me referencing “great again” you maybe thinking I am endorsing someone. I am not. I am simply saying that If our leaders put God first, keep Him first, put godly people around them God will bless this nation.
Israel had them the good and the bad. You can check out 1 Kings if you wanna read more. The point is..just because they may appear “godly” they may not be once they are in the position of the office. And unless they keep God first the nation will fall.
Are we doomed?
It does not take a man/woman to make a nation great. It is God who makes the nation Great. We Christians have been so swept up in the politics this year..that we are not seeing clearly. We wanna “stick it” to the other side so bad that we are not thinking as a christian. I have seen so many Christians defend why they are choosing one over the other and it is not a valid argument.
Whether you want to think this or not, if you are a christian, you are a christian first!! Then an American. So if you want to vote, you have to vote based on how God speaks to you. You seek Him first.
I know ultimately God is in control. He makes a man/woman rise and fall. And if you know scripture you know things WILL get worse as the Lords Day draws near.
I urge you to PRAY first. Seek God hard and fervently on who you should vote for. Remember this verse, Matthew 24:24 “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.“ Even those we see as having wisdom in the Lord could fall and be led astray. In so doing, support those that seem they should not support. That is why we need to seek God for wisdom. We have to follow God for ourselves and follow his direction.
But note this:
NO matter who gets voted in…we should not fear. God is with us. No matter what bills or laws are passed that is against everything we believe in..we shall not be moved, God is with us. No matter if they take our Bibles(which you should be memorizing because this will happen) God is with us. If they throw us in prison or beat us..God is with us. We shall not be moved or shaken. These things will come.
Endure till the end.
Stand firm. Remember the stories in scripture of people just like us:
Joseph was imprisoned falsely. Daniel was thrown in the Lions Den for praying to God. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendigo was put into a fiery furnace for not bowing to an idol, Jesus was crucified for healing, forgiving others, spreading the kingdom of heaven. Peter was thrown into prison for preaching. Stephan was stoned for preaching. Paul a citizen of Rome..had his “rights” ignored and thrown into prison for casting out a demon. All throughout the new testament we see this happen a lot to Christians. Being beaten, stoned, put in prison…and so much more a worse of death than we can imagine. All because of their faith. But do not grow faint brother and sister…
They endured. It was worth it all. They knew God was with them. It is worth it!! Always remember God is with us!!
No matter what path our nations takes. WE Christians know where our hope is in.