Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thoughts About The Election
With much thought about the election I talked to several people today for their input, most of them are disheartened with the election results on Tuesday, others, had a “who care attitude”. Most Christians people that I talked to did not see the nation as choosing Biblical values with the continuation of the present Obama administration, and are deeply concerned about the direction America is heading. They are right in their thinking and have a right to be disheartened. I was just as upset as anybody else and perhaps even a little mad to think that our deceiver president got re-elected. I was even more upset with the people who re-elected him.
I even found my self asking God how it could have happened. But then I realized that the Scriptures found in God's Word do not hold out for any kind of a political hope for our country or for the world either. Jesus is the only hope! The political vision and the views of the president and other leaders will become more and more consolidated and drawn together by the evil powers to be. Things will become much worse as our leader has a free hand in what he wants, which will in my opinion moves this country toward a system ruled by the anti-christ as we read in Revelation Chapter 13. We must remember it is not democrat against republican, liberal against conservative, or one race against another. It is good verses evil. Some people may not want to hear that, but it is the truth. Bible prophecy is getting ready to come to past.
Since our Lord gave us the great commission we are told to direct our attention at individuals. He said to go make disciples of all the nations, we should continue to focus on the individual lives which we can help to save before it is to late. Do not think that we are losing the battle because evil will still going to be in the White House. It was evil that voted him into the White House the first time and it was evil that voted him in the second time. I'm beginning to think these things must be, to fulfill scripture. The gates of Hell will not prevail against the Christian and what we do for Christ. His kingdom will most certainly come, as thousands and thousands have pray for. I read this story in an email I received and I believe it would be a good story to tell to make a point.
“A young man once went to the beach. There, he saw miles and miles of starfish washed up on the sand. “If these starfish stay out here during the heat of the day,” he thought, “they'll die.” So he began picking up one starfish at a time as he walked, and threw them one by one back into the ocean. An elderly man also walking along the shore approached him and said, “Do you mind if I ask young man, what are you doing?” “I'm throwing these poor starfish back into the ocean so they don't die in the hot sun,” the youth replied. “But what difference can you really make,” said the old man, “Look at this beach -- there are thousands, maybe millions, of starfish here!” The young man smiled as he threw yet another starfish into the sea. “Well -- it made a difference to that one!”
The Word of God says. It is faithfulness in the little things that the Lord rewards. Every person on this earth is precious and valuable to God. It is just a waste of time to cry over the political scene in Washington because we can do nothing about it. But it is not a waste of time to address the spiritual, emotional, or physical needs of the ones who suffer and need help. We need to keep being faithful in the small things and God will do the rest. He will do what He wants to this country. We can never stop the sins of our leaders and the people who voted for them by ourselves. It is time for every true Christian to put on the whole Amour of God. It is not the leaders in Washington that we are doing battle with. It is who controls them. It is with Satan himself that we do battle with.