Hopefully by now those of we Americans who are so disposed have our patriotic passions fully under control! I’ve never had so many emails and social media posts over the last few weeks IN ALL CAPS PREDICTING THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!
Seriously? Can we Americans and western believers get a grip here?
Do we believe God is absolutely sovereign? Do we? I think not….by the actions and fear that most professing Christians exhibit by God’s election of Barack Obama.
That the Ancient of Days, as brother Daniel called Him, and His omnipotent power is beyond all possible human comprehension? That He’s already in the future with us? Oh, we of little faith?
Or are we more like the pagans who are so filled with unholy fear worrying about things yet to come? Or perhaps we’re too worried about our comfort here in this place called earth, and not acting like an alien and stranger?
Even Cal Thomas, that bastion of far, far right ultra conservative, always Republican, American Jesus, rule-the-world Christian types has seen the light. (See his enlightening repentance and caterpillar-to-butterfly type metamorphosis: A DIFFERENT PATH FOR CHRISTIANS & POLITICS – by CAL THOMAS [AT THE BATTLE FRONT 97])
(See also www.WalkWorthy.org/politics for a series of kingdom based articles and content.)
People asked me who was going to be elected.
I told them I believed wholeheartedly “whoever God chooses.” Good to remember:
For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Romans 13:1
Shouldn’t we try something clearly obedient from the lips of Jesus like loving our enemy? I heard about a pre-teen Christian child just this week that they hoped Obama would be assassinated.
That didn’t take long.
Who do you suppose gave them that demonic notion? Her parents and other W Bush zealots?
I also heard from a close brother this week who reported that for 8 years some time ago all he heard was Clinton bashing. And the first week George W. was in office the plea was now “let’s pray for the President.” Will history repeat itself? God forbid! Prayer is a great tool.
But I wonder what the Father thinks about hypocritical prayers. You ought to see the email I get from many of our brethren around the world. They view this excessive patriotic idolatry from we American Christians with a combination of a-musement, sadness, deep fear over our true spiritual condition, and sarcasm.
A long, long, long time ago a well known powerful leader assumed wrongly he had the last word about those under his control. Fortunately for us, an even more well known and powerful leader rebuked his detractors theology right to his face:
So Pilate said to (Jesus), “You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.” John 19:10-11
So who “elected” Obama?
Out of pure, devoted, and gracious merciful love as He judges America and the world in perfectly pure and holy righteousness. It was His choice for us all along. And His choices are always best.
And He’s not even a Democrat. Nor an American. Can we imagine that?
He is SO SO much bigger than all this geopolitical patriotism. He also put in power Clinton, and Chavez, and the late Saddam Hussein. Even Adolf Hitler, who conveniently arranged the murder of 6,000,000 Jewish human beings – God’s chosen people. All for His purposes. I don’t pretend to understand, but I want to obey and please the Master anyway no matter what.
Don’t we all?
What was God’s reasoning for these election results? I have a sincere leading, and you might too. Time will tell.
What if we Americans would put half the effort into intense fasting and prayer for all the Kingdom issues that please the Father as we did with late election shenanigans? He probably would have already sent Jesus back to earth for us all!
I saw in the news a quote by a prominent mega church pastor who is politically involved hook, line, and sinker. He stated with apparent great disappointment that God always answers prayer but often not the way we want. Amen, and a good thing He does it that way, no?
Let’s get way beyond the only two “below the belt” concerns that most American Christians seem to concentrate on: abortion and homosexuality. These are worthy issues, but there’s dozens of others too.
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. 1 Peter 2:17
Honor the king, His Word says. And when Peter wrote that Nero was the guy who had Christians dipped in paraffin wax and setting them on fire alive during his garden parties. Imagine the smell of burning human flesh.
Some might ask who won my vote this time. I don’t vote for the “lesser of two evils.” Why, that would be unholy behavior to vote for any evil, no?
What about you and your family and church?
It’s all under His control. It’s all in His time. It’s all the way He wants it. Any time is a good time to repent I’ve found personally. God bless George Bush, and cause him to repent and be saved from the American Jesus.
And God especially bless Barack Obama. He’s going to really need it.
Especially with all the unloving hate and prayerlessness he’ll now receive from the “American Jesus” worshipping, Republican voting, self-professed evangelical, institutionalized as well as house church American Christians who closely follow the Max Lucado-Dave Ramsey-George W. Bush-John Maxwell church ‘brand.’
Will you now join with me over the next 4 years to faithfully beg and beseech the Father and God’s Son through His Spirit for this man’s soul, and for his wife, and for his precious daughters who desperately need Christ? By their fruit you shall know them…
Because if you, as an American, voted for George W. Bush and/or John McCain – Sarah Palin (Sarah Palin? Are you kidding me?), chances are you’ll never utter a prayerful word of honor or kind merciful salvation for Obama and his equally lost family.
And God, your Master, would consider that a sin, wouldn’t He, when you prayed so diligently for Bush while ignoring you current earthly ‘king?’
Can we say ‘hypocrite?’
Be holy in all your behavior, the ancient writings proclaim.
Your friend and brother in fighting the good fight,
Saints, we’re one day closer to Home, and Him! Love Him wholeheartedly!
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