By the time this blog posts the 2016 election will be in the books.
While most of us have deep concerns about what will happen to our Republic under the leadership of either candidate. As Christians we need to make the choice not to accept the prognosis that we are doomed. Regardless of the outcome of this election, we must remember three things in the days to come.
I. We Are Blessed In Any Outcome
Our blessings and our hope are not found in a political party. We need to tune out the junk and listen to what the Bible has to say about our present age.
God called Christians to carry the message of hope and change. At what point did the government take the message of hope and change from Christianity? When we work as agents of change, even if it’s just in one life, we are blessed.
Yes we may have to serve Him under persecution for a time, but if that is what God requires to bring revival to America would it be worth it?
II. We Are Secure In Any Outcome
One of the big concerns with the outcome of this election is the next appointments to the Supreme Court. Both parties see the other side as a threat that will limit or end their freedoms.
With the current make up of the court, the right nominee could deal a severe blow to our religious freedoms. The thing we must remember is that a Supreme God, not a Supreme Court directs our religious activities. There may come a time like Peter and the Apostles where we have to take this position:
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
If and when that time comes, we need to trust in faith that nothing will touch us that has not first passed through the hands of God. We will never be more secure than that.
III. We Are Confident In Any Outcome
Regardless of where the vote falls, roughly 50% of this nation faces disappointment in the outcome. Our candidate may or may not have won, but either way we still have some biblical responsibilities.
I Timothy 2:2 (Pray) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
If we prayed as much as we condemned where would we be? We are to trust that the heart of the King (President) is in God’s hands to move and to change.
Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
If we believe either candidate is beyond the reach of God’s grace, mercy and wisdom, we are wasting our life serving a very distorted version of an all-powerful God.
At the end of the day it is a blessing to live in this great country regardless of who is leading it. Lets covenant together to pray for America and its new President in the days to come. They will certainly need our prayers.