Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Mighty Hand Compels Him

But I know that the king of Egypt will not let go unless a mighty hand compels him.  So I will stretch out my hand…After that, he will let you go” Exodus 3:19-20.
The LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia…” Ezra 1:1.

As the LORD had declared, Nebuchadnezzar removed all the treasures from the temple of the LORD and from the royal palace, and took away all of the gold articles that Solomon king of Israel had made for the temple of the LORD” 2 Kings 24:13.

As many of you are aware I am not very politically minded and dread upcoming elections requiring my vote.  May I just state that I praise God daily that His call upon my life was not politics!  I understand the need for a political system in place but do not understand how Christians can go after each other so vehemently. 

Throughout the Bible we have verse after verse that shows God’s sovereign and permissive will advancing through whomever is in leadership.  More times than not, kings reigned with overt and blatant sin against God.   Kings in power were used by God in accomplishing His will every time – no matter who was exalted as the head of the kingdom.  It didn’t matter which gods they promoted, God had the final say.  He changed the hearts of kings, moved the hearts of kings and brought down kings. 

With our candidates there are disturbing elements in all camps because mankind operates from a flesh heart.  I saw a book the other day that I would love to get called ‘Jesus for President.’ In a political temperature that is rising to no nation under God, Christians must do their part in displaying Christ-like character throughout this election. 

God, the King of kings, will put into place the person He has already chosen to carry out the next four years for our nation.  Whoever sits in Washington will be used by God, purposed by God and will only be given the appropriate power God allows.  Our prayers should be with God as head of nation and every person voted in as His vessels to accomplish His will.  No man or woman will act without the permissive will of God.

We must vote for Jesus as President and allow Him to guide our hearts for the November election.  Most importantly we must approach the election with the character of Christ when dealing with conflicting opinions.  After all, if we don’t look any different than the non-Christians during this election what good is our faith?

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