Recently in a phone conversation I had with a very close friend of mine as we were parsing some of the recent political hogwash being slung back and forth and bemoaning the possibility of an Obama Presidency she said something like this to me, “well, God IS sovereign and besides we know it all ends badly.”
Me: Are you saying God has this election written down in eternal time and there’s really no choice in the matter?
She: No, I’m just saying we know in the end all things will turn out badly and maybe this is just part of it.
Me: Yes, we know that at the end of time all things will start to go badly and then will end up badly before Jesus returns but we don’t know that this election has to be part of all that. And as long as we have choices to make we must fight for the right choice.
She: Oh, I agree with that I was just thinking if the election goes in the direction of Obama maybe the result is part of the end of days.
Me: If Obama gets elected the end will probably be closer than we know but as long as we have breath I believe it is our responsibility to stand for righteousness. Jesus told us that in the final judgment all the NATIONS (He was talking about nations not individuals) will be called before Him and then separated out --- the sheep from the goats.
So we are responsible as Christians to pray for our nation and do everything possible to make sure our nation goes in the right direction.
“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. Matthew 25: 31-34 NLT
My deep desire for the United States of America is that we remain a sheep nation. A nation that follows after the principles our founding fathers lay forth. I personally believe God will end up sovereign ruler over all in the new earth but until Jesus comes back for us, as His children, we must take responsibility to see that our rights as a nation are not stripped away from us. Keep government on the side of the people!
If Obama is elected I am seriously suspect of his motives and his extreme far left views on every level. I believe he is bent on altering so many of the conservative values we hold dear.
Let’s not give up, folks. Let’s not write off this election to God’s sovereignty. Let’s not quit working hard because we have the mistaken theology that His sovereignty overrules our choices. Why do you think He told us to occupy until He comes back? There’s much work to be done.
Side note: Do you know I can’t find in the Bible the word sovereign to describe God except in a description of Jesus and His return... it comes right after we are admonished to fight the good fight of faith and keep the commandments until the return of Jesus.
We live in the greatest land in the world with the most innovative, hard-working, resourceful, business-minded, pioneering people in the world. A Republic-- a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote.
Let’s keep our heads up and keep looking to God to move upon the hearts of all Christians to see the TRUTH. Pray that every Christian and every citizen who holds freedom dear to see the issues clearly.
To quote Gary Bauer: “The bottom line: Do not despair. Don’t buy the Big Media line. It is still a close race and our future is at stake.”
A vote for McCain is a vote against Obama and his radical, socialist agenda.
Remember the words of Senator McCain’s closing remarks at the RNC convention: “Fight with me. Fight with me. Fight for what’s right for our country. Fight for the ideals and character of a free people. Fight for our children’s future. …Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight.”
A side note: Go to The Heritage Foundation ... Leadership for America for conservative political report cards. This election is about many elected officials. We need to be sure we are informed.
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