If you are concerned and worried about the election and the spiritual condition of America, take time to read and meditate on the following passages from God’s Word.
Pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.” Matthew 6:10
It all starts with submission to God’s will and a desire for God to be glorified, and with an understanding that God knows what He is doing.
“For promotion cometh neither from the east nor from the west, nor from the south, for God is the judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Psalm 75:6-7
Understand that God is in charge; not the electorate. God uses the electorate to accomplish His sovereign will.
“Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee. The remainder of wrath He restrains.” Psalm 76:10
God never wastes the wrath of man nor allows them to carry out their wrathful, ungodly agenda, beyond His will. God never loses control of a situation.
“The Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it (even) the basest of men.” Daniel 4:17
God is the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. He uses evil man as well as good to accomplish His will.
“I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto Heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored Him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His Kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say, ‘What doest Thou?” Daniel 4:34-35
God humbled proud Nebuchadnezzar and he became a worshipper of the God of Israel. He was enabled to understand God and God’s ways in a way that many Christian’s today fail to understand Him.
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” Romans 13:1-2
Regardless of who is elected, God allowed it and ordained it. We must submit ourselves to God unconditionally and to human government conditionally, as long as human government does not command us to disobey God’s Word.
In that case, we must submit to God and accept the consequences, as Daniel’s three friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, did when they refused to obey King Nebuchadnezar’s order to bow down and worship his image. Daniel 3 tells the wonderful story of how they were cast into a fiery furnace and came out unscathed without even the smell of smoke on them. as recorded in Daniel 3.
In Daniel 4 we read the amazing story of how God changed the heart of Nebuchadnezzar and he became a worshipper of the one true God of Israel.
Years later, Daniel, himself also disobeyed the decree of Darius of Persia, prohibiting him to pray to God. In spite of the decree, Daniel continued to pray to God and for that he was cast into a den of lions. Read how God wonderfully spared his life and changed the heart of Darius.
As we read through the Book of Daniel, we have to be impressed with how God took Daniel, a young Israelite captive, who determined to be faithful to God as a young man, and used him to influence two empires, Babylon and Persia, for God’s glory.
God is looking for godly young men and women today whom He can use to impact nations for Him.
“If My people which are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin. and heal their land.”
II Chronicles 7:14
Here is a wonderful promise to God’s people in any age that if we will meet His conditions, He will heal our sin-sick nation. America, it’s not too late for us. But it all begins with Christians. We must be broken and repentant before God whom we have offended with our sins. When Christians get right with God, He will heal our nation.
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