The mid-term election is over. Men and women – candidates from every state – declared what they stood for and what they would do to improve our country…they all made promises.
We Americans, after looking for truth in those declarations made by the candidates, voted for who we thought would best serve our nation.
Will their political promises be kept? Track records reveal political promises made before elections have not always been kept after the election is finalized. Promises made…but unkept…indicate trust was broken. For any nation to succeed it must have trust in Someone…Someone who is fully truthful…
As Election 2022 comes to pass may we remember to praise His holy name, praise God for the nation He has given us to grow and abound in His presence. Praise Him for past and present leaders and for our 2023 leaders forthcoming for “he deposes kings and raises up others” as He chooses. Praise Him in advance for giving us wisdom to select our leaders just as He did Moses and the Eleven.
Americans, 64% of which proclaim to be Christian, can change the negative road our nation is traveling on in this next election.
Try as they might mainstream media and history books can not refute the truth: America acknowledges God’s providence. Documents referencing God’s providence are prevalent from the beginning stages of our emerging government and they are still available for review.
Many Founders such as the Pilgrims, those who did battle on American soil for freedom, and still others with occupations such as preachers, merchants, lawyers, and landowners who signed the Declaration Of Independence – were Christian. Of the 56 men who signed this historic document, nearly half (24) held seminary or Bible school degrees.
Clearly their instilled Christian faith affected the Founding Fathers as they referenced God in America’s birthing documents.
Since the beauty of Jesus’ resurrection, Christianity continues to expand beyond the walls of Jerusalem. Today, one-third of the world declares themselves Christian. In America that number is higher. According to a 2020 census on religion by the Public Religious Research Institute 70% of Americans claim themselves to be Christian…a follower of Christ.
America, this statistic can redeem our country! God gives Christians all power in Jesus’ name so through Jesus we can call to Him for healing.
God of the universe is a multitasker – He never stops working.
There are dominant works one can see that God does, like healing the sick or restoring relationships. We pray for positive outcomes to these unpleasant situations and feel blessed when we visually, emotionally, physically, or spiritually experience His response. But God also does works for us – everyday – works that we never bother to notice. Major works, works that sustain us and keep life easy.
Maybe we don’t notice these works because we didn’t specifically pray for them or, is it because we simply take them for granted?
Esteemed leaders come and go. They live their appointed time to accomplish a critical task then, by natural order, are gone. Some of the greatest leaders are called to forward a nation. Others are called to shepherd industries like science, education, business, or health. Their achievement may last; their being does not. Even religious leaders claim a last breath on earth (though One in particular regained His).
Once leaders depart, eventually, another leader emerges.
Though leaders differ in person and accomplishments they all have something in common:
Everything comes with instructions. If the goal is to achieve a satisfying outcome we follow instructions. Basic assembly instructions for a newly purchased gas grill or ceiling fan are found in booklet form in the box or are available online. To assure product success we read and follow instructions.
Americans know instructions are readily available online on how to play golf, drive a car, make lasagna, launder a dress, recover from a cold. Even basics on how to apply suntan lotion correctly and how to properly brush teeth are found in the cloud. Everything comes with instructions to follow in order to achieve a satisfying outcome.
So, Christian America, why aren’t we applying that same principle by following God’s instruction (also available in an online Bible) to heal our nation?
Though doubters deny the worthiness of Jesus they can not stop those who believe in our hearts Jesus is the son of God. Jesus is holy, His name is power, His majesty surpasses all understanding. Like stones are unstoppable at crying out to the Creator, doubters are unable to stop believers from shouting for joy at the sound of His name.
Luke 19:37-40 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
The Christian voice in America, over the years, has turned into a whisper. It’s happening in two ways:
Unbelievers are shouting louder than believers for their “constitutional right” to remove God from our beautiful country.
Believers remain quiet.
The current trend of keeping God out of all things American, the unbeliever’s view of separation of church and state, is not the plan our founders had when they birthed America. Of the 56 signers the Declaration of Independence, nearly half (24) held seminary or Bible school degrees. Our leaders had full understanding of the the need for God in America. Back in the day, they shouted those beliefs through America’s founding documents.
Last week I posted the need for American Christians to stop remaining quiet, to stop allowing elected officials to push America deeper into a pit of immorality. American Christians must understand the impact of remaining neutral. Remain neutral – being neither hot nor cold – is basically an affront to God.
Remaining neutral on topics that affect the stability of Christian freedoms and morals in America, for generations to come, offers no hope for a stable righteous America. If we remain neutral the bad guys win because no-one will be standing firm on God’s word. Neutrality never helps the victim, it enables the oppressor.
God is not neutral, He will not stand with those who do not claim Him.