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United Nations election monitors … in America. Voting machines defaulting to Obama. Non-citizens registered to vote. The possibility of a computer virus stealing the election.
All of these things have a great possibility of stirring up fear in our hearts and minds, but ultimately we must remember that God is in control.
But that is where things get a little troubling. You see, throughout the Bible, God gave the people the leadership (be it kings or judges) that they wanted and/or deserved. God gave Israel wicked judges when the people went astray, following after their own ways. When they repented and turned back to Him, he brought them righteous judges who restored the land. They sought a king because everyone else around them had kings, so even though it was not God’s will for them, He gave Israel a king. The people forsook the Sabbath and forgot God, so He sent them into captivity under Babylon and then Persia. And the story goes on.
Our founders understood this when time and again they made statements that indicated that our country could only remain a free and blessed people as long as the people of this country were self-governed by their own private morality that came from a deep faith in God.
“The foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality … the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained…” (George Washington)
“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams)
“Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God?” (Thomas Jefferson)
There can be no doubt that these beliefs came directly from the scriptures which state:
“At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or I might command locusts to devour your crops, or I might send plagues among you. Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)
This nation has allowed the murder of 54 million babies and made it sound like a medical procedure. We have removed God from every part of public life. We have a church (i.e. Body of Christ – not any particular church) where every form of sin is statistically the same as it is for unbelievers. We elect leaders to pad our pockets instead of protect our freedom. Four years ago, we elected a president who has forsaken Israel, mocked God at every opportunity, and instituted a “health care” system that will provide free abortions to anyone who wants them.So, I ask, what kind of government do we deserve? While the people will be justifiably outraged if we have an election stolen, or God forbid a government takeover at some point, do we really deserve any less?
The previous scripture tells us that when we see judgment, if we who are God’s people will humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from our sin, He will hear us and heal our land. I urge you, brothers and sisters in Christ, to take this seriously. Judgment does not begin with unbelievers, but in the house of God, with the people that are called by His name.
If we want to save this great nation, if we want to keep the freedom that so many died to get and many more have died to keep, if we want our children and grandchildren to know the America that we have known, then we must repent. Not just on behalf of our nation, but for our own sins. We must see the things coming and realize that it is something that God is allowing in order to get our attention and we must return to Him!
Go out and vote for righteousness, but when you return home get on your knees and pray like never before because that is what it is going to take to rescue this nation from the grip of the enemy.