THE LAST DAYS…

The Last Days are here…the 2012 Presidential Election will soon be history. Hallelujah! To be sure, the bickering won’t stop with the election results; no matter who wins the votes, the opposition will second-guess and criticize for the next four years.

Although I vote in every election, I confess I do not put my faith in any one political party or candidate to solve the complicated problems we face. If I wake up on November 6th to find that the “other guy” won, my hope for America and the future will not be shaken.

The psalmist David had the same confidence as I profess: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7). Call me crazy, but I’m putting my trust in the LORD God Almighty to see me through what ails our country and what may personally befall me. Does that mean I don’t think it matters who is elected? Yes and no.

What it means is that no matter who sits behind the desk in the Oval Office, God is still on His throne and sovereign over all. Leaders rise up and fall under God’s watchful eye. While many of them do not govern according to God’s will, ultimately, God’s purposes will be accomplished –unwittingly by them, and even in spite of them. God’s main purpose is that people would know Him.

When Pharaoh refused to free the Hebrews from their bondage, Moses delivered this message to him from God: I will send the full force of my plagues upon you and your officials and your people, so that you may know there is no one like me in all the earth. For by now I could have struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. But I have raised you up for this very purpose… (Exodus 9:13-16).
Daniel respectfully served King Nebuchadnezzar, but he knew Who was really in charge: He prayed, “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever… he sets up kings and deposes them” (Dan. 2:20, 21). “He sets up kings and deposes them…” Could that still be true today?
The early church was persecuted by the mad emperor Nero, yet the apostle Paul urged fellow believers “that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
There is a bigger plan, a bigger story than just who wins the presidency of the United States. Scripture tells us we are living in the last days – days that will culminate with Christ’s return to this earth.  The big question will not be “Did you vote for Barak Obama or Mitt Romney?” The question will be, “Did you choose Jesus?”
As believers, let our speech be so seasoned with grace that our political stances do not drown out the gospel. May we respect the office of the President, and be faithful to pray for him (Consider joining the Presidential Prayer Team). Be sure to vote, but please, also get down on your knees for this election and for the future and direction of our country…We are in the Last Days…

3 Comments

  1. Letitia Suk
    Oct 16, 2012

    Great perspective to be reminded of. Thanks, Kathy!

  2. jan s
    Oct 16, 2012

    I agree wholeheartly..”God is in control”,…so thankful He is!,,

  3. Deana
    Oct 20, 2012

    I really needed this Kathy. Politics can get so ugly sometimes. Knowing Our God is in control whoever wins the election is what I need to focus on.
    Thanks again for posting this at a most needed time.

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