I have commented on this topic previously, but it was in the context of the our nation as a whole. Last night I realized that it very specifically applies to us as individual Christians. Like many of you I was very hopeful that Trump would win a second term. Based on some things I heard I believed that Trump may have been chosen by God to facilitate this nation turning back to God. That was my hope, but we need to keep history before us. God is loving, but He is also Just.
When God made his covenant with Abraham He promised certain blessings He would bestow upon the nation that Abraham would father. God built a hedge of protection around Israel, but, while that covenant would last forever, that hedge would be removed if Israel rebelled against Him. And that’s exactly what happened. Despite the warnings of the prophets, Israel drifted farther and farther from God. By the 8th century BC, they had purged God from their national life, mocked and persecuted the tiny faithful remnant and replaced God with idols of all sorts. They were even sacrificing their own children to the pagan god Baal. In 732 BC The Assyrians attacked and destroyed Samara (Israel’s capitol) and carried off many of the inhabitants.
They did not respond to this by turning back to God. When the time came to rebuild, they arrogantly vowed to rely on their own strength. This is recorded in Isaiah 9 : 9 &10. They were pronouncing judgment upon themselves. The Assyrians attacked Israel again and utterly destroyed the nation. Most of the Jews were carried away into slavery.
How does this apply to Christians in the context of this election? I see many postings on Facebook about praying for God to give Trump the victory despite the election fraud. But have we looked to politicians, lawyers and judges to provide this “miracle?” What we really need to do is pray in complete obedience to God and depend on God completely to provide that “miracle.” God’s power to work His will does not depend on the tools we wield. The power of Satan is far reaching but not infinite. The deep state could be bribing, blackmailing or extorting politicians, lawyers and judges. The recent revelations of a Chinese “honeypot” helping Rep. Swalwell could be the tip of an iceberg of evil power. I am not saying we should not be in the struggle against the deep state. We Christians must simply turn this completely over to God to produce a “miracle” according to His Will – whether that be another term for Trump (which I personally believe and pray it is) or to chastise us for turning away from Him. As I jokingly posted before, the election could be settled by a meteorite or, more seriously, God’s angels could visit members of the electoral college. We Christians think in human terms, but God is not limited. Surrender yourself to God’s Will in this election. Nothing else counts.
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