I jest but truthfully, I really do grieve in my heart. I see so many believers put their trust in the political system thinking that they are able to legislate revival and morality as long as they get the right man into office.
Please realize, I am not telling you not to vote. We all need to be out tomorrow fulfilling our civic obligation. I feel we should participate in our world as long as what we are being asked to do does not contradict the Scripture. We do have to be active in our community. So take note, No one is advocating abdication from our civic responsibility.
I am however not of the belief that the system that this present world has set up is inspired by God nor endorsed by God. There are too many compromises that are realized in order to live in a democratic society. We have to be willing to except majority rule over God’s rule.
This is why the will of God cannot be realized in our world. God’s way is exclusive. He will not make room for any other system, no matter how lofty it appears. God is not a Democrat or a Republican. He’s not even a Tea Party member.
Last Saturday night I went to the Mass Citizens right to life banquet where I was asked to give the invocation. A lovelier group of people you could not have met. They are active in the political system. They try and change the legislature to reflect a pro-life agenda. I agree with everything they are doing; yet, that being said, even if they do overturn Roe V Wade, which I pray, it still does nothing to change the hearts of men.
I want to see babies saved as much as anyone. But we must realize that in spite of all the good work they are doing our goal has got to be the salvation of men so that their hearts will change first. We can only go so far in this worlds system. We can’t legislate the Kingdom of God on this earth. We can only preach the word so that His Kingdom will reign in the hearts of men.
The Scripture teaches us...
1Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Corinthians 1
20Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 3
18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God.
12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
It is imperative that we know who our enemy is. We also need to know the subtlety of his ways and not be distracted from the real battle. God Himself is not a fan of any world system. They are all foolishness to Him. All theses systems will pass away and only God and His Kingdom will stand. I am sorry to inform you America will not be around when the New Jerusalem comes out of Heaven. And when His kingdom comes at that time we don’t get to vote.
27Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
This world and its failed systems are not what we are called to put our trust in. Soon we will be out of here. This world is not our home. It is only a temporary stop over on the way to eternity. The world does not know us. But I am sure glad that Our God does.
1 John 3
1See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.