Friday, November 7, 2008

The die has been cast...

...and so was your vote at the polls on November 4, 2008. History was made as Barack Obama was named to be the new President of the United States of America. Congratulations to him, his family and of course to every Black American who is alive and those who fought so hard for human rights throughout history. The world will never be the same again.
Bravo! I'm glad to see that we are moving past that ugly part where the color of your skin defines who you are. Under God, we are ALL created equal.
Whether you agree with the election results or not, are happy or not: Barack Obama is still the next President.

Such is the law under God that states: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God..." (Romans 13:1-2 KJV)

There's more regarding this: "I exhort therefore that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty." (I Timothy 2:1-2 KJV)

These are just a couple of passages that we recently discussed in church before election day. The President is the President! According to the Scriptures, we are to acknowledge his leadership and obey the laws of the land. We are to pray for him, that he would be lead by God and do all that he can to uphold the Consitution and the laws of God.

Here's the rub: What happens if and when leadership skews away from the laws of our Lord? What do we do as the righteous when we witness our liberties and rights come under attack by the very leaders we recently elected into power?

PRAY! Pray like you've never prayed before. I believe that we live in one of the greatest countries in the world. Slowly and surely, what was great about this nation and what our brave men and women fought wars to protect is disappearing before our eyes. Evil is taking hold and things are changing.
What was one of the slogans of the recent campaign? "We need change!" Be careful what you wish for people, the change that is coming might not be what you voted for. I can see that several of our daily liberties and rights may be on the brink of elimination.
Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying that this new administration is without a doubt going to go to a dictatorship rivaling that of the Nazi's in the 1940's. I'm not saying that our previous President and cabinet did everything right in the eyes of God. The truth is, clearly some mistakes were made and we have to recover from them.
I'm saying that we need to be on our guard. The days of peace and security are FAR behind us. Read the Bible! What does it tell us about the latter days before Christ's Glorious Appearing?

"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come." (Matthew 24:6 KJV)

The Book of Revelations paints a very grim picture of future events also. I, for one, would like nothing better than to live my days out without all the bad stuff, but I know better. The end WILL come, and with it comes the wrath of the dragon. (Revelations chapter 13)

The hope and truth is that we will eventually be reunited with our Lord. The righteous shall live with Him for eternity and the devil will be cast into the lake of fire. (Revelations 20:1-3)

So, what's the point? Let's all get past the ridiculous rhetoric and warm and fuzzy feelings. The world is a dangerous place and we need to be ready when the bell tolls. For those who say that it's all misplaced fear: I hope the world continues on and the Lord delays his inevitable return.

But one day He'll come back and all things will change...forever.

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