In just 5 days our country will have elected a president for the next four years. Votes will be cast but the result will be from the Lord (Prov. 16:33). I don’t mind that kind of paradox considering the alternative: You vote and God is not sovereign and we are on our own.
So I will vote and believe that God is so good and just that he will do what is best for his glory, which may not bode well for America because God is not building America, but the Church. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ that God has his eye on and the gathering in of the elect – “and then the end will come.” This is why I can have hope no matter what happens.
Dear voter, Believe that Jesus is Coming Back with His Government on His Shoulder:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of host will do this.” (Isa. 9:6-7).
If the wrong guy gets elected – the Church is not doomed: Jesus is Coming with His Government to establish over all the earth.
If the right guy gets elected – the Church is not victorious: Jesus is Coming with His Government to establish over all the earth.
The success of the Church and your present godliness and your future glorification is not dependent on what happens next week. That was settled “on a hill far away – the old rugged cross.”
My hope is in the Return of the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth!
Hi Ivan! Thank you for writing this! We’ve been having a lot of interesting discussions lately about the upcoming election and you’ve summed up so well what we’ve been trying to say! 🙂