What I did on November 8, 2016, was a Victorious Privilege!

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Yes, it’s true. On November 8 when the election of the President of the United States of America was taking place, I shared the gospel with a person whose life has been utterly ruined by sin. What a victorious privilege, that on the day that Americans were casting their vote for next leader of this country, I had an opportunity to speak about the most important person who has ever lived, and whose message is the only one that really counts, and whose claims of identity cost his own blood on a cross – Jesus Christ, Crucified.

What a juxtaposition?!?!

On the day that one of the most powerful offices on earth was up for a vote, I was able to share a message from the King of kings and Lord of Lords.

On the day that Americans decide the transfer of power, I was able to speak about the one person whose power can raise the dead to life.

On the day that Americans decide on how best to address our societal woes, I was able to share the one person who can and does restore all things and makes them new.

On the day that Americans make a choice for what they believe is the best path for security, I was able to share the one person who can forgive sins and grant security forever.

Yes, it’s true. I had the victorious privilege to share the unchanging glorious gospel of Jesus Christ that provides hope far beyond the life of America. And yes, I cast my vote at the ballot box. But I did so with a deep sense of peace that one day, the Prince of Peace will return and rule this earth with righteousness and justice.

My Future after this 2016 Presidential Election

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Not to diminish the seriousness of the moment, but if all you have in this life is this election, the World Series, the next great deer hunt, the prospects of a fulfilling career, or a new job, then your future may not be very hopeful. But, since Jesus Christ is Lord of lords, and King of kings, then the future is very hopeful after this election. This is what John saw when he saw Jesus:

And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10

No one is worthy but Jesus alone to unleash judgment upon the earth (read the seals beginning in chapter 6). This is good news because we all want justice. But it’s bad news for all those whose lord in this life was this election, the World Series, the next great deer hunt, the prospects of a fulfilling career, or a new job . . . or anything else. But here comes the gospel: Jesus ransomed from the slave market of sin, a definite and particular group of people from every tribe, language, people group, and nation. He has made this group his bride (chapters 21 and 22); they are a kingdom and priesthood to God. AND . . . here it comes: it is this people who will reign on the earth and they alone. This means that all those that Jesus ransomed will reign. Not one sinner ransomed from the people groups of the world will fail to reign. Every person who will end up reigning  in peace and joy was ransomed by Jesus. There is no disconnect or failure from all whose sins were atoned for at the cross will fail to reign with Jesus. Jesus will not be denied a single sinner for whom he paid their ransom debt.

What is my future after this election, no matter what? This earth will one day become my home to live with my Savior forever, where never again will there be a rival to the King who was slain and lives again. Cheer up folks – the best is yet to come!