my thoughts after the election of 2012
Some would want to refer to President Obama and others as one of the radical world leaders.
There are some Christians that are literally distraught that Governor Romney did not get elected President.
I am not of that group. I don’t see him this way at all.
Many Christians do. And have asked me “Why would God leave the wicked in power?”
I have learned many lessons based on who God raises up and brings down.
And remember God raises up and brings down leaders…not you.
“He changes the seasons and guides history, He raises up kings and also brings them down…”
How come God did not let Romney win?
How come Romney’s moral stand is better than Obama’s and God did not want Romney in?
I think the Bible answers this question, whether we are speaking about Fidel Castro of Cuba, or it’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Kim Jong of North Korea, Muammar al-Qaddafi of Libya, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela or Hu Jintao of China….and some are thinking that Barak Obama should be in this list. I disagree.
I not only don’t think that.
I don’t even think that these men are the worst thing for Christianity in all of these other nations.
Some of you are thinking I have lost my mind.
Why would God leave the Philistines in power when so many times Israel had them in their grasp and could have annihilated them and pulled them out from their power position?
There is a reason that God left the Philistines in power in their region.
God needed David alive.
To save David….even if it was only for one time.
The Philistines were part of the saga of David’s fugitive lifestyle while being hunted by Saul and God used the wicked for His purposes
Some how we have this thought that if someone becomes President that we vehemently disagree with or oppose that Christianity is doomed and it’s values. We feel like God does not know what to do about His church.
I am telling you that it does not matter who is in office, the wicked are God’s puppets that do His bidding and His will.
I am in no way saying President Obama is wicked or on the level of other radical leaders of the world. I am saying that many of President Obama’s decisions are anti Christian and have violated the clear Word of God. However, does that mean doom for Christianity….absolutely not….in fact, historically speaking, it strengthens the church.
*Let me explain the David story in detail….
When we think of the Philistines we usually think of one big guy, Goliath. But there is more to them and their part in the story of God.
Remember, God is ruler of all the planet. There is not a leader , nor a group of people that God does not have rulership over.
Here is my question….
Why would God keep in power an ungodly, idolatrous, anti Jew nation like the Philistines when He could have them destroyed?
Because God has a plan and God can use anyone in His plan.
Here is the story I am referring to.
I Samuel 23:27
27 But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid on the land.”
God is amazing and orchestrates all events on our behalf
Saul and his men were surrounding David and getting ready to seize him….
And then Saul’s cell phone rings:
“Hurry and come for The Philistines have made a raid on the land”
And instead of David being caught , God used the Philistines wickedness to do His bidding and to save His servant.
All of His rescues can even be through the greed, pride and evil of wicked people and nations.
God can even use Iran to accomplish whatever He wants to do in the Middle East.
The Philistines coming into Israel was done because of sin. What sin? Their greed for more power. Their anti-Semitism. Their thirst for control. Their pride that they are powerful. Their lust to rape the women.
Think of all the sins that went in to their raid on Israel. But their sin was David’s rescue that God orchestrated
26 Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain; and David was hurrying to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men were surrounding David and his men to seize them. 27 But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid on the land.” 28 So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Escape. 29 David went up from there and stayed in the strongholds of Engedi.
Also, think of the early church. The first century government was the worst and the most antagonistic government against Christianity in the history of the modern world and yet Christianity grew, stayed on fire BUT CHRISTIANS DIED. We want red hot Christianity in America and in our cities BUT WITHOUT THE DYING PART. I am of the school that believes that there can be danger to the Christian that thinks that a Christian president is the answer to the moral fibre of our nation.
Nothing could be further from the truth. See what happened when Church History switched from the persecuting emperors to a self proclaimed Christian emperor named Constantine. The life of the church waned under him but flourished under the persecution of the preceding emperors.
Don’t live under this fog that a Christian in leadership or a moral man in the oval office is ALL that the church needs to get back on track.
I know this is not popular but many times it’s the persecuting leader that gets the church back on track. I’m not this guy that loves pain but I do love God and His church.
I am not going to and will never let an election determine my future and my attitudes.
Barak Obama is my president. I am a Christian. And since I am a Christian I will pray for my President. It’s not hard. Think of the Scriptures that exhort us to do that in I Timothy 2:1-2 and think of who was in power at that time. This was not some Christian man who was supporting the church. Nero was the emperor and was one of the worst persecutors of the early christians and we are told to pay him taxes in Romans 13 and pray for him in I Tim 2. Come on Christians, think…the church flourished no matter who was in office.
Let me also let you muse over another thought. I was amazed how many Christians knew prior to this election how diabolical and cultish Mormonism is but decided it’s okay for this election. Even reputable ministries that I love and respect pulled it off their website cult watch. Here is my question: let’s assume that President Obama is ungodly in your mind……
Here is my question
WHO IS MORE DANGEROUS, THE UNGODLY OR THE CULT?
In my mind, hands down, the cult. I would much rather deal with someone who’s clear unbiblical stand is seen then to have Jesus and God talk all under the pretense of a cult. Half truths about the Person of Jesus, the resurrection, the Trinity
, the inspired Word of God alone, is all rejected by Mormons but we were willing to make concessions in this election. I think that there could be more danger in a Mormon than the ungodly if you think Obama is ungodly. We are horrified that he covered a cross when he spoke at an event, and that he celebrated Ramadan instead of Christmas. But no one seems to be offended that Mormons believe….
- God came from another planet
- God is a man with a body of flesh and bones
- There is a mother goddess
- God and his goddess wife are married
- You can become gods
Honestly, I could deal with same sex marriage stand, no Christmas, covering the cross, and anti Christian rather then cultish thoughts about God and Jesus.
I will repeat it again.
Barak Obama is my President.
I am a Christian.
I will pray every day for my President because I am a Christian…..not a Republican, not a Democrat, not an ethnic + American person (Italian American for me)
When it’s all said and done, a story of Lincoln and a pastor always come to mind.
When a pious minister told Lincoln he “hoped the Lord is on our side,” the president responded, “I am not at all concerned about that…. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord’s side.”