Friday, November 7, 2008

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Christians Must Pray For Those In Authority

The 2012 Presidential election has come to an end; Obama has won. It is now up to all Christians to pray even more for all in positions of authority. Since Jesus Christ is not a candidate, it is our duty to vote for those we believe will be more likely to support the morals and principles of God. Once we have done so, the outcome is then in the hands of the Lord. Though we may disagree, even vehemently, with the policies of the person in authority; it is not for us to question the will of God. His ways are higher than ours. He will use that person to accomplish His will. (Prov. 21: 1) “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.”

When those in authority seem to do all they can to replace God’s ways with secular humanist ways, our prayers are that much more urgently needed and necessary. Our nation will reap the consequences of our lawless and unrighteous ways. God will not be mocked. Therefore, our prayers should be that the Lord may bring situations and peoples into their lives that would turn the heart of each person in authority towards the Lord, that they would not be stubborn and rebellious in the sight of the Lord.

It is written:
(Romans 13:1, 2) “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:”
(I Tim 2: 1 – 6) “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made 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. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

I caution each of us as Christians, that the future of freedom in our nation is directly dependent upon our obedience to the one true and living God. The more we ignore God as a nation, the more we bring condemnation upon ourselves and destruction to our nation as a free country. (II Cor. 3: 17) “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” The more we accept ungodly morals and principles into our personal lives and our entire culture, the more we turn our backs on God. What we sow, we will reap. We live in the end times. Time is growing short; today is the day of salvation. Pray for others, including our president and others in positions of authority that all will come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ before it is too late.

Salvation is offered to all, but not all will receive it. Is it not written? (Romans 10: 8 – 13)”But what saith it (the righteousness of faith)? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which I preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall
not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

I bring to our remembrance that when Moses was given every opportunity to obey the word of the Lord, given through Moses, he continued to stand firm in the arrogance of his own opinion, exalting it over the word of God. In doing so, he brought the wrath of God, not only upon himself, but also upon his entire nation. Israel was given every opportunity to turn back to God, but being a rebellious people, they too brought destruction to their nation and the peoples were disbursed into foreign lands. God’s promises and covenant with the Jews as being His people still stands, for God does not go back on His promises. However, history has taught that any nation turning its back on God, including our own nation, will reap destruction. How is it that we have become so blind that we can not see that the elements of our destruction have come about, not from foreign powers, but by the seeds of destruction planted by our own hands from within?

Christians, we must stand in the gap and intercede for our President that he may turn his heart to the Lord; that he would have the wisdom to know what is right and the courage to do it, standing firm on the word of God that he might not be deceived. Our refusal to do so places a significant portion of blame for our demise squarely upon our own shoulders. We can not continue to be apathetic, but must arise and take a stand to be true soldiers in the army of the Lord.

It is written:
II Cor. 10: 4 – 6
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience; when your obedience is fulfilled.”

It is written:
II Chronicles 7: 14
“If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Ginger Rahn


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