ELECTION 2008, We continue to Cast Our Fate to the Winds. Re-published from 2008.
Based on the emails that continue to be forwarded to me by my brothers and sisters in Christ; there seems to be a vast difference between the way we think!
It is an election year again. Once again the country is in emotional turmoil. The cry from the valleys to the mountains is “CHANGE”. Once again the two parties put forth their candidates. Once again the HOT issues of the day are put onto the stovetops all across our country to cook in preparation for the meal we will be fed for the next 4 years.
The issues are like water that we cannot grasp with our hands. Issues we only seem to be able to understand as we watch them boil like water in a pot. The pot is our country and the water represents our issues. Again in election 2008 as the temperature increases, the differences between us burst forth like venom.
The issues of the day are everywhere in the mouths of everyone. We need, we demand clarity in the answers from the candidates. Yet the rhetoric that comes forth from the mouths of the candidates, as always, speak to the issues so broadly that their substance is lacking.
It’s like pouring perfume on a swine. The pig still stinks; it’s just that our noses only smell the perfume. The candidate’s agenda’s sound good because they each are trying to appeal to all the issues we as diverse individuals hold dear. As these issues begin to boil in the pot of water on our stoves so do they separate us as individuals based on how those issues effect us personally.
Our points of view are different and so are the causes we support and care about. Yes we each need to vote it is both our civic duty as well as what God calls us to do. But, no matter who wins you will find that you will not be satisfied with what comes next.
The reason is simple; the control of this planet and its nations and cultures is still and always will be rooted in an ongoing struggle of GREED and POWER. It is self-evident in the struggle between nations and the struggle within nations. Democracy is a grand idea that will never work well because the stumbling block is still the darkened heart of mankind. So what are your issues…the price of gas, your home, the food you eat, your 401 K retirement future?
What about others like the poor, the homeless, the widows, the orphans, the mentally ill, the out of control youth culture, the aged who wait only to die and those in the womb who die prematurely. Or maybe for you it’s the environment, pollution, the animals, the flora and fauna…Global Warming. What about war between countries far away from us that soon may ignite a firestorm that will consume you and all your issues, that in essence you cannot do anything about…. regardless of who gets into office.
All these thoughts are swirling in circles in my mind as I drove to work one morning last week. The direction I was driving was to the East. The view was spectacular as the sky opened up before me with clouds and a rainbow of colors that the new day sun was casting as it began to come up.
As I drove into the East I watched as God painted yet another canvas before my eyes. My mind slowed down, my attitude began to change as HIS peace that passes all understanding took hold of my soul. I began to quiet down as my heart again began to beat as one with HIS and HIS Words “BE still and KNOW that I AM GOD”…filled my mind.
God said through the Palmist in Psalm 53:1…”The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” And that is exactly who the majority are that live in this country.
Whether you agree with me about what I am going to say makes absolutely no difference. Yes, there are Believers in Christ in this country but they are the few, they are the remnant, but this country is no longer a Christian Country. Our society proves beyond any doubt that God has abandoned the United States to reap the consequences of its immoral and Godless actions.
I have received countless forwarded emails from faithful believers during campaign 2008 about who and what I need to vote for unless I want to see darkness overtake this country and the world we live in. Do not all of you understand that the United States of America is NOT the hope of the world! Neither is McCain or Obama.
Jesus Christ ALONE is the HOPE of this World. God has abandoned this planet to the consequences of its SIN’S. God has also abandoned ALL NATIONS on the face of the earth including ours and the nation of Israel to the consequences of its sins.
BUT, GOD has not abandoned His Children that BELIEVE in HIM through HIS SON JESUS ! ! !
We have been living in the end times since the death and resurrection of Christ 2,000 years ago. Back then Jesus told us about both the coming judgment of people who do not know HIM as Savior and the end of the earth as we know it and the creation of a new Eternal Earth where sin is no more.
A new earth made up of every nation, tribe and tongue…All ruled by the God who created them. It will not be a democracy. It will be a Theocracy as it was originally intended to be.
When Jesus spoke it was the beginning of the end times. The difference is that we are now at the end of the end times. Look around you, read the papers, listen to the empty talking heads on the Television or Radio news or the country’s leadership in Hollywood.
Man thought he was ascending the evolutionary ladder, when in fact man has been descending on his way back to the dust God created him from since his fall in the Garden of Eden.
The election is important and we as believers are called to cast our votes for the best person to lead us. But know well that whoever becomes our next president will be the man that God intended, not the one you necessarily wanted. God is still on HIS THRONE and God is in control, He alone allows people into power to bring to pass the events He has shown us in His Pre-Written History called Prophecy.
The end of the story as I have written about before is both Bitter and Sweet. The question is whether your story will continue to be sweet or forever bitter. The first person that should be important to you is you. It all begins with you and your realizing you need a Savior who will stand with you before Almighty God and tell God that you are one of HIS ….not one of satans.
When you are saved the next focus of your attention should be your family, those you love who are not saved. Those you love that you want to be in heaven with you. Those you love will always remember you in hell, but you by the GRACE of GOD will forget them forever.
As the sun continues to rise in the Eastern sky its light begins to illuminate the road around me. To my right reaching up to the sky are multiple telephone poles with lines bearing the communications of men to each other. To me I only see a road full of Crosses. Just like the one that held the body of my Lord in Jerusalem.
Paintings throughout history depict the Crucifixion showing only three crosses with the Cross of Christ higher than the other two. His Cross was the same size as all the others. He died as a man to identify with our sins. You would not have been able to pick HIM out of the crowd of the dead that lined the road full of crosses that day.
The Bible says that Jesus is Gods Son and bears the express image of God. If you know Him you can know God. Yet God imparted His image into each of us…we are all made in the image of God. And just like Jesus each of us has a Cross to bear in this life…a cross of sin.
But if you know Jesus as Savior it is He who carries both you and your cross through this life on earth. You know the account of the Cross with Jesus in the middle between two thieves. Which thief are you, whose Cross are you nailed too, the one who turned away from the Lord or the one who turned to HIM for Salvation?
Its fall and the leaves are so colorful. The visual backdrop around the Crosses is filled with trees. They groan as much as you and I do for the redemption that is coming with Jesus when He comes again soon. The morning light dances off the few leaves that are still on the tree limbs. The wind moves them as they lift up their holy hands praying on our behalf to Almighty God that those of us that hang near death on the Crosses along the road might turn to the ONE who died for each of us so we could be saved from ourselves.
Watch the Eastern sky in the mornings and let its beauty remind you that God has given you another day to come to know HIS Son as Lord and Savior. Know that you still will not be satisfied with your life here after election 2008. You personally cannot affect the course of events coming to this country or any other country. God has written it all down and it will come to pass, both the bitter for sinners and the sweet for those who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior.
If your one of the sweet then know that you can do your part to affect change in the souls of those you love and those around you by sharing your faith and praying that those seeds take root in their hearts. The Lords promise to you as His Child is that you will either enter His presence when you die or He will come for you in the clouds at the rapture. Either way He will not abandon you.
You can look and appreciate the Eastern Sky for its beauty. Tell everyone they too can do the same. But the day is coming when the sky will go black and the only light people will be able to see on the face of the earth will be HIS SIGN in the EASTERN SKY…
…..But for them (those who do not yet know JESUS as their Savior and Lord), when they see that sign…it will be too late….Because JESUS Only Comes Back with HOLY FIRE in HIS EYES, in JUDGMENT.