Wednesday, November 05, 2008

America You Have Your Savior – Now What?

America has spoken, as a whole, and they have said their savior is Barak Obama and the Government. As I watched the election results come in it was obvious that America can be bought. All a politician has to do is to whisper sweet nothings in the ears of the American people and offer them free stuff and they will clamber to the voting booth to sell their soul. It was simply that Obama offered more free things to the voters than McCain and the result was a victory for government subsidized (translated redistribution of wealth) handouts.

What do believers do now? Well first we need to pray for the new leaders, all of them no matter their party, as the word of God calls us to in 1 Tim 2:1-4. We need to pray for the salvation of Barak Obama and that he will be the new person (2 Cor 5:17) that only God can make. Paul was a leader that persecuted Christians and he was radically changed, God can do the same for Barak Obama and those that are leading with him.

Next we need to regain a grounding in the word of God rather than everything but the word of God. We need to see His word as not only true but sufficient. I would pray that when the next election comes around we are not arguing over what parts of scripture we can ignore, or reinterpret, so as to get “our guy” in but are so grounded in scripture that when a candidate whispers sweet nothings in our ears (2 Tim 4:3-4), and it is in large part nothing, we do not fall all over ourselves to jump on their band wagon. But that we would instead weigh all things by the never changing, and I mean never changing, word of God and leave that as the final arbiter of what we believe and do.

This needs to start now and it requires a return to God’s law and not man’s. It requires a determination to stand firm in the word of God no matter the consequences. It will be difficult but nothing of great value is gained by taking the easy road. The Puritans faced a stiff challenge and suffered greatly but they were so firmly grounded in God’s word that they knew they could do not other.

I have mentioned this before, but I have been reading Kevin Swanson’s new book The Second Mayflower and it speaks to times such as this. I am hoping to get a review of the book done by next week but if you want to read a truly prophetic book with all that has happened in the last few months pick this book up. It will be uncomfortable for many but that is what we need, to be uncomfortable. For me and far too many others we have become comfortable and as the pilgrims we are called to be in this world comfort is not our calling. Let us seek to follow the only true savior and to do so by His revealed word.

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