II Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
I’m seeing something very discouraging happening around me and throughout the United States of America. We have a rather heated and emotional situation unfolding in the race for the presidency. However, I’m not here today to talk politics. I’m not here to compare candidates, party platforms, who did, said, is… whatever. I’m here to talk about God. I’m here to talk about faith or lack of.
Throughout this campaign cycle, I have seen many things that have really made me evaluate the state of this country, its citizenry and the direction we are heading. Recent events have drawn my attention and focus from the presumptive candidates to the constituency. Namely, the professed men and women of christian faith.
There are a great many people of faith, people I held in esteem and believed to be of strong conviction and integrity, that I would like to address. This can also be applied to christian men and women, who, not in the public limelight but are members of the body of Christ and witnesses to those within their sphere of influence.
I have been witnessing men and women, public figures and average everyday Joes, like you and me, Christians, willing to dump, concede, sacrifice, or modify their beliefs and integrity of late and quite frankly, shame on you. Since when has our security, our identity, our sense of worth rested so firmly in a person or elected office that we would be willing to compromise our beliefs and ethics to try to insure that person A is or is not elected. When I see men, very public figures, stating that they would be willing to circumnavigate or alter the rules, dump their integrity, just because they didn’t like the outcome or to prevent an alternate outcome, I’m utterly flabbergasted!
Joshua 24:15 (NKJV) And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
“The ends justify the means.” No they most assuredly do not! If you are a principled man or woman of faith, then stand on that faith! Your faith and hope should not be wrapped up in any man, woman or child, nor should it rest in the hopes of candidate A or B, so long as it isn’t C. Your faith and hope should reside squarely and firmly in Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. Your faith in Him should carry you unshaken and unafraid, regardless of who is or isn’t elected to this office or that. Your faith should drive you courageously in conviction and integrity to stand for what is right and good and fair regardless of the outcome. If you believe in God’s sovereignty, then you know He has a plan, whether we know it or understand it and that His plan is the right and best plan.
So stand firmly in that knowledge, do not waver, do not fear, put not your faith in men, but in the Lord where it belongs. Walk uprightly, with integrity and unwavering conviction. God will produce the outcome He chooses, despite what you or I think. In the meantime, stay the course, seek God, walk His path with confidence knowing He is directing your steps. Do not compromise, regardless of the outcome. The end does not justify the means! God Bless you all and may God Bless these United States of America.
Philippians 2:10,11 (NKJV) that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,