This week here in the United States we held our presidential election.
If you paid attention to the results of the election then the following trends can be seen:
– Half the people want the government to take care of them; the other half want the government to leave them alone.
– Half the people want the government to legalize homosexual marriage; the other half want the government to stay out of legislating immoral, sinful behavior.
– Half the people want to be able to kill unborn babies as a matter of personal choice or convenience; the other half believes killing is wrong.
And so on.
Clearly, the United States is no longer united; we are now the Divided States of America.
But this is not just an American issue.
The world as a whole is heading down a road that is morally and spiritually bankrupt.
Personal responsibility is not popular; therefore, spiritual and moral responsibility is equally distasteful.
The popular worldview is the attitude of, “Do whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want.”
So it looks like the “let me do whatever I want to do” group has a slight majority over the rest.
BUT HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS…
The election results also show us that:
– Half the people DO agree that our country is going in the wrong direction.
– Half the people DO believe in Biblical, moral, ethical, spiritual and family values.
– Half the people DO want to take personal responsibility for their lives and DO NOT want the government to take care of them.
So… Don’t give up. Don’t be depressed. Don’t be frustrated. Don’t be swept away by the tide of negative pessimism about your future. The Bible says that “in *every* nation *anyone* who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to Him” (Acts 10:35).
So this isn’t just about the United States – it’s about you and your nation, wherever you live in the world.
In every nation (no matter how wicked it may be overall) God will preserve a remnant of those with the courage to speak the truth and do the right thing.
Will we keep standing for what is right, or throw up our hands in despair?
Now is the times for us to love, support, pray for, and encourage one another as members of the Holy Nation of God’s Called-Out People.
Love God, love your neighbor, and let your light shine – now, more than ever!
And be spiritually, moral, and financially responsible with your personal liberties by not taking freedom for granted.
Your fate does not depend upon how the slim majority votes, or how the elected leadership chooses to rule.
Remember: “the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses” (Dan. 4:25).
You see, I’ve read all the way to the end of the Book, and I’ve got to tell you… All this is just temporary anyway.
Jesus MUST increase (Jn. 3:30); therefore, He WILL increase, and He IS increasing. He can’t be stopped.
Yes, the last days are going to be a trying time; but the Lord is preparing you for such a time as this.
Wake up and take responsibility for building a real relationship with Jesus; spend time with Him and get into His Word.
You can keep in touch with the news and be aware of what is going on, but don’t be consumed by it (there is a difference).
Remember: Jesus came to fulfill something much larger than any nation on this earth, and everything is working to fulfill this prophecy whether we can see it or not!
Eventually, Christ will inherit the nations of the earth (including the United States); and when He does, He is going to make a few changes.
Be ready. Until then, let’s continue to pray for His Will and His Kingdom – not from desperate fear and frustration, but from confident hope and expectation.
Taken from an email received from Chip Brogden