The Fountain Day 311: Elections matter

As believers, I hear so many people acting as if getting involved in elections or in politics at all is not the position of the church.  But it is!!  How can it not be?

It matters to our future and the future of our children and grandchildren, etc.  The world they live in will be shaped by the leaders we elect.  In America, we have a unique system…we the people are the ones in authority…and we hire…or elect those that we decide will best represent us into government positions.  If Christians tap out of this fight, then we are doomed.  How can just leaders be chosen when those who carry Jesus inside decide to actively be disengaged?  In fact, I’ve seen several pastors recently bringing candidates into their churches to promote them to their congregations…and these are not godly candidates.  They are candidates who promote abortion at all stages and have no regard for the family unit.  How can it be that these pastors are willing to promote them, yet the real church is afraid to stand firm.  Any church leader that promotes a candidate who has zero regard for the sanctity of life, is a fraud.  They have lost sight of the God of creation. 

God of creation.

He made these babies that are being ripped apart in the womb.  Each of them was a special gift from Him that is being rejected by its mother.  The only consolation is that when those babies are cast aside on the earth, they go immediately back to their Creator and rest for eternity in His arms.  Can you even fathom the amount of missed opportunities that there have been by killing the future of millions of babies?  It’s devastating to consider. 

As I consider the evil that is operating in our government currently, I contemplate this scripture…

People may cover their hatred with pleasant words, but they’re deceiving you.  They pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them.  Their hearts are full of many evils.  While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.  Proverbs 26:24-26

I pray this over every politician with evil intent and every pastor whose heart doesn’t really belong to Jesus.  Having a title, doesn’t make you something…having Jesus in your heart does.  We must wake up and see that we’ve been deceived by too many for too long. 

It’s the winnowing season.  More will be exposed, and our responses to this matter.  We can’t blindly follow those who are leading the way to hell. 

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.  Matthew 24:24

Keep me on the narrow road, God. 

Oh Lord, forgive us.  Forgive the church for not actively standing against the evil one.  Forgive us for believing that being godly meant stepping aside and not engaging politics.  Give us wisdom now, Lord.  Teach us how to stand.  Show us the way to engage.  Lead us.  Rescue us…not only us, but our children and their children.  Lord, redeem America…One nation, under God.  We remain under Your covering.  We surrender to You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.