But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. Luke 10:33 Continue reading
Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. Matt 22:29 Continue reading
9/11 has rolled around again. It’s been 14 years since terrorist hijacked and flew commercial airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
It was a terrible day in American history. Continue reading
The apostle Paul lived in pagan times. The ruling government was Rome. The emperor often thought of himself as a god.
Idol worship was prevalent. And it wasn’t long before Jews were exiled from Rome and Christian’s were persecuted.
It was the worst of times.
And yet the Apostle wrote this to the church at Rome;
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Rom 13:1-3
I try not to get political in the pulpit or on social media. For me, politics will never save anyone. You cannot legislate morality or salvation.
Do I agree with everything the President does? I have never agreed with everything any president has done and I’ve been voting since 1976.
Even president’s that made a claim of being Christian did things I did not agree with.
The Bible makes it clear the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
I believe we often get what we deserve. Sometimes we get a good, decent, God-fearing ruler and sometimes we get a disgrace.
Most of the time we get someone who will just go with the status-quo of the Washington political scene.
Should you vote? Yes!
Should you protest wrongs done by governing officials? Absolutely!
Should you continually bad mouth, rundown, and curse governing officials? Absolutely not!
You curse that which God has ordained.
So what should your response be to a president that does what is wrong, immoral, or unconstitutional?
Voice your protest if you wish too – you have that right in the USA!
I once wrote President Carter a letter over something he said which I thought was inappropriate for a born-again Christian. Did I rebuke him? Yes, in a pleasant way for his reclamation.
It’s okay to write, protest, and even rebuke.
But pray for the president!
Pray for the Congress and Senate.
Pray for the Justice’s.
Pray! It does change things!
Abba, I pray for President Obama today. Though I may never talk to him, I pray that someone that is Spirit-filled will be able to speak with him and his family about You. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN
It is obvious that the United States of America has enemies; enemies that are bent on destroying us.
They live in nations around us; they live in the nation with us.
I find it ironic that, while living in the USA, they enjoy the freedoms afforded everyone. They enjoy the goods and services that we all enjoy. Continue reading