Post Election 2016 Thoughts…

Now I’ll make my “post-election” statement because I’ve gotten a little bit of flak about posting the pic of Donald Trump and Mike Pence with God’s Hands extending to them from above with their heads bowed, praying, and my post about let’s pray for them,etc!

I was not very vocal at all during the race, not that I wasn’t as passionate as many about the seriousness of this election, but because my ultimate hope is NOT in the USA, the government, or man’s ability to bring lasting hope and peace to the situation! I also felt, from an ambassadorial position and a father to churches and sons and daughters, to not make politics an issue of God’s grace and love from a kingdom mindset as to divide people!

I also do not believe God is either a Republican or Democrat or chooses sides because I think I’m right! He didn’t come to pick sides, He comes to “take over”, just as Joshua found out in Josh. 5:13-15- And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?” So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?” Then the Commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.

I am not a “religious zealot” that crusades for every radical issue, conspiracy theory, and gets mad and pouts every time some social issue doesn’t go my way! I have enough battles to face in my own right, that I sure don’t have time to tackle every issue that comes up. But I’m also not weak or timid when it comes to the Word of the Lord or what Father is presently saying through the Holy Spirit to any situation that He brings as “present truth” to address!

In fact, quite the opposite, I’ve been saying to pastors and churches for years, “When are you going to get over your fear of the IRS and them taking away your tax exemption, and start obeying the word of God”! I found many who wouldn’t move till they checked the IRS Code, when they should’ve been checking whats in the book, and doing His will!! 🙂

Then, Donald Trump comes along and chides the leading pastors and leaders of our nation for being “weak” and not being bold to speak the gospel! Loved it!!! Some of my minister friends on face book who I believe fear ‘man more than God’ or don’t want to offend anyone were saying, “Well, God is in control, it doesn’t really matter who the president is because we know who the king is, everything’s bad and biased,and its all over for America anyway.” Wow, what a cop-out! So, here’s my stance:

I place very little hope in the institutions or systems of men because I do not believe that they can save or deliver us! I do not put my trust in Man or even in the goodness of men, because we cannot legislate morality or righteousness. It’s only that which has been instilled in the heart of man by The Spirit of God and His word that will truly change men and transform us into a new creation! My only real hope is in Jesus Christ our Lord and the reality of “Christ in You, the saints, which is the hope of glory” in the earth!

And I do believe in my heart that God has His hand on America and that He has raised up President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence to “confound the wisdom of this world”. I do not exalt their humanity, neither do I judge them on their past, or put America on the same plane as the kingdom of God! I simply believe that when God’s people pray for righteousness and justice and that evil intent and global disaster to threaten harm to the people be judged, that He will heal our land and hear our prayer.

I. Co. 1:27-29- But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised has God chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.

And finally, here’s my real hope of what God is doing today:

Isa. 9:6,7- For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

God bless you all,

JB

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