Hi friends! As I write, the election is still a day away, though this will post the day following US elections. But it seems like a great time to consider what happens the day after!
For months leading up to Israeli and American elections, we have focused on what’s going on in our world, how we got here, and what we do now. As believers in America, we have upped the ante by urging Christians to rise up and live out their faith in the public square, and even at the ballot box. Have we been successful? Unless we define “success,” we don’t know!
One measure of success might be voting officials into office who will stand for Biblical values and principles. Or it could be defeating horrible propositions that would legalize abortion in some states. We will know the measure of that success soon, and I pray we have met the standard of success.
However, success is also measured in a much different way. As followers of Jesus Christ, our mission should be to be about the Father’s business, and to leave everything outside our control firmly in His hands. Ok, someone is going to say, “We should leave everything in His hands…even what IS in our control.” I agree. But the point is that He calls us to action. He has entrusted us with ability to change the course of certain things, so we should do everything in our power to do so. Beyond that, however, He is God and can do whatever He wills, including overriding our ability to change things!
So, apply that to this election. We were right to have given it everything we’ve got in order to change the leadership of our Congress, statehouses and local officials. Indeed, to rise up as the body of Christ in attempts to protect the lives of the unborn, protect our children from sensual brainwashing, protect our young people from the deluge of drugs coming across our border, protect religious freedom, and stand up for law and order has been well worth the effort.
But what about the day after? Are we ready to take up the mantle that will be required of us to either continue fighting the battle, or to step up and take responsibility that only the Christian community and other moral people can fulfill? If we fight to protect unborn babies, who is going to adopt them after birth mothers choose to give them life instead of death? Who is going to create and advance Bible-based programs to help mend the damage done to childrens’ minds who have been told they can be any gender they want to be? Who will lead the efforts to advance religious freedom and spark revival in our land?
The work is not done. Indeed, it is just beginning!
But, let’s ask the question again and apply it to another day. “What about the day after?”
A day is coming when millions of people will face “the day after.” What happens the day after Jesus appears in the clouds to snatch believers away?
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.~1 Corinthians 15:51-52
That is a “day after” you do not want to experience, because what follows is the tribulation. Our world seems chaotic right now, and for those who live in places such as Ukraine, it seems unbearably horrific. But, today’s world doesn’t hold a candle to the destruction and devastation that will plague the world for seven unbearable years, during which Satan will rule and wreak havoc.
Dear friend, you do not have to go through that. Though we tend to look to politicians to “save us” from all the ails us in America today, they can’t do it. Neither can anyone on earth save us from the wrath that is to come.
But there is one “unearthly” Savior who, indeed, will save us from that wrath. He is the Son of God, Jesus our Savior.
10 …wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.~1 Thessalonians 1:10
Our peace and our salvation are found, not in this world and not in any earthly leader, but in Jesus Christ! Trust Him today…so you don’t have to face “the day after.”