Forget Republican/Democrat…King Jesus Still Sits on the Throne!

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote…that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
~ Samuel Adams, Founding Father, United States of America

How I praise God for His great blessing upon America.  In many countries around the world, citizens cannot elect their own leaders, but are forced to live in the tyranny of evil dictators.  We are greatly blessed, but are most definitely accountable to God in how we vote and how we govern.  I hope you fulfilled your God-given privilege of voting.

Having said that, the election is now over.  Citizens across our great nation have spoken via their vote, and our elected leaders now have the sobering responsibility to govern in a way pleasing to the Lord.  It is our responsibility to pray for them.

Whether our favored candidates won or lost, our hope is not in a Congressman, a Governor or any other elected official.  Our hope is the Blessed Hope…and our “voting district” is ultimately our heavenly home.  Democrats and Republicans may battle over earthy power, but King Jesus still reigns overall!  Therefore, we can say, “It is well with my soul!”

(Recorded at the Tower of David, where King David himself also bowed to our Lord in worship.)

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.”
~ Proverbs 21:1

Why Vote? Because it is Our God-Given Privilege!

Image result for vote Biblically“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote…that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” ~ Samuel Adams, Founding Father, United States of America

Today is election day, and arguably one of the most important in our lifetimes.  It is absolutely critical for those of us who call Jesus our Lord and Savior to vote!  Not only is it our right as American citizens, but our privilege as Christians to VOTE BIBLICALLY!

We have all heard (and are fed up with) the political ads telling us how terrible the other party’s candidates are.  Regardless of which political party you espouse, I pray you will ignore the messages proclaimed by political ads and ask yourself, “What does the Bible have to say about the issues of our day?”

We need moral absolutes.  We need appropriate law and order.  We need sound, Biblical fiscal responsibility.  Our religious freedoms must be preserved.  Those are Biblical principles.

If you have already voted, good for you!  If you have not voted, please take your civic responsibility seriously.  I believe God has given us (believers) a very short window of opportunity to rise up and prepare for the soon return of our Lord Jesus.  We must be about the Father’s business, including fulfilling our God-given privilege to vote Biblically.

Please pray…then go vote!

Netanyahu and Other Israeli Leaders Congratulate Trump

President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region. I am confident President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the alliance between our two countries and bring it to greater heights. The ironclad bond between the U.S. and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests, and driven by a shared destiny.
~Benjamin Netanyahu

Led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, several Israeli leaders congratulated Donald Trump on his American presidential election victory, and expressed hope in strengthening the relationship between Israel and America.  Let’s pray that is the case!  Here are the Prime Minister’s remarks:

In addition to Netanyahu, congratulatory remarks were received from Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and many other officials.

Another notable world leader, Russian President Vladimir Putin, sent a congratulatory telegram to Donald Trump and indicated Russia is ready to restore relations with the US.  I suspect Putin is testing the waters to see if Trump will be as absent in leadership as the current administration.  How the US deals with Russia will be very important in coming months.

Finally, here at home both Hillary Clinton and President Obama offered encouraging words in their congratulatory speeches to Donald Trump.  Hillary Clinton implored everyone to have an open mind and give Trump an opportunity to lead, while Obama expressed the need for us all to be Americans first and work together for the good of the country.  Even some Republicans who distanced themselves from Trump prior to the election are showing signs of desiring that everyone works toward the same goal.

It’s the honeymoon phase following a very contentious election season.  However, I want to hold out hope that the Lord will move and shake among His followers, and that the impact will be felt in our nation, our states, our cities and our homes.  Whether it is simply relief that the election is finally over, or there truly is a spirit of reconciliation, let’s pray that this trend continues.

Let’s pray, also, that America will strengthen its relationship with Israel.  One day, Israel will stand all alone.  Let’s not have that happen on our watch!